Conspicuously omitted from this list of dignitaries from countries with which the
So far, however, the ambassador hasn’t had the “good manners” to RSVP.
Etiquette aside, it is with good reason that Fernandez de Kirchner is not welcome. This is not merely because her presidency has been marked by hostility to Western allies and friendliness with the regimes of
No, the rationale behind snubbing
The Falklands War, which lasted from April 2 to June 14, 1982, broke out when Argentine troops invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands, an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean that has been administered by Britain since 1833.
In 1964, the UN passed a resolution calling on the
Thatcher’s victory was just as popular among the Falkland Islanders as the British public. And it took eight full years after the war before the
This has not deterred
But Kirchner has not let up. Even last month’s referendum among the Falkland Islanders, an overwhelming majority of whom voted to remain under British rule, has not made a dent in her colonialist campaign. As it stands now, the islanders have a democratically elected government that runs everything other than defense and foreign affairs.
Kirchner’s position continues to be that the Falkland Islanders, whom she refers to as “squatters,” do not have a right to self-determination. She went so far as to dismiss their recent referendum as meaningless. Meanwhile, she unabashedly accuses
The hypocrisy is mind-boggling, but not surprising. This is the woman who said of a brutal anti-Western, anti-Semitic supporter of terrorist groups across the globe: “Men as Chavez don’t die; they sow.”
This statement was released following the Venezuelan rogue’s death, also mourned by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other evil figures and regimes. One can only imagine what vitriol Kirchner is now spewing about the late, great Margaret Thatcher – the Iron Lady that the Argentinean president never was, nor ever will be, unfortunately for her citizens.
Ruthie Blum is the author of “To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama, and the ‘Arab Spring.’”
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