Paul Chong / Sunday, 16 November 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama, center, with other world leaders gather during the G20 Summit family photo in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
With Obama are from left to right, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, Chinese President Xi Jinping, British Prime Minister David Cameron, President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Myanmar’s President Thein Sein, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais,Pool)
NOW, look at the picture below
What’s Obama doing? A “thumb-up” sign?
The “thumbs up” is an ancient Pagan hand sign of victory and virility .
Is he cheering himself to be the champion?
But look at his suit, especially his pants all creased & crumpled. Looks like he slept in them!
He looks like such a fool and makes America look even more foolish . The high office of the President should have dignity, prestige, honour, respect, truth (not lies) . . . certainly can’t afford to have a circus clown around.
His ears are popping out straining to hear applause.
Here at the G20 Summit, feeling more comfortable to be among most of his “puppets”, he’s throwing his weight & trampling down Putin, the Russian leader.
Led by Obama, western leaders confront Putin with threat of more sanctions.
Obama looks stupid indeed. Did Putin pound his shoe on the desk?
Hope the incident of “shoe throwing”, as happened to Bush, won’t repeat here.
Putin under pressure might leave G20 Summit early, though it’s confirmed that there’s nothing imminent requiring his attention back in Russia.
A Russian source said that the strongman faces intense pressure from the West over Ukraine.
Apparently, Ukraine & Russia are taking center stage at the Summit.
Despite being under intense pressure, Putin was all smiles, shaking hands with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Putin’s isolation was evident with his placing on the outer edge for the formal G20 leaders’ photograph. While Obama and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping were met by Australia’s governor general and attorney general when they arrived in Brisbane, Putin was greeted by the assistant defense minister.
By the way, as a matter of protocol, Tony Abbot, Australian Prime Minister & host of the Summit, should be standing in the middle & then be flanked by the rest of the dignities. Could he be pushed aside by Obama?
Well, as Obama been saying “If you’re not with us, then you’re against us!”
Obama at the APEC meeting held recently in Beijing was behaving rather “timidly”. Here he wants to exert his authority, and to show off as who’s the boss.
Interestingly, a side show is being played by the BRICS leaders
meeting ahead of the G20 Summit
See picture below:
BRICS Leaders in unifying spirit
From Left: Vladimir Putin, Nadranda Modi, Dilma Rousseff, Xi Jinping & Jacob Zuma
Body language can relate a host of tales.
Plus just my observation from the photos & on TV news.