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Clinton, Obama sell out Britain, Falkland Islanders

Argentina was celebrating a diplomatic coup yesterday in its attempt to force Britain to accept talks on the future of the Falkland Islands, after a two-hour meeting in Buenos Aires between Hillary Clinton and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

Her intervention defied Britain's longstanding position that there should be no negotiations unless the islands' 3,000 inhabitants asked for them. It was hailed in Buenos Aires as a major diplomatic victory, but condemned in the Falklands.

There is nothing to talk about. The Falkland Islanders are determined to remain British and free.

Argentina's President is establishing a Socialist dictatorship in her country. Naturally the country is going to pieces economically, and she is going to try to pull a military stunt.

It begins to appear that there is no dictator, no Arab king, no president willing to undermine the constitution (think Honduras) that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama don't like.


Comments (4)

jlh:

After seeing our president deal with Israel, Honduras, etc. and his post-colonial animus toward the U.K., no one is surprised, only disgusted. We could have hoped that Secretary Clinton would resist being the handmaiden of this Metternichian policy. Perhaps even less- than-absolute power corrupts absolutely.

The next few years will see whether British literary prognostications are fulfilled by the USA becoming a Brave New 1984.

GW:

This story had me cringing - though it is par for the course for Obama. He seems to have a very blatant anti-UK streak and, if a foreign policy matter has aspects implicating democracy - in this case the fact that natives of the Falklands overwhelmingly want to remain part of the UK - the Obama administration can be counted on to come down on the side against democracy. It is a travesty.

As an aside, given Obama's popularity in Europe in general and the UK in particular prior to the election, I wonder how the rank and file across the pond feel about him today?

outcast:

Withdraw all UK troops in support of USA military actions in Afghanistan & send them directly to defend the Falklands.

No doubt Argentina will then send its troops to Afghanistan to support US efforts there!

Cat:

"Withdraw all UK troops in support of USA military actions in Afghanistan & send them directly to defend the Falklands. No doubt Argentina will then send its troops to Afghanistan to support US efforts there!"


No doubt.

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