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Monday 16 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

This post by Rajiv highlights the total imbalance we still have across global society, and none more vivid than the US President visiting downtown Delhi recently.

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This is the second of my whimsical, or not so whimsical, posts that have an oblique reference to Barack Obama.

He was here in India for our Republic Day celebrations on the 26th January. Delhi was turned into a virtual fortress. An entire luxury hotel was blocked for him. On the Republic Day, there was a 400 km no fly zone around Delhi, which meant that airports in neighbouring towns were closed. The day he arrived, they closed the International Airport in Delhi for 12 hours or so.

He brought his own car – The Beast – and fuel. The dogs, which have officer ranks in the US Army, were flown in. The US Security behaved in an obnoxious and bullying manner with the Indian security.

A lot of money was spent to protect the man who sat and chewed gum through the ceremony.

There is always a terrorist threat…

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