The special relationship between the USA and Britain has survived for many generations. Whether it survives Hopey Change remains to be seen. In addition to a long list of petty insults and offering British nuclear secrets to the Russians, Obama is now siding with Argentina against our closest ally regarding the Falklands:
Obama’s declaration in Colombia on Sunday that the United States is “going to remain neutral” on the sovereignty dispute between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands is the latest in a string of administration statements that in fact tilt towards Argentina’s position.
The Falklands have been part of Britain since 1833. Britain is not going to negotiate Argentina’s desire to seize the islands unless the people who live there agree to. Thirty years ago they fought a war over this. Obama’s idea of remaining neutral is to take Argentina’s side by calling for “dialogue.”
Obama will not have endeared himself to some in Britain by using — or attempting to use — Argentina’s name for the islands, “Las Malvinas.”
Replying to a questioner from Colombian television who asked him about “the Malvinas issue,” Obama opened his response with the words, “And in terms of the Maldives or the Falklands — whatever your preferred term — our position on this is that we are going to remain neutral.” (The Maldives is an independent island nation in the Indian Ocean.)
I wonder if they speak Austrian there.
It’s no surprise Obama would stay true to his anticolonial ideology but siding with Argentina, a Third World basket case that serves as a model for what he is doing to America. In the early 1900s, Argentina was one of the world’s wealthiest countries. Then came Hope & Change in the form of massive entitlement programs inflicted by class warriors Hipólito Irigoyen and Juan Perón. Hyperinflation followed, as it soon will here. Not only Argentina’s economy but its culture was permanently destroyed by moonbattery; it has been a wreck ever since. This is what Obama means by fundamental transformation.
Other news from Argentina:
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez unveiled plans on Monday to seize control of leading energy company YPF, drawing swift warnings from key trade partners and risking the country’s further economic isolation.
Nationalizing the energy sector is also on the Democrat agenda, as ranking Rep Marxine Waters let slip. If Obama is reelected, it will probably be the next pillar of our economy to fall to incremental communism.
In a conflict between Argentina and Britain, whose side would you expect our leftist Community Organizer in Chief to take?
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