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“Falklands nuclear missiles turned out to be penguins”

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 02:41 UTC
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King Penguins ('nuclear missiles') in a beach near their rookery King Penguins ('nuclear missiles') in a beach near their rookery

Falkland Islanders replied with a picture of King penguins to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez claims that the Falklands had become NATO's largest base in the South Atlantic and was equipped with missiles that could reach any of the region's countries, and also had “nuclear weapons”.

 “The Falklands are the NATO largest military base in the South Atlantic”, said Cristina Fernandez on the 32nd anniversary of the beginning of the Malvinas conflict when Argentine military invaded and occupied the Falklands, 2 April 1982.

Falklanders replied with the penguins' photo and a line saying “our nuclear missiles”.

Using Twitter @falklands_utd a group of Falklanders showed the picture of the King penguins, a common sight in Gypsy Cove and Volunteer Point for tourists visiting the Islands, adding that ”Argentina recently intercepted this pic of our 'nuclear missiles'. They turned out to be penguins.

The Tweet was followed by others saying that the Falklands voted to remain as a British Overseas Territory; that the Islanders and UK will continue to defend freedom and that the Falklands were British long before Argentina emerged into existence as a country.

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    I am surprised that penguins are still alive in Malvinas, the same Brits that posted that picture used to boil them for oil and starved them by the millions.

    Apr 04th, 2014 - 02:59 am 0
  • GFace

    Thank god they didn't find out about the eth-day ay-ray. I also understand the Aussies are losing the kelpers with baby tasmanian devils as part of species lifeboat program to ironically-cutify the south atlantic.

    Apr 04th, 2014 - 03:39 am 0
  • stick up your junta

    Over fishing of Anchovies: Threat to Magellanic penguins and Guano Bird populations

    Patagonia is the southern-most portion of South America. The western portion is in Chile, and the eastern portion is in Argentina. The waters off the Patagonian coasts are home to lots of anchovies, the little fish that form an important part of the marine food chain. Oily anchovies provide a high-energy meal for penguins, sea lions, terns , dolphins and cormorants, to name but a few. all of which would suffer if stocks crashed.

    Apr 04th, 2014 - 06:01 am 0
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