Elian Gonzalez is 20 now. And he's mad at US, you guys...

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    Dec 12, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
    (( For RJ kicks and giggles, here was the Elian-at-17 thread... http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/898938 ))

    http://www.newser.com/story/178996/elian-gonzalez-is-all-grown-up-and-hes-mad.html

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    NY Daily NewsThere's no question where Elian Gonzalez' allegiance lies. Gonzalez, now 20, is a military cadet studying engineering. He left Cuba for the first time since the bitter custody dispute in 2000.


    NewserRemember Elian Gonzalez? Well, he's not the little boy the US sent back to Cuba anymore. Gonzalez turned 20 last week, and he isn't happy with his almost-home. In an interview with CNN yesterday, Gonzalez said he blamed the US for the death of his mother, who drowned along with nine other people en route to Florida 14 years ago. "Just like her, many others have died attempting to go to the United States," Gonzalez said. "But it's the US government's fault. Their unjust embargo provokes an internal and critical economic situation in Cuba."


    Now, I must say I haven't watched the interview yet. But how "mad" is Elian, really? No more upset than any kid who had to deal with the memory of his mother drowning in the Gulf for naught, then being tossed around like a political ping-pong ball for months. That "wet feet-dry feet" rule was bound to cause problems just like his, but until Fidel keels over there won't be any better solutions.

    Plus, as long as Fidel's alive, there's bound to be a lot of company-line toeing going on, on Elian's part.

    NewserGonzalez is in Ecuador for the World Festival of Youths and Students, which he's been asked to speak at. "The main reason we're here is because we want a revolutionary progressive movement that leads to socialism," he says. And no, he's not upset the US sent him back; he describes Cuban life as "magnificent," and says being dragged from his relatives' home at gunpoint left no mental scars. "It has not affected me psychologically, but it has been hard for my family. Those were tough times."
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    Dec 12, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    LOL. But it aint funny. I wonder what his mother would say about why she wanted the hell out of Cuba so badly. He's kinda cute, though.
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    Dec 14, 2013 10:39 AM GMT
    Damn sexy Cuban!! And now legal!! Definitely worth the trip!
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    Dec 14, 2013 4:06 PM GMT
    He's irrelevant.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 14, 2013 4:16 PM GMT
    Oh yeah, blame the US for everything gone wrong elsewhere.
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    Dec 14, 2013 8:10 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidOh yeah, blame the US for everything gone wrong elsewhere.


    But the US is not free of all sin either.
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    Dec 14, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    roadbikeRob saidOh yeah, blame the US for everything gone wrong elsewhere.


    But the US is not free of all sin either.
    Neither is Australia so what is your pointicon_question.gif
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    Dec 14, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
    The United States and it's military, while light years from perfect, has been the greatest force for good in world history, apart from Jesus Christ himself.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Dec 15, 2013 9:59 PM GMT
    "Elian Gonzalez is 20 now. And he's mad at US, you guys..."

    Who cares.
  • PR_GMR

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    Dec 15, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
    He's been thoroughly brainwashed by the socialist Cuban regime. Poor kid. He believes the lies Fidel has fed him.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 15, 2013 11:29 PM GMT
    The only reason the US continues it's embargo of Cuba is because they have no resources or industry for us to exploit or benefit us.
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    Dec 15, 2013 11:36 PM GMT
    ^That's true. Saudi Arabia has worse human rights abuses than Cuba, yet we deal with them because they control the energy needed to fuel our transport.