Saturday, May 5th 2012 - 01:38 UTC

IOC criticizes Argentina for involving the Games with politics and Falklands’ dispute

The International Olympic Committee, IOC, criticized on Friday an Argentine television spot that links the London Games to Argentina's sovereignty dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands, calling it a blatant attempt to use the games for political purposes.

IOC regrets any attempts to use the spotlight of the games for that end

The IOC sent a letter to Argentina's national Olympic committee denouncing the ad, which reasserts Argentina's claim to the Falklands/Malvinas.

The ad shows the field hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg training for the games by running through the capital of Stanley. The strap line says: “To compete on British soil, we train on Argentine soil”.

The 90 seconds spot is endorsed by the Argentine Presidency.

“The Olympic Games should not be a forum to raise political issues and the IOC regrets any attempts to use the spotlight of the games for that end,” the IOC said in a statement to a news agency.

“We are in contact with the Argentine NOC ... and we have been reassured on a number of occasions that the NOC will not seek to use the games as a political platform and will fully respect the Olympic Charter,” the IOC said.

Argentina's Olympic Committee declined to comment and referred calls to the government. Argentina's foreign ministry also declined to comment on the IOC letter.

Also Friday, the agency that created the advertisement condemned its own commercial. Advertising agency Young & Rubicam apologized for the ad created by its agency in Argentina, saying the spot was deeply offensive to people around the world and to the Olympic spirit.

“We strongly condemn this work and have asked the Argentine government to pull the spot,” it said in a statement Friday, adding that the ad's creators “behaved in a manner that is unacceptable” to the company.

Argentina is one of more than 200 countries sending teams to the London Olympics, which run from July 27 to Aug. 12.

“The IOC has always striven to separate sport from politics and honour the spirit of the games and all those who take part,” the IOC statement said.

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1 JohnN (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:07 am Report abuse
Thanks IOC and Young and Rubicam, but this Argentine “initiative” to embarrass Britain is quite likely only the opening salvo. CFK government is probing the limits of activism to see how far they can go to push Britain and British people into a reaction that could arouse international - but more importantly Argentine emotions. Argies basically want to push Britons to do something unseemly - like an acrimonious welcome in London. Argies are smart enough to know what they are guilty of but they want to offload that onto Britons. Everybody needs to be cool until we see where the Argies are headed with their parade - and then time to step out in front of it.
2 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:26 am Report abuse
John: Excellent observation and wise advice, CFK is like “a loose loaded cannon on a rolling deck” and I hope cool heads in the UK will prevail. This is however a government that has no idea on how to conduct public relations.
3 puerto argentino (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:07 am Report abuse
@1 and 2
4 Anti-Fascist (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:25 am Report abuse
1 JohnN

Good advice John.
5 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:36 am Report abuse
Britain must send TROOPS! TROOPS must be sent, and Typhoons, Hurricanes and Orcanes¨, add HMS's, PMS's and... TROOPS!!!
6 brit abroad (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:39 am Report abuse
Guzz! You are an arse!
7 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:44 am Report abuse
Why? These damn third worlders are sending athletes!!! Remember London? Next time you'll have Messi in the outskirts of Stanley.... TROOPS!!!
8 juapell (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:50 am Report abuse
Give my country what it wants. The Falklands? No, no that.
The government have cut all the imports, expropiated the biggest company in the country, and is cuting in every front the ties with every country in the world with the exception of a few “selected” ones.
Take all your investments out of Argentina, Stop buying anything produced in Argentina. Dont pay attention and do not give any more press to this government. Ban Argentina of the olimpic games.
Its the only way this regime will dry out of money for handouts and their own pockets and that 54% that voted it will have to start working for a living.
9 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 04:02 am Report abuse
Control and management of your own natural resource is crucial for a countrys survival. For 600 years, South America hasn't had the chance to do this, no more excuses.
10 Boovis (#) May 05th, 2012 - 04:05 am Report abuse
I'm glad the evidence is building and building, Argentina is getting deperate now and is using the most childish and desperate measures to get attention. Our leaders husband died, sympathy, she might have cancer sympathy, we just want peace, sympathy. Absolutely pathetic, the only one benefitting from this is some warehouse somewhere that's supplying all those toys being thrown from your pram. Argentina is failing at it's goals... But don't worry, you still have your gay little patio.
11 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 04:13 am Report abuse
3000 islanders... As an uruguayan i despise you all for doing what you are doing to those people... Britain, show you mean what you say and remove those troops, it's not like you have too many maidens in line to move to the “falklands”, you made them blood dependant, and they are getting fewer, all so you can have a strategic military presence.
Argentina is wrong in using the olympics, but you deal marked cards and condemn when people cheat...
12 STRATEGICUS (#) May 05th, 2012 - 04:15 am Report abuse
The base problem is that Argentina indoctrinates its own people with its 'false history' and this advert is just a good example of its weird version of reality as believed by Malvinista morons like Guzz & PA.
I feel a bit sorry for the athlete concerned as he will probably still be queueing up at Heathrow arrivals when everybody is queueing up to catch the flight back home.
A bit of interesting news regarding Alicia being on the Murnaghan show this Sunday to explain her view of things. It should be fascinating to see what he makes of it. I hope he doesn't give her an easy ride.
13 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 04:21 am Report abuse
Having seen what your country did to Suarez, I fear for all the argentinian athletes in the olympics, but don't worry, britain will not make politics of this :)
14 Uruguayan (#) May 05th, 2012 - 04:24 am Report abuse
I cannot believe it ! the IOC ( controlled by the usual so called best democratic people in the world ) supporting pirates?. Thanks Argentina for arising this issue, if not, only the one 'and best' side is going to be heard...continue to be creative, they have the typhoons but you are the owners of a stolen land, thanks.
15 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 05:08 am Report abuse
And now the whole world sees Argentinians for the despicable bunch of amoral @rseholes they all are. If I had pulled my trousers down and taken a dump on an Argentinian war memorial the whole Argentinian nation would be up in uproar, but not a whimper of criticism of their own side when they so publicly defile a war memorial ... or indeed any mention of the fact that Argentina to this day is such a military state that no-one would have been able to make such a video in Argentina.

Argentina has shown that the entire nation are lowlife scum who don't deserve statehood, let alone control of foreign territories.
16 LEPRecon (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:19 am Report abuse
@11 - Guzz, as a typical Argtard you keep missing the point. British troops are on the Falklands at the request of the Falkland Islands Government, to protect them from Argentinian aggression. If they weren't there, Argentina would've invaded them by now.

@13 - Guzz, unlike the Argentinian government, Britain knows how to act on the world stage. All Argentina can do is screech at the top of it's voice. When they realise no one's listening they pull pathetic stunts like your feeble excuse for an Ambassador did in London, and your feeble excuse for a government has done here.

Now your government (and I say your government Guzz 'cos everyone knows your are a La Campora troll trying to pretending to be Urugayan), has pissed off yet another international body, to add to its growing list.

If Argentina is stupid enough to try to make some political gain by a demonstration at the Olympics, you'll find yourselves out on your ears, banned from attending international sporting events until your government learns what is, and is not acceptable at international events.

But of course it won't be Argentina's fault will it? No people like your corrupt government could never hold up their hands and say, 'sorry, we went a bit too far,' no you'll blame Britain, and you'll blame 3,000 innocent people who want nothing to do with your corrupt government and it's Nazi policies.
17 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:39 am Report abuse
Having an entire community being blood dependantfor 8 generations from a nation half a world away doesn't sound like anything the nazi would come up with. All to upkeep a military presence in the region :) Not at all nazi :)
18 stick up your junta (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:50 am Report abuse
I cannot believe it ! the IOC ( controlled by the usual so called best democratic people in the world ) supporting pirates?.

Take it up with Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN, you FOOL
Home > The IOC > Members > Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN
19 Martin Woodhead (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:05 am Report abuse
considering 600 years ago south america was working perfectly happily till european settlers turned up and started killing everyone.
your ancestors a bit rich to go on about colonyists isnt it?

until 1982 the military presence was 20 odd royal marines even during the invasion the ARGS showed there incompetance by turning at changeover and ending up facing double the number:)
20 stick up your junta (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:23 am Report abuse
All to upkeep a military presence in the region :) Not at all nazi :)

Argentine military to protect Antarctica
21 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:32 am Report abuse
@20 For all I dislike the military, the Argentines do not claim Antartica to be self-governing. Besides, should all nations follow Agentines praxis and send their militaries to Antartica, what a wondelflul place earth would be....
22 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:02 am Report abuse
@20 stick up your junta

As if Argentina's cowardly little 'military' even has the wherewithal to defend a beehive, let alone an entire continent :)
23 Tabutos (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:06 am Report abuse
funny how they believe its stolen land just because the government told them it is when they were children. means the rest of there life's they can grow up never need to prove the islands are theirs. inherent beliefs is not prove or right over ownership. where as 170+ years and 3000+ British citizens is
24 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:07 am Report abuse
So basically the IOC says 'bad boy, bad boy' and the Argentinian OC says 'we don't give a furk what you think, IOC' and then forwards it to Argsoc who say 'we think the olympics should recognize our rights to colonize the malvinas'.

This is essentially what happened. Absolutely nothing.
25 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:24 am Report abuse
GreekYogur is right.... TROOPS!!! Send more TROOPS!!! :)
26 Xect (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:25 am Report abuse
It's a shame it keeps coming to this with Argentina. Somehow Argentina keeps finding new and innovative ways to disgrace itself just a little further.

The UK doesn't need to do anything other than issue a statement regarding this since Argentina is doing itself a world of damage.

And if Argentina seeks to take any further action around the Olympics either it shouldn't be allowed to compete or if at a later stage its athletes should be sent home in disgrace.

However, defiling a war memorial is truly scum like behavior.
27 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:28 am Report abuse
It is a good job Fernando Zylberberg is a homosexual; because otherwise he really wouldn't be relishing the prospect of all those internal examinations the UK Border Agency and police will be subjecting him to in a few months time :)

Actually, you know this is really all just a conspiracy on the part of Argentina to get themselves excluded from the Olympics. They can't afford to send a team to London; so, rather than admit that, they are working on trying to spin a story in which the whole world ganged up on the poor little fairy fascist state and prevented them from attending. They failed and will now have to find another implausible excuse :)
28 LEPRecon (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:29 am Report abuse
@21 - Guzz. Argentina militarising the Anartic is against The Antartic Treaty. So once again the Argentinians break international law.

An Guzz, since you can't win your arguments over the Falkland Islands you resort to normal 'Argtard' behaviour, and begin insulting the people that live there.

Tell me Guzz, if Argentina's claim to sovereignty is so legal, why have their government consistantly refused to take the issue to the International Court of Justice?

The answer is that all your claims to sovereignty are based on lies. The Argentine government in 1850 signed a treaty with Britain recognising that the Falklands were British, and since the inception of the UN (Argentina was a founding member of this organisation), the right to self-determination trumps all other arguments.

But back to the story, the IOC are warning the Argentine government here. I truly believe that Argentina's own National Olympic Committee didn't know about this advert, which probably means that they won't know if your increasing erractic government are going to politicise the Olympic Games themselves. If Argentina does that, the international ramifications would be severe.

Oh, but I forgot, you don't need the world do you? You can live off beef and soy beans for the rest of your lives! Failing that China will come and save you!

29 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:33 am Report abuse
I just think that a bunch of isolated militaries having only some sheap and eachother to interact with can't be healthy... for no one....
30 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:33 am Report abuse
@25 I didn't say send troops. I think pity is enough. Argtardia is just desperate for someone to look at it, and will do anything to get some attention. But they just end up looking like really really sad and pathetic furks.

Which is basically the definition of an Argtard anyways.
31 nicklyne (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:47 am Report abuse
one of the many disturbing aspects of all this is the way that CFK is using the memory of the Argentine soldiers who died during the conflict. tagging that bit on the end of the video “to the memory” of the dead: really quite sinister. she seems to be all but saying that what the military regime did wrong was to fail in taking and holding the islands, not that it was wrong to try to do so by military means; by blaming Britain for their deaths, she is allying herself with the military junta that sent Argentine soldiers to their graves...
on a different note, i think that the video is an own goal. aside from being offensive, what really stands out in it is the way Port Stanley looks so English, so neat, so well cared for, so peaceful.
32 reality check (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:59 am Report abuse
Spectacular own goal! I was going to say, an uprecedented cock up. Then I remembered this is just the latest in a long, long, long history of cock ups. What next I wonder?
33 WestisBest (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:05 am Report abuse
“Control and management of your own natural resource is crucial for a countrys survival. For 600 years, South America hasn't had the chance to do this, no more excuses”

You going to let what's left of the natives have control of their natural resources then Guzz?
well you hypocritical colonial scum?
34 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:10 am Report abuse
Scream all you want, I'd still wouldn't like to be in the poker night loosing side in Mount Pleasant :)
35 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:13 am Report abuse
Oh how the world will laugh when Argentina has to limp home from London having come last in every event, because their sportsmen are as hopeless as the tragic little cowards in that joke they call a military.
36 LEPRecon (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:15 am Report abuse
@9 Guzz. Typical Argtard. Always blaming everyone else for the state of your country.

When you government finally grows up and starts taking responsibility for it's own actions, when you stop constantly looking back and instead begin to look forwards, once you finally put a stop to the systemic corruption of your political classes, then you will have a bright future.

But what does Argentina do? They blame everyone but themselves for how the country is. Argentina is nearly 200yrs old, yet you still blame Europe for all your ills!

It's about time Argentina grew up as a nation, and started behaving responsibly to their own people and on the world stage. And if Argentina makes a mockery out of the Olympic Games this summer, it will be the final nail in the coffin for any support over anything, let alone the Falklands, because not only will you be disrepecting the spirit of the Olympics, you will disrespect every nation who participates.
37 teaberry (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:20 am Report abuse
Was not even going to waste my time by posting but.........................IT JUST SHOWS HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT THEY ARE...............ANYWAY THE ADVERT SHOWS ARE ARGIE RUNNING ON FALKLANDS SOIL JUST LIKE THE DID IN 1982 SO KEEP ON RUNNING......................
38 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:21 am Report abuse
Making a community blood dependant is experimenting with peoples lives, and utterly disgusting.... I don't about the olympics, actually, I do care of the footies (first time we play in 84 years...), but compared to the fate of those people, it's nothing...
39 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:22 am Report abuse
@37 teaberry

Classic! Argentinians running the only way they know: AWAY, under cover of darkness, like shit off a shovel :)
40 Furry-Fat-Feck (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:36 am Report abuse
@11 Guzz (#)
May 05th, 2012 - 04:13 am

If we remove any defences Argentina will invade. No question about it. So no. Go forth and multiply you spineless fraction of an excuse for a human sub species and crawl back under your rock.
41 Freyab (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:37 am Report abuse
If Argentina are short on training facilities the Falklanders could always offer them a short-term lease on the mine fields.
42 reality check (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:43 am Report abuse
Latest Argentinian training method for Olympic track events. Take one RG athlete and one Gurkha. Give the athlete a 5m head start. Truely amazing results, knocks seconds off their personal best. One drawback though! getting them to stop once they have passed the finishing line. One solution is to place a bed there, for them to hide under.
43 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:46 am Report abuse
@38 Guzz

You think? Britain would be doing the world a favour if it experimented with its nuclear weapons on worthless Argentinian lives, don't you think? If only there were a way to protect the few remaining indigenous people who haven't yet been ethnically cleansed by the unscrupulous colonisers who still subjugate them and seek to eradicate them from a one beautiful land.
44 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:47 am Report abuse
TROOP! Britain needs more TROOUUPSSS!!! And Typhoons.... and Hurricanesss, yezzzz HURRICANEZZZZ!!!
45 Boovis (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:51 am Report abuse
43: well a united nations committee has just recommended that the US give lands in North Dakota back to the original inhabitants, so doesn't look good for South America :D
46 Furry-Fat-Feck (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:58 am Report abuse
@44 Guzz (#)
May 05th, 2012 - 09:47 am

We don't need more troops but you could probably make good use of a full frontal labotamy and a bit of clinical psychology.
47 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:04 am Report abuse
Sorry, I was just trying to embrace British behaviour... I'll get it soon, don't you worry
By the way, how big is a big weapon, lets say 2-handed? And whats the difference in auto and semi-auto,
48 Furry-Fat-Feck (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:06 am Report abuse
Sorry Guzz. Are you trying to compare dick sizes?
49 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:09 am Report abuse
No Fuzzy, seriously, I have no clue... I'm guessing auto means auto aim and kill, KILL, KILL.... While semi is “think about it....”
50 Furry-Fat-Feck (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:13 am Report abuse
And you are aware that overuse of block capital letters is also a clear sign of mental imbalance?

I don't know if this is down to your personal psychology or a product of your Malvinista indoctrination though and I have to admit, I am no expert.
51 Chatcat (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:14 am Report abuse
@44 Guzz...yeah, in away you are right...not that Britain particularly needs more troops or even Hurricanes, lovely aircraft that they were playing their part in keeping at bay the nazi threat to the world in years gone by. What we actually need to do is to be strong and resolute defending our people and their rights against whatever may threaten them, sound in the knowledge that what is ours is ours. Actually, I am increasingly confident that the UK government has realised this and how they would be laughed at from all angles if we let the RG government trick us into giving up what is ours and and all that lovely oil (which I hope the Falkland Islands Government will decide to sell to us).

@20 SIUYJ - you highlight the hypocrisy and double speak of the RG government which we deal with...
52 Boovis (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:15 am Report abuse
“The sportive, knightly battle awakens the best human characteristics. It doesn't separate, but unites the combatants in understanding and respect. It also helps to connect the countries in the spirit of peace. That's why the Olympic Flame should never die.” You know who said that? Adolf Hitler, when even he has a better attitude than you, it's time to rethink your life.
53 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:19 am Report abuse
Sorry, again I tried too hard... I need to know you people better...
I got a question for a brit military stationed in the Malvinas.. How does a sheep sound like? Beeeeeeeeeh, or Meeeeeeeeh? Just of curiousity, and to know you better...
54 Furry-Fat-Feck (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:23 am Report abuse
Well. If you shag it from the front you would be able to kiss it.
55 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:26 am Report abuse
Haha, I see that 8 generations has developed a technique :) I hope this is not part of the culture they are afraid to loose, the islanders, it's not their fault :)
56 Furry-Fat-Feck (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:28 am Report abuse
It isn't a developed technique though. It is copied from mainstream Argentinian pornography.
57 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:31 am Report abuse
Hahaha!! What can I say :) Anything for you guys ;)
58 Furry-Fat-Feck (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:32 am Report abuse
Anything? Great. So now you can fook off and leave us alone can't you?
59 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:34 am Report abuse
No, if you are brit military, you should leave us alone... Us, and the islanders. they don't have to pay with their bloodline like that! This is wrong!
60 Furry-Fat-Feck (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:46 am Report abuse
Guzz. What you have 300 miles off your coast is a fledgling nation in its own right. At one point in history there were fewer than 3000 modern humans. Today there are billions. These things take time.

The Falklands will grow and they will prosper, with your co-operation or without it, it makes no odds. In less than 200 years the population has grown by 100x. At that rate, 200 years from now, discounting inward migration, that figure will be 300,000.

They will be rich, fiercely independent and at the rate things are going, utterly hostile to Argentina.

Argentinian attitudes could change that outcome or you could continue as you are, offering yourselves up onto the alter of sacrificial throbberdom.

It is your choice, fill yer boots. We could'nt give a toss either way.
61 Islander1 (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:47 am Report abuse
Gussy Dear!
Some facts for you!
1- The Islands have been financially self-supporting since approx 1880 - that is for the last 132yrs.
2- The Islands population is increasing and our economy and international financial reserves have been increasing for many years now.
3- The numbers of British military uniformed personel in the Islands hac been gradually DECREASING for many years.The % of those who are married accompanied miltary staff has been gradually inc reasing for many years.

Oh and on this topic of the Advert and Olympics- we have got huge international positive publicity from it- meanwhile Argentina has scored an own goal!
62 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:07 am Report abuse
@61 We've still not heard anything from the Argtard Olympic Committee on this matter. Apparently it's there to prevent the politicisation of the Olympics and instead chose to do absolutely nothing.

Well done them.
63 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:08 am Report abuse
@61 Islander1

Come on and be reasonable. When did you ever see an Argentinian scumbag arguing on the basis of facts? They are the biggest bunch of revisionists in the history of the human species .. they just make up whatever 'facts' they think will be useful to their tragic attempts at manipulating opinion.
64 ElaineB (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:12 am Report abuse
@62 That is because they knew nothing about it. CFKC took it upon herself to indulge one of her ego-trips and ran the advert without consultation with anyone or consideration of the consequences. I suspect it is hard for her to think things through the haze of all the drugs she takes.
65 cLOHO (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:13 am Report abuse
I agree RG's are like a little child looking for attention by any means. Hope the IOC throws them out. But like most unruly children i think they will be given the benefit of the doubt. The master stroke will be on the opening ceremony my mortgage is on some childish prank, you can read them like the Beano scum of the earth!

''look at me mummy look meeeeeeee''
66 LEPRecon (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:18 am Report abuse
Well if they do try something at the Olympics, then their government wouldn't be invited to the opening of a paper bag, let alone be allowed a seat on the UN Security Council or invited to meetings for grown ups.

The problem with the Argentinian government is that they never think long term. It's always the quick fix.

I don't get my way at the OAS summit, so I'll steal an international company. The UN won't listen to us, so we'll get our Ambassador to humilate herself by speaking inappropriately to the wrong person at the wrong venue.

No one is listening to us, so we'll make a propaganda advert, and to ensure we really upset people, we'll defile a war memorial.

That one act, in that commercial, has outraged countries all around the world. It is considered the most despicable thing that can be done. It shows the world the contempt that the government of Argentina has to those who fought and died for their country, the contempt the Argentine government has to decency, and the contempt that the Argentine government have for the people of the Falklands.

Yup this advert has got to be classed as one of the biggest 'own' goals in history. Well done CFK!
67 cLOHO (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:33 am Report abuse
The Trolls have been quiet on this one Guzz and Think wake up its time for another day at work, fire up your PC's open your food parcel, and away you go.
68 Diddles (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:57 am Report abuse
Guzz, keep up your good work. You are an absolute brain dead fool. As someone, who has visited your pleasant country (Colonia del Sacremento, Montivideo and Punte del Este), and has some Uruguayans here in Australia, thankfully not all Uruguayans are radical socialist dimwits like you, with some crazy fascination with having a government like Venezuela, Cuba or the present Argentinian government.

As to colonisation, you should know a lot about that. You claim to be Uruguayan, so if that's correct, tell us all about the original inhabitants, the Charrua. Presently, in Uruguay, pure blood Amerindians are practicaaly non-existant, with just 8% of the national population being mestizo (people with mixed Spanish and indigneous blood). That's right...88% of your population is white...which probably means you haven't been living in Latin America the last 600 years....who knows, Guzz, maybe your European ancestors arrived after a number of the Falklanders settled on their islands....that would not be a surprise, especially as many Europeans (like the families of Timmerman and Kirchner) settled in South America in the 20th get off your high horse, and stop being a total foolish hypocrit.

And well done International Olymoic Committee for Argentina in its place as regards that foolish advertisement. Also well done Young and Rubicam for apologising for your agencies role in making of this advertisement.

As for Argentina, I again feel sorry for the many decent people who do live there and must feel absolutely ashamed and frustrated by the antics of Kirchner's government and her supporters. Argentina' s reputation is becoming an complete joke thanks to these fools, including Guzz's La Camporist and Malvinista comrades.
69 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:16 pm Report abuse
The charruas were free people, of free spirit. It is claimed they were atheist and lived as nomads. When the european came with their horses, the charruas adapted their way of living introducing these beasts, making them ferious fighters. So ferious that one General chose to join them and fight the Spaniards/BA/Portuguese. General Artigas dreamed of a society where all of us could participate, and the charruas believed in him. Another fellow, the Colorado founder Fructuoso Rivera was of another opinion though. He declared Artigas a traitor and chased his out of the country. Then he assambled all the different tribes in Salsipuedes (Getoutifyoucan), served them wine and started the massacre of the charruas. For the next generation, they were hunted down and killed, as pray. Last biggest scalp they got (that I know of), was the scumbags sisters son Bernabe Rivera, prooved charrua assassin.
After killing all their men, they dispersed all the survivors, splitting families in order to kill the culture as a whole.... They managed, charrua language is practically extinct, and the only thing that remained is the spirit...

If you check Frente Amplios flag and ideology, you will find out that we are the followers of Artigas, and if you ever see a Colorado, tell him about his past, remind him... Never again
70 Pugol-H (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:22 pm Report abuse
Yet another “great leap forward” in Argentina’s diplomatic “hearts and mind “campaign, to rally support for the lost cause.

@1 JohnN
Agreed, although I think Mr Zylberberg will get a worm welcome from the crowd.

@44 Guzz
The only reason Argentina wants Britain to De-militarise the S Atlantic, is so they can Re-militarise it with their forces, and steal our resources there and in Antarctica.

It’s not rocket science, you have run out of S America to “conquer” from the Indians, and are now trying to take British territory in the S. Atlantic/Antarctica.

However unlike Atahualpa, the British have more than just bows and arrows with which to defend their territory.

And as you Criollo Conquistadors need to be contained in S. America, a British military presence is necessary in the region.
71 The Cestrian (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:27 pm Report abuse
Oh dear it looks like Guzz has had an on-line breakdown.
72 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:30 pm Report abuse
As you always had an excuse to take our natural resources, you will always find an excuse to have a military presence, that's fair enough, but drop the bullshit about self-dependenct/governance or whatever you call it, they are blood dependant and your hostages. It's a shame to treat your own people like that. Goebbels would be proud of you.
73 ChrisR (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:31 pm Report abuse
68 Diddles

Guzz is not Uruguayo: he is a liar and an Argie. End off.
74 The Cestrian (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:35 pm Report abuse
what do you mean hostages? are you fuckign simple you ignorant twat.

They are British subjects who live their freely. They can come and go as they please.

youre clearly fucked in the head if you believe that they are hostages. what a cretin.
75 ElaineB (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:43 pm Report abuse
@74 He is just looking for attention. His views change with the wind and he just wants to provoke an argument with anyone who will listen to his nonsense.
76 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:44 pm Report abuse
Vaimaca, Senaque, Tacuabe and the young Guyunusa were sold to the french for studies porposes and died in Europe.
Not all stories have a good end, therefor we will change the story, write history anew before it gets rewritten in both sentences...
We have done the math you see. If youguys live over your incomes, it means you need resources to cover you expenses, those Trillion you rich countries are adding to your accounts, are in the end, raw materials.
Material that you are stealing from the “3rd world”
77 LEPRecon (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:51 pm Report abuse
@72 Guzz - now, now. Everytime you post on here you show everyone what a complete pillock you are.

The Falklander Islanders are a free people who choose their own way of life, and no tinpot little dictatorship like Argentina (yes Guzz you are Argentinian not Uruguayan everytime you post a blog it's so obvious you may as well be flying the Arg Flag), is going to bully them.

But your arguments are getting stale - same sh!t, different day. Are you weak from lack of food? Is the La Campora food parcel late today?

The Falkland Islanders have already agreed to hold a UN overseen referendum regarding sovereignty, but Argentian has ignored it. They've ignored it for 2 reasons:
1. They would have to recognised the government and people of the Falklands, and therefore their right to self-determination.
2. They can't rig the election in their favour.

So Guzz, crawl back under the rock where you normally dwell, and don't come out until you've got something to add this discussion regarding the Argentine government flagrant politicisation of the Olympics.

Aw never mind.
78 Brit Bob (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:52 pm Report abuse
@76 Gust

No-one can trust the Argentine Government. The country is languishing in the red at 100th place in the Worldwide Corruption Index of nations.

The Beagle Islands dispute with Chile is another fine example when Argentina refused to abide to a binding order awarding the Islands to Chile and set up a maritime boundary consistent with Argentine claims.

This is why we have an adequate defence force on the Falkland Islands.
79 malen (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:54 pm Report abuse
70 do a favour point the missiles to what you call Port Stanley.......remember, so you can experience any possible own mistake.
80 LEPRecon (#) May 05th, 2012 - 12:59 pm Report abuse
@ 78 Brit Bob, agreed.

When Argentina say we won't invade the Falkland Islands, so you don't need any military forces there, what they actually mean is: Once your military has left, we'll invade, terrorise the population, and ethnically cleanse them, steal the resources, and then mismange them into bankruptcy.

They must honestly think that the British and Falkland Island Governments have just got off the banana boat!

The Argentine President lives in cloud cuckoo land, surrounded by yes men, so she'll ignore what her own people are saying and what the interantional community are saying, and ensure that they do 'something' to politicise the Games. Of course, she'll only shoot herself in the foot again, leaving Argentina with more egg on their face.

But it won't be her fault, it's NEVER her fault...
81 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:00 pm Report abuse
I tend to look at how people act instead for listening to what they say. You guys are all “Pardon” and “Excuse me”, all polite when it comes to words, then you torture, murder and rape people all over the world. Argentina swears and bullies (there IS a reason they are called arrogant), but they don't invade anyone. You could say “1982!!!”, but that was the fascist junta and not the argentinians, and anyhow, it was 1982. Today it is 2012, and while Argentina is not an invasive nation, you have prooved otherwise.
So as I told you from the start, looking at your actions, I'm more worried of you guys, YOU send military, YOU invade sovereign nations, YOU pay puppet leaders, YOU make a whole society blood dependant of yourselves...
82 LEPRecon (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:13 pm Report abuse
@81 Guzz. YAWN. You make spurious claims regarding the British, but where is your proof? Careful, you could be sued for liabel. If you can't back it up with proof (oh and Wiki and youtube isn't proof as they are not reliable sources of information), then you shouldn't say it.

Since when have the British tortured, murdered and raped people all over the world? Where is your EVIDENCE?

I also love it when you say 'Argentina didn't invade the Falklands, that was the facist Junta.' You talk about the Junta like they were a group of martians who invaded Argentina and did all these terrible things. They were not martians, they were Argentinians, and the things they did were in the name of Argentina, whether you like it or not. But you must also remember that the majority of the population of Argentina celebrated that illegal act of violence when the Falklands were invaded.

By this complete disassociation with atrocities committed by your fellow countrymen, whether it be the 'Dirty War' or the invasion of the Falklands, shows how immature as a people you are, and how unlikely you are to learn from history.

Accept responsibility for the actions done in YOUR name. Remember them and learn from them. There is no country in the world that doesn't have something in their past that they're not proud of, but they don't pretend it didn't happen or that it was 'someone else' not associated with their country.

Oh and a final point. The reason Argentina hasn't invaded anyone is because your military hasn't the capability to do so. But your neighbour Chile doesn't take the state of your military for granted, and so they keep their military strength up, because Argentine promises are only worth the paper they're written on.

But are you every going to comment on the subject of this thread. The Argentine governments blantant policisation of the Olympic Games?
83 Conqueror (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:16 pm Report abuse
@3 Have you not noticed? You don't exist. There's a word for individuals who live in fantasy lands.
@5 The situation doesn't require troops. ONE British soldier would be enough to make you RUN. And crap yourself!
@9 “Control and management of your own natural resource is crucial for a countrys survival.” Quite true. But you don't have a clue about control OR management. You only know how to loot. And the natural resources you have your greedy eyes on isn't yours. And never will be.
@11 There will be NO troop removal. As for “blood dependent”, who are you to talk? Have you noticed that you grunt a European “language”? Isn't CFK indecently proud of being 3rd generation Spanish? Doesn't mention her nazi forbears. What a shame!
@13 Yup. We're all going to spit and drown 'em.
@14 La CAMPora! Queers.
@17 Error! Thousands of nazi scumbags headed for South America. Shit always finds its own level.
@21 Military activity is prohibited in Antarctica. That's in a treaty. Sorry, I forgot treaties mean nothing to argies.
@25 One British soldier = 20 argies.
@34 Of course you wouldn't. Loser has to walk home. Despite the water.
@38 You'd know all about experimenting with peoples' lives. Auschwitz, Dachau, Treblinka, Petty Officers' School of Mechanics, the other 340 argie concentration camps, the vuelos de la muerte.
@59 But the Islanders WANT British forces there. It's only you retards “on the continent” that don't! As we in Britain know, living on a continent tends to make you retarded. But we, and the Islanders, live on islands and are therefore sane, intelligent, mature people.
@79 we will point our missiles where we like. But you ARE favourite at present.
@81 Quasi-semantic drivel. The “junta” were argies, were they not? Every argie is responsible. As is anyone from anywhere else that supports them. All just war criminals. Every one bears the blood guilt from birth to death. YOU are a war criminal.
84 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:25 pm Report abuse

Now Fuzzy Guzzy would have us believe that the 1982 invasion wasn't the act of Argentina and that it isn't reasonable to be suspicious of a 2012 murdering scumbag Argentine regime that is constantly trying to inflame a situation and to cap it all, no doubt in a gesture of friendship, desecrates war graves. Well, I think that shows just how cocaine-addled Guzz's pitiful excuse for a brain is.

It is like those scumbag two-faced swedes who claimed to be neutral during the war at the same time as selling the Nazis masses of weapons and supplying them with hundreds of millions tons of steel .. but you can't blame the swedes because they were 'neutral' and grew fat on the war.

To this very day Argentina is engaged in a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing. Are you blaming that on the junta too? .. or that just a lie that the rest of the world tells when it gangs up on poor little defenceless Argentina in revenge for the fact that Argentina is happy to financially rape the rest of the world at every opportunity?
85 malen (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:29 pm Report abuse
no, no point the misssiles to Stanley, its sth you must protect, like in Libya. protect.
86 GALlamosa (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:39 pm Report abuse
BANG ! Aaaagh, I've shot myself again. It's your fault Tinman, go complain to the UN.
87 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:46 pm Report abuse
This thread began so well with the thoughtful comment by JohnN and has deteriorated into something of a cesspool. Sad.

I've randomly scanned world opinion comments regarding the commercial on news sites in the WWW and came up with the following summary:

Western Europe: Very negative reaction against Argentina.
Eastern Europe: (Tass & Pravda) Somewhat negative reaction against Argentina.
Africa: (Except South Africa) Nothing
South Africa: Very negative reaction against Argentina.
India: Very negative reaction against Argentina.
Pakistan: Moderate reaction against Argentina with an appeal for dialogue.
S. Korea & Japan: Very strong condemnation of Argentina.
The USA: Moderate criticism to very negative against Argentina.
Canada: Very negative against Argentina.

Chile: Neutral, although they cover the YPF news and this fun article today in the El Mercurio: “Juez procesa a cinco funcionarios de la Cancillería argentina por fraude -- Los implicados participaron en una licitación de equipamientos para la Cumbre Iberoamericana que se desarrolló en 2010 en la ciudad bonaerense de Mar del Plata.”
88 Islander1 (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:50 pm Report abuse
Dear Guzzles - If you are so sure you dont belive we have any self-government, constitution, write our own laws etc etc. Control our own Fishieas and Mineral zones offshore etc etc - please:
EITHER- look on the official Islands Govet websites.
or if you feel they are lies!
LOOK it all up at the UN - as the UN recognizes UK as the “administering power ” over the islands as we are not yet fully independent, and the UK thus has to officially lodge with the UN copies of our Constitution, Law methods etc etc so that the UN can satisfy itself that there is full democracy and no apparent corrution in the government here.

I know FACTS and TRUTH are horrible things for some Argentines to accept - but it really will be better to learn them.
89 Pugol-H (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:55 pm Report abuse
@72 Guzz
They are not your natural resources they are ours, yours are in S. America like you.

“Blood dependant”, is this the best you could come up with? Meaningless.
90 malen (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:56 pm Report abuse
and have you noticed very few reaction all over the world about killings happenning in Afghanistán Libya or Iraq??? they only see negative: 3 steps of an ad, and they are crying like crazy babies?? dont you think powerful countries have a great system of propaganda to hide their criminals acts?? they make them believes they are far
91 Musky (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:56 pm Report abuse
@11 Guzz
I'm shocked, you actually agree that Argentina was wrong to use the Olympics in its ill fated quest for the Falklands. I do believe you are on the 1st step towards towards re-integration back into normal society. Now I haven't read any of your subsequent posts as I've got a million jobs around the house to do but you've made my day.
It is pleasing to know that a truly world wide organisation has slapped down Argentina for its stupidity, Argentina is a lot smaller now than it was.
92 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 01:57 pm Report abuse
I understand that blood dependancy makes it easy to choose side, I just think the entire methods are wrong, keeping a population small and isolated, tell them they are preysand the militarize the area like that, heck if Galtieri didn't make you guys a favour as the last before leaving office... Say what you want, blood dependancy is WRONG
93 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:07 pm Report abuse
@92 Guzz

Well, it is Argentina's efforts to isolate the islanders into submission that would be to blame if there was a problem. At least under the junta there was free movement of people and trade to the mainland and children went to the mainland for education.

But the fact is that, aside from being unscientific illiterate nonsense, your banal drivel about 'blood dependency' just doesn't stand up to scrutiny .. and simply repeating it ad nauseum doesn't make it true.

Hola. Soy de Argentina y yo soy la hija de mi hermano, la madre de mi madre y me la prostituta fuera de la Estación Retiro. Mi nombre es Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner y todos los chicos de Argentina como yo.
94 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:12 pm Report abuse
See? My guess is the attack 82 was all staged, young argentinian sent to their death, just to reinsure the isanders they needed you... I don't trust you a bit you see, the same as I trusted the junta, you are all the same, true islanders excluded
95 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:17 pm Report abuse
I doubt anyone in their right mind gives a damn whether or not you trust them, Guzz; because they sure as hell don't trust you (and have no reason to).
96 Brit Bob (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:26 pm Report abuse
@94 Gust

There were millions of Argentinians celebrating on 2nd April 82 when ARGENTINA invaded the Falkland Islands. I don't remember any dessenting voices!

The present government of CFK and her cronies, although not strictly a junta, act like a junta and are surely but slowly turning Argentina into another Venezuala.

Remember Argentina is langishing 100th place in the Worldwide Corruption Index of nations and can't be trusted.
97 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:33 pm Report abuse
In case any of you missed it, the GB womens' hockey team just massacred Argentina in a game at the 2012 Olympic Park. Get used to the feeling :)

You've gained that losin' feeling,
Whoa, that losin' feeling,
You've lost that losin' feeling,
Now it's gone...gone...gone...wooooooh.
98 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:36 pm Report abuse
The Argentinian media 1982 was a bit biased, a military dictatorship, imagine that :)
Cristina Fernandez is elected President of Argentina and Hugo Chavez is her equal in Venezuela, you, as a proper democrat, should respect that.
And stop showing us your lists, you make the lists, and them you point fingers. I have a list here that says that Britain is one of the most invasive nations in history...
99 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:41 pm Report abuse
Nerr nerr nerr

We all have the list that shows that Argentina is the least trusted and most friendless country ever.
100 Brit Bob (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:44 pm Report abuse
@98 Gust

100th place in the Global Corruption Index. It's all about telling lies, being dishonest (especially about history), Can't be trusted.
101 Skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:48 pm Report abuse
An interesting strand of Argentine hypocrisy is that Argentinians will deny responsibility for everything – despite mostly being the direct descendants of the most bloody and oppressive colonial power the world has ever known – they just say it was the fault of the junta, or happened before they were born .. or they just lie and claim that there never was (let alone still is) a systematic effort to ethnically cleanse what is now Argentina. Yet, they quite hypocritically expect the British people to accept ongoing responsibility for everything that has ever been done in the name of Britain, England or Scotland … and any of the many occupying powers of what is now Great Britain.

Rank hypocrisy?
102 Britninja (#) May 05th, 2012 - 02:50 pm Report abuse
It's not just the Argie government either - the polls say that the vast majority of ordinary Argies agree with the theft of YPF and the will-never-happen theft of the Falklands. Clearly there's some sort of kleptomaniac gene in the national DNA.
103 slattzzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:10 pm Report abuse
Guzz my little ships cat from Plymouth, tell me if your Uruguayan why the F*^K do you care so much about the RG's and their politics, now trot on down to the hard in Plymouth and watch our majestic Royal Navy at work.
104 THEMan (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:28 pm Report abuse
@98 This is all funny. You can argue and say what you want about the FALKLANDS, but the fact is we have the bigger guns and nuclear weapons, so you can't do anything about it :) :) :) :) :). For the record, projected internal destruction of Argentina by CIA estimates, is 57 years from now. Hope that craphole you call a democratic country gets bombed until there's nothing left but wind and radiation fallout :) :) :)
105 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:34 pm Report abuse
The debate here has truly shown the pathetic ignorance of CFK supporters.
Cristina Kirchner is nothing but a demagogue whose bad governance shows she cannot even manage the economy of one of the richest nations on earth. The fact that she approved the making of this subterfuge video, deserves condemnation worldwide.
 CFK has “snatched defeat from jaws of victory” by upsetting the very neutral IOC.

106 skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:35 pm Report abuse
@104 THEMan

Stop it! Every time someone says 'wind' I hold my nose and wait for another speech by Kirchner's saggy old whore
107 JohnN (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:39 pm Report abuse
Former Penguin News editor Lisa Watson informs by tweet ‏ @Lisafalklands:
Somebody just sent me version of the advert with the ending adapted:
108 THEMan (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:39 pm Report abuse
@106 lol Want to add, @98 you make yourself sound mentally retarted with all that crap with SEND MORE TROOPS, and blood generations. The latter is just downright retarded.
109 mendoc (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:40 pm Report abuse
The funny thing is...After watching the Ad, It reinforces to the Argentines just how the Falklands are NOT Argentine.

Nice roads, nice house's, Union flag, Pub, Red Phone box etc.. Not like anywhere in Argentina.

I say keep playing on a loop as some other poster suggested. That way the Argentine populas will understand that the Islands are not theirs after all and perhaps begin to wonder why they have been told lies their whole life!
110 Guzz (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:41 pm Report abuse
Hahahahaaaa, BANG! BANG BANG!! Now I see where the yanquis got it from :)
111 skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:48 pm Report abuse
@105 Chicureo

To be fair, Argentina hasn't actually had any sight of the mythical 'jaws of victory' since the UK offered joint sovereignty two weeks before old Peron croaked it – since then they've been too busy living up to the cowardly national stereotype and running hell for leather in the opposite direction with their collective saggy arse hitched up between their legs.

@107 JohnN is pure genius .. although a better one would have had the cowardly little squirt hightailing i back to Argentina with a caption “An Argentinian doing what Argentinians do best”.
112 Conqueror (#) May 05th, 2012 - 03:55 pm Report abuse
@90 Off you go to Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq then. You can be the “argie peace mission”, especially as you like to “give peace a chance”. But you wouldn't have the guts to get off the aircraft. No argie would.
@92 So what exactly is keeping the Falkland Islanders on their homeland? Please list all the vile British control methods that stop them getting on a LAN Airlines flight and flying away. Or taking one of their many boats and sailing away. As for “militarisation”, British armed forces are there for ONE reason and ONE reason only. YOU! 41 million war criminals. And the proof is easy to find
So much blood guilt. When will you start paying it off?
@94 we made a mistake in 1982. We could have eliminated 12,000 more with no problem.
@98 At least we are a NATION, unlike your scrofulous cuntry!
@102 There are over 41 million WAR CRIMINALS in argieland and nearby. Check back to those video clips. Every one a war criminal. Every one with bloody hands. And the same applies to every child that went through the argie brainwashing system and believes the same crap.
113 Millet (#) May 05th, 2012 - 04:14 pm Report abuse
When the Games are over, we will be able to count on one hand the metals Argentina wins. Gold = 0 Maybe a bronze if any at all. - Millet USA
114 Brit Bob (#) May 05th, 2012 - 04:26 pm Report abuse
@113 Simply not true.

Argentina will have won more Gold medals than any other country on the planet because CFK and her Nazi Politburo will tell the gullible Argentine public that this has happened. And they will believe it.
115 Boovis (#) May 05th, 2012 - 05:26 pm Report abuse
Ambassador Castro has been quoted as saying the advert was not a provocation and that the memorial was just a set of steps and a convenient place for the athlete to train, no offence meant etc etc... If this isn't a provocation then what is it and what was it's purpose?
116 skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 05:30 pm Report abuse
Oh well, then maybe the UK should drop Ambassador off 1 Canada Square (Canary Wharf) and make the point that no harm was intended and that it was just a little gentle fun. Stupid bitch .. of course it was meant as a provocation.
117 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 05:49 pm Report abuse
& 113

Obviously ,Argentina does not prefer to use “ doping” for its athletess
unlike some other medal collector countries.!
118 skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 05:55 pm Report abuse
It may prefer not to, but doping is the only way the filthy Argentinian cowards will even make it to London.
119 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:03 pm Report abuse
#107 Understated humor. Funny but not disrespectful.

I feel it would be nice to edit the video and show the runner with a Gurkha in fast pursuit with his kukri knife unsheathed right after showing the athlete on the war memorial steps... ...I know, too much...

#111 No, but if she knew how to manage public relations, she could have the world eating out her hand.

#117 That's right gullible Max. So you took the bait about the evil Argentine fisherman eating South Atlantic dolphins? Did it break your heart to hear about the Antarctic baby seals being clubbed to death by gaucho thugs? What about those illegal Argentine whale hunting vessels? But then again, you blindly follow your queen Cristina, so it makes sense.
120 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:04 pm Report abuse
The Olympic Games contain needless “ Commonwealth games ”” which not known by other countries should be taken them out. !
121 skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:14 pm Report abuse
The Commonwealth Games are not in the Olympic Games, you silly little man - they aren't even held in the same year as Olympic games.

Anyway, why do you object to them so? Can't you handle the fact that 71 countries come to play and that your own country can't get an invite for love nor money?
122 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:19 pm Report abuse
& 121

count / write the Olympic Games branches !
123 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:19 pm Report abuse
I cannot fathom the depths of ignorance #120 and #110 exhibit and therefore I've come to the conclusion it's the same idiot! Just how many names has he registered at Mercopress?
124 skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:26 pm Report abuse
@122 Max

Sorry, but you are wrong. No matter how hard you try to troll with your drivel, the Commonwealth Games have nothing at all to do with the Olympic Games. In fact, they are even held two years out of sync with the Olympic Games and don't come under the governance of the IOC. It is a friendship games to which only members of the Commonwealth are invited.
125 Monty69 (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:37 pm Report abuse
90 malen
I have to admit Malen that making a propaganda film to advertise your criminal acts to the world is a fairly amazing tactic, even for you.
And no-one is 'crying'. We are voicing the opinion that this ad is a disgrace, and we are entitled to have that opinion.
Just as you are entitled to change the subject to Libya everytime you're too ashamed of your own country to talk about it.
It's OK, we understand. In your position we wouldn't want to talk about Argentina either.
126 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:39 pm Report abuse
& 124

I said [ count/ write the Olympic Games brances ] not clack !
127 jerry (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:39 pm Report abuse
LEPRecon - You have a better grasp on the truth about Argentina than most posters. However your post 82 is not accurate. You say “Argentine promises are only worth the paper they're written on.” The truth is that they are not worth that much.
128 Ahab (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:39 pm Report abuse
The great thing is the Falklands Islands has competed tn the Commonwealth Games every time since 1982.

It's good to raise their international profile whilst others are trying to sweep their existence under the carpet.
129 skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:40 pm Report abuse
@123 Chicureo

Think, Max, Jizz/Guzz/Spazzer, MurkyThink and many many more are all sock puppets to the same halfwitted master.
130 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:51 pm Report abuse
& 129

Don't speak yourself ( @123)

count/write the Olympic Games brancess !
131 skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:53 pm Report abuse
@126 Max @130 Max

Well, if you meant something else, can I suggest that you write in English instead of your childish preschool gibberish. There is no such thing as 'Olympic Games branches' so if you can't improve on your incoherent Google prattle, can I suggest you do humanity a favour and sling your hook.
132 Anti-Fascist (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:54 pm Report abuse
Think = Max, Jizz/Guzz/Spazzer, MurkyThink and many many more are all sock puppets to the same halfwitted master.

129 skåre

There are a few more like Kunt_Kichinerist the posts all have the same character posting them.
133 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 06:56 pm Report abuse
& 131

count/ write the Olympic Games branchs....!
134 skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:02 pm Report abuse
@133 Max

I refer you to 131 above: if you want a reply, write in something that has a vague resemblance to the English/American/Commonwealth English languages (alternatively German, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish will also do if you can master any of those languages somewhat better in Google than you appear to be able to master English). I've grown bored with verbally incontinent dialect of gibberish.
135 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:06 pm
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136 skåre (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:08 pm Report abuse
137 Brit Bob (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:13 pm Report abuse
While we're all focused on sport, what happened to CFK's Belgrano Football league? Get the nod and the wink from Fifa, did she?
138 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:14 pm Report abuse
The free countries like Scotland /Wales/N.Ireland/England are represented in Olympic Games ?
139 Brit Bob (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:22 pm Report abuse

Yes, they are all BY CONSENT, part of the United Kingdom.
140 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:28 pm Report abuse
& 139

Why aren't Quebec/British Canada seperately represented..?

Why aren't Catalan/Basque/Spain seperately represented..?

Why aren't Many States of USA seperately represented ..?

Why isn't Chubut seperately represented..? many others....
141 Ahab (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:30 pm Report abuse

Scotland/Wales/N.Ireland and England compete together as Team Great Britainin the Olympics. They individually compete in the Commonwealth Games (as does the Falklands Islands) and other eventts.

If Scotland choose to leave the UK in their referendum of 2014, they will then represent just themselves in the Olympics from that point on and like the Falklands Islands, have the self-determination of the people to control the countries destiny, respected by the UK as a whole.
142 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:32 pm Report abuse
& 141

in FIFA ...UEFA contests ?
143 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2012 - 07:57 pm Report abuse
My God, you'll be debating Bermuda, the Channel Islands and BVI next.

The simple truth is that there are 4 persons debating using 9 different names, but the ignorance of two of them makes it disgustingly easy to sort out. Go take a warm bath and don't forget your meds...
144 Max (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:08 pm Report abuse
& 143

Then,UEFA/FIFA recognize England/Wales/N.Ireland/Scotland as the sovereign free countries...don't they ? !
145 Ahab (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:22 pm Report abuse
@ 142

I meant Scotland/Wales/Northerm Ireland and England represent separately in other events (football, rugby etc)

I put the Falklands in brackets next to the Commomwealth Games as I know the Falkland Islands have competed in every games since 1982. They are also an affiliate of the International Cricket Council (protested against by Argentina).

True they are not a member of FIFA but that is due more to Argentinas influence in the organisation, not that the Falklands cannot apply.
146 malen (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:23 pm Report abuse
Monty I was missing your sharp comments. Mr Conqueror comments only get to your shoes.
What arg criminal acts are in the adv, other than that saying Malvinas are arg, the same way you say F. are british?? You can and we dont??
And last, if you want to cry, cry (Moria Casán dixit). I will always remember you of the important issues here, ex Libya, when you get to complain for not so important issues, at least for me.
That of the bus, makes me cry, imagine in such desolate place, only a bus, because it seems to be always the same, only a line, and needing to know its timetable, whether here we dont need to know that, not for trains least where I live (suburbs of Bs As).
147 LEPRecon (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:29 pm Report abuse
@127 Jerry, how could I have made such a basic mistake, I'll go and hold my head in shame.

@144 - Max, what time is it?

It's time for you to stop being a pillock. The British invented the modern game of football, and to begin with the only people whole played it were from the home countries. Because it's such an great game, other countries started playing too, and that's where FIFA and UEFA started, but they had to join us (so to speak) which is why we still play as separate nations.

However, in case you missed it, we have the Football Association(FA) while other countries have the Football Association of Spain (for example).

We also play as separate nations for rugby and cricket, just some more great games we've invented.

And what great games have the Argentines invented?

However, Max back on topic. So just what do you think about El Presidente politicising the Olympics games?

What do you think of her jepardising Argentna's participation and threatening to ruin the dreams of all those Argentine athletes who have worked bloody hard for the last 4 years or more to earn a place at the games? All for a cheap political stunt which has caused damned near universal critism, not only for politicising the games but for defiling a memorial to those who died in world war 1.

Max, do you actually have any opinions of your own, or do you have to wait for A Campora central office to supply you with them?
148 Conqueror (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:32 pm Report abuse
@126 See whether you can understand this. Your remark is gibberish!
@130 Same again!
@133 More gibberish!
@135 Even more gibberish!
@140 Because you're a prat!
@142 So?
@144 No. They are recognised as NATIONS. NATIONS in a UNION. Unlike argieland that is a totalitarian, dictatorial CUNTRY with provinces. These are MAJOR differences between the United Kingdom and the argie cesspit. But your chance of understanding is NIL. Because you are an argie retard!
149 stick up your junta (#) May 05th, 2012 - 08:40 pm Report abuse
here we dont need to know that, not for trains least where I live

Dont blame you I wouldnt want to use your trains either

thats when you aint setting them alight
150 Islander1 (#) May 05th, 2012 - 09:56 pm Report abuse
115 - If that is correct that their Ambassador in London is trying to use the excuse “ a convenient set of steps to train on” - it shows how desperate and pathetic she is at trying to cover up and find excuses:

Just 60 feet(18mtrs) away from that memorial is a full flight of concrete steps that he had just run all the way up - on film!!!
Sorry - that action on a very obvous War Memorial was 100%DELIBERATE - and all those doing it and filming it knew it.
151 tobias (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:03 pm Report abuse
Certainly Argentina should boycott the games now. I am sending a letter to the appropriate government entity to request that Argentina boycott the IOC.
152 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:05 pm Report abuse
@150 They knew exactly what they were doing and where they were doing it.

The ambassador is a fool. She's just been made to look an imbecile in public. She'll say any old nonsense to make herself look less rubbish.

Same old... same old...
153 briton (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:20 pm Report abuse
154 Captain Fantastic (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:23 pm Report abuse
Clearly the argentines and their lackeys have abused a privilege extended to them by the people of the Falkland Islands. The families of the RG 's who are buried on the Falklands and whose lives were wasted by the criminal actions of the argentine government, will have every reason to feel aggrieved at the cowboy antics of their government. I can understand that Falkland Island people feel angst at RG visitors visiting their fallen kin who are buried on foreign soil, but in the interests of genuine humanity allow them to visit, despite the record of RG duplicity.
I think the whole incident is typical of RG mentality. Not unusual to see an RG running though. RG's are completely out of step with the rest of the world and are not what you'd describe as “normal”. Whole thing makes the skin crawl.
155 tobias (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:25 pm Report abuse

And also its official, movements in Argentina have begun calling on all Latin America to boycott London 2012.

That would be amazing.
156 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:29 pm Report abuse
@155 Just like they said all Latin American countries were going to sign up to your 'malvinas' statement at the Summit of Americas?


gosh, you people are boring and shyte.
157 tobias (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:31 pm Report abuse

Well, maybe not Latin America, though I put the odds off Argentina boycotting London now at 15%, up from 5% before the IOC statement and from 0% before the infamous add.
158 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:34 pm Report abuse
@157 You people cannot even afford food or to heat your houses, you're on the cusp of bankruptcy again and your planes are older than bergerac's car. I doubt you'd be able to afford to attend anyways, because you're so flippin' poor.

So what difference does a boycott make? what does a boycott mean? You're going to not watch it on the TV?

Like seriously, you argtards are so boring and shyte.
159 Freyab (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:34 pm Report abuse
Morning :-)

Is it just me or are the comments on this site meant to be hilarious? I just read 108 comments and thought I had stumbled into the Goon Show.
160 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:36 pm Report abuse
@159 Can I be peter sellers?
161 tobias (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:41 pm Report abuse

Lies, lies, lies. Everyone is nice and warm, the country's debt is down to 40% of GDP, and AR still is one of the world's safest airlines. At what point does a shread of self-respect come in for you to stop the shameless fibs?

A boycott means making the UK rather unhappy that a country boycotted their games. You can say you won't care, you can say we don't matter, but fact is, even if a country like Burundi boycotts the games, it will get some attention specially at the opening ceremony.

Certainly Argentina doing so, since we send a sizeable delegation to games, will be what everyone talks about in the famous “Parade of Nations”.

I think it's up to 15.5% now.
162 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:45 pm Report abuse
@161 So a boycott means absolutely nothing at all. The two argtards who live in the UK (pretending to be from Uruguay) will still be in the UK and the pyss-poor Argtards who weren't coming to the UK for the Olympics still won't be there either. Just as I thought, no change.

It will matter, not one jot.
163 Freyab (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:46 pm Report abuse

Why not....

Anyone want to be Spike? Guzz - where are you?
164 tobias (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:49 pm Report abuse

Well I'm happy it wont, as it is now up to 16%.

Boycotts however are very powerfully symbolic, like it or not. Of course, Argentina should always boycott the IOC, not just London. IOC: most corrupt organization in the world that is not a government.
165 Captain Fantastic (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:50 pm Report abuse
· Albania
· Algeria
· Andorra
· Angola
· Antigua and Barbuda
· Armenia
· Australia
· Austria
· Azerbaijan
Seem OK to me.
166 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:54 pm Report abuse
@164 It's fine. The Olympics don't have the games that you're good at, and let's face it, you argtards are collectively sh!t at following any kind of rules. Doesn't make for a great game.
167 tobias (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:54 pm Report abuse
About 86% of the number of athletes in A staging come from two countries...

Hint: it is not Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, or Austria (which is mainly a winter nation).

So have fun with your half empty A stage. And the A kicks it all off so it will be even more noticeable since most people after C or D just stop watching until their country goes.

168 Monty69 (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:55 pm Report abuse
146 malen
It's illegal in the FI to commit an act likely to cause a breach of the peace. And that's what your guy was doing.
And we don't need you to tell us what's important you patronising ignoramus.
169 Anti-Fascist (#) May 05th, 2012 - 10:59 pm Report abuse
155 tobias

lol your country is surounded by people who hate you, they've lived with your country on their doorstep, taking their land Formosa and Misiones annexing their islands Martin Garcia, killing their citizens (disidents), claiming their lands Picton Island, Chilean Border, Nades Ice Shelf, Chilean Antartica for decades.

I have 182 of them on my friends list and growing every day. Argentina and your crass nationalism stinks, everyone knows it but you.

You must be extremely uneducated to carry on like a bunch of fanatical morons, please continue, its already destroying your country, the decent people are leaving, soon all you will be left with will be Maximo Kirchiner and his mob. Enjoy being buggered by Maximo, he sure as hell looks like he will!
170 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:00 pm Report abuse
@167 We're going to miss out on watching the Argtards wearing 'malvinas maximo' politicise the olympics t-shirts waving to the camera? Oh, booo.

I'm not going to miss that, it'll be hilarious to laugh at them and see the tard-0-meter go off the chart.
171 Captain Fantastic (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:03 pm Report abuse
Don't think anyone will lose any sleep on this one.
172 Britninja (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:07 pm Report abuse
It would be the pinnacle of historical Argie achievement and glory to be fair: “Ooh do you remember that time at the London Olympics where there were a few less people in the A category because of us? Ahhh good times.”
173 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:12 pm Report abuse

Really? I know that not one of the Latin American countries is planning to boycott the London Olympics. Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ecuador are all confirmed. (Check out the IOC website.) The only way Argentina will not attend is that your country does something incredibly stupid that really offends the IO Committee.
I just can't believe that CFK would be so stupid as there have been Argentine athletes training literally all their lives for an opportunity to compete. To take the opportunity to do so away from them would be a national Argentine disgrace.

Tobias, you cannot be serious.
174 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:16 pm Report abuse
@172 Saying argtards aren't creative is an understatement. It's quite obvious that they will be entertained throughout the whole Olympics by endless online videos of people waving Malvinas nonsense in famous places, with a backdrop of British people blindly walking past.

Boycotting the olympics would prevent them having this to grasp onto in those cold months with no heating.
175 briton (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:18 pm Report abuse
movements in Argentina have begun calling on all Latin America to boycott London 2012
That would be amazing
[No it would be very childish and immature ]

A boycott means making the UK rather unhappy that a country boycotted their games
[why would it bother us, ]

176 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:21 pm Report abuse
It would be sad if they boycotted it. Because then Zunderberg wouldn't be all fidgetty around british people and then we wouldn't be able to watch him cowardly skulk desecration in the hockey while people boo him, just for lulz. Can't be good for your form.
177 Britninja (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:22 pm Report abuse
Maximo's had more impressive movements after one too many spicy poppadoms.
178 Chicureo (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:22 pm Report abuse
If anything it would be a disastrous public relations blunder by CFK and turn more international public opinion against Argentina's cause to recover the Falklands. Plus, London will be an incredible Olympics. Sad for all those young kids to miss a once in a lifetime opportunity.
179 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:28 pm Report abuse
@178 can you remind us about any PR successes that KFC has had? I cannot think of any.
180 Britninja (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:31 pm Report abuse
I've got no doubt that Turkeyneck would easily sacrifice the dreams of a few young athletes if it meant getting some tacky political credit she could use on the braindead masses. Let's face it, if she ripped apart a puppy live on stage and danced around cackling insanely about the “Malvinas” while wearing its entrails, they'd still clap.
181 GreekYoghurt (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:35 pm Report abuse
@180 she's saving that one for next week.
182 briton (#) May 05th, 2012 - 11:35 pm Report abuse
im greatly surprised CFK has not tried to attend the olympics .
183 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 12:00 am Report abuse
#179 GY
We can laugh, but she's dangerous. She's gotten the USA State department to call the Islands “Malvinas” and she's bullied nations into supporting her country's claim over them.
184 Freyab (#) May 06th, 2012 - 12:34 am Report abuse
It may appear that the US supports their claim but given Obama couldn't even remember “Malvinas” and called them the “Maldives” shows how serious that support really is.

They “helped” us the last time and I am confident they will do so again should the need arise.
185 Ahab (#) May 06th, 2012 - 12:53 am Report abuse
I bet if they boycott or get banned they will blame the IOC, the British pirates or the Falkland Islanders (no wait, they don't exist) and try to get on some sort of moral high horse.

When CFK threw a tantrum it was about events clearly published by the UK in advance (Williams search and rescue deployment and HMS Dauntless) then they expropriate YBF's Repsol shares and kick all the Repsol staff out before the matter is discussed in parliament before becoming law and approve an advert which they know would be offensive using a man who lied about being a war veteran to get onto the Falklands.

It seems the Argie governments moral compass has switched polarity. It's like they hit someone and then blame the person for being hit by them when the police arrest them.
186 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 12:54 am Report abuse
#184 I think you're correct. Your American cousins, your “closest allies”, but Obama is not as friendly with the UK as he purports, despite taking the PM to a basketball game. Hillary Clinton is another that cannot be trusted.
My country is somewhat the same, we would probably secretly help, but its not 100% certain.
187 claudio_laplata (#) May 06th, 2012 - 12:57 am Report abuse
I are thrilled that the British company WPP, and especially Mr. Sir Martin Sorrell, are recognized as making millions of people around the world that the Malvinas are Argentine!
188 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 01:17 am Report abuse
Another incredibly ignorant observation on what will be a public relations disaster for Argentina. All you're doing abroad is p*ssing of a lot of people who had little opinion before.

Sir Martin Sorrell “has condemned one of his advertising agencies for creating a TV commercial featuring an Argentinian Olympic athlete training on a war memorial on the Falkland Islands and called for it to be taken off air.” It is a nightmare for his company and makes fools of Argentines.

“Sorrell, the chief executive of the world's largest marketing group WPP, said he was appalled by the campaign and that his subsidiary had called for the Argentinian government to ban the commercial.”
189 claudio_laplata (#) May 06th, 2012 - 01:25 am Report abuse
These Britons ever go bad times! First accept an advertisement, filmed in the Malvinas, which goes against the interests britanics, and then have the nerve to ask “to suspend” the broadcasting of the spot? If you buy a car to H. Ford, he can ask me to not use it? ahahahah lolllllll
190 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 01:45 am Report abuse
I'm truly sad for my Argentine friends to be embarrassed by having idiots like yourself with such brilliant argument grace the feedback of Mercopress.

By the way, I wish you what you deserve when your currency is devaluated. You'll have plenty of starches to eat, but that's about it...
191 Ahab (#) May 06th, 2012 - 02:10 am Report abuse

Firstly, the ad was filmed by the Buenos Aires office of the company (seemingly without the knowledge of the Argentine Olympic commitee who referred all resulting complaints to the government) and have seen told to apologise for the offence caused (and most likely look for other employment).

Secondly, if you buy a car that is defective the car manufacturer can issue a recall to prevent harm being caused.

This advert only harms Argentina. Continued broadcasts or new ads of the same theme will just cause more damage and may well get Argentina removed from the Olympics. Pulling this ad is the best thing they can do but if they wish to continue there will be consequences that cannot be blamed on anyone else (although I'm sure CFK will try).
192 Lou Spoo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 03:54 am Report abuse
An article in the Telegraph has summed it up nicely:

“Ms. Kirchner cuts an increasingly pathetic and lonely figure on the world stage, whose own demagoguery is now seriously damaging Argentina’s image. In brazenly politicising her country’s preparations for the Olympics she is clearly playing with fire, and any attempt to use the actual London Games for propaganda purposes will be universally met with the scorn and derision it deserves”
193 arglands (#) May 06th, 2012 - 04:17 am Report abuse
God you guys, funny ad, filmed early in the morning when the Benny's were sleeping off their hangover.
it's been seen around the world, best publicity the Malvinas ever got.
194 Lou Spoo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 04:24 am Report abuse
The only message I get from this is that a pub bench and the steps of a war memorial in the Falklands offer better opportunites for training than the facilities available in Argentina.
195 arglands (#) May 06th, 2012 - 04:44 am Report abuse
Now that is an excellent point, hadn't thought of that before.
Who would want to advertise their counrtry's so called superiority by filmimg an athlete? in front of the Globe Tavern
196 Boovis (#) May 06th, 2012 - 05:09 am Report abuse
Seeing though HMS Ocean and Bulwark are tied up for the Olympics, wouldn't this be a good time for the Argies to invade?
197 Britninja (#) May 06th, 2012 - 05:11 am Report abuse
@194 That's more true than anyone might have thought since apparently the Argie athletes can't even practice for events because all their equipment has been stuck in the country's Customs for the last 7 months lol. Another day, another example of Argie fucktardary.
198 Captain Fantastic (#) May 06th, 2012 - 06:25 am Report abuse
Good one 194 Lou Spoo (#). Anyone out running that time of day in argentina is more than likely to be picked up by the police. I reckon he looks guilty of something with those furtive glances. Also, this isn't the first time RG's have run in the Falklands.
199 GreekYoghurt (#) May 06th, 2012 - 06:48 am Report abuse
@198 All argtards look guilty, normally because they are.
200 cLOHO (#) May 06th, 2012 - 07:00 am Report abuse
Read a good article in Warship World, written about options for retaking Falklands if RG's managed to find some soldiers that dont run away.
Basically if airfield is taken and reinforced by RG airforces, tomahawk would destroy airfiled and make unusable, then the same missle to blat the airforce bases in Rg land to deny air support for the islands. Then send in the Gurkhas to finish off the job. I dont do the article justice was very interesting, plus article on the mith of the RG's sinking HMS Invinsible another RG lie to help sooth feelings of utter humiliation.
201 Steve-32-uk (#) May 06th, 2012 - 07:06 am Report abuse
202 cLOHO (#) May 06th, 2012 - 07:19 am Report abuse
From Telegraph comments:

Hows about the Team GB make their own Video too. Picture the scene............The GB synchronised Swimming team all water dancing around the wreck of the General Belgrano..........At the end in big bold letters the motto...............Team GB.............To learn to swim like a needs to know what fish eat!!!!!!!!!!
203 ynsere (#) May 06th, 2012 - 07:41 am Report abuse
I'm sure Guzz and Uruguayan are not Uruguayans at all, orf if they are they live in Argentina and are getting paid for their posts. The great majority of us Uruguayans are more than a little angry with Argentina today, because the bogus environmentalists of Gualeguaychú once again blockaded an international bridge, the Buenos Aires gov't have for the umpteenth time delayed the dredging of the Martín García channel and because their ambassador in Montevideo is yet another vacuous loudmouth. Even Astori, the Uruguayan vice-president, has admitted that Mujica's policy of appeasement of Argentina has only caused them to become even more belligerent. Falklanders: the Uruguayan experience is very clear: try to have as little as possible to do with Argentina.
204 LEPRecon (#) May 06th, 2012 - 07:41 am Report abuse
@196 - Boovis.

I don't think we need to worry for several reasons.

1. Argentina haven't got any assets to invade with.
2. The Typhoons stationed there could blow any ship out of the water and any aircraft out of the sky.
3. There are over a thousand troops on the island. Last time 70 Royal Marine's with a handful of RN personnel kept the Argentine's best troops pinned down, and only surrendered when the Argentines brought in artillery. So how tough a time do you think they'll have against 1,200 members of the Armed Forces.
4. There may or may not be a nuclear sub tooling around the South Atlantic (no one but Fleet knows for sure), and all it took last time was the sinking of one ship and the Argentine Navy was paralysed.
5. HMS Dauntless could destroy the entire Argentine Airforce single handedly.

So I think the Falklands are safe from Impotent Argentine threats.

And if they did somehow succeed in taking the Islands, well see post 200, cLOHO, spells it out nicely, except it wasn't mentioned that the Argentine troops would be facing battle-hardened troops. The Gurkha's, Paras and the Royals would all love to have another crack at the Argies, should they ever be so stupid to try this again.
205 cLOHO (#) May 06th, 2012 - 07:48 am Report abuse
I wouldn't fancy facing battle hardened UK soldiers fresh from Afghanistan. Even basic infantry regiments have been fighting to a level that previously only the marines and paras would of using all sorts of weaponry. I think anyone would be stupid to mess with the British Army, this generation of soldiers should not be messed with.
206 Max (#) May 06th, 2012 - 09:08 am Report abuse
From Europe,good morning all in between comments @ 190 .....@205 wherever you live.!
207 Freyab (#) May 06th, 2012 - 09:15 am Report abuse

Thanks for the link Steve :-)
208 Max (#) May 06th, 2012 - 09:26 am Report abuse
“ Steve ” is just his calling name ,not identity card name !
209 Freyab (#) May 06th, 2012 - 10:08 am Report abuse
Y ??????? Su punto es?
210 Max (#) May 06th, 2012 - 10:10 am Report abuse
the real name is “ Stephen ” not “ Steve ” !
211 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 10:28 am Report abuse
#192 Nice quote. Thanks for posting

#196 The Argies are in such a poor state of military readiness, they’d be challenged just to invade Punta del Este…

LEPRecon I read your post in the Telegraph this morning. I wish I could buy you a drink here in Chile. In any case, Cheers!
(With respect, one correction: The HMS Dauntless could destroy the entire Argentine, Brazilian and Chilean Airforce single handedly. (Of course, Chile and Brazil are not dim-witted like our neighbor…)
#201 Great link
Bravo to Nile Gardiner for his excellent article in the Telegraph!
212 LEPRecon (#) May 06th, 2012 - 10:52 am Report abuse
@211 - Chicureo.

Unfortunately the Telegraph web-site is crawling with La Campora trolls, so I felt I just had to try and put the record straight.

While I agree that HMS Dauntless could do as you say, Brazil and Chile are governed by reasonable people who just want to live in peace. It's a pity Argentina won't give them any.
213 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 11:31 am Report abuse
#212 LEPRecon

In 1978 Argentina came very close to annihilating Chile’s southern fleet. We had practically no air defense. When I entered as a midshipman in the mid-80’s the national objective was to never allow that to happen again. (Similar to the U.K.) Today, we could easily simultaneously annihilate Peru, Bolivia and Argentina’s forces as well as secure strategic areas without serious concerns of a counterattack. We have a good military, but the truth is that Argentina has a terrible-poorly equipped-corrupt one. (Currently at least two of their German frigates are inoperable as their Rolls Royce turbans were grossly poorly maintained.)

Thankfully there is a “silver lining” to this disgrace. All the Argentine “bridge-building” by CFK to Falklands community has been completely destroyed. I doubt we’ll see another Falklands marathon with Argentines being invited.

Cristina, with her thuggish nationalization of YPF, her rabid encouragement of the La Campora attacks against European offices in Buenos Aires and the continued use of a crazy mad cow ambassadress only serves to hurt them. (It will destroy their economy as well.)

Twenty years from now, the citizens of the Falklands will probably have a similar status of the Channel Islands with the highest per capita income in the world. Argentina, will continue to be the country that could have been great, but instead choose to continue in their Peronist nightmare of corruption and chaos…
214 cLOHO (#) May 06th, 2012 - 12:05 pm Report abuse
Trolls are awake, whats the orders today?? A busy day posting comments, difficult to spin this story even for the Kircher Youth
215 LEPRecon (#) May 06th, 2012 - 12:06 pm Report abuse
@213 - Agreed.

The way things are going the IOC may have no choice but to ban Argentina from the games.

I have a suspicion that this is exactly what CFK wants. Yet another distraction, while she can wail about how the evil 'pirates' conspired to have the poor innocent Argentina banned.

Of course the one's to truly suffer will be the Argentine athlete's who have been preparing for years for this event.

If they don't get banned then, I've no doubt that El Presidente is hatching some plot to disrupt the games. But if she does, it will be the final nail in the coffin for the Argentines on the international stage.
216 GreekYoghurt (#) May 06th, 2012 - 12:31 pm Report abuse
@215 Furk the Argtard athletes, they were apparently the main cause of this latest furkfest anyways.

Serves them all right if they get the ban-hammer, training or no. Might teach them some respect.
217 Max (#) May 06th, 2012 - 01:18 pm Report abuse
The Telegraph's Chile correspondent writes comment here !

I can bet on he 'llwrite an article to his paper about the gophers !
218 Brit Bob (#) May 06th, 2012 - 01:38 pm Report abuse
New Headline - Argentine government fall out with IOC

Old Headline - Argentine govenment fall out with UK
“ ” with USA
“ ” with Spain
“ ” with EU

Same old stort from the Nazi Comedians working within the Argentine politburo.

The whole world is laughing at Argentina.
219 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 01:53 pm Report abuse
#217 “MAX” and “GUZZ” and “URUGUAYO” and .... many other identies

The same idiot seems to be on a much higher level of sedatives to treat his Schizophrenia this morning, but really do we have to be again subjected to more of his hallucinations, bizarre delusions, and disorganized thinking?

Please don't feed the cretin attention which is what he thrives on.
220 Conqueror (#) May 06th, 2012 - 02:03 pm Report abuse
@161 Can you not get it up to 65%? Sorry, I forgot argies can't “get it up” that much. Too busy “bending” for it. But just remember that WE don't want you here in Britain. Watch for it on TV. “A cuntry of lying, thieving war criminals has stayed away. Let's hear it for argturdland!” [Dead silence]
@167 Don't worry about it. We'll explain that the arseholes were persuaded to stay away. How persuasive do you find the Rapier and Starstreak missiles? They'll be aimed at your lot!
221 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 02:22 pm Report abuse
#203 I agree. The best for Uruguay is to do as little as possible with Argentina, despite having them next door.
Sorry for the cow shite to follow, but
The mad cow ambassadress, Alicia Castro is reported in the Telegraph today as trying to pull Argentina's immediate neighbors into the dispute, claiming UK diplomatic and business relations could be damaged if the islands were not handed over to Buenos Aires.
She said Las Malvinas would be better off if they cut their ties with the UK. Argentines would send teachers to the islands to teach Spanish, but did not want to change the way of life“ insisting the islands had to be ”given back to Latin America as a whole“. The MC Castro is quoted ”Is it rational that a small community, in the name of very particular wishes and interests, are against any dialogue?
“Does it make sense that because they are not regarding the interests of the 60 million British people, they are not regarding the interests of the 30 million people in Argentina and they are not regarding their best interests, which would no doubt be better preserved if they were linked to the continent?”
222 Joe Bloggs (#) May 06th, 2012 - 04:35 pm Report abuse
Did the mad cow really suggest that we could retain our way of life? After we've all started speaking Spanish and after we've cut off our ties with the UK? Ha ha ha ! She's actually sillier than she is ugly. LOL! FFS!

What a waste of resources having her in London focussing so much energy on a dead rubber when she could be doing something worthwhile for Argentina. Oh well, who cares? Keep it up MC, your mad cow boss will love you for it. Until you ultimately fail that is. Make hay while the sun shines girl! LOL!
223 jerry (#) May 06th, 2012 - 05:48 pm Report abuse
The K government is doing all it can to aid the Argentina athletes train; it has even stopped entrance of training equipment at the customs house.
224 GreekYoghurt (#) May 06th, 2012 - 06:30 pm Report abuse
@223 the bicycles and hockey sticks are piled up next to all those banned foreign books.
225 Lou Spoo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 07:57 pm Report abuse
As the Argentine government has replayed the ad it will be interesting to see what action the IOC takes next. I would guess a sterner warning together with a threat of suspension. Whatever the outcome it MUST be an IOC decision. Any involvement by the UK government allows KFC and her cronies to once again attempt to distort the facts and play the victim. Fortunately each time KFC, Timerman and now Castro in London open their mouths the eyes of the international community are opened ever wider to the desperate, irrational behaviour of these people and the threat that pose to the islanders.
226 Chicureo (#) May 06th, 2012 - 08:21 pm Report abuse
#224 So true.

#225 The IOC is a slow as a turtle regarding political sanctions. The CFK government would have to do something really stupid and repeatedly after being warned. I hope they just stop this as ther are a lot of young athletes that have dedicated their lives to this opportunity.
227 juapell (#) May 06th, 2012 - 08:57 pm Report abuse
well always we are just propaganda. 2-0 UK-Argentina. hockey test game.
We train in argentine be destroyed in english soil:)
228 Conqueror (#) May 06th, 2012 - 09:06 pm Report abuse
@226 NO! CFK needs to keep this up. It is in her interests. How could anyone doubt that engaging the young “athletes” of her cuntry is a worthwhile sacrifice? The whole world must see the commitment of every one of the 41+million argturds to crushing the aspirations of 3,140 Falkland Islanders. CFK MUST press on in her righteous fight to show the true character of argturdland, the Falkland Islanders and Britain. Psychotic imperialist colonialists, a free people and their defenders. Because Britain will defend. Until the last drop of scummy argturd blood. A new crusade! Remove “argturds” from South America. Drop the scum in the ocean. 200 at a time. Watch them die. Video the drownings. Be ready to show the videos to any state that tries to act like argturdland. This is how your cuntry will end!
229 Captain Fantastic (#) May 06th, 2012 - 09:06 pm Report abuse
Finally argentina has gelled into an official Pariah State. They have been trying hard for years, what with thievery and murder. At last the whole civilised world sees argentina as insolvent, loud mouthed, posturing bullies, a threat to international peace and stabilty. Eventually even North Korea will get sick of them.
230 jerry (#) May 06th, 2012 - 10:46 pm Report abuse
Now, to top it off, the K government has declared that the ad will not be stopped, and that special jerseys are being made for the athletes to wear that have Malvinas across the front. Probably being manufactured in China or North Korea?
231 expbrit (#) May 06th, 2012 - 11:29 pm Report abuse
#221 Silly Moo does us a favour every time she opens her mouth.

I wonder if the IOC would object to a new anthem for these games:

All together now……… cue music……… and…..

Don’t piss us off Argentina
You are forgetting
What happened last time
We kicked your asses
And if you push us
We’ll be quite happy
To play a rematch

Have I said too much?
There's nothing more that I can think of to say to you.
But all you have to do is look at me to know
That every word is true
232 Captain Fantastic (#) May 07th, 2012 - 12:25 am Report abuse
........and a big yellow stripe down the back. I suppose their male athletes will mince and hold hands , but why do their women have moustaches?
233 Pirat-Hunter (#) May 07th, 2012 - 06:07 pm Report abuse
Where was this people when UK brings a nuclear submarine, theft fish or oil from Islas Malvinas Argentina, why do we even listen to this KKK sports events??? We know what the brits are like. Shame on the OIC for using our Olympian as ponds in a political war, all Argentina did is train in Islas Malvinas Argentina, if brits want to make it a political event they should go back home and do it from UK that way they won't be ridiculed in two different languages, boycott UK Olympics.

'As usual, it is about the papers again.
The men, mostly those white men — also again, also as usual — have official papers upon which they have written their rules and their laws and their treaties. They are very sorry, but it is all there on the papers.
The Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy have papers, too, but those are no good. It is a shame and everyone is very sorry, but those papers are meaningless. Please stop showing us your quaint, useless papers.'
234 DJ56 (#) May 07th, 2012 - 10:30 pm Report abuse

“Shame on the OIC for using our Olympian as ponds in a political war”

Typical argentinian hypocracy, they make a film which makes political capital out of the olympics, then when reprimanded accuse the IOC of using their Olympians as ... newts?
235 Anti-Fascist (#) May 08th, 2012 - 02:35 am Report abuse
Argentina is a product of colonialism, conquered by the sword, most of the natives killed and infected by disease, their land taken from them and worked by imported African slaves, oversean by imported European colonials. The African's who made up 50% of the population would themselves completely disapear from Argentina between 1850-1900 in what could have been a chilling fore runner to the disareances of the Dirty War in the 1970's when an estimated 30,000 Argentines were raped, tortured and murdered, many more were held illegally in detention camps and tortured. The true figure for the dead could be as high as 100,000, no one knows because there is little official documentation and most bodies were dumped in the sea.

Argentina took land from its neighbours in numberous wars , civil wars and land grabs - Paraguay, Uraguay, Chile. Today Argentina despite the changed political landscape is still a nation characterised by uber nationalism. The claim to the Falklands was surendered in 1850 but reserected in 1941 by a fascist junta, which inc Peron, they thought their friends the Nazi were going to win the war, the Falklands looked easy picking.

In 1982 Argentina was under the latest succession of a series of fascism military junta's. Their hold on power was looking precarious, in deperation they sort a war, Chile looked like a good victim, they already claimed lots of land and were ignoring the international tribunals that had ruled in Chile's favor. But then they changed their mind and invaded the Falklands. Today the war is romanticized by a nation ruled by a kind of cross between a Neo-Nazi uber nationalist and a Charvesta Revolutionary uber Marxist. The only thing missing is the land reform. Maybe that's for later? But as few natives remain, maybe they'll just ignore their rights... God knows they always have. An entire culture replaced by a European one. Entire languages destroyed.

Timmerman should take time to read about his country's history.
236 cLOHO (#) May 08th, 2012 - 05:01 pm Report abuse
233 - UK is using this illegal film to increase anti Argentine feelling give peace a chance jajaja

Do any RG trolls have a brain or is everything scripted for them? surely they know what they are writing is utter rubbish.

Humiliated Trolls get a job, hand the food parcels back and have some decency.
237 Pirat-Hunter (#) May 08th, 2012 - 06:24 pm Report abuse
#234 we made a vídeo to honour our dead soldiers in Islas Malvinas Argentine, i just hope that when we desecrate you war memorials you people take it with as much joy as you do now. We will be taking stocks of the british war memorias and we will desecrating them accordingly,. By compasión UK has a lot more war memorials to loose then Argentina. Bring it on and let the desecrating war start.
238 British_Kirchnerist (#) May 09th, 2012 - 12:11 pm Report abuse
As I've said before the IOC “non-political” stance is nothing but a cover for its very political support for those in power against any challenge to the status quo. In 1968 they refused to criticise the Mexican government for killing hundreds of protesters in Mexico City on the eve of the Games, yet disciplined the African American gold medallists who gave the black power salute (one of them I see is due to give a talk on the Olympics in London soon). In 1972 the head of the IOC gave a speech the day after the massacre of the Israeli team in which he didn't refer to any of the dead athletes but whittered on about how the (successful) campaign to ban the unrecognised aprtheid state of Rhodesia was just as much an attack on the “Olympic spirit” as their killing. Two IOC Presidents, Avery Brundage who was a huge supporter of the Berlin Games and Saramanch who defected from the Republican to the Francoist army in the Spanish Civil War and was a Francoist politician in Spain, have been intimately linked to fascism. So if my Queen is attacked by these bastards, good for her =)

#69 What an amazing story, the definatve answer I think to the slander of Indian genocide against the Latin American LEFT

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