Britain has criticised Argentina for broadcasting a television advertisement referring to the Falkland Islands as "Argentinian soil", accusing it of staging provocative and insensitive stunts to garner support for its claim to the overseas territory.
The ad was filmed secretly on the islands and shows an Argentinian hockey player training at a variety of manifestly British landmarks, including a first world war memorial. It was aired on Wednesday and appears to have been timed to mark the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Belgrano, as well as the runup to the London Olympics.
After a series of shots showing Fernando Zylberberg running and exercising, the clip carries the message: "To compete on English soil, we train on Argentinian soil". Using the Argentinian name for the islands, the ad is entitled: "Olympic Games 2012: Homage to the Fallen and the Veterans of the Malvinas".
The Foreign Office condemned what it interpreted as an attempt to "exploit the Games".
Thoughts? As far as I'm aware, the Falklands have NEVER been Argentinian soil. They have insulted us and our brave men who gave their lives in the war.
Last edited by rainbow.panda; 04-05-2012 at 18:28.
It's pretty disgusting that they used a British War Memorial (not even connected to the Falklands War - so hardly controversial) for anti-British propaganda. But at the end of the day, it's just as irrelevant as their president, and just like their president, should just be ignored.
They think it's their soil...then try and take it from us.
All Argentina can really do in trying to claim the Falklands is repeatedly say it's theirs... anything past that would result in the total destruction of whatever rag-tag air-naval force it sends our way, with minimal British losses to boot.
All military chat aside, to be honest this kind of thing doesn't surprise me, it's such a hot topic (especially with oil being discovered recently) that even in the olympics, politics is going to come crawling in... And besides, due to them not posing any threat to us, it's probably not worth wasting out breath over anyway...
Last edited by TheHistoryStudent; 04-05-2012 at 23:41.
Oddly enough, some braindead, Lib-tards support the Argentine claim for the Islands. Despite the fact The Netherlands actually have more of a claim. It's just the Argentine way to try and deflect the clueless, braindead public at homes attention from the many problems blighting the country.
Of course, the so-called liberal left supporting the Argentine claim are just sheep following the crowd and latching onto whichever cause they can to try and bring some meaning into their sad pathetic lives whilst sparing no thought at all to the 3000 residents of The Falklands who want to remain under British rule.
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I just think it's inappropriate for there to be no consequences.
We are quietly building support amongst south American nations like Chile. Better to be doing actual actions behind the scenes than yelling and screaming loudly and doing nothing of actual consequence. Argentina's pissing off everyone from credit agencies to Spain and other European nations we don't really have to do anything at all, they are blowing their own feet off through their actions.