Wow! Is there something in Argentina that seems to bring out the crazy?
Argentinian opposition politicians have accused the country’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, of being “completely out of touch with reality” after she gave a rambling televised address in which she claimed the US may be behind a plot to overthrow her government and possibly even assassinate her.
“If something should happen to me, don’t look to the Middle East, look to the North,” Fernández said during the address on Tuesday night, in which she alluded to an alleged plot against her by local bankers and businessmen “with foreign help”.
Fernández had previously claimed to have received death threats from Islamic State (Isis) because of her friendship with Pope Francis. In last night’s speech, however, she seemed to suggest the threats against her, received in three emails to Argentinian security officials, had come from the US.
Go here to read the rest. Reading Argentinian history has always struck me as if I were reading a textbook that in the later chapters, beginning 70 years ago, turns into a reverse Ayn Rand novel, with strident outsized personalities, all purportedly dedicated to social justice and altruism, who line the pockets of themselves and their cronies, to the plaudits of the masses. Like Ayn Rand novels the plot is puerile and the characters more than a little crazy. Alas for Argentina the crappy novel is their reality.