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Merkel snub of Cuban dictator Raul Castro turns out too good to be true

We were impressed this morning when we read a report from EFE that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had snubbed Cuban dictator Raul Castro at the CELAC summit in Chile this weekend. It was a welcomed reprieve from the usual news reports of democratically elected heads of state greeting and dealing with the vicious and despotic Castro brothers as if they were actual heads of state and not dictators.

Well, it turns out the snub was not a snub at all and Angela Merkel did greet and shook the bloody hand of the current head of the Western Hemisphere's most repressive and murderous dictatorship.

Via the Bulgarian News Agency:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro, right, as dignitaries gather for their group photo at the CELAC-EU summit in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Leaders from the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Santiago for the 60-nation, two day economic summit. The Cuban leader will take over the rotating presidency of the CELAC group of countries from Chile's President Sebastian Pinera. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)


German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro, right, as dignitaries gather for their group photo at the CELAC-EU summit in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Leaders from the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Santiago for the 60-nation, two day economic summit. The Cuban leader will take over the rotating presidency of the CELAC group of countries from Chile's President Sebastian Pinera. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Source: AP

H/T Laida C.

3 comments to Merkel snub of Cuban dictator Raul Castro turns out too good to be true

  • [...] UPDATE: It turns out Merkel's snub of Raul Castro was too good to be true. Merkel did indeed greet and shake the bloody hand of Raul Castro. Read more HERE. [...]

  • asombra

    Let's not ask Merkel to do better than Pope Benedict, shall we? At least she didn't go out of her way to meet with Fidel and the family for half an hour. Besides, they ALL do this, at least if the tyrant in question is left-wing, and she's not even Hispanic. Need I remind anyone of how Spain and the Latrine Americans have conducted themselves with the Castros? Didn't think so. I'm not defending the woman, but from a realpolitik standpoint, this is completely normal.

  • asombra

    "The Cuban leader will take over the rotating presidency of the CELAC group of countries from Chile's President." What does this say about the CELAC countries? I'm not even talking about morality or ideology, necessarily, but about the simple, indisputable fact that Cuba is a miserable failure economically, a perennial deadbeat and a petrified fossil. Why on earth would they put its old fart of a dictator, who's a pseudo-president and a phony general, as head of CELAC? How is this even remotely logical, let alone respectable? WTF is wrong with these people? Answer: they're Latrine Americans, and they're full of SHIT.