>assault people because of a number plate
YOU LITERALLY CANNOT MAKE THIS UP
APE TIER RETARDS
>Internet is so slow that you get your news about a year late or so
It was a coincidence, Argentinian politicians blame the Falklands war on everything to get votes. Not unlike how in America you just have to say "9/11 was bad." and you can invade who ever you want!
Also fuck them anyway, they were the aggressors.
>The Falklands belong to us because it's so close!
The Falklands were uninhabited when it was discovered and it is way, way outside of Argentine waters, the only reason they want it is because of the suspected oil underneath Antarctica. They wanted the Falklands so they could pressure us to give up our claims in the Antarctic.
No, you literally invaded the islands and kicked out the inhabitants there and implanted your own. You're right that they're used as political propaganda but that doesn't give you the right to spread lies about the occupation of the islands.
>the islands were uninhabited at the time of their discovery by Europeans.[
Whoever we did kick out, they weren't Argentineans. You've never had a claim over the islands until you invaded it.
Go on, why were they occupied then?
>my allies don't call me out on being a cunt
Well we don't say they aren't a cunt. We just don't blame them for all our problems nor connect these problems to our failed invasion of Brittain.
Gott strafe England! Nonethless. Because tradition &c,
And you think it was the British that discovered them? It was the French and then the Spanish occupied them. When we obtained our independence they passed under Argentinian jurisdiction.
Go unclog some toilets, cumstain.
>And you think it was the British that discovered them?
Yes. Captain John Strong made the first landing 1690.
>It was the French and then the Spanish occupied them.
So? how does that mean you're entitled to the islands?
It was just a coincidence that they rode this bike through Vietnam haha they would never do anything like that just for a laugh haha
Separated because the power of Buenos Aires was not powerful enough to maintain sovereignty on this land.
So what about Malvines that changed hand in 1690, and are dwelled by scotts ?
>Top Gear is one of the most loved TV shows on the planets
>They've taken the piss out of everyone at one point or another
>The only countries to take offense were Mexico and Argentina
Huh, wonder if it's a coincidence..
>people unironically think brits won't wave their dicks when they get the chance
1982 was not very long ago at all. Most relatives of the young men who were coerced by their widely unpopular military government into being slaughtered are still around. It's pretty expected they'd perceive it as sort-of gloating by Brits who don't even understand. It's different from other pranks they've done. If Top Gear didn't think it was a bad thing they wouldn't have pretended it was just a coincidence
He wasn't implying there was a British Empire in the 1980s, quite the opposite.
desu it happens here too. our plates' first 2/3 letters tell you where the car was registered
when i moved from homecity to another, i drove with my dad with his car to move all the stuff.
while the car was parked outside my new building, we heard several times that we better move quickly, because parking here is supposedly "only for locals", all were thinly veiled threats
It was just a coincidence though >>53613953
Anyway, lots of British people died as well and they were the aggressors so if anything they're pretty lucky we just laughed it off and kept buying corned beef.
That's fair but as I've stated the interest for the islands is mere propaganda. It's just not okay to openly say you don't care about them because you might hurt some feelings. Hopefully that'll change with this government and they'll finally let it go.
From memory the k/d ratio was way off because the Argentinians were very young and not nearly as well trained as the Brits. And it doesn't really matter about registration date, I believe they saw that numberplate and thought it would be great to use in Argentina.
The challenge was buying 3 sports cars for a small amount of money, that's pretty standard for Top Gear.
To say they saw the license plate by chance and decided to make an entire 2 hour special based on that one joke is a little far fetched imo.
If it was on a tractor or a mini metro it might have seemed more forced.
They weren't backed by China, they hate China.
The regular army was backed by Russia, but the guerrillas weren't, and proper Russian backing began well after the independence movement started.
Ho Chi Minh actually informed on some other communists to the French at one point, in order to get money to buy guns and fight the French, that's how broke they were.
Plus, fuckloads of Vietnamese were slaughtered. They just kept going. They had been ruled by Chinese for a thousand years, proxy Chinese for hundreds of years, then the French, the Japs, then the French came back and they had enough. They weren't going to take that foreign shit anymore.
The point is that for the Vetnam war the Chinese and Vietnamese made a bit of an uneasy alliance to further the communist goal. Once the war was won they went back to fighting each other again.
Even if it were true, it's not as though Argentina can claim the highground about banter in the media. They bring it
A banner to every footbal game, put it on their money, and before the 2012 olympics made an advert where Argentine athletes trained on the islands, including running up and down the steps of the British war memorial.
But no, suddenly making a veild reference to the war in a comedy show is a lynching offence.
Heads up for you: being a cunt even if you're trying to be funny is still being a cunt. Don't expect a nice reaction if you come here and mock people about the war. You're gonna get hit even if you mean it as a joke. That's just how it is.
That was a government cartoon, literally nobody watches that shit, and the K's are gone so this shit is over.
And personally claiming those isles is stupid but I'm aware that UK will shit on our entire antartic claim because of them.
>I'm aware that UK will shit on our entire antartic claim because of them.
It was ours first! You tried to steal it in 1943 when we were unable to defend them because we were at war with the Nazis (who coincidentally the Argentinians sympathised with).
If the banter is going out of the window, I'll just say it. We're a better country than you and anyone would be happier under our influence than yours.
it wasnt a coincidence
thats what they said afterwards as damage control
you know what clarkson is like and you know full well it was intentional. look at the fucking plate fgs theres no coincidence
>900 years ago
And yet the French genes still exist
The point is though that they actually didn't.
I'm not saying that if the whole thing hadn't become an international incident that clarkson wouldn't have said anything during the show, but the numberplate thing is weak.
Whenever they do something like that all three do it (see the gay slogans in america or cocaine ones in bolivia). Also about 60 % of the show's British audience probably wouldn't even know the significance of the date 1982.
This, they also never spend the entire episode slating a country.
They make jokes about stereotypes but in every one of their travels they always show how beautiful the world actually is and how great their visit was.
The Patagonia special portrayed Argentina as being an excellent country, Jeremy even tweeted that he wanted to move there.
Don't act like worse wouldn't happen if an argentine went to Britain and said something bad about Islam
I don't defend any of that either. I'm merely saying that not everything share the British sense of humor and as such you shouldn't be surprised if someone takes it badly. More so because they claim it was a coincidence and no one buys that. Only apologist shills do.
It's such a subtle joke though, it's not like they painted
In a "how hard can it be to get our heads caved in?" challenge.
Although they probably would have if they weren't already going to get their heads kicked in.
not if it was funny, but how many funny muslims have you met? we'd likely get angry at the fact they tried to mock us but did such a piss poor job of it.
it's like when a JF tries to banter but is just offensive, it's not the insult that annoys you, it's the shit attempt at banter.
Clarkson paints motorbikes in the stars and stripes and drives them through Vietnam. He doesn't leave crossword cluse about the dates of small wars from the 80s.
The whole thing only obscured whatever offensive stunt they were REALLY cooking up.
Well to be fair, our government hasn't murdered any prosecutors or made any propaganda for children for a few years now.
I think it was just subtle background noise for people to notice and also probably largely done for Clarkson's own entertainment. I don't know whether they would have mentioned it explicitly -- probably just featured prominently in certain shots (which it was.) I just can't see them going to Argentina, buying that car and NOT noticing the number plate.
Nah because Top Gear is partially intended for the mentally deficient, they ALWAYS point out their jokes. Has their ever been an episode where something about one presenter's car hasn't been noticed by another presenter? It's always the same
>Hammond: Err Jeremy what is that?
>Clarkson: Oh yes that is my <insert joke writing/object>
>Hammond: Whu-? Oh god!
>May: You utter clot Clarkson..
I understand where you're coming from but it's aimed at a mass market - with references on different levels for different people.
Some Sun level butthurt ITT. Who cares about those shitty islands. Let them have their shitty football banners, cartoons etc. The military we have down there alone could wreck their entire military so it's just noise...
>Top Gear is partially intended for the mentally deficient
>has their ever been
>their ever been
Only autists look for hidden meanings in a number plate. Top Gear make fun of a lot of things, but they wouldn't mock war veterans (especially considering that British soldiers died too).
So? Clarkson picked that particular porsche because of the license. I mean if he had a choice between a porsche without or with a funny licence, which one you, whoch one you reckon his going to pick?
Clarkson keeps going on and on about the Falklands war too in the epiaodes so its pretty clear it was intentional. Besides funny plates are their gag.
I wouldn't be surprised if that speccy ginger Evans releases the deleted footage of them all acknowledging the license plate just to shut the "Bring back Clarkson, he din do nuffin!" petitioners up when the new Top Gear inevitably sucks a bollock.
I'm not defending TG, because as already been pointed out, their MO is to do wildly more offensive stuff than this, in a more overt way.
It's not even that offensive anyway: "1982 Falklands". Even the Argentine mobs only got riled up because of internet rumours that the numberplate mocked the number of dead.
The whole argument is only fed to deflect attention from the fact that the chimp out was a gross overreaction.
>tfw when you tried to invade our territory and got fucked
>Pfft yeah ones in Britain First or voted UKIP, but tbqh they're jokes themselves.
Yes, but surely it's not unreasonable to expect people to act like civilised human beings in the face of what was very mild provocation?
>I'm sure most wouldn't.
You wouldn't see what happened in Argentinia happen anywhere in Europe given a similar context. Hell, for years the Eurostar trains coming from France terminated in Waterloo station.
>There's a time and place for jokes
In Argentina that time is apparently never if you're joking about the Falklands.
>but I wouldn't go to the UK to mock the queen and expect people to be ok with it.
Literally nobody would care.