Skip to comments.Et tu, Barack? America betrays Britain in her hour of need
Posted on 02/25/2010 4:27:00 AM PST by Schnucki
It was a headline I never expected to read: US refuses to endorse British sovereignty in Falklands oil dispute. Washington has declined to back Britain in its dispute with Argentina over drilling rights in the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands. President Obamas position is one of strict neutrality, refusing to take sides. According to the State Department:
We are aware not only of the current situation but also of the history, but our position remains one of neutrality. The US recognises de facto UK administration of the islands but takes no position on the sovereignty claims of either party.
Has it come to this? Tony Blair sacrificed his political career and jeopardised Britains international standing by making common cause with America in the War on Terror. No matter how often he claims it was because he believed it was the right thing to do, we all know what was really going on in his head. He simply didnt want to break ranks with the United States. The Atlantic alliance has been the cornerstone of British foreign policy since 1941, when Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt joined forces against the Axis powers. Dean Acheson may have declared that Britain had lost an empire and yet to find a role, but successive British Prime Ministers have know what their role is and, by and large, it has been to stand shoulder to shoulder with America, presenting a united front in a series of global conflicts, from the Cold War to the Gulf.
It is not just cynical realpolitik. Our two nations have more in common with each other than they do with anyone else. We share a belief in liberal democracy, in freedom, and it is largely thanks to our willingness to commit ourselves
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Unless a small country like Honduras deposes a Chavez minion. When a leftist loses, Obama is ready to take his side.
" I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."
Unfortunately, there's little evidence (beyond empty words) that the current POTUS is in line with said beliefs.
Obama has systematically crapped all over Great Britain since the minute he took office. Why should this surprise anyone?
To our friends and allies in England, we apologize for the disgraceful actions and position this wicked, ungodly comunist, socialist, Marxist administration has continually taken towards Great Britain since Obama has become president. You are not alone; the Obama anministration habitually demonstrates that it loves our communist/socialist, anti-American enemies and hates our life-long friends.
Please believe us when we say that we are ashamed and value your friendship and support. Once our little false Obammessiah is made impotent in the upcoming elections and dethroned in the next, we will, Lord willing, once again be in a position to wholeheartedly support you. Until then we are praying for you, that God will have mercy upon your nation and help you to be courageous and to stand strong in the fight that is before you and allow you to once again be victorious... as you look to the Lord Jesus Christ for strength, guidance and victory.
Now I kinda know how Michelle Obama felt about being ashamed of her country.
Perhaps he’s just trying to demonstrate that his “dual citizenship” (by his own admission) will not allow him to take sides in any dispute between the US and the UK. /sarc off!
” I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
Sir Winston, it would be the biggest ever FRAUD to contend otherwise.
Sorry Brits. Don’t take it too personally.
It’s just Obama being Obama. He screws all his friends.
Its just Obama being Obama. He screws everyone.
Looks like obambi got a two fer.
Pissed off England and Japan all in one day.
That will leave a mark.
The treatment of Toyoda in those hearings was shameful.
The Chicago way is certainly ruining the reputation of America.
The short sighted morons on Congress have no idea of the long term consequenses of what they are doing.
Hey, those freakin’ liberal idiots in Europe wanted his sorry ass and now that we’re stuck with him, they’re bitching because he’s doing EXACTLY what most of us predicted he would.
Schadenfreude to you Europe!
He’s been neutral while Iran was killing dissidents and stealing elections too
Surely the British didn’t think Obama would betray the United States and every American ally without betraying Great Britain too.
Obama hates England as much as he does America, after all, they were the genesis for the founding of this ‘evil country’.
Less and less true everyday - (formerly) Great Britain is well along a path leading them to 3rd world muslim status, and the good old USofA will be a 3rd world hispanic craphole in a few more generations.
Things can change in unforseen ways of course, but I just don't see it happening for either country.
0b0z0 is throwing too many powerful entities under the bus. Our friends will turn into enemies sooner than later. Our intelligence agencies are being taunted by the CiC!
If one or more of the intelligent agencies of the UK, Israel, and the US, namely, MI6, Mossad, and the CIA/FBI start paying him back, me may see his sealed records leaked and the demands for his ouster getting louder.
0kaka is either a very brave man or an ignorant child. I tend to believe the latter.
Our Child in Chief isn’t as brilliant and educated as the media makes him; on the contrary, he’s dumb, uneducated, and has a huge chip on the shoulder.
Show me his “real” education records and the myth of O will be proven to be the Zero that he really is!
You wanted him, you got him. Congratulations.
Agree , sorry you Muslim loving empty shell of a country . You were drooling over Obama , ya gots what ya paid for .
England ought to be ashamed of itself for becoming the 3rd world liberal toilet it has become ..I wouldn’t depend on them in a fight , no way , no how. Not anymore . As useless as the French now.
I’ve got one question for all those Europeans that wanted a U.S. President Obama: HOW DO YOU LIKE US NOW?!!
ding, ding, ding we have a winner...a most excellent observation/post!!
Thanks. You realize that nobody except you and me are looking at this thread now?
Meh yeah...we count, the rest will follow. Take care,
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