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Obama and the Controversial Photo

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posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 05:16 PM
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So, all other Cuba visit news aside, Obama and others posed for a photo in a very controversial place, apparently.

As seen HERE, Obama and assorted staff took a photo op in front of a famous Che Guevara memorial in Cuba's Revolution Square. The huge mural is in the background though quite obvious.



Social media blew up with politicians even getting in on the disgust and outrage. As one reporter mentioned, as the photo popped up in a conference room, there was an audible gasp.

Some are saying the photo was not intentional. Others say there was no possible way it was accidental.

Others don't get what the big deal is as Che stuff is found at places like Hot Topic -and many people wear Che shirts or have posters up.

One guy hit Twitter "gold" with THIS Photoshop of the image.



What are your thoughts on this particular photo op, all other (dis)agreement with new Cuban policies aside.

Distasteful? Awesome? Completely boring?
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posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: BarefootInWinter

The Photoshopped one is accurate.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 05:27 PM
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One does not simply go to Cuba without the correspondent revolution square photo...

(insert Sean bean meme)
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posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 05:28 PM
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Unfortunate.

If I recall correctly, there was a place in Germany he spoke at that raised eyebrows as well, even in Germany. Hitler had made a speech in the same spot.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: BarefootInWinter

It 'may' be for the upcoming movie "Pitch Perfect 3".

Here is Obama's performance in Pitch Perfect 2 (which is actually pretty funny)

www.youtube.com...

www.imdb.com...

namaste



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: BarefootInWinter

You know that Obama did it on purpose just to piss everyone off. I doubt he is really that obtuse as to pose in front of that without knowing exactly how many Cuban refugees he would be angering not to mention Americans in general.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: BarefootInWinter

Big whoop.

Cant believe the ignorant MSM users even pay attention to news like this.

Shouldnt they be updating what they ate for brunch?



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: BarefootInWinter
They should have dragged down the Ronald Reagan Statue that keeps getting vandalized, to pose in front of. (and leave it there)

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posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Murdering bastard is more along the lines of what the description should be of that scumbag.

Though I can't blame Obama for this one.

He wouldn't be the first President to have a photo like that.







posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: grey580

I hold the same opinion with our without the photo.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 06:32 PM
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You guys can see him as a sellout (As he is not American anyways that would be hard) or you could see it as his victory photo "in your Face Che, look how your Castros now have to lick the boots of the leader of the capitalist world while I consider if I trow them a bone or not"

Nah obviously he is a closeted pinko


I guess what I'm saying is while some Americans would get offended by this, all communist must feel as Obama spit their face defiling revolution square with his presence

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posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Which one?

El Che or Obama?



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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Did anyone read the source? He was there to lay a wreath at the Jose Marti Memorial. Which is in Plaza de la Revolución where there are other revolution heroes including Che.

ETA: Link en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: BarefootInWinter

It was intentional.

This way Hillary and even Bernie can denounce it.

But knowing both, they probably were rubbing the vinyl off their little red books with glee.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: grey580
Which one?

El Che or Obama?


Yes.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

Where are all the people murderd by Che buried, like that 14 year old boy he personally executed by gunshot to the head in a political prison?

Did Obama pay homage to the thousands and thousands of Cubans who fought for democracy and were executed by the brutal socialist dictatorship?



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 07:06 PM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
a reply to: intrepid

Where are all the people murderd by Che buried, like that 14 year old boy he personally executed by gunshot to the head in a political prison?

Did Obama pay homage to the thousands and thousands of Cubans who fought for democracy and were executed by the brutal socialist dictatorship?


No. He was there to honor Jose Marti:


José Julián Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) is a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. In his short life, he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, a Freemason, and a political theorist, and supporter of Henry George's economic reforms known as Georgism.[1] Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century, and is referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence."


en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 07:09 PM
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Oh who the hell cares. Obligatory historical spot picture is still just a damn tourist picture. At least no one took selfies.



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