Russia Tell Obama What they think Of Him

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
July 13, 2009 10:18pm CST
In this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1C_NWMRs8Q a delegation of Russian diplomats refuse to shake Obama's hand at lest four time that I can see. The man that the Russians will shake hands with is the U.S Ambassador to Russia. I do not like Obama but this is just rude and uncivilized. Even though this happen on July the 11th not one media outlet I have found has run this story.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I think that it is very rude and unprofessional. Whether you like someone or not, there is proper behavior. I haven't seen anything about this in the news either. Personally I don't like 0bama either but this goes beyond that to downright rude. They'd be hopping mad if 0bama treated the Russians this way...heck, we'd probably be at war with them if he snubbed them this way. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
14 Jul 09
Exactly, there is just a certain protocol when dealing with world leaders. No matter what you think about them you at lest shake their hand when you are a world leader too.
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@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
14 Jul 09
The media would rather be drawn and quartered than to run this story. It is rude, but I thought everyone worshipped Pres. Obama. I wonder why the Russian diplomats refused to shake Obama's hand. Maybe the jig is up.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
14 Jul 09
I noticed a hand shake attempt the first few times, followed by a frustrated look on Obama's face. Still not completely sure what to take form this but it certainly looked like a great deal of rudeness on the part of the russian diplomats. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let them visit my part of the U.S. I'll gladly give them the same warm "north country welcome" we give any other flat lander. Rude Bastarrds. Apparently it isn't just Russian dignitaries either, check this out from Saudi Arabia..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t439ruGCqRw&feature=related WTF is wrong with people anyway? I have a pacific ocean sized divide between mine and Obam's ideology and it would never even cross my mind to not look in to a mnas eye and shake his hand when offered. Where I live, to refuse a hand shake to a man offering one, even one you disagrea strongly with, is a sign of obscene disrespect, and indicates a person of great snobbery and boorish manners.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
14 Jul 09
****important note for those who don't lie up my way..... A "flat lander" is a term that more describes a mentality and personality rather than a location. Though it is usualy used in general to describe people from southern New england, or even those in the extreme lower part of new hampshire, it more refers to the menatilty of those who are convinced we are just a bunch of mountain dwelling hics and they know so much better than us how to live. It refers to a certain pervasive rudeness and consdicending and disrespectfull attitude.
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@jb78000 (15173)
14 Jul 09
ooh, so you're a hillbilly and don't know what you're talking about! i can see that you can't write more than one badly spelt sentence at a time
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
14 Jul 09
yeh?....well....you....you have an ugly tail! Lol, I know, I have terrible dyslexia when I type. My brain goes much faster than my fingers, they try to keep up and the result is far from pretty. In more important work, I do go back and spell check, look for grammer, etc.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I guess I am rude then..I'd not shake his hand either.
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@bulzika (280)
• Dominican Republic
14 Jul 09
I guess I'm rude too... but he won't shake your hand either :D:D:D
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
14 Jul 09
Well Obama should want to shake Debra K Carey's hand, she is his boss!
• United States
15 Jul 09
Lol, if he knocked on my door, I'd probably slam it in his face...
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@bulzika (280)
• Dominican Republic
14 Jul 09
:D :D :D HAHA It's not what you think. he's introducing them to Medvedev. If Obama wants handshake believe me he'll get it :)
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
14 Jul 09
He is introducing Russian diplomats to President Medvedev. Okay that does not make any sense.
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@jb78000 (15173)
14 Jul 09
ok, who's been to Russia? do you know what the politicians are like there? it is rude but not much they do surprises me and this could have happened for lots of reasons - it was unintentional (unlikely), for some reason they thought it was the right thing to do, they doesn't like obama, they're racist, it's a dig at america in general not at obama personally. last 4 all possible.
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@jb78000 (15173)
14 Jul 09
oh, hadn't read response 5.
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@jb78000 (15173)
14 Jul 09
maybe unintentional then?
@jb78000 (15173)
14 Jul 09
maybe, but diplomatic protocol is often pretty strange
@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
15 Jul 09
It was pretty rude. Who the heck do they think they are? Pretty embarrassing for Obama...
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
15 Jul 09
I think Obama was pretty mad. They are probably mad at him for not being President about forty years ago.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
14 Jul 09
Maybe they did not shake his hand because they knew he expected them to kiss his. And is not hand shaking reserved for comrades? I guess they are telling him that they reject anyone who wants to bring back a form of government to the States that failed in Russia.
@jb78000 (15173)
14 Jul 09
do you know what communism in russia was really like? or the sort of democracy they have now? liberalism is nothing like that and it would be very strange indeed if that's what it led to. you don't like the policies, that's it. you're not facing a revolution by disgruntled people who don't realise what giving that amount of power to leaders could lead to (certainly not the fairness intended, marx was as naive as they come i think).
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I agree with the Russians... 0bozo is not worthy of notice, and is not eligible or qualified to be in the position that he defrauded his way into. The Russians gave him exactly the amount of respect and notice that he deserves.
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@megaplaza (1438)
• Nigeria
14 Jul 09
They hate US policies and action under Bush and not Obama. They are angry with USA.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
14 Jul 09
We have a mind reader here!
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• United States
14 Jul 09
Yah, it's all Bush's fault... ain't it. Yah, he da one made all da slave too ain't he . Nassy ole Bush anyhow... Grow up moron.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
15 Jul 09
Is there anything that Bush cannot be blamed for?