23 October 2008

Counting Your Chickens Before They Come Home To Roost

I guess it’s all over but the crying.

The collective American Pravda has declared that Obama has won. The election is a mere formality like in Cuba.

The candidate is already preparing for a transition. The celebration is on and the senator is trash talking:

"If you'll stand with me, then I know that we can win Virginia and we can win this election and we can finally bring the change we need to Washington," Obama told the estimated crowd of 35,000. "I feel like we got a righteous wind at our backs here."

A righteous wind at his back? Hmm. Maybe he was walking in front of Biden and mistook a “self –righteous” wind from his blowhard running mate for a plain old righteous wind.

Anyway, as his friend Ayres knows, you don’t need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind is blowing and Obama feels the wind is blowing his way.

So does the Cuban regime who is salivating at the thought of a fellow traveler blowing into the White House.

The Cuban spy diplomat, Jorge Bolanos, who heads the Cuban Interest Section in D.C. is starting an awareness campaign to generate world pressure to “kill” a half-century old U.S. trade embargo genocide on Cuba by the root of all humanity’s evils, the USA.

The Cuban regime’s goal of talks without pre conditions is about to become a reality on January 20. The regime’s pre condition of being treated as “an equal partner in negotiations." at any kind of a meeting with the Americans seems close at hand since Senator Obama has stated his desire to meet with the Castros without pre conditions (on his side). Communists do not negotiate and never will. Their idea of negotiations is for the US to end the embargo which is what the regime means when it says that it wants to be treated as an equal:

In an IPS interview with Esteban Morales, a Cuban academic and researcher Esteban Morales, a Cuban academic and researcher, Morales lays out the regime’s preference for Senator Obama:

"I’d like to see him win. I think that with Obama in office, the possibilities for change would be richer,"

It seems, though that Raúl is giving the President Select, Obama, an out by agreeing to talks without having to deal with the embargo:

He pointed out that Cuban President Raúl Castro has said on more than one occasion that Cuba is willing to negotiate to find a solution to the long-standing bilateral conflict, provided that its "independence" is respected and that discussions be "guided by the principles of equality, reciprocity, non-interference and mutual respect."

With regard to defining a possible agenda for such talks, Morales said that "the key factor is that the parties cannot come to the negotiating table with preconditions." "If that is achieved, the rest is just drawing up a smart list of issues mutually agreed on, ranging from the most simple matters to the most complex," he said.

In Morales’s view, the embargo imposed in the early 1960s, which Obama says he will not lift, is a "political problem" that could be left out of the debate if both countries decide not to discuss it.In that case, the two nations could begin to regularize economic relations on the basis of the already existing trade flow, which is limited to food imports by Cuba paid up front in cash.

A quick gusano translation: The regime will meet with Obama to shore up his diplomacy cred if they get “credit.” Cred pro quo.

On the other side of the globe, the Iranians are also salivating at the prospect of an Obama Presidency.

"We are leaning more in favor of Barack Obama because he is more flexible and rational, even though we know American policy will not change that much,"

Meanwhile, Al Qaida is trying reverse jihadist psychology by backing McCain so that people will vote for Obama.


Tomás Estrada-Palma said...

Somebody has got to tell Jorge that if he thinks Obama can get Cuba any sort of loan guarantees then he's got another thing coming to him. Americans can't get loans and don't even want one now unless they have a Castro Credit Rating and are Cuba desperate for cash. But the Castro boys will like what either banker backed presidential stooge will do to our country in the future.

Think Chinese Model amigos...

Anonymous said...

"I’d like to see him win. I think that with Obama in office, the possibilities for change would be richer"

Says it all.