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  • Is Obama trapped ? (Obama self absorption humor)

    11/10/2010 7:17:17 PM PST · by nmh · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | November 9, 2010 12:00 A.M. | Mona Chare
    The president has lost the means for Clinton-style triangulation. It’s almost enough to evoke sympathy: The entire journalistic world poring over President Obama’s post-election comments and applying a humility meter to his words, his facial expressions, and his mood. Does he get it? Is he sufficiently abashed by the voters’ rebuke? But just when you think the guy has suffered enough, he short-circuits your pity. Traveling in India, the president misinterpreted the comments of an Indian businessman in a way that reveals his tenacious self-worship. As Jake Tapper reported, Mr. Bhupendra Kansagra, founder of Spice Jet, greeted the president: “Welcome,...
  • Obama's Disastrous Visit to India

    11/09/2010 8:10:03 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 26 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 11/09/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    President Barack Obama's now concluding trip to India seems to have turned out to be a failed or at the very least unhelpful effort. His false starts, unhelpful comments and bad policy moves mark this visit as a bit of a mess. Obama made multiple gaffes not only for India but for his own party back home not to mention his nation. As his political party was delivered a severe blow and his agenda was cut off at the knees on election day he was seen dancing happily all across the continent with a lavish visit paid for at the...
  • Welcome home, Barry

    11/09/2010 2:14:59 AM PST · by snowsislander · 25 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | November 9,2010 | Editorial staff
    President Barack Obama arrives in Jakarta on Tuesday for a whirlwind visit, assuming that the skies in Jakarta are clear of volcanic ash from Mount Merapi. This is a visit that is long overdue. Indonesia is the country where Obama spent four years of his childhood and where his late mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, dedicated most of her professional life to helping the poor. For those very personal reasons, Indonesia must have a special place in the heart of the American president. The feeling was mutual, at least until recently. Indonesians cheered with Americans when they voted the first African-American...
  • Wrong Message To Send To India

    11/08/2010 7:40:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 8, 2010 | Staff
    Diplomacy: Did we hear right? President Obama thinks India needs more bureaucrats? His advice to Indian youth to shun material gain and enter "public service" said as much. Evidently, he doesn't know India very well. Dinesh D'Souza took a lot of flak for his hypothesis in a recent book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage," suggesting that the president seems animated by resentful, outdated post-colonial attitudes inherited from his father, a Kenyan bureaucrat. But something was oddly retro in the 1960s-like message the president had for India's youth in Mumbai on Saturday. "I would just suggest that I hope some of...
  • Obama backs India for UN seat

    11/08/2010 2:54:12 PM PST · by DBCJR · 15 replies
    TNN ^ | Nov 9, 2010, 02.29am IST | Rajeev Deshpande
    If there were clouds of scepticism hovering over the Obama visit as the "what's in it for us" question grew louder, the US president dispersed them on Monday by endorsing India's bid for a permanent UN Security Council seat and slamming Pakistan for promoting terror havens on its soil. "I can say today -- in years ahead, I look forward to a reformed UN Security Council that includes India as a permanent member", Barack Obama said in his address to Parliament in an emphatic endorsement of India's bid for a UNSC seat. On Pakistan, the US president ended the ambiguity...
  • Soros Bets on U.S. Financial Collapse

    11/08/2010 3:29:58 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 82 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 8, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    snip “What is most troubling to me about this,” Diamond added, “is that the Fed’s QE2 is in alignment with George Soros’s agenda to destroy global capitalism.” The decline of the dollar “is what George Soros wants and what he has proposed in the past,” he noted. Soros, the billionaire hedge fund operator who finances various leftist and Marxist groups, including Media Matters, has made his fortune by betting on the collapse of national economies and currencies. He was convicted of insider trading in France.
  • Obama's Ignorance of World Affairs on Full Display in India

    11/08/2010 7:49:00 PM PST · by freespirited · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/08/10 | Michael Filozof
    When George W. Bush was sworn into office, he was mocked by his political enemies as a parochial idiot who had no understanding of world affairs. That proved untrue. By contrast Barack Obama was touted as a multicultural "citizen of the world" whose childhood residence in Indonesia, adult trips to Pakistan and Kenya, and Harvard degree were supposed proof of his sophistication. Obama subsequently disproved this belief by making reference to "speaking Austrian" during a European speech and sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Russia to "press the reset button," (the word "reset" in Russian was misspelled) a stunt...
  • Muslim leaders approve Obama's `jihad' remarks

    11/08/2010 4:38:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    times of india ^ | 11/8/10 | Bhaskar Roy
    NEW DELHI: Muslim activists and opinion-makers on Sunday widely approved of President Barack Obama's remarks on jihad without hiding their reservations about the US policy towards the current turomil in the Islamic world. They sought to draw a line between the real meaning of `jihad' and the current spell of violence targeting the innocent. In their opinion Obama's comments on jihad at Mumbai's St Xavier's College earlier in the day was a clear attempt at separating the violent campaign from the basic concept of jihad.
  • Obama acknowledges decline of US dominance(Our Optimistic President is at it once again)

    11/08/2010 12:55:13 PM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    Implicitly acknowledging the decline of American dominance, Barack Obama on Sunday said the US was no longer in a position to "meet the rest of the world economically on our terms". Speaking at a town hall meeting in Mumbai, he said, "I do think that one of the challenges that we are going face in the US, at a time when we are still recovering from the financial crisis is, how do we respond to some of the challenges of globalisation? The fact of the matter is that for most of my lifetime and I'll turn 50 next year -...
  • Obama in India Asked His Opinion of “Jihad”: “Jihad has a lot of Meanings..."

    11/08/2010 11:44:29 AM PST · by Justaham · 36 replies
    Nothing like a tough, clear answer to a simple question! Here is video of President Obama in India taking a question from a young lady who asked Obama very straightforwardly, “What is your opinion of Jihad?” Obama’s answer? “Well, the phrase Jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam, and is subject to a lot of different interpretations.” He then droned on about how Islam is a peaceful religion and the vast majority of adherents are peaceful people. He did say that violence on the part of any religion against others is not justified. This young lady asked a very...
  • Wow! No bow this trip; Obama greets India's president straight up

    11/08/2010 9:13:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/8/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    Two days into his visit to India, President Obama received an almost royal official welcome Monday in New Delhi.As horses led his limo down a clay path at the presidential palace, Obama received a 21-gun salute, then reviewed troops and greeted India's diminutive president, Pratibha Patil, (above) with a double handshake.None of the low bows that the American leader proffered to other foreign dignitaries during previous Asian trips and meetings. See the photo below and this story: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor a wow bow Those bows prompted criticism back home
  • The Royal Obama Asia Entourage Going to Visit America's Outsourced Jobs

    11/08/2010 8:07:03 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 2 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 11/8/10 | Alaphiah
    It is not rumor, it is not wild conjecture, it is not racism, and it was a creditable news report out of India early last week that fixed the cost of the Obama trip to India at 200 Million dollars a day. The Obama administration seeing the PR nightmare this could turn into after the November 2 midterm election rebuke of the president’s Socialist agenda and Socialist ideology rushed to neutralize the negative impact of the news report by calling the report rumor and by attacking anyone who repeated this report as enemies of the president. But fact is this...
  • Obama backs permanent seat for India on Security Council

    11/08/2010 8:38:31 AM PST · by Racehorse · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 8 November 2010 | Ed Henry and Sara Sidner
    In another major sign of growing ties between India and the United States, President Barack Obama on Monday backed a permanent seat for India in the U.N. Security Council. "In the years ahead, I look forward to a reformed U.N. Security Council that includes India as a permanent member," he said in an address to the Indian Parliament. The statement came as Obama made a wide-ranging address that envisioned closer economic and security ties between the United States and India, standing "shoulder to shoulder" with the world's largest democracy. In a swift reaction, Pakistan said it is discounting the possibility...
  • Obama, the USA and India

    11/08/2010 6:19:46 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 5 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | November 8, 2010 | Neoavatara
    I would argue that, politically, the timing could not be worse. After a drubbing at the polls, for the President to leave his own party in shambles and travel overseas, to any country, is simply not smart. Clearly, this trip was planned months ago. But was the White House so delusional as to believe that they wouldn't get crushed in the mid-terms? No matter. One way or another, Obama has begun his Asian trip in India. India has become a fundamental and strategic ally for the United States. “In Asia and around the world, India is not simply emerging,” Mr....
  • Gibbs Threatens To Pull Obama After Press Dispute

    11/08/2010 7:35:10 AM PST · by edpc · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Nov 2010 | Michael Calderone
    Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is known for sparring with White House reporters, making for what often seems like an antagonistic mood in the briefing room. But during President Obama's trip to India, Gibbs assumed the role of press advocate and threatened to pull Obama out of bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmoham Singh because three U.S. reporters were blocked from covering the meeting. Indian officials would only let in five reporters into Hyderabad House in New Delhi instead of the agreed-upon eight. The Washington Post's Scott Wilson—who was on White House pool duty today and filed the report for...
  • Barack Obama’s trip to India is a grossly indulgent waste of the defence budget

    11/08/2010 8:08:07 AM PST · by Schnucki · 10 replies
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 8, 2010 | James Corum
    After last week’s humiliation of President Barack Obama in the midterm elections – in which the Republicans made huge gains at every level of government – you might think that the president would want to avoid another political disaster for a while. But not our Obama. To compound America’s rejection of his domestic policies, one week later he is determined to call attention to the bankruptcy of his foreign and security policies. Obama’s trip to India bears all the hallmarks of failure at home. In the past, when things were going badly for the president domestically, he went on a...
  • Obama Pointedly Questioned (about Islam and jihad) by Students in India

    11/07/2010 4:20:10 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 7, 2010 | SHERYL STOLBERG
    ... “What is your take or opinion about jihad?” came the first question for President Obama at a town hall-style meeting at St. Xavier’s College. Next up: queries about spirituality, Gandhi, the American midterm elections and his government’s negotiations with the Taliban. Finally, there was the question Mr. Obama confessed he had been waiting for: Why hasn’t the United States labeled Pakistan “a terrorist state?” “Pakistan is an enormous country; it is a strategically important country,” Mr. Obama began carefully, before meandering around to a defense of his administration, in which he said its policy is to “work with the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Footage of the Obamas’ lavish, spare-no-expense arrival in Mumbai

    11/07/2010 7:57:14 PM PST · by GVnana · 23 replies
    Hillbuzz.org ^ | 11/7/2010
    But, please don’t accuse these people of wasteful spending. They are, like, totally into recycling. That sphinx? It’s to be installed on the National Mall, with the Washington Monument between its paws, so it’s massive Obam-ass can point right towards Congress, and the American people, and waft loud farts every hour, on the hour, as a new National Cookoo Clock. “Those aren’t farts, that’s Hope!”, Senator Claire McCaskill from Missouri was overheard saying, dolled up in a Sari serving Kool-Aid to the Obama entourage, essentially carrying over her flight attendant duties from the Obama 2008 campaign plane where she shamed...
  • Barack Obama joined Muslim prayers at school, teacher says

    11/07/2010 6:10:15 PM PST · by kingattax · 79 replies · 1+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 08, 2010 | Anne Barrowclough
    AS a schoolboy in Jakarta, Barack Obama attended Muslim prayer sessions with his classmates against the wishes of his mother. The US President's former grade three teacher said that Mr Obama - who was known as "Barry" when he attended the Menteng One school in Jakarta - studied the Koran and went to classes on Islam, despite the objections of Anne Dunham, a Roman Catholic. The teacher's recollections will add to speculation about Mr Obama's links to Islam during his much-anticipated visit to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, as part of his ten-day tour of Asia.
  • Barack Obama joined Muslim prayers at school, teacher says

    11/07/2010 2:39:07 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 57 replies
    The Times ^ | November 08, 2010 | Anne Barrowclough
    AS a schoolboy in Jakarta, Barack Obama attended Muslim prayer sessions with his classmates against the wishes of his mother. The US President's former grade three teacher said that Mr Obama - who was known as "Barry" when he attended the Menteng One school in Jakarta - studied the Koran and went to classes on Islam, despite the objections of Anne Dunham, a Roman Catholic. The teacher's recollections will add to speculation about Mr Obama's links to Islam during his much-anticipated visit to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, as part of his ten-day tour of Asia. His middle...
  • Obama's Fort Hood amnesia (but pays his respects to the Mumbai victims..)

    11/07/2010 11:13:28 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/07/10 | il Boehmke
    On the first anniversary of the Fort Hood massacre, Barack Hussein Obama and an entourage of 3,000 left Washington D.C. for India. As Mr. Obama and his fellow travelers were racking up $200 million a day in expenses, a solemn ceremony honoring the victims of Major Nidal Hasan was keeping the faith at the Central Texas army base. Not willing to believe that the president or the White House staff could be so callous and disrespectful as to simply blow-off the soldiers, civilian staff, police and families whose lives were forever changed on November 5, 2009, I searched the whitehouse.gov...
  • Obama Regrets Distortion of Islam to Justify Violence

    11/07/2010 11:22:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Times of India ^ | Nov 7, 2010
    US President Barack Obama today regretted that the "great religion" of Islam has been distorted by a few extremists to justify violence towards innocent people and called for isolating these elements. Obama also said that people will have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is the way to mediate differences among them. "I think all of us have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is the way to mediate our differences," he added. The US president expressed these views when a Muslim student A Ansari lobbed a question asking for his views on on 'jihad" during his interaction...
  • Obama regrets distortion of Islam to justify violence

    11/07/2010 9:05:20 AM PST · by devere · 47 replies
    The Hindu ^ | November 7, 2010 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday regretted that the “great religion” of Islam has been distorted by a few extremists to justify violence towards innocent people and called for isolating these elements. Mr. Obama also said that people will have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is the way to mediate differences among them. “I think all of us have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is the way to mediate our differences,” he added. The US president expressed these views when a Muslim student A. Ansari lobbed a question asking for his views on ‘jihad” during his...
  • Officials Worried President Obama May Have to Cancel Indonesia Trip Due to Volcano

    11/07/2010 9:39:38 AM PST · by mojito · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/7/2010 | Jack Tapper/Ann Compton
    ABC News has learned that because of the dangerous clouds of ash spewing from an Indonesian volcano, 48 hours before Air Force One is due to touch down in the capital Jakarta White House officials are concerned President Obama may not be able to make the trip. Some commercial flights into Jakarta have been cancelled. Flights of government equipment and personnel to preposition in Indonesia are no longer flying during nighttime hours as a safety precaution, sources tell ABC News. That equipment and personnel are necessary for the president to be able to make his visit. This would be the...
  • Officials Worried President Obama May Have to Cancel Indonesia Trip Due to Indonesian Volcano

    11/07/2010 10:30:31 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 7, 2010 | Ann Compton
    ABC News has learned that because of the dangerous clouds of ash spewing from an Indonesian volcano, 48 hours before Air Force One is due to touch down in the capital Jakarta White House officials are concerned President Obama may not be able to make the trip. Some commercial flights into Jakarta have been cancelled. Flights of government equipment and personnel to preposition in Indonesia are no longer flying during nighttime hours as a safety precaution, sources tell ABC News. That equipment and personnel are necessary for the president to be able to make his visit. This would be the...
  • Accidental firing outside Taj [Cop at Obama's hotel shoots self in leg]

    11/07/2010 6:09:31 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 35 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 11/6/2010 | staff
    An assistant police inspector of Mumbai police's crime branch, deployed in the outer security ring of US President Barack Obama, accidentally fired a shot from his .38 bore service revolver near Taj Mahal Hotel on Saturday evening. Suhas Chaudhary, posted with unit V of the crime branch, was injured in the incident and was admitted to St George Hospital. According to police, neither Obama nor his wife, Michelle, were not at the hotel when the incident occurred. Preliminary investigation found that Chaudhary was posted 50 meters away from Taj Mahal Hotel. After his duty, he was getting into his official...
  • US won't impose itself on Indo-Pak ties: Obama (tells India to love Pohkistahn)

    11/07/2010 6:49:01 AM PST · by mylife · 12 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 11/7/10 | Press Trust Of India
    US won't impose itself on Indo-Pak ties: Obama Ahead of his strategic dialogue with the Indian leadership, President Barack Obama on Sunday made it clear that the US would not "impose" itself on Indo-Pak relations even as he said that Pakistan's progress in fighting terrorism was not quick enough. After a hectic 26-hour stay in Mumbai, where the focus was on business and economic issues, the US leader flew in on Sunday afternoon to New Delhi where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set aside protocol to greet him personally. During the packed morning schedule in Mumbai, a relaxed Obama and Michelle...
  • Obama Invokes Gandhi, Whose Ideal Eludes Modern India

    11/06/2010 4:44:28 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    NEW DELHI — Not long after Barack Obama was elected president, the United States Embassy in India printed a postcard showing him sitting in his old Senate office beneath framed photographs of his political heroes: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln and the great Indian apostle of peace, democracy and nonviolent protest, Mohandas K. Gandhi. The postcard was a trinket of public diplomacy, a souvenir of the new president’s affinity for India. Now that Mr. Obama is visiting India for the first time, on a trip pitched as a jobs mission, his fascination with Gandhi is influencing...
  • ...Obama's security go to extraordinary measures for his tour of the Gandhi museum

    11/06/2010 5:13:37 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail online ^ | 6th November 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle arrived in India's commercial hub of Mumbai on Saturday, days after voters punished his Democrats in mid-term elections. Probably not since the days of the Pharaohs or the more ludicrous Roman Emperors has a head of state travelled in such pomp and expensive grandeur as the President of the United States of America.
  • Obama does business, announces $10 bn trade deals with India

    11/06/2010 10:56:17 AM PDT · by mylife · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | November 06, 2010 | AP
    Obama does business, announces $10 bn trade deals with India US President Barack Obama is announcing $10 billion in trade deals with India that are expected to help pay for 54,000 US jobs. He's also unveiling new export rules to make it easier for US companies to do business with the nation of 1.2 billion people. Some of the changes, including relaxing controls on India's purchase of "dual use" technologies that could be used for civilian or military purposes, have been top priorities for the business community. Obama was to make the announcements Saturday in a speech to US and...
  • Michelle Obama is Mumbai chic (Projectile V**** Alert)

    11/06/2010 11:21:26 AM PDT · by wizkid · 92 replies · 1+ views
    Mail Inline ^ | 11/06/2010 | Tamara Abraham
    She boarded the plane in a printed blue dress and knee-high boots, but Michelle Obama touched down in India today in a very different ensemble. In a nod to her host country, Michelle's buttoned tunic dress was a neat reference to a traditional Indian kurti, though the dove grey hue with its pearl buttons was a chic, understated and elegant choice sure to impress her fashion followers Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1327192/Michelle-Obama-makes-mid-air-outfit-change-India-arrival.html#ixzz14WiqXOLS
  • Obama calls India creator, not poacher, of US jobs

    11/06/2010 11:34:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 6, 2010 | BEN FELLER
    MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Searching for help half a world away, President Barack Obama on Saturday embraced India as the next jobs-creating giant for hurting Americans, not a cheap-labor rival that outsources opportunity from the United States. Fresh off a political trouncing at home, Obama was determined to show tangible, economic results on his long Asia trip, and that was apparent from almost the moment he set foot on a steamy afternoon in the world's largest democracy.
  • Michelle Obama Dances, Plays Hopscotch With Kids During Visit Today in Mumbai (Video)

    11/06/2010 12:39:37 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 37 replies
    HAP ^ | 11/6/10 | hap
    All play so far with Michelle My Belle, on her first day she's playing hopscotch, dancing and playing in a tambourine circle today in Mumbai India (Video from Reuters)
  • Obama calls India creator, not poacher, of US jobs

    11/06/2010 12:42:58 PM PDT · by americanophile · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 6, 2010 | BEN FELLER, AP
    MUMBAI, India – Searching for help half a world away, President Barack Obama on Saturday embraced India as the next jobs-creating giant for hurting Americans, not a cheap-labor rival that outsources opportunity from the United States. Fresh off a political trouncing at home, Obama was determined to show tangible, economic results on his long Asia trip, and that was apparent from almost the moment he set foot on a steamy afternoon in the world's largest democracy. By the end of the first of his three days in India, he was promoting $10 billion in trade deals — completed in time...
  • Obama Arrives in India for Strategic Stop Abroad

    11/06/2010 4:54:36 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 30 replies
    President Obama and the first lady have begun their nine day, four country foreign trip with a first stop in India -- a country that will hold the distinction of Obama's longest visit to any single country of his presidency so far. The first couple landed in India Saturday morning, and will visit two cities, Mumbai and New Delhi, over four days.
  • Obama flies to India, looking to boost US economy

    11/05/2010 8:50:27 PM PDT · by EBH · 83 replies · 4+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 11/5/10 | ERICA WERNER
    MUMBAI, India – President Barack Obama hasn't been able to drive down unemployment in America, so he's coming to India in search of U.S. jobs. Four days after his party suffered heavy, economy-influenced losses in Congress, the president will arrive Saturday in Mumbai, India's booming financial center, where he will meet with local business leaders and with American executives who have traveled to India in search of billions of dollars in trade deals. The White House hopes to announce agreements on aircraft and other exports, and generally broadcast that America is open for business with burgeoning India and its 1.2...
  • Obama's India visit may be more style than substance (no, really???)

    11/06/2010 9:28:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 11/6/2010 | Alistair Scrutton
    A weakened U.S. President Barack Obama visits India this week to counter perceptions he has relegated the Asian power behind rivals China and Pakistan, but he may struggle to seal deals to help usher in billions of dollars of business. Economic ties are booming but Obama's visit from Saturday to Monday may fail to live up to President Bill Clinton's 2000 trip that helped break the diplomatic ice, or President George W. Bush's visit in 2006 when a civil nuclear deal was hailed as a landmark in ties. Obama's drubbing in the mid-term elections may also tie his political hands...
  • America's First Lady dances to the tunes of Bollywood

    11/06/2010 2:18:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    hindustantimes ^ | November 06, 2010 | Agence France-Presse
    US First Lady Michelle Obama on Saturday danced barefoot to Bollywood tunes, as she visited a charity helping orphans and runaways in India's entertainment capital, Mumbai
  • Obama greeted by angry demonstrators in India

    11/06/2010 3:02:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    ap ^ | Nov 06, 2010
    video at link
  • Obama visit: The countdown begins

    Along with the armada of protection accompanying. Bizarre if you ask me. What is this? Noah's Ark? "The President is taking 200 chief executives of American firms to India, and is set to arrive in Mumbai on Saturday morning, after a stopover at Germany." Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/obama-visit-the-countdown-begins-64520?pfrom=Namaste,-Obama&cp
  • Obama's state department to Indian officials: Show us your papers (updated - US apologizes)

    11/05/2010 2:37:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11-5-10 | Phil Boemke
    Mr. Obama's trip to India may not be the great diplomatic success that the administration was hoping for. Our friends in the world's most populous democracy are getting steamed over the state department's heavy handed tactics. High ranking officials from the state of Maharashtra were invited to an event at the Taj Mahal hotel with Mr. Obama, but were told that they would have to show their papers to get in. According to The Times of India: Miffed by the US consulate demanding personal details like birth date, nationality and passport number, Maharashtra's top politicians and bureaucrats have decided to...
  • Obamas wanted to celebrate Diwali in India

    11/03/2010 6:11:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 28 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | November 3, 2010 | Press Trust of India
    Barack Obama, who became the first US president to personally celebrate Diwali in the historic East Room in 2009, wanted to "specifically" celebrate the festival of lights with Indians, the White House has said. "He (Obama) specifically wanted to have an opportunity to celebrate Diwali and to do so with the Indian people, getting beyond simply his official business,"
  • 200 top American CEOs coming with Obama (on trip to India)

    11/03/2010 6:22:02 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 90 replies · 2+ views
    Economic Times India ^ | 11-03-2010 | Times India
    WASHINGTON: With trade high on his agenda, some 200 odd top US business chiefs, including soft drink giant Pepsico's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi , are expected to join US President Barack Obama on his India visit next month. Also expected are Honeywell CEO David M Cote, who co-chairs the India-US CEO Forum with Tata group chairman Ratan Tata . So is Terry McGraw, CEO of leading publishing house McGraw Hill, who took over from Nooyi as the chairman of the US Indian Business Council , representing 300 top US companies last June. Two more of 12 US forum members, Louis...
  • US to spend $ 200 m daily on Obama's visit

    11/03/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    IBN live ^ | 11/02/2010 | Press Trust Of India
    The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to Mumbai."The huge amount of around $ 200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said. About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments....
  • Indian air chief dismisses UK’s ‘iffy’ Harriers

    11/03/2010 8:30:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Financial Times ^ | November 2 2010 | James Lamont
    Indian air chief dismisses UK’s ‘iffy’ Harriers By James Lamont in Kalaikunda and Alex Barker in London Britain has hit an early obstacle in its bid to sell its fleet of Harrier jump jets after India, the most promising potential buyer, described the aircraft as “iffy” and obsolete. Air Chief Marshall PV Naik, the head of the Indian Air Force, said on Tuesday he would be looking to acquire modern aircraft of fourth-generation capabilities or better. “The Harrier doesn’t fit into that category,” the Air Chief Marshall said. His dismissive remarks over the “iffy” Harrier came soon after Air Chief...
  • ‘Greenest President Ever’ India trip - carbon footprint bigger than the citizens of many US cities

    11/03/2010 9:08:40 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 16 replies
    Wattsupwith that ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, wrote in January 2010 on the Huffington Post that President Barack Obama was “The Greenest President Ever“. Weeellll….maybe not. You see, today we have these headlines:....
  • Is Obama moving the White House to India?

    11/03/2010 10:48:46 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 57 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Sher Zieve
    AND WHERE IS HE GETTING THE $200,000,000 A DAY THAT IT WILL COST? Despite yesterday’s election, it is now blatantly obvious that Obama & Co neither cares about the United States of America nor its people. Today, the US tyrant–along with an estimated 50 jumbo jets full of his 3,000- person entourage–will fly Air Force One (followed by the second AF One and Marine One copters) to Mumbai, India where he and his merry minions will take over the entire Taj Mahal and other hotels. The now fully-visible-to-the-entire-world hedonist and “Neroistic” monarch Obama will spend at least $200 Millions PER...
  • Coconuts removed in India ahead of Obama visit

    11/03/2010 2:19:28 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 90 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/03/2010 | Prachi Pinglay
    Officials in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) have taken extraordinary measures to protect US President Barack Obama ahead of his visit. In their effort to provide maximum security in the run-up to his visit on Friday, they have removed coconuts which may fall on his head from trees. All coconuts around the city's Gandhi museum have now been cut down, an official told the BBC. Every year in India people are injured or even killed by falling coconuts. 'Why take a chance?' Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his freedom struggle against the British, is among five places...
  • India: U.S. Completes Global Military Structure {Why is BO going to India anyway?)

    11/03/2010 5:41:20 PM PDT · by erkyl · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Blog from Middle East ^ | September 12, 2010 | Blog from Middle East
    [snip]Reports in both the Russian and Chinese press speculate that when U.S. President Barack Obama visits India in November he "may secure $5 billion worth of arms sales," a deal that "would make the US replace Russia as India’s biggest arms supplier" and "help India curb China’s rise." [snip]"The Obama administration is trying to persuade New Delhi to buy American jet fighters instead [of Russian ones], a shift White House officials say would lead to closer military and political relations between India and the U.S. It would also be a bonanza for U.S. defense contractors, and [the White House] has...
  • India: The Pasha Tour

    11/03/2010 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 3, 2010 | Staff
    Diplomacy: Yes, a traveling president deserves security. But the 3,000-person entourage accompanying Barack Obama to Mumbai, India, this week reeks of pashalike decadence. With an electoral repudiation still ringing in his ears, we can't blame President Obama for wanting to get away from Washington as a new Congress prepares to roll in. He's hardly the first chief executive to do it. But there are problems with this "strategic" visit, with a stated interest in celebrating Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, that suggest this won't be time well spent. In a time of trillion-dollar stimulus packages and $600 billion Fed...