(Modesty forbids from revealing who predicted betrayal a few days ago on this thread)
THE Obama Administration has decided that in the business of Argentina laying claim to the sovereign Crown territory of the Falkland Islands it will remain neutral. Reports the Times:
Washington refused to endorse British claims to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands yesterday as the diplomatic row over oil drilling in the South Atlantic intensified in London, Buenos Aires and at the UN.
Message received loud and clear, Mr President.
One would have thought that with many thousands of British men and women fighting beside the armed forces of which you are Commander in Chief, honour would have won the day. One might have thought also that the cornerstone of NATO – the Atlantic alliance between the USA and Great Britain – may have weighed heavily against this shameful decision. Afterall, if the Reagan Administration’s regional interests were all that counted, the USA would have sided with Argentina during the Falklands War. However, President Reagan was a man of history, culture and honour and understood the prime importance of the USA and Great Britain uniting when possible.
George W Bush is suddenly much missed. He would not have let pass this opportunity to honour a debt of gratitude. For Obama, it is clear that insulting old friends is paramount.
Very well, Mr President, the rightful claims of British sovereignty over British land are easily dismissed by you. It would be well to remember that the USAF has many bases in our homeland because of that sovereignty. It would be well to remember also that British sovereignty is what enables the US to occupy Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean which, if denied to your forces, would punch a large hole in your Asian capability.
The petty insults of this regime are easily ignored, however someone has picked a fight with a friend of America and the President has walked away. If he thinks others will take our place and stand with his nation in dark times he’s even more stupid than I thought.