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Apr 17 2012

Obama Shafts Britain on Falklands

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?

On tips from Wiggins and AC.

18 Responses to “Obama Shafts Britain on Falklands”

  1. Winston Smith says:

    Get a load of this trainwreck in PittsBorg.

    Near as I can tell the “Man” on the left is a surgically altered woman and the “Woman thing” on the right in hot pink is a surgically altered man. Whoa! The thing on the right looks like that kid in the Cher movie MASK. Pass the Mind Bleach!

  2. Winston Smith says:

    Yep, I was right.

    Katherine Anne McCloskey, 56, a transgender woman

    Mr. Johnston, who was born female but who identifies as male, was adjudged as fully disabled by the Social Security Administration in May “for a variety of emotional liabilities that included gender identity disorder,” the complaint notes. He has been taking hormone treatment for 10 months.

  3. Stoopidisasstoopiddoes says:

    Calling this boob a nitwit grants him more intellectual credit than he’s due.

  4. bobdog says:

    When it comes to international diplomacy, Mr. Obama is strictly Chauncey Gardner.

  5. nobarack08 says:

    same reason the Obama admin has referred to Jerusalem as al-Quds or Baitul-Maqdis.

  6. geeknerd says:

    Hey, don’t dog on Chance the Gardner! He was pure good, because he was too stupid to be evil. Watch the movie again.

    – a Peter Sellers fan

  7. AZRon says:

    We should stay away from Monrovia, Falklands, Maldives, AND Las Malvinas. Weren’t we told by another international scholar how easy it is to tip islands over. Think of the children!

  8. Sam says:

    Yes, I’d like to send this letter to the Prussian consulate in Siam by aeromail. Am I too late for the 4:30 autogyro?

  9. Archonix says:

    Argentina is and is not a great model for where the united States is heading. It wasn’t an exact analogue of the US, but it was close in many ways.

    Actually visiting Buenos Aires is revealing, to say the least. When I was there I was reminded of my time in New York, both by the architecture and by the behaviour of its inhabitants. It was almost literally the South American mirror of the big apple. And then you got to the enormous slums… hundreds of thousands of people whose lives were destroyed by generations of socialist abuse and yet who rabidly demand yet more of what brought them to those very slums, simply because they’ve spent their entire lives being told nothing but the lie that the rich made it that way.

    There’s virtually no middle class in Argentina. There are the “rich” patrons of the state, who use their position to maintain their lavish lifestyle and who support the socialist status quo because it maintains the oppression of the vast sea of hoi poloi, who have no hope of anything except surviving.

  10. King Odumba says:

    I’ve been to all 57 of the islands in the Maldives.

  11. Red Dawn says:

    Is it just me or does the Hawaiian Allende seem to harbour deep resentment and hatred toward Anglo Saxons?

  12. FrankW says:

    Anybody think bammy might want some oceanfront property in Nebraska? How about a seaside resort in Oklahoma? Good thing he was a constitutional professor and not a geography one.

  13. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Why would Argentina want to march on the Falklands so badly now ?
    That whisper you hear is the Socialist paradise of Argentina swirling the toilet bowl of history
    And that giant sucking sound you hear ?
    That’s the incoming rush of crony corporatists to stick a fork into Capitalism.

  14. AC says:

    We can all learn a lesson from the Argentine hyperinflation. We’ll need the lessons and experience for when hope and change sparks hyperinflation here.

  15. Buffalobob says:

    I believe that you can take the international railroad to the Maldives. Just ask the smartest most brilliant community activists ever.

  16. Fiberal says:

    Ghost of FA Hayek says:
    April 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Why would Argentina want to march on the Falklands so badly now

    Because now they could take it.

    Reagan helped Thatcher the first time and Arg knows that no such similar U.S. military force will be used this time around. They just got confirmation of that from the Fragile-X Kenyan.

    Arg is probably also reading Britain correctly in that it is unlikely that David Cameron, steeped as he is in politically-correct weakness and in masochistic love with BO, would nothing to defend the Falklands.

    So the timing is right.

    If Arg attacks the Falklands, then by demonstrating that he neither knows anything about the Falklands and that he would also not assist the British, the Moron-in-Chief may have committed his worse international blunder yet.

  17. RS says:

    yes the UK is Obama’s very bestest of friends.

    The little fellow has quite an issue it seems.

  18. dan says:

    Oil….because it sure isn’t the pleasant climate
    or a few more serfs/shepherds for the Argentinian elite

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