Hit Argentina where it hurts – in the wallet
Did you know that your taxes are supporting loans going to Argentina? As President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner continues to make waves over the sovereignty of the Falklands, the British Government continues to vote through billions of pounds in international aid to her country, primarily through the World Bank and the EU. According to a poll by ComRes, of those few British adults who are aware of such expenditure, barely 6 per cent support it.
Although I have no problem with the Argentine people, I object to Madam Botox berating and slandering us at every turn, and waging defacto economic warfare on a tiny island population, while all the time using aid and loans we vote through to prop up her regime.
Link to the petition.
we could always give argentina the dutch antilles: 6 islands, 1000 square kilmeters, desert and jungle climates, no natural recoures oh yeah and a population of just over 300.000 lazy people who would love to get away from the colonial dutch.
And Argentina gets along well with Chavez who is claiming the islands, so you guys can figure something out.
I've spent most of my life on Aruba, one of those desert rocks with nothing to do but windsurfing, so i have the right to bitch about the islands and their people
Climber "when" argentina “nuclear powered” submarine will be operational
Until 2014 we will continue to give development aid to Argentina through the EU. Only 3 months ago it was decided that the EU should stop.
The figure given to Argentina annually by the EU and World Bank is around $2bn. The IMF also holds an emergency reserve of $7.4bn for Argentina. All three of these organisations have the UK tax-payer as a major contributer, and the UK Govt as (among others of course) an approving authority.
It's laughable in my opinion, proposed by people who clearly have little or no undestanding of the engineering complexity of such vessels.
About Nuclear development of sub reactor, Argentina have the know how, but not the budget for such thing, so its not going to happen.
Not surprising seen as how a nuclear reactor costs about the same as a diesel sub.
Why on earth would Argentina build SSNs? A domestic SSN would likely be vastly inferior to a foreign bought SSK, since Argentina have no submarine industry or construction experience (that I know of). Sticking a reactor in a sub isn't like waving a wand and say Abracadabra - PRESTO SUPER SUB!!! Sticking a primitive reactor in a sub is a big disadvantage in every aspect except mobility, range and the ability to stay submerged. Argentina would be far better off shopping for a nice long ranged SSK with AIP.
you question have an answer. why man keeps buying enlargement pumps for their *****es?