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Pictured: How Cambodia´s first lady
mocked President Obama with a
handshake greeting typically
reserved for servants

Daily Mail [UK], by Lydia Warren & Mail reporter

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/22/2012 3:43:31 PM

The president´s ´historic´ first tour of Southeast Asia ended with an unusual diplomatic snub at the hands of Cambodia´s first lady Bun Rany. Obama became the first ever U.S. president to visit Cambodia earlier this week, when he ended his four-day visit to the region by attending the annual East Asia Summit it was hosting. Unlike the president´s constructive visit to Myanmar, where he met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and praised the country´s progress, Obama had made it clear he was only in Cambodia to attend the summit.

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The header writer erred in using the word "handshake." Apparently should have been "pressed-hands" greeting. Doesn´t change the fact that it was an insult, though.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/22/2012 3:52:13 PM     (No. 9029675)

He´s so unattractive ...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/22/2012 3:55:52 PM     (No. 9029681)

So, if I want to stick it to "the won," just press my hands together and give him a "sampeah." After all, he is a servant of his people. [Ha-ha...]

Guess he won´t be going back to Cambodia. Nothing to apologize there. [Didn´t Kerry secretly "serve" there?]

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 11/22/2012 4:05:23 PM     (No. 9029693)

After giving Obama the pressed-hands greeting usually reserved for servants, she told him to hurry up and get the tray of drinks for the other guests.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Daisymae, 11/22/2012 4:07:19 PM     (No. 9029695)

How arrogant our State Department is, back in the day our traveling dignitaries would be briefed on customs and cultures of the places they would be traveling to. What do these people do now to justify their salaries and the air they breathe?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mackrand, 11/22/2012 4:23:01 PM     (No. 9029713)

This is a subtle variation of the Sampeah. As it is explained elsewhere, the hands closeness to the face and the deeper the bow, the more respect is shown. It is similar to the Thai Wai. In the picture, Bun Rany´s hands are at chest level and the bow is almost non-existent. As someone else so eloquently put it, like they were greeting a servant. Just the barest of effort put into it.

I am very fortunate to have made friends in the Thai community. They give a Wai with hands right on their forehead and bows that are very low even to me, so the disrespect shown here is very obvious. Like they were all laughing at this "Kuhn" Obama, as it is spoken in Thai. (That is spelled a little differently in the United States.)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/22/2012 4:27:38 PM     (No. 9029717)

He does that stupid hands pressed thing whenever he greets anyone from a culture he believes uses it. So now we know how it is perceived in some cultures. Best to stick with your own - whatever that is. At home with wifey it is high fives and fist bumps.

The money line in this article (literally) is this one:

Hun Sen also reiterated a request to forgive most of the country´s debt of more than $370 million to the United States.

Last year, Cambodia offered to repay 30 per cent of the debt, which they said was a compromise as the money was used by a pro-American government in the 1970s to repress its own people.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon, 11/22/2012 4:40:55 PM     (No. 9029731)

Why not? Bubba Clinton said Barry´s the guy who should be serving them their coffee.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/22/2012 4:41:17 PM     (No. 9029733)

It was her body "tilt" as she did the hand move (her "tilt" was very slight) that another photo caption mentioned as being for a servant.

Apparently the sampeah hand press is the same, but the more respect one intends to show, the deeper the "tilt" or bow. Obie didn´t warrant much from her.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ribicon, 11/22/2012 4:42:41 PM     (No. 9029736)

"We are no longer accepting comments on this article."

Must have been some real doozies in there.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/22/2012 4:45:18 PM     (No. 9029737)

"A few years ago, this guy would be getting us coffee."

B. Clinton

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Daisymae, 11/22/2012 5:40:07 PM     (No. 9029769)

So, like where is Michelle?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 11/22/2012 5:43:01 PM     (No. 9029774)

What a Dork. Put a pair of cheesy over-sized sunglasses on him and he´d look like any third world dictator...oh...wait....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/22/2012 5:49:24 PM     (No. 9029781)

There was a time when disrespecting the President would have brought outrage. Now, it´s "Way to go, lady. Give him one for us."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/22/2012 5:52:53 PM     (No. 9029784)

I´ll bet the meaning of her gesture zoomed right over his head.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lana720, 11/22/2012 6:25:49 PM     (No. 9029817)

Thanks, Madam First Lady! I hope someone explains to zippy what a lowlife you think he is!
Pssst - we think the same thing.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: liberty316, 11/22/2012 6:48:27 PM     (No. 9029830)

Too bad they don´t have a greeting for use in saying hello to stupid people who have never held a real job...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/22/2012 7:05:45 PM     (No. 9029851)

Quote from that 80´s philosopher Fonzie: Make a messy bed, you get wrinkles. The office deserves respect, but it is exhausting to scrape up the energy to respect the man. The world knows what he is. Exactly what he is.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: fireman28, 11/22/2012 8:40:23 PM     (No. 9029904)

First Lady Bunny Randy?

Does not bow to men?

LOL

You can´t make this stuff up, as Neal Boortz says

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jond, 11/22/2012 8:43:32 PM     (No. 9029908)

Anyone from the U.S. lecturing Cambodians about human rights?

Especially a Democrat?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/22/2012 9:15:50 PM     (No. 9029932)

Looks as though he mirrored her move.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: anonymous, 11/22/2012 9:25:05 PM     (No. 9029939)

The shirt that the President is wearing looks like a pyjama. I wonder if it´s endemic to the region or if he brought it from the White House. I also noticed that he looks at Asian female officials in a slightly lurid way. It´s as if he´s holding something out there that needs expressing.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MissMann, 11/22/2012 9:43:49 PM     (No. 9029957)

Sounds like she is an excellent judge of character!



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Reply 23 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 11/22/2012 10:24:57 PM     (No. 9029996)

And Obama brags he´s always the smartest one in the room. He gets dissed and it goes right over his head.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/22/2012 10:44:14 PM     (No. 9030008)

Notice Zippy looks like the first husband, only taller ?

Who´s yo daddy ? Sorry, couldn´t resist.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: kono, 11/22/2012 11:38:24 PM     (No. 9030046)

#21 the shirts they´re wearing look similar to the ones worn by people in/from the Philippines on formal occasions. I think a shirt like that is called a "barong". It´s worn outside one´s regular clothes, like a suit coat (but much more lightweight and often features some fancy stitching).

Isn´t the way Obama eyed the Thai PM and leaned in toward the Cambodian first lady (see pic 3 in the story) considered a rudely forward gesture in their culture? Can´t blame all the leaders there for having some disrespect for Bonehead Barry if that is, indeed, the case.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Daisymae, 11/23/2012 3:55:46 AM     (No. 9030135)

So where is Michelle, slapping her arm over the shoulder of First Lady Bun Rany a la the Queen of England?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/23/2012 6:33:50 AM     (No. 9030201)

I wonder if saved the ´respectful´ vow for Valerie Jarrett.

If we had an honest press, this would be a issue. But the ´narrative´ was written 4 years ago. The world loves us now! Must.be.reported.by.Pravda.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/23/2012 6:45:32 AM     (No. 9030210)

So if how far one leans forward shows the amount of respect, would leaning backward show disrespect or contempt? If so, I´m on it. In fact, I propose this new greeting as the "Barackward Greeting".

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 11/23/2012 6:55:17 AM     (No. 9030222)

Potus and his gal haven´t got the hint that in certain cultures that it frowned on to phsically touch people no matter what the occasion happens to be. They better get Etiquetted by that special dept in State Department. For example, in Japan, even at a high level meeting, gathered around a table, it is considered "insulting" for one to stand up for one to make their points or comments to the group. You may not be invited back again. IMHO opinion, BHO will not be invited back.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 11/23/2012 7:15:28 AM     (No. 9030238)

Zippy looks far happier visiting Asia than living in our country; perhaps we should encourage him to stay there.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: strike3, 11/23/2012 7:16:51 AM     (No. 9030239)

Even people half-way around the world realize that barry doesn´t represent all Americans, just the stupid half, and they are treating him as such. Hopefully they thought he WAS a servant and were waiting for the POTUS to show up.

Serves him right for telling people how they should live while a guest in their country. His own human right record isn´t so stellar either.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Namma, 11/23/2012 7:58:54 AM     (No. 9030297)

obama is concerned about the human rights abuses...really...whats the matter...the Cambodians not killing enough babies...born and unborn...did he want the to implement health care...but only for those children that reach the age of 15, and for adults under the age of 55, and have no physical or mental problems...I bet there is Too Much Human Rights going on over there and its got to stop..he has to make obamacsare look good to the world...what a ditz
he looks horrible...really getting a litte skinny..
oh and where is Mitch..she´s busy planning Christmas...I mean, Winter Soltice vaca for herself,kids and all their friends...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/23/2012 8:03:07 AM     (No. 9030303)

At least the State Department staff has apparently reigned in the Burma kissing spree.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: JAN, 11/23/2012 8:14:49 AM     (No. 9030324)

Every aspect of this photo op trip was a fiasco for the obummer.

Topped off with allowing the killing to continue for at least another day so PIAPS could arrive in time to sit down with Morsi.

What say you msm????

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Reply 35 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/23/2012 8:19:08 AM     (No. 9030330)

Have to laugh at the pic of The Won and Aung San Suu Ky...she looks like she´s thinking, "Get this turkey off of me!"

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Reply 36 - Posted by: vrb8m, 11/23/2012 8:28:55 AM     (No. 9030352)

He looks like a busboy.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: owl, 11/23/2012 8:33:20 AM     (No. 9030362)

Drudge titled the photo´s " The touchy-feely " president . I´d say " Ghetto meets Geisha " . But hey , remember the clod Dim who brot his date to a meeting with the Arabs and she wore a mini- skirt ? . It was bad enough to bring a female at all , much less dressed that way . Decorum is something O´Bummer has not a clue . A head of solid bone .

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/23/2012 8:50:17 AM     (No. 9030391)

I was already happy because I´m eating my favorite breakfast but this headline made me laugh out loud. Hope someone tells him! He´ll scream racist but so what. Great news to start the day with.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/23/2012 8:57:30 AM     (No. 9030403)

Wa-hahahahaha

(catch breath)

WAHAHAHAHAHAHA



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Reply 40 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/23/2012 9:01:04 AM     (No. 9030409)

I find the body language of the Sultan of Brunei - the richest man in the world - very interesting indeed. And very revealing.

In photo #2, the first with these two, Barcky is leaning way over him, towering almost, and the Sultan is turned slightly as if to fleck off the pest on his shoulder.

In the next photo of these two, the 4th, the Sultan is turned to gawk at the fool cackling beside him, while the other men look solemn and respectful and serious to be at their summit conference.

And do I notice the baby powder back in Barcky´s hair?

Also, I have to comment on the sempeah issue: It is quite possible that Barcky greeted HER that way first, and she is merely reciprocating.

And the final photo, before the video, only Barcky is waving at the camera, again, like the narcissistic fool he is.

Gawd, four more YEARS OF THIS....!!!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/23/2012 10:15:44 AM     (No. 9030519)

The original IBD editorial is here:

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/112012-634213-obama-southeast-asian-trip-more-style-than-substance.htm

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Reply 42 - Posted by: RTC60, 11/23/2012 10:58:08 AM     (No. 9030563)

I read that the hands are supposed to be exactly together as well. Her hands are not aligned properly. To Westerners, this might not seem like that big of a deal, but the instructional video I watched made much of doing this traditional greeting absolutely right, according to cultural traditions.


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Reply 43 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 11/23/2012 12:12:49 PM     (No. 9030646)

For the umpteenth time , Barry is the only one waving and gawking at the camera in
group photos of world leaders.
He looks like a Moron-American.
This guy stumbled his way all over SE Asia making gaffes like Biden and it was ignored by the gerbils.
The same ones that went berserk because Romney described the potential security problems
at the Olympics as " disconcerting ".
Soetero´s features and skin tone make him look like he could be part Asian.
Wouldn´t it be a hoot if it turned out that he was actually half Asian , instead of part black ??
Maybe Lolo Soetero was his real father ?
Another article described the Cambodia First Lady as greeting Soetero like he was " a towel boy ".



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Reply 44 - Posted by: ynaught, 11/23/2012 12:19:36 PM     (No. 9030654)

At least 0bama has learned that when he inappropriately waves in formal pictures, to keep his hands from obscuring the faces of others in the photo!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: WIBadger, 11/23/2012 12:35:51 PM     (No. 9030677)

Barky is used to giving his subtle one-figure gesture of disrespect. It apparently never occurred to him that other people can play that game as well.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 11/23/2012 1:13:40 PM     (No. 9030722)

Someday he is going to do something like this and get smacked in the mouth.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/23/2012 1:32:05 PM     (No. 9030744)

re: #47, I think that´s what happened, too. That was not a pleasant meeting.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Republic Can, 11/23/2012 2:01:44 PM     (No. 9030783)

#4... not exactly. Our foriegn office briefings were not any better back in the Nixon years either.

On his ´historic´ visit to chicom in 72, he was outrageously insulted on the tarmac when Mao sent an underling to great him at the air field. During the pitifully meager welcoming ceremony the messenger, in a bare-minimum acknowledgement of any visitor, gulped his rice wine before Nixon could get the cup to his lips. (He is supposed to wait for his guest to sip first in a proper "gambei.") This is extrememly bad form and should have led to an international incident. But alas, Nixon blundered through the facade totally naive to the message and America´s international standing was once again made to suffer through unaccountable ignorance.

Most of America didn´t realize what happened that day on the runway either. I happen to know because I was a Chinese language linguist for the Navy in the far east until 1969.

The last point here is no one in that area of the world likes a foriegn fool to come into their country and flirt with female heads of state. A Buffoon.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 11/23/2012 2:51:27 PM     (No. 9030836)

There can never be too many photos taken of BHO, unless they pertain to The Benghazi Massacre. That’s when he instantly becomes camera-shy. Golly gee, I wonder why.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: mabel normand, 11/23/2012 3:40:59 PM     (No. 9030880)

He probably skipped that meeting, #4.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: cat2, 11/23/2012 5:51:56 PM     (No. 9031014)

Never thought I would be pleased to see a U.S. president snubbed but this particular president so deserves it.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/23/2012 5:56:55 PM     (No. 9031017)

By crummy dumpy oppressive little Cambodia no less! Makes it more poignant somehow. How far we have fallen!

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/23/2012 6:13:12 PM     (No. 9031026)

Since Obe knows enough to bow low and perhaps kiss an Arabian king´s ring he was well aware of the insult --but then it was only a woman not even black.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Moonspinner, 11/23/2012 6:54:23 PM     (No. 9031055)

Obama and the media think he is a man of the world. In fact, he is stupid about the world. He isn´t from anywhere really. Born who knows where, and raised in three different countries when he was an adolescent. Mentored by relatives and family friends who were communists, atheists and Marxists. So he knows a little bit about a few things and, may I say it again, he is actually STUPID. He is a con artist of limited ability, and only has succeeded to be president twice because the media supports him and does not report his stupidity and gaffes to the American people.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/23/2012 8:01:04 PM     (No. 9031107)

He doesn´t have a clue he was insulted. He bowed, she bowed and as far as he is concerned it was all good. She could have said to him in Cambodian that his breath smelled of liquor, his old lady looks like a mountain gorilla and he that lies on his golf score card, and he would have said thank you very much!

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/4/2014 3:06:56 PM     Post Reply
A year ago this coming Tuesday, I was travelling to London on a train, correcting the proofs of my biography of Margaret Thatcher. As we reached Charing Cross, I signed off the last page of the book (which concerns victory in the Falklands war). When I got off the train, I discovered she had died. By Lady Thatcher’s own stipulation, her passing was my deadline, and so we were ready. Volume One was published on St George’s Day, a few days after her tremendous, healing funeral. In the ensuing year, I have given roughly 200 speeches, broadcasts and interviews about the

´World doing just fine; Global Warming
is Good; CO2 is our friend´ say Scientists
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
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The latest verdict is in on ´climate change´ - and the news is good. The planet is greening, the oceans are blooming, food production is up, animals are thriving and humans are doing better than ever: and all thanks to CO2 and global warming. So say the authors of the latest Climate Change Reconsidered report by the NIPCC - that´s the Non-Governmental International Panel on Climate Change, an independent research body funded by the Heartland Institute. The scientific team, led by atmospheric physicist Fred Singer, geographer and agronomist Craig Idso, research physicist Sherwood B. Idso and marine geologist Bob Carter,

Cruel, anti-English and almost certainly gay:
meet the real Richard the Lionheart
Telegraph [UK], by Dominic Selwood    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/4/2014 6:19:03 AM     Post Reply
As the young Pierre Basile gazed down from the windy battlements of Châlus-Chabrol castle, he could barely believe his eyes. It was the 25th of March 1199, and there, within crossbow range, was the infamous warlord who had killed his father and two brothers. And he was not even wearing his chainmail. [Snip] When the festering shoulder wound began to turn gangrenous, the 42-year-old soldier pardoned young Pierre, and gave him a bag of money. Then, on the 6th of April 1199, a full 11 days after having been shot, the celebrated duke of Aquitaine and Normandy, count of Anjou

Afghan elections: two foreign
journalists shot on eve of polls
Telegraph [UK], by Rob Crilly, Zubair Babakarkhail    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/4/2014 6:05:01 AM     Post Reply
Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer with the Associated Press was killed instantly after being shot in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on the eve of historic presidential elections. Kathy Gannon, an AP reporter from Canada, was wounded twice and is receiving medical attention. It is the latest blow to hopes that the poll would pass off peacefully, and the third journalist with an international news organisation to be killed in weeks. "Anja and Kathy together have spent years in Afghanistan covering the conflict and the people there. Anja was a vibrant, dynamic journalist well-loved for her



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American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky    Original Article
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