Enemies In, Friends Out: Secret U.S. Report Says America’s Special Relationship With Britain Is Over
The realization that the Obama Administration was making it a priority to break old alliances with America’s friends came early on when the President returned a bust of Winston Churchill to Great Britain shortly after taking office.
What many failed to realize at the time was to the extent that President Obama would go to embrace the old enemies of the Stars and Stripes. With the President’s snubbing of Israel, and recent actions embracing Communist Cuba and the radical Islamic state of Iran, it has become all too clear who the Obama administration considers its ‘friends’.
But if the President’s actions fail to speak louder than words then a recent U.S. report should clear up any lingering doubt.
An article on the Daily Mail claims that a secret report written by the United States government says that the special relationship between the U.S. and Great Britain is over:
“Washington believes that the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US is over, according to a secret briefing document seen by The Mail on Sunday.
“The memo for members of Congress states damningly that ‘the UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the US agenda’.
“Dated April 2015 and drawn up to brief the Senate and House of Representatives on the impact of Britain’s General Election, the memo also warns that the UK faces turmoil if there is a hung parliament.
“The document – prepared by the Congressional Research Service, an in-house intelligence body that gives confidential analysis to legislators – states that while Britain and the US are likely to ‘remain key economic partners’, a ‘reassessment of the special relationship may be in order… because its geopolitical setting has been changing’.
“The memo, edited by Derek E Mix, the CRS’s chief European affairs analyst, says that the development of organisations such as the G20 group of major economies has led to a decline in the ‘influence and centrality of the relationship’.”
The ‘special relationship’ between the United States and Great Britain has existed since at least the 1940’s.