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End of 'comfort zone' for UK in Falklands' issues; Argentine ambassador in London and ex Deputy foreign minister, sacked

Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 - 06:31 UTC
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The Argentine government has called back to Buenos Aires two ambassadors who were instrumental in the drafting and implementation of the 2016 Foradori-Duncan communiqué which opened the way for a more constructive relationship between Argentina and the UK, in a raft of issues, including those in the South Atlantic and the disputed Falklands Islands. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    That’s one small step for the indoctrinated, and one giant leap backwards for Narnia.

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse +8
  • Malvinense 1833

    Extreme positions are not good for any of the parties.
    The islanders are inflexible, they do not accept flights from Stanley to Buenos Aires or Argentine flag planes. It is something ridiculous.
    Then they complain that they are isolated.
    Boat trips, airplanes, trade should be something normal and logical between mainland Argentina and the islands, this while politics tries to solve the other problems.
    Perhaps the new generations have a more open mind and are not so pathetic.

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • Roger Lorton

    What other problems, MoreCrap? Argentina does not do 'normal'. Argentina is a bad neighbour. But then, nobody expects very much from Argentina.

    Perhaps one day, its new generations will grow up and be less pathetic.

    Until that day comes, you will always be 3rd rate.

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Malvinense 1833

    What other problems?
    You continue to live in your fantasy world.

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Think

    Geeee...., me dear Engrish copper..., Mr.Roger Lorton...,self-appointed “expert” in all things Argentinean...

    You say...:
    ***“ Argentina does not...”***
    ***“ Argentina does...”***
    ***“ Argentina is not...”***
    ***“ Argentina is...”***
    ***“ Etc, etc, etc.”***

    I say...:
    By your own admission..., you have NEVER been to Argentina..., right...?
    You are like those young lads..., that can recite by hearth the credits of each and every porn film ever made..., but who never actually “Did It”...

    Capisce...?

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • RMN

    So long as the Argentinian government continues to behave this way then of course Islanders are going to be extremely suspicious of Argentinian government motives and this will always bring back memories of events leading to 1982. This will only change once claims to the islands are ceased and even then will take a long time, possibly decades even, for trust occur.
    Argentina might find this frustrating, but it is actually an understandable human response. A case of “once bitten twice shy” I suspect.

    Think - from the perspective of the Islanders this has been the experience of them regarding contact with Argentina. if it is wrong then maybe the Argentinian government needs to reflect on their behaviour. having said that, bullies always blame their victims.

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Think

    Me dear registered one...

    ***“ Bullies always blame the victims”***..., you say...

    An impeccable insight into Engrish Imperial Bully mentality..., I must say...
    As true during the Highlands Clearences as in the Malvinas Invasion...
    As true in the Indian great Famines as in the Paddy Great Famine...
    As true at Rorke's Drift as at the Amritsar Massacre...
    We could continue all day..., as you well know...
    Capisce...?

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • RMN

    To which I would add that “2 wrongs don't make a right”. I would not wish to defend some of the actions undertaken by past British governments, though I do not see how a list of these past events, most being at over a century ago, excuses current 21st century behaviours by Argentina.

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Don Alberto

    Some clown writes “By your own admission..., you have NEVER been to Argentina..., right...?”

    You don't have to eat a wholr rotten apple to know it's bad.

    The majority of the people I have met all over the Mendoza province while I lived there (and that's a couple of thousand argentinos) have called the Falkland Islands “Falkland Islands” and emphasized that Argentina these last more than twenty years has had more pressing problems than whether those 12,000 km² windblown islands are British or Uruguayan.

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Think

    Dahling...

    To which I would add that one specific Imperialistic action..., undertaken by a past British government in the19th century.., is the sole and direct causal of the continuous conflict our Countries are currently involved in the 21st century...

    Capisce...?

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • RMN

    and what “action” was that?

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    I did mention that “action” in my penultimate comment..., dahling...

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Roger Lorton

    MeTHINKs I hit a nerve ;-)

    Jan 22nd, 2020 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Guillote

    ”The majority of the people I have met all over the Mendoza province while I lived there (and that's a couple of thousand argentinos) have called the Falkland Islands “Falkland Islands” and emphasized that Argentina these last more than twenty years has had more pressing problems than whether those 12,000 km² windblown islands are British or Uruguayan.” jajajajaja no tenes idea de lo que decis

    Jan 23rd, 2020 - 12:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Over a long period of time, Gullible, I have found that Don Alberto generally knows exactly what he is talking about.

    In Argentina the subject of the Falklands is used to distract the population from the country's other problems. It is used as a distraction by the Peronistas rather more than any other political grouping. That could suggest that the Peronistas have a lot to hide.

    Jan 23rd, 2020 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Islander1

    1833.

    So if we respect your flag-which we do - you will also respect our flag and recognise our Govt?

    Jan 23rd, 2020 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Malvinense 1833

    It is possible that some governments use the Malvinas theme to distract the population, which does not invalidate the legitimate rights of the Argentine claim.

    Islander1
    Everything is possible if conversations are initiated, but denying and hiding the problem the conflict will persist.
    Regards.

    Jan 23rd, 2020 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Argentina has no legitimate rights. BA was trespassing in 1833.

    Jan 23rd, 2020 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Don Alberto

    Guillote cuando vos escribes, tenés a escribir “no tengo ningun idea de lo que decis”.

    When *you* write, you have to write “I have no idea of what you say.”

    BTW: One of my Argentino friends said, that he couldn't imagine anyone living in the pleasant climate in Argentina would feel an urge to move to the Falkland Islands.

    Jan 24th, 2020 - 07:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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