Obama, the United States self-interest, the EU and the UK

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Obama’s ill-judged intervention in the UK referendum will surely backfire. His comments were made reflecting the interests of the USA and a wilful misrepresentation or misunderstanding of the undemocratic EU political project. At one point he made a comment saying that the USA wanted a EU led by a strong UK – this demonstrates no understanding of the reality. We will have no control of the future of the EU which will be dominated by the Eurozone countries unless we leave and the EU is forced to abandon the current undemocratic unelected, backroom dealings of nation states many of which are corrupt, feckless, misogynistic, homophobic, and fascist leaning (in no particular order we are in an undemocratic club which includes Greece, Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Portugal, Slovenia, Latvia, Croatia, Lithuania, Estonia etc – each one of which has an equal vote to the UK when it comes to treaty agreements). It is clearly arrant nonsense to think that the UK will play any serious ‘strong’ role in the future development of the EU. This comment alone demonstrates the self interest of the USA and the lack of caring or understanding about anything other than their own perceived self interest. Everybody should remember that the USA is the country which, thinking it was in their national interest, led the disastrous invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan killing many hundreds of thousands of innocent people in the process and which led to the chaos that now prevails in those areas. Going further back to those with any memory we could point to Vietnam as another US ‘well-judged’ intervention in other countries affairs – supposedly because it was in the national interest of the USA so to do.

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