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    Obama: 2nd most powerful person in the world.

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    Re: Obama: 2nd most powerful person in the world.

    Putin?


    You're kidding me, right?
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    Re: Obama: 2nd most powerful person in the world.

    Pretty lame. But I hope Russia stabilizes and become a force for order in the world as it did in the Syrian WMD crisis. Putin did well in that pending disaster.

    I think I would have picked Miley Cyrus.

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    Re: Obama: 2nd most powerful person in the world.

    Was Harry Reid disqualified for some reason? Obama clearly takes orders from Harry and not the other way around.

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    Re: Obama: 2nd most powerful person in the world.

    I have no idea why people are so fixated on this "Russia now controls the world because of this Syria incident" thing. Until international currency isn't counted in dollars anymore, there's no major shift in the international balance of power.
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    Re: Obama: 2nd most powerful person in the world.

    I'm not on the list and I'm the one who created you.

    So much for Forbes.

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    Re: Obama: 2nd most powerful person in the world.

    Dont get why people are surprised by this. Putin doesn't have opposition or a real legislature. All the "opposition" parties are Kremlin front groups. He has firm control of the media and government owned industries. He appoints the governor of every state. He and his party have mass (65%+) public support


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    Re: Obama: 2nd most powerful person in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    It's not clear why Barrack Obama is even in the Number 2 spot. Perhaps there are just not that many leaders right now who dominate international affairs and Obama was chosen because he is leader of a (former) Superpower. Otherwise he is largely irrelevant.

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    Re: Obama: 2nd most powerful person in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I have no idea why people are so fixated on this "Russia now controls the world because of this Syria incident" thing. Until international currency isn't counted in dollars anymore, there's no major shift in the international balance of power.
    It's not that Russia is more powerful than the United States. The point of the article is that Putin wields greater ability as an individual to steer Russia's power than Obama does to steer America's power. Checks and balances and all that.

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    Re: Obama: 2nd most powerful person in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's not clear why Barrack Obama is even in the Number 2 spot. Perhaps there are just not that many leaders right now who dominate international affairs and Obama was chosen because he is leader of a (former) Superpower. Otherwise he is largely irrelevant.
    It is because not even Forbes know who the puppet masters are.

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