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Special Relationship Over? Britain Talks of Boycotting America
FOXNATION ^ | June 13, 2010 | Jonathan Oliver

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 Obama’s 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 don’t know where Obama learned about diplomacy, but his stinks...

Let me be clear: I’m 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 Obama’s reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every issue.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: antiisrael; enemywithin; islam; muslim; obama; obamadestroysus; obamafailure; obamaimposter; obamanotamerican; security
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1 posted on 06/13/2010 5:51:49 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

He is doing his best at something, breaking crusader relationships and allegiances!


2 posted on 06/13/2010 5:53:45 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: george76

Florida and NYC will be greatly harmed if the British tourists go elsewhere.


3 posted on 06/13/2010 5:54:45 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: george76

Falling right into the trap.........just damn!!!

The average Brit and their tabloids believed the BS...even after the bust of Winston Churchill was chucked out the back door.

Bammy & Rammy must be high-fiving their dissin’ of Israel & the UK over a Heinekin.


4 posted on 06/13/2010 5:55:25 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: george76

I don’t recall anything like this when W was around


5 posted on 06/13/2010 5:55:36 PM PDT by xp38
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To: george76

Brits, please be reminded that 0bama is not America (perhaps not even being an American) and does not represent the majority in the US.


6 posted on 06/13/2010 5:55:37 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: george76

Can he just boycott the idiots who voted for Obama? I know I didn’t.


7 posted on 06/13/2010 5:56:26 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: george76

Impeach King Obama as soon as we get the House and Senate!


8 posted on 06/13/2010 5:57:22 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: george76

Can I play too?


9 posted on 06/13/2010 5:58:19 PM PDT by dforest
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To: george76
I don’t know where Obama learned about diplomacy, but his stinks...

Right here:


10 posted on 06/13/2010 5:59:05 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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To: luvbach1

“Brits, please be reminded that 0bama is not America (perhaps not even being an American) and does not represent the majority in the US.”

And remember that he hates you as much as he does us and is doing everything he can to tick you off.


11 posted on 06/13/2010 5:59:09 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Dear God, please rid our nation of the evil that is Zero and his administration!)
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To: george76

“We gave America years of unwavering support after September 11. And now we see how Barack Obama’s administration repays us”

Bingo. In Obama’s universe, helping George Bush prosecute the war on terror earns the UK condemnation, not gratitude. Unfortunately the majority of Americans voted Obama in - but they’re wising up. Maybe its not too late to get back on track with our real allies, once we’ve hobbled him with a Republican Congress in November.


12 posted on 06/13/2010 5:59:14 PM PDT by happyathome
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To: george76
But the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies

Not to pick nits but I didn't vote for the idiot king.
13 posted on 06/13/2010 5:59:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: george76
The Divine Clown is an aberration thrown up by some sort of bizarre spasm in our society. Tell the Brits to have patience as we can hopefully throw the vermin out in 2012.
14 posted on 06/13/2010 6:01:26 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: proudofthesouth; luvbach1
He's most likely a British subject (Kenya). So in essence, they have one of their own spitting in their faces (and of course our faces as well).
15 posted on 06/13/2010 6:01:46 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (I suffer from B.S. - Barack Syndrome!)
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To: george76

The Great National Mistake is an idiot.


16 posted on 06/13/2010 6:02:24 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: xp38

Gosh, another quick trip for Hillary!! She’s seeing the world in lightning speed, haaa!


17 posted on 06/13/2010 6:03:17 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: cripplecreek

Also not to nitpick but the Brits seem to have very short memories. They were all for us electing Obama before the election.


18 posted on 06/13/2010 6:03:19 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: george76

I have one word for you, Mr. Oliver: Lockerbie.


19 posted on 06/13/2010 6:05:10 PM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: beckysueb

Yeah I remember the letter writing campaign to encourage Americans to vote for John Kerry. That didn’t work out too well thank God.


20 posted on 06/13/2010 6:05:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: george76

I think Obama hates Great Britain because of the history of their colonial rule of Kenya. Half of his family comes from Kenya, and to be fair British colonial rule in many countries was brutal to say the least (Jamaica for example). But, this is 2010, and he is the President of the United States, I certainly hope he grows up and can starting looking beyond his personal biases and do what is best for this country.


21 posted on 06/13/2010 6:05:42 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: beckysueb
They were all for us electing Obama before the election.

70% for Obama, 14% for McCain.

22 posted on 06/13/2010 6:08:01 PM PDT by Reeses (Sowcialist: a voter bought with food stamps)
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To: beckysueb
They were all for us electing Obama before the election.

I'm sure the Brits will be very irritated by that pointed reminder. They were eager for 0bama to take us (the US) down a peg or two but they didn't know he would take our erstwhile allies down with us.

23 posted on 06/13/2010 6:08:08 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: george76

I hope they do boycott us.

the message would be clear then.


24 posted on 06/13/2010 6:09:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: george76

Why don’t you do us a favor and reveal his Birth Certificate?

Please.


25 posted on 06/13/2010 6:11:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: george76
But the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies, and something must be done to stop Obama’s reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every issue.

Right with you there Jonathan but with a small correction. Any UK freepers reading please note: Barry Soetoro did not win a huge mandate. I believe he won with 52% of the popular vote, but since the states elect a president it seems like a bigger margin. He only squeaked into office by a small margin despite a very weak opponent and a slavishly fawning media. Still, only a bare majority were fooled. This last 19 months of the Soetoro Regime has not gained him any new support and it's only the die-hard left, naive college students and the a-political who are still fooled by the mau mau president. Please don't blame all the American people for this Obomination

26 posted on 06/13/2010 6:12:13 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: mewzilla

?


27 posted on 06/13/2010 6:12:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: george76

It looks like it is, at least until President Palin is sworn in.


28 posted on 06/13/2010 6:15:14 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: himno hero

I guess as the leader of the largest Muslim nation in the world he plans on resetting our allegiances and friends lists.


29 posted on 06/13/2010 6:19:17 PM PDT by mcshot (The compounding nightmare is never-ending and growing.)
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To: Carley

They won’t.


30 posted on 06/13/2010 6:31:39 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Logical me
"Impeach King Obama as soon as we get the House and Senate!"

No I don't think that would succeed. Just keep him around and defund all his pet projects AND ALL HIS NON GOVERNMENT ALLIES LIKE ACORN (AND SUCCESSORS) AND THE UNIONS.

31 posted on 06/13/2010 6:34:31 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: george76

I seem to remember the many British newspaper whining and wailing about how STOOOOOPID Americans were for reelecting Bush. And then how WONDERFUL we were for voting for Obama.

For those of us who knew what he was... screw you. Don’t come whining to me because you GOT WHAT YOU WANTED.


32 posted on 06/13/2010 6:40:05 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf aInd dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: moose2004
I certainly hope he grows up and can starting looking beyond his personal biases and do what is best for this country.

You have got to be kidding. Zero has no intention of doing what is best for this country. His goal is to destroy us.

33 posted on 06/13/2010 6:42:31 PM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: george76

Hmmm, correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t the Europeans peeing themselves with excitement over Obama becoming POTUS?


34 posted on 06/13/2010 6:51:33 PM PDT by SampleMan (No one should die on a gov. waiting list., or go broke because the gov. has dictated their salary.)
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To: george76

This is heartbreaking, but until the heartland cleans house on November 3rd, it may be necessary.

My grandfather was given a medal by Queen Mary when she gave him a lift when he was hitchhiking (no joke!!). It’s a treasured family heirloom. I hope the Lord has him busy so he’s not watching what’s happening to his beloved country.


35 posted on 06/13/2010 7:02:35 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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...Brits seem to have very short memories. They were all for us electing Obama before the election.

Latest polls from America have McCain and Obama in a near statistical deal heat. CNN recently reported Obama leading by a mere 3% with RealClearPolitics reporting a lead for Obama of just 2.5%. America clearly has not decided. However, Great Britain has for sure! Obamania has crossed the Atlantic and taken Britain by storm. A poll in Britain gave Obama 73% of the vote to McCain's poor 27%. This startling statistic begets the question, why is this the case? Why do the British prefer Obama so significantly more than McCain?

Yep... poor memory.

36 posted on 06/13/2010 7:10:33 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: Kieri
I am sorry of this is rude, but I have to ask.

What did your grandfather do with Queen Mary in that car to earn a medal?

37 posted on 06/13/2010 7:17:45 PM PDT by katana (For what is an Irishman ? But a .......)
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I believe it was the Mirror which was so openly scornful of Americans and declared 59,000,000 of us stupid after Bush’s second election. Although the rest of the British press was a little more circumspect with their headlines, it was obvious that their contempt floated right beneath the surface.

Before you condemn Obama for dumping on this so-called ally, take a read on some british websites and get a glimpse of what the average Brit thinks of us. I don’t mean their left-wing sites obviously they are not blood pressure friendly, but try the Sun. It is eye opening, and good luck trying to find a brit with a kind word for any American. I have the feeling this will positively be the only thing that I will ever agree with Obama about.

Anyone was going to be better than Bush, but shoot, Mr. Hope and Change doesn’t satisfy them either. I have a middle finger that normally I would never use to express my opinion, but I will start flexing it especially for our british cousins. (spit)


38 posted on 06/13/2010 7:40:53 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: george76
I think Arizonan FReepers should write The Times and invite Mr. Oliver to really annoy the Obama regime by vacationing in Arizona.
39 posted on 06/13/2010 7:41:49 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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Please do! Just as the blacks in South Africa realized that, despite the short-term pain, there was long-term gain to be had from other countries boycotting the old racist government, so too, do we recognize that there is more to be gained in the long-term by such a boycott! Teach the effing liberals a lesson.


40 posted on 06/13/2010 7:44:08 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: george76

GOOD! Starve the beast. This isn’t your daddy’s USA. I’m all for the boycott.


41 posted on 06/13/2010 7:50:54 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: george76

2009

STRASBOURG, France (AP) - Welcomed with thunderous cheers, President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to repair damaged relations with Europe, saying the world came together following the 2001 terrorist attacks but then “we got sidetracked by Iraq.”

“We must be honest with ourselves,” Obama said. “In recent years, we’ve allowed our alliance to drift.”

In his opening remarks, he underscored European and American ties and appeared intent on improving the U.S. image abroad, which suffered under George W. Bush. “I’ve come to Europe this week to renew our partnership,” Obama said, bluntly claiming that the relationship between the United States and Europe had gone adrift, with blame on both sides.

“In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world,” Obama said.

http://tinyurl.com/36l7ufz


42 posted on 06/13/2010 7:56:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: autumnraine

The world was going to love us again once President Obama took office. It is not working out as they said.


43 posted on 06/13/2010 7:57:17 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: george76

we see how Barack Obama’s administration repays us
*******
It’s still all about them.

They defecate oil over over thousands of square miles and they still don’t give a damn.

They act like they spilled a few crackers on the floor. Brits are clueless. Let’s dump about 5 million gallons in the Thames river, maybe they’ll get the picture.


44 posted on 06/13/2010 8:04:10 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: george76

I don’t know what their lefties have to complain about. They got exactly who and what they wanted in the Oval Office.


45 posted on 06/13/2010 8:17:15 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: katana

ROFL, she was in a limo...not the kind of vehicle he expected to pick him up. She just asked about his family and how he was doing, and the instant her companion addressed her as “Your Majesty” he figured it out. He said she was very nice and wasn’t nervous until the MP’s came for him!


46 posted on 06/13/2010 8:22:46 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: george76
Need to update this a couple of decades...


Forty Years
Joe Jackson

Here in Berlin, people line up to get in
To wait for the end, living in glorious sin
They’ve looked around and now there is no looking back
To when rivers ran red, now it’s the sky that grows black
Shadows are cast as two giants roam over the earth
We light a match, but what is that little flame worth

Once allies danced and sang
But it was forty years ago

Here in D.C., they talk about ’Euro-disease’
And how the French are always so damn hard to please
Motions are passed in Brussels but no one agrees
And no one walks tall, but no one gets down on their knees

Once allies laughed and drank
But it was forty years ago

Where I come from, they don’t like Americans much
They think they’re so loud, so tasteless, and so out of touch
Stiff upper lips are curled into permanent sneers
Self-satisfied, awaiting the next forty years

Once allies cried and cheered
But it was forty years ago

47 posted on 06/14/2010 12:08:44 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: george76

Oh yes, everyone was going to LUV America when George Bush was out of office.


48 posted on 06/14/2010 12:10:57 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: george76

Please boycott us.

Hey Brits

You wanted him, you got him.


49 posted on 06/14/2010 12:49:52 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: george76

Well?


50 posted on 06/14/2010 12:50:51 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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