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President Barack Obama shakes Raul Castro's hand at Mandela memorial service
UK Telegraph ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Colin Freeman, and agencies

Posted on 12/10/2013 6:36:42 AM PST by Innovative

The US president, Barack Obama, shook hands with his Cuban opposite number, Raul Castro, at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela

The handshake between the two historic enemies came as they attended a ceremony in Johannesburg to celebrate the late South African leader's ability to foster reconciliation.

The gesture - which comes despite half a century of hostilities - came as Mr Obama made his way to a podium to deliver a speech. It is only the second time ever that a US president has shaken the hands of a Cuban Communist leader. President Bill Clinton was the first to do so in 2000 after a lunch during a United Nations summit in New York, when he shook hands with Mr Castro's brother, Fidel.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bow; castro; catro; communism; communists; communistsympathizer; mandela; mandelamemorial; obama; obamamandela; raul; raulcastro
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Birds of a feather...
1 posted on 12/10/2013 6:36:42 AM PST by Innovative
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2 posted on 12/10/2013 6:37:10 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

yep.


3 posted on 12/10/2013 6:37:17 AM PST by GOP Poet
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Is he bowing because Raul is so short???


4 posted on 12/10/2013 6:38:18 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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And he is bowing to Catro too...


5 posted on 12/10/2013 6:38:30 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
And BOWS!
6 posted on 12/10/2013 6:38:37 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: stevie_d_64

I think he is bowing out of respect... goes to show you whom does Obama respect.


7 posted on 12/10/2013 6:39:13 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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“It’s all going as planned, Raul, my amigo. The rubes don’t even realize I’m an Kenyan Marxist infiltrator”


8 posted on 12/10/2013 6:40:18 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Innovative

Looks like he bowed too.


9 posted on 12/10/2013 6:41:25 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Innovative

Would Obama have done the same for Lenin, or Stalin, or Hitler?
The Castro’s are of the same ilk. Murderous thugs. But the POTUS gives him bow and hearty handshake and converses with him like he’s an old friend, or comrade. Repulsive and disgusting, but we know Obama too well after six years, eh>


10 posted on 12/10/2013 6:41:58 AM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Innovative

Good Morning America was in ecstasy over it.

Sickening.


11 posted on 12/10/2013 6:43:14 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." (Glenn Beck))
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To: Innovative

Not pictured when he turned around and twerked raul ala miley circus.


12 posted on 12/10/2013 6:44:50 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Innovative

I wonder if they went out of his way to do this to stick it to Ted Cruz?


13 posted on 12/10/2013 6:45:06 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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Obama did it because he views Castro as a “comrade”- he has more in common with Castro than with people in the US...

And of course Bill Clinton shook hands with Fidel Castro...

“President Bill Clinton was the first to do so in 2000 after a lunch during a United Nations summit in New York, when he shook hands with Mr Castro’s brother, Fidel.”


15 posted on 12/10/2013 6:46:44 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Birds of a feather.

16 posted on 12/10/2013 6:47:04 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Te?xas Eagle)
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To: steelhead_trout

Castro has the hips of a lady.


18 posted on 12/10/2013 6:48:00 AM PST by turducken
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To: Innovative

19 posted on 12/10/2013 6:51:51 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Of course Obama shook hands with Chavez too...

20 posted on 12/10/2013 6:52:02 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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Which brings to mind...

Does Barrack Hussien Obama even respect himself???

I mean really, think about it...We know he has an extreme narcassistic (sp?) condition...Most of the people around him are “yes” men and women...He has a wife and a marraige that is more than likely a love-less relationship now...

The only female that I know about, that has him by the cajones is that communist POS Valarie Jarrett...

If he truely respected this country and its citizens, would we be having this conversation???


21 posted on 12/10/2013 6:56:08 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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The bastard (acknowledged) son of a Cuban planter aristocrat- who went to the finest Jesuit schools and became a lawyer from Havana U., creates a prison island plantation of his own communistic slaves, rips off all the money from the seized private property of legal Cubans and US companies. Takes the money and sends it to Bank of Cuba in the City of London, and to Swiss banks. An international terrorist psycho and friend of Jimmah Cahtah. A cocaine smuggler/enabler to this day.

He shakes hand with anti-communist Quaker Richard Nixon, whom the left ran out of office because their book of whores was discovered in the Watergate breakin (done without Nixon’s knowledge by his psycho loyalists)— and one of the whores was John Dean’s wife. This is the truth. And the whole thing could have been avoided, because there was NO way McGovern was ever going to win the presidency.

But, it is important to know the provenance of all these connections. The Castros are a criminal conspiracy— the usual S. American dictator ripoffs. All in the style of Patrice Lumumba, Mugabe.... and NELSON MANDELA and his charming ex-wife Winnie”Necklace” Mandela.

You can’t make this stuff up. And the millions who have suffered and died for freedom— you can’t make that up either. Pray for their Peace wherever they now lie.


22 posted on 12/10/2013 6:56:17 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Innovative

Which THAT White House initially denied (WaPo) at the time.
Hilarious.


23 posted on 12/10/2013 6:57:19 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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Brothers don’t shake hands! Brothers hug. (Tommy Boy)


24 posted on 12/10/2013 6:59:47 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Innovative
Did 0bama bow too?

Well, it's not that unusual...

5.56mm

27 posted on 12/10/2013 7:03:29 AM PST by M Kehoe
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That’s the ole Bowbama! Bowing to the communist!


28 posted on 12/10/2013 7:11:14 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: stevie_d_64

Christiane Amanpour(sp?) was gidding like a teenage girl at a rock concert, as she excitedly reported Obama shaking Castro’s hand. Unbelievable.......


29 posted on 12/10/2013 7:26:48 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Innovative

Raul think: “This guys an idiot, and I already own him without firing a shot”


30 posted on 12/10/2013 7:27:44 AM PST by realcleanguy
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Obozo: “I only hope that my pres__dency is as successful as your brother’s reign (of terror)”


31 posted on 12/10/2013 7:46:18 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Innovative; Revolting cat!

Censure and MoveOn.org.


32 posted on 12/10/2013 7:49:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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Looks like he is bending over in another bow to me. Kissing the ring.


33 posted on 12/10/2013 7:50:41 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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There are also the photos of Jimmah Carter palling with Fidel Castro.

What a horrible president.

34 posted on 12/10/2013 7:54:00 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Innovative; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Hey, the drive by media wouldn't have raise an eyebrow if The Obamanation... had gone full fellatio on Raul--
35 posted on 12/10/2013 7:54:31 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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Brothers don’t shake hands! Brothers hug. (Tommy Boy)

What is it when they kiss?


36 posted on 12/10/2013 7:57:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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Obama can do no wrong. Here he is smiling in approval of a known Klu Klux Klan recruiter.


37 posted on 12/10/2013 7:58:37 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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There’s the bow again.


38 posted on 12/10/2013 7:59:01 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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The US president, Barack Obama, shook hands with his Cuban opposite number, Raul Castro, at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela

Raul Castro is NOT 'his opposite' number. Raul is his blood brother, his first cousin, his homie, his next of kin... Really, gimme a break...

39 posted on 12/10/2013 8:04:22 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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obama to Raul: “how you doing buddy, nice to see you!”


40 posted on 12/10/2013 8:11:05 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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Is that a shake and a bow? Maybe a half bow? :-)


41 posted on 12/10/2013 8:17:24 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Well said, bud!


42 posted on 12/10/2013 8:17:32 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: stevie_d_64

I believe that the answer to your question is NO.


43 posted on 12/10/2013 8:19:28 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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“historic enemies”??

Give me a break!!

These two scumbags are kindred souls.


44 posted on 12/10/2013 8:20:34 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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I saw that Bender

I was watching Al Jazeera America they have best coverge in my opiniuon yeah they are bias they had great coverage


45 posted on 12/10/2013 8:36:59 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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Bender I don’t know if you realize

Some of my Cuban friends tell me that Raul is Queen of Castro Govt LOL!


46 posted on 12/10/2013 8:37:57 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Innovative

In a few years Obama will probably have Che’s body dug up so he can shake his bony hand.


47 posted on 12/10/2013 8:43:09 AM PST by driftless2
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“...The handshake between the two historic enemies came as they attended...”

Maybe the USA and Cuba are “historic” enemies, but Obama and Castro are commie brothers....


48 posted on 12/10/2013 8:52:07 AM PST by Boonie
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And bows down too?


49 posted on 12/10/2013 8:57:41 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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"President Barack Obama shakes Raul Castro's hand at Mandela memorial service..."

... Heck ... looking at that photo of the hand shake .... is it just me or does it appear that out Traitor in Chief is actually bowing to Castro? .... gee .... how quaint.

50 posted on 12/10/2013 9:00:57 AM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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