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Et tu, Barack? America betrays Britain in her hour of need
London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | February 25, 2010 | Toby Young

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 Obama’s 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 Britain’s 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 didn’t 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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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: britain; disgrace; embarrassment; falklands; faulklands; marxist; obama

1 posted on 02/25/2010 4:27:00 AM PST by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki
President Obama’s position is one of strict neutrality, refusing to take sides.

Unless a small country like Honduras deposes a Chavez minion. When a leftist loses, Obama is ready to take his side.

2 posted on 02/25/2010 4:31:28 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: Schnucki

"Bust of Churchill Returned by Obama
"After the September 11th attacks our British allies loaned President George Bush
a bust of one of the greatest Britons the world has ever known, Sir Winston Churchill.
It was a gesture to show their support for the United States in one of its darkest hours.
The bust sat prominently in the Oval Office for the balance of President Bush’s tenure there,
and once President Obama took office, the British offered him the opportunity to keep it for the length of his term.
His response was cold and most likely sent tremors through the British diplomatic community."
....
"Diplomatically this is a faux pax that only an unseasoned politician could make.
The British have stood by our side as strong allies for decades and we need to maintain that relationship,
especially in a world that is becoming increasingly dangerous (See Is Nuclear Weakness on the Horizon)
If he did not want to look at it in the oval office he could have displayed it elsewhere in the White House
and not slapped the British in the face in such a blatant disregard of political etiquette."


" 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."
Winston Churchill

3 posted on 02/25/2010 4:32:00 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Schnucki
We share a belief in liberal democracy, in freedom,

Unfortunately, there's little evidence (beyond empty words) that the current POTUS is in line with said beliefs.

4 posted on 02/25/2010 4:37:53 AM PST by Liberty1970 (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/lydiablievernicht)
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To: Schnucki

Obama has systematically crapped all over Great Britain since the minute he took office. Why should this surprise anyone?


5 posted on 02/25/2010 4:39:00 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Schnucki
Obama should be ashamed of himself, but he knows no shame.

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.

6 posted on 02/25/2010 4:41:11 AM PST by Jmouse007
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To: Schnucki

Now I kinda know how Michelle Obama felt about being ashamed of her country.


7 posted on 02/25/2010 4:50:20 AM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: Schnucki

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!


8 posted on 02/25/2010 4:51:53 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Schnucki
We are aware not only of the current situation but also of the history, but our position remains one of neutrality.

Transparency! (But then, we already knew this.)
9 posted on 02/25/2010 4:52:07 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Diogenesis

” 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.”
Winston Churchill

Sir Winston, it would be the biggest ever FRAUD to contend otherwise.


10 posted on 02/25/2010 4:57:02 AM PST by wita
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To: Schnucki

Sorry Brits. Don’t take it too personally.

It’s just Obama being Obama. He screws all his friends.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 5:03:48 AM PST by Ronin
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To: Ronin
Sorry Brits. Don’t take it too personally.

It’s just Obama being Obama. He screws everyone.

fixed

12 posted on 02/25/2010 5:05:59 AM PST by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: Ronin

Looks like obambi got a two fer.
Pissed off England and Japan all in one day.
That will leave a mark.


13 posted on 02/25/2010 5:07:37 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Looking back to 1941,If obumma was the President then instead of President Roosevelt, would America have entered the war in those circumstances? And would he have ordered Liberty ships?

14 posted on 02/25/2010 5:14:24 AM PST by cavador (Wash your Hands-Cover that sneeze!It helps stop the H1N1 Virus)
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To: Texas resident

The treatment of Toyoda in those hearings was shameful.

The Chicago way is certainly ruining the reputation of America.


15 posted on 02/25/2010 5:19:08 AM PST by dforest
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To: indylindy

No foolin.
The short sighted morons on Congress have no idea of the long term consequenses of what they are doing.


16 posted on 02/25/2010 5:32:28 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Schnucki

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!


17 posted on 02/25/2010 5:37:37 AM PST by SZonian (There are times when we have to tell loved ones truths that hurt. We do so because we care for them.)
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To: Schnucki
Dear England, Great Leader is just holier than thou, so get used to it.

This is tragic on many levels and these kinds of games can turn into a real strategic significance. I hope we are still sharing intelligence with the British when it comes to terrorism.
18 posted on 02/25/2010 5:38:53 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

He’s been neutral while Iran was killing dissidents and stealing elections too


19 posted on 02/25/2010 5:58:17 AM PST by GeronL (Political Philosophy: I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: GeronL; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
"He’s been neutral complicit while Iran was killing dissidents and stealing elections too"

Fixed it.

20 posted on 02/25/2010 6:06:49 AM PST by SZonian (There are times when we have to tell loved ones truths that hurt. We do so because we care for them.)
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To: Schnucki

Surely the British didn’t think Obama would betray the United States and every American ally without betraying Great Britain too.


21 posted on 02/25/2010 6:07:14 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Schnucki
Maybe some Brits could help us with our problem, and then we would help them with theirs?

ML/NJ

22 posted on 02/25/2010 6:22:35 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: GeronL

Exactly.


23 posted on 02/25/2010 6:22:57 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: Schnucki

Obama hates England as much as he does America, after all, they were the genesis for the founding of this ‘evil country’.


24 posted on 02/25/2010 6:35:40 AM PST by RetSignman (Tea Parties ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: Schnucki
...our two nations have more in common with each other than they do with anyone else...

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.

25 posted on 02/25/2010 6:39:35 AM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Don't blame me - I voted for Ron Paul!)
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To: Schnucki; All

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!


26 posted on 02/25/2010 6:53:24 AM PST by melancholy (Stop USA change, destroy the 0b0z0ne layer!)
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To: Schnucki
Sorry Britain, cry me river. Let me remind you where you all stood during the last election...

Four out of five Brits say they want Barack Obama in the White House

You wanted him, you got him. Congratulations.

27 posted on 02/25/2010 9:32:03 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

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.


28 posted on 02/25/2010 9:40:12 PM PST by sonic109
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To: Schnucki

I’ve got one question for all those Europeans that wanted a U.S. President Obama: HOW DO YOU LIKE US NOW?!!


29 posted on 02/25/2010 9:58:14 PM PST by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

ding, ding, ding we have a winner...a most excellent observation/post!!


30 posted on 04/03/2010 11:36:30 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: Atchafalaya

Thanks. You realize that nobody except you and me are looking at this thread now?


31 posted on 04/04/2010 3:09:06 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Meh yeah...we count, the rest will follow. Take care,
A.


32 posted on 04/04/2010 10:50:14 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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