That’s some special relationship we have there. Let’s see, the people of the Falklands want to remain part of the United Kingdom, but the rotten socialists in Argentina and Venezuela want to control the islands. Anyone who isn’t a fan of despots and tyrants would side with the people of the Falkland Islands and the United Kingdom. So naturally, the Obama administration has taken up the cause of of the despots and tyrants.
Thank God for people like Nile Gardiner, if not for him it’s doubtful you’d hear about this from the American press.
Back in March I wrote a piece condemning Hillary Clinton’s foolish decision to side with Argentina’s calls for negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falklands. Three months on, she’s done it again. As Damien McElroy reported, the United States joined with the Organisation of American States (OAS) in an unanimously passed voice vote resolution eralier this week calling for negotiations between London and Buenos Aires, a position which is completely unacceptable to Great Britain. The United States should have firmly rejected the resolution as an affront to its closest ally, and as fundamentally against US interests.
Significantly, the resolution referred to the “Malvinas” Islands, and not the Falkland Islands, its official, internationally recognised name, another snub to the British position. Washington is acutely aware of the sensitivities involved in the use of “Malvinas”, and the British government launched an official protest over its use by a senior State Department official at a press conference in February. ….
Is this why President Obama recently traveled overseas? To make it look like he’s a friend of our allies, knowing fully well he was about to stab them in the back? This isn’t the sort of thing that gets much press coverage here in the US, but it’s important. Obama promised us “smart power” that would restore our standing in the world? How’s that going? Our true enemies are salivating over our weakness while our allies are left scratching their heads, wondering what we’re going to do next.
Gardiner also has a piece at Heritage, urging President Obama to side with the UK. Apparently, our Dear Leader didn’t get the memo, or if he did, he simply scoffed. He bows to kings while slapping our enemies in the face.
President Obama was effusive in his praise for the Special Relationship when he visited London in May, but his Administration continues to slap Britain in the face over the highly sensitive Falkland Islands sovereignty issue by aligning itself with Argentina’s call for U.N.-brokered talks on the future of the islands.
This reckless approach toward the U.S.–U.K. alliance threatens to upset relations between Washington and London at a time when both countries are actively engaged in a major war in Afghanistan and American and British aircraft are enforcing the NATO no-fly zone over Libya.
Read the whole thing. What a disgrace – working to make people live under tyranny!
In the mean time, we’re way over the cost estimate in our
war kinetic military action against Libya that was never approved by Congress, and the rest of the Arab world is exploding during this Arab Spring our President speaks so fondly of. Is he crazy, or crazy like a fox with an agenda?