Wednesday, April 22, 2009

new NATO boss at AoC: a dislocated shoulder

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Incoming NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen, left, greets former Iranian President Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami in Istanbul at AoC meeting. Foto: DayLife LINK
At the Second Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations in Istanbul Turkey got its revenge by the fall of the new NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen that resulted in a dislocated shoulder.
He had apparently tripped down the stairs of his Istanbul hotel where he was staying in the middle of the night as he waited for his appointment to Nato to be confirmed, and dislocated his shoulder. Dubbed Denmark’s Tony Blair, he seldom put a foot wrong as prime minister, despite facing crises such as the Iraq war and the outcry over blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet. Then on the eve of his greatest triumph he slipped on a hotel stair. Incoming NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen, left, greets former Iranian President Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami in Istanbul on Monday April 6, 2009. Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday he would pay close attention to religious sensibilities in his new role as NATO chief in comments aimed at allaying Muslim concerns at his appointment. Rasmussen is a Danish and Norwegian surname, meaning "Rasmus' son". The first name "Rasmus", from which it is derived, is itself a contraction of "Erasmus" the name of a famous 16th Century philosopher and theologian.

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090411/WEEKENDER/51013290/1306

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/domestic/11458082.asp?scr=1

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Fogh_Rasmussen

stay tuned!

farmer

2 comments:

Roma said...

Interesting, this AOC meeting. And all the characters gathered there for sure.

Joyce said...

So the meeting was a "smashing success" excuse the pun.

Joyce