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When President Obama flies to New York on Monday afternoon for the United Nations General Assembly, he will dispense with the usual battery of one-on-one meetings with world leaders so he can tape an appearance on “The View.”
election year multilateralism!
EXCLUSIVE: In one of its first buys of the season,NBC has gone global with a geopolitical project set at the United Nations. Described as “West Wing in the United Nations,” the drama, which has received a script commitment, follows an interpreter at the international organization’s New York HQ working with ambassadors and politicians from various countries as they deal with political and military crisis around the world.
hahahaha! this could be amazing. more likely though, it will be cancelled after three episodes, especially considering some of these comment gems on the article like this one… ‘This is propaganda. It’s to create a favorable image of the UN, so that Americans will easily and stupidly accept the UN/New World Order take over.’
— Hyperpolyglots (those who speak very many languages) can be tricky characters. Some seem near-autistic. What drives people to learn 20, 30 or 40 languages, and what kind of extreme intelligence is required? (via theeconomist)
the CIA team in Lebanon consisted of 10 officers and all used diplomatic cover.
ah yes, diplomatic cover for intelligence activities. still widely used by many different countries all over the world, including at the un.