Join Date: Apr 2006
Thanked 147 Times in 144 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Re: Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?
Gitmo is LEASED to the US under treaty, so access to it cannot be compared to access to any part of Cuba. Gitmo is US sovereign soil, the same as the land under any US international embassy, it is not part of Cuba.
As to why anyone would not want US hurricane hunters flying in their sovereign airspace...does the name Gary Powers mean anything to you? The US has admitted to more than 50 illegal uncursions into Soviet airspace, illegal by all standards including our own, during the Cold War years. Including Powers, which Kennedy publicly swore was a weather observation flight, all the way until Krushchev showed the crash remains to the world. (The U2 was supposed to be blown to smithereens, the smithereen-making-equipment supposedly failed.)
Besides, the Haitians and Dominicans can respond faster down there. (What, who's laughing?)
I think we also really insulted Fidel when we refused his generous offer of medical aid to New Orleans after Katrina.