I Give The Queen An iPod Filled With My Speeches

And I give the Russians an iPad filled with data on every Trident missile we sold to Britain

Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week.

…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.

Although the treaty was not supposed to have any impact on Britain, the leaked cables show that Russia used the talks to demand more information about the UK’s Trident missiles, which are manufactured and maintained in the US.

Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain.

This is “smart diplomacy” in action: Acceding to your rival’s every demand while at the same time betraying your closest ally.

15 Responses to “I Give The Queen An iPod Filled With My Speeches”

  1. JeffS says:

    No wonder Britain is pi$$y with America; the Federal government has been stabbing them in the back.

    Multiple times.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    “This is “smart diplomacy” in action: Acceding to your rival’s every demand while at the same time betraying your closest ally…”

    …and getting in return a sheet of paper that isn’t worth two sheets of asswipe from a Cadillac MRE.

  3. Jim - PRS says:

    I am lost for words. This sickens me. He truly is “fundamentally transforming” this country into something I never thought I would see.

  4. Skyler says:

    When one swears an oath to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, how are we supposed to understand who the domestic enemies are?

  5. Skyler says:

    I’m sorry, I meant to say defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.

  6. I wouldn’t be surprised if UK and Russia slip into a “Cold War”.

  7. Yojimbo says:

    Britain and the US may be close allies but they are no friend of Obama, he hates Britain.

    I wonder what part of our candy store was given away in side deals? Remember, his people are at the head of most national security agencies. Information could be transferred easily. The Russians played this guy like a fiddle, even Putin may be feeling sorry for us. This guy just can’t wait to disarm us and bring us into ,or below parity, with the Russians and Chinese.

    Republicans voting for this:
    Lugar, Alexander, Bennett, Brown, Cochran, Collins, Corker, Isakson, Murkowski, Snowe, Voinovich, Johanns and Gregg.

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  9. spot says:

    Obama’s treatment of the UK has worrying implications for the rest of us in the Anglosphere as well.

    The chill started when one of his first moves as POTUS was to return the bust of Winston Churchill.

    Apparently Obama still holds a decidedly tribal grudge against Churchill for having suppressed the Mau Mau revolution in Kenya, supporters of which included one Hussein Onyango Obama, the President’s grandfather.

    Obama doesn’t understand that his tribal enemies from his Kenyan heritage are not necessarily America’s enemies.

    In short, he’s a scary dude. All of America’s traditional allies in the Anglosphere are a little confused as to his priorities.

  10. spot says:

    I’ve also been seeing and hearing more & more comments in Australia along the lines of “One would now have to conclude that all treaties that the US are part of, including ANZUS [The Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty], are negotiable when it suits them”.

    So like I say, it’s not just the UK feeling a little nervous & confused about America’s priorities and allegiances these days.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    spot, that’s some of the saddest and scariest info I’ve heard in a long time.

  12. Michael Lonie says:


    Frankly I doubt Obama has any real feeling for his Kenyan roots. He’s never given any help to his Kenyan relatives, even after he became rich. His father deserted him and his mother at a very early age, so he can hardly have had any feelings for him. The only reason he emphasizes his father is because being black gives him cachet in American politics. Obama’s animosity to Britain is based on Britain being an ally of the USA and on a Third-worldism ideology that has become so fashionable, indeed de rigeur, on the left over the last forty years. The latter is one of the reasons the left turned against Israel and the Jews, too. Obama is hostile to the US for its role in the world, so he is also hostile to the allies of the US. He thinks of America’s enemies as his friends (like Castro and Chavez).

  13. Skyler says:

    I’m not sure why black Americans support him for racial reasons.

    He’s half caucasian, and his black blood comes from those who were closer to the ones selling fellow blacks into slavery than being the ones sold into slavery.

  14. spot says:

    ML: Obama’s antipathy towards Churchill being based on Churchill’s policies in Kenya is what the British press was running with at the time**, so no matter the case it’s what many will believe. It’s hard to see why, otherwise, one of his first acts as POTUS would be to “return to sender” a very valuable bust of a leader most other Americans feel great respect for.

    I’ll accept that the Brits may well have been reading it wrong – maybe they’re trying to find some rational explanation for Obama’s extraordinary snubs, for his trashing of the Special Relationship, where no rational explanation exists.

    Whatever the case, he is leaving a lot of America’s traditional allies in the Anglosphere wondering where they stand.

    ** eg

  15. spot says:

    The Telegraph’s Barack Obama’s top 10 insults against Britain from March last year is surely due for an update, too.

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