Would it be correct to say that Raul Castro played “host” to chinese strong man Xi Jinping last week?
Perhaps not. After all, in all parasitic relations, the parasite feeds off the host, but in this case Raul was clearly the parasite, never letting go of Xi during the entire visit.
Dictator Xi was very glad to have his hands and feet kissed by a drooling and utterly desperate Raul.
Raul and Xi flew to Santiago de Cuba to visit the Moncada barracks and to heap abuse on the memory of Cuban poet Jose Marti. The two dictators laid a wreath on his tomb and praised him as a “revolutionary pioneer.”
Raul also rounded up every guayabera on the island to outfit his goons and the entire Chinese delegation in traditional Cuban macho-man garb.
Xi goes home feeling well-rewarded for his patronage, secure in the knowledge that Castrogonia is in his guayabera pocket, along with its colony of Caracastan, and that the rest of Latin America will soon fill his other pockets too, as the United States of America continues to recede into its shell like some hermit crab.
From the Chinese Ministry of Truth:
Xi Jinping Visits Santiago de Cuba in the Company of Raúl Castro at All Times
On July 23, 2014, President Xi Jinping, accompanied at all times by Raúl Castro, President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, visited Santiago de Cuba, the Heroic City and the second largest city of Cuba.
It was one and a half hours’ flight from Havana to Santiago de Cuba. The two heads of state had a warm talk in the special plane, chatting cheerfully about friendship and discussing cooperation. Xi Jinping said that the Cuba Revolution Day is three days away, and I am delighted to pay a visit to Santiago de Cuba on the eve of it in the company of President Raúl.
After arriving in Santiago de Cuba, Xi Jinping, accompanied by Raúl, first laid a wreath at Jose Marti’s tomb. The two heads of state stopped at the long-burning fire. Soldiers relieved guard with drumbeats. The military band played the national anthems of Cuba and China. Accompanied by marches, the guards of courtesy carried the wreath and led the two heads of state to stand in silent tribute before Jose Marti’s tomb. Xi Jinping went up to tidy the ribbons and present flowers to cherish the memory of the Cuban national hero and revolutionary pioneer….
…Xi Jinping stressed that his visit to Latin America rounded off in Cuba. President Raúl arranged schedules himself and took pains to accompany him throughout the visit, making him feel the profound friendship that President Raúl and the Cuban party, government and people toward China. I express sincere gratitude to this and wish the China-Cuba relations move forward constantly and the friendship between the two countries last forever.
Entire account available HERE.