Barack Hussein Obama: “As your friend, let me say that the EU makes Britain even greater.”
Barack Obama claims to be a friend of Britain but does this pic show where his his true loyalties lie (Image source)
That Barack Hussein Obama is a liar goes without saying, he’s a politician – a profession in which being a liar and a hypocrite are essential qualifications. He is also no friend of Britain. This blog has highlighted all Obama’s snubs, insults and stabs in the back over the past eight years (it started when he was campaigning for his first term). So save me cataloguing those blog items however, Jemes Delinpole for Breitbart London has helpfiully complied a list of the times Obama has most blatantly shown his contempt for Britain. Here are the highlights:
1. He has never forgiven the British for – allegedly – torturing his Kenyan grandfather
Obama claims grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama was rounded up in 1949 in the very early days of the Mau Mau rebellion and spent two years in a high security prison. Once a cook for a British officer, his family claim Mr Obama was horrifically tortured, whipped every morning and evening until he confessed. There is no evidence for any of this.
Hussein Onyango Obama’s third wife Sarah Onyango reportedly told young Barack (who would have been in Indonesia at the time) the white jailers would squeeze grandad’s testicles with parallel metallic rods and pierce his nails and buttocks with pins.
Obama Snr, whose involvement with the rebellion has never been clear, was left permanently scarred and bitterly anti-British.
2. He rejected the White House bust of Winston Churchill (who was Prime Minister at the time of the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. See 1.)
The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush’s tenure.
But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: “Thanks, but no thanks.”
3. He snubbed British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown is not an easy man to get on with, but that surely wasn’t the real reason that in 2009 Obama refused five times to give the British prime minister a private meeting and then, added insult to injury by giving him a really crappy going home present: a box of DVDs which wouldn’t even play on a UK machine. Brown’s people, on the other hand, had taken care to come up with a thoughtful and generous gift: a pen holder made from the timbers of the Royal Navy anti-slave ship HMS Gannet.
4. He dissed the Queen
Full charge sheet here, courtesy of John Nolte. It includes: bungling a toast to Her Majesty; allowing his man – wife to commit the ultimate lèse majesté by giving The Queen a hug; then he gave her an iPod loaded with photos and videos of himself.
5. He let it be known that he prefers Britain’s oldest enemy the French
“We don’t have a stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy, and the French people,” he said in the wake of the Libyan debacle.
6. His Brokeback-Mountain-style love-in with Prime Minister David Cameron was insincere – and probably counterproductive
So they flipped burgers together; so they ate hot dogs at basketball game; so Obama calls him “bro.” This is coded language for: “America’s the Daddy now, posh boy – and you’re my bitch.” Also, that hot dog thing: how is that going to help community relations with the Religion of Peace?
7. “British Petroleum”.
No one calls BP that any more. Except when it’s President Obama trying to make a cheap shot political point, in an election year, by resorting to a bit of casual xenophobia. Dictators, mad mullahs, and African despots play this game all the time. But you’d expect better of the President of a nation with which Britain supposedly has a “Special Relationship.”
8. The Falklands
In the great days of Reagan and Thatcher when maybe there was a Special Relationship, it was with America’s tacit assistance that Britain – at the behest of the islanders – wrested the Falkland Islands back from the Argentine invaders. Much blood and treasure was expended in this exercise; it is part of Britain’s national myth. So how disappointing that in a more recent round of Argentine sabre-rattling in 2010, the US should more or less have sided with Britain’s old enemy.
Obama and Cameron blame one another for their mutual failure to take effective action in 2013. (Even though, judging by the Libyan debacle, the kind of action they wanted would probably only have made things worse). The White House view is that Cameron bungled the parliamentary vote which led to his bombing plans being vetoed: this resulted in Obama having to abandon his plans too. However, the British countered that the Americans had rushed them into it and that that’s why the vote was lost. Whatever, it all ended up with a big mutual sulk.
Probably Obama’s only intelligent foreign policy decision in his entire presidency was to let his “bro” David Cameron lead the Libyan operation – with the result that, notwithstanding Benghazi, he could blame someone else when it inevitably went tits up. This Obama duly did in the infamous Atlantic interview.
Mr Obama said that the intervention “averted large-scale civilian casualties (and) prevented what almost surely would have been a prolonged and bloody civil conflict”. But he added: “And despite all that, Libya is a mess.”
He left no doubt that he felt blame rested with Europe over the continuing chaos in Libya.
“When I go back and I ask myself what went wrong, there’s room for criticism, because I had more faith in the Europeans, given Libya’s proximity, being invested in the follow-up,” said Mr Obama.
Mr Cameron became “distracted by a range of other things”, he said.
Perhaps Obama doesn’t know but someone should have briefed him. Libya is the “special place” that Cameron goes back to in his head whenever things are tough at home. He loved that bit where he was greeted by the locals in Benghazi as a liberator. (Though he appears to have edited out the stuff that happened next, like half the country being taken over by Al Qaeda and ISIS; all those refugees; etc)
11. “Free riders aggravate me.”
That was the other cruel jibe from the Atlantic interview. Obama was accusing Britain – and therefore Cameron – of failing to pull its weight with regard to defence spending. This is, of course, quite true. Cameron has spent his period as prime minister mercilessly paring down the UK military. That’s because Cameron prefers spending the money giving unnecessary aid to help failed states buy more jets and palaces, rather than defending the free world.
12. It’s in America’s interest that remains in the EU, not Britain’s
And here we get to the heart of it: Do you really think that Obama gives a smidgen of a damn about whether or not the EU is really good for Britain? If so then I have the most amazing bridge to sell you. No, the US wants Britain in Europe to try to keep the French and Germans in check – as has been the plan ever since 1947 when it passed the resolution “Congress favours the creation of a United States of Europe.” Also, being a left-wing fan of bigger government and bureaucratic unaccountability (see his various Czars; his contempt for the US Constitution and his disregard of international law), Obama is naturally sympathetic to the EU’s International Socialist aims and its dictatorial ways of doing business.
So Obama is undoubtedly a false friend then and as Boris Johnson said, he asks British voters to choose not what is in their country’s best interests, but in the best interests of Washington as the US branch of the world Domination Society franchise continues its geopolitical games.
As Shakespeare said in Macbeth (Act 2 scene 3);
“There ‘s daggers in men’s smiles”
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What has the European Union done for us, as the Monty Python team might have said has they made a movie about the idiocies of the European Union. With the EU close to collapse anyway, the outcome of Britain’s in / out referendum is probably academic, but we Brits ave always been a bloody minded lot and some of us still care enough about the future of our country we would like our descendents to be able to say, ‘Yeah our country beat Hitler and it beat the bureaucrats too’
EU leaders show almost every day they are desperate for Britain to vote to remain in the EU, so why do they keep doing things certain to alienate patriotic Britons. It’s bad enough that the idoiots in Brussels want to destroy European civilisation by allowing unrestricted immigration from backward cultures without admitting such backward countries as Turkey so that its 80 million Muslim inhabitans will be able to enter Europe freely.
Few of you were aware probably that there is an EU referendum vote in The Netherlands this week. As usual with anything negative about the EU barely a word has been printed in the topic in mainstream media and the silence from our notionally unbiased national broadcaster The Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been deafening.
Europeans want us British to lead them out of Europe. Don’t be fooled by project fear, the European Union (aka the Euronazi Federal Superstate) is falling apart. There will not be chaos if we leave, there will be chaos if we stay.
Brexit would be the best result of Britainâ€™s in / out referendum for both Britain and the EU i a Belgian professor who heads up the European Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE) has said.
OK, I know a lot of you think Boris is most accurately described by a word many people find offensive, but heâ€™s put together a very good argument here on why we must leave the EU. Published in part here under â€˜fair useâ€™ terms and conditions, in the public interest …
Cameronâ€™s EU Package: Not A Deal But A Few Turns In The Spin Machine
As we and almost everybody else predicted, David Cameron’s deal to improve Britain’s relationship with the EU is worthless. It changes nothing, and can be vetoed once we have voted to stay in.
David Cameron, who was apparently up all night trying to make other European leaders understand why his country needs a better deal in order to poersuade the prople it is a good idea stay in the EU. Unless Cameron gets what will enable him to sell the idea of surrendering national sovereignty to a Federal European Superstate ruled by a committee of unelected bureaucrats in to the British public he will not campaign for the UK to remain in the bloc
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said at the E?U summit on British membership terms that the European Union wants to reach an agreement with the United Kingdom, but it is not prepared to compromise the banking union (financial integration) or the further integration of monetary union (UK being forced to abandon the pound join the Euro?) to achieve this goal.
Alas that all went down the pan in 2008 when the USA elected its first (and probably last) black president. Like American liberals, the hacks at The Guardian could not see past the colour of Obamaâ€™s skin and before Obama had even been sworn into office they were declaring him not just the greatest president ever but the greatest human being ever
For the Democrats there is, on the left a socialist, selling a political philosophy that has peviously been anatemas to American voters, yet generating the most enthusiasm of any of the other candidates. On the other end of the spectrum, Republican voters are gravitating, nay stampeding, toward Donald Trump. The only serious rival to Trump is Ted Cruz although it is early days yet and we can expect a compromise candidate to emerge
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