Tossing Britain Under the Bus
By Arnold Ahlert
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | On Friday February 4th, British newspaper The Telegraph published what is arguably one of the most damning indictments of the Obama administration — or any American administration — in modern history. According to a Wikileaks document release obtained by the paper, a “series of classified messages sent to Washington by US negotiators show how information on Britain’s nuclear capability was crucial to securing Russia’s support for the ‘New START’ deal.” In a word, that’s outrageous. What’s just as outrageous? As I write this column 24 hours later, not a single, major American media organization has reported the story.
This then is the state of America: we are being held in the abominable grip of an administration which no longer even makes even a cursory attempt to hide its New World Order, Marxist ambitions. It is one for which the “special relationship” this country has maintained with our British cousins for the better part of two centuries, through two devastating World Wars, right up to their commitment as our staunchest ally in the war against global jihdism, can now be tossed under the bus.
This betrayal is apparently an integral part of the so-called “reset button” by which this administration pursues a fantasy whose ostensible destination, a “nuclear-free” world, is nothing more than a facade. The real destination? The abdication of U.S. supremacy in world where very passing day reveals the utter stupidity of progressive determination to make this country “one of the bunch,” instead of the leader of the free world.
In an administration full of misguided apologies for our historical shortcomings, this may be the most despicable apology of all.
And just as despicable is an American mainstream media, whose role as government watchdog has become little more than a dim memory. What we have instead are legions of unquestioning cheerleaders for the progressive cause. People who can impugn a center-right nation without the slightest hesitation — or evidence — such as they did when Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot, even as they remain willfully blind to the “more than 1,400 US embassy cables published to date by the Telegraph, including almost 800 sent from the London Embassy” as that newspaper reported it.
Let me do their job for them. Aside from the assemblage of administration thugs willing to sell our most reliable ally down the river, who knew what, and when did they know it? How many Senate Democrats were aware, as the Telegraph explained, that “the US agreed to hand over (to Russia) the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain?” How many Republicans? The second question is far more important. The Democrats are a party seamlessly allied to progressive causes, no matter how detrimental they are to America’s well-being. The Republicans, on the other hand, are supposed to be the antidote to that alliance, an antidote for which the American electorate unambiguously expressed its preference last November.
If Democrat Senators were privy to this information and decided to approve the START treaty regardless, such behavior is tragic, but predictable. If Republicans were aware, and still provided the necessary votes to put this treaty over the top, that is a stain on their collective souls. It is a stain so egregious that those Americans who still believe this nation is exceptional should seriously consider the formation of a third political party.
But it doesn’t stop there. Any Senator who would “go along to get along” with this odious combination of Russian appeasement and British betrayal needs to be outed for public condemnation. In a better world such behavior — which might be construed as treasonous were it not for the fact that betraying an ally does not qualify as a proper definition of the word — would be the leading story of every reputable news organization in the country.
That they are missing in action speaks volumes.
And now it is too late. On Saturday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton exchanged the ratification papers with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Mrs. Clinton referred to it as a “milestone in our strategic partnership.” You know what else is a “milestone?” The Obama administration’s betrayal of Great Britain in order to get the deal done. The same Obama administration more than willing to “meddle” in Egypt in order to provide the virulent Muslim Brotherhood with its best opportunity to turn that country into an Islamic state, even as it turned its back on pro-American Iranian freedom-fighters when they were fighting and dying to rid that country of the same disease. The same Obama administration willing to turn America into a second-rate power in order to be “fair.” Between now and 2012, Americans need to do some serious soul-searching, as do the dwindling number of the media news reporters who still maintain an ounce of integrity. If Senators on either side of the aisle have knowingly sold out Britain to “reset” our relationship with Russia — the same Russia which steadfastly maintains business relationships with Iran — Americans need to know about it. Americans themselves have to decide how high a price they are willing to pay for a “peace” as illusory as the one which immediately preceded WWll, the last paean to progressive folly. The one in which the theory of “peace in our time” gave way to the reality of 60 million deaths. The Obama administration has once again revealed its contempt for American exceptionalism and those allies who recognize how critical maintaining it is. Who in the Senate knowingly went along? And if they didn’t, who among them are willing to demand a re-vote on the START treaty? Who will give this story the coverage it deserves? Who is willing to demand that the “special relationship” be restored? Who in the media and/or the government is still willing to stand and up be counted? Shame on those who would betray our allies — and shame on those who would avert their gaze while it happens.
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