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The Obama administration’s response to
the Falklands referendum is insulting,
wrong and mean-spirited

Telegraph [UK], by Nile Gardiner

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 3/12/2013 4:41:46 PM

The Obama administration has just responded to last night’s Falklands referendum result, where more than 99 percent of the Falkland Islanders voted to remain a British Overseas Territory. As I noted earlier, the emphatic vote was “a victory for the principle of self-determination, and a powerful rebuke to those who wish to suppress it.” That’s not how Washington sees it, however, in the latest slap in the face from the Obama presidency for America’s closest friend and ally. As Agence France Presse reports, the State Department could not even bring itself to congratulate the Falkland Islanders on their historic vote

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Yes, Nile, Obama´s response is insulting, wrong and mean-spirited--and searingly illustrative of his spiteful, hypocritical, totalitarian character.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Alecto2, 3/12/2013 4:54:03 PM     (No. 9221525)

Don´t hear a lot from those in the UK who were orgasmic about BO back in 2008.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bkt23, 3/12/2013 4:57:37 PM     (No. 9221533)

The Obama administration´s response to everything is insulting, wrong and mean-spirited. Why should the Falklands issue get a pass?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dante, 3/12/2013 5:00:12 PM     (No. 9221539)

Ideology always trumps reality in Zero´s simple mind. I´m certain he sees those voters as sad dupes who fail to recognize the true evil of their British oppressors.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/12/2013 5:00:49 PM     (No. 9221542)

not sure why this is a US issue. The US getting involved would only inflame the studity of the Argentinian "leadership"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gracepmc, 3/12/2013 5:03:49 PM     (No. 9221547)

They shouldn´t take it personally. Obama is not big on self determination or personal responsibility.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NYBruin, 3/12/2013 5:13:56 PM     (No. 9221567)

Maybe Michelle can fly down for a quick vacation with her posse. /s

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Reply 7 - Posted by: skywarrior, 3/12/2013 5:19:49 PM     (No. 9221578)

This is really no different from Zippy´s position on Palestinian claims on Israeli land. I´m sure he´ll explain it all to Netanyahu when he´s there. s/o

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Reply 8 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 3/12/2013 5:38:22 PM     (No. 9221611)

Our State Department is scum, and has been scum for quite a while now...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 3/12/2013 5:41:40 PM     (No. 9221616)

More people around the world are seeing they cannot trust the US government about anything. And they act accordingly.

Maybe Karzai was thinking that as he tossed his hissy fit with Hagel present.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 3/12/2013 5:56:51 PM     (No. 9221636)

The Slimeball is never pleased with the American allies. Even the puppet Karzi recognizes the betrayal.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 3/12/2013 6:00:40 PM     (No. 9221643)

It all started when Crapweasel sent that bust of Winston Churchill back to the Brits.
So many Brits were orgasmic when Zippy was elected pREZ. Sure is coming back to haunt them now...and the s^x ain´t over yet. So brace yourselves!


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Miss Ann Thrope, 3/12/2013 6:25:06 PM     (No. 9221681)

Argentina wants the Falklands because oil was discovered in the sea surrounding the islands.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FunOne, 3/12/2013 6:41:13 PM     (No. 9221708)

Argentina will soon be hoisting her flag over these islands.

The world is much different from when Ron and Maggie were in charge of things.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 1976Ag, 3/12/2013 7:42:40 PM     (No. 9221757)

I would think there are two or three British boomers circling the Falklands just waiting for the shoe to drop.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 3/12/2013 7:43:05 PM     (No. 9221758)

I read an interesting article form Caracas today in El Universal regarding corruption during the time Chavez was President. He allegedly gave $5 million USD to Kirtchener for her re-election. How much did he sneak into Obama´s campaign?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 3/12/2013 8:08:04 PM     (No. 9221780)

And this insufferable b*****d represents our United States. That is the real shame.

He will go, and eventually we will clean up the excrement he leaves behind. But we may never get the world to trust and respect us again.

#4: What in that article gave you the impression that this is "a US issue"? Was it the idea that we used to boldly support peoples´ right to self determination?

#13: Care to place a wager on your first sentence? The lion may be old, but he´s far from toothless.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Texan1stCavDad, 3/12/2013 8:25:10 PM     (No. 9221796)

Argentina will take the Falkland Islands? #13, we understand and fully agree your assessment that "Argentina will soon be hoisting her flag over these island." It will happen just as soon as the Royal Marines Commando Brigade of the UK´s Joint Rapid Reaction Force, the PARAS, SBS, SAS, the Duke of Edinburgh´s Own Gurkha Rifles, the Royal Navy, the RAF and the Brits of the Falklands roll over and play dead (like the US D-Rats and the French). Pres. Reagan and the Iron Lady may not be with us or any power today ... but I still have a bit of faith in the Brits. Tea, anyone?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: noddy, 3/12/2013 8:25:22 PM     (No. 9221797)

I will be happy to see Churchill´s bust returned to the White House, when there is the right person in the Oval Office to receive it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chance_232, 3/12/2013 9:18:11 PM     (No. 9221834)

Argentina has always had a claim to the islands and has since the 1800´s maintained that the islands were theirs. Great Britain´s answer was to load up the islands with British colonists.

Britain never negotiated the dispute in good faith, and Argentina lost when it attempted to capture the islands militarily.

As far as I´m concerned, this is a dispute between two parties where compromise is impossible. Argentina cant win militarily, and Britain wont give the islands away.

Britain doesn´t need the US to resolve this issue and it´s one that the US should stay out of. Britain is a world power and should just put on it´s big boy pants and tell Argentina to bugger off.

This is the only foreign policy position where I find myself in agreement with the Obama Junta.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/12/2013 9:39:01 PM     (No. 9221857)

We may have a bust of Churchill in the White House again, but I´m pretty sure there will never be a bust of Obama anywhere in Britain.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 3/13/2013 1:36:04 AM     (No. 9222030)

#19, I think you may be overlooking the support that Britain has given to American issues--like Iraq and Afghanistan. Britain supplied the largest contingent of troops from NATO and has suffered many casualties.

During the Falklands War the US provided assistance by way of the US base in Diego Garcia. I presume Obama will not permit the use of that base if another war breaks out. As I recall, intelligence was also provided to Britain.

And, yes, Nos. 16 and 17, there´s life in the old bulldog yet. Britain will give her all to prevent Argentina from invading the islands again, even if it means another war.

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