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Argentina wins diplomatic coup against Britain

#1
Atlantic countries concerned with UK presence in Falklands; call for talks with Argentina — MercoPress

"The group is made up of 24 countries, three from South America (Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil) and 21 from Africa all of them with coast on the Atlantic Ocean.... In this context we see with concern the development of illegitimate hydrocarbons exploration activities in the disputed zone as well as the strengthening of the UK military presence in the zone”, reads a passage of the declaration.

I think that's the first time the Argentines have mustered such wide-ranging diplomatic support - which includes South Africa! It seems the Argentine re-writing of history is bearing fruit.
 
#2
Well if Turkey Neck would stop bleating on about the Falklands ( and if they'd not invaded 30 years ago) perhaps the FI would not need a Garrison.

What are illegitimate hydrocarbons, anyway?
 
#3
Oh teh noes!

We've incurred the wrath of those well known military collossii Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa and Togo!
 
#8
Their just a bunch of cnuts jumping on a convienient outrage bus for people to realise they are even in existence.

Their next big meeting is in 2015, so we'll hear their next peep then.

And given that they oppose 'armantisation' (WTF)?

'In defence there is the need to establish mechanisms for an efficient exchange between authorities and institutions, combined military exercises, official visits and other programs to enhance the construction of the defence capabilities of the zone.'

They don't like colonialism but support the colonial ambitions of one of their number (Argies) on a land not in their territory, peopled by people who want to stay out of that country.

'“ZOPACAS is above all a peace project and a contribution to preserve the region from armamentism threats and militaristic temptations, opening instead wide paths for cooperation between out two continents”, said Almagro.'

Who has invaded a territory in the South Atlantic, imposed their language, law and customs upon the occupants of that territory, shipped their secret police there to threaten (ineffectve as it was against ven a 6 yo) the populace and who strew landmines (undocumented) all over the place?

Clue: Arge*tina. solve the puzzle.
 
#11
'In defence there is the need to establish mechanisms for an efficient exchange between authorities and institutions, combined military exercises, official visits and other programs to enhance the construction of the defence capabilities of the zone.'
Politicians doublespeak meaning absolutely nothing.

Orwell had it right with duckspeak...

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Rodney2q
 
#12
^ Isn't that a list of those we supply Foreign Aid to?

Stop the cheque, watch how quickly they change their tune.
That would involve Cameron and/or the FO growing a set; the Falklands will have eroded into the South Atlantic before Britain pulls itself together and stops grovelling to foreigners.
 
#13
Oh teh noes!

We've incurred the wrath of those well known military collossii Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa and Togo!
And I propose that if we send any aid or assistance to these countries, that it stop immediately.
 
#14
Do any of these chappies have any recent military experience? When push comes to shove does Argentina really stand a chance against a combat experienced force?
 
#17
Let's take a little look at what rankings Transparency International gives these countries for corruption (the higher the figure the worse the corruption). The mid point is 87, so if a country has a score above that it gets a big fat freddy:

Argentina 102 Fail
Angola 157 Fail
Benin 94 Fail
Cape Verde 39 (bit of a surprise - have a gold star)
Cameroon 144 Fail
Congo 144 Fail
Ivory Coast 130 Fail
Gabon 102 Fail
Gambia 105 Fail
Ghana 64 Well done Ghana
Guinea 163 Fail
Equatorial Guinea 154 Fail
Liberia 75 Well done Liberia - a great improvement in your work
Namibia 58 Consistently better than many of your neighbours. Well done
Nigeria 139 Fail. No surprise there.
Democratic Republic of Congo 160 Fail
Senegal 94 Fail
South Africa 69 You passed SA, but you could do better.
Togo 128 Fail




And the UK:


17 Nasty, vile, corrupt, colonial slave traders.
 
#18
It's like picking teams in the school playground for a knock about football match.

Looks like Argentina has picked all of the fat wheezy kids who don't even know what a football looks like.
 
#20
Let's take a little look at what rankings Transparency International gives these countries for corruption (the higher the figure the worse the corruption). The mid point is 87, so if a country has a score above that it gets a big fat freddy:

Argentina 102 Fail
Angola 157 Fail
Benin 94 Fail
Cape Verde 39 (bit of a surprise - have a gold star)
Cameroon 144 Fail
Congo 144 Fail
Ivory Coast 130 Fail
Gabon 102 Fail
Gambia 105 Fail
Ghana 64 Well done Ghana
Guinea 163 Fail
Equatorial Guinea 154 Fail
Liberia 75 Well done Liberia - a great improvement in your work
Namibia 58 Consistently better than many of your neighbours. Well done
Nigeria 139 Fail. No surprise there.
Democratic Republic of Congo 160 Fail
Senegal 94 Fail
South Africa 69 You passed SA, but you could do better.
Togo 128 Fail




And the UK:


17 Nasty, vile, corrupt, colonial slave traders.
Oyibo was paid £350 by the Foreign Office to post this.
 

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