I Bet All World Leaders Have Had A Nasty Moment When They Saw Gaddafi Get Whacked

October 24, 2011

I Bet All World Leaders Have Had A Nasty Moment When They Saw Gaddafi Get Whacked

Ted Obvious writes from Cairo: You know what I think? I think that every time some dictator gets whacked, all world leaders, including the ones who rule in the so-called democratic world – I say ‘so-called’ because I don’t really buy all this crap with democracy, to be honest – feel an unpleasant pang and think: ‘Could have been me, you know.’ I bet when Colonel Gaddafi’s demise was shown on the box around the world a lot of presidents and prime ministers, both former and current, felt seriously uncomfortable. It sure made a bad impression on former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, who is now fighting for his life in a prison hospital, having slipped into a coma. He didn’t even see Gaddafi get whacked, but just heard the news about him, and still took it hard. So hard... 

People Talking Bollocks A Lot. Yes, The 66th UN General Assembly Is Upon Us

September 4, 2011

People Talking Bollocks A Lot. Yes, The 66th UN General Assembly Is Upon Us

Dan Majestic writes from New York: It’s that time of the year, people, when politicians and diplomats are bracing themselves to unleash some serious drivel on the world. Yes, the 66th session of the UN General Assembly is about to start in New York later this month. The main theme this year is ‘Addressing desertification, land degradation, and drought in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication’. If that’s not a cool major theme for a UN gathering, then I don’t know what is. Presiding over the 66th session would be the dynamic Nassir Abdul Al-Nasser, Qatar’s very own ambassador at the UN, while keeping him awake during the long proceedings would be more than a dozen vice presidents, who’ve been already selected for the job, so you can imagine the barely... 

What Do World Leaders Do On Their Holidays? Why, Plot Against Others Of Course!

August 9, 2010

What Do World Leaders Do On Their Holidays? Why, Plot Against Others Of Course!

Adam Lovejoy writes: You may not know this but most world leaders had a low key holiday this year, in line with the general ‘austerity approach’ to things. Still, I bet a lot of you out there are wondering what they actually do when they are away from their desks. Do they let their hair down, for example, or drink and take drugs and stage wild sex orgies? Or do they spend countless hours looking in the mirror, playing PC games or going through their bank statements, checking whether all their ill gained wealth is intact? Or maybe they write memoirs, or chill out with their mates, or have cosmetic surgery, or beat the shit out of their loved ones, or make obscene phone calls to their aides and advisors? Well, let me tell you something: they probably do all of these things and more. But most... 

Do World Leaders Like A Good Sing Along? Of Course They Do

July 29, 2010

Do World Leaders Like A Good Sing Along? Of Course They Do

Anton Goryunov writes from Moscow: As Prime Minister Vladimir Putin reveals that during his recent meeting with the 10 Russian spies, who had been arrested in the United States and later exchanged for 4 American agents, he sang patriotic songs with them, with a live band playing in the background, we ask: could it be that world leaders are actually prone to singing along with others? Because it can’t be that only Mr Putin likes to belt out a couple of hits when he gets into the groove. Word is that at the last G8 summit in Canada the world leaders performed several classic pop hits, once all the snappers and hacks were shoved out of the conference room and the musicians smuggled in. The presiding Canadian Prime Minister, whose name usually escapes everyone, suggested that the best song to...