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Malvinas Secretary Filmus to talk about Falklands and oil in London

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 04:12 UTC
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Argentina's Secretary for Malvinas Islands Affairs, Daniel Filmus will be giving a conference on Friday in London on the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute with the UK and the current round of oil drilling offshore the Islands, in what Argentina considers its territory. Read full article

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  • Z-ville

    Yes!
    Every voter in the UK will love their efforts to meddle in the national elections. Don't forget to bring some pink unicorn fluffies to give away to the young uns' and soften the mood.

    Oh, and I can only assume that the people actually living on those islands will be given an opportunity to speak about how the Argentine leadership consider them to be “illegal squatters” with “no right to be there”. You know, just like Hitler said about the Polish people in Western Poland...

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 04:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Did Fallon actually say that?

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 04:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Z-ville

    No, Crissy herself did.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 05:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    The event, no doubt, will be held at the Argentinian embassy where Alicia Castro will be in attendance along with a left-wing Labour MP and a bloke from the Guardian newspaper. It will hailed as a great success by the propaganda merchants and the fools back home will lap it up. Piffle.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 05:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ferdinando

    Meanwhile, back in Argentina the peple still suffer while these fool shop in Harrods with stolen tax. It fool noone. Lies and corruption still rule my country. UK should hold one more empty chair conference.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 05:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @5 Ferdinando - be careful! The Malvinista trolls will be jumping on you as a “cipayo”!

    Meanwhile, I doubt that much attention will be paid to this event - we have far more important matters going on! I also wonder whether Argentina would allow a similar event in Buenos Aires were the “shoe to be on the other foot”?

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 06:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    I hope they speak better Engish than I do Castellano ( a bastardised version of Spanish ) spoken in Argentina. I am sure that they have carefully vetted the conference attendees as we would not want any hoypoloy coming from the FALKLANDS and asking awkward questions. Would we?

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 06:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @7 golfcronie

    Castellano is THE Spanish language NOT the Argentine version. The Iberian penisular languages are many - Castillano, Gallego, Catalan, Valenciá, Basque to name five. However as Castille became the dominant region, when the Catholic King and Queen(Fernando and Isabel) took over, its language was adopted as official. This coincided with the discovery of the New World by Columbus and the Spanish conquistadores then took “Castellano” with them,
    The Spanish/Castellano of the River Plate area is somewhat “bastardised”(your description) by the ethnic makeup of the European immigration to that area which affects its pronunciation and vocabulary - not so much its grammar.

    You can compare the Spanish of the River Plate area with the English of Liverpool or Newcastle. In contrast, the Castellano/Spanish spoken in Bogotá, Colombia is considered by many philologists to be the closest to the Spanish/Castellano as spoken in Spain.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 08:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    The 'Spanish of the River Plate' is probably as close to real Spanish (of any type) as 'Bogan' is to English....
    They are the Bogans of South America after all.....

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 08:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    The only similarity between “Bogans” and ethnic Europeans in the American continent is that both groups are descended from immigrants.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 09:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    The cheek of the man,
    Spouting more b/s in London.
    l wouldn't have given him a visa.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    But no legal action can be taken outside of Narnia.
    https://www.academia.edu/10574593/Falklands_Islands_Territorial_Waters

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Just thought I would have a quick look to see which news channels in the UK were covering this mementos conference and as suspected........None!

    I did find this lovely article however, slightly different from the turds floating around at the sailing venue.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-32345508

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    The man is an irrelevance to real life. Ignore him.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    13
    .......“mementos conference”
    What does that cover keepsakes or souvenirs ...?
    Typical Northern English education.....
    ...our kid....

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • knarfw

    An insignificant speaker from an insignificant country speaking to an insignificant audience. Hardly surprising it's not receiving any significant coverage.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    SUCCESS:
    “ on the sidelines of the Unesco congress”

    And that will be the high point because London will be a complete flop.

    10 people or less in attendance I would imagine.

    The fat redhead will be so happy!

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Well if the provide free food and drink a few people will turn up

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ferdinando

    Yes yes, free Harrod Choripan for everone. This garantees full conference so that photos can appear in Herald. Harrods number 1 favourite with Argentina diolomatics. Perhaps Max will come too?

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 01:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Caledon

    You have to chortle at this buffoon of a man. Does he think anyone in the UK is going to give his Peronist ramblings any gravitas. I'm afraid he has made the classic RG mistake of judging others by his own standards.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Wonder if they have invited any Islanders?. I would imagine not- they would ask him tricky embarrassing questions about things like human rights and freedom!

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    This BBC News item was broadcast at 1400 hrs BST

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32354222

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    I wonder what his true mission is?

    Certainly, when Timmerman came to London, it was with the intention of creating an international incident, by insulting and provoking the British Government and people - trying to provoke an angry response, so that they could turn around and say, “ look, the bully Britain is threatening us, and wants to keep Argentina and SA subjugated to the Colonial Powers” or some such, justifying their policies to those at home, the UN, and anyone who will listen.

    It's all part of the Big Lie.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CKurze30k

    “an operation which Argentina considers 'illegal and illicit'.”

    Hmm...

    “an operation which Argentina wrongly considers 'illegal and illicit'.”

    @21:

    He wouldn't let it get as far as an invite - I daresay he'd leave before he allowed the legitimate inhabitants of the Falklands to represent their interests.

    @22:

    Just goes to show how low Argentina will sink. If the areas drilled are within the Falklands waters, they have no legitimate case unless they prove their ownership of the Falklands at the ICJ.

    Until then the claims of “entering Argentine territory” and “taking the riches which belong to 40 million Argentine citizens” are just as valid as their claims over British territory.

    Which is to say, complete and total lies.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 02:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The nice part of all of this is to show how open to free speech the UK is even crazy liars have a voice and can be heard.
    My guess is if the UK did the same in Argentina, they'd be under personal threat and would have protests, burning tires, gov't paid thugs harassing them, crazies coming out of the woodwork to drown out their voices.

    Such a difference to live in a civilized society.
    Most of the Rgs on this board will never know.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nightingale

    what a plum, hardly the right time to come over here and be noticed..with such incompetence no wonder the standard of living in argentina is spiralling downwards . Not that anyones cares :)

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    No doubt there will be an overwhelming attendance by British achademics etc, probably the same crowd that turned up for Titmans last visit, only if memory serves me right, they weren't British at all. They were Rgentine expats and sychophants, still, when it's all over, it's going to make fun reading.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 04:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Another “hearts and minds” campaign by the Argy Gov, oh joy.

    Opiate for the masses back home, Daniel in the lion’s den, socks it to the thieving Brits who were too afraid to face him, such was the justness of his cause and the weight of international support behind him.

    No doubt like TinPot before him he will manage to persuade even the people who are willing to go and listen, that he is just not worth talking to.

    How democracy should work.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    ... FOr a moment there I thought that he had come to London to launch a legal case in British courts....

    so the only reason he is here is to say the same thing he said back home, but to say it on British territory.. useful spending of government money there.

    Everybody will still ignore him, CFK, her government and her corrupt lawyers.. so, really, why do they even bother?

    Just give the money to support the indigenous SOuth Americans fighting to recover their lands stolen off them by “Argentines” - you never know the UN right even back you on that for a change.

    --

    Isnt it funnny how the Argentines dont like to mention anything about the 1982 UN resolutions...

    I wonder why...

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 04:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @23. I understand. When forced to mention Filmus, Castro, Putrid Jelly, Timerman, Fernandez and their unholy, cowardly and illegal designs on OUR Islands, it's hard to hold back from mentioning desires to sink our teeth into their necks and rip their throats out. But there are problems that need to be mentioned.

    Filmus, Castro, Putrid Jelly and Fernandez have never spoken to a Falkland Islander. One wonders whether any of them could. Timerman is a different matter. He's foreign. Ideal as a Foreign Minister. Britain has several Foreign Ministers. How grateful he must have been to be received by a British Secretary of State.

    Timerman should be Minister of Defence. He has shown much in common with argie 'troops' of 1982. He runs fast. He has those ears so he is sure to hear the command 'Retreat'. He lies almost continuously. Ever checked out 1982 argie 'action' reports. Amazing how they knew everyone's name. But didn't they notice the insult? How many times did British troops go into action wearing their berets?

    I expect Filmus will be whisked to and fro in a black, blacked-out, armoured limo. Wouldn't want the people of Britain showing their feelings. Lots of building sites. Let's all imagine mechanical equipment blocking every route and then smashing the argie limo, and its contents, to pieces. With a bit of luck Castro would be in there too. Giving him a last blow job. Perhaps she'd get a little lump in her throat!

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy35

    Extradition again british and US people? Good luck considering :)

    It's all hot air to sound good at home.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I can just here the reaction of the great British public when they here Daniel Filmus is visiting the UK.

    WTF is Daniel Filmus?

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    War, violence, pestilence, poverty,
    Argentina Starts Legal Action against UK Oil Companies
    They will do anything, anytime to destroy democracy by peaceful means

    Mr Filmus said the area being explored was “as much ours as the centre of Buenos Aires.
    It’s ours, all ours and we aren’t sharing with a bunch of pirates,
    We will fight you in the courts, in the arena , and in the streets, in the name of peace.

    Adding that the firms were ”performing illegal acts by entering Argentine territory
    Tensions between London and Buenos Aires have again been raised after Argentina initiated legal proceedings against three British and two American companies drilling for oil and gas off the Falkland

    We are determined to cause maximum chaos and misery

    British reply,
    The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has slammed the move as “an outrageous piece of bullying”.
    “It's an outrageous abuse of international procedure and we will take any action we can to resist it”
    Mr Hammond went on to say that the Foreign Office was talking to the United States about what possible action to take

    http://forces.tv/

    .

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 06:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy65

    Surely Argentina really as lost the plot this time

    “Despite the comments from Mr Filmus, who also threatened to extradite any executives implicated in the potential suit, it would be difficult for Argentina to halt drilling in territory that comes under British protection” Does The UK and The United States have extradition treaties in place with Argentina??? ofcourse they don't what a f.....g dick this man is.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    What the United States Should Do
    Britain has a strong historic claim to the Falkland Islands. Even more important, the people of the Falkland Islands owe Argentina no allegiance. Argentina has become a regional bully that sides with anti-American regimes in the region and around the world, and its economy is near collapse..
    The U.S. has nothing to gain by appeasing Argentina and a great deal to lose—politically, militarily, economically, and strategically—by doing anything other than backing Britain. Above all, the U.S. should always recognize and defend the right of free peoples, like the Falkland Islanders, to choose their own form of government.
    The Obama Administration should therefore support the United Kingdom in its claim to sovereignty over the Islands by taking the following steps:
    • Stop calling for negotiations over the Falkland Islands. The sovereignty of the Falkland Islands was decisively and finally settled by the 1982 war when British forces retook the islands, with the loss of 255 servicemen, after Argentina’s brutal military junta invaded the Islands without the slightest provocation. There is nothing to be negotiated about the future of the Falkland Islands.
    • Recognize British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. The United States should acknowledge the wishes of the Islands’ almost 3,000 inhabitants and officially recognize British sovereignty over the Islands. The U.S. has nothing to gain by appeasing Argentina, which is a regional bully and sides with the autocratic Chávez regime. Britain, by contrast, is America’s closest ally. It should be a cardinal principle of U.S. foreign policy that the U.S. treats its friends better than it treats those who side with its declared enemies.
    • Call for an end to Argentine provocations. The outbursts of anti-British actions in Argentina, Chávez’s warlike rhetoric, The U.S. should condemn this escalating series of intimidations and threats.
    • Support self-determination. The U.S. should recognize th

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    Tell you what.....

    You know the idea that Conqueror had? Instead of decommissioning the type 23's when the type 26's come on line, giving 7 or 8 of them a new permanent home in Stanley for the defense of the Falklands?

    I'll salute that!! That is sounding more and more like a good idea yes?? And let's face it, I am sure that the Falkland Islanders themselves would welcome 7 or 8 of the Royal Navy's finest with open arms.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Pt2
    • Call for an end to Argentine provocations. The outbursts of anti-British actions in Argentina’s, warlike rhetoric, The U.S. should condemn this escalating series of intimidations and threats.
    • Support self-determination. The U.S. should recognize the outcome of the March 10–11 referendum
    • Revoke Argentina’s Major Non-NATO Ally status. The President should immediately notify Congress that he is revoking Argentina’s status as an MNNA. To be designated an MNNA, a country needs to show that it promotes U.S. geostrategic interests around the world and why improving its military capability is in the interest of the U.S. Argentina is politically hostile, and the U.S. has no stake in upgrading its military. Indeed, Argentina went so far in 2011 as to impound the contents of a U.S. military plane delivering equipment for a training exercise

    • Continue to block lending to Argentina. The U.S. Treasury recently announced that it would oppose further lending to Argentina through the World Bank In the event of a military crisis,
    • the U.S. should:
    • Support the Royal Navy. The presence of the Royal Navy directly benefits many U.S. global security aims. The best examples of this are the Persian Gulf, where the
    • Royal Navy helps to deter Iran and keep the Strait of Hormuz open, and off the Horn of Africa, where Royal Navy ships have been fighting piracy and participating in counterterrorism operations. The U.S. should temporarily take over these Royal Navy operations so that British vessels can be freed for use in the South Atlantic.

    • Provide key support enablers. If Britain requests it, the U.S. should provide Britain with air-to-air refueling assets. The U.S. should also both replace Britain’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) so that British UAVs can be freed for use in the South Atlantic and allow Britain to access and use U.S. UAVs.
    • Provide intelligence and armaments. The U.S. provided Britain with intelligence and armaments during the 1982 conflict and s

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • psql

    There is not phones in the Malvinas? Or a pub?
    Why come here to spill your hate and frustration. I feel really sorry for you lot. Really sorry. Why do not change your ways, and think I little before you write so much crap.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    What the United States Should Do
    Pt3
    • Provide intelligence and armaments. The U.S. provided Britain with intelligence and armaments during the 1982 conflict and should do the same in the event of another military crisis in the South Atlantic.
    Conclusion
    The Obama Administration’s wrongheaded decision to side with Argentina over the Falkland Islands has been a slap in the face for Great Britain
    . This is a policy that makes no sense, placing the Obama presidency on the same side as America-hating regimes
    Whatever people say, the special relationship it does count and it must continue, because the United States needs friends in the lonely task of world leadership. More than any other country, Britain shares America’s passionate commitment to democracy and willingness to stand and fight for it. You can cut through all the verbiage and obfuscation. It’s really as simple as that.

    Sorry for the pages…
    .

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • sceptic64

    This is hilarious - it really is. “Taking companies to court in Buenos Aires” - like, I mean - who gives a flying? This really is the best move yet - it's absolutely brilliant!

    I'd love to see the court case - please: can it be televised? At the UN as well?

    Best yet. This really is marvellous stuff. Talk about making yourselves an absolute laughing stock. The UK Govt must be pissing themselves over this.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    37 Briton

    You have raised some Good points there my friend. As an aside, what the British government SHOULD do is:-

    1/ Build 6 more type 45's

    2/ place and order for 24 - 32 type 26's

    Oh yeah, and replace the existing British ambassador to Argentina with Jeremy Clarkson. He did such a good job last time and I know that they LOVE him so much in BA.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Could not Britain now demand that the ICJ hear this case,
    and demand that the unmighty UN tells CFK to refer it to the ICJ.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    38 psql

    “There is not phones in the Malvinas? Or a pub?”

    Why you not write English good?

    Are you even a real person?

    There are no phones in the “Malvinas”. There are PLENTY in the Falklands. They have the internet where they can read moronic comments written by trolls like you.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    41 toooldtodieyoung

    Yes I agree,

    CFK may well just be playing ringa ring of roses,
    But this sly fox, sits outside the hen house, waiting, for an opportunity to get one over on us,

    Just saying that it’s better to be prepared now,
    Than repairing the humiliation later.
    .

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    From a report of Filmus' visit in the on line version of the London Daily Telegraph Friday April 17 2015
    “Alicia Castro, the Argentine ambassador, confirmed that an extradition treaty between Britain and Argentina did exist.”

    I wonder if she realises that it is unlikely that the UK will agree to extradite its own citizens for NOT having committed an offence on British territory. Another consideration will have to be that the companies concerned may not be registered in the UK but in some obscure tax haven such as Bermuda or the Bahamas.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Let's all write to our MP's.

    No ferk it, mines sorting out the new school crossing at the end of our road!

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Porto Margaret

    I would suggest that both the MoJ and the FCO make it clear that if Filmus makes any derogatory comment regarding the Falkland Islanders he will be prosecuted for a Hate Crime and Great Britain will seek his extradition for it, if not from Argentina, anywhere else worldwide he sets foot.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    From the website of the Argentine Embassy, London.

    http://www.argentine-embassy-uk.org/docs/malvinas/Documentos/Dialogos_por_Malvinas-Malvinas_Matters.pdf

    It is amazing the number of British citizens who have contributed to this “penny dreadful”.

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Cannot wait for the reports and transcripts - apparently one of our MLA,s and some other Islanders did manage to sneak into the audience to ask questions!!

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    30 Conqueror
    “How many times did British troops go into action wearing their berets?”

    http://www.taringa.net/posts/info/6770524/Jacinto-Eliseo-Batista-un-heroe-poco-conocido.html

    Apr 17th, 2015 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    I have no doubt that Argentina will indeed take legal action against the oil companies involved. The good news is that Argentina will most probably lose, because they haven't got much of a case and their government aren't too bright. The bad news is that after losing they'll completely ignore the court's orders. That's what they did when they took Uruguay to the Hague over a supposedly polluting cellulose mill.

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 01:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    This is why I have no need to watch 'soap-operas', (telenovelas), or even sit-coms.
    Argentina gives it for free!
    All the characters, all the drama, all the laughs.
    And of course, all complete fiction!
    lol!

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 01:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Let's all take a moment to support the courage of one of our poster's spouses in a courageous decision to come out into the open.

    Over the last year, rumours have mounted that the prominent bed pan cleaning specialist, with the poster name “Paulcedron” is transitioning into a woman. His appearance has changed in recent months including growing out his long hair and wearing coloured nail polish.

    In an exclusive internet interview with Mercopress staff and sitting next to his spouse, Marcos Alejandro, he requested a new future username: “Paulinacedron” and openly admitted that he was going through gender reassignment.

    It clearly fits in why he's a mentally challenged emotionally troubled envious pathetically ignorant pathological lying Campora wannabe thug with a drug damaged mind.

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 01:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    “Daniel Filmus will be giving a conference on Friday in London on the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute with the UK and the current round of oil drilling offshore the Islands, in what Argentina considers its territory.”

    These people continue to pull stunt after stunt after stunt – they are true stunt masters.

    What they won’t do is to take their magnificent sovereignty claim over the Falklands to a jurisdiction that has the legal competence and authority to adjudicate the dispute and assess the veracity of Argentina’s arguments.

    Are yes, assess the veracity of Argentina’s arguments – therein lies Argentina’s big problem, it doesn’t have a cogent legal argument. So the stunts, lies, bullying tactics and delusions continue.

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 02:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    This is mostly, well, almost completely, ignored in the UK.
    As far as the UK is concerned, there is no dispute, nothing to 'dialogue' about.
    It was resolved forever in 1982.

    Anything else is their problem. The UK couldn't give shit about what Argentina wants, 'demands' or 'needs'.
    They think that just because the UK is polite and diplomatic, that they might have a chance.
    NO!
    haha!
    The UK consideres Argentina like a buzzing fly (mosca)...

    Need I say more?

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 03:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    From Clarin.com today

    http://www.clarin.com/politica/Argentina-Gran_Bretana-Malvinas-soberania-conflicto_0_1340866283.html

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 05:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Suuuure Gordito
    ” I have NO personal issues with Argentina - I am married to a Latin American (close to 50 Years) and have lived my entire working life in Latin America(except for two years in the Big Apple) or working for Latin American companies. I am bilingual Spanish/English and my mother was Spanish”

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 07:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @57 ???????????????????????

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    @58 ???? :-))))

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 07:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @57 Marcos,
    You know for sure that gordo1 is lying?
    Why would he lie about that?
    Whats it to you anyway?
    One of my best friend's father is English & his father has a Spanish mother.
    So he is a quarter Spanish.
    Nothing unusual in that.
    Or perhaps you think that the Spanish actually like you Argentines! lolz to that.

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @60 Isolde

    I don't know what his problem is!

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PDG0192

    Filmus and Castro had a bit of a shock when they realised that there were Falkland Islanders present at his speech. He struggled a bit when asked to answer questions!!!

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    62

    Chuckle! - good to hear that.

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    The Argentines are known as “sudacas” in Spain.

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Gordo1 @ 64

    All South Americans are called Sudacas in Spain, except the Brazilians. They're usually known as Brazucas, in both Spain and Portugal. The names are not necessarily offensive.

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    So Filmus did his bit in London, an incoherent rant with no particular outcome. He couldn't answer any of the questions put to him by Falkland Islanders.

    This man is a lightweight and not reporting.

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Perhaps the best solution:

    http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01455/SNF18FALKpos---250_1455541a.jpg

    Bolivia and Paraguay finally gets their coastlines and the region becomes peaceful.

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Mr Hammond went on to say that the Foreign Office was talking to the United States about what possible action to take

    Has anyone more on this,
    is this mentioned in the US, it will be very interesting what the Obama government has to say..

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #68 Briton

    Unfortunately the Americans will say nothing. They won't harm the UKs position, but they won't help either.
    The moment the US would say something positive about the FI rights would result in the la Campora thugs fire bombing the offices of Cargill, Monsanto, Ford,...

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Chicureo @ 69

    I'm afraid you're probably right. Argentina would become as dangerous for Americans as it was during the time of the Montoneros and fellow-travellers.

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #70 Unser

    Justice, honesty, fairness, decency, trustworthiness are words that do not seem to be understood by Peronist thugs...

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doggy Rap

    A clear act of terrorism. Arrest him upon arrival. Detain him for a year or two.

    Declare Argentina a part of Greater London, prosecute all Argentine businesses doing business in Argentina.

    The falklands War was ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Sink Argentine ships within the restriction zone.

    No more Mr. Nice Guy!

    Apr 18th, 2015 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #70 ynsere

    Sorry about the auto correct name misspelling.

    #72 Doggy Rap

    Just ban Argentine wine from being sold in the UK. That alone will kick the hard in the arse.

    Apr 19th, 2015 - 12:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Malbec is losing popularity here, now that they are trying to ask more than bottom dollar for it.

    Apr 19th, 2015 - 03:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    We are most amused.

    (in the UK, that is. Pray forgiveness to Queen Victoria, for the misquotation).

    On a heavier note, is anyone here watching the news-wires on Vnzla?

    It's gone beyond crazy now.

    Seriously. look! You should be aware, because it will affect the whole continent...

    Apr 19th, 2015 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    75 ilsen

    Do you have a particular link??

    Apr 19th, 2015 - 04:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @ 65 ynsere

    My comment was not meant to be exclusive. However, the term IS meant to be offensive by most Spaniards, especially towards “argentinos”!

    Apr 19th, 2015 - 10:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @45 gordo1

    “ wonder if she realises that it is unlikely that the UK will agree to extradite its own citizens for NOT having committed an offence on British territory”

    Precisely, it might be a good idea for them to go to the ICJ and prove the islands are legally theirs before issuing extradition warrants.

    The UK would have to agree that the oil executives were breaking the law-if not, no extradition.

    Bonus- it will make Argentina look stupid, again.

    At least this is hotting up-they've spent 5 years threatening all this, now lets all sit down with a drink and popcorn to enjoy the show.

    Get ready to laugh.

    Apr 19th, 2015 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @50. Do your own research, fartface.

    You have several pictures of British troops captured on the first day AFTER they were ordered to lay down their arms.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=argentine+surrender+in+the+falklands+war&biw=1198&bih=538&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=19UzVabNN8yV7AaHlYGIBg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1
    See the difference? Dirty. Scruffy. Any old headgear. Freezing. Starving. Frightened. Oh, and wearing american-style second-hand helmets doesn't make you brave.

    Apr 19th, 2015 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @79
    Liked the picture of the 1st Battalion 7th Duke of Edinburghs Own Gurkha Rifles donning war paint but didn't actually need it as the Argies gave up before the British unleashed the Gurkhas.

    Apr 19th, 2015 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    @78 “Bonus- it will make Argentina look stupid, again.”

    Yes, another 'own goal' coming up methinks.

    Apr 20th, 2015 - 07:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    Filmus is Secretary of so-called “malvinas” islands affairs.
    How in the devil can anyone be “Secretary” of a silly mental fixation??

    Philippe

    Apr 20th, 2015 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    81 “Bonus- it will make Argentina look stupid, again.”

    Wrong …. Uk is in elections mode.

    - is the EU country with biggest military budget.
    - is the country with more warmongers.
    - is the country with more people living in the past.
    - at present the situation is horrendous: the poverty and the misery life conditions that is suffering the British population is outrageous.

    Make the sum…. And you will found why to maintain a life this ridiculous colonial situation.

    Apr 20th, 2015 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @83
    Good post
    Good for laugh post
    You Sir have no idea what you are talking about, typical foreigner

    Apr 20th, 2015 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    84:
    Thanks.

    You have an Empire…. A great empire…. A huge empire.... an enormeus Empire.......... a mighty Empire . ........Good for you.
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5189273/Britain-one-of-the-worst-places-in-Europe-to-grow-up.html

    “A study published two years ago by Unicef that concluded Britain was the worst country in the industrialised world in which to grow up. ”
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    Your empire your priorities… right?.

    Apr 20th, 2015 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 85 Vitriolic99/100
    “The UK scored badly in health, coming 24th, because of poor immunisation levels for childhood diseases,”
    Because “educated” people who listen to “wellsayers” [uneducated having no medical knowledge] are not having their children immunised because “it causes autism” [which has been proven to be untrue]

    “and came 21st in terms of subjective wellbeing because its children are more likely to say they are in poor health than others.” In other words they do NOT lie, whereas TDC poor little buggers think they live in paradise because of idiots like you telling them they do. THEY DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER!

    AND NEITHER DO YOU!

    IDIOTA.

    Apr 20th, 2015 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    No..... You have a problema with teenage pregnancy..... and with many, many otres issues.... In fact, socially speaking, UK resemblance a third world country... that is dreaming in his past.

    Argentina can wait ..... :)
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    No one seems upset that in modern Britain, old people are freezing to death as hidden taxes make fuel more expensive

    www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/9959856/Its-the-cold-not-global-warming-that-we-should-be-worried-about.html

    “People don't ignore starving people, so why should we ignore cold people? ... will claim 30,000 lives, making it one of the biggest killers in the country. ... some 250,000 Brits have died from the cold.”
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    Your empire your priorities… right?.

    Apr 20th, 2015 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    87:
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    http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2013/nov/22/chile-prosper-argentina-flounders

    Why does Chile prosper while neighbouring Argentina flounders?
    Chile has usually followed economically sensible policies, inflation is low and the budget is balanced – by contrast Argentina engages in repeated self-inflicted economic upheaval
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    But,…. But,…. “A man,…. Chile is a fat better country than Argentina?….”

    :))

    Apr 20th, 2015 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    Everyone has different priorities.

    Norwegians laughing about the British priorities.
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    Dying of the cold: a very British disease-

    http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2013/03/dying-of-the-cold-a-very-british-disease/

    “The Norwegians can joke about this because there, people don't really die of the cold. In Britain, we do of cold and poverty.”Every winter in the UK, 25,000-30,000 people die in fuel poverty”.
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    But,…. But,…. “A man,…. We have an Empire….we won the WAR ... Don´t we?.”

    :))

    Apr 20th, 2015 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Yep and the Falkland Islands still prefer to be British.

    Haha go figure.

    Apr 21st, 2015 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Viriato1
    Eleven million Argentines, 26.9% of the population live in poverty conditions
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/04/02/eleven-million-argentines-26.9-of-the-population-live-in-poverty-conditions
    Argentina's international reserves at a six year record low, and sliding ….
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/04/02/eleven-million-argentines-26.9-of-the-population-live-in-poverty-conditions
    Some 60% of Argentine children in urban areas suffer deficit of basic rights
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/04/02/eleven-million-argentines-26.9-of-the-population-live-in-poverty-conditions
    Over a third of Argentine population in poverty conditions says food and nutrition report
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/04/02/eleven-million-argentines-26.9-of-the-population-live-in-poverty-conditions
    Argentina’s trade surplus shrank 38% in April as imports soar 32%
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/04/02/eleven-million-argentines-26.9-of-the-population-live-in-poverty-conditions
    Argentine consumers expect Inflation in the next twelve months to average 31.3%
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/04/02/eleven-million-argentines-26.9-of-the-population-live-in-poverty-conditions
    Argentina's central bank is currently losing international reserves at an average of 47,5 million dollars per day or 8 million per hour,
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/04/02/eleven-million-argentines-26.9-of-the-population-live-in-poverty-conditions
    Wheat shortage in Argentina has seen bread prices skyrocket; Buenos Aires ton price is double Chicago's
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/04/02/eleven-million-argentines-26.9-of-the-population-live-in-poverty-conditions
    Argentine central bank has lost 17% of reserves since the ‘dollar clamp’
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/04/02/eleven-million-argentines-26.9-of-the-population-live-in-poverty-conditions
    Why do Italians whistle in the toilet? So that they know which end to wipe!

    Apr 21st, 2015 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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