Decoding Obama’s visit to China

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    From Global Times Forum

    On Nov. 15, Obama started his first visit to China. While people are concentrating on his political goals' during this fundamental visit, we'd like to take a look at the spectacle manner the US president has shown to us. During his visit to London to participate the G20 summit, Obama's unprecedented escots and splendid transportation vehicles had drawn great attention: more than 500 escorts (including 200 special agents), an armoured limousine, a helicopter military team, a medical team comprising of 6 doctors and a full set of high-tech security equipment. Now, let's look at them one by one.

    1 Air Force One

    Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign of any United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. Since 1990, the presidential fleet has consisted of two specifically configured, highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft – tail codes Special Air Mission (SAM) "28000" and SAM "29000" – with Air Force designation "VC-25A". While these aircraft have the call sign "Air Force One" only while the president is on board, the term is colloquially used to describe either of the two aircraft normally used and maintained by the U.S. Air Force solely for the president, as well as any additional Air Force aircraft used by the president, including a C-37A Gulfstream.

    Air Force One is a prominent symbol of the American presidency and its power. The aircraft are among the most famous and most photographed in the world.

    2 Armoured limo

    The armored limo of Obama cost USD 300,000 made by GM. It belongs to the series of Cadillac. The limo is much more like a tank: thick amour, much higher roof. The weight of the door equals to a single cabin door of Boeing 757.

    3 Marine One

    Marine One is the call sign of any United States Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of the United States. It usually denotes a helicopter operated by the HMX-1 "Nighthawks" squadron, either the large VH-3D or the newer, smaller VH-60N "WhiteHawk". Both were due to be replaced by the VH-71 Kestrel, a derivative of the AgustaWestland EH101 but funding for the project was canceled in April 2009. A Marine Corps aircraft carrying the Vice President has the call sign Marine Two. Marine Corps aircraft carrying the family of the President adds the designator F to have its callsign become Marine One Foxtrot. Those carrying the family of the Vice President use the callsign Marine Two Foxtrot.


    4 Officials:

    5 200 secret service agents

    6 cooks

    7 medical team
     
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    I expect nothing less for the security of our presidents. My beef is that we haven't had a legitimate President chosen via a valid political process in nearly half a century.

    Therefore, NONE of them deserve this kind of security. They shouldn't even be in office. Obama is currently negotiating with a government who found and maintained power by murdering up to 100 million people, and who has been granted some kind of right to eliminate our manufacturing base by offering it's citizen labor force as the next closest thing to slavery.

    That's how our Presidents have rolled since the early 70's. Those parasites deserve zero protection - it's US who deserve protection from THEM.
     
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    Pressing for freedoms on China's own turf, President Barack Obama said Monday that individual expression is not an American ideal but a universal right that should be available to all.

    In his first presidential trip to Asia, Obama lauded cooperative relations with China but sought to send a clear message to his tightly controlled host country. Just as Obama said few problems can be solved unless U.S. and China work together, he prodded China to accept what he called "universal rights."

    "We do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation," Obama said at a town hall at a museum here, believed to be the first such format used by a U.S. president on Chinese soil. "But we also don't believe that the principles that we stand for are unique to our nation."

    He added: "These freedoms of expression, and worship, of access to information and political participation - we believe they are universal rights. They should be available to all people, including ethnic and religious minorities, whether they are in the United States, China or any nation."

    My Way News - Obama says freedoms are `universal rights'
     
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    I'll bet you that most people will have no clue where Obama gets the term "Universal rights".

    They'll listen to it and say that it's good, having no clue that they are agreeing to an agenda rather than a catchy, nice sounding phrase.
     

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