The problem with this idea is that Cuba is full of a bunch of people like @GamebredFighter, who might not like communism, but aren’t going to lay out the welcome mat for a bunch of gringos kicking down their front door, either.
Maybe the Cubans throw roses at our feet and “welcome us as liberators”. But maybe they don’t. People get funny about armed foreigners barking orders at them. So then what? Drones patrolling the countryside in search of farmers w/AKs out after curfew? Cuba libre, but hard pass.
We killed a bunch kids w/the very first barrage of the aerial assault on Baghdad. Which means even if everything had gone perfectly as planned in Iraq, we’d still have children’s blood on our hands. Sometimes you gotta go to war, but indulge no illusions about it.
All of this is to say, I love Cubans and I hope they get their freedom. But I’ve seen too many episodes of Cops where they show up to a domestic violence scene only to have the battered wife go for the officer’s gun when he tries to cuff her abuser. People are weird like that.

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8 Jul
I think I've had discussions w/enough Boomer-tier Trump supporters who believe the 2020 election was fraudulent to extract a general theory about their perspective. It is also the perspective of most of the people at the Capitol on 1/6, and probably even Trump himself. 1/x
Most believe some or all of the theories involving midnight ballots, voting machines, etc, but what you find when you talk to them is that, while they'll defend those positions w/info they got from Hannity or Breitbart or whatever, they're not particularly attached to them. 2/x
Here are the facts - actual, confirmed facts - that shape their perspective: 1) The FBI/etc spied on the 2016 Trump campaign using evidence manufactured by the Clinton campaign. We now know that all involved knew it was fake from Day 1 (see: Brennan's July 2016 memo, etc). 3/x
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Talking to a lot of people who’ve never been in a physical confrontation who are full of opinions on the right way to police ghettos or de-escalate an agitated mob. Seen too many movies where some philosopher-cop pulls out the perfect line that makes all involved see the light.
There’s a reason cops are cops and you’re the one who calls the cops when someone scares you in a dog park. Putting hands on violent criminals who don’t want to be touched isn’t for everyone. It probably isn’t for you.
We’re hiring people to do a job that gets 85 of them murdered every year. There are some 800k cops in the US. For reference that’s more than all Army & Marine Corps ground forces combined. If there was a lever that could fix this problem, it would’ve been pulled long ago.
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