Dismantle the Cuban Embargo
Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently visited Vietnam with the aim of establishing closer relations with that country’s regime. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, “U.S. officials say they are eager to build practical cooperation based on trade and adhering to agreed upon international rules of the road.”
Actually, however, all that the U.S. needs to do — and should do — is unilaterally lift all restrictions of the freedom of the American people to trade with others. No “cooperation” between government officials in the U.S. and Vietnam is necessary.
In any event, the question naturally arises: Given that U.S. officials are playing nice with Vietnam, why do U.S. officials persist in maintaining their brutal economic embargo against Cuba.
Yes, I know, Cuba is ruled by a communist regime, but then so is Vietnam. In fact, unlike Cuba, Vietnam’s regime killed more than 58,000 American soldiers.
Since 1960, the aim of the U.S. embargo against Cuba has been regime change — replacing Cuba’s communist regime with a pro-U.S. rightwing dictatorship, one that would do the bidding of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the State Department, similar to the regime of Fulgencia Batista, the corrupt and brutal rightwing dictator that U.S. officials loved.
How’s that regime-change mission working out? It seems to me not very well. The embargo has been in place for more than 60 years and regime cha
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