February 5, 2011

So This Is How We Treat Our Friends?

Just when you thought it was safe to take the clamps off your head so it wouldn't explode.

The perfidy of this Administration simply takes your breath away. I am at a loss for words. How can any nation ever trust us again?

WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

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.

Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.

The fact that the Americans used British nuclear secrets as a bargaining chip also sheds new light on the so-called “special relationship”, which is shown often to be a one-sided affair by US diplomatic communications obtained by the WikiLeaks website.

Details of the behind-the-scenes talks are contained in more than 1,400 US embassy cables published to date by the Telegraph, including almost 800 sent from the London Embassy, which are published online today.

[...] 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.

Professor Malcolm Chalmers said: “This appears to be significant because while the UK has announced how many missiles it possesses, there has been no way for the Russians to verify this. Over time, the unique identifiers will provide them with another data point to gauge the size of the British arsenal.”

Duncan Lennox, editor of Jane’s Strategic Weapons Systems, said: “They want to find out whether Britain has more missiles than we say we have, and having the unique identifiers might help them.”

More here.

Excuse me, I've got to go wrap duct tape around the clamps.


LL said...

If he was simply part of the US Government, they'd convict him of treason and lock him away for forty years. Since he was elected, it's considered a "foreign policy decision".

The saddest part of this is that it's simply another in a very long list of daily outrages. Every time you think he's topped himself, he sets out again.

I'd like to think that Congress could impeach him for this but I doubt that it would stick.

Turning the Clock Back said...

yup, the insanity of politics is enough to drive you crazy! We need to run our country like a business and treat other countries with respect.

Hope Britain doesn't have to many of our secrets to hand out!

Opus #6 said...

I feared this. When Obama loses legislative power, he still has executive power and he can continue to wreak damage on America and her allies.

Anonymous said...

Britons have been dismayed/irked/enraged about our country being treated like a piece of dog crap scraped off the boot of the US government for some time. I wish Wikileaks had been around long ago. I am fuming, absolutely fuming. Special relationship? What BS!

sig94 said...

LL -the man's arrogance is astounding. I pray he doesn't last until 2012.

sig94 said...

Turning - I think the Brits have more class than to release military secrets. Perhaps they'll start impressing our merchant sailors again ala 1812?

sig94 said...

Opus - this man may yet be the unintended savior of America. Once we get rid of him and his it may be generations before the liberals return to power. We can only hope and continue to fight.

sig94 said...

Cambridge Lady - We are just as demayed as you.

On behalf of the United States, please accept our sincere and humble apologies for this miserable cretin.

Anonymous said...

Apology accepted Sig ..... though none is needed. No ordinary citizen should have to apologise for the actions of their government. It's at times like this we realise how little influence we ultimately have over the people we elect to represent us.

sig94 said...

Dear Lady - that's why the Framers of our National Rights gave us the 2nd Amendment.

Rhod said...

I'll hold judgement until I hear what the British left has to say. Mu guess is, they'll have an opportunity to exercise their Yankaphobia, but they won't give a damn about their compromised security.

sig94 said...

Rhod - I dunno. This is a deliberate, calculated slap in the face. You'd have to be an frothing Muslim not to get ticked at this.

"Frothing Muslim" - sounds like a nasty cocktail made with Kuhlua, steamed goat milk, ginger ale and garnished with a chickpea.

Subvet said...

Is it possible we'll be able to recover from damage done by this fool and his supporters?

There isn't only this betrayal of an ally, there's the kowtowing to every tinpot dictator he encounters, his refusal to back the Iranian protestors in 09, his continued buttkissing of every Islamic ass he sees (yeah, GW Bush did it too, but not like this guy), his betrayal of the Poles & Czechs, the list just goes on and I'm not even hitting the harm done by his fiscal policies.

Carter was a trainwreck, this guy is beyond description.

Rhod said...

We'll have to disagree on a minor point, Sig. Agreed, it was just more Obama treachery, but I doubt the Brit left is exercised about it as a military matter, or any other interest group that thrives on social spending. Cambridge Lady's point was less about this incident than a hinted string of incidents going well beyond Obama.

The UK Military is small but first rate, but still they're shrinking their navy and demilitarizing in the European way.

I don't see Britain as a nation serious about defending itself from foreign or domestic opponents, and the awareness of this attitude made Obama's betrayal conceivable. Strong horse, weak horse. The world is very just in the end.

sig94 said...

Subvet - can we recover? We did after the Carter abortion - oops - administration and the raging inflation of the late seventies and eighties. Can we come back after Obongo? Hard to say but I'll take "Probably" for $400 Alex.

Anonymous said...

Obama keeps chipping away at our economy and undermining our traditional allies. Our liberties and freedoms offend him. Fifty years ago he would have been hanged.

McGonagall said...

The UK nuclear deterrent is in fact an extension of the US deterrent. It isn't there to protect the UK but, rather, as another arm of US projection of force. The UK is obliged to take these weapons but refused the ability to fire them unilaterally - these weapons may only be used with/upon US permission/orders.

Both the left and the right in UK politics endorse and promote the maintenance of the UK "independent" nuclear deterrent. Unfortunately for them this will, no doubt, take the wind out of their sails by demonstrating, as it does, the emptiness of their rhetoric.

What's the point of these weapons in the NWO global economic system anyway? States that want to take over another simply buy them out - much like China has done with the US.

The_Kid said...

McGonagall, Yes, I read recently China will be getting involved in the US banking system in a big way soon. Among other things like working closely with Boeing on aircraft technology.

Sig, The more intelligent a man is the less arrogant he is. The more you know, the more you realize you may not know. Which is why you hear this phrase so often - his ignorance is only exceeded by his arrogance.

I say obama is a teleprompter reading imbecile.

The_Kid said...

Well whaddya know, I just saw hits at Pierro's Happy Place.

The fool doth think he is wise,
but the wise man knows himself
to be a fool.
~William Shakespeare, As You Like It

banned said...

What a tosser of a President you have. Giving away other peoples secrets because he has nothing worthwhile to say about himself, it's known as 'gossip'.
Happily we realise that Obama is a failing aberation and not a true reflection of the USA.

In any event it is not really important since the Russians probably know as much about our nuclear capabilities as they need and are not the real enemy anyway.

What the deal has done is caused potential harm to the "special relationship" by 'revealing' that our use of those missiles is conditional upon American Permission, not that that was ever a secret.

Andy said...

ThisPretender to the Oval Office has in the two years of his presidency, used his oath of office as so much bum wipe. I account his election to office to be a result of one of two things: either the American electorate was given over to a Strong Delusion of Biblical proportions, or it was a result of massive electoral fraud.
As a proud American Patriot and Christian Libertarian, I offer my heartfelt apologies to our brothers across the pond for the endless insults at the hands of Mr. Sowerto.

sig94 said...

Kid - no argument there.

sig94 said...

Nickie - fifty years ago he would have been torn to pieces before they could get his chain-smoking, wookie-poking ass to the gallows.

sig94 said...

banned - ok, I looked up tosser.
No argument there either.

kid said...

sig94 said...
Dear Lady - that's why the Framers of our National Rights gave us the 2nd Amendment.



Sorry the Second Amendment wasn't to get rid of black Presidents. It wasn't to get rid of a racist white President like Reagan. It even wasn't to get rid of a Fascist like Dubya, it was to protect the US from foreign armies since we didn't have a proper army at the time. Since some of you like reading the constitution maybve you should read the part that makes black people 3/5th of a human being.

kid said...

Nickie Goomba said...
Obama keeps chipping away at our economy and undermining our traditional allies. Our liberties and freedoms offend him. Fifty years ago he would have been hanged

You yearn for the good old days , hun Nicky. Where men were men, women were women and blacks like Emmitt Till were hanged.


No wonder Reagan started his campaign in Philladelphia, Mississippi and spoke of States right while the bodies of the three Civil Rights workers lay in the ground. Did you know ole Ronnie called Jefferson Davis a traitor, a hero of his.

sig94 said...

*Yawn* another foppish pseudo constitutional hippie retread scholar drives by and drops an ass nugget hoping to shock us out of our fifty year old revery.

Read the rest of the supporting documentation to the Constitution, dummy, where some of the finest minds of the 18th century developed the intellectual foundation for this incredible document. I know it will be a waste of time for someone of your obvious limitations, but try it anyway. Til then, hie thy bong sucking ass over to Kos where you will be treated as a conquering hero by the rest of the troglodytes.

banned said...

@Sig94, I looked up "tosser" too and ''a stupid or unpleasant person' while fitting the bill, is not what it means. Politesse springs to mind.

They Say/We Say said...

Everybody that counts know that the 3/5 of a person meant for redistricting and political representation. How the mindless over look the hard work of research.
The second amendment is explained in the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson said that from time to time the oppressing government has to be thrown off, and a new one implemented in it's place.
This is the education that has captured our young. Or, the Lodge propaganda fed to the neophyte inductees.

The_Kid said...

They Say, do you know your website requires people to be invited to access/read it ?

As far as ole Numba 2, just go to the government websites of England or Australia to find that gun and other violent crime has escalated since they banned guns.

The details of which you can find here -

T. F. Stern said...

Disgusting; but Obama gave the Brits another Ipod filled with his personal favorites to make up for destroying their defenses.

Rhod said...

Sig, hippy?

Have you been to kid's pitiful, racist, Foxaphobic blog?

MENSA isn't calling him.

Teresa said...

Impeach the freaking moron! Sew the his lips shut! Use electroshock to deprogram his Commie anti-American enemy-appeasing ways and reprogram him to think properly and be a president who loves America and freedom.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Impeach the treasonous cur.

sig94 said...

Teresa - it will take generations to deprogram the masses. As an emergency doctor at NYC's Bellevue hospital once said (paraphrase), the drug addiction problem will end when all the drug addicts are dead.

sig94 said...

Odie - a slap in the face to every cur that ever lived. Mail your apology and substantial check or money order to me.