World Votes to Lift Blockade on Cuba as US, Israel Vote ‘No’

(I guess the rest of the world hasn’t heard how the diabolical Cubans trained their crickets to attack our State Department employees)

from TeleSur

The U.N. General Assembly has voted 191 to 2 for the lifting of the U.S. blockade on Cuba as the United States and Israel were the only countries to vote against the resolution.

Delegate after delegate called for the end of the blockade, highlighting the progressive and positive role Cuba plays in the international community.

Speaking at the General Assembly, titled, “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba,” the representative of African states called the hardline stance taken by the current U.S. administration against Cuba as being “a step backward” that hampers Cuba’s sustainable development.

He recalled Cuba’s proud history on the African continent, actively participating in liberation struggles and its ongoing contribution to improving healthcare…

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6 Responses

  1. Try to remember that we are only doing it IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE CUBAN PEOPLE!
    “Haley directed her speech to the Cuban people. In doing so, she declared that her government, though standing alone in its promulgation of the 55-year-old blockade, will express solidarity with all Cubans by voting in favor of maintaining it.”
    There must be a lot of Cubans who are deeply grateful to the steadfast support the US is giving them in their struggle for human rights, especially against the horrors of Guantanamo. No, strike that, my bad. I get confused.

  2. The World is getting it’s ‘backbone’ back… and standing up for what is right !

  3. The last thing the Cuban people need is neo-liberalism on steroids – so, they should probably consider themselves lucky that the US hasn’t taken over the place. Although neo-liberalism is global, becoming another US colony is most likely not in their best interest.

  4. How come Nauru and Micronesia did not join us and Israel this time???

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