The Problem with Obama's Cuba Speech
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014
The Problem with Obama's Cuba Speech
Obama Intends to Lift Several Restrictions Against Cuba on His Own
The US – not Cuba – comes in from the cold
Who's afraid of Cuba? Almost nobody anymore.
The ill-fated schemes to upend Castro
US congressional leaders vow to block Cuba embassy and ambassador
Opponents of Obama initiatives threaten to curtail funding as 2016 presidential aspirants stake out their embargo positions
Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
Obama has power to further weaken Cuba sanctions
US Was at Odds With World Over Cuba Policy
U.S. spy freed by Cuba was longtime asset
The American Spy Traded in the U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Breakthrough
If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran
America's Cuba policy has long been an open joke in international circles. Seldom has a country pursued such a futile policy for so long while clearly recognizing its senselessness. It's probably the foremost example of how American domestic politics can take its foreign policy hostage, leaving everyone a loser.
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Russia warns US over sanctions bill
West's sanctions on Russia bite, but backlash could hurt
As Vladimir Putin tries to gloss over his country's economic problems, ordinary Russians are starting to feel the double whammy of falling oil prices and sanctions. But has the West bitten off more than it can chew?
China Prepares To Bailout Russia
Russia signs deals with China to help weather sanctions
Western Nations Want to Chain 'the Russian Bear' - Putin
Stakes are high as US plays the oil card against Iran and Russia
Washington is trying to drive down prices by flooding the market with crude but risks collateral damage to its own shale industry
Ruble Takedown Exposes Cracks in Putin's Defense
What Putin is not telling us
The perfect storm evolves in two fronts; an overt economic war – as in siege by sanctions - and a concerted, covert, shadow attack to the heart of the Russian economy. Washington's endgame is clear: impoverish and defang the adversary and force him to meekly bow to the 'Empire of Chaos's' whims. And bragging about it all the way to "victory."
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Financial Imperialists Attack Russia
Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue?
Foreign Bankers Rape Ukraine
Russia says EU sanctions on Crimea unacceptable
European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia
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"The reason why Dick Cheney is able to go on 'Meet The Press' instead of being where he should be -- which is in the dock at The Hague or in a federal prison -- is because President Obama and his administration made the decision not to prosecute any of the people who implemented this torture regime despite the fact that it was illegal and criminal," Greenwald said.
The lesson of the torture report: Governments lie
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President Rafael Correa says the U.S. dollar is the "exact opposite" of what Ecuador needs.