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    U.N. vote on U.S. trade embargo with Cuba

    191 nations voted to condemn the U.S.'s trade embargo with Cuba.

    Why do they care so much? Why do they think it important enough to justify a U.N. resolution?

    The U.S. isn't blocking anyone else from trading with Cuba. If those 191 nations are so interested in Cuba trade they can do it themselves. No one is stopping them. More markets for them. When the U.S. gets their foot in the door, that will take opportunities away from those other countries who think trade with Cuba is so important.
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    I thought there's no more embargo, relations restored and all that???

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I thought there's no more embargo, relations restored and all that???
    There's still an embargo.

    But there's no blockade. Nothing to stop all the rest of those countries from trading with Cuba. Why all the outrage over the U.S. not trading with them? To me this is a MYOB thing.

    I understand outrage over the Israel blocking Palestinians from trading with others. The U.S. isn't blocking anything. If all those other people are so interested in Cuba, they can interact with Cuba.

    Instead they vote to condemn the U.S. for not selling more stuff to Cubans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I thought there's no more embargo, relations restored and all that???
    Obama did his surprise announcement and took his credit, but it didn't change much. Too much he can't do without a cooperative Congress.
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    Why is the Leadership of our nation leaving it up to the UN to decide who we can or can not trade with?

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    For the life of me, I do not understand why we keep paying such a disproportionate amount of the UN finances or why we let them use prime NYC real estate. As a humanitarian organization the UN may have some value, but as a world political organization it is worthless. Accordingly, why don't we just tell it to move to Geneva and we will contribute the same as other members. Only Israel supported us. If the UN wants our money and use of our real estate, then it had damn well better show us more support. We don't need them tell us with whom we may or may not trade, it ain't none of their damn business-so shut the f--k up or get the hell out. We are definitely not getting any value for the money spent on those fools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    191 nations voted to condemn the U.S.'s trade embargo with Cuba.

    Why do they care so much? Why do they think it important enough to justify a U.N. resolution?

    The U.S. isn't blocking anyone else from trading with Cuba. If those 191 nations are so interested in Cuba trade they can do it themselves. No one is stopping them. More markets for them. When the U.S. gets their foot in the door, that will take opportunities away from those other countries who think trade with Cuba is so important.
    No one wants us to be the World Police, but everyone expects us to be the World Sugar Daddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B04 View Post
    No one wants us to be the World Police, but everyone expects us to be the World Sugar Daddy.
    Great point.

    Just as the Taliban now want us to rush in and help them in the earthquake stricken areas of Afghanistan/Pakistan.

    When we are almost done helping them, they will probably kidnap some aid workers, and, either hold them hostage or kill them for Allah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    For the life of me, I do not understand why we keep paying such a disproportionate amount of the UN finances or why we let them use prime NYC real estate. As a humanitarian organization the UN may have some value, but as a world political organization it is worthless. Accordingly, why don't we just tell it to move to Geneva and we will contribute the same as other members. Only Israel supported us. If the UN wants our money and use of our real estate, then it had damn well better show us more support. We don't need them tell us with whom we may or may not trade, it ain't none of their damn business-so shut the f--k up or get the hell out. We are definitely not getting any value for the money spent on those fools.
    Well, they made it worthless by giving mostly all the powers to a handful of countries. THe entire veto power basically makes it useless.

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    The United Nations was actually incredibly successful for it's original intended purpose: To keep the West and the East out of World War III.

    That has all changed now, and, the UN is woefully ineffecient at actually policing areas, enforcing international law, or, even AGREEING on international law, or it's enforcement.

    The body does do a fairly decent job of providing contacts and organizational frame work for quick emergency efforts, all across the globe.

    As a Body of Law, however, the United Nations is less than a debate society.....

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