Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Eating Ties: A Political Tradition

Collapse

300x250 Mobile

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Eating Ties: A Political Tradition

    GEORGIAN PRESIDENT EATS HIS TIE - BBC

    http://www.vloggingtheapocalypse.com..._HIS_TIE___BBC

    ================================================== ===========


    NATO chief offers to eat necktie over Russian plane claim
    April 30, 2008
    The Associated Press

    NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has told Moscow he will eat his necktie if Russia can prove that a jet fighter from the Western alliance shot down an unmanned Georgian spy plane, his spokesman said Wednesday....

    http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?o...mid=68&lang=ka

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Power suit of democracy often requires no necktie
    James Morrison THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    Tuesday, May 27, 2008

    Democracy has no dress code, according to some reformers in the Muslim world.

    It's the traditional suit and tie for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (center), Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz (left) and Cabinet Secretary Ovad Yechezkel.

    Many Muslim men in the Middle East and South Asia cut dashing figures in their flowing robes and headgear.

    Even the British diplomat T.E. Lawrence looked cool - at least as played by Peter O'Toole in the movie "Lawrence of Arabia" - as he raced on the backs of camels across the hot desert dunes.

    More recently, a vice president of Afghanistan during a visit to The Washington Times made a curious remark about Western men in suits and Muslim men who prefer more traditional dress.

    "Democracy is not just for you in suits and ties," said Mohammad Karim Khalil, who wore a dark suit but no tie, as he spoke with editors and reporters.

    Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal opts for traditional Middle Eastern business attire during a press conference earlier this month in his native country.

    All other men in the room, including the vice president's entourage, came buttoned up in standard business dress.

    In Washington, many if not most Muslim businessmen and diplomats opt for Western business attire...'

    http://www.washtimes.com/news/2008/m...es-n-39120741/
    Last edited by Stormy; 08-17-2008, 01:20 AM.

MR300x250 Tablet

Collapse

What's Going On

Collapse

There are currently 6404 users online. 348 members and 6056 guests.

Most users ever online was 26,947 at 07:36 PM on 12-29-2019.

Welcome Ad

Collapse
Working...
X