FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Obama refuses to support Britain in Falkland Islands dispute with Argentina
What Special Relationship?
Yesterday we wondered whether President Obama would support Britain in the latest dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands? Today we learn Obama decided not to support Britain, our closest ally.
According to the Times, The Obama/Hillary State Department insisted that the U.S. position was one of longstanding neutrality:
“We are aware not only of the current situation but also of the history, but
our position remains one of neutrality,” a State Department spokesman told
The Times. “The US recognises de facto UK administration of the islands but
takes no position on the sovereignty claims of either party.”
This seems like revisionist history, and is a far cry from the staunch support the U.S. gave Britain under President Reagan during the 1982 Falklands War.
President Obama, once hailed as our first European President, has thrown out the United State’s long-standing special relationship with our closest ally. Obama chose, under a false pretense of neutrality, to side with a corrupt, agressive Argentine government that is backed by Hugo Chavez and is threatening a blockade of British territory.
This is how Obama repays Britain for continuing to support our special relationship and providing thousands of British soldiers to lay their lives on the line alongside their American allies on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Do not let Obama get away with this latest outrage. Call the White House. Call your Senators. Call your Representative. Tell them the American people, if not their current president, back our most dependable and important ally. So should the federal government.