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Aggressive promotions and solid leadership pays off for the Falkland Islands!

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The Falkland Islands Tourist Board has been working hard to produce the highest standard of representation for the islands to date. Following a highly successful campaign over the past two and a half years of developing a higher awareness for the Falkland Islands through targeted and high level marketing, promotions and events, have pulled off the most successful of the years promotions. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    Wish I could visit there (from the UK). But it looks as though it would be too much. I don't want to land on the South American continent. Not anywhere. I don't want a cruise. I just want to fly out, spend a period and then fly back. The ideal would be to fly from RAF Brize Norton, St Helena, Falklands. Nice warm accommodation. Excursions that take account of my spinal injury. Possibly alone. I like freedom and not being told what to do. Healthcare. Proper British food. Meeting people. Learning. And then the trip back to St Helena and Brize Norton. Collect my (guarded by the RAF) car and drive home. I trust the RAF. Are RAF-owned or contracted aircraft escorted by RAF Typhoons? I've always loved the 'great outdoors'. And I watched in 1982!

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Great to see more good news about the Falklands. The future looks bright for this brave nation.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    1

    If you want to not land on “South America” do not come, you idiot. Or what world do you live ?. Las Islas Malvinas Argentinas are in South America, Argentina Republic. If you like both British camida, stay where you are. We do not want them here.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    1
    Hahaha...playing the poor pensioner again....
    Did you forget about all the bragging of your net worth in the past....about how much your house was worth....borrow against it....after all it's not like you have any children to leave it to....
    Tell you what...admit how wonderful the Scots are and I'll lend you the air fare....you can pay me back weekly or monthly whatever suits....
    Do you think I'm kidding...?...I'm not.....

    PhilanthroVoice....;-)

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    There is never any gloomy news from the Falklands, it's always positive, ambitious and forward thinking, I can't even imagine what it must be like to be a free nation like them. The Falklands feels to me like Britain used to be before we we got chained to a bunch of underperforming and corrupt ex soviet and Mediterranean countries that are constantly begging for money.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    Wow, what a piece of news! They won a prize at a fair IN THE UK! What a surprise!

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @3 Jose

    The Falkland Islands are in the South Atlantic and happen to be 320 miles away from Argentina. Please do remember that a sovereignty claim without a sovereignty case is an illegitimate claim.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Wow Alejomartinez. Yet another ignorant uneducated and let me guess, Argentina poster.

    “They won a prize at a fair IN THE UK! What a surprise,”

    Why yes, they did. What is so surprising? You think it was rigged? Wonder why no other a British destination won then?

    City ABU DHABI
    Destination for Wildlife and Nature FALKLAND ISLANDS
    Destination for Soft Adventure NEW ZEALAND
    Destination for Spa & Wellness MALDIVES
    Breakthrough Destination CHILE
    Golf Destination PORTUGAL
    Tourist Office DUBAI TOURISM

    http://www.sellingtravel.co.uk/tl_files/TACA/2014/Finalists%20List.pdf

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Excellent performance as usual by the Falkland Islands Tourist board.

    @ 3José Malvinero

    Conqueror lives in the real world where the “Malvinas” doesn't exist.

    And none of us GAF what you want: you and TDC are only good for laughing at.

    @ 6 Alejomartinez

    The ONLY surprise we would ever have is if TDC won an award for something good, NOT the award for being a nation of crooks, thieves, psychotics and arseholes.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    Excellent !. What we suspected! “Conqueror,” the “great defender” of british sovereignty over the Malvinas Argentinas Islands does not even live or gone to our islands. Pretty interests have the turncoat here.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @10 Jose

    have you ever been there? I doubt it. Can you afford the air-fare? I doubt it. Have you even got a passport? I doubt it.

    PS: The Islands belong to the Falkland Islanders and no-one else. They chose to be aligned to the UK, not Argentina. So you can keep your dreams, you've got nothing else.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    11

    Of course it was never and with fucking passport, never i will go. This does not mean that no are Argentine territory. Intelligence of mosquito. I have not been around the Argentine continental territory inch by inch, in all beautiful provinces and does not mean they are not mine, that is not my territory and my country. What a stupid argument yours! It's the same total lack of arguments has had throughout history Inca-the-bitch. And if the idiot Conqueror, following your stupid argument, does not live on the Islands (Malvinas Argentinas) why he makes defending too much if not belong he?

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 04:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    O'Really?
    Why don't you take a good look at the Éirinn go Brách on the Dexter Base of the Escutcheon...

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @12

    But the truth is that you may desire to colonise the Falkands but you can't. You want them, but will never have them. Guess that leaves you feeling impotent. That is why you are so angry.

    The Truth Hurts!
    lol!

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DerkeBlake

    @8 Anglotino
    Once again, you're screwing with the narrative here by introducing facts. Dumb yourself down and get with the program! (Good post though).

    @ 13 Think
    I understand your object of reference, just not the reference's relativity? Elaborate?

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (15) DerkeBlake
    That's because post Nr. (13) is NOT relative to this thread, but will, eventually, be used on another thread IF the Anglo poster makes the expected move...
    Kind of a Semantic Chess, we could call it....

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Voice

    Are you some sort of pervert?

    Not so long ago you were saying that you were sexually excited by beating up pensioners, with your “muscles on top of muscles”....now you are offering one money?

    What would he have to do in exchange...?

    It's sickening the depravity of sick behaviour...

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Evil be to him who evil Thinks...
    El Think

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    “Aggressive promotions and solid leadership pays off for the Falkland Islands!”

    Things can only keep getting better and better for our brothers and sisters in the Falklands. Nice one guys

    3 José Malvinero

    Ssshhhh!! Please, try not to interrupt. The Adults are talking now and isn't way past your bedtime?

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    José @10

    YOU are the one saying that Conq.
    is not qualified to comment, or entitled to claim ownership, because he has never visited the Islsnds.

    Then, when it is pointed out that YOU have never visited them either - you claim @12, it is not Required that you visit in order for YOU to comment or claim the Islands.

    Do you see the contradiction clearly now?

    You are completely unable to reason logically - Idiota.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    if you want to see penguins go to Australia. Penguin island is ideal to see these flightless birds!! :)

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    very good poimt Troy. I love the way you expose these fools simply by pointing out the fallacies in their stupid statements.

    It looks like the Falklands are going from strength to strength, are being well-managed, and are encouraging global attention. All very promising.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    The “surprising” news is that the so-called FIG won a prize IN THE UK. That makes the whole argument baseless, biased and ridiculous! To boast of something that is linked to your own metropolis makes it simply tautological. Try to get such a “recognition” anywhere else and come back with the story to see how it works.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    23 Alejomartinez

    “The “surprising” news is that the so-called FIG won a prize IN THE UK.”

    If you had bothered at all to read the story fully, you would have noticed the fact that it was a “World Travel Market Event” and it was attended by:-

    “leading tour operators, ministers of tourism from partner countries, press and media”

    But why should a little thing like “the truth” get in the way of your prejudice?? right??

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @23
    I refer you to;
    8 Anglotino (#)
    Why yes, they did. What is so surprising? You think it was rigged? Wonder why no other a British destination won then?
    (and etc.) He totally refutes what you say and provides evidence.

    I also suggest you RTFT. (read the friggin thread)

    “That makes the whole argument baseless, biased and ridiculous...”
    What argument are you talking about? Unless you are trying to start one? Please remember that Argentina has a very poor record when it comes to such matters.

    Meanwhile here is a definition of 'tautological'.
    In rhetoric, a tautology is a logical argument constructed in such a way, generally by repeating the same concept or assertion using different phrasing or terminology, that the proposition as stated is logically irrefutable, while obscuring the lack of evidence or valid reasoning supporting the stated conclusion.

    This applies to your post. You really don't have anything to say. Your jealousy is just ugly and spiteful. If you really love and desire the Falklands, surely you should be celebrating their accolade!

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @23
    You could use the same analogy “ just because you say the FALKLANDS belong to you ” does not mean it does.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    @12 José Malvinero

    Relax Jose, after all, tomorrow belongs to you: http://youtu.be/29Mg6Gfh9Co

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    It is the same BS argument of 'sovreignity based on proximity'. Which I'm sure the Japanese would like to see that employed by China etc... Or maybe Chile or Brazil could start demanding large swathes of Argentina?

    Alejomartinez has niether a point nor an argument, just spite and jealousy. He should crawl back under whichever rock he emerged from.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Wooooooooooooow.......

    A piece of paper framed in cheap black plastic from an English Travel Industry Magazine called “Selling Travel” that doesn't even feature the Malvinas Islands in their material.....
    http://www.sellingtravel.co.uk/

    An aggressive and solid self-promotion for Tony Mason, Managing Director of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, indeed...

    This certainly merits his transfer to London with double salary and all expenses paid...

    Chuckle chuckle

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    29 Think

    The Falklands picks up a prize AND gets the publicity......

    Tony Mason get to add to CV..................

    A whole load of win all round then.

    Mean while, the neighbours are STILL getting a rent-a-mob to chase film crews out of the country over a number plate.....

    Is the tourist season well under way in Argentina yet?

    Chuckle chuckle ( indeed )

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Argentina beaten by tiny Falkland Islands… ..bahahahaha!

    'Think' (oxymoron with the emphasis on moron) is insanely jealous. Meanwhile Josey spouts the usual rubbish. No reasoned arguments just pointless assertions.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    the highest standard of representation for the islands to date.Shhhh,

    Apparently they are having to turn people down as so many thousands want to come to these great islands,

    so many in fact, that CFK is accusing the islanders of tourising the south Atlantic..lolol

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

    Not the dreaded 'touristisation of the South Atlantic' long-feared by the Peronists?
    Surely this is the final nail in the coffin for Cristina? I bet those nuclear Stealth Penguins are having one hell of a party onboard the Death Star!

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Turnip at (30)

    Jupppppp...., the Tourist season is well under way in Argentina...:

    “Foreign tourists arrivals increased 14.5% during the last nine months...”
    http://www.hosteltur.com.uy/113410_arribo-extranjeros-argentina-crece-145-nueve-meses.html

    In stark contrast to the ~10% DECREASE on the total number of tourist that visited Malvinas during the 2013/14 season...

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

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    Nov 08th, 2014 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Doing a better job than Filmus, would you say?

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

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    Nov 08th, 2014 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

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    Nov 08th, 2014 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Che Marquitos

    No......., We speak on Friday....... On Thursday you will be feeling as this guy...:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zeu4BrOkZF0

    ;-))))))))))

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    The Falkland Islanders have made it quite clear that they wish to remain a British Overeseas Territory. The UK supports them on this.
    The Argentine Gov and their suuports claim differently.
    But what are they going to actually DO about it? Just whinge and moan on the sidelines for another 200 years? Claim victimhood, again?
    Or act?
    If not they should just accept the status quo, shut up and jog-on.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 10:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    39
    :-))))))))))))))))))))))

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Oh, so nothing then?
    As usual. No wonder the country is a mess.

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    #23 Alejomartinez
    “That makes the whole argument baseless, biased and ridiculous! To boast of something that is linked to your own metropolis makes it simply tautological. Try to get such a “recognition” anywhere else and come back with the story to see how it works.”

    The same logic can be applied to Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands. A home grown myth with no real historical or legal basis perpetuated by Argentines but with little or no recognition elsewhere in the wider international community. Save for a few half-hearted supporters with their own agendas.

    So, once again, here we have the Falkland Islanders punching way above their weight, kicking goals while all Argentina can do is jealously snipe at their success and cry 'foul' to the umpire.

    Here we have a tiny country way down in the South Atlantic showing 40 million Argentines how it’s done. No wonder the Argentine supporters on this site are so bitter and twisted.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Let's have a little look at the 'logic' of several Argentine 'malvi-nazi' posters on this site.
    They claim either imminient, soon, or within 25 years that Argentina will take the Falklands. Therefore they should have a vested interest in the future success of their soon to be aquired new land, no?
    Therefore, following this 'logic'...
    “ ... a highly successful campaign over the past two and a half years of developing a higher awareness for the Falkland Islands through targeted and high level marketing, promotions and events, have pulled off the most successful of the years promotions.”
    ... is a good thing? Surely this is then in the Argentine national interest? Don't they want the best for their new territory? Or what?
    Are you all still with me?
    Or perhaps, they want the Islands ethnically-cleansed and returned to the state that they were first settled by the British when Argentina didn't even exist as a nation-state?
    I know this is hard to follow, but this is apparently what they believe.
    But what do they really want? Do they even know themselves?

    I'm just having problems with this 'logic' as it doesn't really add up.
    Bit like their economic policy really...

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 12:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    The 2014/15 season seems to have started well in the Falklands Think - cruise ships arriving without issue (so much for the Rivero law). Some even owned by Argentine companies - albeit registered in the Caymen Islands.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 02:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @45
    Sounds interesting! Are certain companies in Argentina avoiding Argentine Law in order to do business? Not much choice I guess, well if they want to make a profit that is.
    I have heard of this elsewhere....
    Do tell!
    :-)

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 03:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    I see that the idiot trolls of the pariah nation of Argentina have arrived in force and, as usual, are showing their total ignorance.

    Still - they are somewhat entertaining!

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 07:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (45) Mr. Lorton

    As a former Engrish bobby, I would expect YOU to know the Law....

    At least when you invoke it to others...

    The “ Gaucho Rivero” Law is quite clear...
    It applies to ALL Engrish military ships and them Engrish flagged civilian ships involved in the exploitation of the “Natural Resources” of Malvinas...

    AFAIK....., tourism is NOT a “Natural Ressource”

    http://www.legistdf.gov.ar/lp/leyes/cd%20leyes/LEYESP3/Ley852.htm

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    The 'Gaucho Rivero' law. Another classic example of the Argentine National Sport of Self Foot Shooting.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    ”What we do today affects the future of the Islands and we know without a doubt we have succeeded in making a huge leap forward in the tourism sector worldwide.”

    lol.
    maybe this tony nabo thinks the islets are a caribbean archipelago, or that they have something interesting to be visited.
    probably he has never left porto stanley.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Argentine National Sport of Self Foot Shooting? Did I just say?
    :)
    And right on time there is another example @50
    lol!
    Mr Mason collected the award at the World Travel Market event in LONDON. So based on that FACT paulie, I guess it is safe to assume that he has probably left Port Stanley at some point.
    Lol!
    You are hysterically bad at being a troll, but you do make me laugh with your idiocy and your naivety!

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    so, for the typical ignorant islander is too important to have received an “award” from sellingtravel.co.uk....
    have you lot visited that 10th class site?
    it is embarrassing.
    first thing they have to do if they want to appear as a serious institution, is to hire a decent web page designer, you fools.

    and do the same with that “award” LOL
    it is just a framed poster, N-A-B-O-S

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mick23

    @ 1 Conqueror ... Bryce Norton airbase up by Oxford... RAF flight once per week direct with refueling stop on the way. No idea of the cost but its there for you... GO!!

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trunce!

    @48

    “The “ Gaucho Rivero” Law is quite clear...
    It applies to ALL Engrish military ships and them Engrish flagged civilian ships involved in the exploitation of the “Natural Resources” of Malvinas...

    AFAIK....., tourism is NOT a “Natural Ressource”

    Your link states -

    ”Article 2 .- To forbid permanence, mooring or supply or logistics operations in the provincial territory of British flag vessels or convenience, engaged in activities relating to the exploration, exploitation of natural resources, military vessels, within the catchment area of ​​work Falkland Islands on the continental shelf Argentina.”

    That being the case. It does not explain why non UK flagged vessels were subjected to harassment when docked in Argentine Ports.

    Not only were the cruise ships not UK flagged, they were not even a BOT as @ 45 eluded to. Yes, they were Commonwealth registered, but in both cases the operators were US owned.

    http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/2013/01/07/42726/falklands-dispute-escalates-after-protesters-harass-cruise.html

    Perhaps it is not Mr Lorton requiring 'education', but the knuckle dragging thugs harassing innocent tourists.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    No doubt if the argies could do anything like her bloggers who keep getting removed,
    Comment removed by the editor.
    the argies too would be removed by the editor.

    that's all they have done for over 30 years,
    Removed...lol

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @52
    Every time I show the world how wrong you are, you sink into infantile insults and try to be-little the Falkland Islanders, or posters on this site.
    Grow up paulie!

    53 Marcos Alejandro (#) How much do they pay the American Mr. Mason for his wonderful job?

    Not enough! They should pay him more. Though I expect he will get a nice bonus when the tourist numbers increase.

    How much do you pay Filmus? haha! Is it 'un mínimo salarial de 840 pesos' like the teachers?
    lol!

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    They try to insult us,
    but in fact insult themselves for all those that watch this site,

    the islanders beat them at everything
    they are more intelligent and smarter than the argies,
    more cleverer and sophisticated,
    more wealthier and richer,
    more cleaner and healthier,

    as the saying goes to Argentina and CFK,
    Anything you can do==
    we can do better...

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    ... and have a GDP per capita that is 10 x Argentina GDP per capita
    :-)

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Argentina Buying Gripens? Brits Say 'No Way'
    http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141108/DEFREG05/311080014/Argentina-Buying-Gripens-Brits-Say-No-Way-?odyssey=nav|head

    Argentina’s Defense Minister Agustin Rossi surprised just about everybody when he announced on Oct. 21 that his government intended to buy 24 Saab Gripen E fighters to re-equip his nation’s ancient Air Force.
    But Rossi’s request appeared to ignore a likely insurmountable hurdle to the sale: Britain, its longtime foe, has a near veto on the export of the combat jet as a result of the substantial number of UK systems in the jet. More than 30 percent of the new version of the Gripen being developed by Saab is supplied by British industry
    ,,
    British business secretary Vince Cable invoked the ban on the sale of all military and dual-use technology for use by Argentina in 2012

    We are determined to ensure that no British-licensable exports or trade have the potential to be used by Argentina to impose an economic blockade on the Falkland Islanders
    .

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @60 Brition

    Top Post. With a link too.
    That's the way to do it!

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @54
    I think you will find it costs £ 2000 Brize Norton to Mount Pleasant.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @63 ref @54
    MOD - Brize Norton to Mount Pleasant, every Weds & Sun.
    Standard £2222 Available to all passengers.
    Premium Economy £3850 Available to all passengers.
    Group £1999 Applicable to groups of six or more people, booking and travelling together
    http://www.falklandislands.com/section.php/18/1/by_air/8b1cd84ebc3175aed1f80eca74b146b5

    I think Jose @62 is losing the plot. He really needs to get a Grip(en)!

    Sorry, couldn't resist it!
    www.defensenews.com/article/20141108/DEFREG05/311080014/Argentina-Buying-Gripens-Brits-Say-No-Way-?odyssey=nav

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    What is to stop Brazil selling its 2nd hand(in a few years)Gripens to Argentina?
    Or have Saab got a say in a deal like that?
    Of course by then, there will be so much oil pumped out that we could buy the Gripens from Brazil just to stop Argentina getting them! lol! chuckle chuckle.
    José Mal-de-dum-dum.
    You're not only mis-informed, but an idiot also, boy.
    These are NOT your islands, so disappear.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (65) Isolde, babykins

    Aren't you following the news?
    As things are going..., you will have to restart cooking penguins if you want to export any oil from them Islands...

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    65 lsolde

    ”What is to stop Brazil selling its 2nd hand(in a few years)Gripens to Argentina?“

    I just bet that if a deal is done, the UK will absolutely, positively and in all ways, make sure that there is a clause written into the contract to the effect of:- ”Thou shalt not be selling these un to TMBOA if she is still around”

    As for Jose, that, right there, is what a argentine education looks like.

    That he is brain washed, is without doubt
    That he is mis-informed is a given
    That he is an idiot is plain for all to see

    Still, we should keep him around for amusement value ( 'cos he is really, REALLY funny )

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @65 Isolde
    It will all be in the contracts, 'end-user prohibitions' etc.
    Brazil was just trying to get a bulk discount by involving Argentina.

    If Saab don't agree to do this for the UK it messes up the deal they have with the UK and will massively affect their whole global trade. 30% of each aircraft is UK spec.
    Who wants to buy 70% of an aircraft?
    Also they are good friends with the UK. Sweden has very close ties with NATO and they are not going do anything that would have negative outcomes for that relationship!
    Colombia is the only Lat Am country that has 'partnership' arrangements with NATO.
    Brazil will happily shaft the Argentines in order to get the deal with the Swedes.
    Bottom line: Argentina is not getting any Gripens, now, or in the future.
    I expect, secretly, Brazil is rather relieved about that too....

    Thought you'd like to know.
    :-)

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 10:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “If Saab don't agree to do this for the UK it messes up the deal they have with the UK and will massively affect their whole global trade”

    wot?

    nobody, i mean NOBODY cares too much for the uk in terms of business.
    they are just a tiny little swampy island.
    surely you think that little britain is more important than china, rusia, the u.s. or brazil.
    well, you are wrong, you brainwashed islanders

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 12:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @70
    political statements? Not really with you. Which statement?

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 06:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    60 Briton (#)Nov 09th, 2014 - 08:20 pmReport abuseArgentina Buying Gripens? Brits Say 'No Way'
    www.defensenews.com/article/20141108/DEFREG05/311080014/Argentina-Buying-Gripens-Brits-Say-No-Way-?odyssey=nav|head

    Thanks for the link. That will help scotch wild speculation from the rock throwers!

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 07:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @69 mamarracho No.2

    You are just showing more ignorance. UK economy is sixth largest in the world.

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 07:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @68 Pablo CabanaBoy


    nobody, i mean NOBODY cares too much for the uk in terms of business.
    they are just a tiny little swampy island.
    surely you think that little britain is more important than china, rusia, the u.s. or brazil.
    well, you are wrong, you brainwashed islanders”

    Ha ha, where is the link to prove that?
    Should I google it to look it up??!

    It seems that YOU are wrong, you brainwashed tick!
    The UK is the 6th largest economy of the world, ahead of Russia, BRAZIL, and all of South America.

    Soon, you'll be running to BRAZIL or Chile for a job - any job.
    Will you be the one shining my shoes, or fetching me a cold drink by the pool, CabanaBoy?
    Or will you be offering other 'services' to older women tourists, or men, as a poor, but entrepreneurial CabanaBoy does to get by... ?

    worm

    Here is a link to back it up, look for yourself:
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 08:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @74

    It may be but it's not. It's Argentina that refuses dialogue with Falkland politicians and residents at any time on any topic. While loudly proclaiming to the world that they only want to talk. Go figure.

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 09:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @67 ilsen,
    Thank you, you're right of course.
    However l don't trust the Argentines not to try something.

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    76 iso
    why so paranoid, my lovely isolda?
    where the heck is that sweet isolda girl from the past?
    is she a new victim of brainwashing and indoctrination in the islets?

    I blame that viceroy you have there.

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    CabanaBoy,

    Have you no answer to my earlier post?

    You have been made to look like a fool over your ranting with no facts.

    I'm sure Isolde is less than impressed.

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    78
    trolazo
    what earlier post, you nabo?
    the one in which you declare you are interested in prostitution and stuff?

    go to the red zone, or in your case to the pink zone.
    surely they are going to deflorarte el ojete, lol

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    79 CabanaBoy

    Here's a recap of what you said,

    “surely you think that little britain is more important than china, rusia, the u.s. or brazil.
    well, you are wrong, you brainwashed islanders”

    Sorry parasite,
    Britain is the 6th largest world economy, ahead of both Russia and Brazil, as well as all SA nations.

    Here is a link to back it up, look for yourself:
    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)

    Can you refute that ?

    No, but you will continue to repeat what you are told.

    You have no free will to think, do you?

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    80 nabo
    the uk is in total decline, you ass.
    not only it was surpassed by brazil, but also they have one of the biggest debts (+/- 100% of their PIB)
    add to that their lack of commodities, their 13 million people living under the poverty line, their high crime rate, and you have the only european country which belongs to the 3rd world.

    do u read spanish?
    no?
    then learn, you lazy islander.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/noticias/2014/08/140812_paises_mas_endeudados_am

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    81 CabanaBoy-paulie

    “the uk is in total decline, you ass.”

    Ha, ha, ha!!! It's worth repeating Ha, ha, ha!!!

    “you have the only european country which belongs to the 3rd world.”

    And Spain? what about your brothers and sisters in Spain? surely with the number of homeless / people living under the poverty line ( thanks to EU membership ) are they not a 3rd world country?

    Of course CabanaBoy-paulie, you NEVER let an inconvenient truth get in the way of your ill informed rants now do you?

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Tut tut,
    seems the argies no like the truth,
    so insults are abound abt Britain going down hill,

    still,
    as long as Argentina is at the bottom-it will be a soft landing, will it not .lol

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    80 Briton

    Ha, ha, ha..........

    “as long as Argentina is at the bottom-it will be a soft landing, will it not”

    You have, I take it, heard of the “Glass ceiling” for wages / promotion of females with a company, yes?

    Ever heard of a “Glass floor” when it comes to a country's Stagflation?

    Chuckle, chuckle.................

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Ha ha, very true..

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troll in The Dark

    “It may be but it's not. It's Argentina that refuses dialogue with Falkland politicians and residents at any time on any topic.”

    Why would Argentina's government talk to a non-country? Are the Falklands a sovereign nation?

    No. So they have no rights to talk to Buenos Aires on the same level as London, Montevideo, or Liechtenstein can.

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 12:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @83

    If the Argentine government had any balls, brains, guts or honour, they would talk to the people whose home they wish to seize.

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 12:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Recently; Timerman also thanked the Parlasur for its unanimous support to Argentina's arguments which describes the occupation of the Islands as a “military and economic colonialism” attack on Argentina, which insists in “imposing in our region as system so that our peoples can never fully develop”.

    So now, allegedly, 3 thousand Islanders are holding back 40 million Argentines?
    Frankly, my dear, I'm impressed.
    :-)

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 02:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    lts not the size of the dog in the fight,
    lts the size of the heart in the dog.

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CKurze30k

    “Why would Argentina's government talk to a non-country? Are the Falklands a sovereign nation? ”

    Argentina claims to want the (non-binding) UN resolutions calling for negotiations on the sovereingty dispute to be fulfilled.

    Those resolutions essentially specify that the interests of the Falkland Islanders must be taken into consideration.

    What better way to consider the interests of the legitimate inhabitants of the Falkland Islands by actually inviting them into talks, like an honest person would?

    It's either that or admit that Argentina doesn't care about the resolutions, rather seeing them as another way to push fake claims of sovereingty over territory legitimately held by Britain.

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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