Wednesday, December 5th 2012 - 17:20 UTC

Argentine Jewish organizations slam President Correa ‘disdainful words’ towards terrorist attacks’ victims

Argentine Jewish organizations strongly criticized Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa after he defended the Iranian government, comparing the 85 people killed in the 1994 AMIA attacks in Buenos Aires with the victims of “NATO bombings in Libya” in 2011.

The Ecuadorean president was recognized in Argentina with a journalism award

Correa made the statements on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, before the Ecuadorean leader was recognized with the Rodolfo Walsh award, given to him by La Plata University, a prize previously awarded to Venezuela President Hugo Chavez and Bolivia President Evo Morales.

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre, the global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, accused Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa of “justifying” the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre which killed 85 people and left hundreds injured and maimed in 1994.

“Correa’s disdainful words against the victims of the terrorist attack sponsored by Iran, speaks for itself.

“By engaging in an anti-imperialist demagogue speech, he has justified a massacre that took place in Buenos Aires,” Shimon Samuels said, international relations director for the organization.

Similarly, the head of the DAIA Jewish community umbrella organization also showed their “regret” for the comments made by the Ecuadorian leader. The president of the organization Julio Schlosser said that the statements were “unfortunate” and remarked that the Argentine government should make a public declaration over the situation.

Ecuador has very close trade and political links with Iran and is a strong critic of US ‘imperialism’ and western foreign policy.

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1 Shed-time (#) Dec 05th, 2012 - 05:39 pm Report abuse
Now, I'm against any form of terrorism, including the Stern Gang/Lehi who receive constant praise, medals of honour, state funerals and monuments within Israel for effectively bombing innocent people, mainly British.

Many many Argentinian Jews, such as Timmerman, support La Campora, a state sponsored terrorist group, and the 'Front for Victory' a party pushing kirchnerism, a ideological framework built upon the works of Adolf Hitler himself, who we all know loved Jewish people, homosexuals and gypsies.

Then they get upset about someone being a friend of Iran? Am I missing something?
2 reality check (#) Dec 05th, 2012 - 05:41 pm Report abuse
If the jewish community think that KFC is going to say anything about Correas vitriolic crap, they are mistaken. Sadly!
3 Simon68 (#) Dec 05th, 2012 - 05:51 pm Report abuse
1 Shed-time (#)
Dec 05th, 2012 - 05:39 pm

No sir, very few Argentine jews support La Campora or CFK, Timerman is a shamefull blot on the Argentine jewish escutcheon, especially as his father was a hero of opposition to the military government of 1976-1983!!!!!!
4 Britworker (#) Dec 05th, 2012 - 05:52 pm Report abuse
One would think that the opinion of Ecuadors leader would be the least of the Argentine Jews problems. I would say Iran fast becoming a strategic ally of Argentina would be more of a concern to them.
5 Pirate Love (#) Dec 05th, 2012 - 06:12 pm Report abuse
more proof as if it was needed of the effects of irans push for influence in S.America.
also nice to see the lack of loyalty to the jewish community within S.A by the nazi leaders in the dictatorship reich
6 Nostrolldamus The 2nd (#) Dec 05th, 2012 - 06:33 pm Report abuse
Get a life you are lying through your teeth once again brits... Jews, muslims, gays and lesbians have it FAR better in terms of rights and piece of mind in Argentina than they'll ever have it on your BNP infested island.
7 Shed-time (#) Dec 05th, 2012 - 07:07 pm Report abuse
@6 Surely this article supports the exact opposite of what you are stating as fact.
8 Troy Tempest (#) Dec 05th, 2012 - 07:16 pm Report abuse
@6 shed
Get ready for a Troll onslaught of diversions about UK in Iraq and Afghanistan and UK war on Muslims Etc.
9 Musky (#) Dec 05th, 2012 - 07:16 pm Report abuse
Correa is a crackpot, so nato bombs are like those of iranian terrorists? Sure theyare, just like nazi concentration camps are the same as disneyworld. He is the number one village idiot.
10 Shed-time (#) Dec 05th, 2012 - 07:41 pm Report abuse
“the Ecuadorean leader was recognized with the Rodolfo Walsh award, given to him by La Plata University, a prize previously awarded to Venezuela President Hugo Chavez and Bolivia President Evo Morales.”

Isn't this guy personally responsible to the death of the free press in his own country? With them locking up and 'harmonising' journalists he's winning an award for journalism? Who the hell are the faculty at this university?

I think we should be told.
11 reality check (#) Dec 06th, 2012 - 08:06 am Report abuse
I suspect the faculty had nothing to do with it, beginning to look more and more like a dictatorship every day. Judiciary, press, academia, all controlled by KFC.
12 Mendoza Canadian (#) Dec 06th, 2012 - 11:42 am Report abuse
“the Ecuadorean leader was recognized with the Rodolfo Walsh award, given to him by La Plata University, a prize previously awarded to Venezuela President Hugo Chavez and Bolivia President Evo Morales.”
Guess this is an award just for socialist commies? Guess CFK will win next time. As for the statement by Correa...she should have asked him to leave the country immediately. She didn't so she should apologize to the citizens of Argentina or resign. Period.
13 Simon68 (#) Dec 06th, 2012 - 02:41 pm Report abuse
10 Shed-time (#)
Dec 05th, 2012 - 07:41 pm

The Faculty of Periodism of the UNLP is basically run by 1970's Montoneros and ERP leftovers. This whole crypto communist rabble is faithfull toCFK because it is where she theoretically studied law in the 1970's with Nestor. Most Argentines are totally ashamed of these awards to the champions of repression of press freedom!!!!!
14 reality check (#) Dec 06th, 2012 - 03:34 pm Report abuse
One has to wonder what the late Mr Walsh would have said on the matter?
15 toxictaxitrader2 (#) Dec 07th, 2012 - 10:35 am Report abuse
Get into bed with dogs,you,ll get fleas!
16 British_Kirchnerist (#) Dec 14th, 2012 - 09:07 pm Report abuse
What Correa said wasn't pretty, as the subject of bombing and mass death itself is not, but he is right, and it SO doesn't mean justifying the murders in Buenos Aires, just not letting them be used to justify more murder in Iran itself as Israel and some other Western imperialists seem itching to do. When the Simon Wiesenthal centre uses “anti-imperialist” as a swear word it becomes clear that it is not simply a broad anti-Nazi group, which I would approve of, but has another agenda. Btw Hitler was an imperialist...

#1 How can you be so right in paragraph 1 and so wrong in paragraph 2? Btw if many Argentine Jews support Kirchenrism, doesn't that kinda show its not like Naziism?!

#2 No I imagine she agrees with him, she is a smart clued up lady after all

#9 So being killed by NATO bombs is like Disneyland is it, you sicko?!

#12 Well, she deserves the prize as much as Chavez and Correa, has Fidel got it yet =)

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