Yesterday, I noticed that Alan Keyes was one of the first to blog about our usurper Resident Obama "bowing" before the Saudi king. Obama’s Bow- Protocol nod or wink of appeasement? Go to the link and see the photo and video in the sidebar. I just can't even bring myself to post it here.
My comment there:
Good post and excellent point, Dr. Keyes. I may have missed it, but I do not think that the video showed any of the other leaders bowing to the Saudi king.
How frightening it is to see how far we have come from "the American custom of refusing to bow or salute any foreign monarch" symbol of allegiance to America and the sovereignty policies from the past.
So many Americans are ignorant (unfortunately) about how certain acts look to the Arab and Muslim world. They might dismiss your very valid concerns here and claim that Obama was just being "respectful." Yeah...right.
When Obama made the mistake of saying he had visited "all 57 states" while campaigning for the presidential election, how many people in America realized that there are 57 Arab/Muslim states? And, recall his interview with George Stephanopoulos (sp?) where Obama stated, "my Muslim faith." No Christian that I know would ever have made such a mistake. Not even close. It was dismissed as a "slip of the tongue," but was it really?
My plan was to share the links to blog posts about this that I have since found in my sidebar. Instead, take a look at how many blogs are discussing this issue via this search titled, Obama bows to Saudi king.
There are probably hundreds, if not thousands of blog posts about this. However, I was curious to see what Jihad Watch had to say. They have the video up and have stated:
Breach of protocol. "Americans do not bow to foreign monarchs because that act signified the monarch's power over his subjects."
"Obama bows down to Saudi King (updated)," by Clarice Feldman at The American Thinker, April 2 (thanks to Doc Washburn):
[...] See Miss Manners on the protocol. Americans do not bow to foreign monarchs because that act signified the monarch's power over his subjects.
Is the Lamestream media reporting on this? I haven't turned on my T.V. yet today. Somehow, I doubt that they will share the concern that such an act brings to the minds of American Patriots. I doubt that they will share that such submission shown to this Saudi king is not only a breach of protocol but may symbolize something far worse in our Usurper-in-chief.
Time to read the American Thinker link.
That link led to another American Thinker post: With bowed head and bended knee.
Conclusion at that link:
The old saying that one picture is worth a thousand words is actually amplified when it comes to cross-cultural communication. I have little doubt that the Muslim world's media will not be as circumspect as their American mainstream colleagues in displaying the demi-prostration of the American leader carrying the name Hussein to the guardian of Islam's holiest cities.
Until evidence is produced that Barack Obama habitually bows and bends his knee before others, I will have to assume that he meant this gesture to carry meaning. It is simply amazing to me that our media will not even present this image to the American public.
Thomas Lifson is editor and publisher of American Thinker.
Check back for updates.
Alan Keyes blog
With bowed head and bended knee
Ahhh! I ended up being quite busy today, so forgive me for not including many updates. The following are some comments that I accumulated while reading over at American Thinker. I haven't gotten through them all (last I checked there were several pages with over 250 comments!) however, these were the specific ones that I picked out while reading the first few pages:
Is anyone watching this? He is speaking at the G20
summit, taking questions from the press. He
appears to be cracking up, melting right in front
of my eyes. Stuttering, losing focus. It's painful
Taking forever .... to say nothing. He sneezes and
loses his train of thought.
UPDATE: So now he goes off the prepared list of
reporters questions and takes random questions. He
says he'll take a question from a "foreigner" -
realizes his gaffe and says ...." I am the
He says he doesn't want to be accused of gender
bias (ha ha) and he picks a woman whom I believe
he thinks is a Muslim. She's not. She's an Indian
and asks O, when he met with the Indian Prime
Minister, what was discussed to fight the
terrorism against India coming from Pakistan
Obama can't answer. Starts to compliment the
magnificence of the Indian prime minister, and she
agrees. The crowd doesn't like that the journalist
supports her PM - Obama shoots back, did you have
something to do with him getting elected? (Strange
is not the word.) And then says, just kidding.
As if the media didn't put the Mansourian
candidate in the White House.
He avoids answering ...........stutters, talks
about many things and then goes off on carbon
footprints. I kid you not. If anyone grabs a video
of that exchange, please forward.
· His first phone call was to Abbas, the terrorist
leader of the Palestinian Authority and al Fatah;
· His first interview was on al-Arabiya News
Channel, where he apologized for the United
· His first appointment of an envoy to Syria was
the appointment of George Soros;
· He bankrolled Hamas out of Whitehouse funds to
the tune of $23 million, following Israel’s
invasion of Gaza to stop the missile strikes;
· He promised another 900 million to Gaza;
· He immediately adopted the Saudi Plan as policy
for Israel, which favors a contiguous Palestinian
state (that is, a geographic area that connects
Gaza with the West Bank and includes Jerusalem –
necessarily dividing Israel);
· He dismissed charges against the perpetrators of
the bombing of the USS Cole;
· He announced the shut-down of Gitmo, and
apologized to the Islamic world for its
· He announced that his first summit would be an
· He turned a blind eye to Iran’s launch of a
satellite capable of triangulating coordinates for
ICBMs that Iran is furiously trying to develop for
the delivery of nuclear weapons;
· He turned a blind eye to the release of A. Q.
Khan, Pakistan’s top nuclear scientist, who is
believed to be the very person to have delivered
nuclear bomb technology to North Korea;
· He intends to eliminate our anti-ballistic
missile defense program;
· He intends to reduce our nuclear weapons arsenal
· He intends to reduce our military budget by
· He has reneged on developing nuclear power;
· He continues to block off-shore or expanded
· He continues to try and block the production of
coal (45% of our electric generating capability)
So who's side is this guy on?
Ender, your compilation of our traitor presidents deeds is unbelievable and outrageous. Thanks for updating us on what an imbecile our president is! GOD save us from this doofus!!!
Back when I was the only Arabist in the American
Embassy, I had to translate a conversation between
then-Crown Prince Abdullah and the American
Ambassador. The protocol has always been in the
many meetings between American POTUSes and any
king, emperor, or Dalai Lama or Pope has been a
slight nod of deference at the very most while
shaking the dignitary's hand. Another [blank]-up by
Hillary's State Dept.
FDR met King Abdul-Aziz in 1945 just after Yalta
and since then, every POTUS except HST & JFK have
met Saudi monarchs. Never has one done anything
approaching the near genuflection that the Won
displayed at the G-20, not even Jimmy Carter, who
famously left his personal briefing book behind
when he visited the King during a visit in
1977---an [blank]-up of hilarious proportions
Another [blank]-up by Hillary's State Dept. Welcome
Dave, you are only going to wish Obambi was another Carter. He is ten times worse!!
Posted by: omg
Apr 03, 07:36 AM
I've called 10 REPUBLICAN congressman in the House and asked them to start impeachment. their staff listened sympathetically, but more importantly they said they are receiving hundreds of calls each week with same request. so my idea is if each one of us called 10 congressman and made a list of who we contacted ,,,,we could have some impact
Posted by: liberty4usa
Apr 03, 10:05 AM
I cannot imagine the leader of the most powerful nation on earth could disgrace our country in this way unless he truly despised our position in the world.
Our media knows the symbolic significance of this- yet stands in allegiance to him. On January 20th the world became a very dangerous place compared to the day before, which was already dangerous, this gesture of subservience is a disgrace on a scale unimaginable.
The credibility of Sharia in the Muslim world must be skyrocketing today while the gaping vulnerability of the wrong person as US president is not lost on any friend or foe of America.
Posted by: Observer 99
Apr 02, 11:12 PM
President Obama is on thin ice already. After just a few weeks in office he has made a series of embarrassing and unacceptable foreign affairs gaffes. It began when he insulted the Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso by not giving him a full joint press conference with flags. He repeated this mistake when he insulted the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown not long after. Not only did he deny the British PM a proper joint press conference but he also insulted him again with his thoughtless gift of 25 DVDs. The British PM gave Obama a pen holder carved from the wood of HMS Gannet - a Royal Navy anti-slavery ship, its commissioning
certificate and a first edition of a famous Churchill biography. In return,
Obama gave Brown 25 DVDs which do not even play on British machines.
To add insult to injury, the Obamas continued on their gaffe-strewn path to infamy when they visited the Queen at Buckingham Palace and Michelle Obama put her arm round the Queen and hugged her, which is not protocol at all. Then, President Obama bows to the King of Saudi Arabia, apparently without the faintest idea how this gesture would be received throughout the United States and the wider world.
It seems to clear that in 2010 the people of the United States owe it to
themselves to put GOP majorities in both the House and the Senate, and then in 2012 consign this one-term president to the same historical chapter as Buchanan, Harding and Carter before any more damage can be done.
Posted by: Annette
Apr 03, 06:27 AM
J A L Wrote:
----- Good points JAL!
Is this any worse than Bush holding his hand?
Yes Annette, it is much worse.
President Bush walked alongside the Saudi king,
holding his hand. This was a gesture of friendship
between equals; mutual respect between the leaders
of their respective countries.
Barack Obama hurried across the room to grab the
king's hand and bowed low to him. They did not bow
to each other; indeed, the king did not even
return the bow. This is an appropriate exchange
between a servant and his master, a child and an
adult, or an inferior nation to a superior.
That uncultured fool demeaned his office and
disrespected every American living and dead by
abasing himself before the house of Saud.
Posted by: Barry in Australia
Apr 02, 09:29 PM
i find this really quite disturbing and quite illuminating.I cannot believe this was a mistake,this was Obama bowing or if you like grovelling at the feet of a Islamic King.He did not bow to the Queen of England,oh no...only to his Islamic King.
Note Obama also met and spoke in Indonesian with the President of Indonesia and has committed to visiting Indonesia later this year the most populous Islamic state on earth.
Is this the "new world order" Obama speaks about so often now?
I feel sorry for my many friends in the US,you have been charmed by the greatest snake oil salesman since PT Barnum.
Be very careful America,be very careful,this man has another agenda!
Posted by: halara
Apr 02, 09:25 PM
TAQIYYA ...he's no Dhimmi, he's taqiyya..
Posted by: Sage1505
Apr 02, 08:31 PM
I agree with Caolila. I have been pointing out this idiots socialistic ways and the policies his goons in Washingon are pushing through Congress and the House and the uninformed who put this fool in office cannot see the trees for the forest because they are all too busy watching American Idol and Dancing with the Stars to watch the news, read the paper and research what this traitor is doing to our country at lightening speed.
Really what can we expect when these folks paid
for his education and funded his campaign
illegally? Of course he has to bow to them in
person. I am sure it is part of muslim culture of
respect and honor.
The dummies are the american people who ensured he
got elected. Our education system and culture
ensured these kids had such poor critical thinking
skills, and such short attention spans, they
simply could not (or would not) research the
Now the rest of us are stuck in this mess.
The only way out is to force disclosure of his
birth certificate and Occidental school records.
It's overwhelminging likely that those documents
will be his undoing.
Posted by: pmk
Apr 02, 04:18 PM
Is this any worse than Bush holding his hand?
Two possible answers here:
1. Bush wasn't being subservient by holding the man's hand while they walked.
Obama wasn't shaking his hand. He bent down to kiss it. What other head of state, in any western country, does that?
2. If liberals were so upset at Bush then where is their pique with Obama?
The State Dept's protocol guidelines recommend that you check the cultural practices of the other country. This didn't take place in Saudi Arabia. What was done is not common cultural practice in London. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Obama wasn't in Riyadh. /quote