Castro snubbed Obama at airport arrival in Cuba?!

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  1. righteousdude2

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    Why are you concerned about it?
     
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    Why not?
     
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    Castro would have been there but he was to busy beating dissidents and lost track of time.
     
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    (Though original post is quoted below, it is edited out here because I now can see that some could think it a bit much and poorly done. Apologies and PMs have been sent to the appropriate people.)
     
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    Not what I heard. One-way boat trip headed north on Nostalgic Cuban Cruise Lines.
     
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    If you don't like his thread don't read it. Instead you want to create more "angst" and harass him.
     
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    It was sarcasm
     
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    O O Evidently you do not understand sarcasm. Others can use it, too.
     
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    The Obama administration surely knew that Castro would not be at the airport. For goodness sake, the first visit of a US president in over 50 years, you can be sure the diplomatic protocols were discussed and known ahead of time.

    Oh wait....I get it. You said, "Depending on who you listen to" and the article pointed out Donald Trump's tweet:

    Wow, President Obama just landed in Cuba, a big deal, and Raul Castro wasn't even there to greet him. He greeted Pope and others. No respect.
     
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    Divining the intents of others now? My question in post number two was legitimately asked.
     
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    Good grief. The Donald is now the arbiter of diplomatic protocol, I see. More ignorance and hubris, as is to be expected of future nominee.

    How many times, do you suppose, Obama has met a foreign head of state at the airport? Formal receptions are at the White House (the home of the president, just to make a point).

    So Raul met Francis and Putin at the airport? Well, the Russians were the allies of the Castros for decades, and Raul was eager to wrap himself in the mantle of Francis, who is the leader of the world's Roman Catholics (or antichrist, according to some on this board, when it's not Obama himself). Obama represents a country that has been vilified by the Cuban regime for six decades as the Great Satan (if, of course, scientific materialists would acknowledge a satan if they saw one, preferring to call it the tool of capitalism or some such) and whether you like it or not Obama represents democracy (with lower case "D") unlike the proto-fascist Putin and Francis, who seems to have democratic instincts but represents an institution regulated by hierarchy.

    In any case, Raul's discomfort at the press conference — how dare anyone ask such questions? — was well worth the whole trip.
     
  13. righteousdude2

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    Same old rolfe ... I asked the question. You didn't have to respond if you couldn't be anything but snarky! I guess, you remain on ignore for a darn good reason.
     
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    Same old RD... Post number two was fair question. No snark.

    I think that you were looking for an affront by the Cubans that likely did not exist.

    At least until I return back to Sweden, eh?

    (That was snark.)


    Ed to add- After rereading my post number five, I realize how one can think it harsh. I should have worded it better. No offense was intended and apologies to all who were offended.
     
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    For one thing, Cuba is an apartheid state and the Castros and also Che have a long, well-documented history of racism. Obama does not care because he is willing to fawn on the murderers in order to have history say that he fawned on murderers.
     
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    Pope Francis is a pure Peronist and is in good company with the likes of Castro, Kirchner, Maduro, Morales, and the child-molester Ortega.
     

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