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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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To: eyedigress

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.


51 posted on 11/13/2009 9:30:56 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: Candor7

They are both too busy laughing. Look at the picture.


52 posted on 11/13/2009 9:31:58 PM PST by TheBigIf
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To: Electric Graffiti

Just ask the DU. He dropped something and is looking for it.
(I wonder what?) Sheesh!


53 posted on 11/13/2009 9:32:19 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: STARWISE

In all my years I’ve never seen an American president bowing as much as this man. He is embarrassing.


54 posted on 11/13/2009 9:33:08 PM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: mplsconservative

Actually that was the first thought I had simply by reading the title. Good catch!


55 posted on 11/13/2009 9:33:44 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: STARWISE

Both the Japanese Emperor and his wife have their eyes squarely on Oba Mao and have expressions of amusement.


56 posted on 11/13/2009 9:34:39 PM PST by TheBigIf
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To: eyedigress
He dropped something and is looking for it. (I wonder what?)

He had to take his hands off of his balls to take the Emperor's hand so...

57 posted on 11/13/2009 9:34:42 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: TigersEye

I hope they feed him rotten sushi at some point. Just shaking my head again....


58 posted on 11/13/2009 9:35:02 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn.....................^........................)
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To: shibumi
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?

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

59 posted on 11/13/2009 9:35:49 PM PST by Washi
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
Akihito has converted to Islam?

LMAO. He must have.
60 posted on 11/13/2009 9:36:43 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: pandoraou812

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?


61 posted on 11/13/2009 9:37:43 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: Just A Nobody

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. :)


62 posted on 11/13/2009 9:37:53 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: savedbygrace
"I’m thinking 0 is bowing way too low and the Emperor is not bowing enough.

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.

63 posted on 11/13/2009 9:39:10 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: TigersEye

Maybe but doubtful.


64 posted on 11/13/2009 9:39:29 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn.....................^........................)
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To: Washi; Candor7

There is one other possibility.

He might be trying to outdo Bush41 by barfing on the Emperor’s shoes.


65 posted on 11/13/2009 9:39:48 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: mplsconservative; STARWISE

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”.


66 posted on 11/13/2009 9:39:52 PM PST by miele man
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To: STARWISE

Now would be a good time to change the locks on the White House.


67 posted on 11/13/2009 9:40:10 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Washi

I vote for all three.


68 posted on 11/13/2009 9:40:10 PM PST by thecodont
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To: All
I lived in Japan for 14 years and know a little bit about this subject.

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.

69 posted on 11/13/2009 9:40:31 PM PST by Doofer
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To: Doofer
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."

70 posted on 11/13/2009 9:42:08 PM PST by thecodont
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To: eyedigress
How low can he go?

It's the 'America sucks compared to your country bow'


71 posted on 11/13/2009 9:42:16 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: mplsconservative

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!


72 posted on 11/13/2009 9:42:22 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: jveritas
Come on, not again. Is this a photoshop? The man cannot be that stupid.

No. But he can be that evil.

An open challenge to all FReepers, Lurkers, O-Bots and Trolls

73 posted on 11/13/2009 9:43:37 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 296 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Washi
"3. Too stupid to know better, or listen to advisors who know better.

I pick this one. But you are assuming he has advisors who know anything.

74 posted on 11/13/2009 9:43:39 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: jveritas
Is this a photoshop? The man cannot be that stupid.

Not a photoshop. Photos 11 and 12 from here:

http://www.star-telegram.com/462/story/1759580.html#article_photos

75 posted on 11/13/2009 9:43:44 PM PST by TChad
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To: STARWISE

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.


76 posted on 11/13/2009 9:43:59 PM PST by TheBigIf
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To: GunnyB
Hey Zero - AMERICANS DO NOT BOW TO FOREIGNERS!

Still true.

(Now can we see the real birth certificate???)

77 posted on 11/13/2009 9:45:24 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 296 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: STARWISE
Why bow to an Emperor? Did he bow to the PM? The Emperor is tiny so it's clearly a strenuous effort to bow to him, no mistaking it.

World leaders don't respect this kind of thing.

78 posted on 11/13/2009 9:45:43 PM PST by FTJM
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To: mplsconservative

Bang on!

The gopher is gong for cover


79 posted on 11/13/2009 9:46:14 PM PST by himno hero
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To: STARWISE

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???


80 posted on 11/13/2009 9:46:32 PM PST by WVPatriot
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To: Electric Graffiti
When I see that picture all I see is the king saying... What the hell is this guy doing?
81 posted on 11/13/2009 9:46:55 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Electric Graffiti
"How low can he go?"

Fear for the republic. He will go much lower.

82 posted on 11/13/2009 9:48:13 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: eyedigress; Electric Graffiti
When I see that picture all I see is the king saying... What the hell is this guy doing?

And the Empress looks amused...

83 posted on 11/13/2009 9:49:16 PM PST by Doofer
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To: blackbart.223

84 posted on 11/13/2009 9:49:57 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: STARWISE
CYA bow...compared to Saudi Arabia king...are whoever the Muslim was he bowed to.

"Stupidly is as stupidly does"...Or, Forest Gump goes to Japan.

85 posted on 11/13/2009 9:50:04 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: miele man

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.


86 posted on 11/13/2009 9:50:04 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: WVPatriot

Correction:

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???


87 posted on 11/13/2009 9:50:50 PM PST by WVPatriot
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To: TheBigIf
The same lowly bow.

Nope. To King Fraud, protector of mecca and medina he bent his knees.

Even more submissive...

88 posted on 11/13/2009 9:50:59 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 296 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: eyedigress
When I see that picture all I see is the king saying... What the hell is this guy doing?

Along with the rest of them ;)


89 posted on 11/13/2009 9:51:08 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Electric Graffiti

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.


90 posted on 11/13/2009 9:51:25 PM PST by TheBigIf
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To: thecodont
The Emperor looks as if he's saying "Heh, heh, heh."

And he's not bowing in return. Only Obama, the supplicant, is bowing.

91 posted on 11/13/2009 9:51:35 PM PST by TChad
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To: mplsconservative

Preparing for his career as world leader :(


92 posted on 11/13/2009 9:51:38 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Kirkwood

A photo op that shows how weak he is. Correct?


93 posted on 11/13/2009 9:53:11 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Because he wants so much to be loved by those who will only mock him for being a floor-scraping kissass.

BUMP

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.

94 posted on 11/13/2009 9:53:13 PM PST by A message
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To: mplsconservative
He’s just covering his tracks when he was caught bowing to the Saudis.

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.


95 posted on 11/13/2009 9:54:16 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: Electric Graffiti

Surely Obama must have seen “The Karate” kid right? When Mr. Miyagi says to Daniel-San during a bow, “Look eye! Always look eye!”


96 posted on 11/13/2009 9:55:30 PM PST by tellw
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To: Electric Graffiti

Surely Obama must have seen “The Karate Kid” right? When Mr. Miyagi says to Daniel-San during a bow, “Look eye! Always look eye!”


97 posted on 11/13/2009 9:55:56 PM PST by tellw
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To: lonestar

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.


98 posted on 11/13/2009 9:56:06 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Tennessee Nana
Yes, he is. As is Michiko-sama.

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.

99 posted on 11/13/2009 9:56:17 PM PST by altair (I want him to fail)
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To: TigersEye

The Obama American Apology and Submission Tour continues....


100 posted on 11/13/2009 9:56:22 PM PST by TheBigIf
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