Skip to comments.If Britain's Not An Ally, Then U.S. Has None
Posted on 03/05/2010 4:39:29 PM PST by Kaslin
Almost 30 years after losing a war over the Falkland Islands, Argentina is once again warning Britain that it still wants back what it calls the Malvinas.
Argentina is now angry over a British company's oil exploration off the windswept islands in what it considers its own South Atlantic backyard.
Although nominally democratic, the unpopular Kirchner government in Buenos Aires has claimed that the sparsely settled islands are a symbolic matter of Spanish-speaking pride throughout Latin America and is theirs because the islands once belonged to Spain in the 19th century.
In response to all this, the Obama administration announced that it would remain neutral.
Aside from the fact that the Falkland Islanders wish to remain British, and our prior support for the Thatcher British government during the 1982 war, there are lots of reasons why our neutrality here is a bad idea.
Britain is a longstanding NATO member. It has bled side by side with America in two World Wars, Korea and two conflicts in Iraq, as well as presently in Afghanistan.
And the United Kingdom still shares close linguistic, cultural and historical affinities with the United States.
We do not support all the British do; nor do they always support us. But our centuries-old friendship should earn Britain special support in its disputes, even in the relatively unimportant Falklands mess. If Britain is not considered an ally, then America no longer has real allies
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The correct answer: “We have none.”
Britain has always been a good ally...at least in the 20th and 21st centuries....
I fear we will be the bad ally in this age of the POSOTUS....
I hate Barack Insane Obama.
Britian thanks to the disgusting Labour Party has been Islamified and the process is going on now in the USA. At least the Brits do not have a muslim leader just a Scottish idiot quisling like the other Scottish idiot quisling B-Liar.
Did we manage to tick off Australia yet?
This administration is losing wars even before they start. He would have made a great ambassador to England before WWII.
It’s more than just supporting the British, its about letting a people determine their own government.
The Aussies HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE WITH US. No one else has, not the Brits, not the Canucks, no one but the Aussies.
I can’t believe Obama would let potential political capital like this escape! On second thought, this is another political point that will play VERY WELL for OUR SIDE in November!
Not to worry, Obama is on his way there now...
I would say that thanks to Ronald (The Great) Reagan, we has some real allies in Eastern Europe.
We have the hope of Israel always.
Anyone who has been paying any attention at all knows that Obama has gone out of his way to insult and dismiss the U.K. I predict after this, Brown will pull all British troops out of Afghanistan.
So we do have at least >one< ally then ....which is good since I’m heading down there for a job ....
That arrogant p o s sure has pi$$ed of our best Ally
Until Papa Doc Barack stabbed them in the back over the ABM deployment...
Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, India, some in eastern Europe,... We have allies, if we don’t allow scheming western Europeans to divide them from us. Most of western Europe is extremely anti-American behind our backs.
Diamond Joe Kennedy was the ambassador to England before WW2 who liked Hitlers Germany better than England and let everyone know it.
Perhaps the folks of GB and other American “Allies” should be more careful about who they support for leadership in America.