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(BBC)   Argentina: "Give us the precious". England: "No". Argentina: "But we WANTSSS IT"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 68
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2013-01-03 02:19:10 PM
14 votes:
Sneaky little Englishes. Wicked! Tricksy! False!
2013-01-03 03:48:04 PM
10 votes:

Gecko Gingrich: Argentina says it inherited ownership of the islands from Spain, arguing that British colonists occupied the islands by force in 1833 and expelled settlers, violating Argentina's territorial integrity.

What's the Spanish word for "irony"?


Malvinas?
2013-01-03 02:19:54 PM
6 votes:
Hey Argentina, if you want the islands back, just go take them.  As you've pointed out, London is 14000 km away.  What are they possibly gonna do?
2013-01-03 04:58:14 PM
5 votes:

AirForceVet: The English have their faults, but even I'd prefer being under British rule of law as opposed to the squirrelly Argentinian government.



4.bp.blogspot.com \
"Muerte a Inglaterra!"

2013-01-03 04:56:20 PM
5 votes:
They need it for strategic sheep purposes.
2013-01-03 05:13:29 PM
4 votes:
I think it's time to petition the White House to demand Canada give us Newfoundland back.
2013-01-03 07:29:31 PM
3 votes:
It's ridiculous that Britain should have those islands. Just because they discovered them and claimed them legally and settled them and developed them and a peaceful, democratic society has thrived there for 200 years. They should be given to the descendants of Spanish colonists instead, people who thought fascist dictatorships were just peachy up until about last week.
2013-01-03 06:47:06 PM
3 votes:

HellRaisingHoosier: I saw America just democracies that biatch away from both the Argentinians and the Brits.


Are you having a stroke?
2013-01-03 06:01:10 PM
3 votes:

Saiga410: So when is Canada coming for the Northwest Angle? One of these days I will search out why the US has a small slice of land connected to Canada but seperated from the US by Lake of the Woods. It never made sense.


A better question is, why does Canada get to have a Canada attached to our America? [glares menacingly to the north]

/hee hee! flame on, hosers!
//honh honh! commencez la flamme, opérateurs de tuyaux!
2013-01-03 05:57:53 PM
3 votes:
It's so cute that some of the Brits think they should actually keep the Falklands. Cute like British Dentistry.
2013-01-03 05:40:47 PM
3 votes:
They should put in a claim for Diaoyu/Senkaku while they're at it.
2013-01-03 05:35:41 PM
3 votes:
What islands?

WTF, never heard of 'em, Guess there was a brouhaha over them back in the 1940's or some thing I guess. Whatever.

You guys care if you want. Fight, fight fight!

/Seriously, anybody else heard of the "British Isles" before this?
2013-01-03 05:22:00 PM
3 votes:

Rwa2play: unyon: Hey Argentina, if you want the islands back, just go take them.  As you've pointed out, London is 14000 km away.  What are they possibly gonna do?

Yeah, it's not like the Prime Minister would threaten to nuke Buenos Aires right?


Sure they can. Just blame it on the bugs.

www.wrighton.com.ar
2013-01-03 05:15:15 PM
3 votes:

WickerNipple: I think it's time to petition the White House to demand Canada give us Newfoundland back.


Don't say that too loud. Harper will do it, and then where will you be?
2013-01-03 04:04:50 PM
3 votes:

Walker: simplicimus: Anything of value on these islands?

Sheep?


Hey, its not Texas A&M. Sheep are not worth fighting over (unless Aggies are involved).
2013-01-03 03:01:38 PM
3 votes:
Argentina says it inherited ownership of the islands from Spain, arguing that British colonists occupied the islands by force in 1833 and expelled settlers, violating Argentina's territorial integrity.

What's the Spanish word for "irony"?
2013-01-04 11:02:15 AM
2 votes:

stellarossa: /Scottish


Oh man, I'm sorry.
2013-01-04 02:57:03 AM
2 votes:
If Argentina was famous for giving good concerts instead of for silver (Argentum), would it be named "Concertina"

/I'm just asking questions that others are afraid to ask.
2013-01-04 01:23:10 AM
2 votes:
i.imm.io
2013-01-03 06:32:48 PM
2 votes:

FatherDale: brukmann: And return Israel/Palestine to the Turks FFS!

And Yoko back to the Japs.


 First the Beatles now the Japanese?  Haven't they suffered enough?
2013-01-03 06:25:19 PM
2 votes:

brukmann: And return Israel/Palestine to the Turks FFS!


And Yoko back to the Japs.
2013-01-03 06:22:48 PM
2 votes:

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: How come no one says "Argentine" anymore? WTF is an "Argentinian"?

Language is supposed to simplify over time, not get more complicated, people!


According to Wikiedpia, "Argentine," "Argentinian," "Argentinean" are all acceptable.  So rock on with "Argentine" if your funky heart so desires.
2013-01-03 06:02:25 PM
2 votes:
www.lindaslineage.com
2013-01-03 06:01:49 PM
2 votes:
www.jamesaltucher.com
2013-01-03 06:00:39 PM
2 votes:
It also bases its claim on the islands' proximity to the South American mainland. The islands' capital, Port Stanley, lies about 1,180 miles (1,898km) from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.

Well, shiat, you could almost jump to it!
2013-01-03 05:48:30 PM
2 votes:

MOGGEE: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 244x207][encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 281x180][encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 226x223]

Smoking hot Argentine President is smoking hot.



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i478.photobucket.com
2013-01-03 05:46:58 PM
2 votes:

Rwa2play: Yeah, it's not like the Prime Minister would threaten to nuke Buenos Aires right?


Nuke?  No, no no.  But if I lived there, I'd be thinking about catastrophic asteroid insurance right about now.
2013-01-03 05:38:52 PM
2 votes:
Hmm... for some reason I got this song caught in my head while reading this... was thinking of the Falklands singing it...

Don't cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance
2013-01-03 05:01:14 PM
2 votes:

unyon: Hey Argentina, if you want the islands back, just go take them.  As you've pointed out, London is 14000 km away.  What are they possibly gonna do?


Yeah, it's not like the Prime Minister would threaten to nuke Buenos Aires right?
2013-01-03 05:00:14 PM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
2013-01-03 04:58:58 PM
2 votes:
I'm trying not to be alarmed about this

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-01-03 04:57:47 PM
2 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
2013-01-03 04:11:24 PM
2 votes:

Walker: simplicimus: Anything of value on these islands?

Sheep?


Penguins? Kelp? Or is London only ironically loud on its lands of immense loquaciousness?

/let the Kelpers decide
//not the Argies for them
2013-01-03 04:01:09 PM
2 votes:

simplicimus: Anything of value on these islands?


Sheep?
2013-01-04 04:57:28 PM
1 votes:
Considering recent US policy, if Argentina attacks the Falklands, the US will invade Venezuela.
2013-01-04 01:53:01 PM
1 votes:

zedster: cynicalbastard: waving their knives in the air

aren't they the ones that if the knife is out it must draw blood?


No, those are mohels.
2013-01-04 01:23:23 PM
1 votes:

ParaHandy: /// On Sept 12 2001, the Queen ordered the changing of the guard ceremony be set to something other than the UK national anthem for the first time in living memory. Guess what it was?


"Whoomp There It Is"?
2013-01-04 10:03:31 AM
1 votes:

Latinwolf: Fark Rye For Many Whores: Gecko Gingrich: Argentina says it inherited ownership of the islands from Spain, arguing that British colonists occupied the islands by force in 1833 and expelled settlers, violating Argentina's territorial integrity.

What's the Spanish word for "irony"?

These people were white.

As are most Argentinians.


Yeah, but they're not WHITE white.
2013-01-04 08:00:47 AM
1 votes:
I suspect the sight of a single squad of Ghurkas jumping up and down, waving their knives in the air and going "Booga Booga!" would be enough to cause most of the Argentinian forces to shiat themselves and start swimming for home.
2013-01-04 06:40:16 AM
1 votes:

Bungles: Wait....so technically, Argentina should hand itself over to Falklands rule. .WHAT A TWIST! It's better than season 2 of Battlestar Galactica!


Argentina becoming a dependency of the Falkland Islands would probably improve its economy and financial situation (it couldn't really make it any worse anyway).
2013-01-04 05:28:11 AM
1 votes:
Seriously, Argentina, stick to dancing, sex, and hiding senile Nazis. Fighting the Brits is not your forte.
2013-01-03 11:34:16 PM
1 votes:
Not fair, the war hasn't even started yet, and the Brits have executed a preemptive attack using their Ugly Stick.

blogs.telegraph.co.uk

or they've embargoed all Makeup going to Argentina.
2013-01-03 08:43:55 PM
1 votes:

MOGGEE: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 244x207][encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 281x180][encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 226x223]

Smoking hot Argentine President is smoking hot.


Are you 80?
2013-01-03 08:39:09 PM
1 votes:
England: "Go Falk yourself".
2013-01-03 08:15:51 PM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: It's all about the oil, of course.


How many penguins to the barrel? I always screw up that conversion.
2013-01-03 07:22:26 PM
1 votes:

MOGGEE: Smoking hot Argentine President is smoking hot.

She's old and wrinkled. Eww.

Pres. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has a Mary Steenbergen thing going on
[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 201x251] [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 252x200]


I actually saw her more as thisnyoobserver.files.wordpress.com
2013-01-03 07:12:39 PM
1 votes:

Norfolking Chance: Within Ireland are two countries called the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom which is a country made up of four countries.


Nothern Ireland isn't a country. It's a province. Scotland isn't a country. It's a nation. Wales isn't a country. It's a nation too. Other than that, fine. Oh, and the Republic of Ireland is actually get called Eire, but the left get really upset about that in much the same way that one presumes they get upset when the Germans have the temerity to call their country Deutschland.
2013-01-03 07:06:13 PM
1 votes:

MOGGEE: Smoking hot Argentine President is smoking hot.

She's old and wrinkled. Eww.

Pres. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has a Mary Steenbergen thing going on
[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 201x251] [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 252x200]


I've always had a thing for Mary Steenbergen only because I bet she squeaks when she gets "excited".
2013-01-03 06:38:30 PM
1 votes:

GranoblasticMan: Educate yourself

/Actually a very helpful vid



Things I learned from that video:

Ireland is technically two confederacies under British rule, each with its own Pope.
Scotland/Wales are actually different names for the same thing.
The Isle of Man is known as the EU outside of the English Isles.
2013-01-03 06:35:27 PM
1 votes:
THE UK needs these small but intense wars eveny ten years or so to give the SAS some non-turban related battle experience.
2013-01-03 06:28:37 PM
1 votes:

hasty ambush: Colonialism was/is not all bad. I can think of a few countries that would be better places to live had they remained colonies such as Zimbabwe or Sierra Leon, Algeria, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Argentina, Mexico

On the other hand it was not so good for places like the Congo or Haiti


So you'e ready to swear your rightful allegiance to the crown then?
2013-01-03 06:17:44 PM
1 votes:
And return Israel/Palestine to the Turks FFS!
2013-01-03 06:03:48 PM
1 votes:

LargeCanine: The Falklands is not even close to Argentina. Nor has Argentina actually ever owned them.


[Netherlands] sights the islands. This is widely accredited as the first sighting of the islands.

Tada, given them back to the dutch. end of story.
right?
finders keepers is the rule if no one was there first, which would also be finders keepers
bwhahahahahahaahahahaa
2013-01-03 05:56:49 PM
1 votes:

jso2897: BarkingUnicorn: It's all about the oil, of course.

Ah. I was wondering why the Argentinians would want a rock with some sheep on it so bad.


Now anyway.

The first invasion was because South Americans believe losing face might as well be chopping your dick off. Colonizing might as well equal sleeping with your girlfriend.
2013-01-03 05:56:13 PM
1 votes:

Captain Steroid: Is this some sort of Argentinian "right of passage"? Once a generation, they try and usurp the Falklands from the hands of the British?

South America is WEIRD. :/


It's a socialist thing. Every new generation is fed a pack of propaganda about how great their dirt-poor country is, now that the shackles of oppression imposed by the evil corporations have been thrown off. The new generation quickly figures out that it's all bunk (otherwise why are they stuck tilling mud and working in sweatshops?) and decides that the last generation's heroes are really this generation's evil corporate overlords. Like all good socialists, eventually they form a political movement that siezes power, nationalizes all the industries for the greater good, crashes the economy as a direct result, and needs someone to blame for it other than themselves so they can cling to power long enough to make everything better (an effort doomed by the fact that the only actions their socialist moral code will let them take are the ones that keep making everything worse).

Argentina is lucky in this regard, as they have the Falklands as an excuse for why soaking the rich doesn't work, one that's actually within striking distance of their military. As long as the British value the Falklands, the Argentinans can continue to ignore the flaws inherent to socialism forever, at the cost of a humiliating military defeat every 20 to 30 years.
2013-01-03 05:49:54 PM
1 votes:

MOGGEE: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 244x207][encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 281x180][encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 226x223]

Smoking hot Argentine President is smoking hot.


She's old and wrinkled. Eww.
2013-01-03 05:39:15 PM
1 votes:
How come no one says "Argentine" anymore? WTF is an "Argentinian"?

Language is supposed to simplify over time, not get more complicated, people!
2013-01-03 05:38:56 PM
1 votes:
So does the Monroe Doctrine or NATO membership take precedence here? Or do they cancel each other out?
2013-01-03 05:31:59 PM
1 votes:
Good luck, Britain. Not that you'll need it.
2013-01-03 05:28:20 PM
1 votes:
Let's turn Buenos Aires into the world's largest glass parking lot and maybe these dagos will shut up about those stupid islands for once.
2013-01-03 05:26:42 PM
1 votes:
If Argentina is really complaining about colonialism, then fine. Move the Falkland Islanders to the UK.

Then move *all* Argentines to the Malvinas, and give the mainland to the Indians.
2013-01-03 05:23:38 PM
1 votes:
FTFA:"They're holding a referendum this year and I hope the president of Argentina will listen to that referendum and recognise it is for the Falkland Islanders to choose their future, and as long as they choose to stay with the United Kingdom they have my 100% backing."

Okay, I know what he meant to say, but that's really amusing. "You're free to choose anyone you like, as long as it's us."
2013-01-03 05:11:41 PM
1 votes:
Here's a fun explanation of the history of the islands

http://www.fleetstreetfox.com/2013/01/dear-argentina.html
2013-01-03 05:11:06 PM
1 votes:
Argentina says it inherited ownership of the islands from Spain, arguing that British colonists occupied the islands by force in 1833 and expelled settlers, violating Argentina's territorial integrity.

Would they accept a settlement whereby these grievously wronged settlers are allowed to return to the island and receive dual citizenship, including the right to vote on the island's ownership?

Oh, all dead. Yes, I see. OK.
2013-01-03 04:57:26 PM
1 votes:
Da f#ck, mods on crack today?
I guess Drew drank up all the profits.
2013-01-03 04:21:22 PM
1 votes:
and Maggie, over lunch one day, took a cruiser, with all hands...apparently to make them give it back....
2013-01-03 04:04:28 PM
1 votes:

simplicimus: Anything of value on these islands?


Yes.  British citizenship.
2013-01-03 02:04:42 PM
1 votes:
The English have their faults, but even I'd prefer being under British rule of law as opposed to the squirrelly Argentinian government.

/Beer's better too.
 
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