The last time Argentina ignored the roar of the Lion
The Argie economy must be on its knees with all the belligerence out of Buenos Aires at the moment.
Argentina has ridiculed Britain as an impotent colonial aggressor on the wrong side of history in the Falklands dispute, insisting it will not be cowed by “verbal and military threats” as “the lion roars but does not inspire fear”.
David Cameron has told the Argies that if they want another go over the Falklands then he is up for it.
David Cameron has promised to defend the Falkland Islands after a “momentous” year in which residents voted to remain a British overseas territory.
In a Christmas message, the Prime Minister, said the world should respect the overwhelming result of a referendum in March which came in the face of increasing calls from Argentina to negotiate the island’s sovereignty.
“2013 will be remembered as a momentous year in the history of the Falkland Islands,” Cameron said.
“So as we look to 2014, you can count on the British government’s continued support in countering the Argentine government’s campaign to claim the islands’ resources and to inflict damage on your economy.”Â Read more »
Argentinaâs president,Â Cristina FernĂĄndez de Kirchner, has been told by doctors to take a month off after recently suffering a head injury, her spokesman said Saturday.
The spokesman, Alfredo Scoccimarro, said in a statement that Mrs. Kirchner, 60, had suffered a âskull traumaâ on Aug. 12, and that doctors submitted Mrs. Kirchner to a neurological exam on Saturday after she presented symptoms of a migraine during a routine exam for an abnormal heart rhythm. Â Read more »
The Argie ratbags have been vetoed by the family from attending Maggie’s funeral. Good stuff, especially as Cristina Kircher keeps demanding the Falkland Islands back inÂ increasinglyÂ shrill statements designed to distract her silly citizens from the financial problems besetting Argentina.
Baroness Thatcherâs family have vetoed representatives of the Argentine government attending her funeral next week.
Whitehall officials proposed the presence of Argentine officials at a meeting of the committee which is organising the funeral, code-named Operation True Blue.
The Telegraph understands that Lady Thatcherâs children, Sir Mark and Carol, believe that such protocol would be âinappropriateâ.Â Read more »
Apart from smashing the unions Margaret Thatcher also smashed the Argentines after they invaded the Falkland Islands. The Telegraph has some good coverage and the ITN video above is a great summary as well.
Margaret Thatcher served as prime minister for more than 11 years, but it was arguably the 74 days she spent evicting the Argentine invaders from the Falkland Islands that did most to fix the image of an unbending, uncompromising leader in the British popular imagination.
…Several Tory MPs, including Ken Clarke, then a junior minister, warned against fighting. Sir Ian Gilmour, a Tory wet, predicted that âit will make Suez look like common senseâ â and a secret memo from defence chiefs spelled out both the expense and âserious riskâ of fighting a conflict so far from home.
Overruling those voices of caution, Mrs Thatcher gave the order for the Task Force to sail on April 5 with the aircraft carriers Hermes and Invincible at the centre of a fleet that would ultimately contain 38 warships, 77 auxiliary vessel and 11,000 soldiers and marines.
âWe have to recover those islands,â she said. âWe have to recover them for the people on them are British and British stock and they still owe allegiance to the Crown and want to be British.â
The cover of that monthâs Newsweek magazine was a picture of Hermes beneath the headline âThe Empire Strikes Backâ.Â Read more »
Cristina Kircher must be getting social media advice from Trevor Mallard. Someone needs to tell the silly bint the only way they are going to get the Falklands back is to fight for them, and that doesn’t go so well when your army likes marching backwards.
The president of Argentina has lashed out at Britain’s sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in an extraordinary Twitter rant, claiming that “even three-year-old children” would dismiss the UK’s position.
Cristina Kirchner, the firebrand ruler of Argentina, took to the social media site following a meeting of the UN special committee of decolonisation, firing off a stream of 27 tweets in under two hours.
“An English territory more than 12,000km away? The question is not even worthy of a kindergarten of three year olds,” she wrote on Wednesday night.Â Read more »
Good morning and welcome to the Sunday General Debate. Plenty happened this week in NZ and around the world: a new Pope was elected, the Warriors lost….again, Shane Jones gets to sit a bit closer to Shearer, and it’s still not raining. The Gay Marriage Bill passed its second reading, and the Falkland Islanders gave the Argies the big finger.
The Falklands referendum came out exactly as expected, a Briton shall never be a slave and the argies got a good kick in the cods.
The emphatic Yes-vote is a public relations setback for Cristina Kirchner, president of Argentina, who has reignited the dispute over sovereignty, maintaining that the islanders are an “implanted” population lacking the right to self-determination.Â Read more »
Criticism is mounting about the new pope Francis I. It is looking like they really have selected another ratbag. A mate joked the other day when I mentioned they’d selected anÂ Argentinean…oh yet another nazi at the head of the Catholic Church.
The Pope has been accused of failing to stand up to the brutal military junta that slaughtered tens of thousands of Argentines in its so-called Dirty War.
Critics say Jorge Mario Bergoglio did little to help those who disappeared when the country was under right-wing military rule â and too much to criticise the left-wing opponents of the generals.
He has even been accused of turning a blind eye to the rounding up and torturing of his own Jesuit priests, something he strongly denies.Â Read more »