Argentina talking smack about the Falklands

Argentine president lays ‘inalienable’ claim to Falklands

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner tells her people that the Falklands are a “shameful colonial enclave in the 21st century.”

And Vice President Julio Cobos said in the southern city of Rio Grande that “we must recover this territory that is ours, that belongs to us.”

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Above is the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano going down after being torpedoed by the British submarine HMS Conqueror on May 2nd, 1982. The bow was blown off by one of two torpedoes that hit and sank the ship. She was the ex-USS Phoenix (CL 46), laid down in 1935 and a survivor of Pearl Harbor.

More pictures at The sinking of the ARA General Belgrano

Comments

  1. The Falklands has been inhabited by English subjects for almost 200 years. I don’t think there are any Argentines on the islands. I would like to see those losers try to take the islands again. The trouble is the lowly 3rd world nations like Argentina, Mexico and others don’t know their lot in life. The West has been so decimated by the PC police that we lack the confidence to protect our national interests. Argentina is probably claiming this because she sees Britain slowly becoming a 3rd world nation. They probably believe in a few years Britain won’t be able to put up much of a fight. Mexico is probably thinking about taking back some land too. They see the US as weak and unwilling to protect our borders. The latest ad from Absolut in Mexico City plays up this. It shows Mexico as they wish it were. http://snappedshot.com/archives/1830-Absolut-ly-Insulting.html Guys like Teddy Roosevelt and Winston Churchill must be turning in their graves.

  2. ‘Historians saw the invasion as an attempt by Argentina’s ruling military junta, which was then in power, to divert attention away from domestic problems.’ Sounds to me like the same thing Bush is doing in Iraq. I mean, if he was really committed to fighting terrorism, wouldn’t he be for securing the border. Wouldn’t our ports be secure and not for sale to a country like Dubai? Would we be asking Dubai to bail out our largest banks like Citicorp? Would our defense procurement system be in a shambles and getting worse instead of better? I was talking with a friend today at lunch who said he would support Ron Paul if only he wasn’t against the war in Iraq. That was the deal breaker. He had to be for the war. It doesn’t matter that our national interests there have been achieved and we have assured ourselves they have no weapons of mass destruction. It doesn’t matter that we are borrowing money from the communist Chinese to fund that war. It doesn’t matter that we cannot achieve our stated objective there of ‘providing a stable government’ though efforts of our own. It doesn’t matter that the value of our currency if plummeting. It doesn’t matter that we are giving away our economic strength. It’s the war on terror, or was it the war for Iraqi freedom, well, whatever it is as long as everyone’s attention is there, they won’t care about anything else. I remember a time when only 3rd world countries were so easily duped.

  3. Argetina economy is not very good right now indeed, inflation is quite high. All those Malvinas claims are really to divert attention…again.

  4. They almost beat the British last time this was tried. I don’t think they’ll be caught quite as flat footed this time, but who knows? When you go into a war and win, you don’t get tested like this. You go into a war and don’t win and everyone wants a piece of you.

  5. Mexico is already making noises. So are the illigals. Look up groups like La Raza (‘The Race’…sounds kinda racist to me), and Aztlan, and MeCHA (or however they set up that acronym). All I can say is, to quote a Texan Revolution Flag, ‘Come and Take It!’

  6. No, just the American Southwest. So far appeasment hasn’t worked. Imagine that. Capitulation is our next ploy. They’ll never see that one coming.

  7. 11 Bravo wrote ‘The Falklands has been inhabited by English subjects for almost 200 years’. Codswallop. My grandfather was an itinerant schoolteacher in West Falkland in the late 19th century. He was a Scot like many of his pupils, and indeed like the only other itinerant schoolteacher in the area.