Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Barack Obama: All the Tough Guys Checking Out the New Kid On The Block

All of the tough guys on the world stage seem to begetting ready to test their limits with Barack Obama. He still acts tough and flushed with confidence. He looks like the new kid on the cell block, accepting a cigarette and asking no questions.

Word is leaking out very quickly and indiscreetly. Barack Obama is holding transition talks with George W. Bush. According to Drudge Report, “Just hours after President Bush and President-elect Obama met in the Oval Office of the White House, details of their confidential conversation began leaking out to the press, igniting anger from the president, sources claim.

“Senator Obama would be wise to keep close counsel,” a top Bush source warned.”

Obama is not the only one to be chirping about change in the air. According to World Net Daily,”Ahmed Yousef, Hamas’ chief political adviser in Gaza, told the leading Al-Hayat Arabic-language newspaper Hamas has maintained regular communication with Obama aides that even continued during the past week.

“We were in contact with a number of Obama’s aides through the Internet, and later met with some of them in Gaza, but they advised us not to come out with any statements, as they may have a negative effect on his election campaign and be used by Republican candidate John McCain (to attack Obama),” Yousuf told Al-Hayat.

Anyone who was watching Obama closely knew about this. Those who willfully suspended disbelief can not claim that they were not forewarned.

The Cuban communist government has also gotten a new lease on life from Russia. For years it had been left adrift when the massive sponsorship of the former Soviet Union was cut off. America’s relationship with Russia, even without communism in the mix has turned tense and distrustful. Many of America’s enemies such as Iran have found Russia to be a very friendly place. Unemployed Russian nuclear scientists seem to be eager to commute for the right price. The following news from Reuters news agency comes as little surprise, although it is disturbing.

- Cuban President Raul Castro will visit Russia next year, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, in a new sign that Moscow is reviving a Cold War-era trade and military alliance.

Moscow also repeated calls for Washington to lift the economic embargo imposed on the Caribbean island in 1962 when Castro’s brother, Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro, was in power.

“Next year we await … Raul Castro in our country and this will be yet another contribution to the development of ties,” Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque in Moscow.

“Your visit is yet more evidence that relations between Cuba and Russia are developing in a very dynamic way,” NTV television showed Medvedev saying.

Russia has been trying to restore its Cold War-era alliance with Cuba by expanding trade and military ties.

Since the fall of communism, Russia remains a political and economiv rival of the United States. It has shown its willingness to make strategic alliances with Islamists, even as they snap at its heels in Chechenya and other Islamic parts of the Russian Republic. Discerning the new rules of the game has become complex and confusing. The welcome that is being extended to Obama by some questionable characters is hardly reassuring.

The communique from the Cuban foreign ministry about the meeting with the Russians was hardly reassuring.

“Cooperation between Russia and Cuba in the military- technical sphere is developing normally … and every country has the right to define with whom it will develop such cooperation,” Perez Roque said after talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.”

http://www.reuters.com/ article on Cuba

It should be noted that the American Communist Party greeted the announcement of Obama’s victory with undisguised joy. According to World Net Daily, “Hailing Barack Obama’s win as a victory for the “working class,” the Communist Party USA is calling on the president-elect to carry out his promises, including his noted commitment to “spread the wealth.”

An editorial by the People’s Weekly World said the victory was for “workers of all job titles, professions, shapes, colors, sizes, hairstyles and languages.”

The gleefully leaked news of Obama’s immediate plans to overturn over two hundred executive orders comes as little surprise. Change is fun. So much fun. Besides, Obama has his own friends. He doesn’t need George Bush.

All of the tough guys on the world stage seem to begetting ready to test their limits with Barack Obama. He still acts tough and flushed with confidence. He looks like the new kid on the cell block, accepting a cigarette and asking no questions. Everyone but Obama can see a rumble coming. Is he going to make a stand? Or is he joining their gang?


1 comment:

Bill said...

What a shame Obama is tarnished already because of that Illinois governor.