US interfering with legal cuban sales?

Discussion in 'Cuban Cigar Forum' started by robbiex0r, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. robbiex0r

    robbiex0r scum

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    http://cphpost.dk/news/international/us-snubs-out-legal-cigar-transaction

    Interesting read on just how far-reaching our government seems to think their powers are.
     
  2. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc When Death smiles, Corpsmen smile back

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  3. grateful1

    grateful1 Oh My!

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    "But the transaction, which was automatically routed through the US,"

    WTF?

    Why was it routed? The guy needs to go after the bank...I would think. no?
     
  4. JHolmes763

    JHolmes763 Drinkin' the koolaid

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    He chose to pay in dollars, so it was routed through the US. That's what I understood, at least.
     
  5. thefatguy

    thefatguy TheFatGuy

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    Wow, sometimes the lack of common sense annoys me! Actually, it always annoys me!
     
  6. MrAnderson41

    MrAnderson41 Cool Story 'Bro!

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    They don't think it they know it.
     
  7. robbiex0r

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    Maybe... but one could be in Korea, convert their Dong to Dollars (heh), and purchase items there with that cash. I really doubt the US govt would have a problem with that. Maybe other flags get thrown when the transfer is done electronically. Even so, it does sound like the bank's mistake, and I'm not sure how they pin it on the individual for doing something wrong. As far as we know, the routing and conversion could just be SOP for whichever bank he's using. The Dollar is one of few widely used and internationally accepted currencies...
     
  8. broblues

    broblues planning and plotting

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    There is no way to make sense of that deal. Unfortunately for Torben.
     
  9. ironpeddler

    ironpeddler Ye Old Newbie

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    No one in our Federal Government or in the financial centers of the US are that dim witted to do such a dumb thing.... :whistling:

    There's something fishy in Denmark!...I can't believe no one said that yet!
     
  10. Pipe Smoker

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    rotten?
     

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