Skip to comments.President Barack Obama shakes Raul Castro's hand at Mandela memorial service
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.
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Is he bowing because Raul is so short???
And he is bowing to Catro too...
I think he is bowing out of respect... goes to show you whom does Obama respect.
“It’s all going as planned, Raul, my amigo. The rubes don’t even realize I’m an Kenyan Marxist infiltrator”
Looks like he bowed too.
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>
Good Morning America was in ecstasy over it.
Not pictured when he turned around and twerked raul ala miley circus.
I wonder if they went out of his way to do this to stick it to Ted Cruz?
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.”
Birds of a feather.
Castro has the hips of a lady.
Of course Obama shook hands with Chavez too...
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???
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.
Which THAT White House initially denied (WaPo) at the time.
Brothers don’t shake hands! Brothers hug. (Tommy Boy)
Well, it's not that unusual...
That’s the ole Bowbama! Bowing to the communist!
Christiane Amanpour(sp?) was gidding like a teenage girl at a rock concert, as she excitedly reported Obama shaking Castro’s hand. Unbelievable.......
Raul think: “This guys an idiot, and I already own him without firing a shot”
Obozo: “I only hope that my pres__dency is as successful as your brother’s reign (of terror)”
Censure and MoveOn.org.
Looks like he is bending over in another bow to me. Kissing the ring.
What a horrible president.
What is it when they kiss?
There’s the bow again.
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...
obama to Raul: “how you doing buddy, nice to see you!”
Is that a shake and a bow? Maybe a half bow? :-)
Well said, bud!
I believe that the answer to your question is NO.
Give me a break!!
These two scumbags are kindred souls.
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
Bender I don’t know if you realize
Some of my Cuban friends tell me that Raul is Queen of Castro Govt LOL!
In a few years Obama will probably have Che’s body dug up so he can shake his bony hand.
“...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....
And bows down too?
... 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.
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