After losing part of a rudder, a plane that was headed for Quebec had to turn back and head to Cuba - the starting point of the flight.
Apparently, this plane, which could have easily manuvered a landing on American territory, was forbidden to do so and had to go back to where it initially took off.
Now - this strikes an odd question: Why was the plane denied access to American soil when it was in desperate need of a close landing spot? The Americans apparently refused this because the plane was traveling from Cuba.
I understand the United States' need for home security but holy Christ on a cracker - can't they let go?
I'm fairly sure, and correct me if I'm wrong, that this flight was denied help from Americans because of a long and tumultuous history that the United States has with Cuba. Shall I jog our memories back to the Cuban Missile Crisis of the lovely Cold War period?
However, there were over one hundred passengers on that flight, of whom most were Quebecers. Doesn't this refusal seem a bit too extreme on the part of the U.S.?
If it had been terrorist, they wouldn't have gotten that far. American airports are under very tight security so it's not as if Osama could've smuggled out of that plane in attempt to go blow up something else.
And if it was just to spite Cuba - and it probably was - I think the U.S. should let it the f-u-c-k go already. Cuba is a little Communistic, so what? Russia still isn't a democratic society and how many years did that take the United States to figure out it wasn't any of their goddamn business anyway?
I think America has a particular beef with Cuba because it used to be an American "colony". Funny thing - the U.S. never supported imperialism. When Fidel Castro took over, I suppose it didn't really suit their bill.
But all I'm saying is that the United States should kill their pride a little - learn to forgive and forget ... and learn that they don't rule the world so the kind of governement a specific country has is really none of their goddamn concern.