Speaking at a press conference at the end of the G7 summit, President Obama has urged Scottish voters to reject independence, saying that it is not in America’s interest to see Scotland independent from Britain.
The comments mark the first direct US intervention in the upcoming referendum, and were quickly criticized by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, saying Scotland only wanted the same independence the US got hundreds of years ago, and that they are fortunate enough to be able to get it through a vote instead of a war of independence.
Obama’s comments insisted the US has an “extraordinary partner” in the United Kingdom, and doesn’t want to see it risked. Salmond said the US could have two partners if Scotland is independent.
The comments are unusually direct, as most nations have tried to avoid direct involvement in the Scottish independence movement, and Obama’s opposition is unlikely to change much, except giving it more publicity.
Such meddling appears to be common for Obama, and in the same conference he warned Britain against leaving the European Union, insisting the US wants Britain to remain in the EU to “ensure prosperity.”
33 thoughts on “Obama Tells Scotland Not to Secede From Britain”
Ah jeepers I don't know but, I think that Scotland independence is none of Obama's business.
It is not in America’s interest that Obama remain president.
“I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.”
It is in the habits of this gentlement to put his nose everywhere. We like to critze Putin. The international press in a hysteric anti russian campain made him the bad guy. Why Putin don't give lessons to Scotland ?
Terrific but who is Lady Catherine de Burgh?
he cannot even get the correct finger up
Wtf…. Obama is just a terrorist crackpot, now.
Transfer your funds to our joint account….to ensure prosperity…if you must ask.
Here's hoping Scotland does secede and look to Russian and Chinese investment since Cameron and Great Britain have done nothing for Scotland. And if Britain exits the EU all the better. The EU needs to be less influenced by the US-Anglo cabal and the EU needs to loosen its integration to accommodate better its member nation needs.
I favor Scottish secession. I hope they bail out, and chart their own course. That's what nations are supposed to do, aren't they? And Scotland had better be leery of any involvement with the U.S. Government, a government that's criminal and dishonorable.
(Speaking of secession, I favor it for our own country! . . .)
just what has it got to do with Obama?
I hope that multitudes of the Scottish people give Obama a multitude of middle fingers.
Better yet, how about they give him the three-finger salute?
What business is it of Obozo if the (people) of Scotland vote for their independence?
This guy appears to have given up smoking cigs in exchange for smoking crack.
As Emperor of the World, Obama hasn't given his let or leave for the Province of Great Britain to be so subdivided. The subjects must bow before his will.
If the English part of the UK were to displease His Imperial Excellency Obama, the UK would be punished. Scotland would be undermined to secede with a FedGov-approved regime, and Alex Salmond would quickly find himself declared a criminal and treated accordingly.
Megalomania is seldom pretty–
I wonder if he talks to a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall invisible rabbit also…
Perhaps Obama is just using reverse psychology on the Scots. Maybe he secretly wants them to vote for independence. What other effect does he hope to achieve by opening his big mouth?
If Scotland secedes from the UK, it might become the part of the UK that stays in the EU.
All the more reason for Scotland to vote for independence from the NWO.
Well, he really is a Tory then isn't he? Thinking like a king, he is, again.
and I mean that in the American sense, not the British
I'm pretty sure that Obama does not want Scotland to seceed from the UK because he's afraid they will put him on a "do not allow into the country" list and he won't be able to use all those great golf courses.
"Obama said that it is not in America’s interest for Scotland to be independent" (the term "America" to Obama means the government.
Its simply not in America's interest for Scotland nor anyone to be independent. After all, if someone or some entity is truly independent, then the sanctity of the state is threatened.
Alex Salmond, you do not need to explain anything to this tyrant Obama. You and the Scottish people do what is in the interest of Scotland and screw Obama and the corrupt oligarchs he represents.
He's just channeling the 'Great Emancipator'. No secession for YOU!!!
Obama is probably mostly concerned about the nuclear-free stance of the proposed path to independence. Nuclear weapons would no longer be based at Faslane, for example.
How Orwellian….Oceania is being set up…..Airstrip One will align itself with the US(yay) and The EU Superstate(Eurasia) will solidify….and in the East China(Eastasia) will centralize as the authority there… and we(the P.Elite) will finally have Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace…all linked together and always at "war"…with a "wartime" economy and a "wartime" State Security monitoring all for all…….. and in the US it will be BiPartisan and Patriotic…..
Yon mon is scoobied.
We all know what happens if you turn down EU. Ukraine happens.
O'bomber just needs to SHUT his dirty pie hole..
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