Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 2,398 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 971,898
Pageviews Today: 1,266,293Threads Today: 201Posts Today: 4,183
10:03 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 876768
Netherlands
02/25/2010 08:37 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
America's refusal to support Britain in the Falklands oil drilling row was last night blamed on the UK's decision to release sensitive U.S. intelligence on a terror suspect.

President Barack Obama was accused of being 'feeble' by failing to back London in the stand-off with Argentina over the disputed islands, despite the 'special relationship'.

London and Buenos Aires are at odds over UK firm Desire Petroleum's decision to drill for oil 60 miles north of the Falklands.

Geologists estimate there are up to 60billion barrels of oil in the seabed.

The Argentine government has tabled a UN resolution condemning the plan. It has also secured backing from 32 South American nations supporting its claim that Britain has occupied the islands illegally since 1833.

But despite Argentina's sabrerattling, senior U.S. officials insist Washington's position on the oil drilling is neutral.


A senior MP and a respected foreign policy think-tank claimed Washington's stance was 'payback' for the British courts ordering the disclosure of secret CIA files on Binyam Mohamed.

Two weeks ago, the U.S. said it was 'deeply disappointed' that Foreign Secretary David Miliband had been told by Court of Appeal judges to publish closely-guarded information about the former Guantanamo Bay prisoner.

The papers detailed evidence showing MI5 knew that Mohamed, a British citizen, had been tortured by U.S. spies after he was detained in Pakistan in 2002.

This week the White House has refused to endorse the UK's historic sovereignty over the islands and its right to explore for oil in its waters.

Last night, the Henry Jackson Society, a London-based foreign affairs think-tank, said Mr Obama's stance was linked to anger at the release of the secret files.

Executive director Alan Mendoza said: 'The Obama administration's decision to ignore the democratic rights of the Falkland islanders is disgraceful.

'It can only be motivated by moral weakness in the White House or a misplaced desire to punish Britain for the Binyam Mohamed case and the disclosure of U.S. intelligence documents.'

'The decision, while feeble, is unsurprising. For the past year, Mr Obama has followed a foreign policy path that punishes allies and democracies while allowing rogue authoritarian nations like Iran and North Korea to pursue their objectives.'

The criticism was echoed by Tory MP Patrick Mercer, the chairman of the Commons' terrorism sub-committee. 'The U.S. position on the Falklands certainly seems to be a warning shot which says to Britain: "Don't mess us around too much or we could make life problematic",' he said.

Last week, it was revealed that a conference to mark 60 years of UK and American defence intelligence sharing had been cancelled after the Mohamed judgment. It was to have been held at the U.S. Embassy in London.

Relations between the UK and U.S. nosedived last summer over the decision by the Scottish authorities to release the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al Megrahi back to Libya.

In 1982, 255 British and 649 Argentine soldiers died when Britain took military action to recover the islands after the Argentine invasion.

Last night, a Foreign Office spokesman denied there was a link between the U.S. position on the Falklands and the Mohamed case.

[link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2958
United States
02/25/2010 08:39 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Why should we?

a: There aren't any muslims involved.

and

b: It still wouldn't any of our fucking business if there were.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 868991
United States
02/25/2010 08:48 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Rumors from Downing st. persist about Britain reconsidering whether to support U.S. in a war with Iran.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 2958
United States
02/25/2010 08:51 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Rumors from Downing st. persist about Britain reconsidering whether to support U.S. in a war with Iran.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 868991


Good.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 806160
United Kingdom
02/25/2010 08:54 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Rumors from Downing st. persist about Britain reconsidering whether to support U.S. in a war with Iran.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 868991



yano that was my first thought.. pull out of iran, but somethign tells me the yanks are gonna try to pull a fast one n get out first..
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 897262
Australia
02/25/2010 08:55 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Rumors from Downing st. persist about Britain reconsidering whether to support U.S. in a war with Iran.



yano that was my first thought.. pull out of iran, but somethign tells me the yanks are gonna try to pull a fast one n get out first..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 806160


Iran has US and UK troops in it???
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 876768
Netherlands
02/25/2010 09:01 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Iran has US and UK troops in it???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 897262



Not yet
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 882597
Canada
02/25/2010 09:14 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
It would be wise for Britain to deal with this themselves, keep America's help for bigger problems.

If Argentina thinks they stand a chance...goodluck to them.
mothra
User ID: 894482
United States
02/25/2010 09:19 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
All they wanted was moral support which hopey is unable to provide because he is immoral.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 885154
United States
02/25/2010 09:19 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Would be wise for USA to stop mucking around in others affairs and fix their own country.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 781623
United States
02/25/2010 09:21 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Why do they need us to support them?

The Brits either have a legal right to extract that oil or they don't.

In my understanding, they have a legal right to drill because the Falklands are legally British. The Argentinians have no right to those islands just because they are close to Argentina. Those islands have always been under British rule.

If their oil wells are inside their waters proximate to the islands then they have a legal right to drill.

Why do they need us to support their legal rights? Legal rights don't have anything to do with U.S. opinions or support.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 882597
Canada
02/25/2010 09:22 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
All they wanted was moral support which hopey is unable to provide because he is immoral.
 Quoting: mothra 894482


This guy is a joke, vote this guy out America.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 900716
United States
02/25/2010 09:23 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Fuck Britian.....and the rest of western Europe for that matter. The US has helped them in more ways than one thru history.....and they've acted like spoiled brats. Fuck 'em.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 855814
United States
02/25/2010 09:24 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
nobody can comment a story like GLP. Nobody.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 391217
United States
02/25/2010 09:26 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Rumors from Downing st. persist about Britain reconsidering whether to support U.S. in a war with Iran.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 868991


You mean a British war against Iran don't you? Who do you believe is really calling the shots? The Falkland ruse means we are supposed to believe that Obama is standing up to the Zionists. There is more to it but I am not buying a schism. The world is poised for destruction.
PhantomLordNYC

User ID: 694552
United States
02/25/2010 09:26 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
I just hope Chavez gets involved. I'd love to see him get the bitch smack he's deserved for a while now.
fërú.

User ID: 900665
Mexico
02/25/2010 09:27 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
If they start a war ..this time Argentina will have all Latin America behind
  Enki was the real engineer of the human race. He was the Sumerian god of science, engineering, magic, strategy, music, and lovemaking
The Philosopher Stoned

User ID: 900723
United States
02/25/2010 09:28 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
It has also secured backing from 32 South American nations supporting its claim that Britain has occupied the islands illegally since 1833.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 876768


I'm high and all that but I'm pretty sure South America has nowhere near 32 nations.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 781623
United States
02/25/2010 09:30 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
I just hope Chavez gets involved. I'd love to see him get the bitch smack he's deserved for a while now.
 Quoting: PhantomLordNYC

You know I think Chavez is doing this to get pussy. He likes to play the bad guy.

Buying weapons from Russia. Saying a lot of bad ass things.

Saber rattling.

I don't think he has any real evil intent. Time magazine even listed him in their Top 100 influential people. He was also a career military officer. Not the kind of person to be evil. Military guys are fall in line types. He puts on a good show, but he is no Ahmednijad either. He plays a fanatic, and it works to his advantage, but I don't think he is a true fanatic.

He even fought against tyranny, in leading a coup against a gov't that killed between a few hundred and a couple thousand of his countrymen.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 519348
United States
02/25/2010 09:36 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
I just hope Chavez gets involved. I'd love to see him get the bitch smack he's deserved for a while now.
 Quoting: PhantomLordNYC



+1

Good idea.

Argentina invades the Malvinas, the UK takes on Argentina, and then Chavez attacks the US for quietly sending ammo and intel to the UK... and Chavez's plane is shot down over a jungle, which is then incinerated by a huge fireball - bodies are recovered, and dental exams reveal El Dictator Chavez has pulled a Che Guevara and has been roasty roasty.

Nice plan.

I like it.

Let's do this ....
fërú.

User ID: 900665
Mexico
02/25/2010 09:47 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
It has also secured backing from 32 South American nations supporting its claim that Britain has occupied the islands illegally since 1833.


I'm high and all that but I'm pretty sure South America has nowhere near 32 nations.
 Quoting: The Philosopher Stoned

I think they are 22 Nations
México
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Panamá
Cuba
República Dominicana
Puerto Rico
El Salvador
Venezuela
Colombia
Perú
Ecuador
Brasil
Bolivia
Paraguay
Chile
Argentina
Uruguay
Guyana Francesa
Guyana Portuguesa
  Enki was the real engineer of the human race. He was the Sumerian god of science, engineering, magic, strategy, music, and lovemaking
Munchaab

User ID: 876569
United Kingdom
02/25/2010 09:49 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
The last time Argentina 'flexed' its 'muscles' the UK did't even call it a WAR it was a CONFLICT!

The last time David Milliband spoke any sense was when he said "mommy my potty is full - and so are my ears!"

The last time the British Government made any advances in the global scale was when they refused the promise of a vote on the EU Treaty (sorry they re-named it a ham-burger).

The last time the UK needed the backing of the US was when Lehman Sachs went down (pesky RockerChilds and their petulant ways)!

The last time UK declared a 'Terror threat' was when Gordrone Braun shut down the Icelandic economy (oh yes those scary IcelandSavers!).

The last time the UK needed a 'think tank' was - ahh wait ?think? ?tank? - gold fish live in tanks? so do Russians? and politicians? ? ?

I'm not so sure the UK (Gov.t)really gives a toss about Obama's backing on this as it is well understood in the UK that HE is 'not natural born' and 'Skull and Cross Bones' - by Proxy?

I once heard Barracks say that he had visited (I think) 57 states just 1 more to go - except Alaska and Hawaii? So at least he is more 'clued up' than UK politicians - they can't even get their shopping bill to tally enough for them not to get lynched by the people!
skull bone
I want the use of ALL of my brain!
"I hate the idea of yesterday being a replay of tomorrow!"
.
Because UK revolution matters too...
The Love Police: [link to www.youtube.com]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 555241
United States
02/25/2010 09:50 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Downing street? Is that close to Scotland Yard? or Batley perhaps?
Munchaab

User ID: 876569
United Kingdom
02/25/2010 09:54 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Downing street? Is that close to Scotland Yard? or Batley perhaps?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 555241


Downing Street is usually considered to be close to ... the bone! satan
I want the use of ALL of my brain!
"I hate the idea of yesterday being a replay of tomorrow!"
.
Because UK revolution matters too...
The Love Police: [link to www.youtube.com]
Changyenho III

User ID: 555241
United States
02/25/2010 09:55 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Downing street? Is that close to Scotland Yard? or Batley perhaps?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 555241


That would be a lot like The USA asking the UK to help in a war with Scotland... This is our backyard.

There is potential for WWIII in this hemisphere also.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 870060
United States
02/25/2010 09:57 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Would be wise for USA to stop mucking around in others affairs and fix their own country.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 885154



AMEN BROTHER!!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 897262
Australia
02/25/2010 10:01 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Iran has US and UK troops in it???



Not yet
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 876768


So you're saying that neither US nor UK wants to attack Iran. Both are trying to pull out of attacking. Is that bad? If they don't want to attack Iran, why should they do it?
Munchaab

User ID: 876569
United Kingdom
02/25/2010 10:04 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Iran has US and UK troops in it???



Not yet


So you're saying that neither US nor UK wants to attack Iran. Both are trying to pull out of attacking. Is that bad? If they don't want to attack Iran, why should they do it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 897262


If UK Gov.t try to go to war in Iran - watch the polly-tics get strung up on BBC24! No more illegal wars will be the chant!
doom
I want the use of ALL of my brain!
"I hate the idea of yesterday being a replay of tomorrow!"
.
Because UK revolution matters too...
The Love Police: [link to www.youtube.com]
ChangyenhoIII
User ID: 555241
United States
02/25/2010 10:15 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Downing street? Is that close to Scotland Yard? or Batley perhaps?


That would be a lot like The USA asking the UK to help in a war with Scotland... This is our backyard.

There is potential for WWIII in this hemisphere also.
 Quoting: Changyenho III


But that didn't hold Reagan back did it?
mothra
User ID: 894482
United States
02/25/2010 10:17 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Would be wise for USA to stop mucking around in others affairs and fix their own country.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 885154

i don't expect the wise course of action to be taken.
Munchaab

User ID: 876569
United Kingdom
02/25/2010 10:21 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: BREAKING: U.S. FAILS TO BACK BRITAIN ON FALKLANDS OIL CLAIMS
Would be wise for USA to stop mucking around in others affairs and fix their own country.

i don't expect the wise course of action to be taken.
 Quoting: mothra 894482


lol Me neither!
I want the use of ALL of my brain!
"I hate the idea of yesterday being a replay of tomorrow!"
.
Because UK revolution matters too...
The Love Police: [link to www.youtube.com]

News