The B. Hussein Legacy of Betrayal

Apparently Israel was not the only recipient of a knife in the back from the outgoing [mal]Administration.

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.

By , Gordon Rayner and Christopher Hope, The Telegraph

Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal [to be] 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. The documents also show that:

• America spied on Foreign Office ministers by gathering gossip on their private lives and professional relationships.

With “friends” like B. Hussein, who needs enemies?

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  • Brett Buck

    Not that anyone cares at this point, however, this is also a security violation and *probably* a felony.

    • Retired military

      Actually I think the President can choose to declassify information. Not really sure on that though. Normally classifying agency is the ones that can declassify. But again Obama chooses to piss off allies for his unicorn fart version of reality.

      • Brett Buck

        I don’t think so, for FGI (foreign government information). The president probably *is* authorized to determine/declare the classification for information we own, but FGI is different. Of course, it’s all subject to prior agreements/treaties, if applicable.

        I think that the only question is what the original British government classification is. The degree to which we protect it depends on the how classified it was in the first place. One would presume that it was as high as it can be.

      • The President is the ultimate classification authority for purely domestic intelligence. Where other allied nations are involved less so. Nor will this agreement have any teeth if not ratified by the Senate, so the incoming president can and should ignore it.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Just so I understand – it’s an international incident if Russia hacks and releases DNC e-mails, but we can divulge the nuclear secrets of the Brits to Russia, despite the Brits refusing permission to do so. Got it.
    Two things come to mind:
    1) Nothing is as risky as being a US ally;
    2) Somewhere, Kim Philby is spinning in his grave, laughing hysterically.

    • Brett Buck

      As noted previously, “cognitive dissonance* doesn’t seem to be part of the liberal lexicon.

  • jim_m

    If that is the case he should be tried for treason

  • jim_m

    Let’s be fair, everyone spies on everyone. Allies spy on allies. It is the way the world works.

    However, allies spy on allies to make sure that they are staying allies and not to facilitate their betrayal to our enemies, which is precisely what obama is doing.

    • cathymv

      Obama is turning out to be even more petty and vicious than anyone could have anticipated!

      • I must beg to differ. He is merely living down to my expectations of him.

  • Sky__Captain

    Personally, I simply cannot wait for Bruce to chime in with accusations that Reagan and GWB did the same thing.
    (Please note this is said with extreme snark.)

    • jim_m

      Yes, but he will, or at least will find some other false equivalence to whine about.

      • Brett Buck

        I can hardly wait. “ISIS set some guys on fire yesterday, but on the other hand, some bakery refused to bake a gay wedding cake, so we are just as bad”

    • You are in for a very long wait.

      • Sky__Captain

        I realize that, hence the snark.

        And my thanks for the ignoramus-free zone.

      • Brett Buck

        He’s banned?

        • jim_m

          Just from Rodney’s threads

          • Ayup. He’ll eventually depart or earn the same treatment from the other authors.

  • Hank_M

    Couple of thoughts….

    First, when I saw the title, I thought this was going to be a few thousand page article.

    Second, so it wasn’t just the US and Israel Barry Soetoro betrayed while in office. The UK also. Why do I have a feeling this list is going to grow?

    • My time remains limited since I still work for a living (to include being called to deal with issues both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

  • Paul Hooson

    Outrageous. The British are our loyal allies and any compromise of their security classified information should be clearly out of bounds.

    • jim_m

      obama IS the nation. Whatever is in HIS interest is therefore in the national interest.

      The UK is not HIS ally. He can do whatever HE wants because what is good for HIM is necessarily good for the nation.

  • cathymv

    Obama is determined to go down as one of the worst presidents in history!

    • That:

      determined to go down as one of the worst presidents in history!

      appears to be the only thing he has worked for and achieved in his life.

  • The saving grace here is that unless the Senate has ratified this agreement (and as far as I can tell, it has not even been submitted to them), it carries no weight beyond the current malAdministration and can, and should be, ignored by the incoming Administration.