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Falklands’ government regrets Mercosur decision but understands the “bullying tactics from Argentina”

Wednesday, December 21st 2011 - 20:08 UTC
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Members of the Falklands elected Legislative Assembly deeply regret the Mercosur decision to ban Islands flagged vessels from entering their ports, but also understands “the bullying tactics from Argentina”, said an official Wednesday release from the Falklands’ government. Read full article

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  • Islas Malvinas

    “It is not yet clear what practical impact, if any, this resolution will have”...

    It reminds you the Continent you´re located at does not recognize you as a British territory, but an argentinian one.

    You´re not welcome.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dreyfoss

    Notice how the British media are handling this story - hardly at all and when they do their reporting is stuffed with political correctness almost as though the Falklands is a foreign country but then, I am not suprised as the majority of British know nothing at all about the islands and could care even less.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    Iam sure the native americans felt the same.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Great Britain

    @1, then you better be prepared to go to war to claim them.

    @2, don't worry the British public are not appeasers.

    @3, Yeah, before they were massacred.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    1. The Falkland Islands aren't in the Continent of South America, they're in and surrounded by the South Atlantic.

    No country on the South American Continent is surrounded by the South Atlantic.

    2. It might be the most important story in Argentina, but then you are a one horse town; however, in the developed World there's a lot more going on, and the story has to compete with them.

    3. Quite right, as the native americans stared down the barrels of the Argentine Troops, just before they were massacred by ethnic cleansing, they must have felt at the very least unwelcome.

    Just like Argentines will feel unwelcome in Stanley when they get a cold shoulder.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipling

    Come On People, Go Home with your Queen (OF THE ANGLICAN LIES) to another island. Please, for the Real GOD.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Yes, Iraqi people and even India regret UK's bullying tactics old lady.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/iraqs-prime-minister-grants-six-month-extension-on-deadline-to-close-iranian-exiles-camp/2011/12/21/gIQAhohv8O_story.html

    ““We don’t want to hand them over to Iran. We don’t want to kill them. We don’t want to oppress them and we don’t want to starve them. But their presence in Iraq is illegal and illegitimate,” al-Maliki said during a press conference Wednesday, three days after the last U.S. soldiers left the country.” said the owner of the world, the USA government :)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 12:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kipling

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ2JzjOUjMM for the our Planet!!!! Come On people, go Home!!!

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dreyfoss

    Well my friends, the Flag waving has started in Britain -
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077296/Flashpoint-Falklands-Britain-dusts-war-plans-Argentina-turns-heat.html

    Of course all this is very different from 1982 when the poor poverty stricken Islanders had been taken hostage by nasty South American generalissimos . I cannot wait to see the faces of those British patriots when they see the new Falklands with its mixed race population, super homes, expensive cars and then they find out that any new war will about protecting the rights of a few super-rich to suck out the oil and get even richer....while the British cannot get a job and when they do they have to give half their salary to the power companies and the rest to the pigs in Brussels and then work until they are 90 before ending up in a hospitalor retirement home where they get starved or beaten to death.
    LOLs LOLs and double LOLs

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 12:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    5 Wireless
    1. “The Falkland Islands aren't in the Continent of South America, they're in and surrounded by the South Atlantic”

    What a genius you are witless! Are you related to Rhaurie(Adam) by any chance?
    Malvinas is part of South America, not Europe nor Africa.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 12:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    But Uruguay has cleary stated it is ITS NATIONAL POSITION and NOT because Argentina's bullying. I understand that it must be very very difficult for you to understand but it is not a defeat. It has ALWAYS be the same, the problem is that you insist on your version of history. GREAT, EXCELLENT JOB ARGENTINA ONCE AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!!!

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 9 “ending up in a hospitalor retirement home where they get starved or beaten to death.” you want it, you got it:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-132364/NHS-starves-man-death.html

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Dross - you are still missing the point. How successful the Islands have become is irrelevant. National rentiment will now harden against Argentina and the people will expect the British Government to react.

    Remember Argentina does more trade with the UK than the other way around.

    This will cost you.

    And still make no difference to the sovereignty of the Falklands.

    Mercosur's measure smacks of desperation.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benito

    I would like to know if there is a good website detailing the history of the Falkland Islands?

    All we get in Argentina is childish propaganda. I know many of the facts but I would like a well sourced reference to refer my friends to on this.

    Our government is insane and their insanity is fed by the mindless nationalists and I am getting increasingly worried that we are heading for a repeat of the the 1970's, a time I remember all too well as I lost family and friends who are still unaccounted for.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 13 you got it right, you deserve a cookie :) This is South America, and this will cost you :)

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

    Ben - try here :-)

    http://falklandstimeline.wordpress.com/

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    13 Redhoyt “This will cost you”
    You didn't start your day saying good morning, get used to it or take to the ICJ like you normally do.
    You must be pissed after so many bad news for your colonial England the last few hours. Not to worry Red this is just the beginning...

    Yesterday Mercosur bans access to all Malvinas flagged vessels, today:
    “Britain's most senior civil servant Sir Gus O’Donnell has publicly questioned whether the United Kingdom will still exist in a few years’ time”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8971787/Sir-Gus-ODonnell-The-UK-faces-break-up.html

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    MoreCrap - good morning!

    Actually, having taken a look at the morning's news, I think that this is going to work out well. Argentina is again being seen as the irrational bully, and Britain the defender of the weak. Always goes down well in the diplomatic world.

    Sympathy - a wonderful weapon.

    Oh, and keep watching that British Empire site that you so love to quote ... :-)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 02:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • livin' in argentina

    Santa Claus - the facts :
    1. He wears red a lot.
    2. He's good at breaking into houses.
    3. He has lots of electrical goods that nobody can trace.
    4. He drives an unlicensed vehicle.
    5. He only works one day a year.......
    Lapland my arse - he's an Argentine !!!!

    Happy xmas!

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 02:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinense 1833

    Declaration of lord West smacks of desperation.
    @5 Welcome to Latin America.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 02:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Time for a change I think.

    What do you think Think?

    Pastures new?

    About to be outed, so why not :-)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 02:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Good morning Lord Tonto Redhoyt

    Irrational bully? You must be talking about England, sending a nuclear sub to peaceful Argentina.

    Are you so embarrassed after all this bad news that you have to change your name? :-)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 04:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Things are changing MoreCrap !

    Haven't you noticed ;-)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 05:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (21 ) Mr. Lord Ton

    What Do I think you ask me?

    Well………. In January I thought:
    ”Keep underestimating us…
    Check mate in twelve moves…
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKUr699k9CY
    Get used to it”
    http://en.mercopress.com/2011/01/10/argentina-uncertainty-ahead-of-2011-squid-season

    Today, things have developed therefore I think:
    ”Keep underestimating us…
    Check mate in ten moves…
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKUr699k9CY
    Get used to it”

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 05:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    what's this lady's problem ?? doesn't uk have ports for british ships, last time I checked uk takes good care of their people, I don't think it's south America's problem to secure their ships GOD knows what could happen if anything goes wrong with them, and what does she mean by “our way of life” did she mean as a pirats or as the desendant of another britsh penal colony ? I think she barking at the wrong tree.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 05:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Think - you deserve underestimating.

    Now you've got British public opinion on the Islanders side - again!

    And all you've done is ban 25 vessels (maybe 34, it's so hard to tell :-).

    Check mate in 10 moves?? You're funny Think lol.

    We Love a good blockade, brings out the best in us :-)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Considering Argentina couldn't organize a piss up in a brewery then I am of the impression that this ban will turn out to be a damp squib. It already looks to be as FI flagged vessels are still operating in Uruguay :-)

    Think - have you had the chance to consider my little wager?

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (27) Mr. Beef

    I don't fancy being constantly insulted.

    That's why you have been on ignore for a long time lad.

    Have a good life...........

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 08:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Think - I wish you all the best as well and I will still buy you that beer if we ever meet (although unlikely).

    My wager is a chance to get rid of me on Mercopress, or do you doubt that this ban will be effectively implemented?

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 09:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Of course it won't be effectively, what Argentinas 'supporters' tell Argentina they're going to do and what they actually do don't usually coincide.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 10:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Both Marcos and Think have been made offers that if they accepted could have led to me leaving the Mercopress forums forever. Neither of them have confidence in their convictions and deep down know that their gvt are all talk and no trousers. If they did then they would have happily taken my offer.

    Like I said:

    1) FI oil will go into production.
    2) This ban will not be effectively enforced (this already appears to be the case).

    I am confident enough to put my Mercopress head on the block, why are not Marcos and Think?

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 10:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gerhseg

    FALKLANDS ISLANDS???....JA JA JA JA...DIE FCKRS...FCKIN THIEVES....STOLE EVERYTHING ALWAYS...BUT VERY SOON “MALVINAS” (ORIGINAL AND TRUE NAME) WILL BE OUR NEW.....WAR??...JA JA JA INGLISH VS...BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, URUGUAY, PARAGUAY, VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR....MMMMM INGLISH....SEE THE DEAD...VERY SOON...AND NEXT...SOUTHAMERICA INVADE GRAND BRETAIN...LOOOOOSSEEEERRRSSS....WILL DRINK TEA WITH TE FCKIN QUEEN...JE JE JE..........SOY ARGENTINO HASTA LOS HUEVOS Y HASTA MI ULTIMA GOTA DE SANGRE

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Caps Lock is on the left of your keyboard.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Eddieposted

    14 Benito
    Try this for “a good website detailing the history of the Falkland Islands” which responds to the argentine propaganda:
    http://www.falklandshistory.org/gettingitright.pdf

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • livin' in argentina

    32 gerhseg (#)
    Twat!

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    “Time to talk about the Falklands”.
    “It is time to defuse the situation. Last year, Hillary Clinton suggested she broker talks between Britain and Argentina. We should take her up on the offer”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-time-to-talk-about-the-falklands-6280282.html

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Blockades can cut both ways.

    I'm pretty sure that if the RN decides to blockade BA, it will allow full access of marine trade to Montevideo.

    The re-balancing of trade would benefit Uruguay immensely, and routing much of Argentina's imports and exports through Montevideo would certainly re-balance the economic power-politics of the region.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Oohhhh....Marcos has learned to cut and paste, he must have a degree now :-)

    How about having the courage of your conviction Marcos and taking me up on that little gamble? Or are you too scared?

    I see the Leiv Eriksson is having a nice stop over in Cape Verde and Montevideo is still offering its Port Services to FI flagged vessels :-)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Don't worry Argentines. You are going to die. But you really won't notice. What Britain is going to drop on you is about 1,650,000 times what the Americans dropped on Hiroshima. Hope you really love Cristina because that who you and your children are going to burn to a crisp for. And afterwards the Falkland Islands will still be British.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Conqueror - can you bugger off please, you are as bad as these Malvanists!

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    English talking about fighting another war in Malvinas. Are they going to charter Ryanair to take them there?. No carriers, no vulcan bombers, no harriers reduced navy and army, the Scots seeking full independence and isolation from the rest of Europe. We were waiting for this moment.
    All the English can do at this point is cry and desperately seek for atention like babies.
    Well as the UK are warmongering knobsacks by birth, this country is getting their butts kicked without firing a single shot.
    Get plenty of tissue to wipe your tears, this is just the beginning.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    http://www.appnoticias.com.ar/desarro_noti.php?cod=28036

    Latin America understood that the XXI century is the century of the fight for resources.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Interesting article @42.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    @43 Look at this one:

    http://www.politicatandil.com/noticias/Nacionales/56175:3/Diputados-reclamaron-al-titular-del-Parlamento-Europeo-que-la-UE-reconozca-disputa-por-Malvinas.html

    The president of the European Parliament was recieved in Argentinian Congress: “The EU should recognize Malvinas is not the overseas territory of a country, but a terirtory in duspute”.

    Good job Argentina working in all fronts! :)

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    The president of the European Parliament knows very well which European country turned his back on them.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    @45
    www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/22/britain-asleep-over-falkland-islands

    “Britain is asleep over Argentina and the Falklands”

    Do you hear it? It´s the winds of change.

    Another example that shows that some in the UK are opening their eyes.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Marcos - You will find that the president also turned his back on the EU deal when his country (Czech Rep) voted against the treaty due to the tax harmonization aspects of it. Think you need to do your research.

    I also think you need to stop posting as one poster, then re-logging in as another and ten posting a reply. The last two were done within two minutes of each other. I also see you alter ego Islas likes The Guardian, he he.

    What about our bet? Still a chicken?

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    @ Marcos, stop being me! jajaja

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Sorry Islas, :-)))))

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    C'mom Mr. Marcos and Mr. Islas........

    It is evident that you both and me, Mr. Think, are the same poster....

    We are :“ Mr. Conqueror”

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    :-))))))))

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    a lot of egos, and a lot of alters.

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    52 A little knowledge and a lot of paranoia...

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nightingale

    CFK's impotent tactics are even flouted by her so called allies ....heheheh

    Dec 23rd, 2011 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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