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UK wants to control South Atlantic access and resources, claims Argentina

Tuesday, January 29th 2013 - 06:02 UTC
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Argentina claimed at the CELAC summit in Chile that the UK has converted the Falkland Islands into one of the “most militarized territories in the world” with the sole purpose of exploiting the natural resources of the Islands and control access to Antarctica. Read full article


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  • LEPRecon

    Oh here we go again.

    What they mean is that despite the UK being there 1st, Argentina believes it is it's God given right to do the controlling and exploiting and sod everyone else.

    There is no militarisation, and the more Argentina bleat on about it the more foolish they make themselves look.

    The savage 'issuing' of fishing licenses is amusing, especially as Argentina publicly told the world that they were going to encourage over-fishing in the hopes of damaging the Falklands fishing industry, while the Falklands have held out the hand of friendship and cooperation, only to be ignored by the 'we only want peace' government, that says one thing and acts in a very aggressive and threatening manner.

    And the reason that Argentina wants to resolve things by peaceful negotiation is lying on its side in Port Belgrano.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    I don't understand why the UK needs soldiers to exploit the natural resources of the islands. Are their search and rescue pilots able to spot oil fields. Are their missile battery operators also trained in operating oil rigs? If I was a suspicious man I would think there was some other purpose to this military presence on the islands that Argentina objects to.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Lets face it if we left the south atlantic in rg hands it would be broken and on fire in 6 momths.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    2 RICO

    The short answer is that we don't. If you were paying attention, you would know that the UK does not want to have a garrison on the falklands and the Islanders themselves do not want a military presence either but we HAVE to have a military presence on the islands because if we didn't, Argentina would be in there like swimwear.

    Before you could say “We want to remain british” the Argentine government would have their own military presence on the Island and would have deported all the Islanders to Montevideo.

    So, to your comment about:-

    “If I was a suspicious man I would think there was some other purpose to this military presence on the islands that Argentina objects to.”

    I say there is no other purpose to this military presence on the islands that Argentina objects to. other than preventing the Argentines stealing them away from the Falkland Islanders.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Love the way CFK twists stats. There are roughly 1,000 men, 4 Eurofighters one frigate and possibly a submarine. Hardly the most militarised zone in the world. She's just annoyed that it's enough to see off anything she could throw at it.

    There are probably more land mines per head of population than anywhere else on earth. Maybe she should be reminded of that stat.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Nah, one of the stupid tweats already pulled that stroke, the Islands being heavily mined. Conveniently forgot to mention who it was that bloody left them there.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    We want to colonise the Falklands against the will of the people that live there because we want a Latin America free of colonialism.......bloody hell!!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    4 toooldtodieyoung

    I think you may have got hold of the wrong end of the stick with that post.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Aye, he was sarcastic and if I might say so, doing a good job of it too.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    @2 RICO
    So you state you are not a suspicious man, clearly you are not suspicious of your own country's intentions., which is to divert your attention away from the dismal job CFK is doing, flushing your country down the toilet. Britain is protecting its people, protecting is sovereignty, protecting its assets, protecting protecting protecting. Now just imagine that you owned the falklands but Chile was aiming the same (hypocritical) rhetoric at you, trying to break you economically, trying to remove your rights to govern your own land, even launching an invasion What would you do? You would protect it.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • War Monkey

    Change that heading to “UK wants to ensure that Argentina does not invade the Falkland Islands again and to allow the Falkland Islanders to control and exploit their own resources” and you are starting to get it right.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shed-time

    It is fun watching the savages bark at the moon... as if the British are to blame for the demise of their paltry anachronistic society.

    Better to just leave them in the corner and hope the vet can put them down.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    @10 Musky: I think you need to re-read the RICO post.

    RICO is pointing out that British forces do not search for/extract oil, and that they are there for a far, far more obvious reason.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Yes I read Rico's post differently too, I think he was pointing out there was an obvious and logical reason to British troops being there.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    All those nations around the Antarctic with choice and freedom of access down the South Atlantic, including passing or calling at the Faklands... Several nations are involved in the oil extraction and exploration of the Falklands...Things have permanently chnaged since that war.
    If CFK can explain how the UK could control the South Atlantic (with all the UK's other military committments and financial short-falls) we'll admit that we've been wrong to suppose that she is totally inept at diplomacy or economic wisdom.
    An attack by the military from either side would involve international condemnation and China might even close its Bank...
    It it does look as if CFK's psychotherapist isn't having much progress
    with the patient.
    At the very least, CFK ought to change her advisors.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    An Argentinian Government official says that if the British Military were not there, something(or someone) would take physical steps to attempt to stop Falkland Islanders developing any business sectors involving natual resources.

    Read it again if you don't believe me: “We believe that the sole purpose of militarization is to guarantee the exploitation of natural resources and hydrocarbons” claimed Deputy Foreign minister Eduardo Zuain

    ...and that must mean attempting a physical intervention, as that's all a military force could counter.

    And CELAC does not bat an eyelid. Disgusting.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I would think that at every one of these conferences, the rest of the South American delegates secretly give thanks for the UK. Without the UK “whipping boy,” these insecure Argentines would only be having a go at someone else! one of them no doubt.
    I would give the following odds on who they would replace the UK with.
    Uruguay. Evens
    Chilli. 5/1
    Paraguay. 10/1
    Brazil 150/1

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shed-time

    The issue here is that most south americans have no access to 'education' as we know it and simply believe whatever they're told through their telescreen. Typically this involves them shouting at pictures of emmanuel goldstein for two minutes. This is before returning to their mundane prescribed lives worshiping Nestor and his family, the pigs who demand that 'all pigs are equal, but some are more equal than others'. ArgSoc ruling their lives with an iron fist.

    The only thing they're missing is Big Brother, but I guess that involves some kind of working infrastructure.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Same old bollox, same old actors. More who could do with a free copy of Graham Bound's book.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    B O O R I N G N O N S E N S I C A L R E P I T I T I O N ! And, of course, totally untrue!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    A little ditty for Christina.

    Oh where, oh where, can my HUGO be?
    The Lord took HIM away from me.
    HE's gone to heaven so I've got to be good,
    So I can see my HUGO when I leave this world.

    When I woke up, the rain was falling down,
    There were people standing all around.
    Something warm flowing through my eyes,
    But somehow I found my HUGO that night.
    I lifted HIS head, HE looked at me and said;
    “Hold me darling just a little while.”
    I held HIM close I kissed HIM - our last kiss,
    I found the love that I knew I had missed.
    Well now HE's gone even though I hold HIM tight,
    I lost my love, my life that night.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    So Argentina invades the islands when they weren't heavily fortified and now castigates Britain for being ready for any Argentina duplicity.

    It's like blaming the rape victim solely because she is a woman and then publicly shaming her because she carries a can of mace to recent another rape.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    I thought the troops were there to force the islanders to live there as none of them really want to and its only the British governments use of force that keeps them there?


    You mean the story has changed!


    I swear the reason changes more times than Argentina sunk the Invincible.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Lets see, not being content to deny the islanders the right to self determination, they are now saying they have no right to self defence.

    Well that two of the articles of the UN charter they disagree with, why did they bother signing it? Oh that's right, it's Argentina, it's signature, like it's word, means nothing.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @22 Anglotino,
    Latin logic, you'll get used to it.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 10:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    one of the “most militarized territories in the world” ?? In SA that would be VeneCuba...billions spent on Russian armaments...

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    It's all down to what I have always said, Argentina had plans to control the whole area, well it failed, now Argentina stop trying to turn things around, thanks to us and Britain other countries are safer with this outcome.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CJvR


    Well the only way for Argentina to actually conquer the Falklands would be if the other side was banned from firing back, and even then it is questionable if KFC can put an invasion force to sea considering that the Argie navy is busy sinking in it's own bases.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    This smacks of desperation to the point of hysteria.

    TMBOA described to a tee.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    Well, by using my skills in complex mathematics (the addition of real and imaginary numbers) we can clearly see that Britain must be militarizing the South Atlantic.
    After all, if the UK has sent a commisioned ship twice per year for the last thirty years then there ought to be sixty commissioned ships (not including HMS Clyde, that is based there).
    The Royal Navy currently has active: 4 assault ships, 13 frigates, 5 destroyers, 15 mine countermeasure vessels and 23 patrol vessels (again excluding HMS Clyde), which neatly adds up to 60 commissioned ships.

    By the logic of ArgentinaMaths, the UK is currently being defended by HMS Echo, HMS Enterprise, HMS Scott, HMSML Gleaner, HMS Bristol and HMS Victory.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • txiki

    If they want a latin america free of colonialism, I suggest they all go back to where they came from and leave the continent to those few remaining indigenous people that were there before the Spaniards, Portuguese etc.

    Why do latams go on about colonialism when their nations are all products of european colonialism, and those indigenous people that weren't wiped off the map are at the very least very repressed.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers

    -Expenses paid trip? check
    -Sex with transvestite prostitute? check
    -Look busy get paid? check
    -Return to ''perfect' home ultimately feeling empty for living such a dishonest, meaningless life? check
    -Prepare for next weeks circus meeting? check

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    I didn't realise that the British forces based on the Falkland Islands are so technologically advanced. In order to “control access”, surely a ship or aircraft should be able to reach an “intruder” in about half-an-hour. It's 3,875 miles from Stanley to Cape Town. At altitude, a Typhoon can manage 1,320 mph. That's Stanley to Cape Town in 3 hours. But it would need 2 refueling tankers because its range is 1,800 miles. But just to get where needed in half-an-hour, they must have a higher speed. So those Typhoons must be able fly at close on 8,000 mph. And the ships must be fantastic. Just imagine a 4,900 tonne frigate at 8,000 mph!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    As more oil and gas is found in the Falklands and Argentina withers into nothingness the politics of jealousy envy and hate is going to get louder and more violent.
    The UK needs to be prepared to counter the desperation and the Falklands needs to get some representation in DC immediately to counter the lunacy coming from the RG Embassy.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnCFI

    I wonder what the ratio of soldiers to civilians was during the period that Argentina 'Forced itself' on the peaceful Falkland Islands.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Foxtrot Indigo

    Parris continues by calling Argentina the ”Rhodesia of the New World“ and asks, ”If Britain forcibly stripped Argentina of the Falkland Islands, what does Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner think the nation she leads did on the mainland? What words would she find for the cold-blooded and systematic destruction and total dispossession of Argentina's original population by the European invaders whose descendants' votes she now seeks?”

    If CFK is worried about colonialism she should first look to her own country!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gustbury

    UK wants to control South Atlantic access and resources, claims Argentina,that's obvious!!!!Brits are intruders in our continent.Allways

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Foxtrot Indigo


    The Falklands isn't a continent, its a country.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gustbury

    A contry hahahahahahahahhahahahah RE-LOL!!!!2000 PEOLPLES A CONTRY !???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHHH

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Foxtrot Indigo


    A country is not determined by the number of people living there. We have our own flag, culture and national identity. That makes us a country. Besides, with oil/gas production the population will swell significantly.

    You can laugh all you want but the truth of the matter is that Argentina 'wants to control the South Atlantic access and resources' but finds a very determined population standing in its way backed up by a well stocked military. I for one, rather enjoy watching the Jets scream across the harbour when they are doing their practise runs. They make the most wonderful noise when they put the afterburners on. No wonder your government is shaking in fear.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    @39 Gustbury.
    There are a mere 730 in Vatican City. Is this a country or a state or just somebody's backyard.

    The population of Greenland is 57,000 yet it is 180 times bigger than the Falklands, giving it a population density 1/10th of the Falklands. So who cares about the population size..

    Ho ho bloody ho.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    He said contry (twice no less) not country. Contry is obviously something totally different and apparently hilarious.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    @39 thats it your getting the idea now, it is a country with 2000 UN HUMAN RIGHTS :)))), Well done!

    i suppose you could say that “The Conquest Of The Desert” was argentinas way of controlling patagonia but sadly through genocide,appauling!

    so how is The UK controlling the south atlantic that is not in the defence of The Falklands at the F.I.G request?
    Exactly what Is the UK controlling in the south atlantic?
    Who was the last nation to invade a peaceful island community with full military force in the south atlantic and got soundly beaten?
    Who was the last nation to use mass genocide against its indigenous peoples in the south atlantic for their land?
    and what expansionist threat justifies the need for UK forces in The Falklands anyway?
    which latam Defence mincer talked about invading the same country in the south atlantic yet again?
    and finally,what is the definition of “SELF-DETERMINATION”?? :DDDD

    In your own time windbag!

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

    @39 Spelling not getting any better then? Even with an example in front of you? Yes, Falkland Islands is a country. Please note:
    “A country is a region legally identified as a distinct entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied by another state, as a non-sovereign or formerly sovereign political division, or a geographic region associated with sets of previously independent or differently associated peoples with distinct political characteristics.”
    The Falkland Islands is a distinct entity in political geography. It is an independent non-sovereign state. It has distinct political characteristics. And, unlike a certain nearby state, its people don't walk over the blood and bones of the original indigenous people that they murdered every day. How DO you feel about walking over all that blood and bones? The evidence of the murders of your predecessors. And not too long ago. Just 1884. That's only 128 years ago. What was your great grandfather doing 128 years ago? Are you a born-again killer? Got any “family” history? Or has it been “re-written”? Or “lost”?

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

    Ah the Falklands! What a lovely country, with all those peace loving English speaking inhabitants living there.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    @45 and soon to be very rich :)

    just out of curiousity, what is argentinas official inflation (non-indec)?
    and the value of the ever decreasing peso to the US $?

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    The military personal at MPA has decreased by about 90% since after the war. MPA was built to house 8000, now there are about 750 soldiers plus ansiliry staff.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    How longs a piece of string?

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    It’s all the fault of the British; they are trying to control the world,
    The Empire strikes back,
    The return of the British,

    But of course Argentina is a good girl,
    Never does nothing wrong, goes to church,
    Demilitarising ,mm,erm, everybody else,

    Poor deluded CFK ,
    Her great ambition of having the only great south American Empire,
    Is slipping from her greedy slimy grasp,

    And its all the fault of the brits,

    She can always go to legoland .lol.


    Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    The Falkland Islands are a Britishb Overseas Territory. What occurs on British territory should be of no concern to anyone in Argentina. Message to the Botox Queen - stop feeding your gullible people with lies and propaganda.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    “We believe that the sole purpose of militarization is to guarantee the exploitation of natural resources and hydrocarbons” claimed Deputy Foreign minister Eduardo Zuain
    We also believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the world is only 6000 years old and that our beloved President has had no cosmetic surgery.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    To all Argie bloggers loyal to your Queen

    this is your legacy, please read,
    very importent.
    CFK in action

    We must keep on posting this for the benefit of the free world.
    [Malvinas vs Falklands: Negotiations with the U.N ]
    ha ha .

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    “UK wants to control South Atlantic access and resources”

    Whats with the 'want' ? We already can, but don't. Its Argentina that “wants”, but can't.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    According to the latest opinion polls among the deluded, brain dead, indocronoughts and doctorial losers,

    Argentina is now ripe for takeover.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    54. Argentina absolutely needs to be taken over and managed by competent people. The only time it has been successful is when the UK and USA ran everything for them.
    Once Peron's thugs took over all was lost.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 02:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    to true,
    its falling apart right under her feet.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    “We believe that the sole purpose of militarization is to guarantee the exploitation of natural resources and hydrocarbons” claimed Argentinian Deputy Foreign minister Eduardo Zuain.

    The Falkland Islands maintains a defensive shield just sufficient to discourage Argentina from attacking the islands.

    Should there be a need to guarantee against attack the exploitation of natural resources and hydrocarbons, this might need more deployment.

    There seems to be no need at present as there are no significant pointy weapons aimed at the platforms.
    If they were damaged by 'enemy forces', then there would be a need to deploy for attack as well as defence. To take the war TO the 'enemy' needs the use of special weapons. It must be fervently hoped that this never becomes necessary.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    does the UN have Doctors present? I have come to the conclusion that Argentina (the country in total) is suffering a condition called Bipolar.....
    At the lower levels of mania, such as hypomania, individuals may appear energetic and excitable. At a higher level, individuals may behave erratically and impulsively, often making poor decisions due to unrealistic ideas about the future, and may have great difficulty with sleep. At the highest level, individuals can show psychotic behavior, including violence. Individuals who experience manic episodes also commonly experience depressive episodes, or symptoms, or a mixed state in which features of both mania and depression are present at the same time. These events are usually separated by periods of “normal” mood; but, in some individuals, depression and mania may rapidly alternate, which is known as rapid cycling. Severe manic episodes can sometimes lead to such psychotic symptoms as delusions and hallucinations. So there you have it in a NUTshell, sorry for the pun. :)

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    Now if Argentina would have been successful in 82 we would have had celebrastions in Argentina every year but because Argentina lost todays governmant would like us all to believe that what the military Junta did was wrong (even though Argentina awards medals to people who helped them back in 82)
    Argentina see's the war as a mistake BECAUSE THEY LOST,the Islands have a strong military presence because Argentina continues to be a threat END OF.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shed-time

    this whole article outlines the fact Argentinians collectively have managed to blank from their memories the War of Aggression that THEY started in 1982 and subsequently LOST.

    This is a good example of projected imbecility and should be in textbooks.

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

    57 GeoffWard2
    “To take the war TO the 'enemy' needs the use of special weapons. It must be fervently hoped that this never becomes necessary.”

    Special weapons fall into many categories and dependent upon the adversary and the force needed to subdue it, will determine the weapon needed.

    In the case of AR, to subdue the whole country and prevent them from getting back into a belligerent state for 50 or more years could be accomplished by the use of non-nuclear tipped rockets and cruise missiles.

    Destroying their electricity grid and alternators, the transport nodes for trains and vehicular traffic including buses and a substantial part of the docking facility (except foodstuffs) would be a good start. Not that many people would be killed but millions would be reduced to a medieval existence.

    I firmly believe that only when the people who voted these thugs into government get to pay their dues will they really begin to think what has brought this about.

    After all, why not? TMBOA seems determined to subject the peaceful people of the Falklands (there are STILL no Malvinas you prats) to much the same or even total extermination. Instead of wasting the UK military budget on useless forays into Asia why not spend it supporting our own people?

    No doubt some will think this very harsh but it is better than the alternative.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus the 8th


    You can't produce enough chicken wings, that's how low your country has gotten. No one respects you anymore, that's why all over the world people are doing whatever they want to Americans and american assets.

    How's Afghanistan going... hahahahahahahahahaha.

    Gonna have chicken wings for lunch, haven't eaten those in YEARS (not big into chicken much less deep fried in my country, but there's this American food festival coming up during the Vendimia with American chefs, I'm sure they'll have wings along side the typical tex-mex and dixie + clam chowser offer).

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Oh Toby, for Gosh sakes! That's the best you got, hahaha! And I bet there are no reported outages of what...chicken wings? Gads where do you come up with these things? It is all media hype looking for stories. You are so gullible. Were't you the one who said the Treyvon was going to turn into mass racial riots. You no nothing about the USA.

    I hear it is over 90F today in BA do you think 1/2 the city will be without electricity by 3pm or the whole thing?

    I find it very odd INDEC was able to say Unemployment is steady and in recession. Hmm wonder how? How odd.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus the 8th

    Media hype huh? That's not the best I got and you know. Not my fault your situation has gotten so comical that you don't have enough CHICKENS (the frieking easiest animal to raise, even a bum in a house full of cockroaches can raise them!), for your biggest sporting event. How fucking embarrasing. Would be like not enough wine for vendimia or leña for Boca-River.

    Not my fault that such things now happen in your country. Tell me has milk hit 8 dollars yet? How many kids are now sipping on grass brew for breakfast? At least they should thank the fact they didn't get shot.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    You are filled with rage from envy and hate of your betters. It is going to make you sick.

    BTW If we run out of chicken in-country we can buy whatever we need silly boy. We don't have a problem importing anything we want. Of course we still don't want tainted RG beef or poisonous RG lemons.

    BTW I saw plenty of bags of them at Costco yesterday. It is nice to go to stores where the shelves are full from products all over the world.

    Your peso went down again today it is very close to 8/1. Do you think it will be 10/1 by March?

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus the 8th


    “You are filled with rage from envy and hate of your betters. It is going to make you sick.”

    Funny, I'm just emulating the way you write about us.

    And it doesn't make me sick. I can stop at any time. I'll stop right now.

    Can you stop??

    hahahahaha. Thought so.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'Argentina's hypocrites are steeped in blood'

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    Argentina needs to face reality - with the exceptions of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador and Cuba no other Latin American country really has much time for the arrogance of Argentina.

    México and Colombia are two countries which are superior to Argentina economically and culturally - and they don't “blow their own trumpets” as Argentina does. As somebody once said to me “Argentina is the country of the future; sadly it always will be”!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    As I said, media hype:
    The sky is not falling. There is not an impending chicken wing shortage, the National Chicken Council said, and most wing-eating football fans will not have to worry about having enough for Super Bowl Sunday.

    “The good news for consumers is that restaurants plan well in advance to ensure they have plenty of wings for the big game,” Bill Roenigk, chief economist and market analyst at the Washington-based chicken group, said in the 2013 “Wing Report” released by the chicken council this week.

    Did you see the citizens of Venezuela are not able to buy sugar, flour or TOILET PAPER? That is your immediate future not mine.

    $7.78/1 peso my oh my will it be over 8 by Friday???

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Piñera, the Chilean leader “gave her his country’s full support in the Malvinas sovereignty cause”.
    ......there goes the falklands cruise business. (except maybe p+o).

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The cruise ships will still be calling at Chilean ports.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    26 Canadian Mendoza
    It's true. The Falkland Islands are the world's most militarized.
    See the following link.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus the 8th


    No doubt Mexico and Colombia are culturally superior to your country, by leagues.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    “because 'we want a Latinamerica free of colonialism'. ”
    The rest of the world wants a world free of Argentina.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    71 - indeed they will...
    “ full support in the Malvinas sovereignty cause”.”
    ...and puerto madryn too.

    or else.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trunce


    Your new best friends have bigger problems.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    Looking for a laugh?
    Just type “argentina economy” into google search, then select “news”
    ALWAYS good for a laugh!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus the 8th


    I guess it beats being friends with you. Telling.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    72 Raul

    Which school do you go to?

    You must be an adolescent judging by the drivel you put in your posts.

    Even if the Falklands (there are STILL no Malvinas you twat) were the most militarised have you stopped to ask yourself why?

    Could it do with the fact that you arseholes invaded the islands in 1982 and the four typhoons and 1,000 regular troops plus a T45 and perhaps an astute sub which WILL be more than enough to kill the threat still bubbling below the surface.

    It is not as if Putridjelli has not admitted as such only last year to the press.

    So grow up and realise that your shithole of a country will never be in a position to invade the islands again. Didums: this is what we say to crying children to salve their nightmares and you had better believe that the UK military are definitely your worst nightmare if ever they are unleashed against your mainland.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Oops now it's $7.82/1

    we may get to 8 today!!

    Any bets if the farmers will take $4.96/1 or does anyone else think they'll want 8 like everyone else?

    Anyone think they bring on a change in Gov't all by themselves?

    Toby, Do you want me to send you a case of toilet paper? You could live like e KING in your country soon with all of those riches.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus the 8th

    That's all you have left Chris, huh. Your military and your abusive words against us.

    You are a shadow of a shadow of the culture you once were. Nothing now, not even a good rock band. If the UK sanke tomorrow, only the Falklands would notice.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trunce


    A penchant for barrel bottoms eh!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Country???? ha ha ha ha ha
    They cannot issue a passport without English permit.

    just a joke

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus the 8th


    Nah, unlike in the USA aka the New Brazil we are no scared shitless to walk into a movie theater, school, or shopping mall. No collective diarreah here.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trunce


    Talking of sinking.

    The Open Budget Survey for 2012 has just been published measuring government budgetry openess and transparency.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus the 8th

    Anglo-saxon reports = North Korean reports (objectivity level)

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    I don't believe that survey. There's no way Argentina scored that well. They should be in dead last place with only African nations, India, Bangladesh, Iran, and North Korea tied.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HaveToCorrectThisRetard

    yea, there's no way I buy that survey. I agree Argentina's tanked....doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that. But that survey puts South Africa above Norway? and Brazil above Chile?! AND RUSSIA IS IN THE TOP TEN ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!!!!!!!!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    oh, and NostraDumbAss,
    the countries most similar to North Korea nowadays are Iran, Venezuela, and....Argentina!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @Vestige , Chilean President been to London twice in the past 2 years I guess he likes coming here,you get the feeling he is paying thr botox queen crissy kirchner lip service,I mean why doesn't he stop the crusie ships and the Lan Chile flights?????? and why does he prefer to be sending Chileans to The Falklands to learn English???

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Chicken wings
    You can always eat snakes,
    This is white meat, and tastes similar to chicken
    Cluck cluck hiss.


    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trunce


    “Anglo -saxon reports”

    Uh,! How so?

    Try reading this also from their site.

    The Constitution of the City of Buenos Aires enshrines the right to education and establishes that the government must guarantee and finance a public, secular, and free education system that respects the principle of equal opportunities for every child older than 45 days.i Furthermore, it stipulates that budget items assigned to education cannot be reallocated.
    Yet from 2002 to 2009 a growing shortage of early education facilities prevented thousands of children from beginning their education. Every year, as the demand for spaces grew, no new early education facilities were added, while existing schools struggled with their overcrowded classrooms. Between 20”

    However, all that matters is that they are indoctrinated with Malinas propoganda.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Is not north Korea the militarised nation in the world,
    Followed by at least Iran, China , Syria , but not in that order,

    The Falklands are a paradise compared to most .

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    China's actually not very militarized at all. Agreed Falklands is paradise compared to Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Argentina.....but not necessarily compared to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, etc.
    China's actually kind of a winner, they're playing the long game, and playing it DAMN well!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    90 - He's been to London twice in the past 2 years.......oooooh wow thats it then.
    A little diplomacy and soon some cruise route changes.
    (The flights...probably a bit of a stretch and un-necessary)

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    you may well be correct..

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #72 Raul,
    Do you actually read these bullshit links you keep peddling ?

    Where in any of these links does it specifically mention the Falklands. ? Yet you say this is proof of the Falklands being the most militarised spot in S.America.
    NATO is not involved in the Falklands - the islands are defended by the UK. So, we are back to a few aircraft and one frigate on rotation with a garrison of British troops with NO capability of landing troops on S.A soil.
    So what are you all so scared about.?

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • the cockney paddy

    @69 Yankeeboy tells you your country is falling apart and what do you say you say he's running out of chicken wings pathetic what a dick greetings to everbody else

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trunce



    I didn't produce the survey - just posted it. Some quirks, who knows , but Argentina demonstrates a consistent trend, as do most.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Raul- and other Idiots - Some facts that your Minister prefers to ignore and inspead lie - like a tru Argentine of course:

    In 2003 there were MORE trooops in the Islands than there are in 2013.

    In 1993 there were MORE troops in the Islands thatn there were in 2003.

    In 195-86 there were a LOT MORE Troops, ships and aircraft - then there were in 1993.

    Please answer this - How is it that in 2013 the Islands are so “militarized”?

    Before there were MORE military and FEWER civilians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Will we ever see the day that an Argentine actually gets FACTS first?

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • the cockney paddy

    We forget that there from a third world country We should all just pity them because there is absolutely nothing they could ever do

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Dear Argentina.
    I work with a guy in my office that bores people to death about his family, everytime you see him he says the same old things, like its the first time you have heard it. Now no-one wants to be caught alone with him and everyone naturally switches off when he starts talking about the same old rubbish, because he is irrtating, annoying and most of all very very boring!

    The moral of the story:

    Argentina - The guy in my office
    The office - South America.

    Kind regards.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Did they pick up their itineraries for next weeks conference? Don't know what it is, but there must be one, or these assoles are going to go cold turkey!

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'Are the Falklands Uruguayan? - A book signed by a Uruguayan and Argentine states something that still would be taken as a joke: the possibility that Uruguay can lay claim to the islands that Argentina still required to England.'

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Toby, How come you never comment about the Peso crashing? Is it because you don't understand commerce or economics?

    I'll give you a hint. It is bad very very very bad.
    'm guessing the Farmers ( well anyone with anything valuable) will withhold as much Soy and Corn as they can afford and wait for the imminent HUGE devaluation.
    Just my guess tho

    You know the USA didn't mean this to be an educational film for Argentinians;

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • the cockney paddy

    @105. the argentinian economy is going to collapse. but you're running out of chicken wings i can't breath haha

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “We believe that the sole purpose of militarization is to guarantee the exploitation of natural resources and hydrocarbons”

    Funny then the Argentines have not noticed that British forces have decreased in number from the 1980s to 1990s, 1990s to 2000s, and were more numerous when there was not a sniff of oil drilling in the South Atlantic.

    Facts and logic not their strong point really is it?

    Roll on the referendum.

    Jan 29th, 2013 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrolldamus the 8th


    I'm ready for the month long Vendimia you idiot, full of tourists, shopping malls full, beautiful girls out in the summer night, cafes busling till 3-4am, events everywhere, wine flowing through the streets. I don't have time for the awful economic and social situation in Europe and the USA. I just thank I wasn't born one of you.

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 12:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Country fairs are so quaint, prize cows, pigs and homemade pies. Are you selling your Mom's jams and jellies this year?

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 01:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @yankeeboy,Nostrolldamus moms European pretty looking thing married a Nazi just liked Crissy I get the feeling his dad played around with him when he was young thats why he hates EUROPEANS, POOR BOY lol

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 01:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Millet

    Actually,Argentina is such a worthless country, and led by a complete nobody, with silliness that seems never ending, that this post, and all the posts above this one, are a complete waste of time. The best plan of action would be to just ignore CFK's Argentina. They are worth a human's time. Millet USA

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    True, but they're great for a laugh. They're like the comics section of the newspaper.

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 03:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @108 Nostril,
    We are also very glad that you weren't born one of us.
    Why are you so miserable, nostril?
    Lighten up, its a beautiful world.

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'They perform picket on a cruise of English flag - Different groupings are waiting in the North Basin of the access to the port of Buenos Aires on the Star Princess.'

    'Timerman goes to London to speak of Falkland - Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman will take in person to Britain claim over the Falkland Islands: next week will travel to London, where it will meet with figures of 18 European countries who support the resumption of the dialogue by sovereignty, announced yesterday the Argentine Embassy in the United Kingdom.'

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I can't wait for the media interviews. LOL!

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    We don't want to control the South Atlantic & access to the Antarctic, we DO control the South Atlantic & the Antarctic.
    And why shouldn't we?
    We own them!!!
    We're not going to let a riff-raff of johnny-come-latelys muscle in on our turf. As briton says:- “soddy offy”you RGs.

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Surely the headline should read:

    “Argentina cries because of it's own incompetence and impotence!”

    @108 - Nostril

    I wouldn't count on tourists. There won't be many international ones (but you don't need them do you Tobias?), only a few Argentines who have no dollars only worthless Peso's.

    Shame that.

    Face it, Nostril, Argentina is incompetent and impotent because of people like YOU.

    Argentina doesn't own the South Atlantic. Argentina doesn't own the Falkland Islands. Argentina doesn't own the Antarctic. And very soon Argentina won't even own Argentina.

    I wonder which Province will declare indpendence 1st? I think it will be BA.

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    South Georgia News & Events now 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

    If link broken, go to:

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    117 LEPRecon

    NO, NO, it will be Mendoza, the province with everything, including cockroaches in the hospital operating theatres.


    Jan 30th, 2013 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • folk-slum-lands

    uuuuuujajaja....mercopress “news”!

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I don't think it's polite to call where your parents (folks) live as a slum!

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “I just thank I wasn't born one of you”

    I would agree with that, you would push our IQs down to minus figures if you were one of us.

    Jan 30th, 2013 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    uk si a TERRORIST state..Liar,pirates, is FINISHED!

    Feb 01st, 2013 - 02:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    What a well thought out, in depth statement from our ltalian friend signor Malvinero1.(he says hes ltalian, but who knows what he/she/it is?).
    You really should be on the stage, malvi-baby.
    The first one out of town.

    Feb 01st, 2013 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    OK Malv. you keep telling us YOU are going to destroy us.
    How exactly do you propose doing this ? In conjunction with that other liberator of the oppressed, PH, with his private stock of nuclear weapons ?
    When can we expect this inevitable apocalypse to be visited upon us ?
    Are you at present shoeing the 4 horses (caballos) so that they will be ready for the great day of judgement.
    I will let you into a secret, most folk on here think, with justification, that you are mentally deranged. We know it is not good form to laugh at the afflicted.....but we just can't help it.

    Feb 01st, 2013 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    123 Malvinero1

    Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio address, October 26, 1939 32nd president of US (1882 - 1945)

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Anarchy in UK????

    Feb 03rd, 2013 - 09:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Substitiute the word Argentina for 'uk' and your post then makes sense.

    Feb 03rd, 2013 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • josefa malvinera

    @124 Isolde
    Nobody knows who is who in this merco-shit-press web site!

    Feb 03rd, 2013 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    And yet the comic relief can be spotted a mile off!

    Feb 03rd, 2013 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Sure Claudina and kebabs & Pyjamas free...

    Feb 04th, 2013 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Have you ever had a Kebab, Danyboy?
    They can be delicious, depending what's in them.

    Feb 04th, 2013 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Good news! The nice elderly Argentine couple who've been renting my Punta del Este flat every February for years have arrived! They've paid the rent with a large supermarket order, as they weren't able to buy dollars in Argentina except on the black market. They paid the supermarket bill with their credit card - for some reason this they are able to do. Funnily enough, the supermarket involved is called TIENDA INGLESA. I couldn't find one called Tienda Falklands, which would have been right and proper.

    Feb 04th, 2013 - 02:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The argies latest secret weapon:

    Feb 04th, 2013 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger


    Put some kebabs and curry stuff there and you will see how effective would be to catch British soldiers.

    Feb 05th, 2013 - 08:41 am - 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 -

    Feb 06th, 2013 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DJ56

    Argentina must be unbelievably weak militarily if it considers that 4 fighter aircrafty, one frigate, one patrol boat and about a thousand troops equals “the most territory on earth”. Either that, or their education system must be seriously lacking as they clearly have never heard of the border between the two Koreas or that between Israel and Syria.

    Feb 07th, 2013 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @137 DJ56,
    They are cry-babies & primadonnas.
    Like the little kid who makes sure the adults are watching his tussles with other kids, then bursts into tears.
    There, there, diddums.

    Feb 07th, 2013 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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