Tuesday, October 8th 2013 - 06:22 UTC

Falkland Islands sent their well-wishes to President Cristina Fernandez

The Falkland Islands joined the thousands of well-wishers supporting Argentine president Cristina Fernandez who is facing a complicated medical condition and on Tuesday will undergo surgery to extract a blood clot in the cranium.

A copy of the twit sent to the Argentine president

Via twitter the Falklands said that ‘irrespective of our differences, we wish Argentine President Cristina Kirchner well and hope that her surgery goes well; Falklands & Humanity First”

This way the Falkland Islands joins the many that have twitted to the hashbag: *Fuerza Cristina and the presidents of the region who have sent support messages to the Argentine leader.

Likewise the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, sent a letter to the Argentine president wishing her a speedy recovery from the surgery she will be undergo tomorrow.

The head of the hemispheric Organization said he joined the “millions of men and women in the Hemisphere and the world who express their solidarity with you today.” “I am confident that the strength of spirit that you show every day in your duties as the leader of your country will help you in this trying time,” he added.

The Secretary General said that President Fernández could also count on “the closeness and love of your family, your friends and all Argentines, who stand with you and admire your fortitude in facing this new challenge.”

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1 Troy Tempest (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 06:31 am Report abuse
Will Cristina have her head shaved? :-)

Perhaps some of the Falklands I.O.D.E. Ladies could knit CFK a woolen Union Jack cap to keep her dome warm until her hair grows back??

Nice 'gesture', don't you think??

How 'bout it, Isolde???
2 Pirate Love (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 07:08 am Report abuse
There nothing wrong with her its a con!
3 Monkeymagic (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 07:32 am Report abuse
Apparently Timmerman was crapping himself when he heard CFK wanted to get rid of a useless and harmful clot.
4 Faz (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 08:17 am Report abuse
#3 lol!
5 Trunce! (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 08:31 am Report abuse
“This way the Falkland Islands joins the many that have twitted to the hashbag: ”

6 stick up your junta (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 08:47 am Report abuse
Of course they want her to get better, if anything happened to her, the Argies might get someone in charge who knows what they are doing.
7 lsolde (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 09:39 am Report abuse
@1 Troy T,
She wouldn't wear it anyway!
Nice idea, though! ha ha
@3 Monkeymagic,
Very witty & quick. l like it!
8 Philippe (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 10:11 am Report abuse
Appeasing the enemy brings bad luck.

9 M_of_FI (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 11:47 am Report abuse
I thought the Argentine commentators on here said that the oil companies exploring in the Falklands were British and pay their taxes in Britain...... I wonder where those commenters are now...?
10 Brasileiro (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 12:08 pm Report abuse
Great initiative by the Falkland Islands Government. With patience, tolerance, love and peace, everything is solved.
11 Brit Bob (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 12:51 pm Report abuse
@2 You could be right.
12 Condorito (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 12:54 pm Report abuse
LOL @ 3
13 El capitano (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 01:06 pm Report abuse
14 A_Voice (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 02:10 pm Report abuse
It's nice to be nice.....to kick someone when they are down is surely not the British way or have the British sunk so low?
.....from the people who invented the Queensberry Rules.
I for one would expect no less.....
Shame on those that don't wish her well...
.....has she invaded anyone?
....Killed anyone?

Put em' up ...Put em' up....I'll take you all on...one hand tied behind my back...you are all, only good for picking on sick women.....;-)))))
15 CabezaDura (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 02:26 pm Report abuse
A_Voice.... “The Boss” of Russia is probably going to have to get somebody else to go to the next G-20 to iron his shirt and serve him coffe in the morning. Do you “Think” it will be Boudou or Dilma the one to fill the vacancy??

Menem was recieved with a Red carpet at the G-20. He was respected around the world at least. Argentina nowdays is still there only because of pity and her whim. I would rather have Argentina leave the group out before they kick us out
16 Malvinense 1833 (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 02:31 pm Report abuse
Irrespective of our differences thank you for the message.
17 A_Voice (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 02:52 pm Report abuse
.......you have joined the club that doesn't have a decent enough command of the English Language to spot the difference between myself and Mr Think...Yawn...
.....it's a shame you have gone down this road.....
...Dobby or Putler...
18 CabezaDura (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 03:28 pm Report abuse
17) Did I actually say you are “Think”??? I said that is not my business but timing is everything...Still you agree on much so it doesn’t make any difference for me who I address.
19 A_Voice (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 03:53 pm Report abuse
All you do is waffle, your words are meaningless.....show me where I agree so much with Mr Think....from all the posts I have made... how many?....2..3...
....also if you weren't implying.....why bother putting a capitalised and inverted commas “Think”.....it's been done to death and is neither clever nor funny...

....best of luck with the timing....to use Picardo's favourite..
Hell will freeze over.....before you catch me out!

....you don't fool me....those guys...your mentors...big time supporters of dictators and the Junta.....
I wondered where your sycophancy of dictators like “Putrid”......came from.
20 Brasileiro (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 04:09 pm Report abuse
You fight for everything! The soap is lower down, go get it!

21 CabezaDura (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 04:12 pm Report abuse
19) It is way too obvious when we were talking about Mr Putins style and international politics, why are referred to him as “Mr” Putin and I also further added I would not say ever “president” Cristina, and automatically “Think” followed in and you disappeared . As obviously that touched a nerve when I trashed CFK and you can’t use “A_Voice” on Argentine issues you shift to “Think”, do you remember??

I say to you again it’s not my business if you have a double account or wherever you live. But you can sure control your timing to make yourself a little less obvious
22 pgerman (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 04:17 pm Report abuse
My grandmother used to say that “in the mouth of a liar right is doubtful”.

So, I do not believe in absolute what has been officially declared about CFK. This would not be the first time that non-existent disease is stated with political objectives.

I think it's an invention, or exaggeration, for political advantages as not to be seen as the “captain of defeat” in the next elections, to disappear from the political scene for a few months, depending on the outcome decice about her politival future. Iy is also a way of not to take over the economic disaster she caused and let it be inherited by another government.

If the physical problem that is real his return to active political life will demand many months of inactivity and rest. Another way to avoid responsabilities.
23 Brasileiro (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 04:21 pm Report abuse
Is full of falsehood here. They continue to open new emails to falsify names.

We think we are fighting against hundred but are only 4 or 5.

Love Brother, LOVE!
24 CabezaDura (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 04:25 pm Report abuse
“En la boca de un mentiroso la verdad se vuelve dudosa”.... In the mouth of a liar even the truth becomes doubtful.

I agree with your comment about the whole thing.
25 Vestige (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 04:28 pm Report abuse
Troy, Isolde, Conqueror, Usurping pirate, Brit Worker.

Your kind thoughts via twitter for Kristina are well received.

26 HansNiesund (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 04:30 pm Report abuse
I'm sure Cristina needs best wishes from the Falkland Islands like she needs a hole in the head. No wait .....
27 A_Voice (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 04:37 pm Report abuse
.....“I also further added I would not say ever “president” Cristina”
..NEVER SAY NEVER.....;-))

“Now I do feel so sorry for her, poor PRESIDENT, perhaps I was too harsh, I will vote for you in October,……………..NOT”
28 Think (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 04:58 pm Report abuse

We profoundly thank Lisa Watson for, this time, having removed the “Bitch” word before sending the twit....

29 CabezaDura (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 05:06 pm Report abuse
27) Do you know what sarcasm means??
30 A_Voice (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 05:12 pm Report abuse
Do you know what.... I would never say President means?
Oh yeah it means I can, if I can call it sarcasm.....
never say never.....
31 golfcronie (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 06:03 pm Report abuse
Wouldn't bend down in the shower to pick up your soap, prisoners in jail have not had a bit of “hows your father” for a long time. Poofs spring to mind. Mind you if you are bent that way go for it.
32 Steve-33-uk (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 07:36 pm Report abuse
I too would like to echo the islanders message and wish Chrissy a speedy recovery... On another note this kind gesture has generated good publicity for the islanders ;).

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33 reality check (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 08:23 pm Report abuse
Anyone who has ever lost a loved one or friend through something like this or any illness, wishes her well.

May not like the woman's politics, but sincerely hope she recovers.
34 Britworker (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 08:52 pm Report abuse
I'm not on Twitter?
35 reality check (#) Oct 08th, 2013 - 09:45 pm Report abuse
What's twitter?

Is it that thing that Internet thing that pisses everybody off when they talk about each other?
36 pgerman (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 12:14 am Report abuse

I totally agree with you but remember that, in this case, we are talking about a very very bad person.

I'm still not conviced she is ill at all....I'm sorry but she is a liar.
37 St.John (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 04:49 am Report abuse
@ 3 Monkeymagic RotFL x 43
38 lsolde (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 05:31 am Report abuse
l don't see a problem with calling her a “bitch”.
What would you call someone who calls you a “squatter” or a “thief”?,
Who lies to the world about us & our land,
Who wants to steal our land & dispossess us of our rights,
Who would invade us again tomorrow if the UK Forces left,
Who encourages her subjects to insult us at every turn,
Who tries to blockade us,
etc etc etc,
Yes, “bitch” will do nicely.
39 Monkeymagic (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 06:47 am Report abuse

She is a bitch
and finally I agree with A-hole...she is now a sick bitch

However, I wish her a full and speedy recovery and a third term in office. her brand of madness ensures nobody ever takes the “malvinas” cause seriously...
40 Viscount Falkland (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 09:03 am Report abuse
An excellent woman ; she has no enemies; and none of her friends like her.
41 Escoses Doido (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 09:32 am Report abuse
Totally agree with you. in fact I wouln't be at all surprised if the surgery she is in for is actually somethng cosmetic.
42 M_of_FI (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 11:07 am Report abuse
@28 - Think

That was Lisa's personal opinion of your elected President. In the free world an individual is allowed to express their opinion publicly without repercussion.

Your personal opinion regarding the Falkland Islanders not being eligible to exercise self-determination and determine their own political future is far more insulting than being called a 'bitch', but yet you are not ashamed of having such an opinion, in fact you are proud of it. So there we go....
43 Brit Bob (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 03:19 pm Report abuse
Sorry Christina but your, 'they have no rights, they are just squatters,' remarks about Falkland Islanders no longer cuts any ice. The International Courts of Justice offered Advisory Opinion as far back as 21st June 1971 and said,

(para 52)

'Furthermore, the subsequent development of International Law in regard to non-self-governing territories, as enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, made the principle of self-determination applicable to all of them.'

44 Pedro (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 08:02 pm Report abuse
Some education for the holier than thou Brits
45 Brit Bob (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 08:12 pm Report abuse

Pot, Kettle, Black.




Where have all of the Indians gone?
46 St.John (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 08:26 pm Report abuse
@ 38 lsolde

I second that.

You have the right to ask 'Hey bitch, why do you call us squatters and thieves?'
47 Monkeymagic (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 08:53 pm Report abuse

I don't think the British deny much about their history at all, some good, some bad. On balance, the good (industrial revolution, developments in medicine and science, technology etc, fighting fascism) outweighs the bad (pointless wars, parts of the empire, some of the stuff you like to throw).

However, Argentina has only bad. Genocidal colonialism as Spanish, more genocidal colonialism as Argentina, cowardice, harbouring Nazis, Peronist corruption, dirty wars, nuns from planes, Falklands invasion and illegal minefields, massive default, Kirchnerist corruption and lies...against all the good stuff Argentina or Argentines have done....errr...erm....err......nope....not a sausage...nothing, not a thing....
48 Pete Bog (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 09:18 pm Report abuse
Precisely, she is a gift to the Falkland Islanders wish to increase their autonomy and world profile.

Hope she can change the rules and get elected again.

The next leader might be intelligent enough to talk to the Islanders.

Get well soon CFK, and I hope snr Timerman stays well as he is an unlimited source of humour too.
49 HansNiesund (#) Oct 09th, 2013 - 09:20 pm Report abuse

Gee whiz. We never heard any of that before. But what exactly does it Argentina to?
50 St.John (#) Oct 10th, 2013 - 12:37 am Report abuse
@ 48 Pete Bog
“The next leader might be intelligent enough to talk to the Islanders.”


51 British_Kirchnerist (#) Oct 10th, 2013 - 12:18 pm Report abuse
Very good gesture from the Falklanders, very classy =)
52 Pete Bog (#) Oct 10th, 2013 - 03:43 pm Report abuse

If its Maximo, no chance- but that's good because if Argentina won't talk to the islanders, they can't persuade them 'to join'- if Argentina were sensible they would make money from the Islands by trade.

There are more ways to benefit from Falklands oil than by directly drilling it, which Argentina can't work out.
53 Monkeymagic (#) Oct 10th, 2013 - 05:01 pm Report abuse
Pete Bog

You misunderstand the difference between the Argentine Government and Argentina.

What is best for the Argentina government and best for Argentina are two completely different things.

Best for Argentina is undoubtably to forget this Malvinas nonsense, start to trade and benefit from the islands, possibly even a gas pipeline, sort themselves out and maximise their enormous potential.

Best for the Argentine government is to continue the monumental corruption, continue thieving from decent Argentines, and remain populist by pretending to look strong on the international scene by spouting rhetoric and propaganda to hand-pick friendly international audiences....

Ho hum...and Marcus, Raul, Axel and Think are stupid enough to keep buying it...lol
54 Think (#) Oct 10th, 2013 - 05:48 pm Report abuse
( 38 ) lsolde

What would you call someone who is a “Squatterette”?,
Who lies to the world about us & our land,
Who wants to steal our land & dispossess us of our rights,
Who would invade us tomorrow (for the fifth time) if they just could,
Who encourages anybody to insult us at every turn,
etc etc etc,
Yes, “Chère” will do nicely.
55 andy65 (#) Oct 10th, 2013 - 06:02 pm Report abuse
@ Think, You old son of a rattle snake remind us all where you live again and personally calling SS Kirchner a bitch is mild compared to what she really is.
56 toooldtodieyoung (#) Oct 10th, 2013 - 07:07 pm Report abuse
Hey guys, GUYS!!!

Do you think that, while they remove the blood clot, they might perform a personality swap as well?

54 Think

Who wants to steal our land & dispossess us of our rights....

Right back at ya, my dear enemy Think-me-not!!!
57 British_Kirchnerist (#) Oct 11th, 2013 - 08:28 am Report abuse
#38 Maggie was a bitch, Cristina is a fox =)
58 Benson (#) Oct 11th, 2013 - 08:31 am Report abuse
@54 Think
“Who lies to the world about us & our land,”
Come on then give us an example of these lies.

“Who wants to steal our land & dispossess us of our rights,”
Are you speaking for the Falklands here?

”Who would invade us tomorrow (for the fifth time) if they just could,“
You seem to think that people are far more interested in your country than they actually are.

”Who encourages anybody to insult us at every turn”
Most people don't need much encouragement.
59 lsolde (#) Oct 11th, 2013 - 09:14 am Report abuse
You not only are wrong, you know that you are wrong.
lts our land & not yours(& you're not going to get it)& you know that you're not going to get it.
Does that hurt, my little munchkin?
My little apfelstrudel?
l hope so.
lt may teach your country to keep its lying, thieving hands to itself.
Actually, l'm bored.
Please Argentina, start something, so we can slap you down again.
Bitch, is far, far too nice for the thing.
Please try to be more original, Think.
Don't just copy(& twist)everything that l say.
60 Think (#) Oct 11th, 2013 - 05:23 pm Report abuse
(59) lsolde
I'm right............ and you know that I'm right.
It's Argie land, not English (& we're going to get it back, eventually)
Nothing personal..................... is just like a Bank reposessing a house....

Besides dahling......., Apfelstrudel is spelled with a capital “A”, my little Schwartszwälder Kirschtorte...

Of course you are bored!!!.......... You live in Malvinas, remember??? ;-)
61 lsolde (#) Oct 11th, 2013 - 08:17 pm Report abuse
@60 Think,
You are all so misinformed, my dear Think.
You cannot get “back” something that you never owned.
Argentina, as we all know, has NEVER owned the Falklands.
So even if you somehow conquered us, you would not be getting the Falklands “back”.
All this is academic anyway as we would have on our farm, pigs with wings before we were ever slaves of the Argentines.
And as l said, you are not very original, dear Thinkus.
Cannot you think up your own lines, Cher Think?
Hasn't your handler been properly educated?
Even if apfelstrudel is in the middle of a sentence, it is written with a capital?
Porqué? my little gravy dumpling?
btw- l don't live in this malvinas place, where ever that may be.
Cannot find it on a map.
Did you mean perhaps, the Maldives?
l've been there but l don't live there & now l'm not bored anymore when l can cross swords with you.
En garde!
62 dab14763 (#) Oct 12th, 2013 - 07:13 am Report abuse
'Apfelstrudel is spelled with a capital “A”, '....

...in German. There's no obligation to capitalise common nouns of German origin in English texts, except at the beginning of a sentence.
63 toooldtodieyoung (#) Oct 12th, 2013 - 04:25 pm Report abuse
61 lsolde

Steady on there...... feel sorry for poor Think-me-not. No matter which he chooses, he is still wrong!!!

This “malvinas” of which many an Argentine speaks of, you don't suppose its a heaven where the souls of dead Argentines go?? you know, like Val Halla ( excuse the spelling ) or something like that?
64 Think (#) Oct 12th, 2013 - 06:38 pm Report abuse
(62) dab14763....., our English teacher from Peru.........

You say...:
“ There's no obligation to capitalise common nouns of German origin in English texts, except at the beginning of a sentence.”

I say...:
Opinions about the above are diverse.........I fancy this one...:
“If you”Think“ your readers might misinterpret the terms then you can lowercase them, of course, the only thing is that readers familiar with German might think your command of the language is poor, plus you wouldn't be able to cite an ”authority“ to back you up.....”
65 Pete Bog (#) Oct 12th, 2013 - 09:00 pm Report abuse
Good correction Monkey magic-I should have said “which the Argentine government can't work out.”

I am sure there are in fact, many Argentines with common sense who have worked the following out, (well to be honest a 10 year old kid could).

If .......... (hypothetically, as CFK has done her best to ensure Argentina can't touch anything), the money from Falklands oil (when it arrives )............. is spent in Argentina on goods, services or wages of Argentines working in the Islands etc), effectively the Argentines would be making money out of the oil without having to actually have the hassle of the expensive exploration investment and work drilling for it.
The Argentine government itself ,instead does what you say and grants itself an economic death wish.

So the oil money will instead, probably fund services, fund workers and buy products from the UK, Chile and possibly other South American countries, who while still backing Argentina's claim will be profiting from the Islands regardless.

Also, I bet the Islands will not only end up with one deep water port, but two, which will compete with Southern Argentina for shipping trade.

This competition or the potential for it, could have been totally eliminated if the Argentines had offered the islands port and refining facilities, thus the islands might not have needed a deep water port. Or outside exploration and facilities. Or British and Norwegian oil workers, etc etc etc etc. Now, the islanders don't need Argentina. At all.

Now, the Argentine government's King (or Queen) Canute watch transfixed as the rising tide comes in to drown them.

The Malvanistas couldn't work this out in a 1000 years.
66 Troy Tempest (#) Oct 12th, 2013 - 10:02 pm Report abuse
Our German Argentinian from Argentina, living in Denmark(?) making 'expert' commentary on UK events and the English language.

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