Sunday, 20 March 2016

Obama Meets Castro

Barack Obama has become the first US president in 88 years to visit Cuba as Air Force One touches down in Havana.
The visit is part of a normalising of relations after decades of animosity between the Cold War foes and Mr Obama will hold talks with Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on Monday but some critics are saying that the trip is premature and that human rights issues need to be addressed.
Although i am sure that Raul Castro will bring up America's many Human Rights abuses, it is expected the Cubans will be more willing to overlook them at such a fragile time in the new relationship.

4 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

Cubans will overlook a lot to get out from under the oppression of the Castro's and the imposed poverty and the loss of most human rights.

To compare Cuban rights a use to US rights abuse is bullshit. In the USA if you want out we are glad to let you go. The freaking Cubans can't even leave - else Castro would be living in a deserted island with nobody to oppress.

Falling on a bruise said...

Let's count how many times in the past 50 years Cuba has invaded other countries, how many leaders it has violently removed, how many countries has it interfered with the ruling Government, how many civilians it has killed, how many rendition and torture sites it has, how many prisoners it holds with no charge, how many prisoners it has executed and what percentage of its population are imprisoned.
Know let's count Americas...

Keep Life Simple said...

Blah blah what does that have to do with government type and individual freedom within their nation. And we invaded countries that would not let us pursue terrorists that were based in their nations. You are right we should have treated the combatants out of uniform as spies and shot them on the spot. Probably not too late... And the Cubans are so damn poor they can't afford enough bullets to invade anybody they need all their bullets to repress their beloved citizens.

Falling on a bruise said...

So you're not going to count the human rights abuses then? Just going to ignore that? Probably wise, you won't come out it looking very good. Move on, nothing to see here!