Taunting Argentina


A reader sends the photo above and writes:

“Only in DC can you watch your team win the World Cup, and then go right up to the sovereign territory of the country you beat to taunt them (well, not only in DC, I guess if you happen to be near the actual country, but you get the idea).”

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  • justinbc

    “only in DC”
    Sure, if you ignore every other country which has embassies as well. There is an Argentine embassy located directly in Berlin, and a Germany embassy located in Buenos Aires. I’m sure each of those locations had a bit more taunting than this.

  • Naughty LOL!

  • Emmaleigh504

    hahahaha Love it!

  • pablo .raw

    I’m not argentinian or was rooting for any of the teams, but I should say that if Argentina decide to stop exporting their meat to Germany, they won’t eat any steaks and will be left only with wieners. *rim shot*. I know, it’s totally inmmature. But I couldn’t help it. Please understand I didn’t have any coffee yesterday and I just had a cup today.

  • kind of a dick move.

  • To be technical about it, an embassy is not the “sovereign territory” of a foreign nation. It is U.S. sovereign territory. It is just afforded inviolability by principles of international law. So that photo was not taken in front of a postage stamp of Argentina.

    • This.

      It’s particularly annoying when people who should know better (i.e. government officials) assert that you have “been to” a country because you visited their DC embassy.

      • We have to report it. We even have to report if we go to that park in Arlington that’s been built on land loaned by the South Korean embassy.

        But also for purposes of international law, embassies are considered sovereign soil and the rights and laws of their own countries (not the host) apply there.

    • Emmaleigh504

      Whatever, I saw that CSI Miami episode where they finally caught the diplomat murderer because he was swimming in a pool at an embassy and thus wasn’t on US soil and not protected. 😉

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