Sunday, March 31, 2013

The State Department’s Falklands press briefing was a diplomatic disaster for the US – Telegraph Blogs

I wrote a piece yesterday on the Obama administration’s appalling response to the Falkland Islands referendum, which emphatically demonstrated that more than 99 percent of the Islands’ inhabitants wish to remain as a British Overseas Territory. The State Department has since released a video and transcript of the press briefing given by spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. The video is worth watching in full, as the Associated Press’s State Department correspondent Matthew Lee and another journalist question Nuland as to why the Obama administration will not recognise the Falkland Islanders’ right to self-determination, and why Washington refuses to stand with Great Britain, America’s closest friend and ally.


The video at the link is awesome. --ts

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