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Obama 2013: A Year in the Photos

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 7, 2014

The White House Photography Office picked out some of the best photos from the past year to give you an inside look at the presidency — and some of the best moments from 2013.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • President Obama singing Happy Birthday to First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Lots of Sunny and Bo
  • Visiting South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela
  • Some very adorable kids with the President

[Celebrity’s every word, moment and activity could be news and subject for debate and discussion. US President’s most of the activities could have global value and meaning. In 2013 Obama was sworn in for a second term and I would like to share the photos highlighting President Obama’s 2013 activities that  I received two hours ago  from White House.

After writing letter to President Obama  on American shoe company issue with Buddha photos on shoes, I regularly receive emails from White House.]

January 11, 2013“President Obama walks with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan on the White House Colonnade after their meeting in the Oval Office. Afghanistan continued to occupy a lot of the President’s time during 2013.”(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

January 17, 2013“The President sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to the First Lady after greeting inaugural brunch guests in the Blue Room of the White House. Of course, the First Lady’s new hairstyle attracted a lot of attention.”(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Read the rest of this entry »

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Engdahl: CIA plays ugly role, trains Syrian rebels

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 14, 2012


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Ten Grim Lessons Learned From the Iraq War

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 17, 2011

Despite the upbeat talk of the Obama Administration, the eight-year war that ended this week has done plenty of long-term damage to both Iraq and the United States. And it has bequeathed lessons worth considering ahead of future conflicts

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How 9/11 Provoked the U.S. to Hasten its Own Decline

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 9, 2011


The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York, September 11, 2001. (Photo: Marty Lederhandler / AP)

During his first year in office, President George W. Bush was confronted by the key strategic challenge facing the United States in the new century, in an incident that began with the diversion of a U.S. aircraft — by Chinese fighter planes, which forced a U.S. Navy spy plane to land on the island of Hainan after a collision that downed a Chinese jets, killing its pilot. What followed was a tense 11-day standoff between Washington and Beijing, serving an early warning that China’s emergence as an economic superpower would inevitably alter the geopolitical balance of power in Asia, and globally.

But then came 9/11 — a mass-casualty terrorist provocation on an unprecedented scale — and the Bush Administration convinced itself, and much of America, that the world had changed. The new president had found his “calling” in a campaign to “rid the world of evil doers”, declaring a “war on terrorism” that would become the leitmotif and singular obsession of U.S. foreign policy for the remainder of his presidency — a presidency that despite massive, kinetic displays of military force, left the U.S. strategically weaker at its close than when Bush entered the Oval Office.

“We’d always treated terrorist attacks before primarily as a law enforcement problem… going after and finding the guilty party, bring them to trial and put them in the slammer,” Vice President Dick Cheney told TIME in an interview published in this week’s edition. “After 9/11, you couldn’t look on those as just law enforcement problems anymore. It was clearly an act of war. And that’s a significant shift. You’re going to use all of the means available…”

But while the scale and brutality of the attacks might have been akin to an act of war, 9/11 was the work of a tiny network of transnational extremists, founded on the remnants of the Arab volunteers who’d fought in the U.S.-backed Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union. Read the rest of this entry »

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IRAQ INQUIRY: War Protesters Accuse Blair Of ‘Sneaking’ In (Videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 21, 2011

Ruth Barnett and Sky News reporter Mark Stone 

Protesters have said they are angry Tony Blair “sneaked” into the Iraq inquiry venue ahead of his second session of evidence.

Protester wears a Tony Blair mask at the Iraq inquiry

A protester wears a Tony Blair mask outside the QEII centre in London

Watch the inquiry live on Sky News

Mr Blair arrived two hours before his hearing was set to begin, pausing briefly to allow photographers to take his picture.

In contrast to his previous evidence session, he was not greeted by hundreds of protesters as he got there before most had assembled.

Andrew Murray, chairman of the Stop The War Coalition, said the former prime minister had “sneaked in under cover of darkness”.

He called on the panel to challenge Mr Blair to “tell the truth” about the legality of the war.

Another protester, Chris Nineham, told Sky News there remained “scepticism” about the hearings.

“There have been four of these inquiries and the truth hasn’t come out,” he said.

Mr Blair has been recalled to explain possible gaps and inconsistencies almost a year on from his last session before Sir John Chilcot and his panel. Read the rest of this entry »

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My 2-Year-Old Explains the Bush Tax Cuts (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 10, 2010

So cute and unbelievable.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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George W Bush claims UK lives ‘saved by waterboarding’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 9, 2010

BBC: British lives were saved by the use of information obtained from terrorist suspects by “waterboarding”, according

In his book, Mr Bush focuses on 14 major decisions of his life and presidency

to former US President George W Bush.

He said the interrogation technique – which simulates drowning – had helped to break up plots to attack Heathrow airport and Canary Wharf.

Mr Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, is being serialised in the Times.

Mr Bush also says that he offered then Prime Minister Tony Blair the chance to opt out of sending UK troops into Iraq.

In an interview with the paper he said: “Three people were waterboarded and I believe that decision saved lives.”

He confirmed he had authorised the use of waterboarding to extract information from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the al-Qaeda mastermind behind the 9/11 attack.

Mr Bush tells the paper: “Damn right!

“We capture the guy, the chief operating officer of al-Qaeda, who kills 3,000 people. We felt he had the information about another attack. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tony Blair: Gordon Brown Has ‘Zero’ Emotional Intelligence

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 1, 2010

Blaire – very expensive man.
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