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Argentina leader in use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes, says CFK

Thursday, September 29th 2011 - 16:03 UTC
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President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) opened on Wednesday the country’s third nuclear plant Atucha II, in the Greater Buenos Aires district of Zárate, and highlighted the fact that “Argentina is leader in the use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes.” Read full article

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  • so_far

    who is who....

    Illuminating comparison on the historic position and behavior of the leaders of Argentina and UK

    1) Argentina:

    ”...Argentine scientists have never used their neurons to destroy the lives of other beings. We are peaceful people, good people, not everyone can say that” Fernández de Kirchner stressed

    2) UK

    Mr Mitterrand´s words (ex presidente of France) about Tatcher..

    “Excuse me. I had a difference to settle with the Iron Lady. That Thatcher, what an impossible woman!” the president said as he arrived, more than 45 minutes late, on May 7 1982. “With her four nuclear submarines in the south Atlantic, she's threatening to unleash an atomic weapon against Argentina if I don't provide her with the secret codes that will make the missiles we sold the Argentinians deaf and blind..”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/nov/22/books.france

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    “Argentine scientists have never used their neurons to destroy the lives of other beings. We are peaceful people, good people, not everyone can say that” there it goes again, the victimization again and again and again. We are good people and the other people are bad. The damage that this woman and her followers are doing to Argentina will last for centuries. Resentment, hatred and victimization, what a combo!!!

    @ 1 it was a war, what did you expect? stop trying to look like victims, argentina is certainly not a victim. When you do something to people, people will do something to you, get it right for once in your life.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    #2

    what i expect ? i suppose what ever regular human being could expect....no country must use nuclear power against other.

    Im pretty sure is mandatory rule for any civilized leader.....

    remember the topic of the article ?

    ”Argentina is leader in the use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes.”

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    2 xbarilox (#)
    The damage that this woman and her followers are doing to Argentina will last for centuries. Resentment, hatred and persecution, what a combo!

    With all due respect you Is Argentina and British? better explicate what damage you are doing in Argentina? Resentment and persecution who?.
    Thank you very much.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    I don’t normally agree with XBOX
    But on the occasion,
    The only brain dead are you two,
    Anti British, this is due to being indoctrinated as children
    Where in the article does it mention Britain?
    Or any other countries for that mater,
    Every time your master speaks, out come the anti British rubbish by her robots,

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    briton you are corect to a degree but the Anti Argentine side completely ignore the incredible growth of Argentina and its rapidly developing industrial base.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @6 .... rapidly developing industrial base? Bringing Blackberrys into Navarino Norte ( known by some RG squatters as Ushuaia ) and putting them into 'Made in Argentina' packaging?????

    I'm having a bit of a deja vu moment all over again about that .......

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Only Argentina can claim to be a leader when in fact it is using the technology of another country!

    Thatcher said what she needed to get the codes from the French. That is effective diplomacy (the kind that results in action). Argentina would be best advised to learn from it as it is getting nowhere with it's pathetic wingding. But perhaps it doesn't really want to get anywhere?

    The drill bit keeps turning.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troneas

    some people here are bent on criticising argentina or its government even if it has nothing to do with the news story.

    and @8 - argentina has exported nuclear technology in the past. some australian nuclear plants were built in cooperation with argentina. and what do you mean by “effective diplomacy”? if threatening to use nuclear weapons is “effective diplomacy” then congratulations on sharing the same rhetoric as North Korea.

    the only way for argentina to “learn from it” would be to acquire nuclear weaponry of its own - as should every other country in the world for that matter. sorry but your way of thinking is both unsettling and arrogant.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Frankie baby you can delude yourself all you like with little pices pulled from Clarin but the facts are Argentinas industrial production is growing faster than anybody else except China

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    If I wish to be arrogant then that is my prerogative. You are in no position to do anything about it.

    Thatcher said what she said and the French blinked. Successful diplomacy, job done. Don't like it? Tough!

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @9 Which particular Australian nuclear plants were they exactly ???

    Apart from Lucas Heights research facility Australia has no nuclear plants.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troneas

    @11 she sent nuclear weapons to the south atlantic ffs! successful diplomacy my arse. the french didn't blink. they knew that woman was completely out of her mind.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    If I wish to be arrogant then that is my prerogative. You are in no position to do anything about it.
    Only Argentina can claim to be a leader when in fact it is using the technology of another country!

    Your ignorance about Argentina,is AMAZING,corned beef......
    Better keep dreaming in becoming rich,with the non-existing oil from MAlvinas...

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troneas

    @12 here you go Frank. Thats the facility argentina built in australia:

    http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jsct/nst/treaties/argen_nia.pdf

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    I don't know if there is any oil in the Malvinas basin (the drill by your drillers found only sand and no oil). I do know that there is a massive amount in the North Falkland Basin and we have 2016 as the date for the first oil to flow to market. Looking forward to the results of 14/10-8 in mid October.

    Troneas - They gave us the codes and that saved many Brtish lives, that is the duty of a leader, especially to our countires troops in a time of war. CFK is officially out of her mind (is she medicated) but we do not worry about her, she is there for entertainment purposes only.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    Here more info about Australia's OPAL Reactor
    ANSTO is the agency:
    ANSTO’s Executive Director, Dr Ian Smith, said it was an historic day for Australia and a major step forward for Australian science.
    “OPAL is the jewel in the crown of Australian nuclear science, and is Australia’s largest single scientific investment,” said Dr Smith. “It is destined to be one of the top three reactors in the world for scientific research.
    OPAL replaces ANSTO’s previous reactor HIFAR2, which was shut down at the end of January. OPAL was designed by Argentine reactor designers, INVAP, who also manufactured the “nuclear” components.
    http://www.ansto.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/9662/OPAL_opening_release.pdf

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Well there you go.... I stand corrected..... the reactor at Lucas Heights has been replaced ....

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    That is rigth,Frank!
    Lucas Heigths was the place for the older reactor as well as the new one.

    Sep 29th, 2011 - 11:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    As you guys openly support terrorists,
    [well] on paper anyway, I think the wells are safe ,
    Argentina and her friends would not even try,
    Even your leader would not risk her plastics .
    ,

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    “Argentina is leader in the use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes.”
    No, I'm pretty sure she did not say this.

    She might have said 'Argentina is one of the nations that have nuclear power stations and have not developed nuclear weapons, like North Korea and Iran.“

    But she could not claim world *leadership* in the province of nuclear power generation.
    Even CFK would not be that crass.

    On the other hand, she did say ”we are the country, after China, with the most economic growth in the world”.
    So perhaps it's crassness, or perhaps just lack of basic economic understanding.

    Sep 30th, 2011 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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