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. Despite Britain’s close alliance with the US, the Obama Administration is determined not to be drawn into the issue. It has also declined to back Britain’s claim that oil exploration near the islands is sanctioned by international law, saying that the dispute is strictly a bilateral issue…Senior US officials insisted that Washington’s position on the Falklands was one of longstanding neutrality. This is in stark contrast to the public backing and vital intelligence offered by President Reagan to Margaret Thatcher once she had made the decision to recover the islands by force in 1982.
“We are aware not only of the current situation but also of the history, but our position remains one of neutrality,” a State Department spokesman told The Times. “The US recognises de facto UK administration of the islands but takes no position on the sovereignty claims of either party.”
Fer Chrissake, the British burned Washington around ’Puter & my ancestors, and we’ve forgiven them. What’d they ever do to Barry O?
We suck up the effing mollahs who’ve been at war with us for thirty-odd years and dis our best ally. Fabulous. Just effing genius.
Via Andrew Stuttaford at the Corner, whose post you should read.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.