Argentina has ridiculed Britain as an impotent colonial aggressor on the wrong side of history in the Falklands dispute, insisting it will not be cowed by "verbal and military threats" as "the lion roars but does not inspire fear".I do wonder what the 35 indigenous groups or Argentine Amerindians make of Mr Timerman's claims to a set of islands 300 miles off its coast. After all, it's the Argentinian colonists who are occupying their land after all. There's also the oddity that the UK gives Argentina £2 million in direct aid and another £7 to £50 million via the G20 group. Perhaps we should look at this source of funding and give it to more worthy (grateful) causes.
In a lengthy denunciation of British policy published in Argentine daily Pagina 12 (Page 12), Héctor Timerman, the country's foreign minister, painted Argentina as a valiant underdog cheered on by the world in its David and Goliath-esque battle with an arrogant but ailing colonial power.
He accused Britain of "inappropriate" aggression in its attempt to maintain sovereignty over the Falklands, attributing such behaviour to its "failed attempt to confuse the world" - a reference in part to the islands' 2013 referendum - over what he characterised as the "colonial and military occupation of Argentine territory".
As for their economy, they defaulted the payments of their foreign debt, they are currently being taken to court in the United States for the millions of Dollars that they still owe, and now they put themselves on the same footing as a Military Junta that launched an unprovoked and cowardly attack in the middle of the night without a Declaration of War. Only this time without an air-force which has been grounded as unable to be flown safely.
Still no doubt there are a few leftards out there more than happy to hand a people who voted to remain part of the United Kingdom overwhelmingly to a corrupt bankrupt foreign power simply because it's always our fault in their eyes...