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US member of Congress begins one week visit to Falklands next Monday

Friday, February 17th 2012 - 23:32 UTC
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A US member of the House of Representatives is scheduled to visit the Falkland Islands next week beginning Monday. Republican Congressman F. Jim Sensenbrenner has represented, uninterruptedly, the 5th district of the state of Wisconsin since first elected in 1978 which includes most of the state capital Madison. Read full article

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  • briton

    CFK CFK
    Is it ok with Argentina if an American comes to visit us, will it be provocative, or will you just cry, that you are losing backing as each day goes by,
    The islanders will give a great British welcome and a great impression, and hopefully this man , will tell the American government [or the new one[]
    Just how bad you nasty Argies have been treating them,
    Either way, that good news for the islanders good news for the British, and bad news for the Argentinean,
    mmmm
    .

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 12:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @1 Looks quite provocative from where I'm standing and it's definitely insensitive to Argentinian territorial integrity which covers the whole of the South Atlantic seabed and all of Antarctica. Maybe someone should quickly swim to Tierra del Fuego to beg to let him come visit.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 12:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    I suspect that this fella makes me look left-wing :-)

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 12:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    nay, but I suspect he may make CFK look silly,
    [America back us she says]
    Hey where you going she shouts,/ argentines this way,
    Yes he shouts back, and democracy’s that way, >>

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Tremendous news :-)

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 12:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    who is this man? another anglo. soon there will be none. whole of south america will be united under Argentine leadership.

    pirates will be destroyed, i destroy u

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 01:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    No flipper hes an American Congressman, much more powerful then any American official you have had visit argentine recently. He can basically turn the united states congress in favour of the islanders. Which would mean the USA fully backing the islanders.

    I doubt your neighbours will let argentina lead them without a fight flipper. Or do you intent to colonise your nighbours territory too?

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Around the world ... :-)

    http://falklandsnews.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/news-views-on-the-falklands/

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 03:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    The China Post

    Brewing up Falklands tensions could be mistake for Argentina
    Rhetorical gales from Argentina are again battering the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.
    Argentina invaded the undefended atoll in 1982, claimed sovereignty as the Malvinas, but after a few months, was sent reeling back when a British Naval task force sailed from 8,000 miles away to dislodge the invaders. This was conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's “finest hour” on the foreign policy front. In Buenos Aires, the ensuing debacle toppled the Argentine dictatorship.

    Naturally the possibility of massive undersea petroleum reserves makes the Malvinas far more interesting to an Argentine government in fiscal and economic shambles. A bountiful and beautiful country, sadly Argentina has endured the bane of bad leadership. President Christina Fernandez Kirchner was quoted in the Buenos Aires Herald relating to the economy, “I'd like to ask every sector of the economy to touch ground and live in the real Argentina and not in a fantasy land. This is not Disneyland.”

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 07:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • STRATEGICUS

    There is nothing so powerful in Anglo-Saxon mythology as the story of the underdog; the 'little guy who fought against the odds' Here is a classic case 3000 versus 40 million. The little guy who just wants to get on with his life but keeps on being bullied by a mentally unbalanced bigger neighbour.

    I remember reading an article just after the Falklands war about the American attitude to Britain and it could not have been more positive. Every now and again America re-falls in love with Britain or aspects of it;the 'Swinging sixties and the age of the Beatles 'was one.The aftermath of the Falklands War was another.

    Here was stuffy old Britain (clean cut Anglo) doing something which the American military experts had said was impossible; sending a task force 8000 to protect a small vulnerable British population and liberate them from some nasty Hispanic bad guys.It was the formula that Clint Eastwood used time and time again to make his fortune .

    I feel another such time might be coming along helped , funnily enough, by Sean Penn ,who no doubt intended the opposite. The bloggers in the US media sites are in no doubt where their loyalties lie.If I gave the odds at 95% to 5 % in favour of the Falklanders I would be overstating the support for Argentina.
    Another good aspect of this visit is that ALL American oilmen are Republicans.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 09:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    I found a video of the Kirchener Youth League and the League of Peronist Maidens doing a dance in support of annexation of the Falkland Islands here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNDAFegkdkA)

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • etherea1

    Sounds like the antidote to the Sean Penn virus that's doing the rounds

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    11 GreekYoghurt

    You got me there!

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @13 If you watch the end of the video, after the Argentinian Politburo stop clapping, future Argentine leader Glorious Successor Máximo Kirchner and his sister Lady-Gaga Look-a-like Florencia Kirchner.

    Ideologically unsound dynastic presidencies are quite fun to see, I find.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    At last, someone to hear our side of the story.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @15 This is good news because our american cousins also love trade-diplomacy. He might let the FDF buy a couple of nice shiny F-22 Raptors at $150 mil a pop. They should help keep the South Atlantic demilitarised for quite a while. Let Verizon build a $40 mil Sub-sea fibre optic cable to the Florida keys? Buy a new 787 at $193.5 mil for Charter flights direct into Atlanta Airport?

    If you promise to shop, he promises to support. Fair swap.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    This guy has a track record of probity that Obarmy can only wish for.

    He will tell it 'how it is' to the US Congress and they will listen. It will become all too clear that the Haradan Clinton is, as usual, out of touch with the facts on the ground.

    Even more sniggers at Timmidman and the other liar presently esconced in Washington (still waiting for a Presedential Summons I hear).

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @17 One can but hope.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    As Argentina continues to raises the profile of this “so called” dispute, they raise the profile of the Islanders and the truth of the matter becomes clear for all to see.

    Only countries with a political “axe to grind” support Argentina, then only so far (except Hugo of course).

    CFK has done more to discredit the Argie claim than anyone since Galteri.

    As her policies have a clearly detrimental affect in the world on the Argie claim, it is obvious it is done to distract from problems in Argentina.

    Sad how many Argies fall for this. However this does explain why Argentina has never even come close to developing to its full potential.
    Also why it never will, condemmed always to be a Banana Republic.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @19 I was going to make a joke then about her being condemmed to shop at Banana Republic, but then I remembered that she only shops at Christian Louboutin and using Pesos of course.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    :)

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    This is good news that a US Congressman will visit and see first- hand the free Falkland Islands! Let's hope that he will give a full and objective report of what he saw and learned to the know-nothing people of the US State Department.

    Philippe

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    All her victimised pleading to the UN and the world was bad enough, then to insult them all by lying and still abusing the islanders,
    Will end up being her biggest mistake, her obsession with the islands will eventually destroy a once great country, and turn it into back water,

    And again her loyal bloggers sensing the truth, have decided to keep quiet .

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    15 lsolde “At last, someone to hear our side of the story”
    Yes, an unknown republican named Nobody :-)))

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @24 He's unknown to you maybe. But I guess you're just unwanted and need a hug from that Venezuala chap.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 09:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    hugo the cuddly bear perhaps .

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • kbec

    The simple fact is outside the propaganda machine of Argentina the world knows that Argentina is about to financially collapse 'again'. He is simply going there to ensure USA and the free-world maintains a healthy supply of oil when that axis of evil Argentina & Venezuela, finally do collapse into economic chaos and possibly try any nonsense to distract their inhabitants.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    If the USA want to buy a significant part of the oil from the Falklands territorial waters at market prices I don't think anyone would complain.

    Better than being subjugated to Argentine rule and having to give the money to some corrupt folk who immediately offshore it to the dutch antilles.

    Feb 19th, 2012 - 12:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @6 “whole of south america will be united under Argentine leadership.” You jest. Let's look at argieland's track record. (1) Gladly accepts nazi war criminals. (2) Murders up to 30,000 of its own population. (3) Wrecks its own economy. (4) Invades another country's territory in cowardly and underhand fashion, precipitates a war and gets defeated. Such wonderful qualifications for leadership. Don't let us stop you, argies. This is a wonderful way in which to create a repeat of (4). Consider this. In 1982, the U.S. Navy said that re-taking the Falkland Islands was impossible. Meaning that the U.S. reckoned that they couldn't do it. Britain did it.
    Let's tot up the scores:
    Argie navy -v- Royal Navy 0 - 3
    Argie air force -v- Royal Air Force/Navy 0 - 50
    Argie army -v- British Army 326/1068/11318 - 258/775/115

    Note this. The argie navy had no effect on the Royal Navy.
    The argie air force had no effect on Royal Navy and Royal Air Force aircraft.
    British Army losses outmatched argie losses to an incredible degree. Kill ration - 1.3 argies to each Brit. Wound ration - 1.4 argies to each Brit. POW ratio - 98+ argies to each Brit. The important consideration on land was that British forces had to attack prepared and fortified positions. Another is that argie artillery was deliberately placed between houses in Stanley. Forget the RN and Merchant Navy losses. But not the men. How difficult to hit something 410 foot long by 50 foot wide? And how many times did they miss? But why shouldn't the MoD be blamed for aluminium superstructures and polyester uniforms. Argies didn't really destroy ships or kill men. The MoD did that.

    Go for argie leadership and die! Mind you, same can be said for Chavez leadership. Bottom line? Two SAS (or SBS) bullets and South America is FINISHED!

    Feb 19th, 2012 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jayD

    Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands is dependent on TWO dates - 1493, the date Pope Alexander VI issued the papal bull (Inter caetera) that gifted South America to Spain in feudal investment, and 1824 the date when Luis Vernet (a German national) took a party of British expats with him to the Falkland Islands with the approval of the United Provinces of the River Plate and the British Ambassador of Buenos Aires giving them “fishing rights”. The Vernet mission lasted a few days before it failed. Subsequent attempts at establishing a settlement by him would also fail. Vernet was expelled from the islands by the US Navy for “piracy”. His replacement, as governor was hung drawn and quarted by his own men (mostly British expats) who mutinied. Within a few years the British would establish a permanent settlement of the islands that had been claimed by Britain since 1711. Argentina's claim on the Falkland Islands predates Argentina's existance as a country (indeed it would be over another 50 years before the souther tip of Argentina was incorporated into what is modern day Argentina). This claim was later officially surrended by the Argentine government in 1850 but resurrected by Juan Peron in the 1930's, when the country adopted the national socialist policies of nationalism and territorial expansion of Mussolini's fascist Italy which had so impressed Peron (Peronism). Today's government of Cristina Kirchner is re-enacting the Peron dynasty and their policies of corporatism and nationalism known as Peronism, which is such a hallmark of Argentina.

    Feb 19th, 2012 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @30 Hmm... Argentinian quasi-nazism. So obvious to us, and so hidden to them. Anyways, let's leave them to get back to their Anschlußophilia.

    Feb 19th, 2012 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands is dependent on TWO dates - 1493, the date Pope Alexander VI issued the papal bull (Inter caetera) that gifted South America to Spain in feudal investment, and 1824
    [][
    Ours are on 3 dates,
    1, 1480s the pope did a deal with henry vll
    2, 1850 treaty to end all [Argentina signed it]
    3, 1982 argentines surrender of all stolen lands,
    4, ? but we can find one
    .

    Feb 19th, 2012 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    Argentina has a real live wife beating coke snorting American has been film star who hardly anyone remembers speaking visiting them.

    The Falkland's have a real live US congressman who has plenty of experience in spotting charlatans visiting them.

    Wonder who has the most influence in politics. On the left, I give you Sean Penn the one and only wife beating coke-snorting Muppet. On the right, I give you the one and only Republican Congressman F. Jim Sensenbrenner.

    Yes folks it’s a knockout in the first round as Congressman F. Jim Sensenbrenner lands the one and only punch in the match which leaves the Argentine corner in tears……… Mrs Plastic faced Cristina Fernandez was said to be in tears last night, her reaction was one of utter devastation and has told her Government officials to get her the next best thing no matter how much money it cost in bribes. Obama was said to be irritated when Hector Timerman handed over a suitcase full of $s in full view of the US Presidents staff. He was overheard saying to Michelle, I knew they were all balm pots down there but never in my wildest dreams could I have anticipated this. David Cameron who was having dinner with Obama at the time said now you know what we British have to put up with.

    Feb 19th, 2012 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @32 Argentinians are incapable of mentioning 1850. Even mentioning 1850 is like apostasy for them, unable to blame other people and claim victimhood.

    Feb 19th, 2012 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    and they always forget all the treaties that they break,

    Feb 19th, 2012 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Maybe the Falklanders forced them to sign the treaty of 1850. LOL

    Feb 19th, 2012 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    36 There isn't such a think(falklanders) Isolde, you are British squatters in Argentina.

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    37 Marcos Alejandro

    Time to get back in your box. All the lies and misinformation has failed.

    Argentina is just the laughing stock of the modern world.

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @37 By that logic marcus, there would also be no such thing as an argentinian as your all spanish or portugeuse squatters squating on native american land. Oh what comes around goes around!

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 05:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Interesting... the BA Herald puts this story under 'World' rather than 'Argentina'

    http://www.buenosairesherald.com/world

    titter......

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 07:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @37Marcos,
    Teaboy2 beat me to it.
    l was going to pointout that Argentines are (mainly)Spanish Squatters on lndian land.........Hypocrite.

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 09:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Is anyone keen to make a list of all the peace treaties that Argentina has fraudulently signed, apparently with no intent to carry out the letter to the meaning of any?

    It would be good for a laugh if someone did.

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    37 Marcos Alejandro------There isn't such a think(falklanders) Isolde,-----------Sorry Marcos there is a name that we call people like you , and the name is delusional.

    Now what happens in Britain when people are like that we first sit them down with a physiatrist who then takes a good look at them and then decides if they need treatment.

    Now I know you are a long way away but I have taken the liberty on your behalf and I have shown many of your comments over the last year to one of my good friends who works in mental health in my local hospital.

    And what he has to say about you does not bode well. I am afraid to say that he says that you must go at once to the nearest mental health institute and book yourself into it where you will get the very best treatment available.

    He showed your comments to his students who are very concerned about the state of your mind, one young student ran out crying that she had never seen anyone more delusional as you, that was until he showed more comments written by Filippo, Fido Dido, Raul, Helber Galarga.

    She then ran back in and shouted fuck me silly with a banana it seems the whole country is full of them. Her mentor then showed her what the president had said and what Sean Penn had said and she ran around the room shouting let’s get down there guys we can have a field day with these people.

    She was so excited , we had to let her down very gently and we told her that there was nothing we could do for the poor people in Argentina and that they were all born this way. She then said but , but Penn wasn't born in Argentina, we said we know but sadly the very best psychiatrists in America could not sort out his brain has Madonna had fucked it up good and proper.

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @43 You shouldn't mock Margot. He...errr she......errr it can't help it. Don't you know that 50% of argies are transsexual? And the other half are queer! Does this not explain a great deal? It would explain why they gabble unintelligibly. And make no sense even if they are understandable. And run away a lot. They like make-up because we can all tell when CFK has slapped it on with a shovel.

    Let's look at some leading argies -

    Annabelle - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anibal_Fernandez03.jpg
    Florence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anibal_Fernandez03.jpg
    Hilda - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anibal_Fernandez03.jpg
    Lin - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anibal_Fernandez03.jpg
    Alice - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anibal_Fernandez03.jpg
    Debbie - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anibal_Fernandez03.jpg

    None of them look really human, do they?

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @44 I remember Nilda Garre. She's the one who put up Argentine military spending by 2% and then they curiously claimed Falklands defence had gone up by 4% Militarising the Atlantic when the evil destroyer and evil sub were all safely docked up in the UK...

    ... and that led to the google maps fiasco where they were claiming that boats the size of cities were roaming around the coast of argentina eating oil, simply to make up for the fact that they cannot tell a radar from a shoe.

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @41 - Lol lsolde at least you beat me at calling him a hypocrite, as for some reason i forgot to remind him he was hypocrite, when i usually do remind him ;))))

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    @44 Bloody hell they all look like frigging inbreeds no wonder there is so much trouble in Argentina they have all been shagging each other. Now that's not right is it?

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Isolde, Here are some of this weirdos British squatters in Argentina.
    You should learn from your parents mistakes, try using some birth control.

    http://www.falklandia.com/Swams/HTML%20Files/Cross%20Dressers%20or...%20some%20night%20at%20the%20Opera..!.htm

    http://www.falklandia.com/Swams/HTML%20Files/Cross%20Dressers%20or...%20some%20night%20at%20the%20Opera..!.htm

    http://www.falklandia.com/Swams/HTML%20Files/Cross%20Dressers%20or...%20some%20night%20at%20the%20Opera..!.htm

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @Marcos Alejandro

    So what do you think about the Congressmans visit?

    Helpfull to Argentina's (alleged) claim or not!

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    49 Pugol-H It doesn't matter, he is a nobody paid by special interest groups to go there.

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Someone sounds mad.

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @50 read the question Marco.... the question was about Sensenbrenner , not Penn

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 10:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The Argentines have NO IDEA of the power of Congressmen and lobby groups in the USA. Argentines live to serve the Great Plastic One, no matter how insane her ramblings are and no one else has any power.

    Once the US oil companies are involved in The Falklands (and we know that is why he is going there) it will be game-over for Argentina. The oil men still run DC and that will never change. (So say my friends in DC who are laughing at Argentina).

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 11:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Argentina doesn't sell anything, just whinges, congressman doesn't visit.
    Falklands sells lots, and not whinging, congressman visits.

    I think I made it quite clear what the issue is. I'm sure they won't get it.

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    48 Marcos Alejandro----- I see you still don’t have yourself any medical help for your condition have you. For God’s sake, get yourself some help. You are even seeing things now @50 read the question Marco.... the question was about Sensenbrenner , not Penn. I am getting increasingly worried about you.

    Feb 20th, 2012 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Tin-Man strikes again !

    http://falklandsnews.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/argentina-attacks-the-security-council/

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • johnfarrel2050

    The economy and military power don´t justify the stealing of the Islands performed by UK. Obviously a richer country has more possibility to impose its interests but it´s clear that uk doesn´t have any valid argument to maintain this usurpation.

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 01:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    @32 Argentinians are incapable of mentioning 1850. Even mentioning 1850 is like apostasy for them, unable to blame other people and claim victimhood.
    yoghurt: You are rotten and already smell!
    See this topic was presented by brit imperialist,david.Shadow an Argentine lawyer,dismissed that brilliantly:
    http://www.topix.com/forum/world/falkland-islands/TR0KI67QOU0O96MB3/p4
    After that brushing,david disapeared.yogurth: You are an IDIOT.
    BTW.nice video,in which the galants britis soldiers,kicked unarmed kids,in Irak
    http://www.topix.com/forum/world/falkland-islands/TR0KI67QOU0O96MB3/p4
    Really sickening,even the camera man,,VOMITIVE

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 02:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stefan

    Interesting read on the Gibraltar situation. Here is the agreement.

    The Catholic King does hereby, for himself, his heirs and successors, yield to the Crown of Great Britain the full and entire propriety of the town and castle of Gibraltar, together with the port, fortifications, and forts thereunto belonging; and he gives up the said propriety to be held and enjoyed absolutely with all manner of right for ever, without any exception or impediment whatsoever.

    Argentina's claim to the Falklands is just as dumb as Spain's claim to Gibraltar

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 03:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    52 My answer was about Republican Congressman F. Jim Sensenbrenner “Frankie” nobody else and I repeat he is a NOBODY paid by special interest in Malvinas groups to go there. Is like inviting the major of Pocklington, England...wait a minute I think they did.
    Great international support :-)))

    http://www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/community/nostalgia/pocklington_mayor_s_falkland_islands_trip_1_3530365

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 04:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @56 Lord Ton,
    The bit l like is “Argentina DEMANDS changes to the Security Council”
    Who the hell do they think they are?
    No wonder their neighbours don't like them.
    l suppose they think that they should be there in place of the UK.

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 07:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @58 Malvenazi, 'this topic' 'dismisses' and 'Argentinian Lawyer' aren't really in the same sentence.You really need to get a ruling on this from the ICJ or the Court of Arbitration, rather than just posting threads from shouty nationalistic Arg-lawyers.

    Learn to use real sources when you debate, it'll make things clearer. Maybe use a judged ruling perhaps or a signed document.

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 08:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @62 GreekYoghurt(love the name btw!),
    Malvin is a 2nd generation ltalian immigrant, or so he says.
    You know, those people who machinegunned & dropped bombs & mustard gas from the air on Ethiopian warriors armed with spears in 1936.
    And he has the gall to post a video of British soldiers kicking teenagers in lraq.
    Hypocrite extroidinare & a definite Poltroon.

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @63 Malvinazi cries at night over the photo of Mussolini being hanged, it was a difficult day to see his Uncle Muss treated like that.

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    We have to ask the question as to why do the dregs of the earth end up in Argentina? Italians who committed atrocities in Ethiopia, Nazis who committed wholesale slaughter in Europe, and Sean Pen. It’s a funny old world isn't it.

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @65 it's because those young argies sit at home on daddy's knee listening to the stories he tells about his role in the SS during the great war which was lost because of the British and Yanks, and then in school they're taught about the frightful end to peaceful uncle Benito at our hands.

    The Falklands is a way for them to get back to their glory days.

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @50 That would be like you tossers not allowing a chairman of C24 to visit the Falklands in case they showed him what mendacious toe-rags you are.

    @57 No facts. No arguments. No intelligence. No sense.

    @58 Malvin VOMIT. Have trouble with the 1850 Convention do you? Typical argie. No intelligence, no reason, no guts. We can show you guts. Yours. Spread out on the ground. Cowardly hypocrite.

    @60 Do you not have any words of your own? Do you actually have anything worthy of note between your ears? Do you not understand that you are a RETARD?

    @66 How can the Falklands be a way for them to get back to their glory days? NINE invasions. NO successes. An uninterrupted history of having their receptive butts kicked. This is glory?

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 04:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @66 I forgot they're italians, so by glory I mean epic losses against a far smaller force.

    I'm still laughing about the fact the argies didn't let the c24 chairman visit the islands ... hahaha that's hilarious.

    All this is a classic example of where Nelson Mandela said “Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.” and these Argies are slaves to their ideology. They're unable to negotiate or sign contracts because they just fraudulently go back on it. No point negotiating anything with them, they'll just go back on it.

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The latest letter to the C24 by the UK can be seen here:

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmfaff/writev/overseas/ot18.htm

    “Prepared 3rd February 2012”

    I think 'get stuffed' would cover it nicely.

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @69 “With regard to the text relating to the Third International decade, the UK stated that the UK considered the ”Special Committee of 24” to be outdated. The UK also took the opportunity to stress that none of the UK’s overseas territories should remain on the UN list of Non-Self Governing Territories.'

    Fair enough comment... I'd like to see Ban Ki-Moon's Korea on the list making their excuses for not decolonizing Dokdo though.

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    The UK should get a resolution to scrap the C24 ,
    It’s a waste of time, in this day and age, and the only real purpose it serves is the despots and loonies in the world to go for scraps,
    Get rid of it.
    .

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @71 sadly for us... those despots, their name is Legion: for they are many.

    We're better just telling the get furked until they actually get their house in order and do what they say on the lid, and actually decolonise people. That won't be under Ban Ki-moon, because he simply doesn't have a clue (Saudi Arabian sponsored UN Religious Tolerance Conference).

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    agreed , the guys a waste of space .

    Feb 21st, 2012 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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