The World’s Most Powerful People 2015 – Forbes

According to Forbes, these heads of state, financiers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs truly run the world.

Source: The World’s Most Powerful People 2015 – Forbes

This is an amazing list, especially the ranking of the top 10.

Significantly, Putin is No.1, Merkel No. 2 & Obama No. 3.

I was surprised to see David Cameron hanging in at No. 8.

With increasing risks in the world, it’s deeply worrying that Obama is so weak, compared to Putin and Merkel.


Opinion – At U.N., World Leaders Spar Over Fate of Syria – The New York Times – John Gelmini

Dr Alf makes good points but the problem posed by Syria was caused by the attempt to “take down” regimes in the Middle East, Russia and China as clearly stated on the Project for a New American Century website.

That site and the wording was the mental construct of Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Pearle, Frum and the now white-haired and

The UN headquarters in New York

The UN headquarters in New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

bewhiskered John Bolton.

The plan was always to destabilise Syria, remove the Iranian regime and to then destabilise Russia, starting with the Muslim southern underbelly whilst using Turkey to unsettle the Uighurs in China prior to fomenting the breakup of that country through Tibetan independence, colour revolutions, umbrella revolutions and stirring up gay people.

Russia wants to remain a global player and does not wish to see itself dismembered, indeed it sees Syria as the 21st-century version of the Battle of Stalingrad.

China sees the writing on the wall and has already checkmated the Pentagon’s Air-Sea Battle strategy and is moving towards cloaking devices, hypersonic scramjets and the ability to wage war in space and destroy carrier fleets.

Chinese military advisers are joining Russia’s Spetsnaz in Syria as we speak so the war of words at the UN is the precursor of something potentially much bigger.

Putin will make mincemeat of ISIS but is not necessarily interested in propping up Assad who I predict will go into exile and then be replaced by someone more to everyone’s liking.

As for Obama, he is yesterday’s man, a forlorn and hand wringing figure, who will soon be counting his millions, writing memoirs and golfing, interspersed with legal work that he is actually qualified to do.

John Gelmini