Looks like the Falklands are safe for a while

The Argies are pissed off with Madame President who has led them up the garden path by rejecting sensible things like the free market, honesty and low inflation. She has tried to take her peoples’ eye off the ball by rabbiting on about the Falklands.

Tens of thousands of Argentines rallied in the streets of the country’s biggest cities to protest President Cristina Fernandez’s policies, including a virtual ban on foreign currency purchases.

The rallies were organised on Thursday (local time), through social media and not by any one political party. Demonstrators’ mainly criticized the currency controls, crime rates and a potential bid by Fernandez to reform the constitution so she can run for a third term.

“There’s inflation, crime and an abuse of power. It’s time Cristina listened to us,” said Roberto Madrid, an office worker who joined the protests in Buenos Aires.

The average Argie is smart enough to realise that they will have the hell hammered out of them if they try anything dodgy in the Falklands, and are more interested in having a government that doesn’t lie and cheat.


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  • CoNZervative

    …and the Rugby World Cup. Meanwhile, over in the Middle East, another old British preserve, the Israelis have shot down a UFO. Kewl. http://conzervative.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/israel-shoots-down-ufo

    • Travis Poulson

      Not off topic at all, are you.

  • Michael

    This is the exact same situation as the early 80s – the country was going down the tubes, the military government lost popularity, so a morale boosting invasion of the Falklands was ordered.

  • conwaycaptain

    The Argentine Sail Training Ship Libertad has been arrested in Accra Ghana for non payment of loans by the Argentine Govt when they defaulted some yearas back.

    • stuarts.burgers

      I did wee giggle on that one. seems that the organisation that is behind the arrests is a “vulture fund” who brought their debt at pennies in the dollar and want face value or as near as possible back. They work on being a pain in the arse so you pay them off to get rid of them.

  • Peter

    This sounds like NZ when the Greens have a hand on the countries purse.

  • Gazzaw

    NZ under the Greens?

    Oops, just seen your post Peter. You must have watched Q&A this morning as well.