America’s allies have learned that with friends like Obama who needs enemies.
Recall that the smartest man to ever be president referred to the Falklands as “Maldives.” The media quickly came to his defense saying that he meant the Argentinian name for the Falklands,’Malvinas.’ But as the American Spectator pointed out, that is even worse because Malvinas is the Argentine nationalist propaganda term that implicitly denies the right to self-determination of the 3000 British subjects who live on the Falklands.
If Obama gets a second term, by the end of it the Falklands will no longer belong to Britain if the Back-stabber-in-Chief has any say in it.
Investors Business Daily – Diplomacy: The Obama administration has pulled another fast one on our top ally, Britain, refusing to say if it will accept results of a Falklands referendum. This from the same crew that hailed elections in Russia and Venezuela.
Two days before the 30th anniversary of Britain’s liberation of the Falklands from an Argentine invasion, the Obama State Department told reporters Tuesday that Britain’s islands, still coveted by Argentina after its military defeat, are up for grabs.
Asked by reporters if the U.S. would accept the results of a referendum that Britain is holding this month for the Falkland Islands’ 2,500 citizens on whether they wanted to remain British or become Argentine, a State Department spokeswoman refused to answer the question and flat out stated that the U.S. position on the Falklands was “neutral.”
Did we hear this right? Is it possible America would not accept the results of an unquestionably squeaky-clean British election because it wants to be “neutral”? That’s a heck of a way to treat America’s top ally, regardless of reason.
It’s especially galling since the White House conferred recognition on such Potemkin balloting as Russia’s, where autocrat Vladimir Putin was publicly congratulated by President Obama on his fraud-tainted “re-election” in March, or Venezuela’s, whose wildly manipulated 2009 referendum effectively made Hugo Chavez president for life, drawing State Department praise.
Yet a British Falklands election somehow doesn’t merit such recognition from our president.
The ultimate irony: In April, Argentina apparently said it would respect the will of the Falklanders. Writing in the Buenos Aires Herald, Jorge Arguello, Argentina’s ambassador to the U.S., declared:
“At this stage it is evident that Argentina will respect the interests of the islanders as it should, even writing this into the Constitution of 1994.”
If he’s serious, this means Arguello has to accept the results of a referendum, which may be why Britain is holding it.
But Britain is getting no support from Obama, despite standing by America through its recent wars and providing key intelligence to foil a terror attack in Yemen, to name but a few things. What does this say about Obama’s priorities — or his sense of common decency?