MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, October 7th 2022 - 22:57 UTC

 

 

“Fortress Falklands” Spanish version of G. Bound latest book launched in Uruguay

Monday, January 28th 2013 - 19:00 UTC
Full article 38 comments

“Fortress Falklands, life under siege in Britain’s last outpost”, Graham Bound’s newest book on the subject of the Falkland Islands has been published in Spanish in Uruguay, allowing Argentines to, “learn a thing or two that might surprise them,” Graham told Penguin News this week. Read full article

Comments

Disclaimer & comment rules
  • briton

    what a load of bollocks, and insulting,
    they should be dragged over the coals for this and sued.

    well ?

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    ...erm... who?... and ... why?

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    [sorry]
    Briton ya silly fool,
    You miss read it,
    It was abt good things not bad,
    Yes im sorry, I miss read it.
    Sorry guys,
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    I think that Islanders emerge from the book as forward thinking, confident, and dynamic,

    So just ignore number one, it was in genuine error, oops.

    .

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    When will see the first public burning of this book ?

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers

    Id be utterly amazed if this sells more than a 100 copies.

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    I find the title of the book somewhat misleading, especially to the audience its aimed at.
    Its inferring the Falklands are the last British colony, which is not the case in 2013.

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Wel I would like a copy Graham. Shadows of your stay in Estancia L a Negra “Yes please”

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troneas

    well, at least it acknowledges that it is a british outpost. most believable indeed.

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shed-time

    @6 If you're talking about free association and using United Nations definitions then no, they're no longer a colony.

    Get back to cleaning your wet trousers and wee socks. Thanks.

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jeffski

    Intresting.

    http://www.penguin-news.com/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&id=491:are-islanders-the-mapuches-of-the-south-atlantic

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    who cares what any backward thinking argentines think before or even after reading this book they have no claim to the Falklands and the surrounding islands than any other country in the world has, something argentina likes to forget that the islands population will always have the right to...
    SELF-DETERMINATION!!!!
    3rd world translation: “autodeterminación”

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    @9 Shed-time:
    Thanks, - But I bet you would not have the balls to say that to my face.

    Where are you by the way?

    As in where are you located?

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 12:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JB

    nice translation of the title

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 12:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shed-time

    @12 Of course I've got the balls to say it to your face. I'd say 'the UN definition of a territory being decolonised is based upon the territories choice to have amongst other things free association with the administering state' to any Argentinian's face; you can take that as a given.

    The question is, do they have the cognitive capacity to understand the details of what is being said. And of course the answer there is no. They will simply rant on about 45 nullified or non-existent GA resolutions that say the UK should give the Falklands to a renegade evil fascist state.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    ...to the doubters who attempt to portray another image of the modern Falklands, rush and purchase and accept the book as an attempt to show the Falklands as they are today, “in all their complexity, which is a million miles away from the way that the Argentine government would portray them. I think that Islanders emerge from the book as forward thinking, confident, and dynamic, notwithstanding the challenges they face”. Now that does say it all. Believe!
    El Think, if you are following, send me your mailing address, so I can send you a personal copy.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    erm.. Shed-Time, your kinda off the rails, no reason at all to have a pop @ Crazy. Ease-off there.

    Also, I happen to agree with him that the title is a bit weird.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers

    The title isnt wierd. Its just marketing to get Argentines/anti anglos to buy the book as it deliberately plays up on the 'militarization' theme

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gustbury

    SELFDETERMINATION!? INTRUDERS SHAMELESS

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    British falklanders=SELFDETERMINATION!?

    Argentine, CFK = INTRUDERS SHAMELESS

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    12 Escoses Doido

    Are you flexing your biceps and pretending to be hard at your keyboard??

    What a muppet.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @18 Indeed you are. As a member of a population of murderers, genocides and war criminals, would you like to execute yourself? Or should we come down to do it because you're such cowards?

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LouisFod

    Falklands may develop so much in one hundred years they will end up capable to overrule argentina. The chance argentina has to develop in the short term is to be a British colony

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Argentina a British colony,
    mmmmmm
    Sounds nice,
    But,
    A massive drain on our economy, think of the billions it would cost, just to bring them up to basic standard.

    mmmm
    To dear we thinks ??

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Date please when Argentina will become a colony of UK.
    That day I will setup a Kebab and pyjamas factory to become rich.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    That day I will setup a Kebab and pyjamas factory to become rich

    proberbly arround the year 3765AD,
    but dont hold us to that.lol

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    BTW what size are you?

    Do you think that sleepers with the point rolled up will be a good business also?

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 02:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    @26 Dunny squatter I think outsize lav seats would be more your line of business

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 03:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    @4 Agent99
    Nice one!

    I did here Salmon Rushdie was penning a similar book.

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 09:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @redpoll

    can you tell me WTF means “outsize lav seats” but in English please?
    Expression from the countryside perhaps?
    A toilette in the middle of nowhere perhaps?

    definition please...

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Ask snotty. He can look itup in his thesaurus. Still might be a good opening for you

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    South Georgia December News & Events just uploaded!

    Click link below to read:

    - Next Commissioner Announced
    - Invasion Of South Georgia - Thatcher’s Worst Moment
    - Shipping News
    - Worsley’s Almanac Returns To The Island
    - Far-flung Jurisdiction Visit
    - Mountains - New Stamp Issue
    - Bird Island Diary
    - South Georgia Snippets

    http://www.sgisland.gs/index.php/%28h%29South_Georgia_Newsletter%2C_December_2012?useskin=

    If link broken, go to homepage and in left frame click on news+events: http://www.sgisland.gs/index.php/%28h%29South_Georgia_Newsletter%2C_December_2012?useskin=
    .

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @24
    “Date please when Argentina will become a colony of UK.”

    Not a colony of the UK, a province of an independent Falkland Islands, by 2113.

    Or at least Patagonia will jump ship to become part of a prosperous society (as oppossed to a bankrupt one as will happen).

    Ushaia ruled from Stanley.

    Cool.

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    @DanyB
    outsized lav seats - lavatory seat for very large bum (bottom, behind, backside etc).

    Jan 31st, 2013 - 08:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @Pete Bog

    O that would be really funny.

    Then could we ask for self D?

    Could we be allowed to call your head of state Cretina of Botox Queen?

    Do we have to use Pyjamas, eat kebabs and drive to the left?

    Language, we will be allowed to speak other languages or we all have to learn englihsssssssss?

    Tell me more please how will be Argentina under kelper rule. Would you please?

    @Musky

    Oh! Well may be would be a good business after all if you invade Argentina.

    Outsized lav seats for sale for just 10 quids made in Argentina colony of Falkland Islands super power...

    Ha ha

    Jan 31st, 2013 - 09:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    A little jingle for Danny new dunny business
    This bloody toilet is no good at all
    The seat is too high and the hole is too small

    To which one can add the obvious retort
    Your rs is too big and your legs are too short

    Jan 31st, 2013 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Brits, don't let Argentina into the Commonwealth. They'll be a basket case for ever.

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @34
    “Then could we ask for self D?”

    Yes, democracy is allowed by the Brits- But if Patagonia wanted independence that's better than being part of Argentina.

    “Could we be allowed to call your head of state Cretina of Botox Queen?”

    Yes, us Brits unlike some arrogant Argentines, can take a joke.

    “Do we have to use Pyjamas, eat kebabs and drive to the left?”

    Not if you don't want to. (Falkland Islands =democratic and listens to electorate). If you are used to driving on the right it would be stupid and expensive to change (this would be a result of common practical sense which FIG possesses and the Argentine government members don't).

    “Language, we will be allowed to speak other languages or we all have to learn englihsssssssss?”

    Spanish or English if you like, as it was the language of your European colonialists (as the Falkland Islands are a multi-cultural race)

    “Tell me more please how will be Argentina under kelper rule. Would you please?”

    1/- No state control of newspapers and no apoplexy if the newspapers wrote something that FIG disagreed with.
    2/-The economy would be run properly without Patagonia getting into debt (Patagonia would therefore be more popular in the world(than Argentina) and more countries would trust them to do business with whilst the rest of Argentina loses out)).
    3/-No BOUGHT/BRIBED elections.
    4/-A more valuable currency (unless you insisted on keeping the peso).
    5. More secure as the RAF. Royal Navy and an expanded FIDF /Patagonian Defence Force would be used to replace the joke that is the Argentine armed forces-therefore no one would mess with Patagonia.
    6. The education would be of a higher standard with Patagonians flown free to study at UK Universities, rather than be subject to the educationally substandard Nazi/Soviet style indoctrination forced upon children now.
    7. The local indigenous population (if any left) would be allowed self autonomy.
    I'll continue my list later as I'm running out of text. :-)

    Feb 03rd, 2013 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • row82

    Please support this page - Falklands Forever British - dedicated to Falkland Islands current affairs, keeping the islands free and poking fun at the lunacy of the Argentine government and their various claims and winding up their Internet trolls - https://www.facebook.com/truthfk

    Feb 06th, 2013 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!