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Our “friends” Britain and Russia

Posted: June 22, 2010 3:52 p.m.
Updated: June 23, 2010 4:55 a.m.

We, the great U.S., are a provider of relief and support to any country in need because of any natural disaster (floods, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.) that they may have suffered. That has recently come back to bite us in the rear end.

As we drag through this BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we have apparently asked a couple of countries for assistance with helping us clean up the oil that BP has failed to clean up.

I am referring to an article I recently read regarding Britain (our closest ally) and the ever-loving and helpful Russian government and its offers to help us.

According to this article, Britain said it would sell chemical dispersants and containment booms for use in cleaning up the spill.

Russia, which received $70.5 million in U.S. aid last year and $78 million in 2008, said it would send booms, oil containers and ships if the U.S. paid for them.

With friends like these, we really don’t need any more enemies, do we? Those that we have helped in the past were never blackmailed into putting any up-front money for our help during their time of need. But our closest allies have turned on us and stuck us in the back when we really needed them.

It is time to re-evaluate who our friends really are. Any help to them in the future? I don’t think so. If asked by any of the taxpayers who read this article, I am sure the president would have a beautiful spin in response to our questions.

It appears that our British and Russian allies have turned out to be blackmailing zeros.

I just wonder what our political representatives will have to say about this.

What does Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, have to say?


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