And so he bowed....

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  1. Lori Mick

    Lori Mick New Member

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    to a Muslim....

    don't they get it yet? Or is this the King who supplied all that money to his campaign?

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=93696

    President Obama greeted the king of Saudi Arabia with a full bow from the waist yesterday, a move one commentator described as a violation of protocol and not worthy of the office he holds.

    "I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a president of the United States," writes Clarice Feldman in an American Thinker commentary.

    The situation developed as leaders of the world attending the G20 summit in London assembled for a photograph to mark the event.

    The action appeared especially awkward since among the dozens of world leaders and their spouses, handshakes abounded, but there appeared to be no other bowing in the room.

    The U.S. State Department's office of protocol did not respond to a WND request for the proper etiquette for two heads of state meeting, but the online Travel Etiquette website for Saudi Arabia said handshakes are common greetings between members of the same sex.


    "You should expect to undertake a considerable amount of small talk, and learning a few Arabic greetings would be well received. Saudis will stand closer to each other than many westerners are used to, and members of the same sex will often touch arms when postulating or emphasizing a point. You should not draw away from this as it would be considered rude and rejecting. Be aware that due to the conservative nature of Saudi Arabian society, it is not considered proper etiquette for men and women to greet each other in public," the site advises.

    "It is proper etiquette to refer to a royal as Your Highness, and any members of the government ministries as Your Excellency," it said.


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    Many of the proper procedures for meeting royalty are set by the British monarchy, since its members carry probably the highest royal profile around the world today.

    The website for the British queen advises men who are from the United Kingdom to provide a neck bow (from the head only) "whilst women do a small curtsy. Other people prefer simply to shake hands in the usual way."

    "On presentation to The Queen, the correct formal address is 'Your Majesty' and subsequently 'Ma'am'," the site advises.

    ABC reported Obama and his wife, Michelle, were less formal meeting Queen Elizabeth II earlier this week, when they exchanged handshakes. The queen briefly touched Michelle Obama on the back, and she returned the contact.

    Pundits were surprised, since in 1992 Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating was criticized when he put his arm around the queen in violation of a general "no-touch" rule regarding royalty.

    But the traditional Miss Manners book of etiquette advises: "One does not bow or curtsy to a foreign monarch because the gesture symbolizes recognition of her power over her subjects."
     
  2. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    I wish somebody that knew better would have delivered a size 12 D to POTUS's bent over butt while he was lowering the status of the office he unfortunately holds. :eek: :mad:

    Another day, Another shame for the Country. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:


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  3. JetGirl

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    It's my understanding that the amount of money that was from an "undisclosed source" closely matched the amount of money missing at the same time from the federal treasury.
    The same treasury that the Bilderberg Group members had access to...
    You know, like Clinton, Geitner, Sebelius...
     
  4. bcj1755

    bcj1755 New Member

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    Barry is at least sympathetic to the Muslims, if not an outright Muslim. He just publically said that we're subordinate to the Saudis!!! He may be, but I'm NOT!!!!
     
  5. jacksonco

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    Protocol has it that our flag is not dipped before any king. I would consider the bow of Obama as a violation of that same protocol. I could see it if it was an informal greeting much like the Japaneese, but Obama was bowing to a king as a subordinate not his equal. It is disgracefull!
     
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  6. artabr

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    Exactly!! :mad:




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  7. RunningOnMT

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    LOL...you know this is getting quite absurd. All of these social flubs and errors of protocal make Barry's lack of qualifications for office painfully obvious.

    So he bows to the Saudi King and Michelle puts her arm around the Queen. I need a news blackout on the Clown-in-Chief for a bit
     
  8. shuttle28

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    Oh man, If he didn't discust me i maybe could LOL with ya, but i have to wonder if his moves are actually flubs and errors. Its not just his actions, its his words also, I am actually becoming embarrassed to admit I'm american.
     
  9. armedandsafe

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    I have studied the picture of Mr. President bowing to the Saudi King. I have compared it to his actions here at home. I have found 2 major differences.

    When he is here in the US, he turns his back on us to bow.

    When he is here in the US, he pulls his pants down to bow before us.

    Pops
     
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    :p:p:p:p:p:p:pLOL......well art..now that we know your SHOE size......LOL LOL......:D:D:D:D:D:D