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Argentina Angry After Antarctic Territory Named After Queen


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Cal
- 481 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK ambassador to Argentina has been summoned to explain to officials in Buenos Aires why part of Antarctica has been renamed in honour of the Queen.



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Roseann D. (175)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:38 am
Snort! Why acknowledge it? Isn't it like people who buy stars and name it after themselves? Or buying the Brooklyn Bridge?
 

John S. (294)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:16 am
I bet they still want the Falkland Island back.
 

Suheyla C. (233)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:11 pm
thanks
 

Faye Swan (23)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:36 pm
Noted - thanks, Cal. I agree with Roseann!
 

Marie W. (65)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:56 pm
Get a life!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:49 am
Thank you.
 

Angelica C. (80)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:28 am
I will be watching this with interest to see what the Brits next move is. If the land has already been claimed by Argentina, then it is a real slap in the face to the Argentinian people for the Brits to do this, isn't it?
 

Les M. (8)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:19 am
i saw this on the news this morning. it seems trivial compared to other events going on at the moment.
 

Ingrid A. (532)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:32 am
Why not?
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:44 pm
What a pair of five year olds in a sand lot pissing contest. ROFLMAO. Argentina has been pilfering its national bank for personal gain for so long I guess they need something to take the public's scrutiny away from its economic problems. Then again there's Britain who still thinks it's a colonial power. The apex of Britain passed after 1847 and not 1947. Now if anyone needs to take the public pressure off government; it's England. I'm surprised someone hasn't flushed yet. How sad. When they get bored they'll have a world war; happy but poor and it's the little guy who always gets fleeced in the end.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:45 pm
Oh, and then they can wave the flag and drink a lot of beer and sing Rule Brittania - great song by the way.
 

Roger M. (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:56 pm
I'm British and I don't blame them for protesting.

Pretty much every inch of Antarctica is disputed. What gives us the right to name and claim any of it?
 

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:02 pm
Won't anyone support us Penguins? We are the rightful land owners.
 

Hector Rodriguez (4)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:05 pm
I would like to know which one of those countries want to conserve that pristine environment (and repel whalers). That one should have it.
 

Dave C. (204)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:17 pm
I think the whole continent should be renamed "PenguinLand"
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:44 pm
Thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 9:55 pm
Does she not have more than everyone else already? The arrogance and audacity. What an ego! When I think of Antarctica the last thing I want to be reminded of is the "Royals" and all that such a concept stands for.
 

Pat A. (117)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:28 am
Yvette - no-one knows what the Queen thinks of such a thing - she rarely comments on anything political - and it was a 'done deal' as we understand it when she was told. As a UK citizen, when I heard of this, I thought it was rather unwise and would probably stir up trouble - and gosh, it has too! The Conservatives toadying rebounds on us all - again!
 

Bernard Cronyn (31)
Monday December 24, 2012, 4:30 am
Argentina is always angry over something as long as it is not corruption in their own government, hammering of the few indigenous folk left or looking after the poorest members of their population.
 

Syd Henley (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:47 am
So what are the Argies going to do about it. Will they start another war and get their arses kicked AGAIN like they did in the Falklands.
 

Louise D. (34)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth land is a terrible name for anything even a theme park, as for the Argentinians they always get into a hissy fit just because it is very good at hiding the fact that the government is corrupt and incompetent.
 

Klaus Peters (8)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:56 am
Not surprised about Britain, they still think they won WW2 and still think they are a superpower and want to name everything after themselves. Times have changed, the only reason why they still have the Falklands is because the USA helped them believing there may be oil there.
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Friday December 28, 2012, 5:13 pm
So agree with Hector R. I donīt care who the hell is named after for, what matters is that they protect this place!!!
 
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