The UK government rarely criticizes the United States, but when our country is being run by complete idiots, you have to expect that even our friends will tell us about ourselves sometimes. And nothing our government has done recently has been as idiotic as this resolution against Israel in the U.N.
But see, even that wasn’t enough to turn Britain against the Obama administration. They backed the same resolution, so what can they say?
What they did not do, however, is go in front of cameras and rip into the Israeli government. When Secretary of State John Kerry did that on Thursday, calling Benjamin Netanyahu’s regime the “most right-wing in history,” he left U.K. officials appalled.
A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was not helpful for Kerry to make the speech.
“We do not believe that the way to negotiate peace is by focusing on only one issue, in this case the construction of settlements, when clearly the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is so deeply complex,” the spokesman said. “And we do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically-elected government of an ally.”
The spokesman echoed the remarks of Donald Trump, insisting that peace between Israel and the Palestinians can only be achieved through direct negotiations.
“The Government believes that negotiations will only succeed when they are conducted between the two parties, supported by the international community,” they said.
This is a government still being run by adults, apparently, unlike our own. The British government’s official position on Israel is identical to the Obama administration’s. Stronger, even. They actually voted for the resolution while the U.S. only abstained. And they maintained their condemnation for the settlements on Friday.
But since they aren’t trying to “get back” at Netanyahu, they are baffled by Kerry’s disgusting speech and the rest of this childishness. Obama’s feelings are hurt, his ego is bruised, and he wants to flex his muscles a little before Donald Trump boots him out of the White House. For that small pleasure, he’s willing to create a foreign policy tornado and endanger Israel’s security. That’s the kind of people we’re dealing with here.
Only another three weeks.
But damn, how much damage can they do in that time?