Barack Obama's Unwelcome Jubilee Present to Britain
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Barack Obama was all smiles in his carefully scripted message of congratulation to Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee. But at the same time as he recorded his message, his administration was actively undermining Great Britain at the annual meeting of the Organisation of American States (OAS), held in Bolivia. The OAS General Assembly, which includes the United States, has just re-adopted the 2010 "Declaration on the Question of the Malvinas Islands," which backed Argentina's call for negotiations between London and Buenos Aires over the Falkland Islands.
"The inhabitants of the Falklands are more than 95 percent British and have no desire to be ruled by Argentina, a point that both the OAS and the Obama presidency are happy to ignore. This is a clear-cut case of self-determination, and the Obama administration's continuing support for a negotiated settlement (made abundantly clear by a senior State Department spokeman last week) is a slap in the face for both the Falkland Islanders as well as the British people. In his message to the Queen today, Barack Obama paid lip service to the Special Relationship, but his actions over the Falklands demonstrate that in practice he has nothing but disdain for America's closest friend and ally." -- Cross-posted from The Telegraph:
Snopes references re o'anticolonial's Churchill bust snub to England:
Kelly, Jack. "Administration Animosity Against Allies Not Limited to Israel." Jewish World Review. 15 March 2010. Kelly Jack. "Feckless Foreign Follies." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 14 March 2010 (p. A21). Singleton, Alex. "Barack Obama Has Made Me Want to Boycott America." London Daily Telegraph. 11 March 2010.