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Obama bows down to Saudi King
American Thinker ^ | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

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Mark Whittington: Obama Bows to the Saudi King
Associated Content ^ | 4/3/2009 | Mark Whittington
Posted on April 3, 2009 4:47:23 PM PDT by kellynla

President Barack Obama has stirred yet another controversy when he appeared to bow to the King of Saudi Arabia during the recent G20 Economic Summit. The appropriateness of an elected President bowing before an absolute monarch has been questioned.

The writer Mark Steyn suggested, rather caustically, “So let me see if I understand American protocol in the age of Obama: The First Lady hugs Queen Elizabeth as if she’s some granny at a seniors’ center photo-op, but the President of this republic prostrates himself before King Abdullah as if he’s a subject of the Saudi pseudo-Crown.”

While the behavior of Michelle Obama toward the Queen of England was considered by some to be overly familiar, Barack Obama bowing before the King of Saudi Arabia seems to be obsequious in the extreme. Under no circumstances is it expected or even permitted for an American citizen to bow before any foreign monarch. This is especially true of the elected President of the United States.

It seems strange that the allegedly naïve and boorish President George W. Bush knew this, whereas the sophisticated and worldly President Barack Obama does not. Americans fought a revolution, after all, so that they would not have to bow down before any monarch. One wonders what the men who fought at Lexington-Concord, Saratoga, and Yorktown would have thought of President Obama bowing before the King of Saudi Arabia. In the Middle East especially, the act of bowing indicates submission and acknowledgment of that the person being bowed to is the master. President Obama by bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia acknowledged him as his sovereign. Indeed, President Obama may well have acknowledged the Saudi King as our sovereign, by an interpretation of local custom.

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951 posted on 04/03/2009 5:14:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Kakaze

“wait doesn’t islam mean submission?”

I think it’s their word for peace that really means submission...they connect the two.


952 posted on 04/03/2009 5:20:53 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Colonial Warrior

LOVE it! Thanks!


953 posted on 04/03/2009 5:35:36 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: manc

I don’t get it

The media still discusses Michelle’s foopah of touching the queen’s back but no mention of Barack’s bowing to the Saudi thug.


954 posted on 04/03/2009 5:58:36 PM PDT by Tweeker
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To: Tweeker

total black out isn’t it and very sad


955 posted on 04/03/2009 6:04:07 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Tweeker; manc

It’s because the mediascum are in bed with leftists; they ARE lefists, and are just as guilty as the perps they lie about.


956 posted on 04/03/2009 7:01:30 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: rdb3

Bowed? Perhaps he thought he was in Japan or China where such a greeting is a cultural thing. Otherwise, I’m at a loss for words. How does he regain his presence and authority of position after that? (It surely set a tone for the remainder of the meeting.)


957 posted on 04/03/2009 8:44:50 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Tweeker

What’s really disappointing is, even Drudge has this one blacked out.

Drudge of the blue dress story.

Sitting silent on his hands. Alongside the entire US left.


958 posted on 04/03/2009 8:46:42 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Limbaugh 2012)
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To: Domestic Church; Kakaze

‘Islam’ is a command meaning ‘submit’ (by choice or the sword).

The root letters are slm, which can also transform into ‘salaam.’ This word can mean ‘peace’ (and is related to ‘shalom,’ since both Hebrew and Arabic are Semitic languages). However, go to thefreedictionary.com and look up ‘salaam.’ ‘Making salaam’ is specific, and means ‘deference’ or ‘obeisance’ or ‘homage.’ There is a specific practice of bowing and taking the other hand and placing it on the forehead.


959 posted on 04/04/2009 4:42:39 AM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: combat_boots
He's just preparing the position we'll be in soon.
Ban coal, no new drilling, embrace wind and solar (daytime use only) carbon tax, ban wood burning, outlaw SUV's, etc. etc. etc.

Wake me up when it's over.

960 posted on 04/04/2009 5:37:42 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: fortunecookie
How does he regain his presence and authority of position after that? (It surely set a tone for the remainder of the meeting.)

He doesn't. He's prostrating the US to the Islamic world on purpose.

Amazing << Hear this. Feel this, and tell me that this isn't music.

Oh, dear...


961 posted on 04/04/2009 12:54:00 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: rdb3
He doesn't. He's prostrating the US to the Islamic world on purpose.

You're right. Yeah, I think so too. He doesn't regain his presence because he doesn't want to. And this after years of hearing from the left how Bush was beholden to the Saudis because of oil. Sigh.

962 posted on 04/04/2009 4:28:02 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Cindy
You've probably heard of "Fremont Lenin", the giant size and very authentic bronze statue in a burb of Seattle.

I wonder what it would cost to commission a like statue of this revealing choice Obama has made, and put it right out in front of the same taco stand, so no one can complain that a president who grovels on bent knee gets preferential treatment to a genocidal dictator.

963 posted on 04/05/2009 9:59:32 AM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama went down on King Faud faster than a elevator whore in a 2 story building.)
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To: rdb3

"You are not the President. No one who leads so many could possibly kneel so quickly" - General Zod

964 posted on 04/05/2009 2:43:12 PM PDT by Free_at_last_-2001 (A country can survive its fools, but it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: rdb3
I wish Drudge would put this picture up on his site.

They have a video circulating on the Internet too.
It looks to me that the video was taken from a different angle than the picture. Some are trying to say they were looking at something that dropped on the floor, but the video leaves no doubt that he bowed to the king.

965 posted on 04/05/2009 2:57:36 PM PDT by FR_addict (www.conservativesinactionusa.com)
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To: rdb3
cravenrat

I hear in Hitler's day many stopped making fun of him because his evil was too great to laugh at anymore. Laugh at this two legged cockroach anyways by clicking on the picture. (Huge teleprompter gag thread)

966 posted on 04/05/2009 4:31:31 PM PDT by Nateman (He's Pres__ent Obama until I see some id.)
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To: Nateman

The DU thinks he dropped something on the floor. It was probably his little Muhanmmed rabbit’s foot.


967 posted on 04/05/2009 4:34:34 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Free_at_last_-2001

Good find. We are so screwed with this butt-wipe


968 posted on 04/05/2009 4:38:35 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I believe you’re familiar enough with culture, to know that’s unremarkable among men. Among EQUALS. In middle east culture.

My father refused to shake hands with a particularly reprehensible American politician who was working a rope line of fellow teachers during a campaign in Michigan. I wonder how my father would have reacted to a tyrant monarch.

He sure as hell wouldn't have embraced him or bowed to him, I can tell you that.

969 posted on 04/05/2009 5:29:53 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: eyedigress

Ahhh yes, I believe it is a democratic presidential philosophy that America must demonstrate it’s subservance to other countries... Anyone remember Clinton wanting to dip the American flag on a US Navy vessel to the chinese government?


970 posted on 04/05/2009 5:31:28 PM PDT by Jammz ("The only thing needed for evil to prevail, is for good men to do nothing.")
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To: FR_addict
Some are trying to say they were looking at something that dropped on the floor, but the video leaves no doubt that he bowed to the king.

Absolutely no doubt whatsoever. Note the position of the hands in this example from Japan, and compare them to the video.


971 posted on 04/05/2009 5:35:12 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mvpel

It was a Larry Sinclair kind of bow.


972 posted on 04/05/2009 5:37:05 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I emailed drudge about it.


973 posted on 04/05/2009 5:45:15 PM PDT by Canedawg (Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny- M. Levin)
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To: Tweeker

Ya know why the MSM media isnt showing this picture?

BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING REALLY EFFIN’ BAD ABOUT IT AND THEY ARE DOING A DISSERVICE TO THIS COUNTRY by SUPPRESSING IT.


974 posted on 04/05/2009 5:50:00 PM PDT by Canedawg (Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny- M. Levin)
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To: Canedawg

The media is the fifth column enemy of we the people ... they are protecting thier Marxist messiah by not showing the truth about this affirmative action fraud-in-chief.


975 posted on 04/05/2009 5:51:33 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: eyedigress
cravenrat
976 posted on 04/05/2009 6:20:46 PM PDT by Nateman (He's Pres__ent Obama until I see some id.)
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To: Nateman

Well, you won’t offend Islam with that visual ... Sikhs maybe, but not Islam.


977 posted on 04/05/2009 6:25:28 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN
Well, you won’t offend Islam with that visual ... Sikhs maybe, but not Islam

I thought Sikhs hated Islam. Why would they be offended?

978 posted on 04/05/2009 6:28:25 PM PDT by Nateman (He's Pres__ent Obama until I see some id.)
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To: Nateman

You are doing well with the teleprompter O’ Evil One. LOL


979 posted on 04/05/2009 6:39:57 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Free_at_last_-2001

Exactly so!


980 posted on 04/05/2009 11:30:17 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: combat_boots

BTTT


981 posted on 04/07/2009 5:35:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Pride in the USA
Not ignorant -- not in this instance. About many, many things, but not this gesture. He knew exactly what he was doing, for whom, and why.

And stupid -- not quite. Glib, on occasion, yes. But as for brains, he might be one-third as smart as he thinks he is, and as everyone throughout his wretched pampered phony life so far has assured him he is. What many observers mistake for intellect is nothing more than cunning -- of the low and short-sighted type, centered around self-preservation, that characterizes vermin.

With a little luck, however, his arrogance will trip him up. We need to help create that luck.

982 posted on 04/07/2009 8:13:33 PM PDT by Tenniel2 (Memo to politicians: Don't worry about "shovel-ready." Worry about "pitchfork-ready.")
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The Washington Times
EDITORIAL: Barack takes a bow. The president shows fealty to a Muslim king
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/07/barack-takes-a-
bow/

In a shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate, President Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah at the Group of 20 summit in London last week.
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The bow was an extraordinary protocol violation. Such an act is a traditional obeisance befitting a king’s subjects, not his peer. There is no precedent for U.S. presidents bowing to Saudi or any other royals.
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No Americans of any station are required to bow to royalty. It is one of the pillars of American exceptionalism that our country rejected traditional caste divisions.
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Mr. Obama is proving that one can be elected president without knowing how to behave presidentially. His servile gesture was fully fitting with the tone of his humility tour of Europe. In his eagerness to be loved personally, the president has lost sight of the fact that the leader of the free world also must be respected.


983 posted on 04/08/2009 12:42:36 AM PDT by deks
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To: deks

working link
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/07/barack-takes-a-bow/


984 posted on 04/08/2009 12:46:05 AM PDT by deks
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To: Osage Orange

According to Fox News yesterday (the 7th), the White House said he was double handshaking to a smaller person. Yeah right! The Queen is much shorter than the Saudi King and Odumbo didn’t bend over. It was a bow with one bended knee. Not even a low bow by itself. It was a subservient bow. Not sure what they were laughing about - maybe he missed the hand but it WAS a bow otherwise the White House would say it was “x” and not what they did.


985 posted on 04/08/2009 5:54:47 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: jjm2111
He’s not bowing; they’re looking at something. Jeez.

According to the White House, he's "only" doing a double handshake to a shorter person.

He's bowing.

986 posted on 04/08/2009 6:42:54 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: gopheraj

I agree w/ you. I hadn’t watched the video (no u-tube at work) when i first posted.


987 posted on 04/08/2009 6:54:00 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: rdb3

Wow, and he looks like a total Democrat Dork doing it!

Its not even a question of if he bowed or not – of course he did and to lie about it is just plain silly and nefarious.

The real question is why did Obama lie about bowing? If Obama and his administration are willing to lie when they are doing something right in front of the Whole World Watching, then just think how much more so they lie about the big things. The Obama defenders claim this is a “trivial” matter. Ok, lets assume it is. Then why did Obama and his administration lie about a “trivial matter”?

This is knee jerk lying at a pathological level, even besting the Clintons.

So we have firmly established that this president and his administration will lie about ANYTHING to include the very thing he is doing right in front of our faces. Then why should we not then assume he is most certainly lying about major issues such as his Long Form Birth Certificate or whether or not he is even a legal POTUS and not a USURPER.

What is really disturbing about this is that this president and his administration take America to be a bunch of chumps. It’s an insult to the intelligence of the American people.

We can safely assume that anything this “president” and his administration tell us from here on out is one big fat fabrication and lie.


988 posted on 04/08/2009 7:10:44 PM PDT by FTL
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