Is the UK lap dog of America, the US?
Portrait of a Lady with a Lap Dog
The UK followed The US blindly in recent past
I apologize the British (UK) to choose a bad phrase lap dog in the title before starting the hub. However, this is not my word. The word is given in the ‘Request'. English is my second language and I can not find any synonym to these words, thus continuing with the same.
However, this is the fact. There are several reasons to say so. The formerly Mega power, the British, are crawling behind America, the US.
It is clearly visible since the gulf war '91. Saddam Hussein, the then President of Iraq committed a blunder attacking Kuwait. A joint force of 29 countries attacked Iraq in the leadership of the US to teach Iraq a lesson. UK joined hands with the US and other nations in that war.
Since then the UK is behaving like a pet of America. In every international forum. it is with the US. The United Kingdom supports America in all matters right or wrong. It seems that UK has no independent foreign policy and have accepted America, the US as their boss. The UK do not hesitate to do anything to impress their boss.
Is it not following the US blindly?
Britain, European Union, and America
When Europe started uniting, it was a threat to the political supremacy of the US. The EU (European Union) become united instead of rigorous efforts of the UK against the unification. The UK has not joined the EU so far. Only a few countries are with the UK in Europe. Everyone else has joined the EU.
This is another proof of the UK following the US blindly.
The gulf war of 1991 had some legitimate issues. Iraq had attacked the sovereignty of neighboring country Kuwait. A Large number of countries choose to join hands with America, the US at that time. But the war against Iraq in 2004 was not legitimate. Most of the companions left the war. President Bush, however, chosen to fight with few companions.
The UNO did not support the Gulf war 2004. Despite this fact, the UK choose to be with the USA. The war was staged just to satisfy the ego of President Bush or for the sole benefit of the US.The United Kingdom also got some share of benefits.
US-UK warships Dec 02
Past memory still haunts
Recently a trade union in the UK is merged with its counterpart in the USA. The UK also followed the US blindly in G-20 summit in Washington.
It is heard that an opinion poll was conducted in the UK questioning whether it be merged in the USA as its 51st state.
President Obama is against Iraq war and has shown his desire to pull out American soldiers gradually from Iraq. It is likely that the UK will follow him again.
Are not these matters indicate that the UK has no independent foreign policy? Valid reasons are there to think the UK a lap dog of the USA.
In fact, the UK has a large ego of its past Imperialism. Though years past, it can not yet come out of the sweet memories of those days when the sun did not set in the British Empire. They have memories but not power. Whereas America has emerged as the only superpower in the world after the decline of former Soviet Union.
US and UK following Britain's agreement to go to arbitration in 1896
Do you think UK a lap dog of USA?
A sizable population of the Americans has blood relations and lingual relationships with the British. Many of the modern Americans (Not talking about the Red Indians, the natives of the American continent) actually came from the UK.
America was a colony of UK and many of the UK citizens were sent to America at that time. They were ancestors of many of the present day Americans. Though huge population from many other countries have immigrated to the US, the majority of the population have past relationship with Britishers.
It is not surprising that the British find their dream through their own blood, the Americans. This is perhaps the psychological reason for the Britishers following the US blindly without any legitimate issues or reasons behind it.
It is true that many people think the UK as the lap dog of the US.
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