Thursday, April 09, 2009

Some Bizarre Aspects of the Obama Era

The Obama era continues to provide us with some truly weird situations, from his associations and friendships with Rev. Wright and terrorist Ayers to his strangely missing birth certificate. Producing the certificate would instantly end the speculation and the lawsuits, but he does not produce it. Now added to that is the bizarre event of his bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia (a total no-no) – and then lying about it in the face of video evidence to the contrary.

Obama doubles down on the bow to the Saudi King

By Thomas Lifson April 09, 2009 American Thinker (Excerpt)

"The White House is denying that President Obama bowed before the Saudi King, committing a major mistake. Ben Smith of Politico reports:

"It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity

Michael Goldfarb summed up the problem for Obama succinctly in the Weekly Standard:

So who you going to believe -- Barack Obama or your lying eyes?

The story is officially "in play" now that the White House has spoken, albeit from an anonymous source. American citizens are implicitly asked to view the demi-prostration and decide for themselves. The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration.

Here is a 13 second clip of the bow:

Click here if video does not play.
Please note the following two freeze frames, which expose the White House spokesman as a liar: (Click to enlarge)

Another freeze frame, also showing that the President was not performing a two-handed handshake

So why would the White House lie, instead of just admitting that the President made a gaffe? Well, for one thing, history teaches us that bows between official representatives of nations are a rather serious matter.

We live in an age of a Clash of Civilizations (in Samuel Huntington's words), with many in the Islamic world convinced that Western Civilization, ascendant for the last few centuries, is about to be humbled by Islam, the once and future dominant force in the world. No Caliph exists today as head of the entire Islamic world, but the number two slot is amply occupied by King Abdullah, as guardian of Mecca and Medina, Islam's two holiest cities....

President Obama voluntarily bent his knee and bowed his head before the most important ruler in the Islamic world. Let us hope that it does not require a war to right this insult to American sovereignty." American Thinker

Thomas Lifson is editor and publisher of American Thinker. He has taught courses on East Asia at Harvard and Columbia Universities.

A gentle reminder as to the respect Obama really has for America:

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At 12:20 AM, Blogger René O'Deay said...

Lyin' Eyes

At 7:51 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

I get a big kick out Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs. He must think that everyone in this country is as totally dumb as he looks. The Liberals in this country kept on harping on what a liar President Bush was when he was in office, yet this Obama has been caught in one lie after another and they refuse to acknowledge this. What we need to do is to keep pointing out these gaffs and laughing at them like Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck are doing. It really doesn't pay to get all worked up and try to emulate the far Left bomb throwers. The folks will soon tire of them and switch them off.

At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

I truly believe that Barack Obama is nothing but a Marxist with a happy face. I think that we need to make him show proof of his American Citizenship. The only other alternative is to get more Republicans in both Houses and block this erratic dictator before he damages this country beyond recognition. He and his cabal need to be forced to follow the U.S. Constitution which is something that he supposedly agreed to when he took office.


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