Vladimir Putin - World's Most Powerful Person, Downs Obama

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  1. rugved

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin has been ranked the most powerful person in the world by Forbes. He topped the list of the 72 world figures that “matter the most,” while US President Barack Obama was rated second.

    Putin’s Syria “chess match” that prevented the US strike, and his having the last word in the diplomatic row over the fugitive NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, didn’t go unnoticed with the editorial rating of the influential American business magazine, and were noted among the reasons for his top place.

    This, added to Obama’s recent political failures and scandals surrounding his second term, have cost the US President the first position he achieved last year, with a “clear idea of the shift in the power towards Putin on the global stage.”

    The Russian President also “outstripped” the likes of the Chinese leader Xi Jinping (ranked #3), the German Chancellor Angela Merkel (who “fell” to #5 from #2 over the year), and the Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (#8).

    Curiously, Pope Francis was ranked #4, with the reason being he is “the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, or about 1/6th of the world’s population,” as stated in the media’s details on its “methodology.”

    Other seemingly unexpected entries in the Forbes’ list include European Central Bank President Mario Draghi (#9) outstripping the rank of the UK Prime Minister David Cameron (#11). 29-year-old Mark Zuckerberg (CEO Facebook) managed two ranks above the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Apparently, Putin’s first place on Forbes couldn’t appear without ready-made clichés in the description and accompanying articles, with terms like “autocratic leader,” “ex-KGB strongman,” and “dictator” littered everywhere. His counterpart Obama, on the other hand, has been depicted as “the handcuffed head of the most dominant country,” but still the “leader of the free world.”

    While giving Putin an optimistic forecast for his possible stay in office until 2024, Forbes was more negative towards Obama, saying that his “lame duck period” has already set in.

    This is not the first time that Putin has led the “most influential” rating compiled by Western media. In 2012, Putin outdid everyone on the list of the international political think tank, Eurasia Group, published by the Foreign Policy magazine. However, the first place on the list was left ostensibly empty to symbolize the think tank’s concept of “no clear leader” in the modern world.

    Source: Forbes ranks Putin world’s most powerful person, downs Obama
     
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  3. angeldude13

    angeldude13 Lestat De Lioncourt Senior Member

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    Obama should have invaded syria and then he would have got first rank :troll:
     
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    The more you listen to this man's speeches on international politics, the more they make sense. He is certainly better than the mad man, Obama.
     
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    I have also updated his Wikipedia article with this information. :p
     
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    Which idiots recommended Obama for the second place. His number should start atleast be in double-digits.
     
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    A person's character does not determine his/her rank in the world's most powerful people list. He is placed in the second position rightly so. Having said that, the only reason why he is in that position is because of the support of the powerful banks and corporations on Wall Street. He is just a mere puppet whose strings lie in the hands of the board of directors/owners of these companies.
     
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    I need our MMS be in third then :thumb:
     
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    Just Obama? Putin has chewed and spat-out every administration to hold office since 2000.
     
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    he is a very practical man.his experience in intelligence agencies helped him a lot in his career.
     
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    Good job :thumb:
     
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    I really hope in future an Indian will feature in this list.
     
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    Putin is da man (an alpha male)
     
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    Going by the current political system that we have in the country, expect none for at least till the next century.
     
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    putin is really a powerful leader...........he knows how to use his powers and not be puppet like our leaders.........wish we had someone like him as our leader who takes charge in a situation and acts than showering verbal threats and be a mute spectator
     
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    Don't worry. NaMo will be in the top 10 list next year
     
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    CLAIM: OBAMA HID 'GAY LIFE' TO BECOME PRESIDENT
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    See for yourself as to why is Putin the world's most powerful man. :p



     
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