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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:17 AM

Obama, Putin Give Off Chilly Body Language In The Heat Of Mexico’s Coast

Source: Associated Press

LOS CABOS, Mexico — It’s hard to tell if President Barack Obama got a sense of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s soul. In front of reporters, they hardly looked at each other.

In their first meeting since 2009, Obama and Putin shared little eye contact and did not appear to express much personal warmth following a two-hour meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Putin made brief remarks and then looked down at the table as Obama spoke to reporters, aided by a translator.

The gathering had a much different feel compared with President George W. Bush’s first meeting with Putin in Slovenia in June 2001. Bush said then that he was “able to get a sense of his soul.”

Yet aides said the media shouldn’t draw any conclusions from the chilly body language. They said the meeting wouldn’t have lasted as long as it did if the two leaders didn’t get along.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/obama-putin-give-off-chilly-body-language-in-the-heat-of-mexicos-coast/2012/06/18/gJQAoiWQmV_story.html

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Reply Obama, Putin Give Off Chilly Body Language In The Heat Of Mexico’s Coast (Original post)
Purveyor Jun 2012 OP
Drunken Irishman Jun 2012 #1
BlueCaliDem Jun 2012 #2
JI7 Jun 2012 #3
Drunken Irishman Jun 2012 #4
The Stranger Jun 2012 #11
Cali_Democrat Jun 2012 #6
bluestateguy Jun 2012 #15
Ash_F Jun 2012 #16
Politicalboi Jun 2012 #5
BumRushDaShow Jun 2012 #7
pscot Jun 2012 #10
lunatica Jun 2012 #8
may3rd Jun 2012 #9
Blue Owl Jun 2012 #12
wordpix Jun 2012 #13
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #14
toopers Jun 2012 #17

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:21 AM

1. Yup. They looked real chilly...





The media will do everything it can to create a story where there is none.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:36 AM

2. I'm so sick and tired of the Cons in the media. They are working HARD

to make President Obama look as weak as they can, twisting and spinning bull to R'money's advantage. Because make no mistake, this hit piece was written toward that end.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:17 AM

3. the whore media wants him to say something like "i looked into his eyes and saw his soul"

or call him "Pootie Poot" to show they get along.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:19 AM

4. Yup...

You know the media is reaching when they resort to 'body language' to get an idea of how two men look at each other. What a ridiculous statement.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:26 AM

11. I thought the neonazicons would rejoice over giving the Russkies the cold shoulder.

Who knew?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:56 AM

6. Thanks for that

The media simply cannot be trusted under any circumstances.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:26 PM

15. Yep

Don't forget the summer of 2008 and the media manufactured supposed "tension" between Hillary and Obama; they wouldn't shut up about it until the last fucking day of the Denver convention.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:32 AM

16. Those are photoshops. Putin is smiling in the second pic.

Impossible. Unless someone off camera maybe tripped over and hurt themselves right at that moment.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:54 AM

5. Well as Rmoney said

USSR is our enemy. Not the exact words of course, but the same meaning. I don't know what I said, but I stand by it, whatever it was.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:45 AM

7. These pseudo-"journalists"

continue on their march towards total generation of fake news rather than observe and report on events. The Koch money must be flowing rather freely across the entire U.S. media empire.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:34 AM

10. Practicing psychology without a license

AP fails, yet again.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:58 AM

8. Sure, like either man can't fool people with their so-called 'body language'

in public. Especially when body language is just as much about politics as any other political moment.

Remember the Correspondents Dinner when Obama had us all in stitches while simultaneously giving orders to carry out Osama Bin Laden's assassination? And Putin? A former KGB man who lies to the public routinely while exposing his manly chest in photo ops.

The photos show two men who are being cordial and respectful.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:09 AM

9. Smile and wave boys

 

Smile and wave



Russia is preparing to send two warships to the Syrian port of Tartus, where Moscow operates a strategic naval base, ....

http://news.yahoo.com/russia-sending-two-warships-syrian-coast-report-085612198.html


Trust but verify it will remain business as usual

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:53 AM

12. Was Putin rearing his Commie cabeza in Mexico's airspace?

Thank God is wasn't Sarah Palin or John McCain he was meeting with.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:00 PM

13. what a puff piece, does not even allude to US-Russian issues of disagreement

stupid

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:22 PM

14. I don't know if I'd want to see Putin looking happy

 

It'd be like a wolf smiling at you. Probably doesn't mean anything good for you.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 05:29 PM

17. Letterman did a funny take on their meeting on his show last night.

It is worth seeing.

found link

http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/

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