Great Britain (again)

Washington refused to endorse British claims to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands yesterday as the diplomatic row over oil drilling in the South Atlantic intensified in London, Buenos Aires and at the UN.

Despite Britain’s close alliance with the US, the Obama Administration is determined not to be drawn into the issue. It has also declined to back Britain’s claim that oil exploration near the islands is sanctioned by international law, saying that the dispute is strictly a bilateral issue.

Israel (again)

Scott, at Powerline has link-filled reaction to US criticsm of Israe.


The Chinese newspaper People’s Daily online edition  reports:

Colombia rejected an annual human rights report of the U.S. State Department, saying criticisms against the South American country were based on false information.

The U.S. human rights report, which said there remain significant human rights abuses in Colombia, is based on false information and is manipulated, said Vice President Francisco Santos on Saturday.

The report is hypocritical and exposes the U.S. double standards on the human rights, said Santos in a meeting with President Alvaro Uribe.

No reaction from the New York Times that I could Google.

Of course, if you are a sworn enemy of the United States, you can expect the United States to indulge your every whim. North Korea, Syria, Iran, Cuba, Venezuala, and the PLO Palestinian Authority spring to mind.