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Falklands’ dispute: Cristina Fernandez asks the Pope for this ‘holy intervention’

Monday, March 18th 2013 - 18:01 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández revealed she asked Pope Francis for his “holy intervention” regarding the Falklands/Malvinas case, during the meeting held Monday in the Vatican which was followed by lunch. Read full article


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  • MrFlagpole

    There is no depth to which this woman will not sink.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    1. BK is that you showing your true colours?

    2. Are we looking at the same photographs? She looks wrinkled, and she has more slap on her face than a tart touting for business.

    3. Neither the Pope or the Catholic Church has any sway in the UK. God's representative on Earth is the Queen of England, Defender of the faith etc...

    4. Now that he is Pope, he has bigger fish to fry. The most he will do is suggest that the UK and Argentina talk, which is what we have been willing to do, only it's Argentina that refuses to do so.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    She has ruined her country and now she is going to ruin the Vatican !
    “I asked Pope Francis for his holy intervention in the Malvinas case ” The Pope intervening in the 1970s over the islands in the Beagle channel was firstly between two catholic countries, Argentina and Chile, and secondly he intervened because they were about to go to war!

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Oh the original post 1 has disappeared, but I could've sworn it was BK despite his using a pseudonym.


    Good points regarding the Beagle channel dispute.

    Perhaps someone needs to remind the president of Argentina and the new pontiff that the dispute over the Falklands ended on 12 June 1982 with the Argentine surrender.

    As far as Britain in concerned, there is no dispute.

    If Argentina has a problem with that then they can take it to the International Court of Justice, otherwise she should STFU, and actually turn her attention to the fact that the country she was elected to President to run, is falling down around her ears.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BritishLion

    The woman is a disgrace, what depths will she go to in hiding from her people the truth of her bad management of her Nation by keeping up the 'Malvinas'dispute. The Pope has much more to do than mess about with this woman's futile grasp on International relations, she needs to learn some grace from the Pope before she opens her mouth any more. Total and utter idiot. Can't believe that she has actually chose to speak about the Falklands thingon her first ever meeting with this 'man' who now leads the worlds Catholic Faith, what the hell he can do about it is anyones guess.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malicious bloke

    Dear Papacy,


    Sincerely, Henry VIII and various glorious descendants.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vuggevise

    Bring it on! I'd love to see him even try it, and as if the Roman Catholic church in Europe isn't already in enough trouble, the sort of humiliating foxtrot oscar that any such meddling will result in, will be something to behold and laugh about for years to come.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • kelperabout

    This exchange may well start a serious legal issue and rightly so. The Pope is an Argentine and because of that CFK has no legal right to ask for his intervention in the Falkland’s issue. Any democratic government will confirm that in this situation he would be required to declare his interests and politely refuse CFK's request.

    This is wrong and will cause serious world tension if he is allowed to intervene in what is a dispute that He has publically stated is one that favours the Argentine outcome. CFK is so desperate she will stoop to any low to try and get her way. I say to the democracies of the world do not allow this to happen.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    A word of warning to “Pope Francis”. Approximately 2,000 years ago, Saint Peter was crucified upside down as he said he wasn't worthy to be executed in the same way as the Christ. Unless you are careful, the same could happen to you. As an indication of where you're going. You already have two known “strikes” against you. First, you're argentine. Second, you supported the junta and made no attempt to save brave priests. You are already 2/3 of the way to perdition and eternal damnation. In case you aren't aware, CFK IS the serpent.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    Well seeming as the Vatican cannot release what was said do you actually believe she asked that question she could say anything as the Vatican will never comment. She would stoop that low she is that desperate. Remember who we're talking about here TMBOA

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    So what is new, she asks the same question of everyone she meets.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    This THING is a disgrace, it has prostituted itself around the world with its lies and propoganda and now moves on to The Vatican, to be Argentine I would be truly ashamed.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    I knew she was into Voodoo.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Iron Man

    OMG if she was my head of state I would die of embarrassment!

    I expect the Pope will have smiled and shown her the door. He knows that even if he was stupid enough to raise the issue he would be slapped down. That wouldn't be a great start would it?

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The woman is desperate and bonkers. Apparently her health is deteriorating fast, the reason she had to leave Venezuela before Chavez's funeral, and she is obsessed with this issue being her legacy. The Falklands will never by Argentine, so she will be remembered for her insanity about them, rather than any success.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Saw the meeting on TV ...
    CFK unpacked from a bag some urns, removing the bubble-wrap and passed them to the Pope.

    This would be like the British Queen carrying half a dozen Tesco bags - 'bag-lady' style - and rooting around in them to present some 'family ashes' to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

    Seriously, could you see our Queen doing what CFK did?

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    Perhaps the pope might lend CFK the SWiss Guard.

    There's only 130 or so of them but I'm sure they would make a better fist of it than the Argentine forces in 82.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Pretty sure the Jim Bowen look-alike is now in a position to politely decline the offer, - He won't be giving a shit about the malvinas or her, or argentina - He's the pope now.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    It was for mate' Geoff, cups and bonbilla. Argentina's version of you Brit's with tea. I am sure he drinks it.....served to I think it was her way of saying....“remember your roots, you are Argentine” as in her mind that will change things. A Pope has not come between two nations in 500 years and I highly doubt this one will change that.

    So Elaine, what have you heard of her health, there is always speculation? I just assumed it was either her ego or not good with be seen with Ahmadinejad. Perhaps she did have thyroid cancer and they just told her ...“my bad” and slowly die. Another CIA assassination plot.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Absolutely disgraceful. How low can you stoop. It'll be interesting too see what fellow South American and Catholic countries make of her harassing the Pope about this issue.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BritishLion

    Yes, I hope you are right @ 18.

    Now that I have calmed down a little from seeing how crazy she has behaved and that the Pope must be above such things I supose all that has happened is that she has once again made a big fat fool of herself on the world stage. I would like to think that the Pope is chuffed that it is she who must now grovel at his feet and kiss his ring (arse).

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    “The Argentine leader recalled John Paul II intervention during the conflict of Argentina with Chile over the control of the Beagle channel”

    These two countries, before going to the Pope, went to the Queen of England to resolve this dispute, and Argentina refused to accept her resolution. Is that right?

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rooter

    Interesting composition of the 'delegation'. What is a longhorsemen's union?

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    This doesnt seem to be going down well with people. I'm afraid that her obsession is now starting to appear like an illness.

    General feeling is that she has embarrassed the Pope.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @19 It seems to be thyroid medication related hence her constantly being ordered to rest or not take trips abroad. It is not being controlled well as can be seen by her constantly changing appearance - she looks very swollen at times. I heard that her doctors said she could not stand in the extreme heat for six hours at the funeral, so she went home.

    @22 I think two devoutly Catholic countries going to the Pope is somewhat different to the Falkland Islands issue. It will never happen.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    You just have to laugh at this, now she wants an Argy and self-confessed malvinista to mediate in the alleged Falklands dispute, absolutely fu*king priceless.

    Is this before, or after he issues a Papal Bull making goals scored by hand ball legal when it’s the hand of God.

    Speaking of Papal bull, what’s this talk of the S Georgia/S Sandwich Islands?? I thought Pope Malv the 1st’s predecessor, Pope Alexander VI gave those Islands to Portugal in 1492.

    Someone should explain to her about the Reformation, or better still King Billy.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vuggevise

    The white smoke over the Falklands was a much purer white than the lighter shade of grey smoke over the Vatican.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    To the British,
    A defeat can be turned into a victory,
    [If you learn from past mistakes]

    As for CFK and this pope crawling,
    Proves once again, that she turns every potential victory into a total defeat,
    Because she never ever learns.
    The Falklands are British by choice,
    They will never be part of the argentine empire
    At gunpoint..


    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    She is now trying to politicise his appointment with the mid term elections in mind:

    In Buenos Aires, there are clear signs that the government wants to close the distance with the new pope. Posters have gone up around the city with portraits of Francis and the slogan “The new pope is Latin American and Peronist.”

    there are no depths that this woman will not stoop to.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    Cant stand the catholic church (cant stand any churches tbph) but I almost feel sorry for this Pope.

    At least he had the good sense to get the dirtiest job out of the way first though.

    It shows an appalling lack of understanding by CFK to assume that any Pope would be viewed as a good arbitrator in Britain though. Does this woman know no history at all?

    I know that Argentina has been poisoning its children with revisionist history for decades, but don't they learn anything of use?

    Britain isnt Catholic majority, we kicked the Pope out centuries ago and hes a frakin Argentine (even if only just) - how the heck will that be “neutral”.

    She must be clinically mad...she's certainly clueless...and she's shown she is willing to prostitute herself to anybody and anything for a snifter at sezing the Falklands.

    Thank God (haha) that Argentina has no military: this mad-bovine would've be ordering an attack already if they did have one.


    “Britain militarizing the entire South Atlantic” - my arse... 4 fighters and a company of troops with support- to keep mad cows like her aware that at least soemwhere democracy is backed-up with force...and its only there because of her countries actions.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vuggevise

    @30 Anbar

    Oh, be fair, Argentina has an Army. They just happen to have 104,000 spineless ineffective cowards. Probably something to do with the Italian genes.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    29 The Cestrian
    Won’t be long before CFK declares this the second coming, then they will all be able to walk across the water to the Malvinas.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “Oh, be fair, Argentina has an Army. They just happen to have 104,000 spineless ineffective cowards. Probably something to do with the Italian genes.”

    Nothing wrong, bad or cowardly about Argentine soldiers Vuggie... they fought well and hard wherever they could... and you have to pity the conscripts and the brutalities they suffered.

    You diminish our own troops bravery by ridiculing the then enemy... and many of the Argentine soldiers and airmen fought bravely and honorably.

    (The Navy mostly did “Brave, Brave, Sir Robbin” acts though)

    Regardless, if they had the capacity I have no doubt that mad-moo CFK would send them in again if there was even the slightest chance of success.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vuggevise

    @33 Anbar

    My own troops? It is far from just the British who believe in self-determination for the Falkland Islanders and the totally self-deluded nature of Argentinian claims to what so clearly has always belonged to others.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gustbury

    2@-Ingland queen hahahahahahahaha that's funny !!!!!!!!hahahah (idiot)

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    How embarrassing!

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    I'm pretty sure this guy will be the first and last Argentine pope....

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @22 bushpilot (#)

    'These two countries, before going to the Pope, went to the Queen of England to resolve this dispute, and Argentina refused to accept her resolution. Is that right?'

    In about 1904 Chile and RGland had KE7 mediate over their border in the southern ice cap.

    Interesting she didn't come out and say ' he supports us' just 'I asked' so he obviously said foxtrot oscar.

    A mate kit and a vicuna shawl? .. a bit like me giving Anglotino a stuffed 'made in China' koala and some Billy Tea.......

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    @24 Cestrian

    Argentine comment:

    Y dar a las Malvinas ... dios, que la fijación. Me pregunto si las Malvinas son de nuevo Argentina, significa que puedo salir por la noche sin miedo? Bajar la inflación? Por las muertes por accidentes de tránsito? Mejora del transporte público? Se termina con la corrupción? Acabamos con la pobreza?

    Translates (badly) as:

    And give the Malvinas... God, that fixation. I wonder if the Malvinas are Argentine again, it means that I can go out at night without fear? Lower inflation? For deaths from traffic accidents? Improvement of public transport? Does it end with corruption? We end poverty?

    An un-assuming nail receives a stout blow to the head.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • t_t_talbert

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    Mar 18th, 2013 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    @40 You got the money part right.

    On her way to or past billionaire status thanks to the generosity of the Argentine people's tax dollars.

    Money doesn't buy class though. As this vulgar display has proven beyond doubt.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    ‘holy intervention’????

    Most likely '‘holy intervention’' is her getting struck by lightning out of a clear blue sky.....

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bryzi

    She seems to be under the misconception the the UK actually cares what the pope says at all. Argentine or otherwise.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CJvR

    I suspect it is mostly counter fire. Having a pope is good for a few days of PR but once he starts speaking about domestic matters it isn't so funny anymore.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jeffski

    She is totally and utterly mad. Who advises this woman really, she is a complete disaster she goes from one train wreck to another. The diplomatic world must by now be avoiding her and her cohorts like the plague.

    Ban Ki-Moon & the UN need to man up and sort this idiot out, I really think that if she had the forces to do it she would attempt to invade the islands again she is that desperate. Her & her current government are no better than the junta, they are using the same policy's and the same aggressive rhetoric is being repeated.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    HOLY smoke

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Mr Kirchner once referred to Pope Belgrano as the “head of the opposition”.

    Last year, the cardinal said Argentina was being harmed by demagoguery, totalitarianism, corruption and efforts to secure unlimited power, the Associated Press reports.

    Wonder who is the demagogue?

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    So the 1978 pope no. 67, stopped war between Chile and Argentina... that must be after Argentina did the dirty at the ICJ.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @16 Geoffward2

    “This would be like the British Queen carrying half a dozen Tesco bags - 'bag-lady' style - and rooting around in them to present some 'family ashes' to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

    Seriously, could you see our Queen doing what CFK did?”

    Actually, just because I have my pedantic head on at the minute, the Queen would have to offer herself the family ashes because she is Head of State and the Head (Pope) of the Anglican Church, but your point is made.

    Francis needs to distance himself from this lunatic woman as soon as possible.

    The 1st thing he should do is order the Catholic Church in Argentina to pull down those politicised posters CFK has put up. A Pope is not supposed to be political, he is apolitical, so he can appeal to all sections of Catholic society.

    So he cannot be a Peronist, or a Marxist, or a Socialist, or a Conservative, or a Republican, or a Democrat, or a Fascist.

    The minute he starts showing political leanings one way or another, his credibility, and by association the Catholic Church's credibility (what little there is left of it after all the scandal), is finished.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @33 Anbar
    It is fair to say, that they did as well as could have been expected of them given the circumstances prevailing.

    @46 briton
    White smoke Batman, clearly visible over the Falklands.

    @49 LEPRecon
    No doubt as Pontiff he will try to distance himself (as much as he can) from these earthly matters (and this distasteful woman), but from previous form we already know that underneath the new red socks and Papal gown, beats the heart of an Argentinian Malvinista.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    Really? No request for 'divine intervention' to keep the most-vulnerable nourished or homed? Wow, mature.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @51 Ayayay
    No, they are saving the “Devine Intervention” for use in the recovery of the Malvinas.

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 11:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cristina Fernandez

    I bet there are some in the Vatican who think CK is the Whore of Babylon, a temptress sent to deceive the new Pope?

    Mar 18th, 2013 - 11:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • kelperabout

    Think CFK is her own worst enemy and is in self destruct. Gotta be loosing her marbles to go all the way to the Vatican just to ask for the devious Pope's help in defeating those pesky British implanted ones. If she keeps this up she will not be around to much longer as she will give herself a heart attack.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Don't they remember the last time that they asked for a Papal decision on a border dispute ??

    That didn't go well.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • t_t_talbert

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    Mar 19th, 2013 - 01:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    “she is just the most beautiful woman in the world!”

    Said the blind man to the deaf vicar.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 01:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cristina Fernandez

    You do have to give her full marks for trying? I bet she will be on the catwalk of NY Elle Fashion Week 2013 to make her case. Or perish the thought do a PlayBoy center spread? Theres nothing she wont do?

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 01:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “Interesting she didn't come out and say ' he supports us' just 'I asked' so he obviously said foxtrot oscar.”

    He probably just pointed out something she didnt know herself: Britain isnt a Catholic country.

    its the little things that always catch them out eh? ;-0

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 01:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dr. Jeorbbels

    It was inevitable that CFK would turn to god. She has tried everything else and failed.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 03:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vuggevise

    With all the money she has stolen from the people of Argentina, you would have thought that CFK could have stretched to a set a real pearls, rather than that cheap plastic set Alicia Castro picked up for her down at the 99p shop.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 06:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    @43 Bryzi
    Too right. Popes are ten a penny, Frank is number 266.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • scottbart

    ha ha ha, this woman is crazy!! doesnt she realise that in the UK we dont give a flying fuck what the pope says and we are NOT catholic. If god wanted the islands to be argentine dont you think they would have won the war, instead the UK won it against all odds, perhaps god did help out, but he helped the UK, LOL LOL LOL

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    So, that didnt work out to well for Chrissy then eh?

    Wheres the DoDgyThink show to tell us its all part of the master-plan?

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    She's a wackjob. Next.
    @23 Rooter,
    Longshoreman is an American term for a Dockworker or a Wharfie as they say in Australia.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    Excellent proposal from the president of all Argentines.

    Cristina Fernandez said he requested the “mediation” of the Pope to “achieve dialogue in the Malvinas issue”. And that the request had been made ​​with “a double conviction”. The President recalled the moment “dramatic” and “terrible” in 1978, when Chile and Argentina “were governed by two dictatorships” and were on the verge of war over the sovereignty of the Beagle Channel. At that time, the mediation of Pope John Paul II allowed an agreement that was then “plebiscite in democracy.” Cristina Fernandez noted in this context that the only risk that exists today “is the militarization that the UK is having on the South Atlantic.” Consequently, “as Argentina is a peaceful country, all I want is to meet the many UN resolutions to sit down to dialogue: this is what we ask the Holy Father. His mediation to achieve a dialogue between the parties. ”It is recalled that some time ago Bergoglio said “Falklands ours.”

    Further evidence that Argentina seeks dialogue and peace under international law and the resolutions of the UN General Assembly (2065) and the committee of United Nations decolonization.
    World public opinion welcomes this proposal, because unfortunately UK remains committed to the power of weapons, violence and colonialism and imperialism of the 21st century.

    Welcome then this contribution to peace and dialogue.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • atk357

    Why did she dress in black? It is a not a funeral.....besides she wants to make a political statement by asking to intervene in the Falklands dispute. That's a low down shame!

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • scottbart

    @ 66 Raul (#)
    Hahhahah, your so funny! What about the binding resolutions telling argentina to get out of the islands? The UN will always say “talk about it” it is meaningless.

    Argentina the land taken from the native indians!! Give it back you deluded bell end!

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dr. Jeorbbels

    66 complete rubbish the bishop of rome is as brainwashed as you are . Argentina under rule of CFK is a belligerent nation . She has imposed what is in effect an economic blockade of the Falklands. British forces are tbere to protect islands against Argentine aggression. No aggression no troops. Its as simple as that.CFK needs to show a little maturity and accept the fact that Falklannds are not Argentine, never have been and never will be.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jeffski

    “World public opinion welcomes this proposal”

    WTF anyone who knows about the mad cows rants must be sick to death of her, she pesters everyone she meets on the diplomatic circuit and twists their words and out right lies that they support her stupid crusade to annex & colonise the islands.

    Now she has stooped to new lows when pestering the newly elected pope in his first week in the job. The woman is a menace and the world opinion must be “ oh fuck here's that nut job Argie who keeps talking shite”

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ernest shackleton

    Fiddling whilst BA burns. The free-market rate of the Peso is dropping like a stone - now 8.14 to the USD - meanwhile Cristina F**K's corrupt regime will only offer 5.05 ...!! This is how they steal wealth from their people, and tourists..!!
    I am lucky, I just pop over the border to Paraguay where I can get USD cash from the ATM's. Uruguay also has this option if you're in BA. If you have to go to Argentina be sure to take USD cash, because you won't be able to get any from the banks there (except at the criminal “official” rate) and keep it very close to your body - BA is crawling with very expert pickpockets and motorcycle pillion muggers..! And they carry knives, so don't fight back...many have been killed.
    If you can avoid it, then please don't go - its only gonna get worse..!

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • scottbart

    @jeffski (#)
    had me in stiches,lol. The thing is , it is the truth, they really cant see it can they.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    @ 66
    That would be a bit like
    FA Cup Final - Chelsea vs Arsenal

    Ref - “I've been a Chelsea fan all my life, I hope they do well”

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 04:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @66 Raul
    “World public opinion welcomes this proposal”

    Even for you this statement must by now now have a “hollow ring” to it, as we say.

    Events (or rather the lack of them) have shown that outside S America there is no real support for Argentina on this matter.

    Inside S America support is limited to words only (and one meaningless gesture) in most cases, the only one willing to help you is now dead.

    And this was before the referendum, now more than enough countries have, and will, accept the result to ensure that the Argentinian argument of an implanted population (always hilariously funny coming from an Argentinian, as the rest of the world knows well) having no rights in this matter, will never be accepted by the UN or any sensible country.

    Even an Argentinian and self-confessed malvinista Pope, isn’t going to help you.

    You should reflect on that!

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Would i be right or wrong in saying=
    that the man upstairs was not a Catholic,

    just that.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Not even a good try, Argentina.
    Pathetic is more like it.

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    Listen don't believe everything in the press. I was there at that meeting and I can categorically state that when the President of Argentina came in to the room Pope Francis strode right towards her and before she could utter one word pressed his right finger onto her lips and said “my dear Cristina” please don't speak of the Falklands in my presence don't you know that I am like a man walking against the tide“I am an Argentine” and no one trusts an Argentine. I heard her whisper in his ear No No I am not here to talk about the Falklands I am here to see if you have the keys to the vaults yet and if you and I could take a stroll and see whats in them. Pope Francis rolled his eyes and whispered back “for Gods sake woman let me get my feet under the table” before we plunder the Vatican vaults for the Motherland don't you know how long it has taken me to get to this position I have been planing this for quite sometime. And then Michael Caine walked into the room and gave a discreet little cough and he turned with a smile on his face and asked Michael if he had managed to get a few Mini cars. Don't worry your Poppiness I have everything in hand said Michael, and then he shooed Cristina to the door with the words” now get lost Doll I have far more pressing things to do than worry about a few little Islands that belong to my mate Michael's country.
    Honest to God thats what happened

    Mar 19th, 2013 - 11:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    the islanders are afraid of the argies that is why Merco=British Crap=Press keep posting their comments!

    Mar 21st, 2013 - 04:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • kelperabout

    The one certain fact is that Islanders are not afraid of the Argentines they are aware of them and what they could and have done make no mistake about that. Islanders are not stupid. When threatened we take action to inform others who come to protect us against thugs like the dictators of Argentina because if those thugs are not controlled be it the Falkland Islands or anywhere else in the world there would and is chaos.

    The difference of being afraid and smart is that Argentina is afraid to try another war to take the Islands because of world opinion and to be smart is that we Islanders and The United Kingdom government will inform the world what Argentina is up to so keeping the situation in a safe context.

    The UK will continue to keep troops on the Islands so long as Argentine continues to sabre rattle. That is a fundamental world recognised right that Britain has to protect it’s subjects anywhere in the world.

    So long as there is the likes of dictators like Argentina the Falklands will need to be military defended until that government gives up its ridiculous claim to our territory.

    Mar 21st, 2013 - 08:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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