Skip to comments.Respect the Falklanders, David Cameron tells Cristina Kirchner in row
Posted on 06/19/2012 7:53:16 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
David Cameron on Tuesday night had a furious face-to-face showdown with the Argentine president over the Falkland Islands.
The Prime Minister sought out Cristina Kirchner on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, to warn her to respect the self-determination of the Falklands.
Argentina has become increasingly aggressive in its remarks about the islands following the 30th anniversary of the Falklands. Mrs Kirchner attempted to force a package marked UN-Malvinas, the Argentine name for the Falklands, into Mr Camerons hands.
He refused to accept it and walked off, with the encounter filmed on a handheld camera by one of Mrs Kirchners aides.
Mr Cameron said to Mrs Kirchner: I am not proposing a full discussion now on the Falklands, but I hope you have noted that they are holding a referendum [on the islanders sovereignty] and you should respect their views. We should believe in self-determination and act as democrats here in the G20.
Mrs Kirchner is understood to have responded with some ramblings about Spanish headlines, the United Nations and the Malvinas. Her interpreter could not keep up with her so Mr Cameron was unclear about what exactly she was saying. The row is said to have lasted several minutes.
Argentinian sources described Mr Camerons behaviour as sour.
Héctor Timerman, the Argentine foreign minister, said: Nation states have the obligation to talk. We prepared an envelope containing various papers, but the British Prime Minister refused to receive it.
Britain continues to refuse to talk. And what surprised me most was that David Cameron did not go to the UN decolonisation meeting on Thursday.
At a chaotic press conference after the confrontation Mr Timerman accused Britain of being a colonial power. The UK is the most famous colonialist in the world, not Argentina, he said.
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Argentina is a bully and aggressor. The UN is out-of-line on this one!
Thirty years ago the Brits wrested back control of the Falklands from the Argies but barely. I don’t know as to what strength the Argentine military is in today but if they were to force the issue again I don’t think the Brits are in any shape to challenge them.
Was it worth $500k per islander to save? They will hVE TO MAKE BIG TIME THREATS to the mainland if it should happen again.
Mrs Kirchner, is a complete liar, she follows in the foot steps of 20 plus years of lying, selling out to big corporations, that all of the countries politicians have done. Just like what is happening here in America. Oh ya, as to what the big banks did to argentina, start here—http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH6_i8zuffs
I will never apologize for truth, but it sucks!
If they get frisky, the Argies will get quite a bollocking..
As I recall then as now the Falkland Islanders wanted to remain British subjects.
The Brits ought to nuke Buenos Aires this time. Maybe they might get the point.
Um, in a real shooting war. Argentina wouldn’t last a week...
Are the Falklanders under the same stupid British rules against individual ownership of firearms? If so, then in a real shooting war, the Falklanders wouldn't last 3 days.
Seeing as the Argentinians don’t care about the people, just the oil, you are correct. But if they are so stupid as to start killing Falklanders wholesale (and this socialist witch may be), Argentina will simply cease to exist...
Well said Satindoll.
“The Brits ought to nuke Buenos Aires this time...”
Absolutely. The U.S. has more legal claim to Cuba, formerly a prize of war from Spain, than Argentina has to the Falklands.
“Thirty years ago the Brits wrested back control of the Falklands from the Argies but barely. I dont know as to what strength the Argentine military is in today but if they were to force the issue again I dont think the Brits are in any shape to challenge them.”
Clearly you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about and I really can’t bothered to educate you, so just have a quick look at the following link:
If you fancy a bet on Argentina, I’ll take your money.
30 years ago Margaret Thatcher sent the military might of the UK and kicked the bananna boat azz of Argentina out of the Falklands. For some reason they seem to have forgotten that swift and vigorous spanking. If Argentina tries to take back the Falklands Cameron will send the UK military to remind them again.
Clearly you don’t know what you’re talking about chum. The Iranians captured a squad of Brit commandos and the Brits didn’t do a damn thing about it. I didn’t say they wouldn’t do anything I said I had doubts their military could do what it was able to do thirty years ago so go fly a kite.
Don’t bet on it.
If the Brits go in, they should not leave until every ship in Argentina's navy is sunk, and Argentina's congressional building, presidential building, and military HQ are all smoking holes in the ground.
I don't think they have it in them to go that far, but that's what I think it will take to discourage Argentina from trying again in the near future.
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