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Argentina reaffirms Malvinas sovereignty rights; invites UK to “good faith” negotiations

Tuesday, June 21st 2011 - 17:44 UTC
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Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman addressing the United Nations Decolonisation Committee reiterated Argentina’s “unrenounceable and imprescriptible” sovereignty rights over the Malvinas Islands and extended a “formal invitation” to the British government “to sit to a table and resume, in good faith, negotiations” to solve the long standing dispute. Read full article

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  • saphira

    I fail to see or comprehend why a country that wants to colonise another is allowed to speak in front of a decolonisation committee

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A.J.Rimmer

    That's it, that is all he had to say? There must be more surely.

    If not, then i can only see one outcome to this whole committee meeting.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Searinox

    1# there was a uk representant in there?... because just to make you understand if you dont, malvinas is on the argentinian plataform, which means territorial integrity, so argentina doesnt want to colonize anything,argentina want to recover what belong to them...

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    If that is an actual picture of Timo sat at the UN C24 today, he looks rather shell shocked, like a rabbit in the headlights.

    His Ace card, Senor Peck, who has abandoned his Falkland Islands child(ren) from a previous relationship, is somewhat discredited before he played him, and was obviously going to be the entire theme of Timo's efforts at the UN C24.

    Funny how the Ace turned out to be a Joker.

    The RG camp should be very worried at this point that they are looking like a bunch of demented liars, and if you start to look very much like a demented liar, it not such a leap to believing you're a demented liar.

    I bet Timo's seat was wet when he left the room.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Aye, if all he's got is 'look at poor ikkle Jamie here' then we don't have much to worry about.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Furthermore the Argentine minister denounced before the C24 “the criminal attitude from fanatics who death threatened” the British descendent born in the Malvinas Islands, James Peck, “if he dared return to the Islands”.

    Given the facts, “we make British authorities that illegally occupy the Islands responsible for the safety of the Argentine citizen, Señor James Peck, if he wishes to exercise his Argentine rights to return to the occupied Islands”, underlined Timerman.

    Jees you couldnt make it up LOL,

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A.J.Rimmer

    Amazingly, if you look around Mercopress topics, you will see quite a few posts stating the RG's desire to exterminate the population of the Falklands, infact i have read 3 this day alone.

    Twitterman's head is gonna be on the chopping block when he eventually returns home (If he does).

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    Is that it, is that all this Muppet as got to say on the matter. Whats the betting though that Mr Peck ends up somewhere on the Falklands with a an argy bullet in is head one dark night and the Falkland citizens get blamed. Lets face it I would not nothing past this bunch of Argentine pirate psychopaths. Better come home Mr Peck you will be a lot safer than staying with your new found buddys.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mjprando

    I wonder if there's a way to stop all this sh$”·$t for a couple of decades and move on to find common interests. I guess we can benefit from each other if we wanted to.
    The first thing to do would be agreeing on disagreeing

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Jees they seem worried about Peck having Death threats against him,he should feel at home in his new homeland

    Death threat made against Argentine archbishop

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/death_threat_made_against_argentine_archbishop/
    Argentina: Journalist receives death threats in Orán, Salta

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/death_threat_made_against_argentine_archbishop/

    So hated, in fact, that Barrientos has reportedly received death threats as a result of an incident in the 31st minute of Racing’s 1-0 win last Sunday that sent the Colombian playmaker tumbling to the ground with a torn ACL in his right knee

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A.J.Rimmer

    There was a way, it happened in 1850, the convention of settlement, which rattified all differences between the UK and Argentina. That lasted for 91 years, until Argentina choose to ignore it that is.

    They do like to ignore many things.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FIMum

    @8 I wouldn't put it past them at all and James Peck should perhaps be getting nervous about the people he has jumped into bed with... Argentina will use him against the Islands in any way that it can - and he wonders why he won't be welcome back here. Pathetic little man.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Will be fair if this news organization shows the full Statement of both sides, not only one.

    Anyway, looks like “the freedom of speech” style of some British in Malvinas back fired in their faces and is news around the world now, embarrasing.

    “Furthermore the Argentine minister denounced before the C24 “the criminal attitude from fanatics who death threatened” the British descendent born in the Malvinas Islands, James Peck, “if he dared return to the Islands”.

    Given the facts, “we make British authorities that illegally occupy the Islands responsible for the safety of the Argentine citizen, Señor James Peck, if he wishes to exercise his Argentine rights to return to the occupied Islands”, underlined Timerman”

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FIMum

    @13 - I don't believe that our freedom of speech 'style' can backfire. It's not just a 'style' for us - we believe in that freedom absolutely, as do other modern clear-thinking democracies. It says an awful lot about you and your country that you do not see this.

    James Peck is totally entitled to his opinion, but he needs to accept that Falkland Islanders are not going to agree with it.

    In actual fact, this ridiculous story shows what Argentina is prepared to do to try and undermine us, but look at this story - ONE shallow man out of a population of nearly 3,000 has sold out to your country... it only serves to highlight the fact the rest of us don't want anything to do with Argentina - now, or ever.

    You would do well to grow up and leave us alone. Even better, why not take a good hard at our freedom of speech and our lifestyle - maybe Argentina could learn something about what it means to be a real democracy.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    The UN should ban Hector Timerman from acting in international politics and participating in international forums, because that would help all of us, including the Falklanders. Cristina de Kirchner and Héctor Timerman are insane. Everything that the government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner says or does is esentially evil and sinister, no one with a healthy man and a good heart would believe what this government is saying. The island's name is the Falklands and they belong to the people of falklanders, Britain was there way before of Argentina's very existence.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    If this is all that he had to say,
    Then what happens about the Falkland’s people, are they going to be just ignored,
    Where are their rights . For the committee to just sit there and allow this travesty of justice , then the Falkland’s should now do what the Gibraltarians did, and walk away and refuse to have anything to do with them,
    if this is what they call justice, then the U N committee should be ashamed of itself, but then again, we all know what Argentina is after, and she will cause bloody havoc until she gets what she wants,
    But if history is true to the facts, then Argentina will not like what it finally gets, and those who back her, will have to live with the guilt for decades to come . ???????

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Where is the actual proof of this death threat? Mr. Timmerman should be careful about making such unfounded allegations.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A.J.Rimmer

    It was probably one of those “Wanted Dead or Alive” pictures that you can have made up at carnivals.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • R.G. R Liars.

    The only fact that Timerman could come up with in the Falklands dispute:
    He is worried about the health of a cabbage thief!
    LOL

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    Mr Peck has learnt one thing in his first week as an Argentinian...NEVER EVER trust an Argentinian politician. He would be much safer returning to his homeland than staying in a country which has disapeared 30,000 of its own citizens ! Mr Hectic had better find a new career path because that argument is dead in the water.It would be an incompressible and unacceptable colonial situation if Argentina did take over the Falklands !!!

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    well i dont know the bloke, but we remember what happend to lord haw haw, any resemblence ??

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    This is our weak Socialista government!

    What has become of the war crimes they commit against us? The people of the Malvinas who supported the British in 1982 must be tried for treason!They do not want us! WE DO NOT WANT THEM! GO HOME NOW!

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @21 I was thinking that meself... hung him didn't they?

    The death threat ( singular) that wee jamie received probably came from the father of the sheila he had knocked up and abandoned...

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    23, yep and well deserved .

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    Flipflop has lost it !

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benito

    23 It is more likely these threats originate from the people using James Peck as a propaganda tool.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    #3 - the Uk do not send a representative to the C-24 as the UK believes that the committee is irrelevant.

    #13 -MoreCrap, the official press release isn't out yet although I would expect it to arrive in the next few hours. It provides greater detail but is not a 'blow by blow' account of the proceedings. The full transcript is not released.

    #22 - you were the war criminals FlipFlop, not us.

    #26 - they'll also have used Vernett's great-great-great grand-daughter who turns up to say that Vernett was an Argentine, although all the facts state otherwise.

    Jun 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    Luis Vernet was from Hamburg, Germany but moved to Uruguay, then later to Argentina, he was a traitor to Argentina as he first went to the British Consul in recognition of the British claim to the Malvinas, he also undertook a survey for British and recruited British colonists. He failed in his duty to defend the Malvinas and was not there when the Lexington raided, his colony of 20 men surrendered without a fight!

    The real Argentine hero of the Malvinas was Don Juan Esteban Mestivier but he was murdered by his own men, also traitors to Argentina! We need to rid ourselves of all such traitors and then we can take the Malvinas back.

    NO MORE COLONIALS IN LATIN AMERICA, THIS IS OUR LAND, GO HOME.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    27 Redhoyt, The full Statement of this englishman representing United Kingdom is in this article. I understand, after all they pay the bills for MP.

    http://en.mercopress.com/2011/06/21/falklands-calls-on-c24-to-open-its-mind-and-support-islanders-desire-to-determine-their-future

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 12:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    MoreCrap, that's the statement as provided by the FIG to MercoPress. I am more interested in the full transcrip from the C-24.Now, as it happens, the official press release from the C-24 has shown up.

    So I'll go and have a read!

    http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2011/gacol3225.doc.htm

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 12:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    Lies

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Marcos- by what farcical stretch of imagination does Islands Legilsative Member Dick Sawle represent the UK??!!
    Did you not know they actually have about 650 elected members of Parlimaent of their own that represent UK!

    But even you cannot dispute that he spoke plain reality and FACTS- not Timmerman fanstasy

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 01:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Ok, read that! Nothing very new. If anything they seem to have spent less time on the Falkland's question than in previous years with Guam taking up part of the proceedings. Love the way Argentina twists and reinterprets GA Resolutions to make them read the way they wand AND THEN berates the UK for not following those Resolutions. Funny :-)

    Another draft Resolution to go before the Fourth Committee in October ...... and so the farce goes on!

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 01:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    32 Islander1, Somehow I saw that one comming :-) and I thought all the kelpers were asleep.
    Mr Dick represents Sheffield, England and his own pocket (fishing company Seaview Ltd) nothing else.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 01:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Marcos- suggest YOU go back to sleep- Dick Sawle sold his business a few years ago- its actually owned by a guy who is part Argentine now!!

    Top marks for geography at least - yes Sheffield is indeed in England - they have quite a few members of Parliament- the Westminster London Parliament- not totally sure but I think one of them is actually the deputy priminister Neck Clegg(can anyone here correct this?)'
    Dick Sawle is one of 5 elected members(IN FACT HE TOPPED THE VOTES BY A BIG MARGIN) of Legislative Assembly for the Falkland Islands Assembly - a few miles away from both Sheffield and London if you look at a map!
    So- as usual- Marcos all confused.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 02:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • kbec

    #28 Filippo. I had no idea you were an indigenous native. Yes I agree with you
    NO MORE COLONIALS IN LATIN AMERICA, THIS IS OUR LAND, GO HOME.
    Up the Mapuche, Kolla, Toba , Wichí people - the few left after the Spanish tried to exterminate them. Send the remaining implanted Spanish back home.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 02:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dab14763

    31 Filippo

    “Lies”

    I agree. What Héctor Timerman, María Vernet, and Alejandro Betts say is full of lies.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 04:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    dab: You are a master of the lies.You habe been rebutted by expert about your “findings”
    Remember Shadow,the master lesson he gave in international law?

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 04:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Come on, SiEster, break with Argie tradition and actually try to support a claim with some evidence. Which expert? Who? When? Where can the experets findings be found? What were your expert's sources? What makes him/her an expert?

    Of course the reality is that it is Argentina's fraudulent version of historical events, and their spurious version of what the UN has actually said, that has been rebutted. Not that it takes an expert .... Argentina's lies are so easy to prove wrong even we can do it :-)

    As for 'international law' ...... well, take it to the ICJ if you really believe that it is on your side!

    Dab is quite correct, but the people he mentioned are not alone. Other South American countries that spoke quite intentionally misinterpretted what the UN has said.

    I always find it quite funny that AFTER a vote has taken place, Argentina stands up and attempts to lecture everyone else on what they actually voted for .... reinterpretting and changing what was voted upon. Although of course, that's just 'smoke and mirrors'. Once the vote has been taken then the subject matter stands as it was before the vote. Not after.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 05:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    35 Islander------ Nick Clegg does represent an area in Sheffield as an MP and Deputy Prime Minister. However I don't think a single person in Sheffield has ever voted for or elected Mr Swarle to a position in our Parliament, in fact the average person in Sheffield has probably never heard about him. Again Marcos Alejandro the nincompoop shows to all on this site his ignorance on such matters.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 05:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Show a little respect there Bulldog, you may not know this but MoreCrap is one of Argentina's greatest living Dickhead's. That man's forgotten more than he ever knew! And I'll have you know that MoreCrap is, in fact, ignorant on ALL matters!

    So behave :-)

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 05:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    35 Islander1, Please tell Britishchihuahua, since he claim to be a smart sassenach, that Mr Dick last name is Sawle not
    Swarle and he is an englishman born and raise in Sheffield not Malvinas so he should represent that city not a colony of Brits 14000km away in Argentina-South America.

    As far as I know Seaview Limited have Spanish partners not Argentinean.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 05:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Some argie politicians are not argies :-))))

    María Eugenia Estenssoro is a Bolivian-born Argentine politician, journalist and activist for women's rights. She represents the city of Buenos Aires in the Argentine Senate.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 06:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (37) dab14763

    Dear Mr. Dab..........

    You claim to be a British living in Perú.

    Still, you where 100% wrong in your analysis about the Peruvian election.

    If you can’t even grasp the realities of the South-American country you are living in, what makes you such an “expert” in Argentinean matters?

    Ps:
    You never reverted about the donation, to your favorite charity, of the 100 Soles from our bet about the result of the Peruvian election.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 06:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    Where is Sheffield? I heard something like this in London to be in the countryside Am I right?

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 06:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Dim - Sheffield is just a little north of West Falkland ....... closer than you think!

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 06:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    I find it hillarious that the claim twatterman is using about Jamie Peck being given death threats came from a .......... British pirate newspaper.

    Anyway isn't his country composed of the fanatics who deny that the islanders are entitled to self-determination and that they don't exist?

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    42 Marcos Alejandro ----- We know we are winning the augments when nincompoops like yourself woof woof , pick up on typos and try to be smart arses woof woof.

    41 Redhoyt--- I am behaving, quite badly as it happens woof woof, I cant help it if they take the bait and show themselves to be complete and utter ninnies.

    45 NicoDim you are a dim twat, I thought you had been to the UK, or did you do what most visitors do when they come our shores and stay just in London, If you did you must learn to get out more often. Why travel all those miles and not explore our great country. Its quite a nice place. Hey and you could see all those poverty stricken places that you say we have, you wont spot many of them because even our poor are richer than your middle class people, as I showed you.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Furthermore the Argentine minister denounced before the C24 “the criminal attitude from fanatics who death threatened” the British descendent born in the Malvinas Islands, James Peck, “if he dared return to the Islands”.

    Ho, ho, ho

    I demand that the Argentine Government do something about the criminal fanatics who've been sending me death threats for years.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    I thought 'Sheffield' was in the Chilean Navy now.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    Chile has all your warships, the British navy now has only partol boats, they will all soon be on bottom of the ocean! First the socialista then Chile, then Las Malvinas!

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sanity

    Pity that all discussion on the Falklands seems eventually to fall into infantile bellicosity (51) or silly name-calling, as in the Argentine President`s intemperate outburst and Hugo Chavez`s unhelpful and ignorant threats.
    Although I have not been in Argentina,I know Brazil well, and became friends with many Argentinians living there, before,during and after the 1982 conflict.All were patriotic,but most believed that even if a legal claim to the islands had existed in 1833, it now seemed ridiculous to pursue it in face of the islanders`own clearly expressed wishes.
    Those who expressed these views had the advantage of perspective gained mostly from some years living outside the reach of political propaganda.Even a poorly educated Argentinian must by now realise that the Falklands only becomes a major issues when votes are sought or attention needs to be distracted from more pressing issues.
    The Argentine government should concentrate on concilliatory measure and helpful proposals designed to win the confidence of the islanders in the years ahead.If they conducted themselves in a civilized and reasonable manner,they might well convince a mjority to vote for joining them...eventually.
    Argentine`s present self-defeating course simply pushes such an outcome even further into the future.
    There are many areas in which both could benefit from cooperation.But Argentina must demonstrate respect before it can win trust.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @51

    Now flipper, maths may not be my strongest suit but doesn't the Argentine Navy have 42 ships (including patrol boats, supply ships, tugs and other auxiliaries, a tall ship and an icebreaker that has been being fixed for more than a year) whereas the RN runs 80 ships, 22 of which are patrol boats (all of which are combat capable) the RFA runs another 19 (which could defend themselves, but are not offensively equipped) and the RMAS runs another 70 (support boats).

    How, in your mind, do you get 80+19+70>42 ?

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    @51

    Yeah yeah...and cloud cuckoo land, Narnia and middle Earth next no doubt...

    Silly little boy, isn't it time for your bottle and nap?

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    48 Britishbulldog (#)
    42 Marcos Alejandro -----“We know we are winning the augments”
    Good for you that you are winning the “augments” but I am glad that Argentina is winning the argument!!

    Great country? Last time I read one of your comments you were planning to move to Scotland to join the SNP.

    49 I know who James Peck is but...who are you??

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    I really dont know why you guys feed the troll(Filippo) it's clear he's a British person posing as an Argentinian.

    Just ignore him and he'll get bored.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Is that the best Argentina can come up with? Throw in a bit of “good faith” and stir in a few more insults and lies. UK is right to ignore such people.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @ Britishbulldog

    You don’t know or you have not idea about Argentina, mate.

    First I never say that you don’t have nice landscapes or places but I’m from Argentina where landscapes and nice places are everywhere

    I was also in Wales, also passed for Birmingham I ended up in Conway to see some castles down to the cost, also in Dover, Surrey, Essex, and in some places in the countryside in the middle of nowhere that I don’t even remember the names.

    But as you can imagine I didn’t go to Europe to look for countryside, landscapes etc.

    In fact if I want to see places like this I have a little castle countryside style within Buenos Aires just from 1hour and 30 minutes from the city and many others like this.
    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1220533
    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1220533
    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1220533
    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1220533

    Sorry nothing personal just a cultural shock as FI representatives when have arrived to Washington but in reverse for someone coming from a large city like Buenos Aires. What can I do?

    Do you know how funny sounds for us knowing Europe that someone from these latitudes call as Third world country. We just look like a super power compared with you guys. ha ha

    Built for an empire that never was, Buenos Aires.
    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1220533

    I don’t totally agree with that as we still hold the 8th bigger mass of land in the world and still expanding to the Atlantic Ocean and may be later to the north. Who knows? The world is changing faster than ever and in the next years you can become part of our empire.

    ArgiKistan may be will name you and guess why?

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    “Built for an empire that never was, Buenos Aires.”

    “Buenos Aires was built to rule an empire anchored in the commodity trade”

    Not the same kind of empire as you're thinking nico. But thanks for the good laugh!

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    as we still hold the 8th bigger mass of land in the world

    And most of you, all huddle around BA, lack of ambition?

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    Sorry guys we are a big empire homogenic same language same culture.

    The problem with you is that you have to wet your feet to grab a square meter of land.

    Is our fault that you live in a little island and everything for you is overseas?

    Is our fault that you have lost your old empire and you are now invade and cannot take control even of your little island?

    Tell me what was left or your empire?

    Nothing and even getting smaller perhaps?

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Tell me what was left or your empire?”

    Nothing. It ended decades ago.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Tell me what was left or your empire

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_where_English_is_an_official_language

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_where_English_is_an_official_language
    The United Kingdom exported the English legal system to the Commonwealth countries during the British Empire, and many aspects of that system have persisted after the British withdrew or granted independence to former dominions. English law prior to the Wars of Independence is still an influence on United States law, and provides the basis for many American legal traditions and policies. Many states that were formerly subject to English law (such as Australia) continue to recognize a link to English law - subject, of course, to statutory modification and judicial revision to match the law to local conditions - and decisions from the English law reports continue to be cited from time to time as persuasive authority in present day judicial opinions. For a few states, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council remains the ultimate court of appeal. Many jurisdictions which were formerly subject to English law (such as Hong Kong) continue to recognise the common law of England as their own - subject, of course, to statutory modification and judicial revision - and decisions from the English Reports continue to be cited from time to time as persuasive authority in present day judicial opinions.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_where_English_is_an_official_language
    The Commonwealth of Nations, normally referred to as the Commonwealth and formerly known as the British Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of fifty-four independent member states. All but two (Mozambique and Rwanda) of these countries were formerly part of the British Empire, out of which it developed.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    “Good Faith” negotiations?

    Like the oil exploration agreement?
    Or the fisheries management agreement?
    Or how about the 1994 undertaking to review the toponymy relating to the invasion?

    Good faith indeed...

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    NicoDin ,for a fool who claims he has been halfway around the world,
    Your education seems to have dropped conversably,
    We deal in facts, not crappie proper gander,
    and the fact is [Mr 8th largest country ] you were effectively and divisively beaten by a little tiny island race, 8, miles away, outnumbered and out gunned, we whipped the floor with you,
    Now when you learn to grow up, and respect the truth, you might learn something, you could start by [listening] ?

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @52. I agree and there are many Argentines living in Argentina that feel the same way. They want the urgent problems they face day to day to be the priority of their government.

    @56. I totally agree. Don't feed the troll.

    Jun 22nd, 2011 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Marcos- I am talking about the Island registered OWNERS of Seaview Polar - not their Spanich partners - and the chief Islands owner has Argentine family- like it ot lump it! It is a fact - you know - one of those things that do not exist in truth and reality in Argentina.

    Jun 23rd, 2011 - 02:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Islander1 Good for him then, I couln't care less.

    Jun 23rd, 2011 - 04:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Briton

    And why I should listen to a bunch of low class nationalistic Englishmen from the countryside in extinction struggling to live in their own land and being invaded by the third world?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3FwTtBVjk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3FwTtBVjk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3FwTtBVjk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3FwTtBVjk

    So Britishgani I would be focusing in my own problems at home than to pretend to grab other people land if I would be you before is too late.

    Jun 23rd, 2011 - 04:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Supported by all countries ? Good to C(24), some reason amongst the biased and discredited Committee :-)

    http://www.cocorioko.net/?p=12459

    Jun 23rd, 2011 - 07:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sanity

    #63
    I believe Argentina itself once considered, perhaps even applied, to join the Commonwealth in the 1920s.Presumably then, after many years of successful trading with the UK, the Falklands were not such a burning issue.
    #66
    I really am relieved to find that in fact you still can`t fool all of the people all of the time. If gives grounds for a little hope that some sensible modus vivendi might finally be found.

    Jun 23rd, 2011 - 09:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    #71 Argentina was also one of the founding members of the League of Nations, even had a terms of its presidency in the '20s.

    Funnily enough they never raised the issue of the Falklands at the League, not once.

    Jun 23rd, 2011 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    69 NicoDin ----And why I should listen to a bunch of low class nationalistic Englishmen from the countryside in extinction struggling to live in their own land and being invaded by the third world?

    Oh so now its not Britain that is a third world country like you have been saying, it turns out all along what you realy meant to say is that we are being invaded by third world countrys. You are confusing sometimes Nic

    69 NicoDin----
    So Britishgani I would be focusing in my own problems at home than to pretend to grab other people land if I would be you before is too late.

    Like I have just said you are confusing sometimes. Its your country that is trying to grab some other persons land Nicodim. The Falklands islands have never been Argentina's, in fact as you well know the Falklands were populated long before Argentina was just a twinkle in someones brain.

    So you can insult the UK all you want the sun will still set every night,the sun will still rise every day and the Falklands will still belong to the people that live on those islands that want to be protected by the UK from Argentine land grabbers, or in other words Nicodim thieves and pirates from Argentina. Woof Woof.

    Jun 23rd, 2011 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    it’s not our fault that we are the best,
    And you guys are just envious of us,
    You continually run us down, but secretly admire us,
    The charm the sophistication and charisma just rolls of the sleeve.
    You guys have trouble rolling out of bed.

    Jun 23rd, 2011 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Britishbulldog

    You know perfectly that UK is a third world country why insisting in comparing with Argentina?

    Why Britain is now a Third World country
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/columnists/clarkson/article1655505.ece

    “A senior Papal adviser has pulled out of the Pope's UK visit after saying arriving at Heathrow airport was like landing in a “Third World” country.”
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/columnists/clarkson/article1655505.ece

    “Britain often does seem like a Third World country”
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/columnists/clarkson/article1655505.ece

    Bankrupt Britain - The Next Third World Country
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/columnists/clarkson/article1655505.ece

    We are becoming, in political terms, a genuine Third World country... 2007
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/columnists/clarkson/article1655505.ece

    @Briton

    The best on what?

    Drugs trafficking, crime, knife killing or lying?

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 06:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LegionNi

    # 75 NicoDin

    You really do love the internet don't you?! Thing with the internet though is that you can put almost anything into a search engine and be guaranteed to have some pages returned. Thing is you the vast majority of them have been posted by people like you with little to no idea of what they are talking about.

    For example I've just put “Argentina a third world country” into a search engine and it returned 1330 hits. If I don't restrict it to the exact phrase it returns 17,800,000 hits.

    Does this prove that Argentina is a third world country? No of course it doesn't, any more than the rubbish you post proves any of the rubbish you spout.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 08:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Nicodume ultimately needs to beleive that the UK is a third world country with a third rate military....

    Ultimatly his logic comes crashing down around his arse when we ask him why his first world country and first rate military hasn't built up the courage to gloriously retake the Malvinas from a third world country from soldiers who are apparently all gay and take heroin....

    Obviously Nicodumes renewed obsession with Muhhamed is affecting his brain again....

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 08:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Don't shame NicoDin into leaving, he's our main sparring partner now that Think doesn't seem to be posting anymore!
    Without him we'd be left with uninformed idiots like Searinox & Malen. Or that complete head plonker, Martin_Fierro.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Ah! RC cyber warrior eh!

    No need to believe Rhaurie you can just confirm that by taking a little walk around your neighbourhood.

    Not convinced yet?
    Ytube to the rescue

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3FwTtBVjk

    Why don’t you move to Jamaica?

    They have wonderful beaches, good music, cricket, they seem to be on vacation every day, they look like happy people and the best at all them speak English and may be better than you and is not Camerun with cutting plans. You will feel at home. ha ha.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3FwTtBVjk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3FwTtBVjk

    I will not recommend Buenos Aires because I’m afraid you will suffer a cultural shock we have lifts every where, tall buildings, wide roads, a lot of theatres, free education, democracy and all that things that sound strange to you.

    @ lsolde

    Ah Isolde the only sexy and pretty girl in town

    : )

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Dim & YouTube = minor entertainment. Nothing more!

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Cyber warrior?

    remind me again...aren't you the lunatic who thinks that the Falklands are going to be imminently invaded by 50,000 Argentine soldiers, despite having no capability to get there?

    aren't you the lunatic who posts repeated Youtube videos which show absolutely nothing...

    aren't you the lunatic who masqueraded on Youtube as Nicodume and trolled every single Falklands war video with your arm chair general commentary on how you didn't lose the war....Oh and then promptly deleted his youtube account after I rumbled you :)

    As I said Nicodume you need to beleive thats why you look for all these videos an inherent nationalistic need to beleive your own bias against the UK....we are great and you know it, we will always have the Falklands, as the athenians said to the Macedons- “Your hatred of us is recognition of our power”, your dislike of the UK Nicodume, is recognition of our power, and Argentina's powerlessness to do nothing except rant :)

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    and all that things that sound strange to you.

    Throwing your own people out of planes is pretty strange Nicotine,you got us on that one

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Rhaurie

    “you need to beleive thats why you look for all these videos an inherent nationalistic need to beleive your own bias against the UK....we are great and you know it”

    Are you on drugs or what Rhaurie?

    Yes you are Great, a Great “Boludo” and seem with spelling and grammar problems too “beleive thats” ha ha

    Oh! Rhaurie go to Jamaica and take some sunny days in the beach. The third world is affecting you too much I guess. You need fresh air and some good music.

    : )

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    In to the vally of laughs, rode the argenteen bloggers
    Thinking on the way,
    Leading the dogs of war, smoking puff all day

    With Marcos Searinox and mjprando bringing up the rear
    Obeying young Christina, , bendover [yes dear .]
    Its back to the blog for you guys
    You failed to steal their lands
    And then they went and kicked us
    Out of the Falkland’s .
    [have a sense of fun] just a thought ??

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Clap clap Nicodume, thanks again for recognizing our power and influence and your powerlessness, we have the Falklands, and all you can do is impotently post youtube videos and say:

    “Britain is bad, soldiers gay, you take drugs, bad spelling, third world...jaajjajja”

    Such impotency in the face of situations he can't change, its probably why he fantasizes about Argentine forces some how managing to take the Falklands...its how he copes with the reality of Britain's power and influence the world over :)

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    @Rhaurie
    Don't worry seem we are taking over you now slowly.

    http://www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/

    ha ha

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    I trust the posting of an irrelevant link is acquiescence that what I said is true? Your jealousy and impotentcy in the face of our power and influence worldwide.....get used to it bhoyo.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I have been to the original Gaucho Restaurant a few times and very good it is too. Dinner for two is about $300 - $350. Pretty average for a good London restaurant but there are so many to choose from.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    E, $300-$350 what?

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    About £220 for drinks, dinner and a good bottle of wine for two. It is not really a place for a romantic dinner, more like a club in the bar and the restaurant is also very noisy and frantic!!! Very authentic BsAs. : )

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    For $300 bucks, you buy the cow, the baby and the guy that fed the baby ....wow!!

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    London is a very expensive city. Property prices, rent and rates, taxes, plus wages are pretty high in the capital. It all adds up. And the numerous good quality restaurants never seem short of patrons. I am guessing expense accounts must help.

    (Obviously, there are numerous mid-priced and cheaper eating establishments too).

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (91) Artillero601

    A bit steep for ex-servicemen…………..................
    I'll stick with the “Under the Hood” café.

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 09:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    @93 A bit steep for ex-servicemen..... wrong, I'm a business owner sir. My tax return is available upon request!!

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    My tax return is available upon request!!

    A tax paying Argie? should have you stuffed and put on show

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 11:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    Yes Stick , I pay taxes to Uncle Sam !!!!!!!!!!

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 11:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    So you are stuffed ! :-)

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 11:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    lol!

    Jun 24th, 2011 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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