Falkland Islands: Obama administration once again refuses to support the will of the people

We saw it in Iran during the Green Revolution. It was painfully evident in Libya and now Syria. We saw it Honduras and have seen it in Cuba since the very first day of the administration. Time and time again, the Obama administration refuses to stand up and support the will of peoples throughout the world to determine their own fate and governance. Now we are seeing the Obama administration turn its back on the people of the Falkland Islands and sit silently and idly by as the socialist and corrupt Kirchner regime in Argentina maneuvers to illegally impose its will on them.

Nile Gardiner in The Telegraph:

Obama administration refuses to say it will recognise results of Falklands referendum
British soldiers liberate the Falklands in 1982

Just ahead of the 30th anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands, the Obama presidency is still appeasing Argentina. An extraordinary exchange took place yesterday between State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland and Associated Press correspondent Matthew Lee at a press conference held in Washington. Lee (and another journalist) pressed Nuland repeatedly on whether or not the Obama administration would respect the results of the forthcoming Falklands referendum. Nuland consistently reiterated the US position of “neutrality,” at no point acknowledging the right of self-determination of the Falkland Islanders. Nuland ended the briefing saying she would be “delighted to take the question” on the Falklands, but offered no further comment on it.

It is a sad day when the present leadership of the greatest democracy in the world cannot bring itself to respect the right of 3,000 Falkland Islanders to decide their own destiny.

Video and briefing transcript available HERE.