Obama ignored US embassy advice on climate speech



Obama thinks that he can say pretty much what he likes – you know, being the messiah, US emperor ruling by executive decree etc. Despite being warned, by his own staff, not to make an attack on Australia’s climate policy, he just blundered on regardless:

BARACK Obama defied the ­advice of his embassy in Canberra to deliver a stinging attack on the Abbott government’s climate policies in Brisbane last weekend.

The US embassy, under the leadership of ambassador John Berry, advised the President, through his senior staff, not to couch his climate change comments in a way that would be seen as disobliging to the Abbott government, sources have revealed.

When The Weekend Australian put this information to the US embassy, a spokesman said: “As is the case with all presidential speeches, President Obama’s remarks at the University of Queensland in Brisbane were prepared by the White House.”

It is normal practice when the US President makes an overseas visit that the ambassador in the country he is visiting is consulted about the contents of major speeches. It is unusual, though not unprecedented, for an embassy’s advice to be ignored.

Mr Obama’s repeated references to the climate change debate in Australia, his accusation that Australia was an inefficient user of energy and his repeated references to the Great Barrier Reef, which has figured heavily in the climate change debate, have led observers to conclude that the speech was a deliberate swipe at the Abbott government.

Historians of the US-Australia relationship are unable to nominate a case of a visiting president making such a hostile speech for the host government.

Tanya Plibersek didn’t think his discourteous and inappropriate conduct was a problem, of course – no doubt because they are both lefty climate alarmists. The only problem she could see was when Julie Bishop administered the entirely justified verbal colonic in response – no doubt because Bishop is a filthy conservative.


  1. As long as the ”Skeptics” confuse normal climatic changes with the phony global warming – Obama can get away with any lie…

  2. A great Scribe once said, “Political correctness is the reluctance to speak the truth for fear of causing offence”. Why is it then that the current US President would not trash his political capital. Could it be said, “Who put the nigger in the White House” Gee lets wait for the howls of “racist” “Islamaphobe” and what ever else come down upon me, so what!, I for one, could not believe it 6 years ago when a negro was voted into the highest position in the land. Why, well lets look at other negroes and see how they handle power, Idi Amin is a case in point, maybe President Mugabe that warm and fluffy dictator from Zimbabwee, or whatever name they call it this week. Of course we have all the luminaries from the other black South African countries doing such a great job as well. History is rife with negro despots installing themselves in power and all they achieve is trashing their country. Now this US President is going it alone, in his traditional negro way and he will do so much damage to the US in the next 2 years that will take America decades to overcome. “God save America” may well become the catch cry of a nation about to rip itself apart politically because, they put a nigger in the “Wood Pile” (aka) The White House.

    • I am a white South African. I have been living under black presidents for the last twenty years. Life is pretty good here.

      • You must be joking Mellor….President Zuma is helping himself to public money wherever he can. Recently completed ‘holiday home” at a cost of over R500 Million! That still around U$50 Million! There are power cuts, strikes, toy-toying, murders, hijackings, fuel shortages, theft. I suspect that you must also be on the take if you find all that normal!

    • Despots come in all colours. Europe used to be full of them, some are still around today. Must be the knuckle dragging Neanderthal gene in those of us with European and Asian ancestry causing the problem.

  3. Obama is without doubt the worst POTUS, eclipsing even Jimmy Carter.

    This bloke has guaranteed that no black person is going to get the Presidency for a VERY long time

    • Obama is a Sunni Muslim – he is running with one leg on each side of a barbwire fence… he has big problems..

      The only reason Obama wiped his arse with Tony Abbot, is because the phony skeptics cannot realize that: CO2 has nothing to do with the climate: Sahara and Brazil have SAME amount of CO2, but COMPLETELY different climates – Skeptics cannot realize what’s not in Sahara, but trees grow in Brazil = that molecule regulates the climate!! b] Australia is on same latitude with Brazil, but no trees inland, WHY?! one oak-tree has more knowledge about climate than all the Warmist and most of the skeptics combined. Boys, if you want to get Obama on the run – need to learn every sentence from this post, and change your approach; any secular skeptic here, with open mind?!:, http://globalwarmingdenier.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/cooling-earth/

  4. Our president is a national embarrassment… please ignore all Obama has to say.

  5. Obama was “Grandstanding’ at our expense, he sees how much money Al Gore has made out of this Climate Change BS, and he wants some of it. N

    • He should apply for a job at the ABC. Most of those biased “Commentators” earn more money than him. They would fall over backwards to get another Leftist of his ilk.

  6. It is the height of irrelevance to bring Obama’s racial background into discussions on this matter. The focal point to be made is that he is a Democrat president who has failed to take the American electorate with him during his time in the White House. As such he is regarded as a lame duck in office, in his own country, and that was clearly demonstrated by the results of the mid-term election. Just stating the obvious here, it is not a racial issue, the outcome of Obama’s term as president is related to inept policies of the socialist left genre in American politics. The left fails here in Australia for similar reasons, and it is not racial, it is just bad policies. Socialism damages the fabric of society.

  7. Gotta love the way everyone calls Obama a socialist when in fact he’s far right. Chavez was a real socialist.

    • Nothing far right about Obama, his policies, or position on any issue.

    • Obama is a socialist, brought up by communist parents, grandparents and mentors. All his closest friends and allies are far left lunatics (and criminals). The American left are all socialists, working closely with others around the world. I suspect you may even believe the lie that Hitler was “far right?” Well he wasn’t, as the term NAZI means National German SOCIALIST Workers Union. But yes, Chavez (one of the American left’s heroes) was a leftist. You got that right.

  8. Well, i think it’s not about politics, but about responsability for Earth and for stopping the global warming phenomenon. And since climate change is also about the CO2 emissions, I recommend you to see an interesting view on CO2 emissions on http://www.1ocean-1climate.com/climate_changes_today.php. You can find there a nice graph about the emissions of CO2 in 1990, ordered by states. Also, there are some elements highlighted regarding the impact that the ocean and naval war has on climate change

    • CO2 is indeed rising, but temps are not, and haven’t for over a decade and a half. The oceans aren’t rising, and the poles aren’t melting. Violent storms are not on the rise, and polar bears aren’t dying out. //facts//

      But I did have a hangnail the other day, so maybe we should err on the side of caution, even though it will waste trillions of dollars and cause massive suffering around the world. That’s such a small price to pay to feel like we’ve “done something,” after all. //sarc//

    • How long has it been since we had a naval war? Those Romans have got a lot to answer for.

      • Ubique, is not about the Romans, it’s about the recent wars in the history of the humanity. On the link that I mentioned above, you’l find an analysis of the World Wars on the climate. And in the bookleton “Naval War changes Climate”, partially presented on that site, you’ll find some interesting facts, i.e. the Japanese lost 1,500,000 tanker tonnage, and the Allies 4,221 tankers with a size over 1,600 tons between December 1941 and May 1944, page 81 & 84 of the booklet – http://www.1ocean-1climate.com/book.pdf. As the total lost tank ship tonnage could be as high as 10 Million, this may have caused a spill of five million tons from tanks ships alone. At least this seems to be affair guess. When adding the oil from other surface ships, submarines, and airplanes, which sunk at sea, WWII might have caused an oil spill in the North Atlantic and North Pacific of 10 million tons.

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