Originally Posted by Mach.80 to 8Kts
I love reading this thread. The irony of this whole thread is in the background.
My dear Yankee friends, how's that Cuba embargo working out for you? Stopping the spread of communism? You sure stuck it to them after the failure of the Bay of Pigs. Meanwhile the rest of the world enjoys Cuba and her culture.
At least Obama see the absurdity of the Jessie Helms bill.
I'm off to Havana Friday. I'm going to enjoy a nice Cuban cigar and some rum
before the Yanks come in and open a Starbucks and Jack in the box on every corner.
I'm a Canadian Brit, hold both passports and worked & vacationed in Cuba over a span of many years and helped setup a joint Canadian & Cuban Engineering company. Never did understand the Helms/Burton Bill, never hurt the Cubans in my opinion, but caused much inconvenience for Americans. My wife is American and can't go to Cuba which restricts passage
out of Florida
where we live. I for one do not want to see Americans there, compared to the USVI it is crime free and more economical for visitors. Before Castro Havana was sin city on steroids. Who would want that back? Helms and Co made threats of kidnapping people like me off the streets of Toronto to stand trial as war criminals? Shows the mentality and the culture of those that believe they are harming Cuba.
in Cuba, flight, hotel
and liquor for the cost of just an air ticket to Florida
Many Cubans in Miami
believe that after Castro they will go home and resume their old ways.
In my experience most Americans couldn't care less about Cuba and the odd anticommunist that that voices an opinion mumbles about Castro being involved in the Kennedy affair.
If you can, go to Cuba, its the best Caribbean deal around and for North Americans the closest.