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Argentina Deploys Troops to Contain Looting
Wall Street Journal ^ | 21 Dec 2012 | Ken Parks

Posted on 12/21/2012 2:51:31 PM PST by docbnj

Looters attacked supermarkets in several Argentine cities Friday in the latest challenge to President Cristina Kirchner, who is struggling to revive a weak economy and maintain her control over the ruling Peronist Party.

What started with the ouster Thursday afternoon of a supermarket in the Patagonian resort town of Bariloche quickly spread to other parts of the country, with thousands of looters attacking supermarkets and shops in the cities of Rosario, Campana and Zárate. In the central city Rosario, two people were killed during the incidents and 137 people arrested.

(Excerpt) Read more at professional.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 2012; alreadyposted; argentina; banglist; bankrupt; kirchner; latindemocracy; riot; searchisyourfriend
Article recounts that rioters, apparently well fed, took mainly TVs and other items of value. The attacks were prepared, with trucks available in some cases to carry off the loot. Author notes that government has coddled the underclass, and counted on their support; but now their pets are turning on them.
1 posted on 12/21/2012 2:51:40 PM PST by docbnj
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To: docbnj

Why don’t they just declare Argentina a looting free zone?


2 posted on 12/21/2012 2:53:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: docbnj

This sounds like a country in need of some good guys with AR-15s and high capacity magazines to fend off the bad guys.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 2:53:43 PM PST by BipolarBob (I survived the Lindsay Lohan Bar, Grill and Fight Club.)
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To: docbnj

Look for the Argies to invade the Falkland Islands soon as a distraction for the disaffected crowds at home.


4 posted on 12/21/2012 2:56:48 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: docbnj

I won’t cry for you, Argentina.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 2:57:01 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("Never give the devil a ride; he will want to take over the driving.")
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To: docbnj; Kartographer

Interesting, so what set this looting off?


6 posted on 12/21/2012 2:59:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Interesting, so what set this looting off?

It's a south american hellhole, they don't need a reason.

Sad part is, it's a very rich part of the world in natural resources. The only thing standing in the way of good people doing well is.... once again... government.

/johnny

7 posted on 12/21/2012 3:37:41 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I guess Lizard-Neck is in trouble. Oh my.


8 posted on 12/21/2012 3:40:33 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
It's a south american hellhole, they don't need a reason.

I've always liked Argentina, and have been there many times and have some friends there. It's anything but a hellhole... but things certainly have taken a turn for the worse with the current socialist in power (her late husband too). It's very sad to see actually.

9 posted on 12/21/2012 3:49:58 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle
Any place with looting is by definition, a hellhole. See Watts, etc...

I wouldn't mind living in Argentina if they had a decent government. They don't, I won't.

/johnny

10 posted on 12/21/2012 3:53:25 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks docbnj.
...with thousands of looters attacking supermarkets and shops in the cities of Rosario, Campana and Zárate.
Coming soon to an Occutard riot near you.


11 posted on 12/21/2012 4:15:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: docbnj

Where are good fascists like Juan and Evita Peron when you need them?

Madame Kirchner is just a light-weight, Chavez/Castro wannabe clown.

The mob sounds like one that Community Organizer Barack Obama organized in Chicago. Maybe they were outsourced to Argentina to teach them how to flashmob correctly.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 4:45:42 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: docbnj

That’s what the degreed/licensed political/regulator class does, when it no longer receives its wealth from government debt.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 4:48:40 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: mylife

So now the people “nationalize” grocery stores?


14 posted on 12/21/2012 4:51:38 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GeronL
"Interesting, so what set this looting off?"

That's a great question. I wonder if any of us have signed up for the WSJ "professional edition" and are able to read the rest of the article?

In most cases during or after government defaults, layoffs of higher income government employees, cuts in funding for government-linked businesses, cuts in pensions, etc., tend to precede such riots. Some people aren't accustomed to real work (e.g., technical, manufacturing,...), can't do anything real for themselves and throw tantrums when no longer among the elite.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 4:55:27 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: docbnj
Author notes that government has coddled the underclass, and counted on their support; but now their pets are turning on them.

Won't be long before the democrats have to tell their freeloading base it can't afford any more free handouts. That's not going to go over well. They have a "right" to everybody elses stuff, darn it!

16 posted on 12/21/2012 4:57:01 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: GeronL
"...in the Patagonian resort town of Bariloche..."

Might be a hint there. Looks like it may have happened in one of the tourist reserve utopias.


17 posted on 12/21/2012 5:01:58 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: mylife

I think a 14 day waiting period to loot would solve this.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 5:20:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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To: familyop

Always very organized.

The socialist government hasn’t explained it to the masses yet they have to live with less? Less prosperity, less freedom, less food, less everything?

Sooner or later the socialist-communists have to get around to that point. Where the “safety net” becomes the ONLY income and it gets smaller and smaller. Soon they won’t need to worry about looted supermarkets and stolen luxury goods because there won’t be any.

Then they will all live in glorious noble utopian squalor, while the leaders of the country will be rich and powerful beyond measure.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 5:40:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: docbnj

I heard Argentina confiscated their version of folks’ IRA’s, 401k, etc.

Popular, huh?

And I heard they’re planning the same, here.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 5:43:19 PM PST by gaijin
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To: JRandomFreeper

>>>Sad part is, it’s a very rich part of the world in natural resources. The only thing standing in the way of good people doing well is.... once again... government.

Very true. Whenever I hear someone claim that economies require lots of natural resources in order to thrive, I always ask them to compare poor Argentina — which is rich in almost every possible kind of natural resource, to rich Hong Kong (even after 1997) — which has almost nothing.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 5:56:21 PM PST by GoodDay
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To: GoodDay
which has almost nothing.

Hong Kong is rich in well cultivated minds. While poor in natural resources.

/johnny

22 posted on 12/21/2012 6:05:42 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mylife

don’t say things like this, i think zero reads this forum
and frankly he has too many ideas already


23 posted on 12/21/2012 6:14:13 PM PST by genghis
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To: docbnj

How do you say “Posse Comitatus” in Argentinian? (oh, wait, it’s Latin, and never mind, they don’t have such restrictions in Utopia)


24 posted on 12/21/2012 6:50:51 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Wisconsinlady

25 posted on 12/21/2012 6:52:21 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: GeronL
You said it perfectly in comment #19. Well done.


26 posted on 12/21/2012 7:26:15 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: GeronL
From the story:

Mrs. Kirchner's cabinet chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina accused Mr. Moyano's truckers union and other union bosses of organizing the latest looting this week.

"These are isolated incidents that are clearly organized and structured. In none of them did people seek food. They took televisions and drinks," he said.

27 posted on 12/21/2012 8:05:38 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: familyop

thanks


28 posted on 12/21/2012 8:55:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cementjungle

” It’s anything but a hellhole... but things certainly have taken a turn for the worse with the current socialist in power (her late husband too). It’s very sad to see actually. “

How many times have they been through this? Talk about slow learners! How many more time do they have to repeat this before they learn that the results are not going to be different?


29 posted on 12/21/2012 9:05:22 PM PST by aquila48
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To: Cementjungle
Agreed. I've done (and do) a lot of business with Argentines ... these are very fine people. Unfortunately their "Democrats" gained a majority vote in their nation a few decades before ours did.

It will be 10x worse, and 10x more violent in the US due to multiculturalism.

30 posted on 12/21/2012 9:11:49 PM PST by The Duke
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To: FerFAL308

308 Ping


31 posted on 12/22/2012 5:52:30 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: GeronL

Amen, and very well said.

“Sooner or later, you run out of other people’s money.”


32 posted on 12/22/2012 5:57:50 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Looting is not a requirement. In the USA, everything north and east qualifies as a Euro hell hole that was once called America.


33 posted on 12/22/2012 6:04:32 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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