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.
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.