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Malvinas militarization and UK nuclear subs in South Atlantic protests Cristina Fernandez

Wednesday, September 25th 2013 - 06:28 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández used Tuesday’s speech in before the UN General Assembly to once more criticize British military movements in the South Atlantic, condemning the use of nuclear submarines around the disputed Falklands/Malvinas Islands. Read full article

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  • A.J.Rimmer

    Interesting, so a submersable, which is powered by a Nuclear reactor, which belongs to Britain is a “double Standard.” All other countries which also have nuclear powered subs is fine.

    the usual anti-British rethoric i see.

    Remind me please, were/are the Argentines trying to retro-fit a nuclear reactor to one of there sardine tins?

    Double Standards just about sums it up.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 06:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I don't understand why she raised this, as it is a closed debate. No country in the world would disclose the location of their subs

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    What a ridiculous woman. Even if we have sent NUCLEUR POWERED SUBMARINES to the Falklands, it is NOT latin America...it is a British Overseas territory. The rampant racism that only “latinos” can be in South America is the language of 16th century genocidal colonialism.

    The falklands are NOT in Latin America.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    This is for the local press. Everybody else is laughing.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    “Argentina unlike the United Kingdom, has not taken a stance of ‘hypocrisy’ or ‘double standards’”
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    They only let her speak because of the comedy value she brings.

    I'll bet most of the delegates were playing on their smartphones - probably candy crush.

    Keep crying Argentina. Your end is nigh at the hands of your own government.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    There's a big difference between using nuclear power for propulsion and weapons of mass destruction. CFK knows this, everyone in the UN knows this.
    Anyway if Britain is militarizing the South Atlantic by have nuclear powered submarines then Brazil is aiming to do doing the same...

    'Brazil launches program to build nuclear submarine in a decade...'
    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N0BT5WK20130301?irpc=932

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 08:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Mmmmmmm if I am wrong, slap me and call me Betty, but I do not see a “sphere of Latinamerican influence” in the Falklands. She will be shut up in less than a month.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #8
    So, CFK has declared a “Mare Nostrum” in the S.Atlantic. Mussolini resurrected in Argentina.
    If she thought it through, there would be no need for UK forces in the Falklands if she acknowledged that the islands were not Argentinian.
    Then forces could be withdrawn and her problem is solved.
    It's just the same old cracked record hinting at desperation and despair as no one but her gives a monkey's.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    The delusional woman rants again. Same old, same old theme. The frightening thing is that people actually believe that Argentina has a valid claim to the Maldives, oops, the Falklands.

    The fact is that 'a state's right under International Law to acquire an non-self-governing territory against the will of the population requires proof of continuous, important and formal ties of a political and economic nature in any instance where it has successfully defeated the right of the inhabitants to self-determination.'

    When will she tell the truth?

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'Questor share tip: Falkland Oil & Gas shares are a cheap exploration play - For investors willing to wait the shares look cheap as drilling is on hold for now, says Questor -
    FALKLAND Oil and Gas (FOGL) now represents an extremely cheap way into the oil exploration story off the islands. However, shareholders have been turned into penguin watchers for now as there will be little drilling activity for over a year.
    The initial enthusiasm over the hydrocarbon potential around the Falkland Islands has been somewhat tempered after a series of discoveries of only sand and water. Falkland Oil and Gas had disappointments at two major prospects last year called Loligo and Scotia, after neither found commercially viable reserves of the black stuff.
    The problem with exploring down in the Falklands is that there is only limited kit. The Leiv Eriksson drilling rig is shared among all the other explorers so, with each drilling project running for months, the waiting list is long...'
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/questor/10332125/Questor-share-tip-Falkland-Oil-and-Gas-shares-are-a-cheap-exploration-play.html

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @10 Brit Bob

    “When will she tell the truth?”

    I doubt she would recognise the truth if it danced naked in front of her, twirling flaming batons and loudly singing 'I am the truth look at me!'

    She has spent her entire adult life living on lies, and feeding those lies to her fellow countrymen. In fact, she lies so frequently and so often, that she forgets that other people have memories and can see the lies for what they are.

    But she won't be around much longer. Soon the ordinary Argentinian will be too busy trying to survive from day to day to care much about anything, other than where their next meal is coming from.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 09:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @8 Betty (sorry couldn't resist)

    I think I've figured this out, back in 1997 the Menem government sent all of the Falkland Islanders books and videos on the natural beauty of Argentina.
    Perhaps KFC is planning on sending them footballs with the Argentine flag on them? They definitely be spheres, and the flags will have Latinamerican influence. Unfortunately going by their manufacturing standards they'd be landfill within a couple of months anyway.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 09:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Dumkopf woman, doesn't understand the difference between nuclear powered and nuclear weapon. Doesn't understand the difference between defence and aggression! Truth is that she does, but insists on making an even bigger arse of herself before the whole world at the UN where RGland is regarded as a joke nation reknowned for reneging on treaties, debts and agreements. The sooner RGland dumps this stupid person and elects someone honest and sensible to lead it the sooner it can escape its present tag as a looney nation.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    What was the Two Ronnies signature tune again ?

    “ Give me sunshine .... ”

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    @15
    It was Morecombe & Wise

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 10:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Always thought it would you would need to be some comedian to be better than Eric and Ernie, sorry guys if your looking down at this, but this lady has stolen your your slot on Christmas Day. Only trouble is the rest of the family will not know wtf I am laughing at!

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Cristina at the UN:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtXH5w0Q5ug

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Rhetoric: She torpedoes herself.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CJvR

    Argie stupidity on a level so abysmal that it isn't even worth sarcasm. Fortunately for KFC the UN General Ass isn't that bright on average.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Putting up a tent, is... very much like shagging CFK.

    You rent her, unzip the door, put up your pole an'... slip in to the old bag.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    Does anyone in the UN General Assembly truly listen to what this “vaca loca” has to say?

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toxictaxitrader2

    #18 Brit Bob
    Bloody Brilliant Bob!!
    What I would,nt give to see her chased around a field by the President of Uruguay(definitely the best Benny Hill lookalike)
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    Sep 25th, 2013 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #8 “When will she tell the truth?”

    When hell freezes over. For you atheists, when the fat lady sings.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    @17 - maybe she's saying all the right words - but not necessarily in the right order!

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    ...and the Brits and some Spaniards and some Chileans just can't make it.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    The adult world knows why Britain has forces down there, if she wants the answer she need only look in the mirror. She has no one left to lie to on this.... Except for gullible Argentines.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Well, I have to agree that she is comedic. If argieland has been and is the most advanced country in latam in nuclear technology, shouldn't it be more urgent to stop Brazil trying to put a reactor in a submarine? And wouldn't it be better if Brazil started by trying to put a reactor in a vessel designed to FLOAT? And how long has it been since argieland said that it was going to put a reactor in a submarine? 1977, wasn't it?
    Bit of a mistake talking about Britain “abiding repeated UN resolutions with overwhelming support, calling for negotiations on the issue of ‘our Malvinas territories’.” Not least because all those “repeated UN resolutions” are non-binding. And what does she expect to “negotiate” about ‘our Malvinas territories’? Wherever they are. Curiously, Britain has signed the treaty on non proliferation of mass destruction weapons and is a full member of the International Criminal Court. And it isn't in Rome. It's in The Hague. I wonder if she would be prepared to admit that the South Atlantic is also the Gabonese, Congolese, Angolan, Namibian, South African and West African sphere of influence? Balls. And she hasn't even got any of those. As far as we know! It might surprise her to learn that the South Atlantic isn't a “private” ocean. Obviously, she's welcome to send out her ship to enforce it if she thinks it can. It might have something of a problem as the Libertad can only do 13.5 knots compared whereas Britain's Trafalgar and Astute class submarines can do 30 knots. They can also submerge. Something the Libertad can't do. Yet. Also all our submarines are nuclear-powered. We don't have any of those outdated diesel-electric things. And I can define argieland's “sphere of influence”. Uruguay. That's it. It's the only place that doesn't say one thing and do another. Brazil has “agreements” with the UK. Chile refuels Royal Navy vessels. From time to time, so does Peru. The woman is totally divorced from reality. And a pretty poor clown!

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    I deem the Argentine President as a racist, a liar, a history twister, a trouble maker and a botox theif, ! oh, and a cry baby.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    “Argentina unlike the United Kingdom, has not taken a stance of ‘hypocrisy’ or ‘double standards’”

    This is a country that claims it is a supporter of human rights....with the exception of the people of the Falkland Islands. Isn't the whole point of human rights is that it is fair, equal and non-perscriptive?

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El capitano

    Haw haw haw....haw haw haw....Thanx Chrissy...I needed that...Nothin like starting the day with a good laugh...!!

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    she off her head I wonder how many took off their headphones as soon as she started gobbing off, a lot I bet

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Could this be true? I heard that it took 4 security guards to remove her from the rostrum for talking 45 mins over her allotted time. Any English here will understand when I mention that Ken Dodd in his shows used to overrun by 1hr, and he was also a comedian.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @33 Dude, I'm tellin ya... The UN needs a little Miss Sweetiepoo! It works for the Ignoble Prize ceremonies. At minimum they should hire an orchestra to start playing once they've reached their time limit or have just said enough (whichever comes first).

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    ...any mention of the migrating birds?

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Casper

    @34 GFace

    ...or perhaps a gong?

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Falklands Hercules Mission
    RAF Hercules crews are playing a vital role patrolling the seas around the Falkland Islands

    http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/falklands-hercules-mission-11092013

    Argentine President Cristina Fernández,
    She does it again,
    Just when you think it’s safe to stop laughing, she tells another one,
    And the replies from the world are so unintelligible.
    Europe = ha ha ha
    USA ha ha ha
    Asia = ha ha ha ,
    The pacific rim , ha ha ha ,
    The UN , ha ha ha
    The brits, ha ha ha ,
    No sense from anyone-just to busy laughing,
    Apparently Hollywood want to make a film- Carry on Argentina, lol.

    ooopps

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    How could the UK militarise the 'Malvinas', as they don't exist, except in the deluded imaginations of Peronists?

    Who invaded in 1982?

    Whose soldiers staged a mock execution of a Falkland Islander in 1982?

    Who has not apologised for criminal aggression and loss of life in 1982?

    Who has not said 'Thank you' for ridding their country of a murderous, incompetent Junta?

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Come on argenTina's we want a war with you.

    Dont talk do - it's time to break you.

    - a top British MP

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    “To an area that is clearly Argentine and Latinamerican sphere of influence”

    There in lies the root of the future conflict, and the need for the British military to defend what is, and always has been, clearly British territory.

    With an attitude like hers, no concept of the rights of the Islanders, there is nothing to be gained by discussing anything with people like this, never mind negotiating anything (except another surrender).

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    The woman is a fool. And that's being kind.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    40 Pugol-H

    But they didn’t surrender they won the war and have medals to prove it! Ha, ha, ha.

    Now back to reality: what would we do if TMBOA and her stupid government didn’t give us a laugh a day?

    They are no real problem. Is anyone on the islands at all bothered by these idiots? I would hope not because they cannot do anything other than make us laugh at them.

    They do seem to be putting on more stand-up comics at the international level but it will not make an iota of difference in the world outside the stupid commie countries of SA. NOT Chile, but including Uruguay for the time being; but the end of that crap is coming.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    Is it only British Nuclear submarines and Warships not allowed in the South Atlantic?..........stupid woman, she'll be saying that regulating the financial markets is a human rights issue and claim that Argentina has been a repeat victim of shady financial entities next..............................ooops to late

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lou Spoo

    What is interesting is the UN's News Centre page doesn't mention the Falklands. Does this must mean even the UN got so bored of her constant complaining that they've started ignoring it too?

    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45992&Cr=general+debate&Cr1=#.UkM-MX-6-So

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Well thank you Christine for setting them straight. I just applied for a loan and if I do not bloody get whats mine, they can look out! I am straight to the UNCHR on the first available flight. Is Tango 01 available? I can pay for me own petrol.

    I knows my rights and I wants EM!

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @36. we need to find Jamie Farr, Artie Johnson and Jaye P. MorGON's agents. Gene Gene the Dancing Machine certainly could liven up what would otherwise be an excruciating couple of days.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “”“”“This is for the local press. Everybody else is laughing.”“”“”

    QFT

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mclayoscar

    CFK is mad, you have heard it a thousand times, it is true.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 12:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rupertbrooks0

    Not much in the way of news coverage for President Kirchners speech, apart from this PR news wire release:

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/indignant-protests-follow-argentine-president-cristina-kirchner-in-nyc-during-meetings-of-un-general-assembly-225021652.html

    Of course people are entitled to protest, but it's a bit desparate when the protest is a bigger news story than the speech.

    What on earth is she doing making speeches at the UN for anyway. Doesn't Argentina have a professional UN diplomatic representative to speak for Argentina?

    Can you imagine Prime Minister Cameron flying off to New York to make some silly speech at the UN? He's got better things to do with his time. It just isn't very dignified or mature behavior for a Head of State.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 01:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • St.John

    UK nuclear subs ... yeah, yeah, yeah, but what about Argentina's atomic weapons, how about getting rid of them and stop Brasil building nuclear subs before you lament about UK nuclear subs.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    Its vox populi that the subs are there, but there is no proof and much less proof that they are British...The USSR knew they were spied by the American U-2 during the cold war for quite some time, but kept quiet as it was humiliating for them because it exposed the fact that they didn’t have the capacity to shoot them down. You may laugh but a respectable male president will never victimize at the UN summit on this way a female president does over this militarization and nuclear submarine stuff

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 04:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    What militarisationp pre 82 we use to rotate half a company of RM down there mainly for R&R. The current military level is in direct response to Argentine aggression, the world knows it, it is all their responsibility.

    As for the nuclear submarine issue, she is latching on to the far, far more serious subject of nuclear proliferation for personal nationalistic political rhetoric and making a mockery of the seriousness of the process.

    She deserves all the derision she gets and more!

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 05:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    @29 hahaha

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 06:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    The hours and days and weeks and months with Argentina as the security council special guest shows are been frittered away on self obsessed matters. The UN has a lot on its books, from Syria to Al-Shabab, Egypt to Somali pirates, and all this fruit cake can focus on are matters of British self defence activities against her own nations only nationalistic tendencies. A total fruit cake.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 07:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'Forum Uruguat Falklands and present meet in Cologne trade publication - On Thursday September 26 at 19:00 pm., The Malvinas in the Uruguay Forum will meet for the second time in the country's interior, this time in the city of Colonia del Sacramento (the first was in the city of Minas) . During the meeting they presented the book “Visions Uruguay over Malvinas”, a compilation of texts prepared by Prof. J. Ramiro Podetti and exposed also on the work done by the Forum since its founding in 2012, to support the Argentine claim to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich...'
    http://eldiario.com.uy/2013/09/25/foro-malvinas-en-uruguat-sesionara-en-colonia-y-presentara-publicacion-especializada/

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 07:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    This woman is an embarrasment, not just for Argentina and the rest of Latin America but also for the UN. For the head of a country to deliver such a dishonest, logic defying, stupid spiel is a disgrace. The United Nations is an organisation that is regarded, by some, as the ultimate body in international affairs and people like that simply corrupt its image.

    I guess they will change their tune if they ever succeed in building a nuclear powered submarine.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 08:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “We do not go around condemning the use of nuclear energy with military ends”

    So when has the UK actually condemed the use of nuclear powerplants?

    She's potty.

    Hope she stays in power, (sorry to the good Argentines out there).

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'Absurd' to claim UK military ranks below Argentina's, says Defence Secretary - Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, has criticised a claim that Argentina ranks ahead of Britain in a league table of military power, calling it “a gross slur” on UK troops.
    The UK National Defence Association (UKNDA), which campaigns for “fully funded” Armed Forces, argued this week that Prime Minister David Cameron’s claim that Britain is a major global power with the world’s fourth largest defence budget is “no more than a shallow sound-bite”.
    A report by Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon and Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, says the UK actually ranks 31st in terms of armed forces manpower and 64th in terms of “serious militarisation” when other factors such as proportion of GDP are taken into account...'
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/10335560/Absurd-to-claim-UK-military-ranks-below-Argentinas-says-Defence-Secretary.html

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @58. Hammond really should have steered into the skid and met stupid with satire.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 58 Steve-33-uk

    Yes, I read that with my tongue in my cheek.

    These two characters and me, are of course, proponents of adequately funded, adequately finance armed forces and why not.

    The politicians are the last people to be in charge of funding and instead of downsizing the army et al: they should get rid of most of the MoD and the redundant admirals and other superfluous officers who have no military function as long as they do not reduce their pensions from what it would be if they retired at term.

    But I really laughed when I saw which armed forces were higher in the list than the UK. The cowardly argies!!!!

    It’s down to sheer numbers of course. The fact they have no ammunition for anything including battle term small arms, no proper drones, no dedicated satellites, etc. etc. seems to have been overlooked.

    And then you have to consider battle experience! The argies run away FFS!

    No, it’s all about embarrassing the government into doing the right thing. Some hope with the “politicians” of all stripes except perhaps UKIP.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    If this is the case, then Argentina should have no problem in taking the Falklands

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • UncleTed

    @28 Conqueror

    Couldn't help but notice a blatant error in Conquerors statement which I hope he wont mind being pointed out.

    He stated that the Libertad was not submersible, when it is clearly is, as would no doubt be demonstrated should it head into FI territory with hostile intent.

    Argentine ships seem to have an unfortunate propensity to submerge on a more than average basis, even in dock I have heard.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alvaro Gremista

    Cry me a river, slag......they're not insane enough to strike back after 3 decades because they would be beaten up like a little kid just like happened at that time.....she's facing such a low popularity in her country....nothing like a siege attempt to divert people's attention.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    Who cares what this plastic tit has to say about where we superior pirates sail. I just wish one of our nuclear subs would fire a conventional missile right trough the frigging window of her frigging home while the plastic tit was in bed.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'Argentina, Spain join up to pressure Britain on Falklands, Gibraltar - Argentina and Spain agreed on Thursday to team up to pressure Britain to discuss their separate claims on British territories: the Falklands in the south Atlantic and Gibraltar near the southern tip of Spain.
    Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and his Spanish counterpart, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, reached the agreement in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, the Argentine Foreign Ministry said.
    “They discussed the common ground regarding sovereignty disputes over the Falklands and Gibraltar,” it said in a statement.
    “They agreed on joint measures to press Great Britain to comply with the mandate from the United Nations to dialogue,” it said...'
    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/09/26/uk-argentina-spain-gibraltar-idUKBRE98P11720130926

    'A flag flown over Falklands Argentina - In a surprising way, a mayor of Buenos Aires with a group of veterans deployed national symbols Darwin Cemetery - “The Malvinas are part of our territory and are held by a foreign power, so we have a bond of belonging to the place and a historical demand,” said Mayor Infobae Party La Costa, Juan Pablo de Jesus, who recently presented a flag with the colors of the country's 15 meters long in the archipelago...'
    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/09/26/uk-argentina-spain-gibraltar-idUKBRE98P11720130926

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @65 if they want to display a flag at Darwin cemetery so be it, it means fook all, dig up their dead and ship them home, then they will have no need to visit a BRITISH overseas territory, unless of course they are looking for a job in the oil industry. As for the Rg's and Spain tossing each other off at the UN, who cares, we will do what we always do, keep quiet and show some dignity whilst the RG/Spanish circus continues to be the worlds laughing stock.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @59 GFace
    Agreed-but I like his comment that the Argy airforce had Falkland war era jets that were lucky to get off the ground.

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 12:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Cristina ages

    http://youtu.be/xkX0L0XiFD4

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    The masters of international law...

    “Secret MI6 plot to help Col Gaddafi escape Libya revealed”

    “MI6 drew up top-secret plans to allow Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to flee to another African country which was not subject to international law”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/10339439/Secret-MI6-plot-to-help-Col-Gaddafi-escape-Libya-revealed.html

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    The Wisdom of Cristina

    http://youtu.be/50zWqBsq7Hk

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    @69 The Masters of International Law

    Argentine President implicated in plot to protect Joseph Mengele and numerous other mass murders from Justice.

    There is a slight difference between an attempt to end a civil war by allowing a tyrant to peacefully exit so that a democratic and accountable government can be formed without Justice and an attempt to protect Nazi war criminals from a justice.

    Sep 28th, 2013 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @69
    “ Secret MI6 plot to help.........”
    What an excellent idea, it would have saved countless lives if they had implemented it. He actually was good for Libya, he kept them in line, look at Libya now.

    Sep 28th, 2013 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    72 golfcronie
    “He actually was good for Libya”

    Ohh? Just the same as Saddam was then? True ONLY if you are “one of us” otherwise we will hang, gas and shoot you.

    Sep 28th, 2013 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    As she wants to ban these weapons,
    Are we talking abt British only?
    Or does this includes her best friends
    ????
    .

    Sep 28th, 2013 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    http://www.falklandshistory.org/historia-falsa.pdf

    Sep 29th, 2013 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @66 Slattzzz
    “the RG/Spanish circus continues to be the worlds laughing stock.”

    Even more so now that Margallo has backtracked and said that the UK is a friend and has not agreed what Gollum has said about pressuring the UK.

    Makes you wonder if he had a phone call from Hague?

    Sep 29th, 2013 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Cristina Fernández
    Once more criticize British military movements in the South Atlantic,

    Has she been spying on the British then?

    She seems to know little or to much..
    .

    Sep 29th, 2013 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @77 Briton

    I doubt she knows anything.

    It's like last year when the Uruguayans claimed to have spotted a British sub off their coast - which would be impossible as no British sub would surface within sight of land (unless heading for a friendly port), and Uruguay doesn't have the technology to detect submerged vessels.

    What it did do though, was to send the Dear Leader into a tizzy, whilst the Uruguayans sat back and laughed their arses off at her.

    It is so amusing to note that this clown has destroyed Argentina's credibility as a serious country for decades to come, and at the same time annoyed those country's (namely Russia and China) that enjoy a bit of UK bashing every now and then.

    Asking them to a) reveal the location of their subs AND b) not allow them to sail in the international waters of the South Atlantic, was ridiculous, childish, ill-thoughout, and alienated potentially sympathetic countries.

    But carry on Cristina. Here's to another 5 years in office where you can REALLY do some damage to Argentina.

    Sep 30th, 2013 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    78 LEPRecon
    Agreed,
    How these so called friends / allies of hers seem to lap it all up,
    Then does the opposite lol
    .

    Sep 30th, 2013 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @73
    Deflection? Who mentioned Iraq, not me, completely different circumstances.

    Sep 30th, 2013 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    Argentina has no evidence that any British sub has gone anywhere near Argentina or its coast and they cannot reasonable expect to dictate what vessels pass 100s of miles from their coast line.

    Besides I thought that Argentina was still carrying out feasibility studies into converting on of its un-launched peaceful (useless) diesel electric subs into militaristic (possibly useful) nuclear subs. Or have they finally abandoned their ambitions.

    Oct 01st, 2013 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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