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Timerman recalls April 2 Falklands’ invasion saying Argentina is not alone in its Malvinas sovereignty claim

Saturday, April 2nd 2011 - 15:46 UTC
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Argentina has the support of numerous international organizations and regional forums in its sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands, writes Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman in an article under the heading of “Argentina is not alone in its Malvinas claim” Read full article


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  • stick up your junta

    This, plus the fact the UK “has established a true military fortress in the South Atlantic which constitutes an affront that is a threat for the all the region

    Jees you Spanish types scare easily

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • googer62

    “Something” and wind springs to mind.I have very clear memories of that “peace loving nation” who WAS signed up to all sorts of UN charters over the Falklands taking both my country and liberty away from me 29 years ago - and not very peacefully either. If we were a nasty British colony on the 2nd of April 1982 then life in the argentine controlled colony was much, much worse. We had no liberty, human rights etc. Gosh, I have just remembered, those are the things that Mr Tinnerman cares so much about for others.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    One could summarize Twitterman,s words in 2- fantasy and bullshit. Woe the sild support from Chile,Brazil and Uruguay - please quantify?
    one apologetic refusal at 3hrs notice by an embarrassed Ur president under threats from kirschener to a previous approved naval ship visit does NOT count as solid support. Nor does one minor one in Brazil when London was pretty damn dumb in even asking for it at that time! Chile-??
    Oh and ALL these nations in their communications and business WITH us refer to the Islas Falklands or Falkland Islands.
    Yeah - massive argy support really- we are all atremble!

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rob the argentinean

    Once again an Argentinean politic embarrassed us with his comments. He knows no everyone thinks like him in Argentina!!!

    Marcos, the march remembers me the dictatorship.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    “Rob the argentinean” :-)))))))

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Silly man talking crap.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest


    is that the best you can do Marcos? you're a pitiful excuse for a man.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Argentina can never be alone. With the rate of mental illness in the country there are always at least two voices to listen to.

    Is CFK medicated? Is Marcos educated? Both are questions that are constructs of their behavior!

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gotey

    Britain: supporters of “MIGHT over RIGHTS” is right then?

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    For the fact that this had a big following in Argentina, we must then wonder how the people get theire history lessons,
    for it is a known fact, that if you believe in telling lies, then you cannot tell the truth,
    the stupidity are for all to see, except for the blind leading the blind,
    1,an adventure , boy what an adventure
    2, Malvinas War- you invaded and treat it as if we invaded you, [very cleaver]
    3,this time with the arms of diplomacy , this is a two way street
    And as Argentina refuses to listen to others, then it is a doctorial rule.
    And a one way street ,
    4,our sovereignty over the Malvinas, Georgias del Sur and Sandwich del Sur islands and surrounding maritime spaces.”
    And thus including all the sea in-between, and everything we don’t actually own..
    5, He makes special mention of Caribbean countries which includes many former British Caribbean colonies == but fails to mention that they exercised their right to choose how to live, thus denying this to the Falklands .
    6, UK “has established a true military fortress = but again forgot to tell the people
    That the reason was and is, to stop argentine aggression .and threats .
    7,Those of us who as peace loving countries ?=has to be the most hypocritical answer
    Ever said by a violent country.
    8, Finally there’s a veiled criticism of the United Nations = only because they will no agree with argentines claim , as she has in fact NO claim .just my opinion,

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    I have few digital real( !!!) British friends.
    I got them read all Mercopress comments.They laughed and
    said that here has nor British neither Argentine commentators.

    They told me some interesting details about Falkland Island
    which I didn't know before and I haven't seen-read here yet !
    and said that no problem between UK - Argentina.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    eh ?

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kiwisarg

    12 yul
    again with the comments about your english boyfriend! I think you should get a new one, mayby Argentinien!!

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Searinox

    Beef if i were you i would be worry about your own government, because your government prefer to fired a lot of people just for finance a war... who is the stupid?? cuac
    Besides look haw is our education, we at least can talk a good english when you cant use spanish, and thats culture.

    Apr 02nd, 2011 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @#15 - No but we use French and German language, and why would we need the use for Spanish when world business is negotiated in English and we can afford translators for when they do not speak English? Face it Spanish just isn't the favoured langauge, whereas English is.

    You say you can talk good English - Well from the evidence i have seen in the posts from the majority of Argentinian posters, including yours above, on here prove you cannot. And i quote:- (Grammer corrections in brackets)

    ”Besides(,) look haw is our education (-) we at least can talk a good English when you can(’)t use Spanish, and that(’)s culture.“

    ”You can't use Spanish” (no comma needed) ”and that(‘)s culture” - sorry but what the hell has culture got to do with it? That and your spelling mistakes like HAW instead of HOW (not a typo as A and O are at opposite sides of the keyboard) and the rest of your bad grammar and spelling errors, says to me that my dog can write and speak better English then your gibberish.

    As for your question “Who is the stupid?” that should have had an “-” in front of it and not “....” and should have been “ - So who is stupid one?” Well the answer is clear - You are the stupid one. As am dyslexic and i can do better at grammer and spelling then you, and its even harder for me to read and write than it is for someone who speaks, writes and reads english as a second language.

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 12:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    “Saturday April 2 commemorates the invasion 29 years ago by Argentine military forces of the Falkland Islands”

    Mercopress, I know you're British but... for the love of God read what you write before you post it.

    You're talking about an Argentine ceremony, the name you should use is MALVINAS.

    Not that “Falklands” crap.

    Thank you

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 06:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • sj_ken

    Argentina wants the Falkland Islands/Ilse Malvinas back from Brittan. Maybe Argentina will Paraguay back the land it took from Paraguay back in 1870???

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 06:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Good eye Matin! hahaha
    “Saturday April 2 commemorates the invasion 29 years ago by Argentine military forces of the Falkland Islands”
    I am sure that ignorant Beef wrote this article for MercoPress.

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 06:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @17,Martin_Fierro. where are these islands that you call the malvinas? l can't find them on any decent map. perhaps they are in a lake high up in the Andes?
    And thank you too.

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 08:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (20) Isolde

    Second time I help you with your computer problems in less than 24 hours........
    First the “missing” Spanish “Ñ” and now this “Decent Map” question..................

    1) Open Google
    2) Type “Google maps” in the “Search” window.
    3) Open “Google Maps”
    4) Type “Islas Malvinas” in the “Search Maps” window
    5) Voilà ma chère

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Can see some Argentine nobody is gonna go down a storm if they ever manage to get through passport control and visit our beautiful Falkland Islands.

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    I understand that the Welsh Assembly is about to submit a claim for Patagonia based on Historic Occupation of Territories legal precident.

    There is also a claim being framed for submission to the ICJ for self-determination and compensation for years spent under occupation.

    Without being asked, the Human Rights Commission is investigating abuses before, during and after military occupation.

    The EU have a proposal on the table that all European countries will back the claim via the United Nations.

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    ”1) Open Google
    2) Type “Google maps” in the “Search” window.
    3) Open “Google Maps”
    4) Type “Islas Malvinas” in the “Search Maps” window
    5) Voilà ma chère”

    It comes up with the falkland islands, lol.

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Sorry, all.
    My laptop calendar showed 1 April.

    Apr 03rd, 2011 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gotey

    To all Islanders, sleep and live at ease, We will never launch a military attack on the islands. Be sure of it. No guns, no shots. Completely rule out a 2nd “Invasion” as u call it.
    Anyways, someone said “there was a war back in 82, we won. So, the Falklands are British”.
    See what i said when I first came in here? MIGHT over RIGHTS is the Rule by which the UN and its UN Security Council members make their moves. That´s why u have the Veto. That´s why you have nukes.
    Lets be brutally honest: The UN is, at the very least, a circus, though i think it´s rather more of a sitcom, even if sth is serious enough, it makes you laugh your head off.
    ...and the world is just a rat race. You´re ahead of everyone, so don´t worry about another war. The military might and the latest warfare techs are on your side for backup.
    I´m out of this nonsense talk. But if you wanna talk about other matters like football, rugby, planetary science, linguistics, learn Spanish, literary pieces, music (I´m huge fan of U2, Phill Collins, Maná), movies (I saw one written by Roman Polansky, British-made, unknown Brit actors to me, I tell you it was real good! The name of the movie was the Ghost Writer, good suspense all the way), here is a friend, buddies.

    Apr 04th, 2011 - 03:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    @26 You're funny. Let's see now. Without the courtesy of a declaration of war, you dipsticks launch 10,000 troops to land on territory that belongs to someone else and proceed to terrorise the civilian population. Including locking over a hundred up in a hall without food or water. You proceed to change the laws of said territory and dig weapons and mines in all over the place because your afraid the owner might object. I'd call that an 'invasion'. By the way, I understand that your conscripts were shocked to find that they weren't being welcomed as 'liberators'.

    Actually, Britain is a member of the UN Security Council because we were instrumental in saving the world from one of your heroes, Adolf Hitler. And we need a certain amount of MIGHT to ensure that jumped-up little toe-rags can be dissuaded from interfering with our RIGHTS.

    Now, while your esteemed Foreign Minister, Hector (the clown) Timerman has pointed that you have support from the numerous international organisations and regional forums, you don't have any support from the most important. The International Court of Justice. For some strange reason, you won't go there. Wonder why? Couldn't be that you're afraid that the Court would say you Argentines talk a load of drivel, could it?

    Apr 04th, 2011 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    If only ?

    Apr 04th, 2011 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @27Typhoon, right on, brother.

    Apr 05th, 2011 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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