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Obama embarasses US with another geographical gaffe [Vanity]
My Grey Matters | 15 April 2012 | Me

Posted on 04/16/2012 4:58:22 AM PDT by bjorn14

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who has insisted without success that Washington recognize its claim to the Falkland Islands controlled by Britain, was one of several presidents who left the summit well before its official closure.

She missed a verbal gaffe by Obama, who referred to the "Maldives" instead of the "Malvinas" when using the name Latin Americans give to the disputed islands.

Will Øbama ever learn anything?


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To: melancholy
may be your name ought to be malancholy
51 posted on 04/16/2012 7:02:11 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: COUNTrecount
*** I don’t think that Barry would know what a Malvina is if he tripped over it. ***

:-)
Or he'd think 'Malvina' was some new female (cough) 'rap singer'.

52 posted on 04/16/2012 7:05:48 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: InvisibleChurch

LOL! Not yet!


53 posted on 04/16/2012 7:23:10 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: bjorn14

So, that’s the 57th state.


54 posted on 04/16/2012 8:00:45 AM PDT by bgill
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55 posted on 04/16/2012 8:17:33 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: bjorn14
This should answer those Freepers who can't see why the UK wants to keep the Falkland Islands.

Who would want to give them up?


56 posted on 04/16/2012 8:31:26 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Aren't the Muslims taking over the Maldives?

I think they're putting pressure on the resorts to restrict women's activities such as that shown.

Probably also why it was on Hussein's mind.

57 posted on 04/16/2012 8:44:50 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: onedoug
At the time of the Monroe Doctrine, Argentina claimed the Falkland Islands but apparently there were no people living on the islands at the time. The British have been in control since the 1830s except for a couple of months in 1982.

If the British could be forced to give up land they have had since the 1830s (which isn't going to happen), that would encourage Mexico to seek the recovery of land it lost in 1848 and 1853. Not that the US would cede Texas, the Mexican Cession lands or the Gadsden Purchase, but it would cause the activists to scream a little louder.

58 posted on 04/16/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: bjorn14

The Maldives have recently gone hardcore islamist. No wonder they are close to his heart and mind.


59 posted on 04/16/2012 9:17:03 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: bytesmith

Isn’t that the truth? Screw us.


60 posted on 04/16/2012 11:44:31 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: monocle

I shudder to think of what’s ahead for us all, m.


61 posted on 04/16/2012 11:48:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Condor51

Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!


62 posted on 04/16/2012 1:38:46 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Lonesome: “He may be the most intellectually, philosophically, and experientially least qualified president in our nation’s history.”

That is so true and well put. Most FReepers knew Barack Obama wasn’t qualified for the presidency before he was elected, but I doubt many of us knew just how poorly qualified he was. I do sympathize for him. Thank the Lord I was raised up by moral parents in a time when the schools weren’t trying to tear America down in order to remake it. Can you imagine being raised with a list of grievances against an imaginary foe who conspires to keep you down yet continually advances you beyond your capabilities on the basis of your skin color???


63 posted on 04/16/2012 5:09:48 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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