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The theatre behind the scenes
at the UN General Assembly

BBC News [UK], by Nick Bryant

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 9/28/2013 1:06:41 PM

Pity poor Burkina Faso, I thought on the opening morning of the General Assembly, as presidents, prime ministers, foreign secretaries and their minions headed through the streets and avenues of Turtle Bay, the riverside home of the United Nations. At these kind of gatherings, the length of your motorcade is always a measure of your power. And while Barack Obama turned up with his usual convoy of motorcycle outriders, black limousines, communications vehicles and an ambulance, all tiny Burkina Faso got for an escort was a New York Police Department scooter. Short of the NYPD providing a golf cart or

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The remainder of the article continues with what the media would call a "lighthearted look" at the goings-on by a reporter on his first assignment to the august body´s General Assembly. Okay, september body, then.

      


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Pity poor Burkina Faso, I thought on the opening morning of the General Assembly, as presidents, prime ministers, foreign secretaries and their minions headed through the streets and avenues of Turtle Bay, the riverside home of the United Nations. At these kind of gatherings, the length of your motorcade is always a measure of your power. And while Barack Obama turned up with his usual convoy of motorcycle outriders, black limousines, communications vehicles and an ambulance, all tiny Burkina Faso got for an escort was a New York Police Department scooter. Short of the NYPD providing a golf cart or

   

 

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