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BREAKING: United States to Sanction Cuban Officials

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July 22, 2021 1:00 pm

Today we discuss the breaking news that the United States will sanction certain Cuban officials after recent attacks on protesters. But is this retaliation for these human rights abuses too little, too late? We are joined by ACLJ Senior Military Analyst Col. Wes Smith and ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy Ric Grenell to cover this breaking topic on today's Sekulow .

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One 800 683110 people have been reportedly arrested in the protest, including journalists, many demonstrators – is now your host Logan Sekulow Logan Sekulow joy.

You also will let Smith a bit. Washington DC others breaking news a reporter you're not saying a ton going out all right out of your watch mainstream, usually not seen it because again these things just get out of the news. Their reports right now that the biting ministration of the US is going to sanction Cuban officials following the attacks on the protesters. This is all coming out right now. The leaves report that we remember front of the Washington Post by administration will announce new sanctions today against a number of Cuban officials deem directly involved in human rights abuses during a government crackdown on widespread protest earlier this month, a senior ministration official said to the big question will on this and I'm super theta for West.

We agree to peace will discuss other West just wrote is this too little too late. Is it two weeks later and now this is where we get we get to what we are making a sort of lower sectioning money sectioning specific people who may have had a hit but what does that even mean so what were hearing from this report, which as you point out, Washington Post was the first break not starting to find its way into other media sources that they are going to impose the sanctions on specific small number of individuals from Cuba's Interior Ministry and military forces. So the question is how small of a number is it is it not a proportional response that there crackdown on what was the largest and really the first mass protest in about 60 years in Cuba.

So were going to see how this plays out and and there are a lot of details that are going to start coming out throughout the day. But there's also been reports that he's going to seek measures to help restore Internet to Cuba and things that we had been talking about earlier in this week so a lot more details and start coming out today were and stay on top of it, but we need to see how this plays out before we completely judge these actions to go to Santana DCA has the Cuban whole situation that's unfold the last few weeks what's happening in Cuba as it really taken a hold of Washington DC to the does the reaction seem proportionate to well I think it like will setting is gonna depend on what the details are here. I do think it's too late. Logan I may think it was apparent days ago.

That action was needed by dividing ministration. I would tell you just sort of on a top level I think it's good that there is movement coming out of this, but I would ask the secondary questions I would go even maybe a little bit further than welded. I think the distinctions are an acknowledgment that more is needed from the United States and I would say on two fronts. I mean I think it's ironclad proof that the administration needs to do things tangible to stand with the demonstrators. We talked before about getting the Internet turned on. I think that is something that should be at the very top of the list and then second Logan. I think it's ironclad proof other people that are fleeing Cuba coming to the United States probably have about the best asylum claim that there is.

And yet this administration is that they're knocking to consider. It's a look. I think it's it's good news. I don't know how good we'll have to see the details, but it's proof that some of the secondary actions are needed as its movement shows the people stand up and they react that your answers are at least given, somewhat paved, or take your phone calls when hear from you other light up right now but we have a few lines open 1-800-684-3110 hour talk about the next segment.

Let Smith is here he is a brand-new blog just went up on our website. Minutes ago called Cuba and the cry for freedom. We discussed that what that looks like and why should go to our website obscene. Take a look and read that during the break. If you want to, that's an ACLJ.org. We could also donate because as part of our matching challenge right now through the month of July respectively. Any donation you give the summit on the other end matching that donations of someone just $10 a person on the other end matching that $10 so on and so other than thousand three. Appreciate your support page watching of social media share right now share on Facebook like if you're on a something which I share on Facebook like repost retweet get the word out there thumbs up. Do everything you need to do to get the word out there about this breaking news. It's happening right now is the US quietly response to the situation happening in Cuba will be right back with lower on secular the American Center for Law and Justice were engaged in critical issues at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those who are persecuted for their faith. Uncovering corruption in the Washington bureaucracy fighting to protect life in the courts and in Congress ACLJ would not be able to do any of this without your support for that.

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What Smith wrote that blog sitting here right next to us. It was a bit rundown of what this is like a prisoner take a look.

You know this is a rare opportunity both for the Cuban people and for the United States of America. The Cuban people. Unlike other countries in Latin America, they have never demonstrated they never come out in mass demonstrations demanding freedom part of the reason for this is that the other countries and in Latin America have been no somewhat free somewhat democratic and then over the last 10, 15 years to gradually become authoritarian kind of government of the people so they bill protesting. They remember what Democritus democracy is like most of the Cuban people that have lived under the Castro regime. All of their lives for them to say enough is enough to come out in mass demonstrations to risk torture, imprisonment, even being executed to do that is an unprecedented thing and that's part of what's going on here and were told that the President and these these new sanctions. My problem much like fans with what Pres. Biden is done is it his response thus far has been tepid and very measured. This is not the time to be tepid and measure he needs to be unequivocal in his support of that the people who are demanding freedom in Cuba and part of that equivocation that I see the hesitation of the presence part is that he is not expressly countered the contentions by people like Bernie Sanders and AOC and others in the last two weeks who have actually come out in support of the Cuban regime saying that it's one of the most equitable and fair countries in the Western Hemisphere, which is a blatant lie. They day they brag on the Cuban regime in a window when people who are part of the Democrat party do that kind of thing the President needs to come out and flat out reject those kinds of contentions and arguments and thus far, he's not done that my biggest issues with the specific case it was happening in Cuba is honestly as Americans as Christians as conservatives want to react when we go to do something you want to get involved, just as Americans you think you want to get involved because of what's happening is a 90 miles off the coast, and when their eyes a very lack of Freemason that never taken ministry take. This is a moment of action and much like everything you could pitch this to plan much like everything feels like watching the big everything gets through a Washington DC filter now, so there's no longer just an American feeling of okay we don't we all need to be behind the Cuban people support what's going on at least promote that even if we don't know how necessarily we know that there is a good and a bad side to this. But everything really the last eight years. Six years has become so divided that even on a specific instance like this, where there is clearly I feel like a good and a bad it can't be that way it has to be a divided political issue and really couldn't agree with you more. Logan and look there's a government response and there's an individual response. Maybe just a word on both on the government response. West is corrected to become very en vogue in Washington DC to blame the United States for what is happening in Cuba London.

We gotta be very clear need the human rights abuses and the oppression it's happening in Cuba is the fault of the Cuban regime, plain and simple. It's not the fault of the United States and there's a lot of talk about the embargo like the remarkable Rubio said that she said I would say most of the people that give opinions don't even know what the oil embargo is or how it works. There's only two embargoes here. The embargo that the United States has against government owned companies, which Logan I would say that's appropriate and then the embargo that the Cuban regime imposes on its own people, and then Logan maybe just a word on the individual response, especially as believers were, were not called to seek justice and love mercy, seek justice means cracking down against oppressive regimes that are harming their own people, and of course it goes hand-in-hand with loving mercy, and extending the hand of help to those who are fleeing and seeking freedom. Logan goes back to the to the asylum point, we made 70 times. This is why we have asylum laws, United States of America. We should use them. We talked for this bit in our our prep meeting that a lot of our audience. A lot of people know some of the presence of the US in Cuba. There are there is an embassy we are working towards different things in Cuba continually because we hear mainly about the embargo. We mainly hear about the fact that you were cut off. We can't really have is been some loosening with some cruise lines of the last few years it feels like it's an audit, off-again relationship, we do have a government presence and keep the other embassies their course there's an investigation. As we talked about in the pre-radio meeting about in this's sonic weapons perhaps had been used against our staff people in Havana what they call the Havana syndrome but we do have a presence there, although part of part of my issue with Pres. Biden. You know we said on this broadcast. And it's true that the Biden administration is really Obama 2.0 when it comes to being pro-abortion when it comes to their nuclear deal, anti-law enforcement open borders. It is like the Obama administration has come back to visit us. And in light of that, I wonder about Pres. Biden's deep convictions about Cuba because it was Pres. Obama, and he was a vice President who really went to Cuba went to a ballgame befriended Raul Castro tried to ignore all of the oppressive abuses that are going on down there. Pres. Biden with the present Obama skated with that Presidential visit gave the Cuban regime legitimacy and an Pres. Biden needs to flat out reject any legitimacy of this of this regime and all of the abuses and the oppression and the torture and executions. All of the things of been going over the last 100 years are basically with socialist and communist government of which Cuba is his example number one well and also one of the problems we had earlier in the week was that there wasn't really a response from the administration and wow we think that at the tools such as sanctions can be a good thing for our government to use that's a part of the toolset that a government has to affect change in different countries in different ways without having to even use military might, or something of that nature, but what we saw here. It was a very tepid, almost nonexistent response from the Biden administration and almost like they were trying to placate to the left of their party. But at the same time. Now about two weeks after these protest and demonstration started there announcing this, and there was a political operative that was quoted in politico. That said, it's huge because no administration is ever announced they will hold individuals who violate human rights on the island of Cuba accountable. They just on the blanket embargo.

That's a good thing right that they're showing some strength.

But the good converse of that is at their language and rhetoric don't really line up. Why did the announcement immediately were looking at who were going to go after it took to put in the human rights abuses. Also, one of these sanctions made when were not necessarily actively working with them really hates it. Just in name only to have these sanctions are. It is there real consequence. The President has the bully pulpit and Essman. The disappointment for me. He should've been making strong statements on a daily basis in support of the Cuban people east… That I think at the two wills point, I think he does want to plug placate that the leftists in the Democratic Party, who tend to be pro-Cuban regime pro-socialist and things like that.

But here's the thing the President needs to be willing to take a political risk on principal because the people in the streets of Cuba are taking real physical risk prefer that for their quest for freedom that absolutely had what you give us a call 1-800-684-3110 with your thoughts on the situation in Cuba and the breaking news that there will be some sanctions of Cuban officials and I will hear from you and your thoughts 100-684-3110 Levaquin L could be joining us in the next segment he had a lot to say about Cuba event is a person who brought my attention to this, as we had to break this is someone you may not expect.

Maybe thought that I demonstration would say something similar to this but now we have to go to our entertainers and those who really are passionate here is a Mr. worldwide himself. Pitbull's bike 31 of his thoughts about Cuba.

Maybe you know there should be a revolution that was go 31 something while frustrating and when I see everybody out there, and when the going was in love with human okay.

Not only do we freedom, we were asked freedom – freedom that we appreciate an existing hat Bosnian frustration to a certain extent, being a Cuban-American and have speak to the world and not being able to help my people not being able to get them for not being able to get them while not being able to get the medicine the most of all not been able to help and really get them what they deserve freedom. That's just a small clip of the statement from get from our entertainers making stronger statements then what's coming out of the White House.

That's in pitbull you can find his whole statement on twitter.

I will tell you we had to edit some of that for language. Obviously there is some choice words but understandably frustrating time. I can imagine someone who is sort of the King of Miami if you well. I would be someone who is very passionate about this and I think it's interesting to hear. There are those people calling for humanitarian aid.

Those people that are calling for the actual response within this we get some get out a couple weeks later. Get some sanctions. That's nice and it is what it is I want to hear your thoughts. Who else needs to stand up. How can we help that's of them were all trying to figure out. I know that's a discussion point were having ghetto encourage you check out our website. There is a brand-new blog that was posted is available right now. It is specifically about Cuba and the cry for freedom available in our front page right now you find it right under the live broadcast. Also make a donation today to the ACLJ as we continue to fight for you, and fight for people worldwide, not just here in America we want to make sure that we can help where we can add your support keeps not only the show going hundreds of people out in the field. Lawyers legal staff video production on everything you see here in trust me, you'll never say as we are out there fighting for you American people and the people around the world.

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It's just again the conversation of what it means.

We just play the clip reckoning you shared an originally run the reasons I saw it from pitbull from the Mr. worldwide for print pitbull making a much stronger statement then you hear from the White House like returning to our entertainers who feel more passionate and more. Maybe in tune to what's going on and that seems like it is a sad state of affairs. I jokingly said I think that both should be the national security advisor better job than Jake Sullivan. Look at I think that this is wrapped in politics by demonstration and the Democrats have been losing Florida for very long time. But what I think they mastered that somehow Cuba over the past years has become more than just South Florida Florida issue.

It's really an issue for any American who loves freedom and liberty and they see what's happening right right close to our shores, and I would put Iran in the same boat. When we saw in 2009. The green revolution where the Iranian people took to the streets and they were they were trying to petition their government and their their regime there and Iran pushed back with violence. The Obama Biden team was very slow and matter-of-fact event at been criticized for maybe missing that and I think that now what we stand with with Biden and Susan Rice who clearly is more in charge that she pretends to be. I think they are once again missing this moment Cuba that's unfortunate.

It's sad. It's also important. We talked about this a little bit earlier that this lady since all politics but at what point do not read the room and see for the American people. This is not politics anymore. There is a clear, good and bad here yeah Logan Logan. I think that they should just look no further than the cities across America right over the last week have had demonstrations and again these are said outside of Florida. This is no longer Florida issue. I know the Democrats feel like they've lost Florida so why take issues but they need to recognize that this is no longer just South Florida Florida issue and people in America want to see what right. Ronald Reagan talked about, which was that sitting on a hell the beacon for human rights and we should always whether it's China on Saudi Arabia wherever it is, we should stamp human rights. There's also some reports out that the Biden administration is considering.

Maybe the increasing embassy staff in Cuba that would be under the reopened Embassy under the Obama administration and that there's I guess my question for you is there is obviously there's there's good things that diplomatic relations can do bites. When you in the middle of this signal that you may increase something like embassy staff is that potentially give more legitimacy to a authoritarian regime question. I think they certainly have to look at it. I'm a big cat for having fewer people in European capitals and our embassies and more foreign service officers. More individuals representing the United States in places where there are serious front lines of pharmacy to do and Condi Rice many years ago when she was Secretary of State try to push the foreign service. To take danger post and to go into embassies where there were serious diplomatic endeavors to undertake and her point was. This is why he joined the foreign service foreign service that, and yet there was a big push back from people saying oh I think it's too dangerous or I'd rather be in a European capital of course they like to be a Paris letter, but at the end of the day. I think that the State Department needs a transformation. We need to be able to have a cone of people and that's what they call their their sector that they they pursue that we need to have a con of diplomats who are willing to go immediately in in situations like Cuba and try to do diplomatic things the way we can always just fall back on military presence US blitz of a rig. I'm curious to know if if you are in charge for the day.

We talked about on the show you that we need to figure out because we have Guantánamo Bay.

There trying to get the Internet back on it and support the Cuban people in a publicly publicly condemned the regime but on a practical step-by-step basis. If you were in charge of responding on behalf of the administration to what's going on in Cuba. What are the specific steps you would want to consider to do thanks to actually make a difference.

Will let me, let me just talk about an issue that I have long thought would help not only the people of Cuba that people who are freedom loving inside China and are yearning to be free and and maybe included Ron and some other places Saudi Arabia, but we have the technology in the United States to bring down all the government blockers that block access to the information that people need to understand what's going on. Perfect information is what some grad students would call it. We need to be able to provide that access to the information and United States should be unapologetic about using technology to bring down government blockers to give people access to the Internet. By the way, I really believe that this is a part of the America first agenda because Americans want to help other countries and and certainly we can help by paying for this technology but at the end of the day we met American the American people and Eric that we don't want to send foods US blitz on the ground to other countries when they should be stepping up and fighting for their freedom. We sent our military troops when our national security is threatened only when our national security is threatened to defend America. We also have to be that beacon on a hill that helping other countries and people who are yearning for more freedom.

We absolutely have that responsibility, but I think it's in a different way. Traditionally, this absolute reckoning is a good point. Historically, something we could have done before we seen before with radio waves radio free Europe year a list for things that have why not, why not use the technology to advantage. Thank you Rick for joining us it's on the we can look into a little bit more here.

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What 100 684 31 to the question I have for you, what would you like to see what you think response can be to Cuba. Do you think we need to get involved at all do that we need to be helping people out using the should be able to seek asylum, what we believe a seek asylum here in the United States because of the air, the egregious issues that are happening in the lack of freedom of their own country just 90 miles off our shore what you think. 1-800-684-3110.

I love to hear from you in the next segment will take as many calls as we can face give us a phone call 1-800-684-3110 let's get to some cause Mary Ellen's call from Illinois Maryellen welcome. Oh well hello great topic very much but I had with what I have complained that I had heard that I thought I +3 military perspective on this matter in a given history of dinner revolution.

The first thing I had heard was over the weekend that dad the military, giving some of their weapon protested and then the other. Like in this place, family member from our country who had some communication with their relatives over there and let them military was conscripting young boys, which kinda gave me the idea may be that There think the military is crumbling.

As I tell that out to 60 point specific answers to those questions but Cuban military is very much a thing you honestly if you followed any of the stories. It is something that's kind of indoctrinated early on. It seems like for kids to to get involved. Obviously, it's been 50+ years six out of six Simeone 70 years since the revolution, as you said west.

Most kids have grown up and they don't really know better and they only know better because maybe the limited access to what's happening around the world. They understand that when the cruise lies come and wait a second.

These the people who believe that not able to work with and we look at their doing for our nation where when the QB people get a look at the outside world was really going on and not just the misinformation from the regime that makes a difference to. I'm sure there is unrest in the Cuban military because they have family members who suffer the Cuban military is not not paid handsomely and so there's probably some unrest there. You know, to be sure, but, but I think that as you said that the military and the police are the ones that are cracking down on the demonstrators. What I found also interesting in the propaganda realm is that the government has been staging Pro regime rallies but had these rallies. There are people that are made to go and hold banners. Those are any government employee any off-duty military person.

These people are required to show up at a pro-government rally which doesn't say much about the confidence that they never has to the actual man or woman on the street really supports what they're doing and that's a tactic you see. Often times in these communist regimes you think of North Korea in the. The large military parades. Many times these revolutionary governments have forced almost all of them have forced military service for a certain age of the population and when you think about we are talking out there with sending out the counter protesters that their government employees that that's not hate. Go do this just to show how much you love the government.

It set at many times because there threatened or they know that if they don't do it.

Their livelihoods at stake take more calls and comments coming up in the next segment. So if you have a call or you have a comment I can appreciate right after you commented on the chat on Facebook or on YouTube, or if you are listening right now or if you're watching you to say I'd rather hear directly from you guys. I love to hear your voice only or 1-800-684-3110 call in with your questions or your feedback what you would do what we like to see how would you like to see America respond to the hopeful and inevitable help inevitable revolution that may happen again in Cuba was a call 1-800-684-3110 support the work of the ACLJ NACLJ.org to calibrate contraband and social media will be right back again make sure you check out that website. Make sure your liking your subscribing in your share will be right.

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Let's go first to President Joe Biden biked 24 this is specifically about how when he responded to said when the protests were happening of this is a couple days ago. He said this here is what he calls for. This is biked 24 Joe Biden called violence in her attempts to silence the voice yesterday. He wants to do.

Make sure that we call the government.

The government, you would refrain from violence to silence the people doesn't call for change will is you brought up right yet you would hope that maybe he'd call in the government of Cuba to change their oppressive regime or maybe actually allow freedom on their country or call for the Internet to be opened up but instead just like, okay, let's keep the status quo just could you back off on the violence angle. Please gather with other converse we have pitbull Mr. worldwide, a Cuban-American from Miami you see in the other 11 he made a great statement. We just heard from Joe Biden who said you know we hope the government just doesn't hurt their people. That's were hoping for were calling for the government to refrain from violence against their own people. But here's a pitbull have to say. By 33 stand step up if you don't understand, get with the program in Waco. This is about freedom and is about human rights and to keep the five cities he goes to a moment Spanish that is a declarative statement says it should be coming from our government. But it's coming from our entertainers is coming from pitbull because as Rick said this is an issue.

People who were from South Florida have been dealing with. It's gone beyond South Florida. But if you are from that area of the world you been dealing with this your whole life. Yeah, I wish the President would listen to pitbull. Some of the same rhetoric you know it for the present to talk about you the government you're not being violent interest to let the people have freedom of speech. Here's a newsflash to Mr. Pres. There is no right of free speech in the island of Cuba. It does not exist and that Bernie Sanders says he and his hope is that the Cuban government will tolerate.

That's the word used tolerate the demonstrators. Are you kidding me that's the best you can do a course. He is a socialist.

I think he was a socialist nation but he is help is no violence there are no violence against your own people and tolerate change you and respect the right to free speech, which by the way, they don't have another problem with this is that because of the slow reaction from the administration they've ended up having to play defense from members of their own party who are saying, you know, the real problem with the United States because of the embargo that people like AOC and Bernie Sanders are blaming the United States on the problems of the Cuban people, not the oppressive communist regime and so much so that Jen Saki had to respond to those statements about you know what are your thoughts on AOC saying that if the embargo with bike 25 is inspired by the harsh reality of everyday life in key that not people in another country so she's having to say it's not another country's fault.

It's not a separate little because it's it's what the harsh everyday realities in Cuba but they aren't strong with their language calling out what's going on calls go to Richard's college in California on line 1 Richard Whitty one second give me a call if you will be on the air.

One 800 684 31 1000 684 31 city about five minutes before we have to cut off all calls for the days I want to hear from you. Let's go to Richard and California line, one euro, there a God blessed day prepress training because we don't learn from the past. You know I talk is cheap and the union used to say that the government speaks with forked tongue know we've we've met so many opportunities to help these countries and and we just sit back with her hands in her pocket and don't do anything well you know what, why would this country.

This administration United States want to change anything in Cuba when they're trying to do the same thing here in this country.

It's all about control.

Why would anybody want to say anything about human rights in China went went when we got a lot of the people that are in the administration in bed with making this kind of frustration and look at this.

I disagree with a lot of your frustrations. The problem is we can't just say well it is what it is we live in a very divided nation and you know Washington DC.

Like I said we live in a very divided nation that doesn't mean we have to just give up because we know.

Oh, there's a lot of people who are just finding their own political agenda will there's a lot that can be done with it is the supertype power of the world logging there so much that we can do to stand for freedom in Cuba like I am, and I think Richard correct on the point that I the left in Washington DC. There's a portion of them that are blaming the United States is also portion that would like our policies to be more similar so that is probably fair, but you look in the thing that I would really like to see the Biden administration do on this point is actually speak with force to international power chairman, specifically rush Sen. Rubio and others have talked about this what is what is United States can do when Russian troops show up in Cuba to back the regime. What are they doing right now Logan to make sure that doesn't happen. We talked a lot with investor to Grenell about how the delay in the response was actually the harm here Logan if two weeks ago when these demonstrations started. If the Biden administration had made it very clear to international powers that might want to come back the regime in Cuba that that that that the United States would stand in opposition to that that wouldn't be a threat today, but because of the silence of the administration. It's a very real threat. So, not just strength for the people, not just strength against the regime, but also to the powers around the world that this is a situation that they make better not come to the regime date on it will encourage you to also check.

Take a look at the website and was those who missed it you a brand-new blog is available if you want more information. I will, but more deeper dive and what's happening in Cuba what it really means is on there now yeah it is and we talk about the fact that this is this is not ever happened before in Cuba, which is crazy to think about.

This is ever you don't think about the fact that this has never happened right was how effective the oppression arrived. She met his cy pres test in the Middle East we see everywhere where there are still oppressive regimes. Think about the fact that this has not happened right in a country so close. The people in Cuba have absolutely had enough.

The Castro's are gone.

This is a rare opportunity for them and their seizing it. It is also a rare opportunity for the United States of America and we need to seize it as well into pants what I was thinking about this earlier today, we need to rally the international community they need to stop doing trade with the Cuban communist regime.

They need to stop it. Then they need to put pressure on them to and I think he's exactly right.

It was think about this is just the other day.

This continues in the United States does not put the world on notice and does not unequivocally support the Cuban people. The next thing you will see happening because if the Cuban government is about to topple.

They will last for Russian support and we will have Russian troops 90 miles off the coast of United states of America if the President doesn't step up and take a stand should be wake in a question you had earlier in the show. As you know, can these sanctions do anything since we arty do have an embargo it's not like there officials from Cuba well yeah right, but the it brings up what Wes was talking about that countries in Europe don't have an embargo against the Cuban regime. So there are many ways that the the finance industry and things that still have connections to the United States to have oversight of the United States can play of a roll here if these individuals are sanctioned, they may not be able to do as much business or travel, or things with Europe with other places in the world because we do have a big oversight feature of the finance industry globally.

We brought up a pretty interesting discussion point that phone call that came in and said why we find work because I was finding consist there's a huge part of the political American population right now who feels like they are in support of these policies. Why think it's important for us to to take a look at that idea. Which is true by the way, that's certainly happening in college campuses and around the country right now and to amplify what it looks like in Cuba to amplify what the P how the people are responding know how the people responding to condition their living in the problems that are having said that, to say the best paid military. These are things that are specific issues that if we can then elevate and showcase what's happening.

What happens when you get these kind of politicians in office and when you freely, not through a revolution when you freely elect people with these point of use.

The blame is good to be on you not eat of the oppressive regime that came to power came to power because you decided it sounded nice because you know the general socialism idea communism idea. A lot of people go in general, that sounds nice. You know you see the harsh realities of it.

It's a little bit different. It has never worked and always leads to an elite few, even in a socialist government elite wealthy few at the top who controlled everyone else and everyone else what they have in common is misery.

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