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Why is he bowing to the Japanese Emperor Akihito?
Reuters photo ^ | 11-14-09

Posted on 11/13/2009 9:10:01 PM PST by STARWISE



TOPICS: Government; Politics
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Why the dramatic show of reverence ... ?
1 posted on 11/13/2009 9:10:02 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

Because the Emperor is not American or Christian.


2 posted on 11/13/2009 9:10:48 PM PST by omega4179 (14: real death toll from islamist terror attack R.I.P 11/5/09)
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To: STARWISE

He’s apologizing for Pearl Harbor.


3 posted on 11/13/2009 9:11:15 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: STARWISE

Akihito has converted to Islam?


4 posted on 11/13/2009 9:11:32 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: STARWISE

Because he wants so much to be loved by those who will only mock him for being a floor-scraping kissass.


5 posted on 11/13/2009 9:12:27 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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U.S. President Barack Obama bows as he is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as he arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009

6 posted on 11/13/2009 9:12:33 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE

roots?


7 posted on 11/13/2009 9:12:42 PM PST by blake6900
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To: Patrick1
He’s apologizing for Pearl Harbor.

First LOL of the night!

8 posted on 11/13/2009 9:12:55 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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To: STARWISE

It’s because he’s short. He only bows to short guys.


9 posted on 11/13/2009 9:12:59 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: STARWISE

Oh, no. not again...

Where the pic of the guy saying “not this again” ???


10 posted on 11/13/2009 9:13:17 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: STARWISE

Obama is beholden to all non-Americans.
And he loves power, the sick enabled narcissist that he is.


11 posted on 11/13/2009 9:13:32 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: STARWISE

The Emperor is laughing at him...


12 posted on 11/13/2009 9:13:52 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: STARWISE

All designed to deflect the earlier criticism for bowing to the Saudi Prince. Means nothing to Obama except to make a statement, “Look at how humble I am even though I am the most powerful Marxist in the world.


13 posted on 11/13/2009 9:14:20 PM PST by miele man
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To: STARWISE

To provide cover for bowing to the Saudis? You know, it’s his thing as leader of the free world. He doesn’t just bow to muslims, he bows for EVERYBODY! What a guy!


14 posted on 11/13/2009 9:14:34 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: STARWISE

15 posted on 11/13/2009 9:14:48 PM PST by omega4179 (14: real death toll from islamist terror attack R.I.P 11/5/09)
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To: STARWISE

Come on, not again. Is this a photoshop? The man cannot be that stupid.


16 posted on 11/13/2009 9:15:29 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; April Lexington; ...

~~PING!


17 posted on 11/13/2009 9:16:02 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE

Because he’s a no class thug wanting to send a message to Americans that it’s not exceptional to be a free person in the United States...


18 posted on 11/13/2009 9:16:37 PM PST by RowdyFFC (The opinion of a wise Welshtino woman...)
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To: miele man

You beat my post by 14 seconds and said it much better than I did. I must say though, great minds think alike. LOL!


19 posted on 11/13/2009 9:16:45 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: miele man

I’ve been wondering that, too.


20 posted on 11/13/2009 9:16:59 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: Diogenesis

His ratings here are tanking so countries we have combatted with will of course love him. I draw an analogy to the hated guy in the work group who goes through-out the plant to gin up fake support. The group will fire his butt.


21 posted on 11/13/2009 9:17:29 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: STARWISE

let’s not jump to any conclusions..


22 posted on 11/13/2009 9:17:44 PM PST by NativeSon
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To: STARWISE

Is this normal for U.S. Presidents? To be constantly photgraphed bowing in front of all other world leaders?

I feel sick!

Oba Mao is a pathetic American!


23 posted on 11/13/2009 9:18:32 PM PST by TheBigIf
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To: Patrick1
He’s apologizing for Pearl Harbor.

LOL

24 posted on 11/13/2009 9:18:51 PM PST by txroadkill ( 9/12/2009 another win for the Gipper!)
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To: STARWISE

What is wrong with this imbecile? Has the protocol officer for the WH been fired? Does he not pay attention to the State briefings on etiquette? I am appalled by this moron... Hey Zero - AMERICANS DO NOT BOW TO FOREIGNERS!


25 posted on 11/13/2009 9:18:55 PM PST by GunnyB (Once a Marine, Always a Marine)
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To: STARWISE

This is astoundingly disgusting.
NO AMERICAN PRESIDENT bows to any foreign leder.
HOW DARE HIM???????????????

OK BLACKS...where are you.
The 1st Black American PRESIDENT and HE is diminishing his own stature.


26 posted on 11/13/2009 9:19:05 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Tennessee Nana
The Emperor is laughing at him...

The Emperor knows a good joke when he sees one.

27 posted on 11/13/2009 9:20:03 PM PST by Semper Mark (Those who easily relinquish precious liberty , desecrate the graves of those who died to provide it.)
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To: STARWISE

He’s not bowing. Manchelle made him carry her off the plane.


28 posted on 11/13/2009 9:21:10 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama will dispatch skittle $hitting unicorns around the world to bring peace and prosperity to all!)
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To: STARWISE

Emperor Akihito thinking) They were right. He does bow to other heads of state. I just wanted to shake his hand in the Westtern fashion.. What do i do now? Better be polite and show honor...Hope my Lumbago doesnt flare up...

Empress Michiko (thinking) My poor husband. Did anyone warn him this would happen? Are we suppose to bow back? My dress cost 1 Million Yen.. It will split..Oh well here goes...


29 posted on 11/13/2009 9:21:14 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: STARWISE

It’s a phony make up for the house of saud. (He does that everywhere dontcha know!)


30 posted on 11/13/2009 9:21:23 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: STARWISE

Easy answer... to make it look like he bows to all heads of state, not just Muslim ones. This is a ruse to cover his past tracks...


31 posted on 11/13/2009 9:22:12 PM PST by nralife (Sarah doesn't know it's a damn show! She thinks it's a damn fight!)
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To: jveritas
The man cannot be that stupid.

Oh jveritas, you underestimate him! ;*)

32 posted on 11/13/2009 9:22:39 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Markos33

The Emperor knows a good joke when he sees one.
_____________________________________

Seems he can also recognize a bad one too...


33 posted on 11/13/2009 9:22:49 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Patrick1

Bada bing! LOL


34 posted on 11/13/2009 9:23:28 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: omega4179

Thanks...


35 posted on 11/13/2009 9:24:57 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Just A Nobody

He’s just covering his tracks when he was caught bowing to the Saudis.


36 posted on 11/13/2009 9:25:09 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: STARWISE

I Japanese culture equals bow the same distance at the same time as a sign of respect. You will notice neither the Emperor or his wife are bowing at all. Read between the lines.


37 posted on 11/13/2009 9:25:23 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: STARWISE; Salamander; Markos33; Slings and Arrows; Candor7

Actually, this is a greater act of submission than is apparent on the surface.

The correct protocol in Japan is to bow, same depth, same duration. What The Usurper is doing is tantamount to prostrating himself.

Candor7, you know Japanese customs better than I - is this a correct analysis?


38 posted on 11/13/2009 9:25:39 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: pandoraou812

asshat ping


39 posted on 11/13/2009 9:25:46 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: STARWISE

I can not believe this is an American President bowing down in the face of another world leader.

Oba Mao or Barry Soetoro or Satan or whatever his name is makes me ill.

The democrap party is one sick bunch.


40 posted on 11/13/2009 9:25:47 PM PST by TheBigIf
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To: STARWISE

They could have at least taught him how to bow properly. Bowing that low in this kind of situation is considered almost an insult, like he’s mocking them. Just another gaff for our “worldly” president.


41 posted on 11/13/2009 9:26:53 PM PST by Echo4C
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To: nralife

You know it. This guy is as fake as they come.


42 posted on 11/13/2009 9:27:35 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: GunnyB
Hey Zero - AMERICANS DO NOT BOW TO FOREIGNERS!

When one head of state bows to another they are accepting the other head of state as their country's overlord. We are now the subjects of Japan!

43 posted on 11/13/2009 9:28:42 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (a wild-eyed, exclusionist, birther religio-beast -- Daily Kos)
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To: shibumi; AmericanInTokyo
The correct protocol in Japan is to bow, same depth, same duration. What The Usurper is doing is tantamount to prostrating himself. ...- is this a correct analysis?

AmericanInTokyo might have a thought on that too.

44 posted on 11/13/2009 9:28:42 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: STARWISE
Why the dramatic show of reverence ... ?

Because he knows that the You Lie Media will never put this photo on the front page.

45 posted on 11/13/2009 9:28:59 PM PST by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: shibumi

See post #37.


46 posted on 11/13/2009 9:29:00 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: STARWISE


Emperor Akihito pops the Kenyan on the top of his head and sez...'when you bow, never take your eyes off your opponent.'

What a Maroon.
47 posted on 11/13/2009 9:30:07 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

IOWs he just surrendered to Japan. This may give us an idea of how long it will take him to make a decision about Afghanistan.


48 posted on 11/13/2009 9:30:28 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: STARWISE; AmericanInTokyo
This is a weird picture. The problem is that Akahito is NOT bowing back even a little as is the custom in Japan.Nor is the Empress.

Whay say you AIT?

49 posted on 11/13/2009 9:30:33 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Pinging you to this thread to expound on the Japanese culture WRT bowing. When, who, how much?

Thanks.

I’m thinking 0 is bowing way too low and the Emperor is not bowing enough (but, influenced by the overdone bow of 0, he probably figured he didn’t need to.


50 posted on 11/13/2009 9:30:43 PM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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