Falkland Islands

An angry bumboat woman with a broom handle could defend the Falklands against the Argies

There are claims that defence cuts in the UK have left the Falkland Islands vulnerable.

There are growing fears over the security of the Falkland Islands after questions emerged over the level of Royal Navy protection given to the islands in the face of renewed Argentinian territorial claims.

There are claims that the islands, which were invaded by Argentina 34 years ago to the day, have been left without adequate protection after it emerged there is currently no British frigate or destroyer on route to the islands, leaving them with only the small and lightly armed offshore patrol vessel HMS Clyde. Read more »

Sounds like the Argies need another lesson in marching backwards

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The Argies are cutting up rough again after some womble outfit at the UN went and ignored the wishes of the residents of the Falklands Islands and decreed that the Falklands are part of Argentina.

Former SAS Colonel Tim Collins has a crack at the whole shemozzle.

The assertion by the UN’s Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf that Argentina’s maritime territory should include the Falkland Islands is a bit like Jeremy Corbyn’s assertion that the UK should open negotiations over their fate. It does not matter. It is never going to change anything.

It is frustrating, however, that the UN seeks to breath life into a dormant conflict against a settled, peaceful and democratically content people, in a world where Kim Jong-un threatens nuclear war while the European ideal disappears under a wave of humanity displaced by the brutality of militant Islam. Their migrant columns march only a few hundred miles south of the Ukrainian stand-off where death stalks the front lines.

It is typical of this failed institution. I am hoping that the Prime Minister, leader of one of the permanent five members of the UN Security Council, quietly reminds the UN who is paying for their junkets. If I were he I would be getting tired of their recent assertions that sexism is more “pervasive” and “in your face” in the UK than any other country or that the reform of of housing benefit was an attack on human rights and invite them to focus on the real world – or do what the US does and simply stop the payments. At the same time I would very publicly ask how Argentine’s contributions were at. I would suspect that they are badly in arrears because Argentina is broke.   Read more »

Airforce stuffed, submarines stuffed & they want another scrap over the Falklands?

One of the many countries to challenge France in the marching backwards stakes is Argentina.

They have continued to be very bellicose ever since they were forced off the Falkland Islands by the Poms.

But now their armed forces are essentially neutered.

Argentine Minister Julio Martinez has confirmed that all Air Force Lockheed Martin A-4AR Skyhawk fighters are currently grounded according to multiple sources.

This comes after a significant period of decline, the Argentine armed forces have ceased to be a capable military force. In August 2015, the Argentine air force retired its Mirage fighters, with only a handful of them even flyable.   Read more »

No one does nasty quite like the left wing, especially left wing journalists

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The most hateful emails and messages I have received in past years have been from known left wingers. They routinely implore me to suicide.

No one does nasty like the left wing, and now they have Twitter we can helpfully see how nasty they really are, including journalists.

Breitbart reveals an awful attack on a British war veteran.

A Guardian contributer, Richard Seymour, has sparked outrage today after dismissing a British war hero’s comments on the Falklands Islands, in which he attacked Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn for planning to “surrender” to Argentine demands. Seymour slammed war veteran Simon Weston on Facebook, claiming, “If he knew anything, he’s still have his face”. Weston was horrifically burned in the Argentine attack on the RFA Sir Galahad in 1982.

Seymour, who is the author of the Lenin’s Tomb blog was responding to the article published by the Telegraph, posted by a Facebook friend of his. In the article, Weston noted of Mr Corbyn’s plans: “It is a repugnant idea. I don’t see why it should happen given that the Argentines never had the islands. They have no right to them.

“It could cause civil war again by emboldening the Argentinians. It frightens me enormously because he claims to be such a supporter of democratic freedoms while what he is suggesting throwing the Falkland islanders right to democracy out.

 

“I don’t ever see him winning an election because his policies and his attitudes just won’t wash with the British public.”

Seymour didn’t quite see it that way. But instead of responding to Mr Weston’s points, he wrote beneath the article: “Seriously, who gives a shit what Simon Weston thinks about anything? If he knew anything he’d still have his face.”    Read more »

Argie Judge finds a hurricane to piss into

An Argie judge has found a hurricane to piss into as he orders the seizure of assets of oil drilling companies operating in the Falklands.

An Argentine judge ordered the seizure of assets of oil drilling companies operating in the disputed Falklands Islands on Saturday, as rhetoric heats up before October elections.

Lilian Herraez, a federal judge in Tierra del Fuego, ordered the seizure of $156 million, boats and other property, according to Argentina’s state news agency Telam.

The companies named in the demand were Premier Oil, Falkland Oil and Gas, Rockhopper Exploration, Noble Energy and Edison International Spa.

It was not clear what Argentina would do to enforce the ruling and, as companies generally avoid Argentine territory, it is likely to prove largely symbolic.

They will do precisely nothing, because they can’t. The best they ever managed to do against the Poms was run Top Gear out of the country.   Read more »

Argies need to get over the fact they lost

The Argies are still sooking it up over the fact they lost war and they get mocked for it.

And they would lose again any time they tried to re-take the Falklands. They are whinging about Clarkson still.

Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear colleagues deliberately entered Argentina with a Falklands-referenced number plate, a judge has ruled.

Maria Cristina Barrionuevo rejected claims by the BBC and the presenter that the use of the plate H982 FKL on Clarkson’s Porsche was an “unfortunate coincidence”.

She also described the decision to drive through southern Argentina with the vehicle – abandoned after angry locals forced the Top Gear team to halt filming and flee the country – “arrogant and disrespectful”.    Read more »

Next they will be looking for some wind to piss into

The Argies are all upset they’ve been spied on.

I’m surprised they even had a moan, they are still effectively at war over the Falkland Islands, which Argentina still think  are theirs, even after their Army displayed a French like capacity for marching backwards while their Navy ended up on the bottom of the Atlantic.

The Argentine foreign ministry has summoned the British ambassador in Buenos Aires to complain about reports that Britain spied on Argentina amid renewed fears of a Falkland Islands invasion.<

John Freeman, the ambassador, was called in by Eduardo Zuain, the deputy foreign minister, at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries.

Argentina said that it summoned Mr Freeman “to demand explanations over the silence of the British government” over the espionage claims.

He also delivered a threat to prosecute oil companies working in waters off the Falklands and re-iterated Argentine complaints about British plans to boost defences on the islands.

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Latest Snowden revelations a big so bloody what

The traitor Edward Snowden has made more revelations…this time that the United Kingdom spied on Argentina.

Astonishing I know…spying on enemies that you went to war with.

Documents released by the American whistle-blower Edward Snowden claim that Britain spied for several years on the Argentine government.

According to reports in the Argentine media, Britain was concerned that Argentina could launch another attempt to reclaim the Falkland Islands.

The two nations fought a war over the islands in 1982.

Last month the British government announced it was upgrading its military presence on the islands.

Mr Snowden says British agents were actively spying on Argentina between 2006 and 2011.   Read more »

The Argies are going to be really upset over this, statue of Maggie erected in Falklands

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A statue of Margaret Thatcher has been erected in the Falkland Islands, a move sure to upset the Argies.

A statue honouring Margaret Thatcher has been unveiled in the Falkland Islands for the first time.

The tribute to the former Prime Minister – who lead Britain to victory in the 1982 conflict to defend the islands – was revealed in the island’s capital Stanley on Saturday.

After Baroness Thatcher died in 2013 the population of the Falkland Islands were consulted about how they wished to commemorate the leader.

The overwhelming response was for a statue which was unveiled at a ceremony on what is Margaret Thatcher Day on the island by her son Sir Mark Thatcher.
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Dreaming Argie ratbags

The Argie footballers have decided to insult the Poms over the Falkland Islands ahead of the Football World Cup.

I reckon the Poms should unfurl a massive banner of the Sun frontpage in retribution.

Argentina’s footballers inflamed their country’s rivalry with England on the eve of the World Cup on Saturday, unfurling a banner claiming sovereignty of the Falkland Islands before defeating Slovenia 2-0.

Goals from Ricardo Alvarez and skipper Lionel Messi ensured a winning send-off for the home side at La Plata, north of Buenos Aires, before they head to Brazil.

But the Argentinian squad will have raised eyebrows in Britain showing off their politically-charged banner declaring “Las Malvinas Son Argentinas (The Malvinas are Argentine)” to the 52,000 crowd before kick off.

The banner is regularly put on show before Argentina’s games. But the proximity to the World Cup brought new attention.

The South Atlantic islands have been ruled by Britain since 1833 but Argentina claims them and in 1982 attempted to seize control, sparking a brief but intense war.  Read more »

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