There are ominous parallels in how U.S. President Barack Obama deliberately humiliated Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ... and how the American leader has kept Prime Minister Stephen Harper waiting at the altar for several years by withholding approval of the XL Keystone pipeline.Talk about guests from Hell! Let's face it, the man is a complete a**h*le, and a dangerous one at that. Two more years is a long time to have a rogue American president on the loose.
... Obama has cavalierly threatened close ties with two of the few countries the U.S. has always counted on when the world has gone berserk.
... Obama ignored the advice of his own embassy in Canberra that such a commentary would badly damage relations. Moreover, Obama failed to mention to Abbott his desire to deliver a speech in Australia during several long conversations that the two men had at the APEC leaders’ summit two weeks ago in Beijing.
... Ignoring diplomatic protocol when visiting a friendly country, the White House refused to give its hosts a copy of the president’s speech or even a summary of what was in it.
... What Obama did at the University of Queensland was intervene in this country’s often intense internal debate about climate change.
... the Abbott government was left fuming about their visitor’s insults.
... Obama’s comments in Brisbane made a total nonsense of the White House’s stated intention ...
... the preaching and disloyalty ... is immensely unhelpful at a time when China and India are ascendant, the Russian bear is marauding through Ukraine and threatening Georgia, Moldova, the Baltic states and Poland, and the Middle East is becoming an increasingly unpredictable cauldron of dysfunctional states.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Obama - the guest from Hell