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Time: Castro likely has terminal cancer

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PopeDirkBenedict, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member


  2. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    wonder how he got it?
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    How long does Castro have to be in power before Cuban officials quit saying he's leading a "revolution." At some point, a revolution becomes just a plain old government.
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, some revolution. There's a 53 Packard out there making more progress than that "revolution."

    The cancer can hurry up and finish him off. [/Pat Robertson]

    And how long before Hugo Chavez comes out in his revolutionary red loggerman's shirt saying it's not true?
  5. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    You'd have to have a Cray supercomputer to count the number of times the U.S. government has written off Castro.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Forgive me if I trust U.S. intelligence no more than I trust a voting guide written and edited by hondo and old_tony at this point. Cuba after Castro will be very interesting, though.

    1. Raul will hang onto power for a while, but how will he handle a first big test?
    2. Will a Castro-free Cuba prove more or less threatening the Castro? Remember, no one's been worried about that schlaub for some time now.
    3. Will we be able to get Cuban cigars legally now? Will the live up to the hype?
  7. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    If I were to make a prediction, I would wager on a military coup within two years of Castro's death. There's going to be a lot of pent-up demand for power. I think you would see some sort of election, although probably not a free and fair election - it would allow some limited form of opposition parties but no real input.

    It has always been my opinion that US sanctions against Cuba have been a counter-productive policy. I always thought that if you wanted to get rid of Castro and communism 90 miles away from the US, the best way to do that would be to send exile relatives over to Cuba. Seeing the difference in wealth would create more problems for Castro than having US tourist dollars going to Castro.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Just saw the original post and had the same thought
  9. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Here's a wild speculation: That coup will be quietly backed by corporations involved in casinos or online gaming (gambling).
  10. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    And you've been right. I mean we're seeing more reform in China right now, though still not nearly enough, than we are from Cuba. The problem is all the exiles in Florida keep pressuring the government to completely isolate Castro's regime from the US. Nevermind the rest of the world doesn't comply with such silliness.

    Open up Cuba and let the almighty dollar flow in. And then Castro will see a revolution.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

  12. I have film critic pals who regularly go to countries in which the foreign policy is not set by 500 lunatics in shortsleeved shirts hanging out in Miami. I can tell you that the answer to Question 3 is yes.
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