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Jul 16, 2021Liked by Michael Tracey

What the hell is wrong with you Mike? You are not supposed to be a journalist and explain to us that the situation is complicated with many agendas and few good options. You are supposed to be a "journalist!" Tell us a simplified good vs. evil narrative with questionable facts, even more questionable policy decisions, simplified outcomes, and a way to blame everyone we don't like for it.

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Agreed. I thought I was paying Substack for an arbiter of truth. Very disappointing.

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Michael how much would a senior person earn in MSM: 200k?

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Can you imagine- MSM actually having a debate - they are shills.

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I am more right leaning and regardless of who’s in office, Trump or Biden, I oppose any military intervention in Cuba (or anywhere else). Their people need to solve their own problem.

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I'm in favor of a trade deal. We'll take 10 Cuban immigrants for each US communist. Everyone wins.

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Maybe the CIA could covertly recruit and train Cuban expats in some remote South Florida location for this invasion.

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I'm sure the operation will just be a walk on the beach.

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Problem was, they could not walk off the beach. I have no respect for the Cuban, Communist government and I would not mind if it fell. I can completely understand why Cuban expats hate their government. The problem is that I do not trust the motives of our foreign policy people and as of right now, the Cuban government is not doing anything to really ask for it like say setting up ICBMs right off the coast of Florida. Considering how authoritarian leaning our government is starting to get, I am not so sure freedom for the Cuban people is something they are actually after.

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"One thing I brought up to Ramos was an impression I got attending the rally/march this week, which ironically relates to a slightly counter-intuitive notion of “American Exceptionalism.” The protests struck me as highlighting something “exceptional” about America, in the sense that decades-long preferential treatment can be given to a particular ethnic/nationality group, and then that same group has no compunction about agitating for the US government to invade their previous country."

Well observed. Advocating for invasion, though, is just an extreme example of the general trend, which is that immigrant communities in the US have carte blanche to advocate for their own perceived ethnic and national self-interest. To retain loyalty to one's country or origin - or that of their parents or grandparents - is par for the course. Indeed, the only people for whom such behavior would be considered tribal and chauvinistic are legacy Americans.

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Albrights's more famous comment is how the "policy was worth it" even though it killed half a million children.

She (?) is a disgusting mistake of an abomination.

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Invasions are cumbersome so help is usually delivered via carpet bombing. I suspect not that many people want to be helped with bombing. it is more logical to carpet bomb people you want to hurt than to carpet bomb people you want to help, if you think about it.

If the purported purpose of carpet bombing is to help the target country, it might be wise to somehow arrange a poll of the inhabitants prior to bombing it/helping it. "Do you want to be carpet bombed, Yes or No?" Leaflets could be dropped from the lead plane in an air convoy, and inhabitants could use different colored flags to signal yes or no to the bombers which follow behind. The cuban-Americans who want their ex-country to be carpet bombed are not actually in the country, so they should not participate in the poll.

If the purpose of the bombing is to destroy the country and people then there should be no poll and no bullshit.

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No wonder why Afghanistan was finally 'ended'. Let's waste no time buying some trucks for the Cubans.

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Going Underground: Oliver Stone exposes JFK assassination cover-up -- OUTSTANDING

Oliver Stone Exposes JFK Assassination Cover-Up (JFK Revisited) - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVso_wpata4

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary film director Oliver Stone about his new film ‘JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass’. He discusses JFK’s often overlooked campaigns for peace with the Soviet Union and Cuba prior to his assassination, as well as work furthering civil rights, the details exposing an alleged cover-up of the assassination of JFK, including rapid policy changes from the successor LBJ administration, and alleged CIA involvement in the assassination, why larger powers wanted John F. Kennedy dead, JFK’s preparations to shatter the CIA and his belief that the war in Vietnam was a mistake, how the events leading up to the assassination of JFK were meticulously planned and the CIA’s involvement on the day, Lee Harvey-Oswald’s supervision by the CIA, and much more!

Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rt/id1457821689?i=1000528833406

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I vote no. Hasn't mattered so far, so maybe they get their wish.

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