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Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage
telegraph.co.uk ^

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 Burma’s 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asia; aungsansuukyi; bho44; bhoasia; burma; demeaning; humanrights; insult; myanmar; obamabloopers; obamavisit; offensive; theinsein; waronwomen

1 posted on 11/19/2012 10:24:42 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Navy corpseman...


2 posted on 11/19/2012 10:27:20 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 10:29:47 AM PST by dila813
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To: Sub-Driver

Smartest President in the history of the Universe, folks.


4 posted on 11/19/2012 10:30:08 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Sub-Driver

King Obama has no need to know the names of his underlings.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 10:30:49 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 10:31:37 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The SRM will be all over this.............................../s


7 posted on 11/19/2012 10:31:41 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Barak Obama / Joe Biden

Dumb & Dumber

We are so screwed.

8 posted on 11/19/2012 10:32:03 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama is quite the nerd, bungling along while MSM covers up, like for a weakling who needs their protection. Too bad the TV comics - Leno, Letterman,etc - are among the true believes. They are missing a lot of material for humor.
9 posted on 11/19/2012 10:34:37 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Sub-Driver

Etiquette:

•Never touch a person’s 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.

•Don’t touch any part of a lady’s body. http://www.myanmar2day.com/myanmar-culture-custom/2008/12/myanmar-etiquette-general-rules/


10 posted on 11/19/2012 10:36:56 AM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Sub-Driver

media and late shows will be over this right away, ARF


11 posted on 11/19/2012 10:37:41 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, go easy, it’s not his fault he’s not very smart.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 10:39:56 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Sub-Driver

Do they speak Austrian in Burma?


13 posted on 11/19/2012 10:44:00 AM PST by wny
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To: Sub-Driver
What about the Queen of England toast gaffe.

I think that was the most moronic thing I've ever seen anyone do.

14 posted on 11/19/2012 10:51:13 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: toldyou
I liked some of these - very amusing. Seems like sensible advice in any culture!!!

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).

Don’t touch any part of a lady’s body. You might end up in a police station.

15 posted on 11/19/2012 10:54:24 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Sub-Driver

ping


16 posted on 11/19/2012 10:55:09 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


17 posted on 11/19/2012 10:55:56 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 10:57:57 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Mouton

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?


19 posted on 11/19/2012 11:06:06 AM PST by RipSawyer
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To: alloysteel
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.

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.

20 posted on 11/19/2012 11:08:09 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: wny

They speak Burmian.


21 posted on 11/19/2012 11:09:32 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: Army Air Corps

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


22 posted on 11/19/2012 11:13:01 AM PST by molson209
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To: Sub-Driver
Like this?

Amazing!

23 posted on 11/19/2012 11:13:01 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Incredible!! I’m trying not to belive my lying eyes.


24 posted on 11/19/2012 11:19:56 AM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Sub-Driver

Idiot-in-Chief.


25 posted on 11/19/2012 11:23:51 AM PST by jetson
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To: BluH2o
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26 posted on 11/19/2012 11:26:23 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Dante3
"Obama is quite the nerd, bungling along while MSM covers up, like for a weakling who needs their protection. Too bad the TV comics - Leno, Letterman,etc - are among the true believes. They are missing a lot of material for humor."

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.

27 posted on 11/19/2012 11:31:43 AM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: COBOL2Java

It went really bad when obama slapped her as$ and said,”Beetch.. youz got it going on girl!”


28 posted on 11/19/2012 11:33:02 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Sub-Driver

And nobody has noticed that during Sandy, he repeatedly referred to the “Jersey Coast,” rather than...well, you know.


29 posted on 11/19/2012 11:33:24 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Sub-Driver

America’s First Buffoon.


30 posted on 11/19/2012 11:33:43 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: Viennacon
"Obungler in chief. What the hell is he doing there anyway? We have enough problems here."

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.

31 posted on 11/19/2012 11:39:56 AM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Sub-Driver

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)


32 posted on 11/19/2012 11:41:02 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: baddog 219

Was that before or after he hugged her doggie style? /s

(and to think this fellow grew up in a wealthy family in Indonesia...)


33 posted on 11/19/2012 11:43:52 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: toldyou

Where is the Mooch. Haven’t seen her since the election. She’s gonna kick his a$% over all that PDA.


34 posted on 11/19/2012 11:49:11 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: AAABEST

Hadn’t seen that one, thanks, I think.


35 posted on 11/19/2012 11:52:30 AM PST by jughandle
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


36 posted on 11/19/2012 11:56:42 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did anyone believe he would suddenly become competent and actually pay attention to details?


37 posted on 11/19/2012 11:56:42 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: Mouton

Load a dishwasher? This stupid ghetto punk couldn’t grab his own ass with both hands.


38 posted on 11/19/2012 12:00:05 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m still trying to figure out how he added 7 more states to the United States of America.


39 posted on 11/19/2012 12:18:35 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


40 posted on 11/19/2012 12:18:45 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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FL


41 posted on 11/19/2012 1:03:07 PM PST by Delmarksman (Pro 2A Anglican American (Ford and Chevy kill more people than guns do, lets ban them))
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To: PGR88

LOL

“Don’t touch any part of a lady’s body. You might end up in a police station.”

That would have been good. But darn.


42 posted on 11/19/2012 1:09:26 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He better be careful over there. Lots of Muslim and other assorted nuts running around.


43 posted on 11/19/2012 1:36:20 PM PST by patriot08 (Native Texan)
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To: Sub-Driver
When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.


44 posted on 11/19/2012 2:39:21 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“President Obama struggled to pronounce the name of Aung San Suu Kyi, “
(snip)
“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.”

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
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”


45 posted on 11/19/2012 5:30:43 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Sub-Driver

This blithering idiot will be lucky to make it through his second term.


46 posted on 11/19/2012 9:01:04 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s doing well for an 89 IQ.


47 posted on 11/19/2012 9:04:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


48 posted on 11/19/2012 9:16:11 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: upchuck
>”This blithering idiot will be lucky to make it through his second term”<

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.

49 posted on 11/19/2012 9:24:19 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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