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Old Apr 13th 2012, 7:04 am
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Argentina is after expropriating and nationalizing the massive holdings of Repsol YPF in their country. Suddenly, the amusing anti-colonial posturing of Mrs Kirchner regarding the Falklands have turned into vile and unjustifiably anti-colonial claims against the beneficence of Spain:
The Spanish Minister for Industry, José Manuel Soria, has already warned Argentina that 'if somewhere in the world there are acts of hostility against Spain's commercial interests, the Government interprets these as gestures of hostility to Spain itself.'
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Yes, have been having a giggle about it
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Maybe things will get so bad that Spain is forced to deport Messi! It will give football teams outside of the Nou Camp a chance to win things again.
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Originally Posted by Lenox
Argentina is after expropriating and nationalizing the massive holdings of Repsol YPF in their country. Suddenly, the amusing anti-colonial posturing of Mrs Kirchner regarding the Falklands have turned into vile and unjustifiably anti-colonial claims against the beneficence of Spain:
The Spanish Minister for Industry, José Manuel Soria, has already warned Argentina that 'if somewhere in the world there are acts of hostility against Spain's commercial interests, the Government interprets these as gestures of hostility to Spain itself.'
Ill do my patriotic bit in the good fight, I will let a load of cockroaches loose in the nearest Argentinian Steak House.

show em we mean business......
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Yeh, not so pally. Strange, I thought they were big mates, Spain siding with them after the Argies invaded the Falklands. In the UN Security Council Resolution vote on the UK's right to self defence, which UK won 10-1, Spain abstained. Spain similarly did nothing when they found Argentinian commandos with limpet mines trying to blow up some warship in Gib. Well, they did put them on a plane and send them home. Looks like a big falling out amongst big mates.
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There was a real backlash to Brits on the CDS during the last Falklands war. Lots of british had graffiti scribbled all over their properties, including my mother.
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Originally Posted by jackytoo
There was a real backlash to Brits on the CDS during the last Falklands war. Lots of british had graffiti scribbled all over their properties, including my mother.
It was not a nice time to be on the CDS, I was in Estapona and some of my long time friends were very unfriendly
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My dad went into one of the bars here - run in those days by Raúl the Argentinian. Raúl was looking a bit unfriendly: Mrs Thatcher had just sent a battleship off to the Falklands.
I'll tell you what, said my father, I'll swap you my share of the islands for a gin and tonic.
Peace returned immediately, with a grin.
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Originally Posted by Lenox
Argentina is after expropriating and nationalizing the massive holdings of Repsol YPF in their country. Suddenly, the amusing anti-colonial posturing of Mrs Kirchner regarding the Falklands have turned into vile and unjustifiably anti-colonial claims against the beneficence of Spain:
The Spanish Minister for Industry, José Manuel Soria, has already warned Argentina that 'if somewhere in the world there are acts of hostility against Spain's commercial interests, the Government interprets these as gestures of hostility to Spain itself.'
Well, she's gone and done it, perhaps we'll see what Señor Soria does about it! Not a lot, I suspect.
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Wow, indeed she has!
http://www.elmundo.es/america/2012/04/16/argentina/1334590851.html
Malvinas next!!
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Now Spain has to do volte face quickly Argentina is fighting two fronts. They could have had a strong ally in Spain re. the Falklands!
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Now Spain has to do volte face quickly Argentina is fighting two fronts. They could have had a strong ally in Spain re. the Falklands!
Given the way Spain failed to back us, I can't see us rushing to side with them, it'll be a domestic amongst them and Argentina.
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Hah! According to this, YPF really doesn't make that much money, and so Repsol could do a lot worse than take the money (it appears it was political pressure that forced Repsol to buy it in the first place)

http://www.thecorner.eu/2012/04/happen-repsol/
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Is she trying to be a legend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S39iFdZEiDA

Isn't Banderas brilliant in Evita
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
Hah! According to this, YPF really doesn't make that much money, and so Repsol could do a lot worse than take the money (it appears it was political pressure that forced Repsol to buy it in the first place)

http://www.thecorner.eu/2012/04/happen-repsol/

http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16210276
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