Skip to comments.Special Relationship under fire: Obama's refusal to back Britain over the Falklands is a disgrace
Posted on 02/25/2010 4:31:35 AM PST by Schnucki
The Obama administrations decision to remain neutral in the dispute between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands is a shameful decision that will go down very badly across the Atlantic. As The Times has just reported, Washington has point blank refused to support British sovereignty over the Falklands, and is adopting a strictly neutral approach.
In the words of a State Department spokesman:
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.
The remarks had echoes of an earlier statement by a senior State Department protocol official who, when asked about the shoddy treatment of the British Prime Minister in March last year, responded:
Theres nothing special about Britain. Youre just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldnt expect special treatment.
Even by the relentlessly poor standards of the Obama administration, whose doctrine unfailingly appears to be kiss your enemies and kick your allies, this is a new low. The White Houses neutrality in a major dispute between Americas closest friend and the likes of Venezuelan tyrant Hugo Chavez, Argentinas biggest backer, represents the appalling appeasement of an alliance of anti-Western Latin American regimes, stretching from Caracas to Havana combined with a callous indifference towards the Anglo-American alliance.
Over the course of the last year, weve seen a staggering array of foreign policy follies by this administration, from the throwing under the bus of the Poles and the Czechs over missile defence to siding with Marxists in Honduras. But this latest pronouncement surely takes the biscuit as the most brazen betrayal so far of a US ally.
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" 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."
I personally apologize to our closest allies for my country having elected this tyrannical pr!ck as president. We will fix this situation, starting this November. You Brits aren’t half as pissed off as are we.
Britain needs to wake up. The ‘special relationship’ was tossed into the trash when Obama was inaugurated.
How’s your love for the Obamanation coming, Britain?
What a despicable piece of human excreta he is. Filthy scumbag bone-thug imbecile, who is a menace to our national security and constitutional freedoms. How I loathe this jerk being our president.
My disdain for Obama is exceeded only by my disdain for those that continue to support, excuse and cheer-lead for him.
Hey, the Brits sure wanted to see Obama elected, they got it and they’re on their own now!
The Brits showed real spine there. Liberals do NOT comprehend this one bit!
Maybe after this is all over, we can be friends again.
Evita Kirchner is a lefty stooge and pal of Chavez, Lula, Castro etc.
So naturally Obama will be on her side against Britain.
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.
Churchill early on recognized Hitler for what he really was. When he started to present his case in the House of Lords, he was laughed at and booed by then PM Neville Chamberlain’s MPs the labor crew, who were as liberal then as they are today. Labor’s position was to negotiate with Hitler, just ask Poland how that negotiation worked for them. If it wasn’t for Churchill the world would be speaking German and 99% of us would be slaves. With O’s position on Israel, and the liberal left’s willing to negotiate with the likes of terrorist organizations, is it beyond the realm of reality to say “We’ve been there, done that, and it failed miserably”?
The Brits preferred the street hustler to the cowboy,and pulled for the street hustler to win against McCain.
So, to quote another American they seem to despise, “How’s that ‘Hope-y Change-y thing workin’ out for ya?”.
One can never negotiate or compromise with evil.Each time that happens, evil wins. Good and evil cannot exist as equals. One must be dominate and on November 4, 2008, the majority of those that voted said , via their votes, that they wanted evil to rule.
The people there already speak English I've heard, and it's an appropriate place to raise sheep ~ I would hope we could move a substantial part of our current sheep burden there anyway.
And GITMO, this is THE SOLUTION!
Well said on all points...
And from what I heard, the people who live there wish to remain under the U.K.
But was not there people inanother area of Europe in the 1930’s that wished to remain under another Nation that were sold out to Hitler by Britian and France?
"Be careful what you wish for, it might come true".
"Be careful what you wish for, it might come true".
How crass of them.
Based on our treatment of Britain in the last year and a half, we know why the Poseur wants our new embassy in London to have a moat around it.
Obama is scum.
I'll keep an eye on this in the future. :-)
hey the Brits can get Obama’s backing with a little Quid Pro Quo. The Brits call up Obama = Hey we have your certificate of Live Birth here in our grubby little hands. Support the Sovereignity of the place of your birth. When he agrees to support them. They send the original birth cerificate to the washinton Examiner, the utilize hey Britian has decided since your father supported overthrowing the government in the 1960’s we have decide to flush your ass down the drain. American and Great Britian have always had an exceptional record of getting along since WWII. The pantywaist president is in it for himself, hates great britain because hs daddy
Obama is acting out a grudge for his Mau-Mau grandfather. There is no coincidence that Chicago thuggery and Mau-Mau genes found a common residence in this man.
I think you may well be right about that.
you need to remember most people love him over here than over there.
it was us what elected him not the Brits
they have been helping us since the beginning and we would not have got this far without them.
the have been losing their men and women helping us in our wars for two decades now
so here’s a thought, remember who got him elected hey
yea that country which has given their lives to help us ion over twenty years and this is how we say thanks
only if you believe the media, most did not want him
I know because I go over there a lot and have family and friends over there
they don’t , he must have seen the BBC and saw a clip of a couple of hundred muslims marching for obama and then thought it must be nearly 60 million people who wanted him .
I despair sometimes I really do at stupidity
To a country, every single nation in Europe overwhelming favored Obama rather than McCain. Though, the Russians just had a simply majority in favor.
So, sure America elected Obama. And the Europeans where ecstatic!
not going to disagree with that
Of course The Kenyan hates Britain.
Even if that were true, how much influence do you think the Brits had over the election of a US president?
Well it was more sort of the media made sure the British knew who Obama was, whereas no one knew who McCain was at all.