Not going to happen

I suppose it was inevitable, an Argie Pope is visited by the head honcho of the (failing leftist) Argie regime in an attempt to try and get the British to ignore a referendum in which out of the over a thousand votes cast only three wanted to be part of Argentina.

BBC.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she has asked for the Pope’s intervention in the Falklands dispute between her country and the UK.
Visiting the Vatican, Ms Fernandez said she had asked the Pope to promote dialogue between the two sides.
Argentine Pope Francis was elected last week and will be formally installed as pontiff at a Mass on Tuesday.
In the past he has said the Falkland Islands, a UK overseas territory, belong to Argentina.
Before Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected, the 76-year-old was Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Relations between him, Ms Fernandez, and her late husband and predecessor as president, Nestor Kirchner, were tense.

One wonder just which bit of the 1,517 votes cast in the two-day referendum, on a turnout of more than 90%, in which 1,513 were in favour of remaining British, while just 3 votes were against, the damned woman is struggling with? No wonder their economy is going tits up if she has problems understanding basic maths.

But no, ever a one to try and ‘use’ a figure of power Kirchner is up to her old tricks in trying to divert attention  away from domestic problems. So quicker than you can say General Galtieri she’s off to Rome to politic with a Pope who oddly enough despised her and her husband, despite being some sort of Argentinian nutter who believes an island 351 miles from Argentina (way outside the 200 mile coastal limit) belongs to a country who never owned it in the first place. One could even point out the delicious irony that Argentinians themselves have displaced the native populace in Argentina whereas the Falklander’s have done no such thing. The other thing about claiming proximity is that it could set off all sorts of spurious claims, after all, the USA has invaded Cuba a few times and is only 80 miles away from it and so could claim some sort of ‘ownership’ too.

“We want a dialogue and that’s why we asked the pope to intervene so that the dialogue is successful.”

No, what you want is your own way, you simply cannot accept any other decision other than the Falklands being handed back to you, that’s not dialogue that’s a demand. Well we know how you view the wishes of the people, lets see just how the Pope sees the wishes of the people.

7 comments for “Not going to happen

  1. March 18, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    “she has asked for the Pope’s intervention in the Falklands dispute”

    There is no dispute.. the people have spoken. End of.

  2. mikebravo
    March 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Who cares what the pope thinks or says anyway.
    What is he going to do – excomunicate us all again?
    Henry Tudor showed the way with the roman princes. Tell em to F.R.O.

  3. March 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

    That woman really is a joke.

  4. March 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

    This is just distraction politics from Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner where she has lots of form.

    The real difficulty is that she has used most of the left’s usual bag of tricks for dealing with economic problems.

    A century ago, Argentina was the second wealthiest country in the world, thanks to exceptional climate for growing everything from basic foodstuffs to beef. Most of this was exported to Europe and the US, so government surpluses from fairly low taxation ran year after year.

    When Juan Perón took office in 1946 he complained about tripping over gold bars in government offices, things were that good. That soon stopped when the great Perónist experiment began in earnest and Argentina hasn’t had a genuine surplus since 1948.

    To date, they’ve tried nationalisation, expropriation, licensing the media (i.e. silencing papers and TV’s that weren’t 100% propaganda organs), manipulating economic data, jailing critics and invading the Falklands.

    The only thing they’ve not tried is the full Russian revolution of seizing everything or the Pol Pot ‘Year Zero’ approach. Neither of these approaches has much to commend it and there is still a little too much piano wire and standing (albeit not necessarily working) lamp-posts for Cristina’s liking.

    We can safely ignore her rhetoric as she is just grandstanding and everybody knows it. If she was being supported in strength by Russia, China the US and the other Southern and Latin American countries I would be more worried.

    The fact is that most politicians both in Argentina and abroad knows she’s batshit crazy and are just waiting for her Foxtrot Oscar.

    Fortunately, she’s in no position to attack the Falkland’s again, her navy is crippled, any economic sanctions would be the end of her and any ships or military flights entering the 200-mile zone around the Falklands would be seized by British forces or sunk / shot down.

    Just ignore the bitch.

  5. jaded
    March 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Three people on the Falklands voted for the Argies? I bet Mr and Mrs Lopez and their 21 year son Juan will be looking pretty nervous at the next Port Stanley residents association meeting. 😛

    • DaveK
      March 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      I think you and the poster may be incorrect in the premise that 3 voted for the Argies, I believe the question (as is usual with referenda) did not give that choice, so the only thing you can say is that they did not vote for Britain, they may have actually wanted to be totally independent. Much like the choice we will get if any EU referendum appears.

  6. Greg Tingey
    March 20, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Missed a point here ..
    This was a golden opportunity for Camoron to withdraw diplomatic recognition from the fake statelet of the Vatican, and, as usual, he blew it.

    Dave K is correct, too ….

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