Friday, February 1st 2013 - 06:54 UTC

US Congressman supports Falklands’ referendum: “it is good to test people’s opinion”

Visiting United States Congressman Thomas E Petri expressed approval of the decision of Falkland Islanders to hold a referendum on the political status and future of the Falklands.

In the US there is no real difference of opinion on the Falklands issue between political parties, said Petri

Currently visiting the Falklands, Petri told the Islands’ media that when the Falklands issue was raised internationally it was often asked ‘what do the people think’.

As such he believes “they would be encouraged that there is an internationally supervised or at least an accurate testing of the opinion of the people”.

He added “so I think this (the referendum) is an effort to tap into that sentiment and make it very clear that this is something that involves a lot of human beings rather than just a piece of territory, and human beings that have invested their life sometimes for seven or eight generations now, developing a style of life and businesses and family that need to be taken into account.”

Congressman Petri, who visited at the invitation of the Falkland Islands Government, explained that in the US there was no real difference of opinion on the Falklands issue between political parties.

However he said the US relationship, “with our hemispheric partners is very important.”

He noted that Argentina was an important country in Latin America, “and like you we would like to have good relations with the Argentines.”

But “they are currently having a lot of problems; their credit is bad, they are having their assets, if they should fall into other countries jurisdictions, impounded against their debts, so we hope they can figure out how to clean up their act and become a more responsible financial member of the world community.”

The Congressman also criticised difficulties caused to US cruise companies in the South Atlantic by Argentine government interference.

Congressman Petri is a republican and represents Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District, and is serving his seventeenth term in the US House of Representatives. First elected in April 1979, he has been returned to office every two years since.

Petri is a current member of both the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. He also sits as current member and former Chairman of the House British-American Parliamentary Group, an official organisation formed to strengthen relations with the British Parliament. (Penguin News)


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1 toooldtodieyoung (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 07:11 am Report abuse
” so we hope they can figure out how to clean up their act and become a more responsible financial member of the world community.”

I would hate to be the one to break it to you, Congressman Petri but it's going to be a cold day in hell when that happens!!
2 MrFlagpole (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 08:05 am Report abuse
It seems so obvious a child could understand it. I suspect it is. Just cfk's government that needs it explaining.
3 screenname (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 08:11 am Report abuse
So I take his comments as meaning America would rather not take sides, but some solid facts about the people who live there (instead of just Argentine propaganda BS) would help the international community form an opinion based on some sort of justice.

The idea of informed world nations and justice does not bode well for Argentina.
4 Xect (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 08:39 am Report abuse
“they are currently having a lot of problems; their credit is bad, they are having their assets, if they should fall into other countries jurisdictions, impounded against their debts, so we hope they can figure out how to clean up their act and become a more responsible financial member of the world community.”

Well thats a very clear message to our impoverished Argentine friends. Sort your own country out before trying to illegally steal someone else's country!
5 Britworker (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 10:18 am Report abuse
As suspected, this is a clear indication that the referendum will allow fence sitting countries the ability to formally take a side. It is very much about people's lives and livelihoods and the result of this referendum will be a devastating blow to Argentinas ambitions.
As for refusing to talk, when apparantly that's all they want to do, I can't see that going down well internationally either!
6 Anbar (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 11:20 am Report abuse
The Islanders need to keep doing this sort of thing over and over and over again.

The FO isnt best placed to win the Propaganda battle but the Islanders are; so keep doing this and keep showing the world that they DO exist and DO have rights.

(Clearly something that the Argentine Government wishes to hide)
7 yankeeboy (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 11:54 am Report abuse
Th FIG should hire this group to lobby they'll be calling on the same legislators as the FIG needs to increase support in the USA.
They need to get the ball rolling now and use some of that new oil money to get it done. It will be well worth the investment.

Argentina is not at all popular with State and Prez throw in some powerful Senators and Congressmen and you'll have the World's most powerful country backing you without hesitation.
8 XAVIERV (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 12:24 pm Report abuse
Thomas Friend, and you respect both intruders, take the islanders to live with you in a suburb of Wisconsin so we can recover our islands.. If you are just under 3000 people, I'm sure you would find some corner in your city ..
9 briton (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 12:44 pm Report abuse
However he said the US relationship, “with our hemispheric partners is very important.”

He noted that Argentina was an important country in Latin America, “and like you we would like to have good relations with the Argentines.”////////
my opinion.

you cant back us,
we cant back you,
you sit on our fence [falklands]
we sit on your fence [Iran]
you decide
we decide
just my opinion.
10 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 01:10 pm Report abuse
@XAVIERV, You are wasting your breath and your time this is The United Kingdom you are dealing with not Uruguay all Argentina is fit for is bullying SMALLER nations oh and while we are at it take a good look at British FO policy and take note NOTHING WILL BE CHANGING.
11 briton (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 01:15 pm Report abuse
If Britain is expected to back democracy wherever it is found to be in danger, and to support our true allies,
then surely out of all logic, our allies should be supporting us,

By giving the impression you won’t,
Just hypes CFK up,
She must be made in no doubt that our allies will and always will back the UK Government up, and countries who wish to remove other people rights, will be punished,
So come on, [ allies]
Speak up in our defence.
Just a thought.
12 Conqueror (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 01:17 pm Report abuse
@8 Not too good at “interpretation” are you? Perhaps because you're trying to understand the most widely-used language in the world.

“in the US there was no real difference of opinion on the Falklands issue between political parties.” The Falkland Islanders are entitled to self-determination and argies are slugs. When they've been cleaned up.

“the US relationship, “with our hemispheric partners is very important.” Although they are slugs, we either have to deal with argies or destroy them.

“and like you we would like to have good relations with the Argentines.” But destroying them would be more satisfying.

“they are currently having a lot of problems; their credit is bad, they are having their assets, if they should fall into other countries jurisdictions, impounded against their debts, so we hope they can figure out how to clean up their act and become a more responsible financial member of the world community.” They are useless bunch, or puddle, of turds.

And, maybe, from Obama. ”I'm sick of these wannabes. If we deployed a couple of carrier strike groups, would you be interested?”
13 XAVIERV (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 01:43 pm Report abuse
@12 Conqueror
You certainly makes me laugh .. They note that the helplessness which can not do anything against Argentina, has bloody eyes of so much hatred .. Argentina, the islands have politics that comes to mind, and neither you nor anyone else can do anything about it ..
14 briton (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 01:49 pm Report abuse
This is just phoney rhetoric,

Perhaps if CFK and the Spanish had the balls to back it up,
We could end all this machismo from these two, once and for all.
15 Anbar (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 01:51 pm Report abuse
grow up xavier... and try going outside your box some time.

The world is not how CFK wishes it to be.

and neither is Argentina.
16 GFace (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:03 pm Report abuse
9 out of 1o for attending and recognizing the islanders fundemenral right tomdelf determination. Now he need to follow through to the FR committees unlike his predecessor.
17 XAVIERV (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:05 pm Report abuse
@ 15
Never vote for CFK, so I can speak from my own feeling .. No country in the world can impose conditions to Argentina regarding the treatment must have the islanders .. No one can do anything about it ... well you know ..
18 Conqueror (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:14 pm Report abuse
@13 You certainly make me laugh. A third-world, broke, debt-ridden, useless, COWARDLY, ex-Spanish rebellious colony with delusions of grandeur. A “country” of queer slobs. So terrified of British capability that you scream “militarisation” about the continuing, 30 year-old deployment of A single British warship. So terrified of British capability that you scream “militarisation” about the deployment of 4 aircraft. So terrified of British capability that you scream “militarisation” about missile test with a 4 mile range. So terrified of British capability that you scream “militarisation” about the deployment of ONE SAR officer for training. Can't do anything against COWARDLY argieland? If we piss, you'll drown. Anybody want a live argie? As what? Sharkbait? And I want to piss. I want to piss all over argieland. I want to see all the COWARDS drowning. Now that I'm getting older, I piss a lot. It''s all available to be slopped on argieland. What a wonderful idea. British piss being showered all over the hovels of argieland.
19 José Malvinero (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:33 pm Report abuse
Should remind this guy that even Argentines are expecting apologies and explanations of the case concerning the outrage that the Lexington swept Puerto Soledad in 1831 and Americans were olympian “the bears”.
They also seem to have to explain that the fact that Argentina “is having a lot of problemos” not a whit to do with the question of the sovereignty of the Falklands. If Argentina were the most poor and backward country in the world but it would verify that the islands are Argentine, then the islands are Argentine.
These descendants of Englishmen are accustomed to fish in troubled waters.
20 XAVIERV (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:37 pm Report abuse
@18 Conqueror
Dear .. Do not hate us for our character, we are a third world country, almost barbaric to problems in adapting to the “Western civilization” .. But the problem is that here in Latin America we are not alone, we are most like. Then ask yourself, delicate man, you're doing here in the midst of so much delay? Go back to your country developed and vincúlate with people in your class .. Do not pretend that your neighbors have wild your refined taste .. Do not hate us for who we are, if we do not like the Argentines as you just have to do your suitcase and go back to your sophisticated country .. Do not ever expect anything from us because we will not change and do not want to change ..
21 José Malvinero (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:38 pm Report abuse

I meant “Malvinas”. The translator of shit ...
22 yankeeboy (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:38 pm Report abuse
Xavierv, The USA could destroy Argentina without firing a shot. We will make you come into alignment with the rules and regulations that the rest of the world abides by or turn you into Cuba.
Wait and see.
Argentian ws off the radar until Timmerman boarded our military plane.
When future generations look at RG history they will say this is where it all started to fall apart for The CFK administration and unfortunately the 40MM RGs she is putting into poverty.
It has already started you are just too stupid to see what is happening.
23 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:39 pm Report abuse
Not like you descendants of the Spaniards then?
24 XAVIERV (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:48 pm Report abuse
@22 yankeeboy
If USA does not want to trade with us, now is not very important .. I think that 1.3 billion Chinese people have more needs to feed 300 million Yankees fat .. Therefore, the star is decaying USA as its metropolis England ..
25 yankeeboy (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:57 pm Report abuse
USA trade is insignificant to the USA. Your economy is the size of one of our lesser known states or a big city. Although we control a HUGE portion of your GDP and exports. Think, GM FORD MONSANTO just to name a few.
Argentina owe US business a LOT OF MONEY somehwere in the neighborhood of U$65B.
We will collect I assure you.
We will make you pay, just watch we've only just begun the shut down of your economy.
Unfortunately takes awhile to “legally” do it though and bombing is so out of fashion nowadays.
Take a look at what we are doing to Iran and its oil trade. You'll see your future.
Hmm what would Argentina look like without modified Soy?
26 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:58 pm Report abuse
@XAVIERV ( What about your minister Timerman selling out his fellow Jews to Iranians?? are you Argentines not ashamed?? do you have no decency?? carry on its one sorry episode after another
27 yankeeboy (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 03:03 pm Report abuse
I meant Argentina's trade is insignificant to the USA.

I see Tucuman is still whining about lemons. You would think their throat would hurt by now.
28 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 03:06 pm Report abuse
You got to laugh at him, what as gifted to the descendants of the British? The Magna Carta.
What was gifted to the descendants of the Spanish? The Inquisition!
29 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 03:12 pm Report abuse
It seems no one as a good word to say about The Botox Queen and Argentina

Kirchner's woes
The YPF expropriation was obviously initiated Argentina's president, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner. Her motivation may have been more that inducing increased oil and gas development spending. Indeed, at the time the move was announced, The New York Times observed: “In seizing control of YPF, Mrs. Kirchner has adroitly shifted attention away from her country's soaring inflation, capital flight, and her own falling approval ratings...”

But despite thrusting YPF into government hands, Kirchner's difficulties continue to escalate. The country's growth rate will do well to top 2% this year, and private forecasters are surreptitiously looking for inflation to top 20%. (Researchers who predict higher rates than the official projection of 9.8% have been fined.) Capital is fleeing so rapidly from the country -- $22 billion in 2011 alone -- that dollar-sniffing dogs have been employed to thwart the process at airports, along with ferry and bus terminals in Buenos Aires.

Further, crime remains an even bigger worry for Argentinians than their wounded economy. However, just last month the two concerns merged when massive demonstrations and looting erupted across the country. The culprits were largely from Kirchner's Peronist Party, and their demands targeted an unlikely combination -- in a teetering economy -- of lower taxes and better salaries for workers.

Even more ignominious for the country's government is that, when Kirchner travels to Asia, the Middle East, and Cuba later this month, her Boeing 757 president's plane will remain parked in favor of a hired private jet. The reason: Unsatisfied international creditors are deemed likely to seize the government's plane to satisfy a portion of the country's sizable bad loans. Dating back to 2001, for instance, Argentina defaulted on nearly $100 billion in debt.
30 XAVIERV (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 03:30 pm Report abuse
@ 26
I agree with you that the Iranian issue is very delicate I would give a little time to see how this issue evolves, AMIA and DAIA (Jewish Association of Argentina) left the meeting quite in conformity with Timerman.
Excuse us for not having English manners, which means to be decent? Exploiting the colonies, miseries pay for raw materials to become power, as hico England until the Second World War?
@ 27
Lemons are produced mostly in the province of Entre Rios, not in Tucumán is the largest producer of sugarcane in the country. I usually use lemon to eat roast beef (a luxury I can not get on the islands) and accompanied by warm bread (another luxury I could not get on the islands)
@ 28
Absolutely agree .. It's our legacy, you have a much better legacy .. But ask yourself, who makes a fine person like you, in the middle of this jungle called Latin America??
@ 29
We do not live in the opinions of hackers exploiting countries with roots.
31 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 03:36 pm Report abuse
@XAVIERV may I refer you to 29 thats how the world see you, a country not to be trusted a corupt governmant though Argentines have only ever elected corupt govermants since The Great British helped you get rid of your military junta every President you have elected Argentines eventually describe them as being dishonest and not working for the people why is that?? why do you people keep making the same mistakes????
32 yankeeboy (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 03:44 pm Report abuse
Apparently some Lemons are grown in Tucuman not that I care but maybe you should learn a little about your own country.

Argentina: US market still closed for Tucuman lemons

Argentina's Government does not expect Tucuman lemons to be able to re-enter the US market this year.

or next
or next
or next
33 Vestige (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 03:45 pm Report abuse
“He also sits as current member and former Chairman of the House British-American Parliamentary Group, an official organisation formed to strengthen relations with the British Parliament”.
welllity welllity welllity.
add a little vulture fund back-hander and ya got yerself a temporary voice in congress. wonder how much his subscriptions cost.
...but it won't count for much anyway.
34 Marcos Alejandro (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 03:46 pm Report abuse
Brits in Malvinas(Argentina) only get support after they pay in full for the trip(vacation)of their so called “supporters”.
35 XAVIERV (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 03:53 pm Report abuse
@ 31
Because qualify all Argentine governments as dishonest? Just because none followed policies that suit the interests of the islanders? I have never voted to Peronism, but this is a democracy so I accept it. 90% do not agree with the policies of the national government, I am militant opposition politician and I hope to change the reality of my country. But why not feel hate CFK, I have only her political differences. All generalizations are wrong, stating that “all” Argentine governments were ill, can not be the opinion of a person who has judgment and maturity. Worse, when I read the comments of the forum islanders me laugh a little, because as you “all” British governments were good, never any prime minister was wrong. All UK measures are correct (not saying the same thing as you, the British people in the forums of newspapers) and everything that makes Argentina's wrong .. When I read that, I only see people without equanimity or criterion to discern things ..
36 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 04:01 pm Report abuse
@XAVIERV My dear friend I mean EVERY PRESIDENT you have elected since 1983 Argentines have eventually described them as being corupt and dishonest Just like Nazi Nestor Kirchner and now his wife The Botox Queen Crssy Kirchner,Kirchners policy is MY WAY OR NO WAY do you not agree?? Also you describe The good people of The Falkland Islands as implanted immigrants well thats exactly what Argentines are European immigrants you are no better than they are it's unfortunate for Argentines that The Falkland Islanders have a much more honest open civilised way of life that makes you people green with envy,what you must understand while the people of The Islands say NO to you then nothing will change
37 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 04:05 pm Report abuse
Never knew one to do everything right, also never knew one to multiply their income x10 when in office, afterwards yes. Book deals, speaking tours etc, but never whilst holding office. If money started disappearing here the way it does in your country, questions would deffinately be asked!!!! heads would roll and governments fall.
38 saphira (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 04:10 pm Report abuse
@30 And what Islands can't you get roast beef or bread on ?
39 Monty69 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 04:12 pm Report abuse

''roast beef (a luxury I can not get on the islands) and accompanied by warm bread (another luxury I could not get on the islands)''....
...Are you actually insane or has this gained something in translation? Are you talking about these islands? What do you imagine we eat? Penguins?
I'll grant you the lemon might sometimes pose a bit more of a problem.
40 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 04:20 pm Report abuse
@Monty69 I get the feeling that Roast Beef and warm bread may be a luxury to most Argentines being 25% of the population survive on less than $7 per day
41 Shed-time (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 04:35 pm Report abuse
Tree-bark soup and a slice of shoe is a luxury to argentines. After dining on such exploits they gather around their government-bought telescreen to shout at it about the Malvinas or watch a show about genocide.

That's just how they choose to live.
42 XAVIERV (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 04:40 pm Report abuse
@ 36
Read all my reviews, I agree that you are a people more civilized than mine. But you can not go into the jungle and pretend that wild animals (That we Argentines) follow your rules .. Just an option, return to civilization before you are devoured by animals ..
43 malicious bloke (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 04:47 pm Report abuse

Falkland Islands GDP per capita US$55'400
Argentina GDP per capita US$17'554

Lol, poor Argentines wanting what they can't afford :)
44 XAVIERV (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 04:54 pm Report abuse
@ 43
Excellent .. Congratulate .. I love having high income .. It's just a shame not to have to spend that much money .. And after March 11 will be even harder to do when you no longer have contact with Americas air ..
45 BritishLion (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 05:12 pm Report abuse
He added “so I think this (the referendum) is an effort to tap into that sentiment and make it very clear that this is something that involves a lot of human beings rather than just a piece of territory, and human beings that have invested their life sometimes for seven or eight generations now, developing a style of life and businesses and family that need to be taken into account.”

Now that is exactly the correct approach as the Senator stated. Argentina can shout, scream and posture all it likes, once this Referedum is over, the will of the People will be decided once and for all. Any more lies, half truths, old broken agreements (by Argentina), half cocked one sided meetings full of bias and any other twaddle will be meaningless. Too much has been done, lives lost in the war also started by Agentina, too many generations of people born and settled on the islands for anything else. Argentina, for Gods sake, let it go, get on with looking inwards and caring for your own people and start rebuilding your broken bridges all over the world and most of all with THE FALKLAND ISLANDS.
46 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 05:28 pm Report abuse
Yous so right, until they start to realise that people do matter, they are going to get nowhere and get there pretty fast. Stand by for some crass comment about there only being 3000 of them and they are only colonists!
47 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 05:37 pm Report abuse
@XAVIERV I am going to be to the point here

Your country as behaved in the most childish undiplomatic fashion recently your President has PROSTITUTED herself around the world lieing and begging for suppport of her dead husbands dream an example on a visit to Angola she thanks the Angolan people for there support,can you think for one minute The Angolan people have any idea where The Falkland Islands are? this is the kind of rubbish Kirchner talks, believe me the world is getting sick of listening to the same old stuff from your beloved Crissy,if I was Argentinian I would be embarrassed look around you and ask would I rather my leader puts right whats happening here in Argentina or carrys on this road to ruin for something she never had and something she will never get-Argentina you are wasting your time end of.
48 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 05:51 pm Report abuse
I really do not know why l bite so much when I read some of these stories. I mean it's not as if they are ever going to gain sovereignty over the islands and just like the junta, they are using them as a very convenient distraction for their ineptness in government.

49 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 05:54 pm Report abuse
Peronist=Nazies = NOT VERY NICE PEOPLE
50 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 06:01 pm Report abuse
George Orwell would certainly recognise the place!
51 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 06:28 pm Report abuse
Sussie, what's up business slow tonight. Never mind, pop round the next corner, the crew of the Libertad just got back from leave.
52 briton (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 06:46 pm Report abuse
So tough these argies , threats abuse intimidation,
bragging , mouthing , wailing ,
but when it comes to the crunch,

they fail, time and time again to back it up,

they come on here whith all the toughness of a banana republic, with yellow skins,

they condem the british because they dispise our greatness,

in fact, they dispise all countries that are better than they are,

they just like to talk the talk, run the run, and hide the hide,
but refuse to back it up,

as long as their tonges wiggle they are happy.
is this not the real truth, of the mighty 8th largest bully.
53 julia (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 07:17 pm Report abuse
@ 52
Why don't you call your UK PM David Ca-Moron and ask him to stop diplomatic relations with this SA country YOU dislike so much?
54 briton (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 07:20 pm Report abuse
55 julia (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 07:23 pm Report abuse
You are nothing more than an old stinky british fart!
Die, bastard, die!
56 briton (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 07:30 pm Report abuse
your already dead.
insult away susan
57 you are not first (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 07:34 pm Report abuse
Who supported WHAT !! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ? This guy is out of sight . We are here concerned about real staff not about little princes driving for fun expensive equipment payed by his servants, and old ladies Queens. This is a REAL COUNTRY THAT QUICKED YOU OUT ! or, YOU DO NOT REMEMBER THIS NEITHER ?
58 julia (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 07:56 pm Report abuse
@ briton the nigger
Why don't you call your UK PM David Ca-Moron to stop the diplomatic relations with Argentina?
This is the best solution!
If you don't do it is because you don't have nothing else to do OLD bloody rubbish briton!
59 cornishair (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 08:02 pm Report abuse
hurrah! the america sussie is back awesome?................
60 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 08:04 pm Report abuse
@julia and@ you are not first = SUSSIE
61 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 08:21 pm Report abuse
Julia, wow! Wow now there's a real warrior, where were you in 82 love? Just imagine what could have happened had there been one of her there with a real set of balls. Sod their marines, they should have sent their women!!!!!
62 julio (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 08:41 pm Report abuse
@61 Real idiot
where were you in 82 to stop the invasion with your set of balls?
63 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 08:46 pm Report abuse
Me, I was in the armed forces of the winning side! Loser!
64 julio (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 08:57 pm Report abuse
@63 Real Idiot
But YOU permitted the argies to invade the islands with the purpose to kill many islanders and british armed forces!
The UK knew about the invasion and did not do anything else rather than than permit the argies to kill the brits! Think about the dead brits, loser!
65 briton (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 09:04 pm Report abuse
poor susan,

the dead regenerate,
and the dung beetle loves
66 briton (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 09:21 pm Report abuse
glug glug,
swallow swallow,
67 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 09:43 pm Report abuse
More proof that Argentina are thieves and liars .

68 briton (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 09:46 pm Report abuse
George Galloway blast Hilary Clintons US concerns over UK defense budget cuts
Justa thought ??

Clinton encourages Falklands talks
you gotta be joking …

69 andy65 (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 09:54 pm Report abuse
@briton The Clinton remarks were in 2010 when Brown was PM he was none to pleased and told Clinton thank you but no thank you,now this all goes to show it's LIP SERVICE and nothing more yet SS KIRCHNER thinks she is securing polical points by these silly press conferences..LOL was only last year Kirchner was thanking the people of ANGOLA for there support-do you think Angolans have ever heard of The Falkland Islands?? WHAT A JOKE THESE PEOPLE ARE
70 briton (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 09:59 pm Report abuse
just thought it sounded
71 XAVIERV (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 10:02 pm Report abuse
Finally did something good Timerman ('ve always been a good for nothing). This time, given in the key and fell into the trap that you tended. Because accepting the presence of the illegal entity and would give implicit recognition to their colonial government .. Sorry islanders, the next will be .. But today, to mourn the cross more .. ja
72 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 10:07 pm Report abuse
@64 Jules
That's right at odds of 10/1 and who got killed, some ferkin special forces officer who thought he could walk through the back door of government house and be a hero by arresting the governor. Well some booty the other side of the door put paid to that! what a twat and they gave the dickhead a medal!!!!
73 GFace (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 10:13 pm Report abuse
@71, it's not odd, it's no different than the US stance on the ROC. “State” has to play it vague. Congressmen however have the liberty to stand on the right side of the issue. Now if this one will just follow through to the correct House committees (of which he is not a member) unlike the last fellow.
74 Musky (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 11:23 pm Report abuse
I can't wait for the referendum. 'Beware the Ides of March (-4 days) Madame President!
75 reality check (#) Feb 01st, 2013 - 11:43 pm Report abuse
Let's see itf the UN stands by the principles for which it was formed, shall we!

That's the question here? do they believe in what they preach, or is it as George said?
76 juliano_88 (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 02:22 am
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77 reality check (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 02:45 am Report abuse
78 DanyBerger (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 06:23 am Report abuse
Can someone please tell to this idiot that he is far a way from Mexico?

What about to sponsor a referendum in California and Texas so people can express they will to become part of Mexico?

Florida that would be a good one too may be they want to become part of Latam.

Another idiot politician good for nothing looking for photo opportunity.

How can someone can talk about freedom and democracy when he was screwed in his congress seat for 17 years so far?

It is a joke?

Can someone explain me that?

Tom what about to pay your income taxes in US before lecturing others?

How do you’ve got so rich?

“House disclosure records show that in 2002, 2003 and 2004 Petri reported that he was a partner in Lloyds of London and had assets in the company worth between $250,000 and $500,000 each year. In 2005, he reported having assets of between $500,000 and $1 million in the company. In 2011, he reported assets in the insurance company of between $1 million and $5 million and he still lists himself as a partner.”

Ummm something smelling very rotten here and is not exactly fish....

Corruption Where?
79 Viva Las Falklands (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 09:38 am Report abuse
Well there it is Argentina have been offered talks. But Argentina declines!!!!!!!!
So what was all the shouting about?

If Hague were to go to Argentina then he should just take the Falkland's government representatives with him as Timmerman says they would'nt put any conditions in place. I wonder how long that offer lasts?
80 Anglotino (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 09:59 am Report abuse
@78 DanyBerger

“Can someone explain me that?”

I'm doubtful anything can be explained to you.
81 DanyBerger (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 11:52 am Report abuse
@Viva Las Falklands

“Well there it is Argentina have been offered talks. But Argentina declines!!!!!!!!
So what was all the shouting about?”

The talks are with UK which is a sovereign country like Argentina.

Islanders have to talk with UK representatives, there is nothing to talk with them at least they become an independent sovereign state.

Think that never are going to happen because the English will not allow that.
82 BritishLion (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 01:18 pm Report abuse
58 julia (#) You madam, are a racist no hoper spewing hate and living in an adopted country pretending to be a patriot of the old country when all the time you shame yourself as a pig and yet, you continue to show up here under various alias. You are fooling nobody Sussie you crazy foul bitch!
83 commonsparrow (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 01:41 pm Report abuse
“THE PEOPLE” That is what I want to hear. Timerman can't even say the word.
84 BritishLion (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 01:57 pm Report abuse
What part of 'Self Governing' do you not understand DanyBerger?
85 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 05:17 pm Report abuse

“Sussie” has changed User Names many times, but really became unglued 6mos. ago.
“Sussie” was possibly banned for incessant, violent and graphic references to anal sex, and describing killing Isolde's children.
Sussie is most likely a very twisted, mentally-ill, pederast, a man, not a woman at all, but appears to be living out those fantasies through his invented female personas on this forum.

His reference to “you are not the first” is disturbing. One really has to question what this person is like in 'real life'.
I would not be surprised if he were a violent pedophile or sexual predator.

I would not waste time talking to him.
86 BritishLion (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 06:19 pm Report abuse
@85 Fair one Troy, best ignore in the hope that 'it' will go away when he/she realises that we are taking 0% interest in the ramblings and rants of a crazy fool.
87 briton (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 08:47 pm Report abuse
even if she dont take the hint,
just ignore her..
88 juliana_68 (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 09:04 pm Report abuse
@ 87 brit-small rat
YOU should ignore her! YOU are not the first!
89 briton (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 09:05 pm Report abuse
Another deleted message from someone.
90 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 12:41 am Report abuse
91 juliana_68 (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 01:48 am Report abuse
Who pays attention on the UK Team comments?
Not CFK for sure!
92 José Malvinero (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 03:32 am Report abuse
“hurrah! the america sussie is back awesome?................”
93 dixie rebel (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 03:42 am Report abuse
It is very good the support received from the US Congressman Petri on the oncoming referendum. The result of such consultation will be a death blow to the Argentine argument against the Falklanders. Sooner or later the RGs will have to recognize and accept to talk with the islanders. As to the problems that Argentina is having both domestic and foreign as described by the Conressman are all correct. Many Argentines now believe that their country is now a “non functional” state, since nothing works well there. Less the present government headed by Cris.
94 screenname (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 04:09 am Report abuse
@78 DanyBerger: “Can someone please tell to this idiot that he is far a way from Mexico?”

You are far away from Mexico, idiot.

Happy now?
95 DanyBerger (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 09:17 am Report abuse
“What part of 'Self Governing' do you not understand DanyBerger?”

The part where is applied to English colonies...
96 Anglotino (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 12:40 pm Report abuse
That's because there's no such thing as an English colony.

The UN, Argentina and Spain etc only recognise that the UK has colonies.

No wonder you don't understand.
97 Agent999999999999999999 (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 03:53 pm Report abuse
@92 aka agent99
98 Doveoverdover (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 05:23 pm Report abuse
@96 Ooops, you've strayed dangerously off message there, matey. Still time to get in a correction before you're spotted and outed as a clandestine Malvinista.
99 josefa malvinera (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 06:07 pm Report abuse
Argentina don't need a shit from the USA or any other country!
The USA is broke!
The USA Postal Service has a $8 billion dollars deficit!
There is no money to pay the military personnel or retirees!
The USA keeps borrowing money from third world countries!
How about the brits?
Same situation: flat broke!
100 reality check (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 06:25 pm Report abuse
That why their ships, those that can sail that is, and planes can not go anywhere in the word without the fear of being seized to pay off their debts?

Whoops silly me! that's you!
101 Brit Bob (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 07:12 pm Report abuse

Yes we're broke but we know it. But the Argentine's don't actually realise they're broke because they're fed a daily dose of propaganda.

And with regards to Congressman Petri - he like the rest of the World is slowly waking up to realise that the only people who can determine the fate of the Falkland Islands is the Falkland Islanders. This is why as the referendum approaches CFK and the Tin man are getting desperate.
102 Pete Bog (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 07:18 pm Report abuse
“English colonies...”

Like in Buenos Aires?
103 Shed-time (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 07:39 pm Report abuse
@101 being aware that you're swimming in slurry is normality, being convinced that you're actually swimming in champagne is lunacy.
104 briton (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 07:42 pm Report abuse
Their envy is showing..
105 josefa malvinera (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 09:43 pm Report abuse
Argentinians don't give a shit for the UK or the USA!
106 Claudina (#) Feb 04th, 2013 - 01:59 am Report abuse
@ 104
islands or not, my country is anti-british. So get lost!
107 briton (#) Feb 04th, 2013 - 06:26 pm Report abuse
poor susy
you are lost, in a dreamworld.
108 Captain Poppy (#) Feb 04th, 2013 - 09:04 pm Report abuse
#99 I just heard this massive loud popping sound......any chance that was you pulling your head out of your asshole? Because you speak with total and complete ignorance......almost like your beloved leader.....assface kirchner when she speaks with a mouthful of shit, you do a serious impression of her.
Just remember........because you type it, does not make it true.........but yet you believe.
BTW......interesting sight seeing that naval warship lying on her side! What a the environment.
109 sussie_the best (#) Feb 04th, 2013 - 09:17 pm Report abuse
@ 109 Captain Poor Poppy
Did you pay your $800 pesos restaurant meal?
... not enough money to pay a restaurant meal in Argentina!
poor idiot!
110 Captain Poppy (#) Feb 04th, 2013 - 09:25 pm Report abuse
Nope....I did not say that you argentine idiot.
111 Hepatia (#) Feb 05th, 2013 - 01:05 pm Report abuse
No sooner has Bobby Jindal stated the the GOP needs to stop being the party of stupid than Congressman Petri pulls this stupid stunt. But it is in character. The GOP is disdainful of Hispanics in the US as well.

Maybe Congressman Petri is looking for a new constituency.

The congressman is right about one thing: The US's relationship with the rest of America is very important. With the “Pivot to Asia” of far less importance is the US's relationship to Europe - something that the UK needs to take note of.
112 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 05th, 2013 - 04:27 pm Report abuse
Trolls - this thread is long over - you have nothing relevant to say, either.
113 Hepatia (#) Feb 06th, 2013 - 12:17 am Report abuse The difference between the UK and Argentina is that the latter is not committed to attempt a force projection in the North Atlantic for the next 25 years but the former is committed to do just that in the South Atlantic. The cost to the UK in money and prestige will be high. And the UK will fail in its efforts and Las Malvinas will revert to Argentina.
114 Troy Tempest (#) Feb 06th, 2013 - 04:43 am Report abuse
Longggg overrrrrr, Hepatia.

115 Captain Poppy (#) Feb 06th, 2013 - 11:09 am Report abuse
Hey Troy how is it going? I see the trolls are out in force these past few weeks. They must have hit them with steroids.
116 row82 (#) Feb 06th, 2013 - 02:44 pm Report abuse
Please support this page - Falklands Forever British - dedicated to Falkland Islands current affairs, keeping the islands free and poking fun at the lunacy of the Argentine government and their various claims and winding up their Internet trolls -
117 Hepatia (#) Feb 06th, 2013 - 06:18 pm Report abuse What's this “we” stuff, Kimosabe.
118 Karl101 (#) Feb 08th, 2013 - 04:36 pm Report abuse
Please support this page honouring all those who helped liberate the Falklands in 1982 and dedicated to keeping the islands liberated and free of Argentine colonialism.

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