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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


 

One more defector from the U.S. blockade of Cuba


You wouldn't have thought it possible, considering last year's 187-3 vote, but this year one fewer "nation" (Palau, which barely qualifies, with its population of 20,000) voted with the U.S., as the U.N. voted 187-2 with 3 abstentions to condemn the U.S. blockade of Cuba. The U.S. now has exactly one ally on this issue in the entire world - Israel (Palau, the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia, with a total population of 190,000 between them, abstained). Of course Israel maintains its own illegal blockade (of Gaza), which gives it an extra reason (over and above the obvious) to support the U.S. on this vote.

Incidentally, yet again this demonstrates the difference between colonialism and neo-colonialism, as even the U.S. puppets in Iraq and Afghanistan (not to mention Egypt and a host of other countries in the world), with their nominal independence, are forced to vote against the U.S. in order not to infuriate their own populations.


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