The latest revelation from Wikileaks is the most damaging so far to the Anglo-American Special Relationship. The disclosure in The Telegraph today that the Obama Administration “secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty” points to an astonishing betrayal of America’s closest friend and ally, that may have significant implications for the relationship between David Cameron and Barack Obama.
According to The Telegraph report:
Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal 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. A series of classified messages sent to Washington by US negotiators show how information on Britain’s nuclear capability was crucial to securing Russia’s support for the “New START” deal.Although the treaty was not supposed to have any impact on Britain, the leaked cables show that Russia used the talks to demand more information about the UK’s Trident missiles, which are manufactured and maintained in the US.
We need America's permission to fire the things and we can't do so, without that permission. So what's this 'independent' nuclear deterrent shite? Why are we spending £Billions on a system that we can't fire and now is going to be known, all about by the Russians? Can we not share them with France? We seem to share everything else! We should withdraw from this 'global power' nonsense and concentrate our efforts defending our shores against illegal immigration, forced on us by the EU. Then we would be able to hold our heads high again in the world and not be seen as a second rate 'Superpower'.
ANOTHER STEP NEARER GLOBALISATION!