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Obama’s Handshake with Castro
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 10, 2013 | Mona Charen

Posted on 12/10/2013 9:04:07 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota

Alan Gross has been rotting in a Cuban prison for going on five years for the offense of distributing computers and cell phones to Cuba’s tiny Jewish community. Not only is Gross an American citizen, he was an employee of the U.S. State Department’s Agency for International Development when he was unlawfully arrested.

That the Obama administration has not seen to his release is outrage enough — but to witness the handshake between Obama and úRal Castro makes the stomach turn. Even without the Gross case, the nature of the Cuban regime should be enough to cause our president to find some way to avoid a handshake. Shameful day to be an American.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: castro
Short point, but valid.

Hard to keep up with all the indiscretions of this Administration though.

1 posted on 12/10/2013 9:04:07 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Obama’s Handshake with BOW TO Castro

Fixed it!

2 posted on 12/10/2013 9:08:20 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Like Chamberlain shaking hands with Hitler.

The appeaser-in-chief even has a slight bow while he shakes.


3 posted on 12/10/2013 9:09:23 AM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“Alan Gross has been rotting in a Cuban prison for going on five years for the offense of distributing computers and cell phones to Cuba’s tiny Jewish community. Not only is Gross an American citizen, he was an employee of the U.S. State Department’s Agency for International Development when he was unlawfully arrested.”


I’d like nothing better than to see Alan Gross released even as I type this, but, and it’s a big ol’ but, who, but the very brave, or very foolish, would go into a totalitarian police state and distribute communications equipment without the express permission of the host nation (i.e. said police state). And who knows what kind of back channel negotiation has been going on? I’m guessing Havana wants to swap him for some Cuban agents we have.


4 posted on 12/10/2013 9:11:02 AM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: LucianOfSamasota; SunkenCiv; Liz; sickoflibs; Red Baron
Alan Gross has been rotting in a Cuban prison for going on five years for the offense of distributing computers and cell phones to Cuba’s tiny Jewish community. Not only is Gross an American citizen, he was an employee of the U.S. State Department’s Agency for International Development when he was unlawfully arrested.

ping

5 posted on 12/10/2013 9:16:27 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: LucianOfSamasota

He kept it to a handshake? What restraint! He probably wanted to hump his leg.


6 posted on 12/10/2013 9:19:23 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Old friends recalling good times I bet.


7 posted on 12/10/2013 9:37:20 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

Florida news ping.

The liberals in the Florida media will not mention this in a critical way...


8 posted on 12/10/2013 10:19:03 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Could anyone be surprised?


9 posted on 12/10/2013 11:34:32 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Two homo’s reaching out to each other and keeping up international relations.

One is Castro, the other wants to enter The Castro...


10 posted on 12/10/2013 11:58:53 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

.... I read an article last week that revealed that Obama was planning to shake Castro’s hand at the memorial ..... This was a planned event.


11 posted on 12/10/2013 12:27:33 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: GOPJ; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks GOPJ.


12 posted on 12/10/2013 7:02:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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