Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Obama's Falklands Gaffe; Calls Malvinas the Maldives.

The PJ Tatler

“The island chain 300 miles off the coast of Argentina has two names. The United Kingdom, which controls them as a protectorate, and the rest of the world call those islands the Falklands. Argentina calls them the Malvinas. Argentina has never owned the islands. Islanders are 90% British, descendants of the original settlers, and support their relationship with the UK. The UK has controlled the Falklands since 1830, and fought a war over them against Argentina in 1982 to keep them.

But that didn’t stop President Barack Obama from attempting to use the Argentinian name for the islands. And he even got that badly wrong.

President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name.…”


Well, what does one expect from Mr. 57 States or can it be that he’s now working on inciting chaos between Argentina and the UK?  In the meantime, the lame stream media will downplay Obama’s latest display of ignorance, blame Bush and/or make excuses.

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