Argentine Foreign Minister and the head of the Malvinas, South Atlantic Islands and Antarctica Office strongly questioned the Queen's decision to award city status to the capital of the Falkland Islands. Read full article
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''Illegal and illegitimate occupation'' - Why was the British occupation illegal and illegitimate? Pray tell...May 23rd, 2022 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse +4
“The city of Stanley” - it has a nice ring to it!May 23rd, 2022 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse +4
Fact is the British were removing an illegal occupier in 1833. The Argentines left knowing that they had already been warned on at least two occasions they were on British crown territory. If they felt they had a case then, why did they not resist the British when they asked them to leave. They did not because they knew they were on the islands illegally.May 23rd, 2022 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse +5
For nearly 200 years Argentina had been griping about that day. They have been indoctrinating their people ever since. That in itself surely is a crime against humanity.
This surprises me somewhat, not the perpetual hurling from the pram of Argentine toys, I mean that's an everyday occurrence, but I was under the impression that at the time of Stanley's formation having an Anglican cathedral was enough to be a city?May 23rd, 2022 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse +5
Next up: Argentina bitterly complains about the shade of paint used at Mount Pleasant.May 23rd, 2022 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
The best part of this is that the argies have demonstrated to all the world how they have accomplished nothing more than polishing their most risible forms of vacuous prattle.
The decision has no effect but further confirms that the UK is in complete compliance with international law.May 23rd, 2022 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
While none of Argentine claims have ever been compliant with any international law. In particle this current claim that ignores the Islanders Referendum, which is an act of legal decolonisation.
”Decolonization (American English) or Decolonisation (British English) is the undoing of colonialism ... The fundamental right to self-determination is identified by the United Nations as core to decolonization, allowing not only independence, but also other ways of decolonization. The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization has stated that in the process of decolonization there is no alternative to the colonizer but to allow a process of self-determination.”
UN Charter; DECLARATION REGARDING NON-SELF-GOVERNING TERRITORIES; Article 73; Members of the United Nations which have or assume responsibilities for ..peoples have not yet attained ..of self-government recognize the principle that the interests of the inhabitants of these territories are paramount, ..b. to develop self-government, ...
189 years ago International didn't exist might is right was the guiding principle that's how Argentina was created and celebrated Apprantly the conquest of the desert was totally legal.May 23rd, 2022 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
But being asked to leave the Falklands wasn't.
In simple vernacular english - the Minister is a prat - well matched with the President who did a second rate version of Evita's Grand Tour of Europe last werk.May 23rd, 2022 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
Poor old Argentina !
On a background of few minor problemsMay 23rd, 2022 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
Multi dimensional poverty conditions affect 25 million Argentines, 54,9% of the population
Argentina’s Central Bank raises interest rates to 42.5% amid inflation of which in January was 50.7% YoY
can Argentine officials find the time to question the city status awarded to Stanley.
BTW: Officials in Waltham on the Wolds question Buenos Aire's city status.
Nothing to do with you Buenos Aires, keep your nose out,May 23rd, 2022 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
Civil servants and politicians of Argentina employed and payed for producing tons of bullshit day after day, year after year. The result they want to have (taking over the F.I.) will never happen anyway, so the they could use their taxpayers' money for something else.May 24th, 2022 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse +2
The problem with really stupid people is that they are too stupid to realize that they are stupid. Big on amusement, low on brains.May 25th, 2022 - 08:11 am - Link - Report abuse +2
The British position is clear, that the sovereignty issue is frozen until either hell freezes over or the Islanders say otherwise. I suspect the former is more likely.
Notice there has been no comments from Argentina. Maybe they have been told to stay quiet or the Falkland supporters have embargoed them.May 25th, 2022 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse +1
@Falklands-Free -- Even though there are no argie comments on the matter on MP, you can see them in the argie media such as Clarin, in Spanish of course. But what is interesting is that among them - that is, Argentine opinion -- is that their own foreign minister Cafiero is widely regarded domestically as something of an unpresentable idiot and buffoon. Another argie comment suggests that the words of their chancellor will have the English trembling.... with laughter. So there may be some consolation that Cafiero is viewed as not just an unkempt and silly posturing clown internationally, but within Argentina as well. Thus Cafierno actually, albeit accidentally, serves the islanders by making the argies' own Malvinas twattle appear to be patently absurd.May 25th, 2022 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
That's a very interesting comment Marti Llazo and it is in accord with many many comments I have heard over many years from a variety of Argentine colleagues. What puzzles me however is that despite the low opinions of their politicians held by so many Argentines they repeatedly elect incompetent buffoons to govern them! Who would ever vote for Cafiero? Read the accounts of the President's various speeches on his recent Grand Tour of Europe - Argentina could save the world from hunger, it could solve the problem of dependency on Russian oil and gas etc etc. Who voted for this man and how could he ever have become President ?May 25th, 2022 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
Does anyone understand Argentina and the Argentines ??
“The announcement from the British Crown on Puerto Argentino simply exposes the colonial character of the illegal and illegitimate occupation by the British of our Malvinas Islands”, pointed out Cafiero.May 28th, 2022 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
CHARTER OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
No State or group of States has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other State. The foregoing principle prohibits not only armed force but also any other form of interference or attempted threat against the personality of the State or against its political, economic, and cultural elements.