Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Handshake heard around the World!

A new day with Venezuela US, Cuba relations. It keeps getting better! US policy toward Latin America has changed in Trinidad to warm up relations between the US and Venezuela and Cuba. After years of behind the scenes interference by the US in Latin America I finally feel a change for the better here too. So too does Castro and Chavez. Obama actually walked over and introduced himself to Chavez. That must have instantly disarmed hi along with the Obama charm. OAS, US warm up to Cuba after Raul Castro overture, Castro ready to talk

White House Embraces Opening for Talks With Cuba

I have to laugh! Everyone that meets Obama instantly feels his genuine concern and compassion to change the world for the better of all of us. Chavez is no different. Remember? I was dismayed when we knew of Obama's genuine concern for unity in the world and Chavez dismissed him as an ignoramus. I do not think so anymore. No one can deny Obama's obvious concern for unity! After shaking hands with Obama Chavez looked like a star struck little kid, smiled and said he wanted to be friends. Ignoramus indeed! Obama smiled and thanked him for not blaming things on hi that happened when he was three months old.

Obama is unconventional after the ass hole Bush. He disarms world leaders instantly with his genuine friendship and desire to listen not demand like Bush did. He told Castro he did not want to talk just for the sake of talking but wants real change between US and Cuba and all of Latin America. Everything Castro said is on the table. They want to change everything, everything, this is exciting! Cuba Issue Threatens to Overwhelm Summit Agenda

Remember under Bush? He wanted to change everything too to what he the decider wanted. This is change we can believe in. Under Bush Russian nuclear powered carries were once again allowed to use Cuban ports. Russia and China were both in our back yard arming Chavez, and building oil ports and facilities anywhere they could. China was getting big oil deals with Chavez and looking for a way to get it home. I can only hope that and much more will now change! It is all changing and just in time. I see light. I see a future. Watching Obama around the world really is energizing.

* In closing Can one hand shake really change the world? One mans handshake one at a time. We have been witnessing it. The freeze Bush instigated is thawing out out one hand shake at a time. I have more hope everyday for the worlds future. It is the US I worry about the most now. Our survival! Now if we could only get the right wing extremists on Board instead of Overboard. The Cuban people are excited at the promise of change but rightly said it is up to us. That is the case around the world. It is no longer my way or the highway. The hard case Bush created is cracking uniting the world. I am excited for my Grandchildren!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


One Fly said...

Imagine what it could be like if we could work together with our neighbors to the south. What a positive thing this is. Obama has a brain and understands the dynamics involved.

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

Once the volveristas--the white, Euro-Cubans who ran the place back in the day, but fled the Revolution--the Diaz-Balart clan, e.g.--get back to Cuba, they'll try to get revenge, and they'll try to reinstitute that gangster-capitalism that made 'em wealthy.

They'll destroy the whole Castro infrastructure which has made Cuba the best place in the Hemisphere to be if you're young, or sick-- including medicine and education-- and work to re-create the underclass which was Fidel's base to begin with...

an average patriot said...

You are not kidding. After Bush instigating Latin America to arm themselves and strengthen military ties with China and Russia this is certainly a welcome change in our back yard.

an average patriot said...

Hi Woody
Never thought about that but that is believable. Look what has happened here. You just pointing that out makes me think Capitalism is not such a good thing unless controlled. We allowed it to run amok and I agree it definitely would in Cuba.

Karen said...

The world loves Prez O, what a refreshing change!

I'm excited by the prospect of relations with Cuba, it's about damn time. It would definitely help our economy, the auto industry, in particular. Lots of 50-year old cars to be replaced.

Demeur said...

Chavez shouldn't really be hard to deal with even though he likes to sabre rattle at times. After all most of his money comes from selling oil to the U.S. It's the other South American countries that have me concerned. The ones that are being exploited by Europe but that's another story.
As for Cuba it may go the way of China. That's my best guess at present.
I just hope Obama has the energy to pull this all off. It does seem a daunting task.

Dave Dubya said...

It speaks volumes about the US when it prefers to suck up to Saudi tyrants rather than a democratically elected socialist for oil deals.

The corporate owned US government will always prefer tyranny to socialism, even at home.

an average patriot said...

I share your excitement. After the nightmare that was Bush It is an absolute pleasure to watch Obama and be proud not embarrassed!

an average patriot said...

Yes, Chavez does like to rattle his cage but Obama can handle him I think! With Bush's war mongering and instigation I was concerned with Russia and China making inroads in our back yard but I have hope that will change under Obama's guiding hand!

an average patriot said...

Hi Dave
I agree! I think with Obama and his desire to unite the America's as an equal partner not the decider that too will change. Things look so much better with Obama the right man at the right time at the helm!

Brother Tim said...

No Comment

*It's Sunday and I don't want to be a party-pooper. :)

an average patriot said...

Hey Brother
Great! I have been out preparing the garden. Have a nice day!

Larry said...

At least it isn't spitting in the face of the world, and telling them war and thuggery is the way like has been done for the past 8 years.

an average patriot said...

I can no longer are wrong but they continue to make the Handshake heard around the world louder. I plan to discuss that tomorrow.