- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 28, 2013

Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner fired off a stream of angry tweets Wednesday night after a United Nations meeting where she championed the cause of wresting the Falkland Islands from British rule. 

The Twitter rant follows a referendum in which Falkland Islanders voted overwhelmingly to continue under the empire of the Union Jack.

Multilateralism and anticolonialism very good. See how I love to speak English?” she seethed in one translation by The Washington Times.

“An English territory more than 12,000 kilometers away? The question is not even worthy of a kindergarten of three year olds,” she tweeted to her 1.8 million followers, according to a translation by The London Telegraph.

“The UN, the Decolonisation Committee … the world … are demanding dialogue, ALL TOGETHER,” she continued. “The greater fatherland supports without reservation our claim, for historical, documental and geographical reasons and the most elementary of logic …”

At the UN last week, a member of the Falkland Islands Assembly presented the results of the referendum, where islanders voted 99.8 percent to remain a British colony.

“The referendum result makes it clear that we have no desire to be governed by Argentina. Continued harassment of our economic development and intimidation of those who want to do business with us and invest in the Islands will not change this fact,” said referendum presenter Mike Summers.

“The more Argentina presses our small community, the harder will be our resolve,” Mike Summers added, according to The Telegraph.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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