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    Impartial_Eclipse Impartial_Eclipse is offline

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    Falklands/Malvinas: Argentina slams UK over 'colonialist' comments

    Argentina’s president has hit back at British prime minister David Cameron’s claims that her government has “colonialist” aims on the Falkland Islands.

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    She concentrated much of her speech at Mr Cameron, who angered Argentines while she was away by accusing them of having “colonialist” attitudes toward the Falklands.

    “I heard they’re calling us colonialist. ... One is always tempted to respond, but I think it’s better to avoid it. When they say these things it’s exactly because they don’t have reasons or arguments,” she said.

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    Mr Cameron outraged many in Argentina last week when he accused the country of having a "colonialist" attitude over the disputed islands.

    Protesters marched on the British embassy in Buenos Aires on Friday, burning the Union flag, and demanding that diplomatic ties with London be severed.

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    1. Argentina hits back over Falklands - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 26, 2012
    2. BBC News - Argentina's Fernandez attacks UK 'nonsense' on Falklands
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    I don't think Mrs Fernandez understands irony!
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    If Cristina says it is so, then it is so.

    Who are we to argue with a woman like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunlin3 View Post
    I don't think Mrs Fernandez understands irony!
    I think she does it rather well.
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    Fernandez has won over several neighboring countries.

    Last month, members of the Mercosur trade bloc -- which includes Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay -- said they would stop ships bearing the Falkland Islands flag from entering their ports.

    That move angered British officials.

    "It is unacceptable to engage in an economic blockade of the Falklands. Mercosur should take the responsible decision and not do this," UK Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne said.


    Tensions flare over Falkland Islands - CNN.com
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    Oil has superceded sheep in the world economy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by former wesleyan View Post
    Oil has superceded sheep in the world economy.
    Dammit! I just bought a sheep powered car!
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    Impartial_Eclipse Impartial_Eclipse is offline

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    This is in Spanish but Google Translate will get you the gist. The Argentinians have accused the British of pinching their oil and gas around the islands but this afternoon, the British are saying there's SFA there.

    Noticias de Prensa Latina - Pese a tensiones Reino Unido reconoce fracaso petrolero en Malvinas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impartial_Eclipse View Post
    Argentina’s president has hit back at British prime minister David Cameron’s claims that her government has “colonialist” aims on the Falkland Islands.

    [..]

    She concentrated much of her speech at Mr Cameron, who angered Argentines while she was away by accusing them of having “colonialist” attitudes toward the Falklands.

    “I heard they’re calling us colonialist. ... One is always tempted to respond, but I think it’s better to avoid it. When they say these things it’s exactly because they don’t have reasons or arguments,” she said.

    [..]

    Mr Cameron outraged many in Argentina last week when he accused the country of having a "colonialist" attitude over the disputed islands.

    Protesters marched on the British embassy in Buenos Aires on Friday, burning the Union flag, and demanding that diplomatic ties with London be severed.

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    1. Argentina hits back over Falklands - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 26, 2012
    2. BBC News - Argentina's Fernandez attacks UK 'nonsense' on Falklands
    Total Irony by the UK.
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    Impartial_Eclipse Impartial_Eclipse is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toman13 View Post
    Total Irony by the UK.
    Hmmmmm. The Argentinians haven't been behind the door when it comes to using war to seize territory.

    Why the obsession with irony in this thread, by the way? And if something is going way over my head (dears), it might be because I'm lying horizontal with a nasty headache.

    No flashy GIFs, please.
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