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Cristina Fernandez to lead main Malvinas war commemoration from Ushuaia

Tuesday, March 27th 2012 - 11:25 UTC
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Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will head next 2 April the main ceremony remembering the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas war when Argentine forces invaded the Falklands and held them for 74 days until ousted by a British Task Force Read full article

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  • GreekYoghurt

    KFC: “Today in Ushuaia we're celebrating a war we lost, and blaming it on the Junta so we can claim it didn't happen and we Argentinians didn't want it even though we lined the streets asking for war, and supported the international terrorist group the condors”
    Argentinians: “WAR IS PEACE, SLAVERY IS FREEDOM,IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”
    KFC: “Now we're going to peacefully invade our land in the Atlantic, Africa and Antarctic and make IT OURS UNDER THE BANNER OF THE GREAT LEADER! SEIG HEIL SEIG HEIL SEIG HEIL”
    *Maximo's Le Camping goose step past*
    Argentinians: “WAR IS PEACE, SLAVERY IS FREEDOM,IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Oh goody! In Britain, we stand in SILENCE to commemorate our war dead. Possibly after a prayer. In argieland, they have to have a political speech by a crim slut. Perhaps we could join in. We could blow down your wall and blow out your “eternal” flame. On the subject of “eternal” flames, do you have enough gas? Will you be able to pay the gas bill?

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    belonging to Argentina and which stand 12.000 kilometres away from the UK.

    Isla Martín García is an Argentine island off the Río de la Plata coast of Uruguay. The Argentine exclave island is within the boundaries of Uruguayan waters

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    “at the foot of the Monument to the Fallen in the Malvinas war and again will accuse the UK of not complying with UN resolutions calling for a bilateral dialogue to find a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute.”

    Surely when they turned the negotiation into the battlefield and ignored the UNSCR 502 and 505 demands that they left the islands, and then lost the conflict, the negotiations were concluded? Oh wait, not in propagandaland where they don't understand they caused the war.

    I do hope lots of UNASUR presidents turn up to celebrate Argentina starting a war. That would just make my day.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    74 days of a dictatorship that ruled the Falkland Islands being celebrated by the Queen of the Nazi comedians.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-32-uk

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2120965/Argentine-Embargo-threatens-starve-Falkland-Islanders-Cameron-act-now.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    Why would you mark the start of a war you claim was nothing to do with you and that you also lost? These people are nutbars.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    So let me get this straight. The RG's have set up an administration to govern the overseas territory of a sovereign state that they have no control of, they have never had control of and they more than likely will never have control over?

    Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha.

    Delusion on a grand scale.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @7 it's the logical equivalent of every 1 September Germany having a massive celebration of the Invasion of Poland, referring to all the Germans in WW2 as Protagonists and the Allies as Antagonists, then telling all the commanders and people who fought in on the side of the Nazis they were heroes and giving them pensions. Then the Germans would need to call all the allies attacks on their navy wrong, and any attacks on germany misplaced. Then if they Germans blamed everything on the Nazis absolving themselves of any guilt and then putting “Poland is German” into their constitution and setting up an administration to govern poland. Then imagine them inviting France, Spain and Italy to come and celebrate the invasion of Poland with them.

    These Argentinians are categorically delusional and deranged. There is no hope for them.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    UK, is time to act honorably, the world is observing the behavior of one permanent member of the Security Council and his future rol in compliance with international governance.

    “ Six Nobel Peace Prize of the 4 continents Cameron asked the MP to obey UN resolutions and sit down and negotiate the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands to Argentina”

    http://www.adolfoperezesquivel.org/?p=1018

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    argentina should be put in its place.
    before she messes up the free world .

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @10 Considering these seemingly innocuous 'nobel laureates' never even have the common courtesy to refer to the islands by their correct name 'the Falkland Islands' then I'd be saying a categorical 'NO' to a bunch of useful idiots demanding that I do something against the will of the people living there. One of them is even a man of the cloth, who should know better than align himself with a despotic kakistocracy.

    Desmond Tutu should know better, my view of him has gone down significantly. Well done Desmond.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    I want to comment on @10 but every time I look at the names that make up the Gang of Six, I just can't type for laughing.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @13 I cannot stop laughing because one of the signatories is Jody Williams, who as wikipoodia will tell us ”is an American teacher and aid worker who received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the campaign she worked for, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)”. Yes, ladies and gentlemen she works for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

    Q. Now where is there a country that not only went against international law by not mapping their mine-fields, but also were under orders to just throw them out of planes when they felt like it?
    A. Argentina.

    So not only does she show 'moral' support for a country that has done nothing to recover the landmines that they illegally placed, but she also slaps the people who live in the place affected by the mines across the face by referring to the place they live by the name imposed on them by a fascist dictatorship. Desmond Tutu jumped on that 'love the landminer' boat too.

    Apparently, if you need a useful idiot, you have only to check if Norway gave them a peace award, using KFCs definition of peace (i.e. war).

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Yet another tirade of Anglophobic rhetoric from CFK, now whilst commemorating the fallen of the last conflict with the Brit pirates.

    You almost get the impression CFK doesn’t like the British or something.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    as mr clegg says
    the falklands problem is solve,
    they are british, and will remain so.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    #15

    “..You almost get the impression CFK doesn’t like the British or something.”

    Are you serious ??

    MILLONS and MILLONS doesn´t like the British for all that Britain made to humanity and entire cilizations.....

    Sooner or later, from men or God justice will arrive, thats my friend is a FACT.

    http://www.britishreparations.org/commercial.php

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    you speak rubbish, you really do
    millions of decent argentinians like the british, and have no interest in the british falklands.
    in truth the only real support your leader has, is you lot on here,
    is this not so.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    #13 Mr Doveoverdover

    - You laugh at those Six Nobel Peace Prize individuals ?

    - You dare to call them a GANG ?

    - You understand the credentials needed for win a Peace Nobel Prize ??

    Well, i have no comments, only Thanks for proving my hypothesis about the quality of British human material.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @18 Don't forget the poor people she bribes to pretend to hate the British. I doubt they can afford computers.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    agreed
    this is nothing but a distraction from the truth.
    while argentina hits the skids, and her innocent people get poorer, she gets richer, and her deluded bloggers get even more deluded.
    unbelivable but very true

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @19 “You understand the credentials needed for win a Peace Nobel Prize ??”

    Clearly we don't. Would you like to enlighten us all about how a bunch of norwegians pick them? Seemingly not on intellect or consistency of value structure.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    So-Far,
    So sit down at the table and discuss you say? Now please answer me this:
    Argentina now has it formally enshrined in its Constitution that the Sovereignty of the Islands territory are imprescriptably Argentina and can only be Argentine.

    That means that from the Argentine side there can only be ONE result of any such talks -

    Full Sovereign Takeover and Rule by Argentina - Arg. has already made it clear many times that the wishes and democratic rights of the Islanders are irrelevant.

    Please answer me this - How do you go into free open democratic negotiations to try and see if all sides can find a solution acceptable to all-
    if one side has already sworn that there can only be one result?

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    10 so_far
    ”UK, is time to act honorably, the world is observing the behavior of one permanent member of the Security Council and his future rol(sic) in compliance with international governance.”

    As an Argentino HOW DARE YOU EVEN SPEAK ABOUT 'HONOUR' to the UK? As a NATION YOU DO NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE WORD. As for governance I suggest you start with your own country and get rid of the Mad Bitch that is attempting to destroy what wwas once a respected member of the International Community: but no more.

    And as for the link you have put here, do you really think anyone in their right mind is going to take any notice of this bunch of self-seeking do-gooders?

    The cast of characters for this comedy comprises of Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Chief Prat and Master of Lies and Obfurscation;
    What a disappointment with Desmond Tutu being in the cast;
    Mairead Corrigan Maguire of Northern Island, sponsored the Chief Prat for his Nobel Prize;
    Rigoberta Menchu Tum (Guatemala) what can one say?
    Jody Williams (USA) landmine activist for the banning of them globally, with the other bunch formed the Nobel Women's Initiative for womens rights (bet that went down well in LatAm);
    Shirin Ebadi (Irán) fought for womens rights within Islam. This is the only one I have any real feeling for: what an uphill struggle for the woman.

    Such a pity they have allied themselves with the Chief Prat over this issue. It has nothing to do with anyone else other than the Falkland (there are no Malvinas) Islanders.

    You know it, we know it, stop whining and STFU.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @24 Chris, Shirin Ebadi lives safely in exile in the UK. Kind of ironic that she wants to live in fear from tyranny under the umbrella of the UK people, but given that the Argentinian constitution says that sovereignty isn't negotiable in any way, she wants the Falklanders to have their lives passed over to a country that they have nothing to do with. This is while in Argentina corruption and poverty are rife?

    Are these peace prizes worth any more than a few sheets of toilet roll? Maybe a norwegian can explain what the hell this is all about.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers

    Shes a great politician in the sense that shes good at manipulating the masses. Compare her body language and oration skills to Timmerman's. All very seemingly natural, confident, charasmatic - which he certainly isnt.

    However shes not so bright for someone whos in charge of a large country. Her huge ego, chip on her shoulder and belief in herself and ideals have powered her to the top but really her government (and most probably most Argentian politicians) are woefully out of their depth with their policies and how they implement them. Its like a terribly corrupt council of a small isolated market town trying to run an entire country.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    @19 Now I'm laughing at you and your personal demonstration of the depths to which envy, weakness and incompetence can drive an individual.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @17 so_far

    “Sooner or later, from men or God justice will arrive, thats my friend is a FACT.”

    Then you need to worry about the plank in your own eye, not the splinter in ours.

    Anglophobia like yours is not common in the world, even in former British colonies , if you ever traveled anywhere you would know that

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 10:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    @27 You should laugh at your broken empire instead..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYeFcSq7Mxg

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 10:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @29 You should laugh at your fat Le Camping leader and future president instead.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8PemBZShAwU/Tq_ej6MG3TI/AAAAAAAABbs/rffmJQpqi1I/s1600/maximo_kirchner_cdlf.jpg

    Far more belly jostling from his picture than some youtube history lesson.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    #23 islander1

    You say :

    “ Argentina now has it formally enshrined in its Constitution that the Sovereignty of the Islands territory are imprescriptably Argentina and can only be Argentine ”

    Let see how everybody see Malvinas.....

    - The United Kingdom included the Falkland Islands in the Treaty of Lisbon as a territory of UK

    - The UK unilaterally identifies the islands as BOT and puts the Queen as head of government in al gov and state records.

    - The Constitution of FIG also establishes real prerogatives for the Queen and her territory

    - The Constitution of Argentina establishes a claim waived and a quest to achieve peaceful sovereignty of Malvinas Islands taking into account the interests of the islanders

    so, i wonder whats the problem for each part for record his claim and position ?

    - Even the people of Hong Kong and other former colonies had recently changes in his statutes of governing.

    My point is that things could change easly.....everything is perfectible and subject to change, all you need is a willingness to resolve this historical dispute.

    The Argetnine president was very clear in their statements and made ​​it clear that Argetnina is NOT demanding that the UK delivers the islands right now .... just ( like the international community) and 30 UN resolutions is asking that both countries need to sit down and negotiate sovereignty of the islands.

    I think you and all the islanders are well aware of this and only delay the inevitable comes to making excuses for the international community no longer believes.

    #27 Doveoverdover

    A person who laughs at 6 individuals who stand out from the average because his values and have gained recognition as the Nobel Peace Prize ......

    well....what i can say ?

    Welcome to GreekYoghurt, Conqueror, Isolde and Cia Club ... you really deserve this honor, enjoy it wise man.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 11:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    No time to post a long political comment now, just to say I'd rather take the side of the Nobel Laureates than a bunch of BNP and neoliberal trolls. Also would like to say my Queen looks SO beautiful in the picture above, thanks mercopress, they say a picture is worth a thouand words; elegance, charisma, passion, sincerity, courage, heroism, majesty, youthful freshness, wise maturity, chic, style, poise, strength and radiance are just some that come to mind =) Ti amo mi reina, L-U-V Cristina =)

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    31 so_far

    I don't want the nobel peace prize if this is what it means. It was bad enough when obama got it for doing nothing at all. It's a Norwegian political tool, nothing more, nothing less.

    The Argentinian president was very clear when she said 'Sovereignty is non-negotiable' so which part of that are you struggling to understand?

    There aren't a total of 30 resolutions 'calling' for the UK to do anything and the recent resolutions don't even mention the falklands, because it's a dead topic.

    Argentina refused to abide by the security council resolutions and any ICJ/ICA rulings because they claim it has no jurisdiction. Then your president talks about negotiations under the UN Framework, so she's clearly either an imbecile or a lot ignorant.

    Get over being single though, you'll find a girl one day who likes your sh!t chat.

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    # 28 Pugol-H

    Anglophobia not at all.....is just hate pervert and evil behaviour, comes from whoever comes, even from some CFK policies.

    In Malvinas issue...Unfortunately the balance is negative for Britain and CFK is right, UN is right, C-24 is right, LatAM is right.

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 12:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stefan

    @32 - She's the ugliest troll to ever lead a country. Which picture are you talking about, because in every one I see, KFC still looks like a half-aborted tar monster.
    I guess you could call her radiant, if radiant means looking like someone poured paint thinner over your face.

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 04:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    @34 I was laughing at the paucity of the list not at the people but, since you mention it, I am laughing, still, at you.

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Fascist

    These fascists make me sick. Glorifying a lost war and an invasion of another countries sovereign territory is sick.

    The Argentine storm troopers deserved to die. While the poor campasito forced conscripts should never have had to serve a fascist military that was busy murdering their own families.

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Furry-Fat-Feck

    @26 Tobers (#)
    Mar 27th, 2012 - 09:40 pm

    I imagine a flight sim geek who somehow conned a major airline into thinking he was fully qualified to captain a 747.

    But now he is on the flight deck and wondering just how much longer he can wing it before somebody realises the truth. He isn't qualified and doesn't know what he is doing.

    Neither does KFC.

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    The Constitution of Argentina establishes a claim waived and a quest to achieve peaceful sovereignty of Malvinas Islands taking into account the interests of the islanders
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    PROVE IT
    show us this part of your constitution that states, what you wrote above.
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @34 so_far

    If this is your opinion, then of course you are entitled to it.

    You will know that neither the Islanders nor the British share that opinion, as they are entitled not to.

    Untill there is a change of opinion/s, there is clearly no point in any talks.

    I do not see any prospect of either the Islanders, or the British changing their minds any time in the foreseeable future.

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Colonialism on the south american mainland - French Guyana:

    www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/south-america/french-guiana/

    Brazil nuclearising the South american continent:

    www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2009-06/why-does-brazil-need-nuclear-submarines

    Mar 28th, 2012 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    George Galloway elected with a landslide in Britain's most sensational ever by-election result:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17549388
    My King's share of the vote was as great as my Queen's =)

    Mar 30th, 2012 - 04:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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