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Obama given servant's greeting by Cambodian first lady
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Posted on 11/22/2012 11:25:38 PM PST by Arthurio

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Before the dinner, Sen introduced Obama to his wife, Bun Rany, who greeted Obama with a traditional "sampeah" pressed-hands greeting that is normally reserved for servants.

"Was the first lady getting her own back over the president's harsh words earlier to her husband or did she simply forget that she was shaking hands with the leader of the free world?" the Daily Mail asked.

According to the Daily Mail, the slight was not noticed by Obama or his advisers, but it "would have been picked up by a great many people throughout Southeast Asia region."

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1 posted on 11/22/2012 11:25:56 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio
Superiors, elders, etc. = hands high - tips at eye level

children/servants, etc. = hands mid chest

equals = tips of fingers approx chin level


2 posted on 11/22/2012 11:34:03 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Arthurio

Maybe she recognized him from an earlier trip to Indonesia or Kenya.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 11:40:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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I’m thinking combat experience should be a prereq for POTUS.

What a princess.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 11:45:11 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Arthurio
A life of struggle for Obama's transsexual nanny
5 posted on 11/23/2012 12:03:55 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: Arthurio
This article from Investor's Business Daily reveals what a POS Zer0 really is:

Obama's Southeast Asian Trip

6 posted on 11/23/2012 12:07:07 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: Gene Eric

keyboard spew alert


7 posted on 11/23/2012 12:08:50 AM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: SteveH

Cocky Arrogant Obama knows everything - ha


8 posted on 11/23/2012 12:10:42 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: Arthurio

LOL!


9 posted on 11/23/2012 12:11:13 AM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: expat1000

I’m calling her racist on this. When will our jug eared Kenyan call her out on this??? On foreign affairs I like Hillary Clinton. I have never seen a more comatose script reader on my TV. Fox News. Hillary has some gay**** idiot write the words she mouths

**** State has been gay friendly and gay heavy for decades. Go ask Kabar. British Foreign Service for even longer just look at the gay traitors they had in WW2 and afterward. Kim Philby and on and on


10 posted on 11/23/2012 12:14:36 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: MestaMachine; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Nachum; penelopesire; RedMDer; trisham; DJ MacWoW; TheOldLady

ROTFL ping!


11 posted on 11/23/2012 12:15:15 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Gene Eric

yo!!!! and ping


12 posted on 11/23/2012 12:15:50 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Arthurio

I really get irritated when I hear our politicians and the news media print/talking heads refer to Obama as “the leader of the free world”!

His foreign policy has always sucked (as has Hillary’s) and he can’t even lead the USA... much less the “free world” (whatever that means)!


13 posted on 11/23/2012 12:19:59 AM PST by octex
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To: Arthurio

She made him her biotch.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 12:43:25 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: expat1000

A lot depended on how tall you were in relation to the person you were greeting. I remember my hands were at the top of my chest or higher, depending on who I met in Cambodia during the war.

I know that I greeted Buddhist monks with a bow (because of my height, 6’2”) so my hands ended up at my face level. Other officials I greeted from President Lon Nol and Foreign Minister Sarik Matak, were either chest high or a handshake.

Nobody seemed to mind where I placed my hands. They were glad to see an American (journalist) who was trying to help them defeat the communists. I even got saluted by a Cambodian soldier because I was wearing jungle khakis and boots. I returned the salute as a courtesy.

I’ll give Obama a pass on this one unless State Dept. Protocol officers did show him the right way to greet a Cambodian official.


15 posted on 11/23/2012 1:02:34 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Obama greeted her properly - she greeted him as a servant.

No wonder the guy in the middle is laughing - she just insulted Obama in front of Millions in SE Asia on purpose.

Read the article for the numerous verbal gaffes Obama made as well, which the US Obamedia ignored.

More lying by omission by the MSM.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 1:12:44 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Hate standing in line at the Post Office? - wait until ObamaCare is implemented.")
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

The guy in the middle is her husband, cambodia’s authoritarian ruler, whom Obama had been publicly lecturing.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 1:35:28 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

“Leader of the free world” - rotflol


18 posted on 11/23/2012 2:02:46 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: expat1000
Sigh.

It's fun, but this photo is a "still": a video may show her greeting is "in transition".

19 posted on 11/23/2012 2:20:20 AM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: Arthurio

Servant`s greeting..

She probably thought he was the new Kenyan butler.


20 posted on 11/23/2012 2:41:34 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Interesting to hear about your experience, MM.

Obama actually had it right, it’s the other party that is dissing him. But I’m going to back off what I said anyway, because apparently it’s not the exact same greeting as the Thai wai.


21 posted on 11/23/2012 3:19:00 AM PST by expat1000
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To: Arthurio

That’s how you greet a community organizer.


22 posted on 11/23/2012 3:24:03 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: ScottinVA

Piss boy! (apologies to Mel Brooks)


23 posted on 11/23/2012 3:59:52 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: F15Eagle

That’s, “leader of the free-stuff world”.


24 posted on 11/23/2012 4:52:14 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Arthurio
"...or did she simply forget that she was shaking hands with the leader of the free world?"

Ummm...point of order. Obama is no longer leader of the free world. Seriously. Gimme a break.

He may be a leader of some sort but 'of the free world' it ain't.

25 posted on 11/23/2012 5:18:53 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: expat1000

But it looks as though Dear Leader is giving her the same level, right?


26 posted on 11/23/2012 6:02:07 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

My Wife’s from Cambodia. Been through the Pol Pot crap.

Been here 22 years, saw her Dad shot to death, saw her Mom starve to death & she was left for dead, given 1 tablespoon of Rice to “last a week”.

She is sooooooo grateful to be here, a USA Citizen, very Patriotic, HARD worker, super nice & a fantastic cook, learning from her Mom on a farm that got destroyed.

The stories she has........ Uh.


27 posted on 11/23/2012 6:02:24 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (I'm PISSED!)
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To: onyx

LOL!


28 posted on 11/23/2012 6:03:31 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Flick Lives

I THINK WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congrats, I’ll be using that if you don’t mind.


29 posted on 11/23/2012 6:09:56 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: onyx

Thank you for the delightful ping to the humiliation of our pRes_ent. His awkward ignorance is no reflection on the Conservatives in our country, nor on America in general.

Don’t worry! The media will make sure that this doesn’t get out to the general population.


30 posted on 11/23/2012 7:17:06 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Flick Lives
leader of the free-stuff world

You just nailed this presidency. It's done.

31 posted on 11/23/2012 7:27:59 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: Flick Lives

Ha! Good one!


32 posted on 11/23/2012 8:02:44 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Bigg Red

Because he is bent over. Look at the fingertip level - it’s about right.


33 posted on 11/23/2012 3:33:51 PM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

OK. Thanks.


34 posted on 11/23/2012 4:21:07 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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