Monday, March 18, 2013

Not going to happen

I suppose it was inevitable, an Argie Pope is visited by the head honcho of the (failing leftist) Argie regime in an attempt to try and get the British to ignore a referendum in which out of the thousand votes cast only three wanted to be part of Argentina.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she has asked for the Pope's intervention in the Falklands dispute between her country and the UK.
Visiting the Vatican, Ms Fernandez said she had asked the Pope to promote dialogue between the two sides.
Argentine Pope Francis was elected last week and will be formally installed as pontiff at a Mass on Tuesday.
In the past he has said the Falkland Islands, a UK overseas territory, belong to Argentina.
Before Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected, the 76-year-old was Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Relations between him, Ms Fernandez, and her late husband and predecessor as president, Nestor Kirchner, were tense.
One wonder just which bit of the 1,517 votes cast in the two-day referendum, on a turnout of more than 90%, in which 1,513 were in favour of remaining British, while just 3 votes were against, the damned woman is struggling with? No wonder their economy is going tits up if she has problems understanding basic maths.
But no, ever a one to try and 'use' a figure of power Kirchner is up to her old tricks in trying to divert attention  away from domestic problems. So quicker than you can say General Galtieri she's off to Rome to politic with a Pope who oddly enough despised her and her husband, despite being some sort of Argentinian nutter who believes an island 351 miles from Argentina (way outside the 200 mile coastal limit) belongs to a country who never owned it in the first place. One could even point out the delicious irony that Argentinians themselves have displaced the native populace in Argentina whereas the Falklander's have done no such thing. The other thing about claiming proximity is that it could set off all sorts of spurious claims, after all, the USA has invaded Cuba a few times and is only 80 miles away from it and so could claim some sort of 'ownership' too.
"We want a dialogue and that's why we asked the pope to intervene so that the dialogue is successful."
No, what you want is your own way, you simply cannot accept any other decision other than the Falklands being handed back to you, that's not dialogue that's a demand. Well we know how you view the wishes of the people, lets see just how the Pope sees the wishes of the people.

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Anonymous said...

“…Falklands being handed back to you…”

Erm, slight error, there, QM. The Falklands have never been Argentinian (and, no, while the claim was made in 1982, they were never considered to be so by anyone but the Argentines themselves); the islands were uninhabited when the first Britons colonised them, and that was before Argentina existed. Therefore, they cannot be "handed back".

Radical Rodent

Quiet_Man said...

A point the Argentinians would do well to take note of. However when Argentinians have domestic issues, that's where their politicians inevitably go. They truly believe we 'robbed' them of the islands, history be damned.

Anonymous said...

Alas, not so sure it couldn't happen if marxist milliband gets in.

And call me dave is doing his best to ensure that happens...

Anonymous said...

Its not just the Falkland Islands that the Argentinians lay claim to. They also lay claim to South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands which are even further East. If they go any further, they will end up claiming Australia and New Zealand as well.

No, this is NOT about the Falkland Islands, this is about that very large land mass to the south - Antarctica. Currently Argentina has no claim there. If they had the aforementioned islands they would be able to claim rights to a substantial part of Antarctica and ALL its mineral and natural wealth.

The also lay claim to a southern part of Chile - 'Tierra Del Fuego', I think. Again, this is linked to claims to Antarctica, since Chile also has a piece of that continent.

Funny enough, Argentina asked a former pope, the one before Pope John Paul to mediate between Argentina and Chile. The Pope found in favour of Chile and guess what, Argentina just ignored the judgement.

Kirchner is playing that old nationalist card with the populace and using the Falklands as a stick to beat us with. Nothing we will ever say or do will solve this. We need to go on the offensive and tell the world what Argentina's true intentions are. We must also help the indigenous people of South America in claiming back their birthright from the Conquistadors'