BBC - UN votes against US Cuba embargo for 12th consecutive year
The United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly for an end to the United Statesâ 40-year-old economic embargo against Cuba.
I love it when the the UN votes to regulate our economic activity with another sovereign nation.
The vote marks the 12th consecutive year that the assembly has called for an end to the blockade.
Must be a blockade of stalth ships. I sailed to and past Cuba multiple times and never ran into the wall of floating steel.
Only three nations voted against the motion - the US, Israel and the Marshall Islands. Two others abstained.
I think trade with Cuba should be mandatory for all nations that voted for this resolution - except our coalition of three. Jam a cubano between your teeth, immediately. Fire it up for Fidel. Heres a handfull to get you started. Donât be shy. Hereâs some for the kids too.
"The blockade is a cruel and absurd policy that finds no support within or outside the United States," Cuban Foreign Minister Perez Roque said.
Let us immediately make all cruel and absurd policies illegal. All you Islamic Republics and wannabes sign here.
"The crime being committed against Cuba today could very well be committed against any other country tomorrow."
Do I committ a crime against Food Lion? I buy all my groceries at Wallmart - just trying to support the undocumented cleanup crew.
Posted by: Super Hose 2003-11-05