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Hey Fidel, we don’t owe you a single centavo

Got to love how all this stuff blows up in Obama’s face.  Arrogance and naivety will do it every time.

Fidel Castro marked his 89th birthday Thursday by insisting the United States owes Cuba “many millions of dollars” because of the half-century-old American trade embargo.

Of course, given how poorly they negotiated the deal with Iran and understanding how willing they are to bow down to every enemy the nation has had, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that this is the reaction from a totalitarian – it’s your fault US that we’re an economic basket case and it is your duty to fix the problem.

And, my guess is he’ll find a sympathetic ear somewhere, even though the “embargo” was the loosest and most ineffective embargo in the history of embargoes. But in the era of blame shifting, what else would you expect from a failed dictator?

Castro wrote: “Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages, which total many millions of dollars, as our country has stated with irrefutable arguments and data in all of its speeches at the United Nations.”

Naturally no word on “compensation” for seized property when Castro took over Cuba.

As for timing – certainly it shows a lack of respect:

Castro spoke out in an essay published in local media a day before US Secretary of State John Kerry makes a historic visit to Cuba to reopen the US embassy as part of the countries’ restoration of diplomatic relations.

Not that this administration has done anything that has gained the respect of friend or foe alike.

~McQ

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9 Responses to Hey Fidel, we don’t owe you a single centavo

  • Poor, stupid sKerry. He thought he’d broken over far enough to suit the Castros. “Mas, mas, Juan, mi dulce puta”.

  • Plenty of Crony opportunity on this one. Don’t expect this to go away easy.

  • When’s he going to pay us for making us scramble the Navy and upsetting the entire US by installing short range ballistic missiles?

    • OR plotting to bomb a packed NYC department store during the holidays?

      ‘Course, THAT was for the struggle to free the oppressed from the capitalist running pigs.

      Which they’re still waging. While banking all the narco $$$ they can get a their old, blood-stained hands on.

      • Or how about housing and feeding and watching over the numerous criminals he fobbed off on us during the Cuban boat people’s mass escape.

  • What makes me sick is all the reportor (including local ones) rushing down there like this was great. As if the US was the bad guy in US-Cuba relations.

    • Do a check to see how many have a Che t-shirt in their luggage.

    • I was close to hurling on my keyboard when I listened to the radio and some idiot was talking about the “elderly Marines” returning the flag like this was MacArthur returning to the Philippines.

      Seriously, people. Don’t be morons…!!!

  • Anyone seen any checks for the property that was lost when the Cuban government changed hands?