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  • Indonesia to equip navy with Chinese-made missiles

    12/23/2009 11:34:41 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 749+ views
    People's Daily Online,China ^ | December 22, 2009
    Indonesia to equip navy with Chinese-made missiles 16:40, December 22, 2009 Indonesia is going to equip its own navy's warships with missiles made in China so as to upgrade combat capabilities, Agus Suhartono, Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral said Monday. "We will continue to procure C-802 missiles from China after we test the weapon with good results, he said adding that the Indonesian Navy was also negotiating with China to obtain C-705 missiles that were more slender in shape. C-705 "Both types of missile will be added to the armament of the navys fast patrol boats and Van Speijk...
  • Obama wrote a personal letter to North Korea's Kim Jong Il

    12/15/2009 8:52:32 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 37 replies · 1,680+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 15, 2009 | Glenn Kessler
    President Obama has written a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il that was delivered by the administration's special envoy for North Korea during a visit to Pyongyang last week. The existence of the letter has been closely held, with the administration insisting to its partners in disarmament talks with North Korea that it not be publicly discussed. State Department and White House officials confirmed this week that envoy Stephen W. Bosworth delivered a letter from Obama for Kim, but they declined to describe its contents. "We do not comment on private diplomatic correspondence," said White House National...
  • AP source: Obama writes letter to NKorean leader

    12/15/2009 8:22:59 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,123+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.15, 2009 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has written a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il as part of an intense effort to draw the reclusive nation back to nuclear disarmament talks, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. The letter was delivered to North Korean officials last week by Obama's special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, during a visit to Pyongyang aimed at restarting the stalled negotiations, the official said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the diplomacy, would not describe the contents of the letter but said...
  • Modern Flourishes as Obamas Host First State Dinner ["Arugula From The White House Garden"]

    11/24/2009 5:37:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies · 1,363+ views
    NYTimes ^ | November 24th 2009
    Modern Flourishes as Obamas Host First State Dinner RACHEL L. SWARNS November 24, 2009 WASHINGTON It is an old tradition, a White House dinner governed by ritual and protocol that happens to be this citys hottest social event. But at their first State Dinner on Tuesday night, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, made sure to infuse the glittering gala with distinctive touches. They hired a new florist, Laura Dowling, who bedecked the tented outdoor dining room with locally grown, sustainably harvested magnolias and ivy. They selected a guest chef, Marcus Samuelsson of Aquavit in New York, an American...
  • Obamas Failure to Understand Indian Distrust of China (Post-Asia Trip/Sri Lanka Press)

    11/22/2009 11:33:17 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies · 1,068+ views
    Sri Lanka Guardian (Colombo, Sri Lanka) ^ | 23 November 2009 | Dr. B. Raman, (India)
    "At a time when Indian public opinion was looking forward to fruitful results from the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the US, reports from Beijing on Obama's visit to China would strengthen the impression that Obama is not India's cup of tea." .................................................................................... By B.Raman (November 19, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) The failure of President Barack Obama to understand the distrust of China in large sections of the Indian civil society has landed the US in a situation in which the considerable goodwill between India and the US created during the administration of his predecessor George...
  • President Obama Didn't Impress Asia (he labeled himself "America's first Pacific president")

    11/22/2009 2:57:06 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 124 replies · 6,285+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | John Bolton
    Barack Obama's first visit to Asia since his inauguration was one of the most disappointing trips by any U.S. president to the region in decades, especially given media-generated expectations that "Obamamania" would make it yet another triumphal progression. It was a journey of startlingly few concrete accomplishments, demonstrable proof that neither personal popularity nor media deference really means much in the hard world of international affairs. The contrast between Asia's reception for Obama and Europe's is significant. Although considered a global phenomenon, Obamamania's real center is Europe. There, Mr. Obama reigns as a "post-American" president, a multilateralist carbon copy of...
  • Video: SNL destroys Obama over spending

    11/22/2009 12:49:13 PM PST · by Lou Budvis · 36 replies · 3,398+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 22, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Not only timely and topical, but genuinely funny. And unlike the last time they hit him hard, this attack comes from the right. Who knew they had it in em? Actually, spending is only a secondary concern here. The chief target is The Ones disintegrating credibility in selling his statist agenda. Never would I have guessed that the great orators inability to explain cost savings in ObamaCare would be the subject of late-night mockery this late in the game. No wonder his numbers are at new lows nationally and in the swing state that propelled him to the presidency.
  • Ahoy there! President Barack Obama catches the eye of a sailor during China visit

    11/18/2009 8:32:12 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 108 replies · 4,261+ views ^ | Nov. 18, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Heads were certainly turned during Barack Obama's goodwill tour of China, as this cheeky sailor's expression reveals. The American leader was inspecting the country's naval forces yesterday when the sailor dropped his mask of indifference and openly gawped at the president. America and China emerged from hours of intense, closed-door talks yesterday after making little progress on the key issues that divide the two nations. Despite reaffirming the importance of greater U.S.-China co-operation to world peace and stability, President Obama and President Hu Jintao were unable to disguise the deep differences that separate their countries on trade, security, climate change...
  • Barack Obama dream fades as China visit fails to bring change

    11/21/2009 3:39:42 PM PST · by george76 · 68 replies · 2,266+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | November 22, 2009 | Tony Allen-Mills
    Even his allies feel let down by the presidents lack of progress both in Asia and at home. even one previously friendly newspaper noted dismissively: Obama goes to China, brings home a T-shirt. Nor was the steady decline in the presidents approval ratings ... The real problem may be Obamas friends or rather, those among his formerly most enthusiastic supporters who are now having second thoughts. The doubters are suddenly stretching across a broad section of the Democratic partys natural constituency. ... anti-war liberals depressed by the debate over troops for Afghanistan; and growing numbers of blue-collar workers who...
  • Is Obama hign when he says; US trade with Asia strengthens US jobs? Poll

    11/21/2009 2:39:06 PM PST · by DBlake · 31 replies · 1,166+ views
    Youpolls ^ | 11-21-2009 | Youpolls
    Facing rising unemployment and slipping poll numbers, Obama assured the public that creating new jobs...
  • "Hatoyama Vs. Obama -- The Scandal That Nobody Will Report" (Obama in Japan: My Translation)

    11/21/2009 9:18:54 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 110 replies · 6,830+ views
    Shukan Bunshun Weekly Magazine (Translated to English) ^ | 22 November 2009 (26 November 2009 Edition) | Shukan Bunshun Staff Writers
    "(Japan Prime Minister) Hatoyama Vs.Obama -- The Scandal That Nobody Will Report" (由紀夫 vs オバマ「書かれざるスキャンダル」)Reporters at the weekly Shukan Bunshun news magazine here in Tokyo, Japan have written a rather caustic report about President Obama's 23 hours in Tokyo last week, from a frank Japanese perspective, exclusively in the Japanese language, and released to the newstands just now. In that sense this is more or less an *FR Exclusive*. A number of eye-opening claims, pieces of information and details emerge about Obama's brief stay in Japan as part of his disastrous Asian trip--over and above the very controversial, near-"dogeza"...
  • Pence: Obama in China to visit our money

    11/20/2009 12:29:48 PM PST · by paltz · 2 replies · 303+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 11/20/09 | Kerry Picket
    By Kerry Picket on Nov. 20, 2009 into Water CoolerEditSubscribe The American Spectator held its annual Robert L. Bartley dinner last night at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. The dinner included speeches from the Spectators President Alfred S. Regnery, its Editor-in-Chief R. Emmet Tyrell, and Republican Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana. Pence rallied the crowd with a thoughtful address about the need to preserve the ideals of the American Revolution.
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-14)

    11/18/2009 1:54:24 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 69 replies · 3,365+ views
  • China stifles Obama charisma

    11/17/2009 7:00:55 PM PST · by John W · 33 replies · 1,183+ views
    AFP ^ | November 17, 2009 | Stephen Collinson
    BEIJING Something got lost in transit in US President Barack Obama's visit to China -- the charismatic rhetoric and dominance of mass communication that took him from nowhere to the White House. Obama built his political persona with soaring speeches on a grand stage and by reaching out to a vast grassroots network on the Internet. But in China, Obama's hosts successfully stifled those prodigious public talents, keeping his message from the people with media censorship and smothering it in staid diplo-speak.
  • Video: Obama bows to Japanese Emperor Akihito

    11/17/2009 6:44:34 PM PST · by RGirard · 4 replies · 657+ views ^ | 11/16/2009 | Rne Girard
    By now you have most likely heard the news of President Barack Obama breaking protocol and bowing before the Japanese Emperor Akihito. This is something that U.S. Presidents do not do. It is something that Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Kings of other countries do not do. So why he did it remains a mystery. White house aides say Obama was simply following protocol; however, this is not protocol. It was not a simple bow to show respect, which would require a very slight tilt of the upper body. Instead, Barack Obama who stands 6' 2" practically bowed parallel to the...
  • Shocker: Obama Bows to Chinese

    11/17/2009 4:29:32 PM PST · by The Big Feed · 24 replies · 1,818+ views
    The Big Feed ^ | November 17, 2009 | Captain Thurston
    Behind the communist curtain, this video and photograph show Obama bowing at a town hall meeting in Shanghai, China. The man he bowed before wasn't royalty. He was just a University official. Video and photo included.
  • U.S. - China Joint Statement

    11/17/2009 3:41:33 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 477+ views ^ | November 17, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home Briefing Room Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 17, 2009 U.S.-China Joint Statement Beijing, China At the invitation of President Hu Jintao of the Peoples Republic of China, President Barack Obama of the United States of America is paying a state visit to China from November 1518, 2009. The Presidents held in-depth, productive and candid discussions on U.S.-China relations and other issues of mutual interest. They highlighted the substantial progress in U.S.-China relations over the past 30 years since the establishment...
  • Wes Pruden: Obama bows, the nation cringes

    11/16/2009 9:01:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 1,795+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2009 | Wesley Pruden
    A little traveling, like a little learning, can be a dangerous thing. Barack Obama on the loose in a foreign land is enough to frighten protocol officers and embarrass the rest of us. He went off to Asia to tell the Chinese a thing or two about world trade, to prepare the world for a treaty to make the sun change its spots, and of course to pay his respects to assorted heads of state, with particular attention to any royal head (perhaps even including Miss Universe) who crosses his path. So far it's a memorable trip. He established a...
  • Why Europe Feels Rejected by Obama

    11/17/2009 2:01:16 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1,392+ views
    Why Europe Feels Rejected by Obama By JOHN VINOCUR Why would an American president not come to a celebration marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, and with it, the triumphant end of the Cold War one of the high points of the United States and Europes common 20th-century history? Whatever the exact answer and it could be that a fatigued Barack Obama didnt want the physical strain of a trans-Atlantic trip days before a weeklong tour of Asia his absence from the Nov. 9 ceremonies in Germany has reinforced Europes fear that it has become an...
  • Mao's Jacket Fits Oba-Mao (Today's Disgrace: Obama dons Mao Jacket in China)

    11/16/2009 3:26:55 PM PST · by mojito · 69 replies · 5,590+ views
    American Digest ^ | 11/16/2009 | Gerard Vanderleun
    It probably works like this. Every morning when Obama rises he takes a deep and refreshing hot coffee high-colonic. During this meditative phase of his day he thinks, "Let's see... how can I show my contempt for America in a manner not previously thought possible? Last week I was giving the American flag my trademarked "crotch salute."** A day or so ago I was bending over for the Emperor of Japan. Humm, what's left? I know, I'll put on the biggest mass murderer of the 20th century's signature jacket for my photo-op. And some lip gloss! And pantyhose! F**k yeah!...