If a picture tells a thousand words, then what theme or message are we receiving from this image?
Considering: NYT's chose the Sunday of a long weekend to use this image with accompanying article (no one but a die hard news follower will see this image)
Go ahead, make that image a bit larger. Take a good look at it? What do you notice?
- President Obama sought on Sunday to heal a rift with Turkey
- Mr. Obama’s comments, after he met with Mr. Erdogan before a Group of 20 summit meeting here, seemed calculated to smooth over hard feelings in Turkey
-“This is the first opportunity that I’ve had to meet face to face with President Erdogan since the terrible attempted coup,” Mr. Obama said, facing the Turkish leader across a long table. “We’re glad you’re here, safe, and that we are able to continue to work together.”
Wow, I do NOT believe Obama, not at all. I am supposed to believe that Obama is truly happy that Erdogan is present, safe and able to work with him and yet, couldn't find a moment to meet face to face with Erdogan in nearly two months????
-The president papered over the fact that Turkey’s interests have diverged recently from those of the United States, particularly in Syria
- Erdogan :“We have to embrace the same stance against all terrorist organizations around the world,” he said, adding, “Our hope is never to see a belt of terrorism, a corridor of terrorism emerging in or around our region.”
No Red Carpet for Obama in China!
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The US has been agitating in the South China Sea...
It's the second day of high-stakes diplomacy for Obama, who arrived here Saturday to an inauspicious welcome: no red-carpeted stairs for Air Force One and open quarreling on the tarmac between Chinese and US officials over press access. Other leaders arriving for the G20 here were greeted with a far grander welcome.It's been reported Susan Rice was not treated in the manner she had expected