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Old 03-28-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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Would a kiss be more to your liking?
Arab culture.

I won't be kissing him.

The leader of what was once the most powerful country on earth should bow to no one.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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Arab culture.

I won't be kissing him.

The leader of what was once the most powerful country on earth should bow to no one.
For real! Remember when American Presidents had dignity and bowed before no one?






US President Ronald Reagan bowing to HM Queen Elizabeth II - YouTube

Yeah, me neither.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:44 AM
 
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The leader of what was once the most powerful country should bow to no one.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:58 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The leader of what was once the most powerful country should bow to no one.
But it's obvious that they do. I'm sorry they didn't take into account your thoughts on this! What is wrong with them? They didn't consult T-310 beforehand!

(and we are STILL the most powerful country in the world) I know it hurts ya...LOL
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Obama called Uganda's recently enacted law against homosexuality "abhorrent", so will he use the same language to Saudi's King Abdullah on his upcoming visit? Is Saudi Arabia exempt from Obama's gay rights crusade? Or will he bow and grovel for oil to His Majesty?
It does not matter what this man says, because he doesn't even believe the words coming out of his own mouth.

Case in point Denmark this week:

Obama's final remarks at a press conference: The good news is that Im very confident that it can be achieved, and Im also confident that the core values that America has always believed in, in terms of privacy, rule of law, individual rights; that has guided the United States for many years and will continue to guide us into the future.


Obama: Well That's Embarrassing, No One Clapped 3/25/2014 - YouTube

Even a golf clap is more robust then the sad send off Obama received.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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The second largest direct owner of News Corp, Inc, parent of Fox News is a Saudi prince.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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Obama won't even mention Human Rights to the Saudi's.
The US Press doesn't write much about the great divisions that exist now between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the USA over the Obama Policy ..... but not writing about it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The Saudi's even refused to give Hillary Clinton an audience a couple of years ago.

Obama will try and convince KSA that "we still have their back", just as he is doing all over the world. Problem is - none of them are buying his rhetoric anymore. This will be a very unpleasant visit for the Big O, he won't stay long and he will not be able to reassure them of anything.

The Saudi grievance list is both long and serious. Whatever balance there was in the Mid-East and Arab world is shifting and the USA is on the losing end of all the shifts. Egypt is about to go back to a Military Dictatorship, Iran is about to get a Nuclear Bomb, the Butcher of Damascus is still murdering his people, Qatar is being ostracized by the Sunni powers, Turkey is in turmoil, Yemen is in turmoil, Libya is in anarchy and Lebanon is on the verge of a civil war with Hezbollah on the rise. Obama either twiddles his thumb and hides under his desk, OR he is supporting Assad's butchery, Iran's nuclear ambitions, Hezbollah's rise and the Muslim Brotherhood all over the region. KSA and Egypt have both now listed the MB has a Terrorist Organization. John Kerry and Obama are convinced they will cement their Great Legacy by some sort of Palestinian-Israel solution, while anyone with a brain understands this won't happen during this turbulence. The Palestinians have already turned down the Kerry proposals and the O-Team just ignores that.

Things are really, really bad. Best that can happen is that Obama doesn't cause any more trouble while he is there less than 24 hours. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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Obama called Uganda's recently enacted law against homosexuality "abhorrent", so will he use the same language to Saudi's King Abdullah on his upcoming visit? Is Saudi Arabia exempt from Obama's gay rights crusade? Or will he bow and grovel for oil to His Majesty?
But but but aren't all liberals like you screeching how the US is not the world's policeman?

If so, that means the US is not the world's moral officer either.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The second largest direct owner of News Corp, Inc, parent of Fox News is a Saudi prince.
And that means ?
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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But but but aren't all liberals like you screeching how the US is not the world's policeman?

If so, that means the US is not the world's moral officer either.
Oh but they are from a distance.
They say plenty from the safety of being on US soil.
Once they travel there though their mouths are shut.
They dare not voice those opinions face to face.

Heck..look at what countries sit on the "Human Rights Council" of the UN for a dose of hypocrisy.
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