Skip to comments.Special Relationship Over? Britain Talks of Boycotting America
Posted on 06/13/2010 5:51:49 PM PDT by george76
The special relationship is over. We gave America years of unwavering support after September 11. And now we see how Barack Obamas administration repays us.
First, Obama declared that America was neutral over the sovereignty of the Falklands, ignoring the clear wishes of the islands population. And, second, his Assistant Secretary of State, Philip Crowley, snubbed Britain by failing to use their proper name and instead calling them the Malvinas.
I dont know where Obama learned about diplomacy, but his stinks...
Let me be clear: Im not normally in favour of boycotts, and I love the American people. I holiday in their country regularly, and hate the tedious snobby sneers against the United States. But the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies, and something must be done to stop Obamas reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every issue.
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” First, Obama declared that America was neutral over the sovereignty of the Falklands, ignoring the clear wishes of the islands population. And, second, his Assistant Secretary of State, Philip Crowley, snubbed Britain by failing to use their proper name and instead calling them the Malvinas.”””
Can’t you stupid guys figure out that he hates you???
What a hoot.....
“We gave America years of unwavering support after September 11.”
No, you gave Western Civilization “unwavering support” after 9/11.
This IS as much YOUR fight as it is ours.
Also to be fair, Britain in many colonies
- Ended cannibalism, slavery, and piracy.
- Taught thieves and pirates how to swing from British yardarms of good New Hampshire oak.
- Taught the native people two concepts they'd never heard of before: "fairness" and "love". Cultural imperialism at its foulest -- low blow!
- Taught the native people that the ocean was a highway, with interesting places and people and good trade goods at the other end of it.
- Taught native peoples who had never imagined them in 75,000 years, geography, the language of Shakespeare, Christianity, and the rule of law.
- Required the votaries of thuggee to stop strangling people by the side of the road, and the followers of the Mahdi why it was a bad idea to slaughter non-Moslems, and a good idea to lay down their arms while they were still alive.
- Proved to the whole of humanity, that they were worthy and qualified to rule a quarter part of it in the name of Almighty God and Good Queen Vicky. So there.
Actually, we weren't. There are comments of this kind (at least 7 on this thread) every time there's a report from the other side of the Atlantic that the British are unhappy with something the current regime has done or said. But the impression that Obama's election was greeted with unalloyed joy by this entire nation is very wide of the mark, I can assure you. Those who had, to put it at its mildest, doubts, may not have been as loud as the Obama fans and did not, on the whole, have the ear of the media - but there were (and are) plenty of them.
From where I sit it looks like the vast majority of rural people around the globe tend to be conservative.
You Brits would not BE in this mess if you could prove that since Bammy’s pappy was a British Subject his SON was ALSO a British Subject!!
Glad to hear this. I guess your media is like ours. They have an agenda and they ignore the majority. We hear that from Canadians all the time, too. That its not the people, its the media and government that hates us.
I respectfully disagree. I know some were skeptical but others were giddy.
And if many Brits didn’t like the pre-election 0bama (and I will accept that), would they have preferred the successor to the loathed-abroad George Bush?
There is no question that, along with its ills, British colonialism bestowed a positive legacy in many countries as enumerated by entulusgracchus.
Go for it.
Once BHO is out of office, we’ll come beggin’ to restore the “special relationship.” But, until then, we have anti-White, anti-West, crypto-Muslim in the White House and he’s no friend of yours (or ours).
To be fair, only half of America voted for the idiot. Maybe if the Brits only boycotted the blue areas :-)
I’m glad to hear that winniesboy. All I know is the ones with loudspeakers (or ability to write headlines) were rejoicing at Obama. It makes me feel much better to know that all of the UK hasn’t lost it’s mind to political correctness.
But...but...the world was going to WUV us again! Newsweek told me so.
Good. We enough enough effeminate men and skanky women with annoying accents in this country as it is. The Poms can stuff it with their Watneys for all I care. Now if we can only get the creepy old German guys in speedos banned from Miami Beach hotels.
Good. We have enough effeminate men and skanky women with annoying accents in this country as it is. The Poms can stuff it with their Watneys for all I care. Now if we can only get the creepy old German guys in speedos banned from Miami Beach hotels.
Some were indeed giddy, some were indeed sceptical. But there were others of us again - indeed I suspect the majority - who, while curious and intrigued by the unusual choice, didn't know enough about either the man himself, or U.S. politics in general, to have a strong opinion one way or the other.
Polls showed nearly 75% of Brits favored 0bama in our election. What is true is they didn’t know enough about the man, which is true of almost all who voted for him. But tens of millions saw through him and didn’t like what they saw.
Ah,polls, polls.....Freepers are usually properly sceptical of one-off polls of this kind (how was the question put?...etc...etc), and I would hope that scepticism is applied to this case also. From my own experience at the time I would very much doubt whether the number expressing positive support was remotely as high as 75%.
What’s with the ‘poms’? Are you an aussie?
I’ve been using the term “Pom” because I’ve spent way too much time hanging around Australian chat sites, which is a hell of a lot safer than hanging around a men’s room when English “men” are present. ;)
Traumatised by a nasty experience, were you?
They certainly were.
I happened to be in the UK on election night. They were estatic.
I said almost 75%. Try 73%
Maybe we conservatives should do what the liberals did after Bush was elected and put up a “We’re Sorry World, We Didn’t Vote for Him” website.
Most British people like America.
Those who post on the net?. Remember empty vessels make the loudest noise.