Leave It to Barack… Brits Outraged After Obama Snubs His Nose at War on Terror Ally

Leave it to Barack Obama.
POTUS did it again. He upset American ally Great Britain during his trip to Colombia, South America.

“British troops dying next to Americans in Afghanistan: what thanks does Britain get? ‘Neutrality’ on the Falklands”

Nile Gardiner at The Telegraph reported:

Barack Obama may have rolled out the red carpet for David Cameron at the White House last month, flown the Prime Minister on Air Force One to Ohio, and lavished him with a state dinner, but he still won’t back America’s closest ally over the Falklands, sticking to a policy of “neutrality”. As Bloomberg reported on Sunday from Colombia:

President Barack Obama said the U.S. will remain on the sidelines in the dispute between the U.K. and Argentina over the Falkland Islands.

“We’re going to remain neutral,” Obama said at a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as the Summit of the Americas concluded in Cartagena. “This is not something that we typically intervene in.”

Downing Street will probably point to Washington’s refusal to sign up to a Summit of the Americas declaration this weekend as a sign that the Obama administration is shifting its position on the Falklands. Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner had pushed hard for the Summit to categorically back Buenos Aires’s claim to the Islands, and reportedly left early in a huff after failing to get her way. But Washington’s hesitancy to sign on to a Summit statement was overwhelmingly due its opposition (together with Canada’s) to Cuba being invited to join next year’s summit, which would have been at the heart of a joint declaration, and had little to do with the Falklands matter. In an election year, the Obama administration simply cannot afford to be seen to be soft on Cuba, which it has largely been since it took office.

In reality, the Obama presidency’s position on the Falklands remains unchanged. The President and his Secretary of State refuse to back the right of self-determination of the Falkland Islanders, and have not said a word condemning the increasingly belligerent stance and actions of Buenos Aires, including its threats to blockade the Islands and isolate it economically.

Hat Tip Darren

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  • SpideyTerry

    Glad to see Obama is fulfilling his promise of fixing those alliances Bush destroyed. Eesh!

  • clarityrising

    Well, you know, what do they expect? Throwing friends under the bus is what he does best. It’s been the one consistent thing is his debacle of a presidency.

  • forest

    Obama has alienated our three closest allies.

    Obama has aided and abetted the Islamization of multiple countries on the Mediterranean.

    He bows to any foreign tyrant who looks in his direction.

    And his domestic policy is even worse than his foreign policy

  • BuddyG

    0bama is a royal f**k up

  • Fire with Fire

    The Brits wanted Obama so they got him. To complain know when they got exactly what they wanted only shows them to be immature whiny snobs.

    Europe wanted a president for the world, well here he is in all his vain glory, choke on it.

  • Mac in NM

    Ditto # 5. The Brit’s as well as the rest of Europe wanted Obama. OK folks,you’ve got him.

  • mg4us

    I thought Obama said “Maldives”. . what an idiot!!

    Come Nov 2012, let’s send Obama on that Columbia vacation with Angry Big Mama Moochele

  • Adi

    I like the UK Telegraph, they are never shy about The Wohn’s administration.

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  • arnonerik

    Great Britain would be fortunate if Obama really was neutral. You can bank on the fact that he will screw them every way he can.

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  • Lazy

    Actually he was trying to say Malvinas the Spanish name for the Falklands.

    It’s just like saying Jerusalem is el Quds which is the Arabic name for the land they think belongs to them.

    When you really look into his character it’s amazing. He is in jr high school trying to make everyone his buddy. He doesn’t think this might have repercussions. Just like the video of him saying all these countries punch above their weight class. IOTUS, idiot.

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  • Patty

    Ted Nugent Tells NRA Audience to Cut Democrats’ Heads Off, Slams Supreme Court (Video)


    Things are heating up!!

  • Patty


    OT sorry

  • Patty

    Eight Minutes You Missed: George Zimmerman’s Former Lawyer’s Press Conference

    Since April 11th, the MSM has known at least as much as George Zimmerman’s former lawyer told them about the facts of the case. Those facts were woefully out of line with the Narrative. So the MSM just let us wonder about the strange moment and didn’t find much else very interesting. Except that it was. That’s why you didn’t see this. It’s part of the entire 45 minutes’ presser. All you or I got to see was a somewhat strange assembly listening to some lawyers throwing their client under the bus, or publicly wondering whether they had been thrown…


  • Patty

    OT sorry

  • “It’s just like saying Jerusalem is el Quds which is the Arabic name for the land they think belongs to them.”

    Didn’t the Barack Hussein Obama Amateur Hour do this too? I seem to remember them using the Muslim name for Jerusalem at some point before backpedaling.

  • Blue Hen

    Gee. Remember when ‘cowboy diplomacy’ was going to get us all killed? Remember when the world hated us and it could only be solved by a dose of the dear leader? So much for that. We managed to piss off Canada. and now we’re kissing Argentina’s ass? For what?

  • John Fembup

    The O said “This is not something that we typically intervene in.”


    This administration almost never “intervenes” on behalf of or to support our allies – U.K is an ally, Israel is an ally, the Eastern European nations are out allies, etc, etc. So O says the truth for once.

    What this administration DOES typically intervene in are such things as local police matters (such as in Boston with Professor Gates, and in Florida with the Zimmerman/Martin case) or in medical care (reforming 100% of the medical insurance system because fewer than 15% of the people have no insurance) and rushing in to squander taxpayer money on speculative and politically-motivated “green energy” boondoggles.

  • greenfairie

    Neutral? Hell, he’d invoke the Wilson Doctrine and send out some battleships to take out the couple of remaining trawls that constitute the once mighty British Navy!

  • RealMc

    Why should the Brits think they’d be treated any differently than Israel?

    Just asking, and absolutely not defending.

    This is what he does.

    ABO 2012

  • The Elector of Saxony

    Britain should call an immediate disengagement from Afghanistan and very publicly denounce Obama’s duplicity. Then, they should redeploy those troops to the Falklands and dare the Kenyan fraud to intervene.

  • Kate

    Dear American Allies,
    Pbama does not speak for American’s, and as much as America is defined by American’s, he does not speak for this country. We, the American citizen, still honor and support our traditional alliance’s.

  • This whole “allies” thing is just a little too complicated. Maybe if we explain it to him again?

  • Brenton Battles

    I wonder what David Cameron might wish to say about Guantanamo Bay.

  • Nick

    Argentina ceded the Falklands to Britain by treaty in 1833. Galtieri invaded in 1982 for the same reasons dictators always use when they are becoming unpopular because the economy is in a shambles – create a straw man diversion (remember Hitler and the Jews.) Britain acted gallantly by dispatching a fleet (on 48 hours’ notice) 8,000 miles – farther than Boston to Bombay by 1,000 miles – to take on a country just 400 miles from the Falklands, with a modern air force with anti-ship missile and beat the crap out of them.

    Now the current Argentine leader is facing the same unpopularity and dissent among her people, and here we go again. But this time the discovery of oil off the islands is another incentive. Problem, in 1982, the RN’s two aircraft carriers that carried the decisive Harrier jets were on their way to the scrapyard (if Galtieri had waited another 6 months they would have been empty hulks.) Now the RN has no accs and the loony Cameron has sold all 72 Harriers to the US Marines.

    By the way, Reagan’s UN Ambassador in 1982 was on the side of the Argentinians. Her name was Jeannie Kirkpatrick, and like so many Americans of Irish origin could not get her head out of the 1,000-year-old hatred of Britain.