Skip to comments.Obamateurism of the Day (Obama bows to Japan`s emperor)
Posted on 11/14/2009 7:36:57 AM PST by chessplayer
Heres a rare Saturday OOTD for Hot Air readers, but this one cant wait for Monday. Andrew Malcolm reports on Barack Obamas latest breach of protocol, this time with Emperor Akihito of Japan
"This photo will get Democrat President Obama a lot of approving nods in Japan this weekend, especially among the older generation of Japanese who still pay attention to the royal family living in its downtown castle. Very low bows like this are a sign of great respect and deference for a superior."
Obama is not worthy...that about sums it up
I honestly think Obama is trying to depeict a submissive weakend America.
After the saudi bow...you’d think he have the whole heads of state dont bow thing down.
He submits to royalty but not the Constitution.
The Nigerian Observer Americans will today go to the polls to elect their next President with Democratic Party candidate, Senator Barack Obama largely favoured to win. The Kenyan-born Senator will
USAfrica Kenyan-born OBAMA makes history wins presidential nomination of U. S. Democratic party; eyes on White House
AllAfrica.com Little wonder then why Kenyan-born Barack Obama, Americas first Black President
GraphicGhana.com For Ghana, Obamas visit will be a celebration of another milestone in African history as it hosts the first-ever African-American President on this
presidential visit to the continent of his birth. The same article, with the same quote, appeared in ModernGhana.com.
The Ghana Times So far, the odds favour the once underdog in American politics, Obama, the African-American Senator from Illinois state. A Congressional Quarterly
(CQ) politics monitored on BBC put the Kenyan born American ahead of his rivel, John McCain.
From the comment section:
(AmericanDaughter) NPR.org She also describes the stories that have been exciting, including the U.S. presidential race of Kenyan-born Sen. Barack Obama.
(AmericanDaughter) AllAfrica.com Kampala Ugandans have formed a group to mobilise support for Kenyan born-senator, Barack Obama for the US presidency. "
Kenyan Historian: It's Odd that Kenyan Luo Tribe Member (Obama) Elected President in US Before Kenya (Audio)
We already knew that Barack Obama's brother Malik was a Luo activist and a militant Muslim
who argued that the black man must "liberate himself from the poisoning influences of European culture."
Article in Nairobi Paper June 2004 - Barack born in Africa
An ongoing poll by AOL News currently shows that 58% of Americans have doubts
about Obamas citizenship. The poll was started on July 28 and continues you can go
here to vote. And lest you think that this survey is being conducted in a very anti-Obama
venue, the title of the article is Birthers, Beer and Stuck on Stupidly it is an
environment contemptuous of skeptics. So we can conclude that the results of their poll
are not what they were hoping for.
A scant five years ago, Barack Obama was a little known Illinois state politician, aspiring
to move up to the United States Senate. Undoubtedly, the Marxist handlers behind this
Manchurian candidate had long range plans to capture the US presidency since he was
groomed as a youth by Frank Marshall Davis. But the general public and the press were
not privy to this information.
At that time, there would have been no reason to fabricate a story about Obamas birth
that would disqualify him for the highest US office. This would be especially true for an
African paper that was simply proud of their native son. So it is reasonable to take the
press clippings of the day at face value. The following item has been on the web all
along, but apparently did not get much attention. It is a June 2004 article from the online
version of the East African Standard, an English-language paper published in Nairobi,
Kenya, titled Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate.
Br> US Presidential Polls:Obama, McCain slug it out today
WASHINGTON Americans will today go to the polls to elect their next President with
Democratic Party candidate, Senator Barack Obama largely favoured to win.
The Kenyan-born Senator will, however, face a stiff competition from his Republican
counterpart, John McCain who has taken the presidential battle to the finishing line with
vigorous campaign strategies.
Americans Decide Today - go Obama (this site hasn't been scrubbed yet)
So far, the odds favour the once underdog in American politics, Obama, the African-American Senator from Illinois State .
A Congressional Quarterly (CQ) politics monitored on BBC put the Kenyan born American ahead of his rival, Senator McCain.
D.C. Tech Official Is Accused of Bribery(Birth Certificate Forgery)
A D.C. government official and a business executive were arrested yesterday on bribery
charges involving city technology contracts that included "ghost" workers and
kickbacks, federal authorities said. Until recently, the technology office was headed
by Vivek Kundra, who has taken a job as President Obama's chief information officer.
A White House official confirmed last night that Kundra has taken a leave of absence.
Yusuf Acar, 40, who has worked in the technology office since 2004, was charged with
bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and conflict of interest.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Hibarger told a federal judge that Acar is a flight risk because agents
seized $70,000 in cash in his house and because in recorded conversations, he boasted that he could easily flee to his native Turkey.
Acar also told the informant that he could use
computers to create fake D.C. birth certificates, Hibarger said.
"Security Breach May Lead To Obama Natural Born Status
A series of 2008 security breaches at the US State Department may indicate that someone knows Barack Obamas true status as a natural born citizen - and is waiting for the right time to reveal it. The breaches, which occurred on January 9, February 21 and March 14 of 2008, were done by two low level contractors and another in a mid-level position with no management role.
... An investigation of the incidents revealed that all three major presidential candidates - Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain - had their passport files compromised.
... News of the security breaches prompted a statement from then-Senator Joseph Biden, who had not yet been chosen as Obamas running mate. Biden, who was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had oversight of the Foreign Service and the passport office.
I am deeply troubled that State Department contract employees sought access to Sen. Barack Obamas passport files, the statement from Biden read. Firing or disciplining those responsible is an important first step. But we need to understand why these employees had access to this information in the first place, why they sought the information, and why it took over two months for this matter to come to light. I urge the Secretary of State to promptly refer this matter to the State Department Inspector General for investigation.
... On April 5, 2008, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services Ann Barrett resigned from her post after a credit card scheme using US passport date was uncovered by the security probe. State Department Spokesman Tom Casey told The Washington Times that 24-year-old Lieutenant Quarles Harris Jr. told federal authorities he obtained passport information from a co-conspirator who works for the U.S. Department of State.
From The Washington Times report:
The investigation began after Metropolitan Police on March 25 pulled over Mr. Harris in Southeast on suspicion that the windows of his vehicle were tinted too darkly.
After searching Mr. Harris and his vehicle, police found marijuana and 21 credit cards that were not issued in his name or the name of a female passenger with him. Police also found eight printouts of State Department passport applications, and four of the names on the applications matched four of the credit cards.
Upon questioning by agents from the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Postal Service and State Department, Mr. Harris admitted he obtained the passport information from a State Department employee, court documents say.
Mr. Harris also said the fraud ring submitted credit-card applications using the names and identifying information of the persons listed on the passport applications, and that a postal service employee then would intercept the cards before they were delivered to the appropriate residences.
Then, on April 17, 2008, Lt. Harris was found fatally shot dead slumped over the steering wheel of his car in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast DC."
Key Witness in Presidential Passport Tampering Case Murdered in 2008, No Arrests
On April 8, 2008, Obama confessed to having taken a trip to Pakistan in 1981. Here is what Obama said - Jake Tapper was there:
"So when I speak about having lived in Indonesia for four years, having family that is impoverished in small villages in Africa --knowing the leaders is not important -- what I know is the people...I traveled to Pakistan when I was in college -- I knew what Sunni and Shia was [sic] before I joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee."
... Much speculation has been made about what national passport Obama used when he traveled to Pakistan in 1981.
So Obama confessed to this trip two weeks after his passport was tampered with.
.... A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday. Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with a federal investigators, was found late Thursday night slumped dead inside a car, in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast, said Cmdr. Michael Anzallo, head of the department's Criminal Investigations Division.
Cmdr. Anzallo said a police officer was patrolling the neighborhood when gunshots were heard, then Lt. Harris was found dead inside the vehicle, which investigators would describe only as a blue car."
"Mysterious Dead Person Connected To 2008 Elections
The Washington Times reported April 5 that contractors for the State Department had improperly accessed passport information
for presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, which resulted in a series of firings that reached into the agency's top ranks."
Noted and bump.
“I honestly think Obama is trying to depeict a submissive weakend America.”
His well-known contempt for the United States is evident for all to see.
I bet this goes over really well with the Chinese.
Watched the video. After the low bow, he continuously did the little head bob bow. Is that a normal reflex that you or I would do? I have Japanese neighbors and they do the little head bow thing but I don’t think I’ve ever bobbed back. Or is this a reflex of someone who has had a lot of experience bowing?
I read that there are three types of bows in Japanese traditions. A slight bow is to greet someone of inferior rank. A middle bow is to greet someone of equal rank, and a deep bow is to someone of superior rank. Japanese rankings are traditionally determined by birth. In that photo, our President is doing a deep bow, as if the Japanese Emperor is of superior rank.
In the days of the Roman Republic, the lowest born Plebian Roman citizen considered himself of superior rank to all non citizens, even the most royal of foreign sovereigns. Americans have tended to think the same way, and we do not have rankings determined by birth. The only tradition we have that is remotely similar to bowing to a superior is saluting a superior officer in the armed forces, and those ranking are determined, at least in part, by merit.
No American citizen should be bowing to a foreigner of any rank, and to nobody but G-d. Our President has been expressing an inferiority complex by bowing to foreign sovereigns. Foreign sovereigns should all be bowing to any American citizen they greet, especially because many of them owe their position to American military might, just as many ancient sovereigns owed their positions to Roman military might.
I think the “little head bow” might be something he learned from Larry Sinclair.
I’d take it beyond “not worthy” and add that he’s a disgrace to the nation.
Somebody should have told him that the Emperor isn’t a Muslim.
When in Japan he should bow, but he should never bow lower than anyone else. Didn't his handlers teach him the proper bow?
Must be big, that web site is getting hammered with hits. Can’t get in.
As someone who’s lived in Japan for many years, I advise my fellow Freepers to knock off the idiocy I see in a number of these posts. There’s nothing wrong with the President showing respect for the Emperor — who, by the way, is the head of state of one our very best allies in the world. It definitely does NOT mean or imply “submission” in any way. It’s simply a show of respect for the country of Japan through its senior symbol, the Emperor. And it will go over very well with the Japanese. ‘Nuff said.
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