Re: Cuba

Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Tue, 17 Mar 1998 11:45:23 +1000 (GMT+1000)

On Mon, 16 Mar 1998 wrote:

> I find myself drawn to enter a discussion thread I am sure has left it's
> pertinence to this list behind. The politics of cultural arguments are
> IMHO not resolvable. I have visited Cuba twice so on my observations
> Cuba is desperatly poor but uniformly poor, as opposed to before the
> revolution when there was rich, middle class and poor. The people I
> spoke with do not hate Castro per se, but then much of their opinions
> are heavily inluenced by official news. The ones I spoke with blame the
> US embargo for their economic woes but other than tourists and rock
> lobster the US has little they need from Cuba and Cuba trades with the
> rest of the world. As to nuclear weapons targeted on Cuba, this was my
> trigger to respond, take a breath and think. What would the US target

I don't know, what did (do?) they target in the USSR, Eastern europe and
china? Why not La Habana?

> and how would they explain the fallout to the powerful independant
> territory of the Conk (Florida Keys) or Jamaica, Caymans, etc.?

I think that the US has shown enough times that they don't give a fuck
about what a bunch of centroamericans think. What would they have said to
western europe had they bombed the east?
My main point is, do you positively know that Cuba wasn't targeted, or are
you just guessing like me?