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Malvinas remain “inexorably Argentine” says Macri on invasion anniversary

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The Malvinas Islands remain “inexorably Argentine” said president Mauricio Macri in a message in the social networks aired following the tribute to the Malvinas war veterans at the cenotaph in central Buenos Aires and later meeting with officers and veterans at the Olivos residence. Read full article

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  • Roger Lorton

    “they are waiting for us” LOL

    Turns out Macri is as daft as the rest of his brainwashed population.

    The Islands, Mr. Macr, can't even see you over the horizon. You may as well not be there.

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 08:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Lip service ,nothing more, move on. Nothing of any consequence here.

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 09:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    'The Malvinas was usurped in 1833!' Applause
    'And there are all of those UN resolutions that the UK is ignoring.!' More applause

    https://www.academia.edu/21721198/Falklands_1833_Usurpation_and_UN_Resolutions

    Silence

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “they are waiting for us with continental patience.”

    Yeah right-I bet the Islanders can't wait to have the security of being defended by turboprop aircraft, (and a Russian tug should give you piece of mind), have all those skyscrapers built and to be run by a country that doesn't seem to have got it together since Peron-and just think, you could have your currency devalued by using the peso!

    Oh, I almost forget the CT scanner.

    And instead of being run by a small but competent government that provides for its citizens, you could be run by an overseas governor based in Ushuaia who thinks green patch is what you get on your bum when you slip over during a football game, and who overnight, turns the Falkland Islands into a corrupt financial wasteland going back to the 1830s

    And just think of getting Argentine TV in jibber jabber-bet yous all can't wait!

    We will return”, said the president.”

    That's true, When the sun becomes a red dwarf and everyone else on the planet is escaping to Europa, Titan, wherever, the teatowel with the smiley emoticon will be planted on the Falklands as the very peat under the Malvanista's feet is on fire.

    And it might be there three months, but that's the usual time frame before they get asked to leave, this time it'll be the sun that's asking.

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Macri and his partner in duplicity, The Malevolent Midget his erstwhile so called 'Foreign Minister', could be better off learning the following song by George Formby.

    It works on so many levels for the argies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q69zCQ4IDG0

    Enjoy!

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nicky Caviglia

    Nothing to see in all this, Macri is just paying lip service to the nut jobs and Fascists that live in Argentina. They have had their one day of glory if anyone can call it glory from this day forth to the 14 June its all down bank for them.

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @6 “Macri is just paying lip service to the nut jobs and Fascists that live in Argentina....”

    In that case he must be immensely popular.

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSes Doido

    More pish from the RG's.

    awanflingpeshabootyirsailmin.

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Malvinas remain “inexorably Argentine??

    So does the bog and gutter,
    and like them, you would claim Hell, if you could get away with it,

    but the smell keeps giving you away.

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Argentina-its President and Govt and majority of its population just seem to love being typical 3rd World Failed Extremist Banana Republic.

    Can any Argentine please tell me WHY commemorate- well most of you actually celebrate it - and that really shows you up for what you are - see above!

    The Day you forcefully invaded a small peacefull population - and thus started a war - you then well and truly lost - and got despised by most of the free world for starting it anyway?

    OK so you want to remember your war dead- fair and right to do so.

    So do it on 25th May - your Revolution Day - lots more Argentines surely died between that day and your Independence? - remember them to.

    To do it on 2nd April - just proves to the world what illiterate and beligerant scum so many of you are. Puts you nicely in the same bracket as Hitler and his Gestapo.

    Apr 03rd, 2016 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • claudio_laplata

    Someday, the British usurpation won with weapons and bloodshed in 1833 (as in thousands of other colonies in the world) was finished and returned to their lonely little country in Europe.

    Apr 04th, 2016 - 02:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @11 Claudito Sin Plata, the only date you need to remember is June 1982, when your friends had their foreign holidays cut a little short and were sent home.

    Apr 04th, 2016 - 03:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LukeDig

    I would respond your questions, but that ridiculous resentment, idiotic arguments, and butthurt attitude let me down, im hearing music right now and just returned from vacations abroad. Too relaxed now me hearties, too relaxed this time...

    I will indulge “Islander1” however... Pal, seriously, calling Argentina belligerant... Your country has invaded other countries non stop since its god-damn foundation, from France, Scotland, Ireland, India, etc... Even invaded Buenos Aires twice... And now the middle east over a decade ago.

    So cut the crap about Hitler, you english have a far higher bodycount than all the german governments put togheter. Get your facts straight, bloody bigot.

    Apr 04th, 2016 - 04:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Argentina will be returned to Paraguay within the next 25 years.

    Apr 04th, 2016 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    @13

    And what would you know about Ireland?? - sweet Fanny Adams.

    Apr 04th, 2016 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    has invaded other countries non stop since its god-damn foundation
    prove it,

    Prove it,
    prove it,

    you cant, you take rubbish.

    Apr 04th, 2016 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @13 LukeDig

    As others have said you're talking rubbish.

    Firstly we never invaded Scotland. It was a Scottish King that took the English throne, so technically it was the other way around. It was this Scottish King who formed the United Kingdom.

    As for France. Well the French invaded England in 1066. When Henry II became King, he was King of England as well as most of France. So no invasion, although there were plenty of wars between various Kings and nobles all believing that they owned this particular bit of land and so on and so forth. So no, we didn't invade.

    As for India. We never invaded India. There was no such country as India. There were a lot of little city states that were plagued by inter fighting and being raided by muslim slavers from the north.

    The British sent a trade mission into India, whose task was to ensure the trade routes from the far east and to make new trade routes from India. And the only reason we went is because the Spanish and the French were trying to blockade the British trade routes for their treacherous Pope.

    So the British made deals with various groups, overnight stopped the muslims from raiding into Indian territory and taking slaves. Bought tea to India (which is now one of its main exports), built its' infrastructure, railways etc..., and gave them a united identity. In short the British created the country of India. In India today their official language is English, they still use English law, altered to suit them of course. And having English as their official language has seem them uniquely placed in the business world and they've taken full advantage of that.

    As for Ireland. As Darragh said, what the hell do you know about Ireland?

    And for Buenos Aires, we were at war with Spain. Of course we attacked Spanish possessions. That's what you do when you're at war with someone.

    Apr 05th, 2016 - 06:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    We don't attack anyone,

    you lot seem quite happy to attack us, on this little tiny peaceful island,
    And still you lose,,lol.

    Apr 05th, 2016 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Isn't “inexorably argentine” translated as “totalmente jodido” ?

    Apr 05th, 2016 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LukeDig

    The way Leprecon paints it, the english were very peaceful people. I mean, there was no Cumberland butcher, no catholic persecutions, and of course, India never got anyone killed: Let´s take a little look at history

    “History of the Indian Mutiny, which broke out 150 years ago and is acknowledged to have been the greatest challenge to any European power in the 19th century, claims that the British pursued a murderous decade-long campaign to wipe out millions of people who dared rise up against them.
    In War of Civilisations: India AD 1857, Amaresh Misra, a writer and historian based in Mumbai, argues that there was an ”untold holocaust“ which caused the deaths of almost 10 million people over 10 years beginning in 1857. Britain was then the world's superpower but, says Misra, came perilously close to losing its most prized possession: India.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/aug/24/india.randeepramesh

    As I always say, the english lie far too much, too much. The problem is, when we start digging the thruth, they are invariable humiliated.

    “”It was a holocaust, one where millions disappeared. It was a necessary holocaust in the British view because they thought the only way to win was to destroy entire populations in towns and villages. It was simple and brutal. Indians who stood in their way were killed. But its scale has been kept a secret,“ Misra told the Guardian.”

    Well buddy, want me to continue debunking you arguments and demonstrating your people´s murderous history?

    Apr 06th, 2016 - 03:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @11 Claudio

    “ British usurpation won with weapons and bloodshed in 1833 ”

    Not usurpation, resumption of an earlier claim, caused by the mutiny amongst your militia when they murdered the commander and raped his wife in front of their children. This also upset the genuine settlers.

    So exactly what bloodshed was caused by Captain Onslow's letter to Pinedo?

    Did Pinedo cut his hand on the paper?

    Powerful weapon that paper, eh?

    Apr 06th, 2016 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Argentina will be given back to Paraguay within the next 25 years.

    Apr 06th, 2016 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    History of the Indian Mutiny, which broke out 150 years ago ,
    150 YEARS AGO,

    your country has killed more then 30,000 of its own people in the LAST 40 YEARS.

    Apr 06th, 2016 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    And the Falkland Islands remain “inexorably British.”
    Period,

    Philippe

    Apr 07th, 2016 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Agreed.

    Apr 07th, 2016 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argfellow

    &19 Marti Llazo ”Isn´t 'inexorably Argentine ' translated as 'totalmente jodido'

    You deserve full commendation on account of this brilliant discovery. When Chile´s forefathers (O´HIGGINS, 1822; FREIRE,1823; President PINTO, 1828; and President PRIETO, 1833 -this last aided by Diego PORTALES´pen-) promulgated on the appointed years all XIX Century “Constituciones Políticas de la República de Chile” they took special care in inserting an article describing the country´s boundaries, and in ALL of them the Oriental limit was crystal-clearly defined as the ANDES Range, passing without objections from Parliament, press and people. So, these far-sighted gentlemen and statesmen made Oriental Patagonia INEXORABLY ARGENTINE, preventing it from the Chilean greed for territories, and leaving Chile TOTALLY AND FOREVER “JODIDO”. God bless them...!

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 03:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @26 if argfellow knew anything about argento history he would have noted that the boundaries between the countries in southern Patagonia and other disputed areas were in fact established by a British agency (yes, British - the members of the arbitration committee having been appointed by Queen Victoria). I have in my possession some of the original materials that include map notations of the Argentine expectations for the boundaries, which in many cases were so far from the previously established division rules as to be completely and characteristically laughable, simple monuments to predictable expansionist argento creed of greed, and such excesses were largely rejected by the British boundary commission.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argfellow

    @27 Marti Llazo

    Begging your pardon, I may have been guilty of an imprecision germane to the looseness of everyday language. “BORDER is OFTEN used in place of BOUNDARY, but historically it is an older term, and seldom carries the connotations of exactness of location or of clear definition so strong in the latter term.” (WEBSTER´S DICTIONARY OF SYNONYMS). Consequently, I accept your data on “the BOUNDARIES between the countries in southern Patagonia and other disputed areas”, as well as the Empress of India´s learned intervention in the appointing of the members of the arbitration committee or those of the British BOUNDARY commission. But if you know anything about chilean history (as you indeed do) you will remember that the FIRST AND FOREMOST “previously established division rule” to fix the BORDER in Southern Patagonia was the 1881 Chilean-Argentine Treaty, that settled that border in the ANDES Range , as it had become MANDATORY in ALL FOUR Chilean Constitutions since 1822 (O´HIGGINS´s), almost sixty years before. In 1881 the ruling Constitution was the last, dated in 1833, and it remained as such until...1925!. However, the majority of Chilean people, even today, nurtures a lasting belief that Argentina ROBBED them of Eastern Patagonia, by exacting Chile´s signature of the 1881 Treaty under war threath..! Ignorance of their own Supreme Laws...? Orwellian brain-washing of the population decades before Bolshevism..?. Sr. Marti Llazo will know better.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Of course I know better. And you should as well. There are also colonial-period indicators of boundaries and domains which predate subsequent constitutions. And simply making a claim in a constitution does not constitute a legal boundary or even one recognised by the neighbours.

    More importantly, there is a great deal of silliness in constitutions that does not survive ground-truthing and other realities. Just look at the geographic incongruity in the Argentine constitution in which it claims the territories of the neighbours. That is why boundaries are so often set at the point of the bayonet, or the threat to.

    That is also why the British boundary commission was assembled, because at the end of the 19th century there was a provisional desire to keep the bayonets sheathed, while acknowledging that the political speech in the constitutions was if not simply dumb then perhaps not sufficient. And so now when I go to Cabo Dungeness and talk to the Chilean station commander, and then climb to the top of the lighthouse, the Atlantic Ocean is ... right there.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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