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Cambodia's First Lady Gives President Obama a "Sampeah" Greeting - Usually Reserved for Servants
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/20/2012 | Investor's Business Daily

Posted on 11/22/2012 1:24:47 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Obama greeted as a servant in Cambodia

Bun Rany, Cambodia's first lady, gives President Obama a "sampeah" greeting at a tilt usually reserved for servants.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; barrysotero; bho; bunrany; cambodia; diplomaticprotocol; gettowork; obama; obowma; sampeah; servant; superpower
$hit shoveler

In other news ... President Barack Obama reportedly spent his time in Cambodia performing house cleaning and landscaping duties at the Cambodian president's palace.

1 posted on 11/22/2012 1:24:56 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

What a disgrace this pRESIDENT is. Is that a Mao shirt?

The “takers” have given us the jerk - along with the “asleep” normally Conservative non - voters.


2 posted on 11/22/2012 1:31:11 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: DogByte6RER

This is false. There is no ‘servant’ greeting. I just asked my wife, who is from Laos, the neighboring country. Her family actually has servants. I’ve lived in Laos and visited Cambodia.

No matter how much we want it to be true, this is false.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 1:31:11 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: DogByte6RER

Servant????....well....Willie Jeff hisself said it....


4 posted on 11/22/2012 1:34:11 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give WAR a chance.......)
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To: AlmaKing

“reserved for servants” does not appear in the article being linked.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 1:35:55 PM PST by mvonfr
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To: DogByte6RER

The arrogant fool doesn’t even suspect he is being mocked.


6 posted on 11/22/2012 1:35:55 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hussein *is* a servant, a public servant.


7 posted on 11/22/2012 1:38:05 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: AlmaKing

It sounds like you might have a good op-ed letter to rebut at IBD ...

“On his trip to Cambodia, a country he claimed didn’t deserve a visit due to its strongman government, first lady Bun Rany greeted Obama with a traditional “sampeah” pressed-hands greeting reserved for servants, a little dig that was probably lost on him but not to Asians.”

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/112012-634213-obama-southeast-asian-trip-more-style-than-substance.htm


8 posted on 11/22/2012 1:39:56 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

According to Wikipedia it is a way of showing respect... ok so far. But then it adds “The higher the hands, the more respect is shown”. Look back at the pic and tell me who is showing respect to whom! Shameful.


9 posted on 11/22/2012 1:45:34 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: AlmaKing

He still sucks...and so do the folks who put him there..


10 posted on 11/22/2012 1:48:05 PM PST by cardinal4 (WTF happened?)
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To: AlmaKing

He still sucks...and so do the folks who put him there..


11 posted on 11/22/2012 1:50:39 PM PST by cardinal4 (WTF happened?)
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To: DogByte6RER

"...did she ask for a cup of coffee?"

12 posted on 11/22/2012 1:51:53 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: DogByte6RER

Does anyone else here agree with me that American Presidents should not “go native” when they visit other countries? I mean, specifically, that they should not wear the local clothing, like Zero is doing in that pic? It makes me sick. I think even W did it and I couldn’t stand it then, either.

This is a separate issue from behavioral codes of conduct. There are certain rules of protocol that include showing respect for certain cultural traditions, like when it is considered inappropriate to kiss a woman or to pat Queen Elizabeth on the back and so on. But when it comes to a president bowing before any other public official, that offends our culture and is going too far.


13 posted on 11/22/2012 1:59:03 PM PST by JewishRighter
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To: cardinal4

Yes, I don’t disagree with you on that. I just don’t want us to be suckers to fake outrage. We got suckered in the election by pundits and pollsters and newsbytes. Not anymore.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 1:59:54 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Former Fetus

You are correct about the higher hand position denoting greater respect to the person being greeted.

According to the link below there are five distinct presentations of the Khmer sampeah greeting which can be loosely described as caste based. Follow the link to see the flash video of Khmer examples.

http://vogel.km-kh.org/gallery/movie/2010/579-sampeah-etiquette-in-khmer


15 posted on 11/22/2012 2:00:30 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: DogByte6RER; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Cambodia's First Lady Gives President Obama a "Sampeah" Greeting... Usually Reserved for Servants--

"Pardon me, boy... is this the Transylvania station?”

“Yah, yah! Track twenty-nine... oh, can I give you a shine?”

Bender, you nasty... nasty boy!

Even here in Spain, Bend... that's nasty, nasty, nasty!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Bendy! If only... you were a 4-Star General!

Paula, don't be bitchy! Ain't a Pharaohbot... good enough?

16 posted on 11/22/2012 2:08:07 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh good thing Barky had on those gloves to protect his baby soft hands from that nasty old shovel! Looks way more natural when he’s hanging up curtains.


17 posted on 11/22/2012 2:15:07 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( 1447 days until Nov.8,2016)
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To: DogByte6RER

Work gloves....Good grief....and that face....like he’s gotta think real hard about what he’s doing.


18 posted on 11/22/2012 2:17:12 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Doogle

Bill....Kim and I danced all night long. He was constantly pressing really close to me. I loved it.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 2:19:37 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: DogByte6RER

Note that both She and the Guy are laughing at the Idiot while he is solmn and stone faced!


20 posted on 11/22/2012 2:24:44 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

I thought he went there in search of “shovel ready” jobs?


21 posted on 11/22/2012 2:30:51 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: mvonfr

Here it is:

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/112012-634213-obama-southeast-asian-trip-more-style-than-substance.htm


22 posted on 11/22/2012 2:39:44 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: AlmaKing

We sure did get suckered..


23 posted on 11/22/2012 2:50:42 PM PST by cardinal4 (WTF happened?)
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To: TNoldman
Is that a Mao shirt?

I don't think so. I think they were going bowling after the greeting was over.

24 posted on 11/22/2012 3:04:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: Covenantor
When we salute our bosses, older persons, or higher ranking people,we place our both palms together at the mouth level

WOW!!

25 posted on 11/22/2012 3:05:30 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: JewishRighter

W did not do it as a rule on foreign visits. The exception is for the APEC summits where there is a photo op for all attendees wearing the native dress of whatever country hosts it in a given year, so W did get photographed in a Chinese tunic made from some goofy-looking fabric. When the US has hosted the summit, I don’t know what we used as “traditional dress” for the event but it would be funny to see Putin in a hula skirt with flowers in his hair or a Hopi clown outfit with painted legs.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 3:14:48 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: AlmaKing

Picture looks obviously photo shopped,


27 posted on 11/22/2012 4:07:34 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: AlmaKing
Yes you are correct.

Been here for 7 years in the bordering country and never seen anyone "wai" a servant. Considering most "servants" are here illegally and from a country not very respected.

Western folks are NOT expected to wai, but sometimes it can be a "nice" gesture if done PROPERLY!

As stated before, the higher the hand goes up, more respect is being shown. Which is exactly why western people should NOT do. A wrong gesture is far worse than no gesture.

What cracks me up about this picture is the smile on the face of whats his name in the middle. I assure you, he is laughing AT Obama not with him.

28 posted on 11/22/2012 4:08:45 PM PST by saywhatagain
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To: DogByte6RER

Bowbama bowing yet again...in a Mao shirt!


29 posted on 11/22/2012 4:17:18 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: DogByte6RER

30 posted on 11/22/2012 4:17:27 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: AlmaKing

Ask your wife about a high wai and a low wai. I live Thailand and there is most definitely a difference. Low wai is for children, etc. High wai is a sign of respect/superior.

Foreigners that wai children with the hands at nose level look ridiculous. Everybody snickers although they hide it. Servants and children, hands move down lower. Mid chest is lowest. Wai an adult of equal or higher social level at that hand level is an insult.


31 posted on 11/22/2012 5:13:15 PM PST by expat1000
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To: DogByte6RER

wai to go, brocko — you’re a piece of work (or something)


32 posted on 11/22/2012 6:56:03 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: DogByte6RER; All

Anybody have any info on this?

http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/obama-is-formally-and-criminally-charged-with-treason-by-the-u-s-military-again/

http://beforeitsnews.com/obama/2012/11/i-beg-you-to-read-the-below-obamas-lying-past-exposed-by-law-enforcement-in-ms-court-submittedsigned-affidavit-2445852.html


33 posted on 11/22/2012 7:44:11 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Bender2
Bendy, even here in Spain we're glad the Texans and TCU won!
34 posted on 11/23/2012 10:53:11 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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