Skip to comments.Why is he bowing to the Japanese Emperor Akihito?
Posted on 11/13/2009 9:10:01 PM PST by STARWISE
I agree. I teach my 12 year old son the importance of manners and protocol. They are a hallmark of a civil society. 0 and crew seem like they just make it up as they go along based on something they saw in the movies when they were adolescents. I do, quite frankly, believe this is a cover-up to his bow to the Saudis.
They are both too busy laughing. Look at the picture.
Just ask the DU. He dropped something and is looking for it.
(I wonder what?) Sheesh!
In all my years I’ve never seen an American president bowing as much as this man. He is embarrassing.
Actually that was the first thought I had simply by reading the title. Good catch!
Both the Japanese Emperor and his wife have their eyes squarely on Oba Mao and have expressions of amusement.
He had to take his hands off of his balls to take the Emperor's hand so...
I hope they feed him rotten sushi at some point. Just shaking my head again....
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?
I lived in Japan for eleven years. Your analysis is spot on. He is bowing WAY beyond what protocol calls for.
One of three possible reasons, which have all been speculated on earlier on this thread:
1. Covering for his bow in Saudi Arabia
2. Apologizing for being American
3. Too stupid to know better, or listen to advisors who know better
That happened to GHWB in Japan and the press took great delight playing video of him blowing chunks at the dinner table. Think the press will play video of 0ba-Mao doing that?
Thanks! :) We Freepers are more than onto this creep’s game. I just wish more people were not buying the SRM’s daily media spew. This article is encouraging, I must say. :)
I am no expert in Japanese culture but I do know the manner in which you bow and the responding bow says something about each others status. This photo says Obama is a floor licker.
Maybe but doubtful.
There is one other possibility.
He might be trying to outdo Bush41 by barfing on the Emperor’s shoes.
Yes, I suspect a great many others will pick up on this and agree.
Seeing the bowing made me think of Obama throwing out the first pitch of the major league season. He proved he is no pitcher but these bowing pictures surely show he is a “catcher”. As long as he is in office, foreign tinhorn dictators will certainly look upon the US as their “butt-boy”.
Now would be a good time to change the locks on the White House.
I vote for all three.
Bowing is used as a way of greeting, however how deep of a bow that's used has a lot of meaning.
And in this case Obama sent the signal that the Emperor is his superior whether he knows it or not and by extension that Japan is the superior to the U.S.
Anyway I think Obama was one confused puppy when he got that handshake instead of the bow he more than likely expected.
The Emperor looks as if he's saying "Heh, heh, heh."
Teach your son to respect other peoples space and he will do well. It’s a mutual thing. This bonehead of a President we have is using a Japanese Emperor to make up for his allegience to Saud. What a maroon!
No. But he can be that evil.
I pick this one. But you are assuming he has advisors who know anything.
Not a photoshop. Photos 11 and 12 from here:
Someone post the picture of Oba Mao bowing to the Saudi Prince next to this one. (I would but it wasn’ working in preview)
He is just as much of a low-life in both.
The same lowly bow.
(Now can we see the real birth certificate???)
World leaders don't respect this kind of thing.
The gopher is gong for cover
To any American soldier who gave his life at Pearl Harbor or throughout WWII at the hands of the Japanese, this would be TREASON.
Why is not TREASON to us???
Fear for the republic. He will go much lower.
And the Empress looks amused...
"Stupidly is as stupidly does"...Or, Forest Gump goes to Japan.
Personally, it’s humiliating to me to see an American President do this to any foreign leader. That’s how libs are though and we have a whopper. I consider it a self-esteem genetic defect. Butt-boy is right, George Soros butt-boy, that is.
To any American soldier who his/her life at Pearl Harbor and through WWII at the hands of the Japanese, this would have been viewed as TREASON.
Why do we not view it as TREASON???
Nope. To King Fraud, protector of mecca and medina he bent his knees.
Even more submissive...
I can not tell you how sick this guy makes me. He has no respect for this nation at all. He is intentionally doing this crap.
The damn entire left-wing ilk he comes from would have us all bowing to terrorists. They all are hot and heavy to give terrorists all as much rights and justification as they can.
This is left-wing sickness on display.
And he's not bowing in return. Only Obama, the supplicant, is bowing.
Preparing for his career as world leader :(
A photo op that shows how weak he is. Correct?
That is exactly it. Leaders of other nations see pictures like this and they laugh at this rank amateur who should never have been elected. He is such an embarrassment.
I expect that you're right. It was intended to be ex post facto plausible deniability for his bow to the Saudi King.
What it really does is prove beyond a shadow of a doubt (destroying every phony excuse made for him) that he did indeed bow to the Saudi King.
Surely Obama must have seen “The Karate” kid right? When Mr. Miyagi says to Daniel-San during a bow, “Look eye! Always look eye!”
Surely Obama must have seen “The Karate Kid” right? When Mr. Miyagi says to Daniel-San during a bow, “Look eye! Always look eye!”
That’s exactly what it is. His 95 IQ followers will call it respect. It’s strictly business as usual in the Obama admin. The SOB has all of stupid America and he knows it.
Foreigners should not bow in Japan until they learn the rules, which takes a very long time and that was a grievous breach of protocol on Obama's part.
It's almost like he wants the world to know that he is a child.
The Obama American Apology and Submission Tour continues....
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