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27 July 2021 08:07
 
MARTIN_UK - 27 July 2021 01:17 AM
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MARTIN_UK - 22 July 2021 12:55 AM

I don’t have a stake in this, but similar questions go through my head regularly. Maybe the US is just a little butt-hurt?

This seems to be the case on some level, otherwise why would we have acted as we have for so long? Being a few miles away, maybe you can fill in a gap or two for me. Living in the U.S., I’m too close to the forest to see the trees, so to speak. Any thoughts, Martin?

I know there are many nuances that I’m unaware of, so my view as an outsider is just that, but it is the view seen by some of us not fully informed and from a distance.
I think there has been tit for tat for many decades now, the US flexing their muscles and Cuba calling on their Mother to come and help, probably a natural reaction in the circumstances they were in at the time.
Then we have years of embargo from one side and espionage on both sides which could only sour relations further.
But now I struggle to see the point in carrying this on further, unless of course there are nuances to this story I am missing, which I expect is the case.
What do you think?

As weird said, one nuance is the Cuban-American population in southern Florida. They are a political force and are against any lowering of pressure on the Cuban regime. Any president hoping to win Florida has to keep them in mind.

 
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27 July 2021 08:59
 

EN, were you aware of it back when it happened? I wonder how many kids our age were told about it. I’m guessing you were told about it, but I wouldn’t bet money on it.

 
 
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nonverbal - 27 July 2021 08:59 AM

EN, were you aware of it back when it happened? I wonder how many kids our age were told about it. I’m guessing you were told about it, but I wouldn’t bet money on it.

I was generally aware of the Cuba situation, but not in detail. My dad kept up with things.

 
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27 July 2021 12:21
 

I’d also add, that Cuba and the US have both served as each other’s boogey-man.  The Cuban government seemed willing to a softening of the relationship, but talks had to start in secret and only after Fidel was out of the picture.  Cuba has long participated in a high-tension relationship that served the political purposes of both sides.

 
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EN - 27 July 2021 10:31 AM
nonverbal - 27 July 2021 08:59 AM

EN, were you aware of it back when it happened? I wonder how many kids our age were told about it. I’m guessing you were told about it, but I wouldn’t bet money on it.

I was generally aware of the Cuba situation, but not in detail. My dad kept up with things.

Mine was a Federal agent at the time.

 
 
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