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A Comment on US UK "Special Relationship" Is it time to end it.

For years I've been a passionate admirer of the U.S. But recent events force me to ask: is it time to ditch our strongest ally?

Ever since World War I, there has been one solid plank of British foreign policy - the special relationship with the U.S. Two basic calculations lay behind this decision to stick with America through thick and thin.

The first was that we believed it stood for everything that was decent and true: freedom under law, democracy, human rights, freedom of expression.

There was also a more cynical consideration. Successive prime ministers have maintained that our selfish national interest benefited from standing blindly behind the U.S.

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Is it now time to end our unspecial relationship with America and its president Barack Obama?

The belief has been that this country's security will benefit from defence and intelligence co-oper
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Added: Mar-11-2010 Occurred On: Mar-11-2010
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  • A little pompus and Naive me thinks, but nontheless true. Hey GLOBALIZATION is a tough dirty business for the neocon,liberal elites.

    And the "division" continues from the great uniter...ugggh

    Black is white, Right is Wrong, Evil is Good. Time to re-read Orwell's 1984 folks.

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    • Globalization is essential to free trade. Capitalism is the future of the human race, don't like it? Go live in DPRK, IRI, or some random 3rd world country.

      That being said, it doesn't have to resort to a master slave scenario. Just because the current system is exploited by a few doesn't mean the system itself is bad.

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  • United we stand....devided we fall.

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    • Both of our countrys are suffering casualties but with the partisan bickering going on it seems almost like devided we stand...united we fall.

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  • i still like and respect the american people, just not the goverment

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    • As I do the peoples of Britain!!!!

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    • I feel the same way about our government in the states.

      The UK is in a similar situation as well.. mass-immigration, deficits, the end of privacy (cameras everywhere), and your close proximity and ties to the UN.

      The American people need to stand up for our freedoms and against our two ruling parties. I hope the UK does the same by voting for the peoples interests, by voting for the BNP and UKIP =]

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  • Our progressive president prefers the company of dictators and thugs. He can relate with those people. Besides, the UK is way to full of icky white people for him. He has "new" friends to help him bring his dream of Marxism to the US.

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    • I think your Obamah.Has not forgiven us for what we did to one of his distant relatives.Who I believe was a Mau Mau Terrorist in Kenya.
      Women and baby killers,cutting the tendons of cattle and leaving them.Taking drugs so the thought they were invincible.
      They were not.

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    • Could you provide some evidence that Obama has ever had anything to do with this man?

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    • The story goes that the Brits flogged obama's paternal grandfather... who was allegedly involved with the Mau Mau terrorists. It is difficult to believe that this fact (?) would influence obama to such an extent as to corrode relations with the strongest strategic and economic partner of the U.S. I believe he has led a cloistered life and is simply not worldly nor prepared to listen to advice from his handlers.

      Britain became a part of the European Union (as distinct from being an autonomous na More..

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  • I think the Brits should do what they think is best. I dont want them to have to follow us blindly into every conflict we have. The same applies to us, we help others out even when its not in our best interest and it cost us dearly.

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  • I think it is time you ditch hussein obama the destroyer of capitalism...

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  • you must be a muslim living in the uk, if not..brake ties with us. when things go bad enough for you, don't come crying for us to fight your damn battles for you, like you always do. if you don't like the way they are treated at gitmo, welcome them in the uk, they have taken over your country any damn way

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  • Ive never liked the yanks anyway. Fcuk em.

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  • As far as the Anglo American alliance; we are a common race and share common values. Allies are important, in times of war and in times of peace. Just because Obama is too dumb to understand that, don't let yourself get clouded.

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  • I see 2 things that make us (as 2 countries) stand together.

    UNITED in both names.

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  • Your britain facilitated ( at best neglected ) the Starvation of many Irish people - - - while your ( subjects ) ! ! ! Dieing slowly before your eyes - - - your people ( british ) - - - Stole their Land -Property - Liberty - Freedom - - - AND THEIR LIVES ! ! ! And now your gov't is doing the same thing to you and your countrymen ! ! ! Then I read this - - - Steaming Pile of Arrogant Ignorance ! ! ! Your country doesn't deserve our allegence - although we give it ! ! ! If you no longer want More..

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    • shut up you fuking prick, our soldiers are dying in Afghanistan for your country and its people, we were not attacked but we acted because we have a bond with America and value what it stands for. By the way the UK white population is around 90% to 94% so there will be no sharia law, ever.

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    • Free Ireland!

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    • Here in the Colonies - - - We have many Rights - - - one of which is the First Ammendment - - - Freedom of Speech - - - It is a Bitch isnt it ! ! ! People are dying from countries all over the World ( Respect to the Britsh Military ) - - - Fighing against IslamFascism Terrorists - - - Not just your people from your little island ! ! ! Such a narrow view of the world around you ! ! !

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    • Not retarded - - - PISSED OFF ! ! ! Maybe restraint was in order ! ! ! I am a work in progress ! ! !

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