Skip to comments.US Radio Bombing of Cuba Found Illegal
Posted on 11/15/2007 12:40:25 PM PST by Abathar
Geneva, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Radiocommunication Conference recognized Wednesday that US transmissions against Cuba are illegal, thus causing irritation among US representatives at the forum.
After three weeks of negotiations, the conference of technical experts from several countries rejected this practice.
"Radio transmissions from an aircraft only toward the territory of another government, and without its consent," contravenes radio communication regulations," the conference decided.
Diplomats interviewed by Prensa Latina said "this is a firm rejection of measures implemented by the Bush government in the last years.
The plenary meeting also indicated that Washington has not stopped the prejudicial interference of Cuban broadcast services, despite several requests by the Radiocommunications Office.
Regarding that, it urged the United States to adopt the necessary measures to resolve this and asked the International Telecommunications Union to inform on related progress in coming meetings.
After the remarks, the US delegation decided to withdraw from the agreement and, clearly challenging the meeting, said the illegal transmission policy toward Cuba will be maintained.
According to participants, with its stance the United States corroborated its disrespect of multilateralism, and its once again arrogant style in an international event.
"According to participants, with its stance the United States corroborated its disrespect of multilateralism, and its once again arrogant style in an international event."
I wonder which little commie dictator's representative said this, probably Chavez's little toad since it concerns his good buddy Castro.
Why do we put up with this crap?
Yawn. Unless this resolution has the force of law (e.g., if the USA is treaty-bound to honor it), who cares? Besides, we aren’t jamming Cubans’ transmissions. We’re giving them additional things to listen to, if they dare to risk the wrath of Castro by listening to them.
Radio free Cuba
The World Radiocommunication Conference?
Says who? Screw them... it’s not Marcone and they don’t own the air.
“(SCOTUS Chief Justice)John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!” President Andrew Jackson
Okay, so we stop the “Radio Bombing” and go back to conventional bombing......
Yeah, well, apparently we helped pay for this conference, according to the FCC website. It was organized by the International Telecommunication Union, and is part of the — SURPRISE! — United Nations.
According to participants, with its stance the World Radiocommunications Conference corroborated its disrespect of freedom and liberty, and its once again arrogant style in an international event."
Forgot to say the source of this article, Prensa Latina, is the Cuban government’s news service, the Cuban version of the old sTass.
good then lets radio bomb Geneva instead.
What a bunch of Twits(sp)...
Translation: There is a radio program that criticizes Cuba.
I remember the Cubans threatened to jam all radio in the US if we didn’t stop broadcasting free radio towards Cuba. We threatened to bomb them if they did. end of discussion
It is just freedom of speech.........
Is it? I was wondering, it was linked from another site and I had never heard of it before. It had that progressive / commie feel to it on the page.
OF course its freedom speech, but its what is being said that the world objects to. Had it been praising Fidel there would never have been a peep from anyone.
"(tsk) That's a shame."
You remember that! I think it was in 1990 that Miami was bombarded by Radio Havana broadcasts as Castro blustered that “we are not a nuclear power, but we are a radio power!!”
Suddenly, though, things got real quiet. I’ve always theorized that the threat was not to bomb Castro’s broadcast transmitters (filled with human shields) but rather his jamming transmitters that were keeping Radio Marti from being heard. Letting the truth get through to Cuba would have been a far greater threat to the Cuban thug dictator.
Anyway, any international organization with the words “World” or “Union” in its title can go boink itself, IMHO.
Fine, what’s say we now use this as justification to blow up al Jazeera since they’re the mouthpiece of OBL and their broadcasts of his garbage directly affect pretty much every non-Islamic government on the globe.
These people woudl object to radio free europe.
the people in cuba are slaves, slaves must be freed.
Perhaps the Iranian operation is the one really causing problems?
Islamist Iran is THE worst nation state mischief-maker.
Russia and China play around the edges, Chavez and Castro bluster, but the Iranian regime is full time terroristic.
Iranian Shiite (the `twelvers’) fanatics are indifferent, even welcoming of their own extermination in the `last days’.
Not a question of if, but when the eastern skies flash incandescent.
I would expect this from people trying to keep tyrants in power. That's why we'll see the fairness doctrine again.
How many soldiers does the World Radiocommunication Conference have?
Who knows, but I bet they look really pretty in their baby blue helmets and crisp pressed jackets...
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