Obama Bows to Cuban Dictator Raul Castro

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The Official Memorial Service For Nelson Mandela Is Held In Johannesburg

Not only is Obama shaking hands with Raul Castro, he’s also doing his bizarre trademark half-bow.

When I read yesterday that both President Obama and Cuba’s murderous dictator Raul Castro were both going to be speaking at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa, I knew the odds were Obama would end up greeting and shaking the blood-stained hand of the Cuban despot. I had hoped against hope (no pun intended) that Obama would somehow find the courage to fend off his proclivity to act submissive before other world leaders, especially the most despotic ones, but apparently, he simply could not resist. Once again, Obama lends credence and recognition to a vile and bloody dictatorial regime responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of innocent people.

I do not know if there is enough soap or hand sanitizer in the world to wash off the blood Castro left on Obama’s hand.

The Mandela funeral is proving to be the place where Communists and enemies of the United States get together.

How much blood are we talking about exactly?

In one day alone, he ordered at least 72 men executed without trial in the city of Santiago. All throughout the night of January 12, 1959 and into the following day, successive groups of men were lined up in front of ditches at San Juan Hill and shot by firing squads. Raúl is reported to have gleefully delivered the coup d’grace on a few. Afterwards, a bulldozer was brought in to cover the mass graves. Among the victims was policeman Benito Cortés, an American citizen born in Puerto Rico and father of five. In 1966, Raúl had the bodies exhumed, encased in concrete, and dumped into deep waters off the coast of Cuba.

Cuba Archive has documented dozens of people, including many children, killed attempting to escape Cuba with Raúl in a leading role. His Air Force carried out the Canimar River Massacre of July 6, 1980, when dozens were murdered.

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Flashback: Ready for Hillary. Ready for Castro.

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  • Frank suss

    He doesn’t bow.. liar. Thanks Obama..

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Is he standing up straight?

      • Notalibfool

        Only in the eyes of a liberal.

        • MarcoZandrini

          You are the epitome (“perfect example”) of a RWer. It’s plain the the President’s back is bent so he can look Castro in the eye. You see, that’s how real men shake hands.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Real men bow to shake hands? Do they also show Russian dictators their “flexibility”?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Real men go to bathhouses and pursue stealth socialist agendas while pretending to care about “the middle class.”

            We all have our various definitions for what a real man is I guess.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Real men aren’t afraid to cry when Russian dictators speak harshly to them

          • justme

            Don’t have to bow to look one in the eye either.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Raul should have LOOKED UP to Obama and Obama LOOK DOWN to Raul.

            But Obama bowed to Raul, just as Obama bowed to the Saudi King.

            Obamas school years in Indonesia left a mark on his soul.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “It’s plain the the President’s back is bent so he can look Castro in the eye.”

            You’re fixated on that BS.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Raul, the latest Castro to rule Cuba should have been picked up by his body guards to Obamas level.

            Is Raul a midget? I don’t think so.

      • EarlyBird

        Greenfield, you sad, beady eyed little twit. Get a real job. Didn’t you mother want you to become a doctor on Long Island?

        • kasandra

          Instead of the ad hominum attacks, why don’t you try providing a good, and logical, reason why Obama bowed to and shook the hands of the murdering despot, the guy who imprisons dissidents, poets, and homosexuals on the island prison that is Cuba.

          • Mikey

            Give Early Bird a break.

            He hates poets for obvious reason. They have a skill and he has none.

            EB is a homophobe.

            … and dissidents …don’;t get EB started … they are attacking his comrades on the Left.

          • EarlyBird

            Kasandra, first it’s “ad hominem.”

            Secondly, nobody comes to this wretched site for “good logical” anything. It’s a place for paranoid, ignorant, frightened right wing nutjobs to reinforce their paranoia and ignorance.

            If Obama had ignored Castro, Greenfield would have ridiculed him for it.

            If Obama had high fived Castro, Greenfield would have ridiculed him for it.

            If Obama had punched Castro and started singing the Star Spangled Banner, Greenfield would have ridiculed him for it.

            Don’t you get it? This is a propaganda site. No thought or analysis or fact or fairness is involved here. This is about Horowitz, a poisonous, hateful man, and his loyal understudy, Lil’ Danny Greenfield, whipping up resentment and hate among the already whipped up, resentful and hateful.

            In this hysterical, ridiculous world, Obama is not just a standard liberal Democrat of a very standard kind, a bit naive and out of his depth. He is the Devil!

            PLEASE go find a serious, thoughtful, responsible conservative site and compare.

          • kasandra

            So, then, you don’t have a rational reason for why it was a good idea. You just want to hurl invective. That’s very intelligent. Well here is something I bet I can spell correctly – projection. And you’ve got a bunch of it.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            “If Obama had punched Castro and started singing the Star Spangled Banner, Greenfield would have ridiculed him for it.”

            I would have recommended him for a 2nd Nobel Peace Prize

            Also speaking of “poisonous hate” and “resentment”, there’s every single comment you’ve left on this post.

          • MarcoZandrini

            Because real men look each other in the eye when the shake hands. Fool.

          • A Z

            Everywhere you look you see taller people bowing when shaking hand of shorter people, because they cannot look down or the shorter person cannot look up.

            Yeah, right!

            Maybe a supporter of the ACLU such as yourself should support the “Ladies in White” and be against the Castro Oligarchs. But I do not figure you are much for bravery or morals.

            Cuba detains 70 Ladies in White ahead of pope visit

            http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/19/us-cuba-dissidents-idUSBRE82H0BC20120319

          • A Z
          • objectivefactsmatter

            Let me stare in to your hand while I shake your head. I won’t need to bow, fool.

        • Drakken

          Ah yes, your rabid leftard progressive colors coming out in full display, but yet you claim to be a conservative? Strange.

          • EarlyBird

            And to think in high school you were stuffing pasty, 98 pound weaklings like lil’ Danny into lockers. Now you’re defending him. You’ve come a long way, killer.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          EarlyTurd,

          Get back to mowing Daniels lawn.

        • Crassus

          Maybe Greenfield’s mother did want him to be a doctor on Long Island but now that we have the ACA that deal has pretty much gone down the toilet.

          • DogmaelJones1

            This is true. Daniel is 6’3″ and a tiny paragraph in Section 418, clause 181, says that doctors over 6′ tall may not participate in the ACA and will be banished from medicine altogether.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Except every leap year apparently. It’s just under the paragraph about the care and feeding of Joe Biden’s rug.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Biden had a plug job.

          • DogmaelJones1

            This is Biden’s famous Chia rug, right? The one on his head?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Except you pour whiskey on it to make it grow.

          • MarcoZandrini

            You’re confused. It’s Rant Paul’s rug!

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Hate is bad for your liver.

          • EarlyBird

            Fuck you.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            You wouldn’t need Jewish doctors if you could control the bile.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            Yeah, EarlyTurd has a bad liver and a bad brain.

          • BenJabo1Machal

            Obama didn’t bow out of courtesy, he was checking the size of Castro’s pecker

        • objectivefactsmatter

          WTF is wrong with you? You come here to “fight hate” and that’s all you have to serve.

      • trickyblain

        Seems to be attempting to make eye contact with a much shorter man.

        • Tre

          I always have to bow or get on my knees when making eye contact with a shorter person, because like ya know my neck doesn’t bend and I cannot roll my eyes to look up or down.

          Isn’t everyone that way?

          • kilfincelt

            He’s a Muslim and used to bowing. And before anyone says he is not a Muslim, let me explain. If Obama Sr. is his real father then Junior is a Muslim because his father was one. It is automatic according to Muslims. If Obama Sr. is not his real father, he still is a Muslim because when he lived in Indonesia, he attended a Muslim school where he said the shahada which also makes him a Muslim.

          • MarcoZandrini

            Let’s see, your reasoning (bad as it is but what else can we expect) means that I’m a catholic because I attended a catholic grade school. Nice try, shorty (one who is lacking in some aspect of his or her anatomy).

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Were you baptized as a Catholic?

          • RichardBlaineJunior

            Thanks, Harvard. I didn’t realize being a Muslim was genetic. Catch a Science class sometime.

          • A Z

            Genetic? Naw and kilfincelt did claim it was. He was just citing Muslim Law.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          I’m 6’2 and I manage to shake hands with much shorter people. Obama is an inch shorter than me and he can’t figure out how to do it without looking ridiculous?

          • DogmaelJones1

            Daniel, if we ever expect to meet, remind me to wear platform shoes.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Or maybe I’ll just follow Obama’s lead and bow.

    • Smoking Hamster

      I guess Obama is a hunchback?

    • BenJabo1Machal

      In the Hebrew Language a “suss” is a horse, you’re as smart as the back end of that animal

    • DogmaelJones1

      Obama is tall, and as an American should stand tall. Instead, he stoops
      to the level of that pint-sized Cuban dictator. That’s called bowing.
      There ARE bows. Obama is ashamed of being an American. If he really is one.

      • MarcoZandrini

        Real men look each other in the eye when they shake hands. I guess you’re not a real man.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          “Real men look each other in the eye when they shake hands. I guess you’re not a real man.”

          So…you are pretty dumb. You think to stand tall would be avoiding eye contact?

          Keep reaching. There is an apparently bottomless pit of excuses for anti-American POTUS maneuvers.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Frankensuss,

      Obama DID bow… liar.

      Now admit you are FULL of SUSS.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WlqW6UCeaY

  • Frank suss

    There is no Bows… Stop lying..

    • Notalibfool

      You claim that Obama isn’t bowing when he so clearly is in this picture. Are you also going to tell us that the economy is fine and Obamacare is a success?

      • MarcoZandrini

        Castro is short. He wasn’t bowing to him.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          You don’t have to bow to shake a shorter man’s hand.

        • notalibfool

          You need to get your eyes checked.

          • MarcoZandrini

            My eyes are fine. Check out the picture at the top of the page. Obama is at least 6″ taller than Castro.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            6″. Not 2 feet.

            Obama wants to end the embargo on the 54 year Castro family dictatorship.

            I hope he is blocked from doing that – as long as Cuba is imprisoned behind the Sugarcane Curtain.

          • notalibfool

            So what. I have never in my 40 year life seen ANY tall person stoop so low to greet someone short.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Castro is relatively short. 0′Bama did bow.

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    • BenJabo1Machal

      Obummer did the very same exact thing when he kissed the Saudi Dictators tuchas, plus he threw in kissing the Kings ring as a bonus

      • trickyblain
        • Drakken

          Bush greeted ole Abdullah as an equal, your hero Obummer greeted him as a servant, big effing difference leftard.

          • MarcoZandrini

            And Bush held his hand. Hope he made sure he was hold the sheik’s right hand!
            “Leftard” is that the best you’ve got. You must have gone to public school in Mississippi.

          • Drakken

            I would expect a dago wop like you not to quite get it, must have been all that inbreeding with the muslim moors when they had Sicily. If you had ever been to the ME you would know it is a arab custom dumbazz. As for school? I effing guarantee you, it is well beyond yours, effing inbred wop.

          • MarcoZandrini

            Wow, I haven’t heard slurs like that since grade school. Btw, my ancestry is central Italy. We don’t consider Sicily to be part of “Italy.”

            I spent 25 years in the military. I bet that I’ve been to more countries than towns/cities than you have. Education? I bet you have a high school education, maybe. Me? I have a college degree.

          • Drakken

            Hmmm Spent 25 years working for uncle sugar myself. I will bloody well guarantee you that you haven’t been to 68 countries as I have, you must have been army. Education, a Masters, so keep playing there cupcake. You Dagos always have been a tad slow on the uptake and always quick to a nasty temper. Again thanks for playing.

        • BenJabo1Machal

          You don’t know what he kissed when they were in private

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Exactly.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I’m sure that’s not all.

      • Crassus

        Well, at least the Saudi king didn’t keep his ring in his back pants pocket. That would have been a hoot and a half.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          He actually has quite a few rings, but the photographers are not always around to document the kissing.

          • BenJabo1Machal

            Obama should have been thankful that the Saudi King didn’t give him his left hand to kill, that’s used for wiping excrement off his butt

    • EamonnDublin

      Frank – When I read your post after looking at the photograph, I rushed off to the opticians as I was upset that my eyesight must be gone crazy. To my great joy, the optician said my eyesight is perfect. Do you think I should get a second opinion? Have you had a second opinion? My opinion is that you are an idiot. Éamonn, Dublin, Ireland.

    • DogmaelJones1

      Obama is tall, and as an American should stand tall. Instead, he stoops to the level of that pint-sized Cuban dictator. That’s called bowing. There ARE bows.

  • EarlyBird

    Gee, didn’t see this one coming.

    • Drakken

      Just like you don’t see anything else that doesn’t fit your wishful thinking leftist agenda.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      It’s called Progressive Blindness.

  • pookieamos

    Come on , what else could we expect ? Obama is right at home with those who share his worldview ….Obama’s dream is equality for all mankind. Equality in which those who are citizens of the United States of America , once the true masters of our government are no longer blessed in our Civil Rights

    • pookieamos

      But instead are equal and no better in health, richness , happiness than any other in the global world. It truly will be a HUNGER GAME on a global scale. We will at long last become the widgets in the Elites new world.

      • EarlyBird

        He wants to use government in a way that will keep you from being bankrupted by medical bills. How scary!

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Is that what he’s accomplishing by forcing people into more expensive health insurance?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            This is the great “Obama Cancer Cure” we’ve heard about and still the haters have only race-based contempt for the poor under-appreciated socialist savior.

        • Preezy_of_the_United_Steezy

          Instead we are now bankrupted by our health insurance.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            But he means well. That’s what counts. After all, just apply for aid if you can’t pay your bills. Free phones, food, housing. Don’t sweat it. 0′Bama’s got ya covered.

          • BenJabo1Machal

            Obama pays for you by borrowing Chinese money & has the Federal Reserve print money that he doesn’t have the gold to cover

        • objectivefactsmatter

          He’s a goodhearted but incompetent soul.

          That’s the absolute best anyone can plausibly claim about 0′Bama.

          • BenJabo1Machal

            Obama has a nice smile when he shoves his knife into America’s back
            He promised you could keep your Health Care & Doctor, have you been able to keep yours? If so, watch for the new rates and deductibles

          • objectivefactsmatter

            If you like your free market, you can keep your free market. Period.

            If you like your wealth, you can keep your wealth. Period.

          • BenJabo1Machal

            Not at all true, he insists on taxing the rich, therefore they can’t keep their wealth
            Now, the poor still can’t get decent healthcare, since he’s made the prices of the health insurance so high that only the wealthy can afford to pay for them, except for Congress , Unions and others of his favorties

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You’re saying his promises aren’t worth anything?!

        • Drakken

          Yup gotta love all you libtards and your good intentions. Like everything lese your hero Obummer touches, it will work just fine won’t it?

        • Notalibfool

          Actually he just increased the amount of money I have to hand out each month. Thank you for voting for this farce. Now can you send me some money to pay for it?

  • MarcoZandrini

    Is this all you RWNJs can come up with? No wonder you wackos are becoming increasingly irrelevant.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Comrade, Get back to your spider hole.

    • Drakken

      Is that all you got there wop? Typical commi/progressive, all about feelings and not a bloody ounce of common sense or reasoning skills.

      • MarcoZandrini

        I think your mom is calling you.

        • Drakken

          Well your mom might give you a cookie and tell you how special you are.

  • Crassus

    It’s only protocol. The junior Marxist must always bow to his elders.

    • Preezy_of_the_United_Steezy

      Hilarious!

  • Hilda

    Ozero bows to communists and despots because he aspires to be one too.

    • The March Hare

      Not aspire to, he is one.

      • Hilda

        I stand corrected. I should have said, he aspires be the official dictator of the US. He is indeed a communist and and Congress isn’t doing anything to stop him.

        • Hilda

          …to stop him from becoming a dictator that is.

        • Watchman On the Wall

          The demonrats are encouraging and supporting him. What kind of spell are they under?

          • disqus_csQ4gXnA7x

            It’s called intelligence. Sadly you wouldn’t know anything about that.

  • RichardBlaineJunior

    Bow? When tall people talk to short people they bend over. Sorry it makes your teatarded head explode.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Is Raul of the Castro family dictatorship a midget?

      From Fidel to Raul.

      Can’t trust anyone who’s not a Castro family member?

      Sounds like Syria, North Korea.

      Now go back and occupy your spider hole, comrade.

      • Thomas Bailey

        What the fuck does your reply even mean? You’re a special degree of stupid.

        • Drakken

          Let me guess? You voted for Obummer didn’t you, hence your rather emotional outburst right?

    • Chavi Beck

      Huh? I’m taller than most of my friends and I do not bow down when I talk to them. I might (or might not) get down when explaining something to a small child — not when greeting an adult who is 6″ shorter than me.

  • Jim Davis

    Obama is no Mandela. He is a mockery of an American President. There are no bounds to his inability to see how he is viewed by the rest of the world.

  • Thomas Bailey

    President Obama is *taller* than Castro. Is he supposed to stand and look at the top of the dude’s scalp? Not sure if this article is borne of stupidity or just derangement.

  • maccamcfc

    Do you realize how silly you look to the rest of the world with articles like this?

  • http://www.pattricejones.info/blog pattricejones

    Oh, for heaven’s sake, he’s TALL. Substantially taller than Castro. Has none of you ever bent over to shake the hand of a child? Were you bowing to the child?

  • disqus_csQ4gXnA7x

    God you are incredibly stupid. Obama is over 6 foot, Castro is like 5’4 he bent down to shake hands with him not bowed, you stupid fuck.