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Supreme Irony of Obama/Castro Handshake goes Unnoticed

Stu Tarlowe in American Thinker:

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Supreme Irony of Obama/Castro Handshake goes Unnoticed

Amidst all the coverage of the handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, including the hue and cry raised by conservatives outraged by the unseemliness of it, the real significance of the act, fraught with supreme irony, appears to have gone unnoticed.

Contrary to the giddy reporting of the Left-leaning mainstream media, the handshake hardly represents the spirit of Nelson Mandela reaching out from the grave to promote "reconciliation" between the U.S. and Cuba. As some conservative commentators have observed, two Commies shaking hands is hardly a news story.

But what about the supreme irony that, at the funeral of a man celebrated and eulogized for dedicating his entire life to combating racism against blacks, the "first black president of the United States" shakes hands with one of the leaders of a regime that is probably the worst practitioner of institutionalized racism against blacks in the entire world? In fact, the institutionalized racism in Cuba has been described as "Stalinist Apartheid"!

That irony is compounded by the fact that, while the "official" Mandela narrative would have us believe that he was held for 27 years as a "prisoner of conscience", solely because he dared to oppose apartheid, in reality that opposition was expressed through terrorism, and he was imprisoned for being a terrorist. And all through his imprisonment, he could have regained his freedom by publicly repudiating his terrorist activities, but he stubbornly refused to do so. Although Mandela did eventually renounce terrorism, for many years the phrase "unrepentant terrorist" was as apt a description of Mandela as it still is for Bill Ayers.

In contrast, Cuba's KGB-designed dungeons and torture chambers have held (and still hold!) scores of black Cubans who peacefully protested the institutionalized racism that has permeated that "island paradise" ever since the Castro regime seized power in 1959. Some of those prisoners' "crimes" consisted of publicly quoting Dr. Martin Luther King!

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