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Argentina’s FAP Party Pays Tribute To Falklands Anniversary With Nicked Picture From Band of Brothers Poster

TO Argentina, where the political party FAP (I kid you not) pays tribute on Falklands anniversary by, erm borrowing a picture from Band of Brothers:


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Spotter: @eaamalyon  

Posted: 4th, April 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment

Falklands Fake? Who were the Sun’s ‘furious Argies’ seen burning Union flags in Buenos Aires?

“ANGRY Argies burn a British flag in Buenos Aires yesterday after The Sun warned: ‘Hands off the Falklands’,” reports the Sun beneath the front-page headline: “Burn us Aires.

A seething mob took to the streets to set fire to the Union Jacks — and copies of our full-page advert in a local paper.

The noble Sun had taken the out an advert in the English language Buenos Aires Herald. The stunt was in response to Argentine president Cristina Kirchner’s advert in the Guardian and Independent newspapers accusing Britain of “stripping” the Falklands from her country in an aggressive act of colonialism 180 years ago.

The Falklands Conflict in photos.

Said the Sun:

“Until the people of the Falkland Islands choose to become Argentinian, they remain resolutely British.”

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Posted: 5th, January 2013 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)

Argentina to sue UK oil companies for being bigger cheats than Maradona

THE Argies have decided to try suing the British oil companies drilling off the Falklands. There is of course just one teensie, tiny, problem:

The Argentine foreign ministry on Monday declared “illegal and clandestine” the activities of Desire Petroleum, Falkland Oil and Gas, Rockhopper Exploration, Borders and Southern Petroleum, and Argos Resources on the grounds that they are drilling in Argentine waters.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the companies were operating “in a sovereign area of the Argentine nation and as such fall within its specified laws and rules”. The companies “are not authorised by the Argentine government under law 17.319 on hydrocarbons”, she added.

According to the Argentine foreign ministry, her declaration opened the way for the “immediate launch” of criminal proceedings.

That problem being: where are they going to sue them?

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Posted: 6th, June 2012 | In: Money | Comment

GOTCHA: Argentine athlete exercises on Falklands war memorial

THE Sun says that the “Argies” are dancing on “our graves”.

Not your grave. The graves of Our Boys.

The Sun sees the advert featuring a hockey player named Fernando Zylberberg using everyday objects on the Falklands adverts as training aides. He runs on Our pavements. He crunchers his triceps on Our cycle racks outside Our Globe Tavern. He runs past the offices of Our Penguin News. He jogs by a red telephone box, un-Britishly refusing to urinate freely inside.

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Posted: 4th, May 2012 | In: Reviews | Comments (5)

Argentina cranks up rhetoric over Falklands – losers decry militarisation

THE United Nations has failed in Syria. Will it now succeed over the Falklands Islands? Argentina plans to complain to the United Nations over Britain’s “militarisation” of the situation in the Falklands. President Cristina Kirchner told her military and veterans shouting “Malvinas! They belong to us!”:

“We will present a complaint to the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, as this militarisation poses a grave danger to international security.”

She adds that Britain “is once again in the process of militarising the south Atlantic.” Flight Lieutenant William Wales is on six-week your of the South Atlantic. HMS Dauntless — a Type 45 destroyer on its maiden mission – is heading down south.

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Posted: 8th, February 2012 | In: Reviews | Comments (12)

A New War Looms In The Falklands Islands, France Must Pick Sides

4385387ANORAK had a man in the Falklands Islands. Well, we did have. We won’t tell you what he does specifically, just that oil is the paymaster.

But he’s not in the Falklands any more. He’s back in Blighty. He’s back because the tensions are high down south. Argentina has installed listening devices in areas around the islands. Argentine boats are entering British wasters. And they are doing so under the protection of…the French.

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Posted: 22nd, February 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (10)