Does The Special Relationship Between the UK & USA Exist?

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    A poll in the Guardian Newspaper Web site questions the "Special Relationship" between the UK & the US

    Sure, the US and UK share a common language, history and culture. But as Gordon Brown proudly tours Washington, most Americans are offering up a collective yawn. The President could not sqeeze in a press conference but found time to meet the Boy Scouts of America.

    Is the alliance just your standard marriage of convenience, or is the trans-Atlantic bond truly special?

    The results from the british pollsters thus far:

    Yes. Ever since that whole war of 1812 thing, the US and UK have been the best friends – and always will be scores 28.6%

    No. Britain is just like any other regional ally – the Japan of Europe 71.4%

    Is it time to go our separate ways?:scared1:
     
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    I guess we'll only be friends with China, Russia and Iran now.

    Bye bye, England. It was fun......but Obamites are committed to "improving" our relationships abroad. So adios!
     
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    The Brits had a choice. France or the US. The "special relationship" or the entente cordiale. For the Brits it's a case of least disliked :lol:

    I think the "special relationship" is over. It was finally broken by Tony Blair. It had been in a state of disuetude for some time, it was a bit like a failed marriage where the spouses are living separate lives under the same roof, polite indifference. Blair presumed to be able to influence Bush over foreign policy. Bush wouldn't have any of it. That was when the divorce lawyers were called in.

    So I think it's over.
     
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    You are so full of it.
     
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    Seems to be the new administration's feelings from all signs.
     
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    Are you kidding?

    The USA and England are the love that dare not speak its name.

    Did you see Bush II when Queen Elizabeth visited? He was on his very best behavior.

    Time to end that relationship?

    No, the Brits' masters and our masters are long time great allies.

    Plus, we have MIT and Caltech pumping out scientists to make superweapons, and they have Cambridge and Oxford churning out diplomats, geopolitical thinkers and spys who can actually speak Farsi.

    Besides, our central banks are joined at the hip, and have been since 1913, when the Bank of England became one of our FEDs major investors.

    The Anglos and Americans are really two distinctly different currencies dominated and controlled by essantially same ruling banking class.

    And while blood is thicker than water, gold is thicker than blood.
     
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    Ok, now it really is time to put the pipe down.
     
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    This crap was created during the First world War, when Wilson conned the USA into bailing out the English and french who could not defeat the Germans.

    I feel no afinity to the UK, and view them as the founders did, as a government that never has our best interests at heart.
     
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    There's no time for sentimentality or appeals to history now, any affiliations or alliances have to be hammered out on the basis of mutual interest. Heck the Brits dumped the Commonwealth countries as quick as a flash when they entered the EU (European Common Market as it as then).
     
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    More revisionism. Or is that what you're taught at school. True, there was a deadlock on the western front. Pershing (who is to be admired) thought his fresh troops could break it, but he wasn't completely correct. But no doubt American troops helped the alied effort. Oh, don't forget the Canadians, they won Vimy Ridge. And don't forget the other Empire forces such as the Australians, New Zealanders and others.

    You probably need to revise why Wilson asked the US to go to war with Germany Germany presented a naked threat to US interests in the US sphere of influence.

    But Sgt York was a fine film.
     

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