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Posted on 11/19/2012 10:24:39 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage
By Nile Gardiner World Last updated: November 19th, 2012
Barack Obama: hardly off to a flying start
It is only two weeks since his re-election, and his second term remains two months away, but Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House. Obama's first term was littered with foreign policy gaffes, and there is every chance the second term will be more of the same.
On his trip to Asia this week, President Obama struggled to pronounce the name of Aung San Suu Kyi, the most prominent human rights activist in the world. As The Associated Press reports (hat tip: Drudge Report):
As Obama stood next to the world's most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly.
Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting.
Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate's name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee.
Obama also botched his greeting of Burmas new president, according to the AP:
The meeting came after Obama met with Myanmar's reformist new President Thein Sein a name he also botched.
As the two addressed the media, Obama called his counterpart "President Sein," an awkward, slightly affectionate reference that would make most Burmese cringe.
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Don’t know if everyone realizes how huge a insult to touch a female in the southeast Asia without an invitation.
In their mind, it means he thinks he owns her or she is involved in a profession where he thinks it is acceptable to touch her IOW: a hooker.
This is one time I wish he had just bowed.
Smartest President in the history of the Universe, folks.
King Obama has no need to know the names of his underlings.
Someone asked me this morning if I was concerned about fact the country is going to hell economically yet he flys off to Asia.
I thought about that for a second and figured two things, any day with him out of the country is a good day. Second, I would only worry about his being out of the country rather than handling matters here if I thought he had a clue about how to fix one problem. This guy is a complete dope, I don’t even think he could load a dishwasher.
While he is over in Asia, I hope he stumbles into one of those border conflicts.
The SRM will be all over this.............................../s
Dumb & Dumber
We are so screwed.
Never touch a persons hair, head or cheek, even if you consider it as a friendly gesture. Myanmar people would not consider it friendly, and will think you are rude.
Dont touch any part of a ladys body. http://www.myanmar2day.com/myanmar-culture-custom/2008/12/myanmar-etiquette-general-rules/
media and late shows will be over this right away, ARF
Hey, go easy, it’s not his fault he’s not very smart.
Do they speak Austrian in Burma?
I think that was the most moronic thing I've ever seen anyone do.
Never raise your underwear above your head. This is considered very rude.
Never clean your feet in the basin you used to clean your hands and face.
Never use the water from the drinking pot to wash your feet. Myanmar people will consider this an insult.
Never put your feet on the pillow used for the head, or sit on the pillow for the head.
Never use your feet to point to a thing or a place. This is an insult for a Myanmar (Burmese).
Dont touch any part of a ladys body. You might end up in a police station.
I think he also called the country ‘Myanmar’. Myanmar is not the recognized name of the nation, because it lends legitimacy to the military junta who changed it.
Obungler in chief. What the hell is he doing there anyway? We have enough problems here.
And he has learned all these lessons very well, from his own in-house mentor, Joe Biden.
Subtle insult by mispronunciations, by violating cultural mores, and by an abiding, sneering show of arrogance in every confrontation. Hard to believe this guy is “likeable” in any social venue.
Just recently a FREEPER told me that I underestimate dear leader, I wonder if that is even possible. If I say that someone is flat broke but they turn out to actually have a net worth of two cents have I underestimated them?
Maybe it's all part of the "urban" culture. It seems that whenever I go to an inner-city waiting room and give my name to a receptionist, if she is one of Holder's people, I find that my last name gets a whole lot of unnecessary syllables added when I'm called.
They speak Burmian.
Smartest President in the history of the Universe, folks.
his own people stopped saying that a long long time ago ,but if you elect an Idiot ,I guess you get an Idiot or is he trying to distract from other news stories about said Idiot
Incredible!! I’m trying not to belive my lying eyes.
Come on!!! Let's be honest about this. Who are the biggest nerds..dumb ass Obama or the ones who are openly showing their ignorance by promoting him?
We need to 'Alinsky' all of them, make fun of them, openly disrespect them & point out how stupid they are every chance we get.
We need to let their sponsors know how we feel about THEM being dumb enough to promote people like this.
It went really bad when obama slapped her as$ and said,”Beetch.. youz got it going on girl!”
And nobody has noticed that during Sandy, he repeatedly referred to the “Jersey Coast,” rather than...well, you know.
America’s First Buffoon.
He took his campaign speech 'FORWARD' there & is taking credit for all the democratic guidance that President Bush gave to those people.
Obama is taking credit as if he did it all in the last 4 years.
This is another one of his ME-ME- ME & I-I-I tours. The jackass wants the world to adore him.
Where is the Maddow, Dionne and O’Donnell glib hipster reponse?
Where is the ridicule?
Where is Diane Sawyer and the View taking pot shots at a jackass move?
(.................shhhh......he’s a Lib)
Was that before or after he hugged her doggie style? /s
(and to think this fellow grew up in a wealthy family in Indonesia...)
Where is the Mooch. Haven’t seen her since the election. She’s gonna kick his a$% over all that PDA.
Hadn’t seen that one, thanks, I think.
Even an idiot President should know better than to hug an Asian woman like that. Because he has aides and advisers to tell him the proper ettiquite. But Obama has been making these mistakes for four years, and he is continuing to do so.
Why? Because not only is he stupid and unaware of anyone’s feelings but his own, but because ALL of his advisers are clueless. From his Secretary of State on down, not a single one of them is competent at their jobs. Not one.
Hillary has never done an honest day’s work in her life. Our Sec Defense is a corrupt Communist idiot. Our UN Ambassador is a Communist idiot. Our EPA head is a Communist idiot. And on down the line.
I doubt whether even Bo’s handler knows what he is doing. Although he’s probably paid more than any of us has ever made.
Did anyone believe he would suddenly become competent and actually pay attention to details?
Load a dishwasher? This stupid ghetto punk couldn’t grab his own ass with both hands.
I’m still trying to figure out how he added 7 more states to the United States of America.
Really...why does this even matter anymore - he can do anything he pleases and the world accepts it. he must be the most supreme teflon-coated man among men. Not only am I clueless, but seriously disillusioned and depressed. I need to disengage from this circus.
“Dont touch any part of a ladys body. You might end up in a police station.”
That would have been good. But darn.
He better be careful over there. Lots of Muslim and other assorted nuts running around.
“President Obama struggled to pronounce the name of Aung San Suu Kyi, “
“Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting.”
Hel-loh “Annyong” Bluth is the adopted Korean son of Lucille and George Sr. Bluth
Apparently knowing no English, the youth greets his adoptive family by saying “annyong” (ahn-yahng), the Korean word for “hello.” When they repeat the word, so does he. This causes Lucille to assume his name is “Annyong”
This blithering idiot will be lucky to make it through his second term.
He’s doing well for an 89 IQ.
It’s okay, he’s trying as hard as he can. Kind of like when he misses a two foot put on the 18th Green.
After al, he’s on starting out on his “do over” Term. Give the poor little Commie Bastard a break will ya?
Don't worry about Pres__ent Obama, the sycophant Press will drag him over the finish line. He is their salvation, the one they have been waiting for since FDR died.
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