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  •  Is Air Florida an "American flight"? (4+ / 0-)
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    corvo, CroneWit, gulfgal98, native

    I flew directly over Cuba on a flight from Miami to Honduras in 1981. Which seems to be within the last 50 years.

    There may be some differences in scheduled commercial flights and Govt flights. Especially US military planes, which seems to be what your quote refers to.

    But if some country dicked around Air Force 1 at the last minute like what just happened, there would be hell to pay.

    This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

    by Karl Rover on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:08:26 PM PDT

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    •  I'm not so sure . (2+ / 0-)
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      But if some country dicked around Air Force 1 at the last minute like what just happened, there would be hell to pay.
      and I really doubt "act of war".

      http://www.eturbonews.com/...

      Spirit Airlines fined for paying to fly over Cuba

      By Miami Herald | Jun 30, 2008

      Miramar-based Spirit Airlines has been fined $100,000 for paying the Cuban government for permission to use the island's airspace, constituting a violation of the long-standing US embargo against the island.

      According to a report by the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the Treasury Department, Spirit Airlines made several money transfers to Cuban government accounts from September 2004 to March 2007 without a valid license for such activity.

      The fine imposed on the airline, which has its main hub at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, is the largest such penalty imposed by the agency during the fiscal year that began last October.

      The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

      by indycam on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:33:49 PM PDT

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      •  what's your obsession with Cuba? (2+ / 0-)
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        it was France, and they apologized, which means what they did was wrong.

        This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

        by Karl Rover on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:40:34 PM PDT

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        •  My "obsession" ? What an interesting question . (0+ / 0-)
          and they apologized, which means what they did was wrong.
          Sure Sure . We are sorry for the inconvenience .  

          The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

          by indycam on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:49:56 PM PDT

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        •  Its funny that you make a comment about Cuba , (1+ / 0-)
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          I respond about your comment ,
          and then you claim "obsession" .
          If you have a problem with me talking about Cuba ,

          Is Air Florida an "American flight"? (2+ / 0-)

          I flew directly over Cuba on a flight from Miami to Honduras in 1981. Which seems to be within the last 50 years.

          There may be some differences in scheduled commercial flights and Govt flights. Especially US military planes, which seems to be what your quote refers to.

          But if some country dicked around Air Force 1 at the last minute like what just happened, there would be hell to pay.

          This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

          by Karl Rover on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:08:26 PM PDT

          Maybe you should not mention Cuba and then ask me about the same .

          The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

          by indycam on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 08:04:12 PM PDT

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          •  jezuss (0+ / 0-)

            dude, the comments are right there. I never 'mentioned" Cuba. You did. I responded, which I regret, because I know better, and you came up with something and now, I'm ending it. Go ahead, have the last word.

            This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

            by Karl Rover on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 08:30:32 PM PDT

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      http://www.nytimes.com/...

      U.S. SAYS CUBANS KNEW THEY FIRED ON CIVILIAN PLANES
      By BARBARA CROSSETTE
      Published: February 28, 1996

      The Clinton Administration made public today a transcript of aerial radio conversations that American diplomats say proves Cuban military pilots knew they had targeted a small civilian plane and screamed with glee when they made a direct hit.

      "The target is in sight, the target is in sight," the pilot of one MIG-29 told a nearby MIG-23, as the fighters closed in on the aircraft piloted by a members of an anti-Castro Cuban-American group, Brothers to the Rescue. "It's a small aircraft."

      Copied," the ground controller answered. "A small plane in sight."


      Cuba has been very protective of their airspace for a long time .

      The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

      by indycam on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 08:13:17 PM PDT

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