CFK, Argentina: ‘SOVEREIGNTY & DIGNITY’ Political Rally at Mar del Plata NAVY BASE “200000 HUGE Crowds Gather at Mar del Plata NAVAL BASE” (*Cristina Fernández de Kirchner-Argentine Republic) In a highly political speech CFK appealed to the motherland and blasted hedge funds President Cristina Fernandez (CFK) as expected made the welcoming ceremony for the Argentine frigate ARA Libertad (retained in Ghana for 78 days) into a ‘sovereignty and dignity’ political rally including the support of 20.000 militants, mostly bused in by political organizations, in which she blasted hedge funds, ‘global social predators’ and warned that through extortion and force nobody is going to obtain anything from Argentina. “We’re a government accustomed to external, internal and even underground pressures but we will continue to resist any extortion because no one will ever obtain anything from Argentina by extortion and by force”, said the Argentine president addressing a crowd estimated in 200.000 which gathered Wednesday evening at the Mar del Plata submarines base to welcome ARA Libertad, escorted by other Navy units. In a speech with strong patriotic appeal and pledges of unrestricted defence of Argentina’s interests, the president said that not all governments resist pressure in reference to Ghana, –where the Argentine navy flagship remained impounded for 78 days–, and lashed out at vulture (hedge) funds, which she described as “social savage predators”. The whole Argentine cabinet … Video Rating: 0 / 5
I look at some of the news stories interesting me this week, including Jimmy Carr’s tax dodge, Education Secretary Michael Gove being a dumbass and PM DaveC being both awesome and crap. More information on the Falklands and the British Claim can be read here – www.falklands.info For balance, here is some info on the Argentinian Claim: www.bbc.co.uk Video Rating: 4 / 5
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Tuesday that her government will formally complain to the UN Security Council by the UK’s militarization of the South Atlantic during the Falkland Islands dispute. teleSUR multimedia.telesurtv.net Video Rating: 3 / 5
The decision to leave Britain without an aircraft carrier to defend the Falklands could allow Argentina to recapture the south Atlantic territory, the commander of land forces in the 1982 conflict has warned. Former commander of the Royal Marines Major General Julian Thompson said it would be “end of story” if Argentine forces took the British base on East Falkland. He told The Times: “The Argentines have a marine brigade. They’ve got a parachute brigade and some good special forces. “All they’ve got to do is get those guys on to the islands for long enough to destroy the (RAF) Typhoon jets and that’s the end of it.” Maj Gen Thompson added: “You have got to take your own air support with you and you can’t without a carrier. End of story.” Last month Downing Street accused Argentina of pursuing a “policy of confrontation” over the islands, after reports suggested the South American state’s government was calling on companies to stop importing goods from the UK. It marked the latest escalation of the confrontation over the territory as the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War approaches. Tempers flared after Britain announced the deployment of one of its most modern destroyers, HMS Dauntless, to the region, although it insisted the move was merely routine. The Duke of Cambridge’s arrival in the Falklands for a posting as an RAF search and rescue pilot further infuriated Buenos Aires. Video Rating: 3 / 5
A quick video stating my view on the issue of the Falklands referendum and indeed other referendums trying to be passed left, right and centre. I think the government need to decide once and for all what is best for the UK as a whole. David Cameron’s view, oh, so very conforming; www.number10.gov.uk Keep Calm It’s Only Political. Video Rating: 3 / 5
Argentina has said any boat sailing between it and the Falkland Islands will now need a government permit, increasing a row over oil exploration. The UK Foreign Office has rejected the move and said that the Falkland Islands’ waters were controlled by its authorities and would not be affected. Antony Weller reports. Video Rating: 5 / 5
Over the past months, Argentina has been sending a message to the international community: the 1982 Malvinas War was commanded by the 1976-1983 military leadership in a desperate attempt to divert attention from a huge economic crisis and pressure over crimes against humanity, staining diplomatic efforts by democratic governments to claim sovereignty over the British-occupied Islands. Now, former governor of the South Atlantic territories Mario Benjamin Menendez has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the so called “Operation Independence” that led to the forced disappearance of left-wing political activists. Follow our Facebook on: www.facebook.com Follow our Twitter on: twitter.com Follow our Tumblr on: presstvchannel.tumblr.com Video Rating: 3 / 5
30 years ago today, the first elements of the taskforce to liberate the Falklands Islands left Portsmouth. Just 3 days after the Argentines invaded, Britain responded. Forces News reporter Tim Cooper looks back at how events unfolded.