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Timerman tells Hammond world is safer with creativity than “bombing civilians”

Monday, May 7th 2012 - 04:11 UTC
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Hammond according to Timmerman “a fearful adversary” Hammond according to Timmerman “a fearful adversary”

Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman replied to recent demands of an apology made by UK Defence Minister Phillip Hammond over a controversial Olympic advert shot in the Falkland Islands, and urged London to “honour the deaths of those who died in the 1982 conflict by constructing peace.”

“In the last few days we have seen an intense battle led by the UK’s Defence Ministry against the Argentine Republic. Mr. Phillip Hammond is a fearful adversary,” Timerman said in a press release.

“Mr. Hammond has demanded an apology from Argentina for saying in an ad that our athletes train on Argentine soil in order to compete on British soil,” he added.

“Mr. Hammond should know that the world is safer when you choose to use creativity rather than bombing civilians in independent countries,” he continued.

In the release the minister “demands, as an almighty knight, for Argentina to express regret for the creativity of an ad that sums up our feelings. He has yet to provide details regarding which punishment he will enact against us if we fail to meet his demands.”

“I suggest instead that he joins us in the negotiating table. That the UK doesn’t need to maintain in the Malvinas the most militarized region in the world. One soldier for almost every three inhabitants,” he said.

Timerman mentions that Hammond occupies the same post that in 1922 assaulted the 458 million people that lived under the British colonial empire. At the time Britain commanded 20% of the planet and “in that percentage was and continue to be our Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands”.

He then recalled that Prime Minister David Cameron still hasn’t replied to President Cristina Fernández’ request to allow the Red Cross to act as intermediary in the Falklands so both British and Argentine soldiers buried ‘in numerous nameless graves can be identified’.

“Let’s honour the memory of those who died by helping their families have a grave where they can go cry to,” he concluded.

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    “Mr. Hammond should know that the world is safer when you choose to use creativity rather than bombing civilians in independent countries,” he continued.
    Iraq? Afghanistan? or Libya?

    May 07th, 2012 - 05:25 am 0

    It is the two witches who are really running the anti Falklands crusade.Tinpotman is just the teaboy making the yerba mate.
    I saw Alicia Castro on Sky yesterday and she was very intimidating threatening Britain with being shut out of Latam if Britain doesnt hand over the Falklands.No apologies for the advert or the blockades.
    What do you expect from a regime which is a cross between the Nazis and the Mafia.She didn't convince anybody if the posts on the Sky and Telegraph websites are anything to go by.There were only a handful saying 'give peace a chance' and they were posted later in the day once the Argies got out of bed.
    She even mentioned the rigged Telegraph poll (without mentioning that it was rigged ) as proof that the British wanted to 'hand over the Malvinas'. Her 'soft power diplomacy' will turn out to be just as much an own goal as all the rest of the Argentine efforts.

    May 07th, 2012 - 05:43 am 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    She even mentioned theTelegraph poll, that's right!

    “Should Britain return the Falkland Islands to Argentina?”
    Yes 62.71% (18,970 votes)
    No 24.73% (7,482 votes)
    Islanders should hold a referendum to decide 12.56% (3,799 votes)

    Great job Abassador Castro!

    May 07th, 2012 - 05:54 am 0
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