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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The danger of live microphones ...

Gordon Brown learned the hard way to be wary of speaking his mind while there was a 'live' microphone present, now it seems Mr. Obama has made the same fundamental error. While Mr. Brown merely insulted and questioned the integrity of an elderly voter when asked an awkward question he didn't like, Mr. Obama appears to have been trying to get the Russians to do some trading on armaments in the interests of his re-election campaign ...

I should imagine that isn't going to play well in certain quarters in the US.

We all know, or at least suspect, our leaders get up to these things and trade off everything including security of the nation and peoples' jobs in their determination to be re-elected time after time. What we don't like, is being confronted with it. Yet here we undoubtedly have an example hitting us right between the eyes, the US President openly saying, "you have to give me something on missiles. This is my last election, once it's over we can ..." The response says a lot about who has and who wields the real power in Russia as the Russian President replies - "I'll tell Vladimir (Putin)..." I'm not sure the Russians wanted that broadcast either!

Just shows how easy it is to shoot yourself in the foot these days. All you need is an 'open' microphone and a 'live' broadcast ...

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