Saturday, May 16, 2015

Why the U.S. base at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay is probably doomed?

"Scholars and military experts say it’s difficult to see how United States can overhaul its relationship with Havana while hanging on to a big chunk of Cuban territory indefinitely, especially if relations warm significantly in a post-Castro era."

"The U.S. government still dutifully sends rent checks to the Cuban government, but the Castros' don’t cash them. They don’t recognize the lease, and – like landlords in a rent-controlled Brooklyn apartment -- want their tenants to leave. Fidel Castro is said to keep the checks piled up in his desk drawer, using them as a kind of political prop. It’s hard to imagine a more ready-made symbol of U.S. imperialism than a military base whose history is so wrapped up in late 19-century attempts at American empire."

Complete article at the Washington Post

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