Argentina and the Falklands - paging Margaret Thatcher
c'mon, cristina... don't start a distraction here... you've got enough to deal with without stirring up a hornets' nest...
Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands, which remain in British hands after the 1982 war between the two countries, is "inalienable," President Cristina Kirchner said Wednesday.
"The sovereign claim to the Malvinas Islands is inalienable," she said in a speech marking the 26th anniversary of Argentina's ill-fated invasion of the islands, located 480 kilometers (300 miles) off shore.
The April 2, 1982 invasion prompted then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher to deploy naval forces to retake the Falklands, known as the Malvinas in Spanish.
The short, bloody conflict led to Argentina's surrender on June 14, 1982 after the death of 649 Argentines and 255 Britons.
oh c'mon... this is just gratuitous rabble-rousing... the smarter argentines know full well that it was unbelievably stupid to have started the conflict in the first damn place... yeah, sure, they think the