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“Timerman can go to bed and dream of owning the Falklands”, but reality is different

Wednesday, February 6th 2013 - 06:00 UTC
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MLA Summers recalled when a previous president said the Argentine flag would be flying over the Falklands by the year 2000 MLA Summers recalled when a previous president said the Argentine flag would be flying over the Falklands by the year 2000

Foreign Minister Timerman can go to bed tonight and dream of owning the Falklands in twenty years if he wishes, but there’s not much reality to it, pointed out a Falklands’ lawmaker reacting to the Argentine minister’s statements on Tuesday to the UK media.

“Timerman forecast that the Falklands will be under Argentine control within twenty years is a pretty extraordinary optimistic statement for home consumption and nothing to do with reality”, said Member of the Legislative Assembly Mike Summers.

“We have heard from a previous Argentine president (Carlos Menem) that the flag was going to be flying over the Falklands by the year 2000. The flag was flying but it wasn’t his” recalled MLA Summers when he was asked to comment Mr Timerman latest remarks.

“I think Mr Timerman can go to bed tonight and dream of owning the Falklands in twenty years if he wishes, but there’s not much reality to it” said MLA Summers who has a vast experience in Falklands’ politics and in dealings with the Foreign Office and the Argentines.

“These are things that Timerman says for home consumption. They have nothing to do with reality and I don’t think he has no particular plan in place to move the Argentine claim”, added MLA Summers.

Likewise as to international acknowledgement, Mr Timerman claims that half the world supports Argentina and nobody supports the British or the Falkland Islands position “when in fact we know quite the opposite, particularly when we are talking of sensible countries”.

Finally MLA Summers said that members of the Legislative generally are reasonably content with the way things are going on the national front with the coming referendum, and “we’re content that the levels of support we get from sensible countries around the world is growing”.

 

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  • Lord Ton

    Very little Argentines say on this subject have anything to do with reality. Here's to the next 100 years of British rule :-)

    Feb 06th, 2013 - 06:25 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    Well said Mr Summers.

    It's about time the Argentine government stopped dreaming and started facing reality: the reality that they created in Argentina; economic madness, censure of the free press, hounding people who don't agree with them, and creating their own version of the Hitler Youth.

    Come on Mr Timerman, show you have a pair and deal with the problems within your own country.

    Feb 06th, 2013 - 06:35 am 0
  • Redrow

    Just watched Jan Cheek on the Breakfast News. calm, thoughtful, Stateswoman-like performance all round. Contrasts to the ineptitude and rudeness of the Argentine Foreign Minister's performance yesterday.

    Feb 06th, 2013 - 06:47 am 0
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