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PRIOR TO THE ECUADORIAN ASYLUM FOR ASSANGE” ARGENTINA BANS UK ...

Iranian Press TV is reporting that British ships have been banned from docking at Argentina's largest port and capital city, Buenos Aires:

British ships banned from Buenos Aires

Now, normally I am inclined to take anything coming out of Tel Aviv, Tehran, or The Washington Post as the sort of swill and codswallop one finds in the grocery store queue (usually under the astrology sun sign booklets and next to People magazine), but in this case, the codswallop is being backed up by the likes of Great Britain's own Daily Torygraph...er...pardon me, TELEgraph:

British ships banned from docking in Buenos Aires

Now, note that Argentina's president Christina Fernandez de Kirchner (....hmmmm....) passed this law, and that the story is being reported by the Daily Tory...er...Telegraph on August 3, 2012. Note also that the Argentine law is named for a famous rebel who led a revolt against British rule on the Falkland Islands, or on what Argentines prefer to call the Malvinas.

Now of course, all this is interesting background, for Argentina, under the colossally stupid regime of Galtieri & Co, (A.G.), led an invasion of the Falklands in the 1980s, an invasion which, predictably, didn't sit too well with Mrs. Thatcher, who proposed to oust the Argentine military, which she did, and in short order, and not even Niel Kinnock had much to say in opposition to it(except for the outcry against the sinking of theGeneral Belgrano).

Well, all this is is backdrop and context for what recently happened with Ecuador's granting of political asylum to Mr. Julian Assange. Ecuador's Foreign Minister, Senor Ricardo Patino, in response to a British aide memoire presented formally to Ecuador's London embassy and simultaneously to the Ecuadorian government in Quito which stated Britian may actually physically storm Ecuador's embassy if it didn't turn over Mr. Assange forthwith, responded by pointing out that, notwithstanding the British law, such acts were violations of international law, protocol, and Ecuador's national sovereignty. At this juncture, the USA of course threatened the inevitable sanctions against Ecuador.

Normally, at this point, if past history was any example, the weaker Latin American country would have rolled over, paws in the air, and said "Ok ok you win!" and perhaps muttered some choice expressions under its breath that they do not teach in any school, Spanish or English. But again, against all odds, Ecuador said that if this occurred, there would be a "response." Well, Ecuador has no bunker busting bombs to rain down on London, has no peace keepers to send in under the pretext of fighting terrorism and installing democracy in the truculent British monarchy, so what kind of response? Answer: Ecuador would take its case to the OAS.

Now I previously have argued that Ecuador would not have been this open in its defiance of almighty London and Washington if it was alone, and this earlier action by Argentina indicates that it is not, and that perhaps the Latin American response to the whole Assange affair is a coordinated and international one. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine that Quito would be openly defiant without having consulted Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires.

If Argentina's President Fernand de Kirchner (....hmmm....) and her ban on any British shipping is any indicator, then the UK and USA can expect some very rough diplomatic waters ahead in South America... and Moscow and Beiking will not, I strongly suspect, be content to sit idly by and watch American sanctions wreak havoc on those countries.

In a world, folks, South America increasingly looks like they've had it with the "Venetian" nuts running London and Washington. And let's not forget, too, that Duponzanto has been busily shoving its "food" down the throats of the South American famers...

...no, the West's diplomacy is failing in South America, and it is little wonder, for as the nuts become increasingly bolder and more brutal, they increasingly lose "preserves" that, if not friendly, were not openly defiant. First, Argentina, then Ecuador...

Now, watch Brazil.

See you on the flip side.

15 thoughts on “ PRIOR TO THE ECUADORIAN ASYLUM FOR ASSANGE” ARGENTINA BANS UK ...”

  1. In 1833 the Royal Navy removed a small Argentine garrison from the Falklands, allowing the settlers to stay, Britain having already claimed the Islands. In 1850 the British and Argentine governments signed a treaty called , ‘the Convention of Settlement’. In the treaty both governments acknowledged that a state of ‘perfect harmony had been restored’ and that ‘neither country had ANY outstanding differences’. In the 1870s and 1880s the Argentine government produced tens of thousands of maps for their consulates that either omitted the Falklands from their teritory or like the ‘1882 Latzina Map’ showed the islands in a differennt colour – this map was successfully used by Chile in their 1970s Beagle Island Dispute with Argentina. The UK government has offered to go to the Courts of International Justice with Argentina to discuss ownership of the Falklands on three occasions. Argentina turned down these offers. The people of the Falkland Islands have a right to self determination under the UN charter. The Argentine claim to the Falklands is no stronger than Canada claiming Alaska because it’s closer. However, ‘the Great Malvinas Lie’ has been exploited by Argentine politicians since the time of Peron to stir up feelings of nationalism especially in a harsh economic climtate.

  2. Robert Barricklow

    As an aside note.
    I was very sorry tha Russia became part of the WTO giving up part of it’s sovereignty, once again.

  3. I hate to be redundant but if one has not yet checked out the following one might want to:

    http://eyreinternational.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/uk-may-raid-ecuador-embassy-in-london-but-who-are-they-actually-after/

    it could be there’s a lot more behind the Assange/Manning affair than we initially believed- and if the reports about Argentine ports blocking British ship dockings are true then maybe South American countries are going waaay beyond the Wikileaks concept and are searching for other answers about other more important concepts-

    I’ve worked with several South Americans here in Germany and they all have an innate dis-trust of anything American let alone British- they know they’re being farmed, misused by the Anglo-Saxon (for lack of a better term) system-

    have read a lot of really crazy things about really is “available” on the Falklands but will reserve my opinion until more concrete info is presented-

    will be interesting to see how the Assange/ship-dockings scenarios play out in the near future- if nothing else happens then we’ll know both situations are nothing more than smoking mirrors scenarios to distract us from other events-

    Larry

      1. Hi chris,

        Peter Eyre is one of the few REAL jornalists out there- he’s absolutely amazing- am amazed he’s still alive- but as David Icke has often stated: “there are other forces out there that want the truth out there” (paraphrase)-

        hope you are well- many regards-

        Larry

  4. While I don’t disagree with what you are saying about consulting with Brazil and Argentina and even Russian and China for that matter, I would never rule the Ecuadorians acting on their own. South Americans have a lot of machismo and can be very brash, God bless them.

    Notice the banksters haven’t attempted to stir up a People’s Revolution in South America this season like they did with the Arabs? Because the banksters know they can’t control the outcome. 150 years of grievances against the colonialists and the Imperial dogs to the north. They are chewing at the bit to break free of yankee hegemony and even get revenge.

    How precarious it is to be British. The whole world is just dying to get even with you and your only weapon currently is financial skullduggery from the City of London and some nukes. Mao Tse Tung used to mention how the local park during childhood used to have a sign allowing “Englishman and dogs only.” That would cause a lifetime of resentment. Lots of people across the globe with the same animus. I look forward to the day when England has been cleaved into a hundred different colonial zones and its only export is nannies, butlers, and the occasional rock band, if there is anybody left in England who can afford an electric guitar.

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