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Argentine Olympic Committee releases watered down statement on Malvinas spot

Tuesday, May 8th 2012 - 17:46 UTC
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The Argentine Olympic Committee has responded for the first time to an advertisement on state-run TV that links a dispute with Britain about the Falklands/Malvinas Islands to the London Games. Read full article


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  • Tabutos

    almost sounds like an apology...... not

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias


    A strong statement would have been:

    “It was a very inappropriate advertisment and we reject it categorically and distance ourselves from the government of Argentina's official policy.”

    “Furthermore, as we try to distance Argentine sport and athletes from corruption and politicism, we want to be consistent and reject such values at the local and international level. Therefore, we have decided not to participate in the upcomming Summer Olympiad due to the politicism, corruption, and lack of transparency of the governing body of the event, the IOC, and the organizers who have yet to disclose how they won the bidding process. We hope for understanding in the matter and call on the IOC and the Argentine government to work on cleaning up their standards before Argentine athletes compete again”.

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian


    An Argentine complaining about the lack of transparency. Youre a fucking cheeky bastard. Fuckoff.

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Great work freedom of speech trumps UK dictatorship. And just to be clear the Argentine trained in Islas Malvinas Argentine not fakland island corporations. In any case a corporations can't dictated laws or rules in Argentina. If they try they will end up like YPF, Too bad the OIC is getting into international politics.

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias


    So what? Does your standard of “ad hominem all the time” mean you and your compatriots can't talk about food, women, republicanism, football, most other team sports, indigenous rights, and dental care?

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    RG trolls your missing the point, RG Olympic Committee realise the government has gone to far. Now backtracking with this sort of apology.

    RG Trolls you dont have to spout your rhetoric , think for yourselves and don't do the bidding of the Kircher Youth for your food parcels.

    Free the Trolls , Trolls right to self determination free Guzz and Toby and Pirate Chappy....i am taking this the UN.

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    I don't get trolled by Argtards. It's better to just say to an Argtard “you cannot troll me, I've got a get out of troll free card” and then they get really really angry and try to start a fight, but then they FAIL, because they're just utterly sh!t. They typically then roll around on the floor a bit with their bright orange hair and dress.

    Once you're not trolled, you can just stand there and watch them.

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    To make a long story short:

    CFK does not understand how to really annoy the Brits. She is annoying them, but in short bursts, as she is also placing Argentina in a silly chair by some of the antics.

    A smart government would simply refuse to support the UK in any of their initiatives. Trade? Humanitarian appeal? UN vote? Bilateral accords? Ocean cooperation? Argentina should always vote no.

    In the end that is what will really incense the UK gov. An Argentina that forgets about the Falklands and stops the tantrums about it, an Argentina that even perhaps accepts the self-determination of the Falklanders, but an Argentina that at every turn, in every other area or matter, sticks it up to the UK government.

    Because what governments like the UK adore most of all is to be seen as leaders, as governments that can rally others around them. Not being able to do so is a source of great anger and resentment, and Argentina should play that card, soft, quiet, but pertinacious nettling.

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    8 - Sorry pal what the feeck you talking about because it doesn't actually make any sense.

    Greek - I used to have a troll as a mascot at school, the bring you good luck i thought, didnt know they could use computers, sneaky buggers.

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    To late wanker, we got your message loud and clear and you and your sportspersons will get the warmest of welcomes if they dare to show up in London. Don't forget the whole world will be watching you when you despicable lot parade at the opening ceremony and it then that we not you will get our message across that the Falkland's belong to us and not to you despicable people. What an own goal you have unwittingly given us a right good propaganda scoop. Fucking Amateurs.

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Max

    My advice to Argentina to reveal some “ doping” documents to global public !

    I belive Argentina has enough courage to scatter this Olympic Circus !

    May 08th, 2012 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias


    I can't wait for the whole olympic stadium to be given those color boards to hold in the air, and see the words “Falkland Islands, British forever”, to be displayed. That will go down so well in the now “venerable” IOC...

    Can you imagine the Opening Ceremony being used by the UK? I woudn't put it past them.

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    Werthein, Zylberberg.. Olympics... Propoganda films...dictators... Where's Riefenstahl when you need her?!

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    An Argentine complaining about the lack of transparency. Youre a fucking cheeky bastard. Fuckoff.
    cestrian : You are an IDI OT,buzz off,prick

    o late wanker, we got your message loud and clear and you and your sportspersons will get the warmest of welcomes if they dare to show up in London
    OHh thanks for the brits welcome.BTW,if anything happens to out athletes,Argentina will sue London for an hefty sum.....Please do that against our Argentine team... It will look real good on the brits people....

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    4 Pirat
    Go ahead and deal with us like you did YPF.

    8 Tobias
    That sounds like good advice to me. Ignore the Falklands and snub the UK. Sounds like a win win win situation. We get left in peace, the UK doesn't have to waste any more time facing slow Argentine full tosses outside the off stump and Argentina regresses further into its self-induced isolation.

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    I think there will be some incidents in London if Argentina goes (which is should not attend).

    Maybe not officially, but individual spectators displaying a banner, or a crowd chorus, maybe even an invasion of a pitch, from either side really. I think they will not succeed in completely removing the Falklands issue from the games. It just depends how much it mars the games. Remember Beijing in 08 and the days before the games and the controversy there. Or Atlanta in 96 with the bombing, or the 1980 and 19843 olympics with the boycotts, or Munich and the massacre.

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    Go ahead and deal with us like you did YPF. We had dealing in the same way with Shell,co....THe brits railways,the telco,insurance and DI nothing..poor deluded ex empire

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Yeah I was just about to say the same thing. The British railways in Argentina. Malvinero beat me to it. Peron took them, and the UK took it too, with silence. In an age when using military power to make others pay debts was much more acceptable.

    Joe, it would be nice. Isolation is much better than having bad friends who are enemies in disguise.

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nigelpwsmith

    You have to understand this AOC chairman's position. Argentine governments have a history of quietly disposing of people who disagree with them. During the last Junta, they would drop dissenters from helicopters into the River Plate. Some dictators would send out murder squads and the dead bodies would be collected in the morning.

    Gerardo Werthein is just trying to avoid being dropped out of a helicopter during the next Coup d'etat. It's really tough for rich people in Argentina, because you become the target of the administration when they need some funding. So if Gerardo Werthein does not toe the party line, his body might be found floating down the River Plate.

    No wonder the Falkland Islanders shun Argentina. Who would want to be part of a country where you stand a reasonable chance of not surviving the next the change of administration?!

    Being British, the Falkland Islanders have virtually no crime. So Fernando Zylberberg was able to run down the streets without the fear of being mugged for his trainers. But you can be sure that after this fake apology by the AOC chairman, the Argentine Olympic team will not be made welcome. If they try any Falklands stunt during the opening ceremony, then they will be the first Olympic team to be booed out of the stadium.

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    17 Malvi

    Your post makes no sense.

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Comment removed by the editor.

    May 08th, 2012 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #15 we already did, didn't you see our memorial to our dead heroes in Islas Malvinas Argentina??? I guess you didn't hear british media cry us a river for the past week. A fakland corporation can't dictate laws for Argentina we have our own laws. No matter how much you cry Argentina will go on doing what it wishes in our land, and you will keep coming for a bit of intellectual abuse by Argentine's.
    Great commercial, very creative and as usual Argentina is a beautiful country.

    May 08th, 2012 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    “Why not Zyberberg?”

    May 08th, 2012 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    22 Pirat

    No matter how much you cry Malvinas we will go on making laws in our own land and there is nothing you, Cristina, Alicia, Hector, Maximo or any of the other hard liners can do about it.

    May 08th, 2012 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian


    “...and you will keep coming for a bit of intellectual abuse by Argentine's”.

    “Argentina will go on doing what it wishes in our land”.

    Why not send a few RG soldiers on to do as you please.....

    Chuckle, chuckle.

    May 08th, 2012 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A.J.Rimmer

    Yeah your right, Peron did take the railways, when we were busy fighting the greatest threat the world has even known, when was that again, ohh yes during WW2.

    Cowards, the entire country is filled with nothing but cowards, criminals and liars. Who would easily sell there own grandmothers grave to make a quick dime. What a pathetic buch of loosers the Argtards are. How they can wipe there own arses is beyond me.

    May 08th, 2012 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lou Spoo

    Really? Let’s examine the results of Argentina in the diplomatic arena shall we?

    1. Argentina takes accusations of the UK militarising the South Atlantic to the UN. Argentine claims are instantly dismissed. Result....nothing.

    2. Argentina insists SA solidarity for claim to the Falklands will be supported by numerous SA leaders attending commemoration ceremony in Ushuaia, nobody turns up. Result....nothing.

    3. Argentina insists OAS will release statement supporting their claim to the Falkland’s. No such statement is released and CFK runs back to Argentina. stolen oil company.

    So, apart from refusing to support humanitarian appeals (I love that one by the way. It puts you up there with Alicia “not everybody can have self determination” Castro and Hector “I'm a Fuckwit” Timerman) and the other nonsensical rubbish you spouted, how exactly do you think Argentina is capable of 'sticking it to the UK government'? Go on, do tell!

    May 08th, 2012 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @27 you forgot to mention the trolling-advert which no one cares about and the orange-headed lady making herself look a t!t on national tv. All of which resulted in nothing.

    May 08th, 2012 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Argentina, on the brink.

    Here's hoping.

    May 08th, 2012 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    CFK will ruin you lot, and when she is living in paradise somewhere, most of you will be inpoverty,

    but as long as she is your godess, why should you feel any different,
    you deserve what you get,

    just a shame the innocent ones will go down with you .

    May 08th, 2012 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #21 we have laws in Argentina that prevent liars from publishing, it forces organized crime to follow rules.
    #24 Don't you wish that was true, I mean we know bery well how many planes fly from Latinamerica and it's not looking good for the pirates. Soon we will fine thousand of dollars to any nation sending planes to Islas Malvinas Argentina and we will be right back in the world stage Pesting the living lights out of all illegal aliens in Islas Malvinas Argentina, don't think the EU or the OIC will be there to protect you all the time, sooner or later UK will have to face Argentina alone. And I hope that by this time we will have a nuclear defense program to solve the islas Malvinas problem once and for all. Don't take me wrong we tried diplomacy but we all know how that went.
    Are you Enjoying the status quo yet?? Get used to it, this is just getting started.
    I am still not going to watch the Olympics and mock anyone talking about it.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    31 Pirat-Hunter
    youwill not leave,
    you cannot leave
    and you Will be watching the olympics,

    its in your nature .

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BritishguyfromLondon

    You're going to fine nations sending planes to the Falklands, which are not a part of Argentina's national territory??? WTF????

    Just because an Argentine man ran a penal colony (which had nothing to do with Argentina) for two months in 1833 does not make it yours. The Falklands are further from Argentina that Britain is from Luxembourg. Also , Britain owned most of France for centuries. In the case of Calais and Normandy, they have spent just as much of their history under British rule as under French rule. France is also on the same continental shelf as Britain. If we go by Argentine logic, Britain should own over half of France. Does that sound logical? No. Does that sound ridiculous? Yes. Just as Argentina's claim over the Falklands is completely and utterly ridiculous.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Furry-Fat-Feck

    @2 tobias (#)
    May 08th, 2012 - 06:04 pm

    They have had their collars felt by La Campora scum suckers.' Tow the line or we rape and kill your family in front of you'.

    Ah yes. Truth and justice and the Argentinian way.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Unlike the Argentine, the UK does not use “rent a mob” like your “ civilized country”. The Argentine's actions are regarded as “flea bites” - a nuisance but not worth getting bothered about. If you wish to go isolationist, a good part of the world will say amen to that. You can say no to everything the UK government proposes - it matters not a whit ! Water off a duck's back.
    The security at the Olympic games is an anti-terrorist precaution. There are some really nasty people out there - even worse than the Argies.- who would like to make a political gesture on the world stage.
    I am sure that any Argentinian who wants to attend the games as a spectator or competitor and does not try to make political points in the stadium will be welcome. If they want to demonstrate outside their Embassy, it will probably be allowed provided it is peaceful.
    As it has been said “ad naseum”, the average Brit. does not talk about the Falklands. Yes, it has been in the news because of the 30th anniversary of the conflict but the reaction has been - “are the Argies at it again?” - oh dear, what a pity, never mind
    In a way, I can understand your frustration because all you can do is rant and rave and post derogatory comments which are returned in Spades.
    As it is 2215, I will bid all a fond goodnight from.................................................
    This royal throne of Kings, this scepter'd isle,
    this other Eden, this demi paradise
    this precious stone set in a silver sea,
    against the envy of less happier lands
    this blessed plot, this earth,this realm, this ENGLAND
    (actually from 100 miles or 166 km. north.)
    With apologies to Mr. W. Shakespeare.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Soon the Falkland Islands will be the richest per capita “country” in the world. They will be able to afford the millions necessary for their own defence and start their own “marketing campaign” to counteract the Argentine propaganda.

    Britain will happily see these millionaires gain their full independence to satisfy the UN requirements on non-self governing territories.

    Argentina can watch and weep and the entire north, south and east basins open up for the islanders. Hopefully, the trade opportunities for Chile and Uruguay will not be overlooked and the Islanders will be seen for what they are:

    South American citizens and a country in their own right, unlike theArgentines they displaced noone to gain their land.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian


    “.. all illegal aliens in Islas Malvinas Argentina”.

    They all went back in 1982 when we kicked you useless fuckers off British sovereign soil.

    “sooner or later UK will have to face Argentina alone. And I hope that by this time we will have a nuclear defense program to solve the islas Malvinas problem once and for all. Don't take me wrong we tried diplomacy but we all know how that went. Are you Enjoying the status quo yet?? Get used to it, this is just getting started”!.

    Chuckle, chuckle. You couldnt kick my Grans fucking arse you prick.
    did you manage to get your food parcel today and money from La Campora? no doubt a patriot as you will have it all salted away in a swiss bank account as well. Knob head.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raymo

    @36 Arsentina won't be weeping they have the mighty soybean to export!!!

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    31 Pirat

    It is true. You can stop the LAN flight any time you want. The alternative would be in place and operating within 6 months, max. We've gone longer without it before. The other two fights currently operating (the UK MoD and the oil flights) will take up the slack while it gets going.

    So you're going to nuke us huh? Make up your mind. Are you a peaceful nation or are you a bigger warmonger than the UK? Answer: you wish you were a bigger warmonger than the UK but you're not so you have to act like you want to be peaceful.

    We're still here Pirat and there is nothing you can do about it and you know it.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raymo

    Regarding post 31

    I mean Arsentina with a nuclear defense program? When they the can't even grasp basic economics WTF!!!!!

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian


    The lad talks complete shite. Nuking the Falklands would leave fuckall left, but then again thats Rg logic for you.

    the fact is they are soft as shite and would shit their pants at the prospect of facing the British armed forces. Long before RG got nuclear weapons the UK would simply take them out.

    also it would be in direct contravension of the Non Proliferation Treaty they signed - but then again they abide by no treaties.

    Rg Land will never have nuclear weapons. He is living in dreamland. The rest of south america wouldnt allow it never mind the UK/NATO etc.

    Pirat hunter is symrtomatic of the average La Campora member - an utter hypocrite who changes his mind from one day to the next.

    Utter Nazi lying fucking scum.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Furked Arg-economy is furked.

    I'm not sure why we're talking about a f*cked-up hell-hole that is desperate to troll us, and not talking about nice things like which cakes are best. Or, how many cups of tea can we all drink in a day.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    41 The Crestian

    Nicely put.

    Pirat. What do you say?

    Right. Finished work for the evening and time to go home. Mrs Bloggs just called to say dinner is ready. See you all later.

    May 08th, 2012 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raymo

    @42 It can be rather funny though, the best part is that Arsentina is a one man idiot show that needs no outside interference what so ever to be the entertainment it is!!

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DJ56


    “we have laws in Argentina that prevent liars from publishing”

    Now there's a joke, as everything published in Argentina about the Falklands is a lie. But then Argentinians never obey any laws anyway ....

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Diplomacy doesn't work, as an Argentine I demand our government to build a nuclear defence programs to rid Islas Malvinas Argentina of UK theft and occupation, rid Argentina of illegal aliens send them all back home, they hold british nationality send them back home or just test and H-bomb on the island to rid the land of pest.

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian


    Argentina will never own the Falklands. forget about it and move on. you have no claim on the islands, never have, dont and never will. youve been brainwashed and now you are paid by an internal Nazi security apparatus La Campora to come on here and spout shite.

    no one in the UK gives two fucks about Argentina. you are nothing but an inconsequential irritant who is laughed at by the Uk Government.
    the more you and your politicans talk, particularly your crackpot president, the more embarrassing you become.

    Argentina, the gift that keeps on giving.


    May 08th, 2012 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raymo

    @46 all the illegal aliens in Arsentina mostly come from Spain, Italy and Germany (post WW2) so why would they have british nationality?

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian


    The only illegal people on the Falklands were the RG's in 1833 and 1982. Fortunately all of these pirates and colonialists were kicked off by the sovereign nation - the British.

    If the Rg's try again it will be the same result - totally ferked over by the British Armed forces. The Rg's should just move on and stop embarrassing themselves.

    the RG's are no more than colonialist, imperialist, pirates.

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raymo

    @49 Totally agree with you I was just getting a dig at his own colonial history!

    Also there is no need to tell me what would happen in another war is I am in electrician who served my time with BAE Systems and did extensive work on the Type 45 project as well as others.

    I was lucky (or unlucky enough LOL) to sail on these ships during sea trials and have seen the weapon systems in action!!!!!

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Hey Werthein and Argentina - free speech for your athletes was NOT the biggest problem with that video. Nope! It was the deceitful conniving to do it without the knowledge, consent and cooperation of the host community - the Falkland Islanders. Your deceitful actions just reflect what any domineering country and culture has done before. Virtually all of our countries are guilty of doing it in our histories - but yours is here and now.

    It wouldn't have bothered Falkland Islanders if the Argie sport-squad had come over and worked with FI folks transparently to do something that could be seen as some sign of a cooperative, collaborative venture. If Argies had been open and hadn't slighted the Falklands WWI memorial, but rather gone out to run around the Argentine cemetery in Darwin (, probably been a bit of a brownie point for the Argentines. But no - was not to be and probably the Argie video-makers didn't even give it any thought - although would be interesting to know more about how decisions got mad on that one.

    Interesting as an aside that the Werthein family only arrived in Argentina from Russia in 1904, while some Falklands families can trace back FI ancestors way before that. However, as the article concludes with statement that Werthein is a “...very rich Argentine Jewish family with interests in finance, insurance, agriculture and communications and is known to have political aspirations.” Also, several members of Werthein family have been active in the Argentine-Israel Chamber of Commerce (, and we know now that Israel supported Argentina, apparently because Israeli PM Begin hated the British (remember his role as British-soldier killing Irgun terrorist in 19444-48?),

    So did Werthein family also have a role in getting Israeli weapons to Argentina in 1982?

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    “Argentina's politicians have been just terminally stupid ever since Juan Perón”.

    May 08th, 2012 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lou Spoo


    It's rather an obvious point but Article 1 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco states:

    1. The contracting parties undertake to use exclusively for peaceful purposes the nuclear material and facilities which are under their jurisdiction, and to prohibit and prevent in their respective territories; (a) The testing, use, manufacture, production, or acquisition by any means whatsoever of any nuclear weapons, by the parties themselves, directly or indirectly, on behalf of anyone else or in any other way.

    So in your scenario Argentina would once again break international law and introduce nuclear weapons into Latin America. You would then no doubt march yourself to the UN and accuse yourself of militarising the South Atlantic to which you would deny all accusations and bleat on about how the evil British usurpers made you do it. On top of that you would then test an 'H bomb' on the Falklands simultaneously ridding them of their inhabitants and making any future habitation impossible. Brilliant!

    May 08th, 2012 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    So in your scenario Argentina would once again break international law and introduce nuclear weapons into Latin America
    Not really.
    Argentina can withdraw anytime.
    Article X
    1. Each Party shall in exercising its national sover-eignty have the right to withdraw from the Trea-ty if it decides that extraordinary events, related to the subject matter of this Treaty, have jeopard-ized the supreme interests of its country. It shall give notice of such withdrawal to all other Par-ties to the Treaty and to the United Nations Se-curity Council three months in advance. Such notice shall include a statement of the extraordi-nary events it regards as having jeopardized its supreme interests.

    ized the supreme interests of its country. It shall give notice of such withdrawal to all other Par-ties to the Treaty and to the United Nations Se-curity Council three months in advance. Such notice shall include a statement of the extraordi-nary events it regards as having jeopardized its supreme interests.
    What a bunch of criminals,the one they have nukes..
    Anytime Argentina has the capacity to build...
    Of course we will be in sync with our neighbours...

    May 08th, 2012 - 11:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raymo

    @54 I hope you'r having a laugh and don't actually believe the shit your suggesting!

    Arsentina developing nuclear weapons indead LOL

    May 08th, 2012 - 11:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lou Spoo


    I'd be more impressed if you weren't quoting article x of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), however, I was talking about the Treaty of Tlatelolco.

    May 09th, 2012 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias


    That must have been one horrible time, WWII, specially in the year 1948, I've heard was particularly brutal. Argentina was so wrong in nationalizing the railways from Britain and France in that year.

    May 09th, 2012 - 01:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Sorry children, but the U.K. has the international “pass”to cruise around the world with Dr. Oppenheimer's toys... As long as they stay in international or UK controlled waters .

    Assuming that Argentina want to experience the delightful sanctions that both Iran an North Korea are now enjoying, please do announce a nuclear weapons development program. ...should be fun to watch... (Yes the world is unfair.)

    May 09th, 2012 - 01:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias


    Some say Argentina did build a nuke. Those that say this are former top intelligence officials.

    “The Terror Trade features an exclusive interview with ”Eric“, an international arms dealer who tells with chilling detachment of underground plutonium buyers gathering at a Sudanese hotel ”so full of people, it was like a flea market.“ He also states in the program that Argentina has had an atomic bomb since 1983, and identifies various countries involved in nuclear black market trading. Israel, Libya, Argentina, South Africa, Iran, Iraq, Syria, India, Pakistan and Brazil - countries which appear to see possession of nuclear weapons as essential to guaranteeing their national security - have sought black market materials.”

    Out of all the suspected nuclear states, Argentina has always been been pointed as one of the ones most likely to have done it. Why I'm not sure.

    May 09th, 2012 - 01:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #32 I am American half native and really don't care much for your papers or Europeans laws writen in them. But keep them because with the economy this bad and the austerities measures everywhere you might have to eat them, in regards to the olympics you are wrong here is my link to the olympics.
    #33 irrelevant rant. What Europeans do or stops doing to each other is none of America's concern. Let alone Islas Malvinas Argentina. You are talking europe I am talking southamerica.
    #35 we are civilized, we made a video you guys are starting a nuclear arms race in southamerica. We rather be isolated then dealing with blood thirsty warmongers from Libya, this is why we now make tv for national consumption and other people envy it so much that they come here to ventilate their anger. I don't like to see nude people on tv, but I change the channel. I don't blame UKistan when the remote runs out of battery. Chillax loosers.
    #36 they being richer then Even UK when they can have the biggest british ship at their disposal. You got to love the brutish tax system and their austerity measures. Ummmmmmhmm! European freedom for all at monkeymagoon expense. Hip hip hurray!
    #37 I am not the kind that would beat you am all up for pushing dirt over your grave. And I don't work for lacampora but I do admire them for their support to CFK, I make money on shows you probably enjoyed. Chuckle. Chuckle.
    #39 isolation can build true independence and you are welcome.
    #40 you should pick up a newspaper more often. I didn't hear of austerity in Argentina yet but did from europe, a nuclear defense program doesn't take much now days when people will do anything to eat Argentine beef in North Korea, Iran or China.
    #41 if UK, NATO, Libya, iraq, Palestine, afghanistan and fakland have a problem I think they should get together and fix it themselves.

    May 09th, 2012 - 02:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britninja

    God, can you imagine Argies with nuclear weapons? It sounds like the start of a mutant/zombie apocalypse film. One of their technicians would probably use a nuclear rod to stir his Yerba Mate.

    May 09th, 2012 - 02:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Well the question should not if Argentina could have, had, or has nukes. The question is why Britain and France still have them.

    I hate to tell you so bluntly, but no one in the world of 2012 wants to nuke you guys, you are just not that important. The Russians, Chinese and USA want to nuke each other in any case, not Les Rosbifs or the Frogs. And the terrorists also would not bother with a dirty bomb in Europe, they can use conventional bombs there. They will only try to sneak such a device to their mortal enemy, which is the USA.

    So... why do the UK and France have nukes? There is no imminent geopolitical reason (a) as established above. And logistically there isn't one either, as the USA has enough nukes to “protect” both France and the UK in any event.

    So no geopolitical reason (option “A”), no logistical reason (option “B”)... The only remaining option is “C” for both countries, and the most obvious one

    Penis insecurity.

    May 09th, 2012 - 02:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Want a good laugh and see such lies and plain wacky weirdness, read the Russia Today article by Adrian Salbuchi, 'Politics darkens the 2012 London Olympics':

    Salbuchi side-steps the inconvenient truth that Argentina invaded the Falklands on 2 April 1982, and he goes on to see hidden designs of Zionism in the London Olympics...

    Salbuchi is an Argentine politician-journalist who seems to believe that the surrender of the Argie military junta on 14 June led to a Treaty of Versailles situation - with Argentina in the lamentable position of Nazi Germany. Tsk, tsk...

    May 09th, 2012 - 02:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete35

    Isn't Young and Rubicom a USA agency? They were the ones who did it. Or am I missing something here?

    May 09th, 2012 - 02:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rule_britannia

    “Malvinas are mine, mine, mine ... fields, bugger!” (“Mine Campo” by the inspirational writer of our age, Hector Timoman).

    May 09th, 2012 - 02:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #63 John: “Nestor” is in fact embedded into the 2012 Olympic logo, and if you carefully listen to the music to be played at the events you'll faintly hear “Nestor's wife poisoned him with cyanide in his Malbec...”

    May 09th, 2012 - 02:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    Isnt it a shame for the RG's that there is no competition in the olympics for:
    Bad haircuts
    Small Foreheads
    Tall Stories
    Hairy Women
    Best Liar
    Economic Incompetance
    Running Around In Circles
    Cowardice (or running backwards)
    Hidding Money
    Botox Absorbtion
    Goose Stepping
    Best Worm Farm

    They would do really really well!

    May 09th, 2012 - 04:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias


    That's because the UK those be replaced by:

    Dimwit Chess
    Genocidal Triathlon
    Grandeur Delusions Relay
    Monolingual Fencing
    Recession Quadruple Marathon
    McDonald Diet Women weightlifting (the women are what is lifted)
    Denture-Free Boxing
    Synchronized Rioting
    ... and Immigrants walking on underground stations Archery.

    All clearly sure gold, silver and bronze for the UK.

    May 09th, 2012 - 04:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    CKY, wrong again, this was not made by an Argentine working for a British Agency. This was made by an Argentine, “Who use to work for a British Agency!”

    May 09th, 2012 - 04:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    Tobias are u trying to illustrate lack of creativity.....,..again! U should work in the RG ad industry. Anyway you made chuckle as the list u provided (except for the underground one-do u guys have one?) would suit you RG,s very well. Nice that i rattled your cage hehe. Hows your worm farm doing? Ready for your big moment or has your gov impounded your worms kit ?

    May 09th, 2012 - 05:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Do you mean propoganda industry? After WPP gets through with cleaning up their shop, the RG Ad industry is going to go into serious decline!

    May 09th, 2012 - 05:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    Sorry yes i did mean their Gleichschaltung (but i may have spelt that wrong)

    May 09th, 2012 - 05:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    62 - You would love Nuke weapons, to a broken country like Argentina it would be like giving a tramp a bottle of wiskey and a machine gun

    May 09th, 2012 - 06:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    The Argentinians are so concerned that they will be booed that they have asked to hide behind the Brazilian team at the opening ceremony.

    Some things never change.

    And still the Union Jack flies high and proud over these our beautiful, resource rich and very British Falkland Islands and other South Atlantic Territories.

    Some things never change.

    May 09th, 2012 - 07:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    74: Union Flag.

    May 09th, 2012 - 07:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    8 tobias

    You make a fair point but this will never happen as there is no short term popularity benefit for the governemnt in doing this. That is all they are interested in, banging the nationalistic drum. the softly, softly catchy-monkey approach just isn't in her nature.

    May 09th, 2012 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    someone about to be sacked over the olympic advert.

    May 09th, 2012 - 09:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Werthein said that 'but he defends the right to freedom of speech for his athletes.'

    What he is really saying is that he defends the right of his athletes to spout Argentine propaganda that is not based on historical fact.

    Hence, his comments are worthless.

    May 09th, 2012 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    Get at 'em.

    There was a load bloody faries,

    In Buenos bloody Aries,

    With greasy hair and sweaty bums,

    They'd never heard of Bonningtons,

    It were a different culture and a different race,

    No chippies in bloody place.

    You can keep that poof Fartiles,

    'Cos we're going to have your Malvines.

    Hey up, hey up, hey up, hey up.

    Well, they got us back son, without a doubt,

    Time to sort them bastards out,

    Costa Mendes lives in fear

    Of real men who can hold their beer.

    [ From: ]

    Sing hey hey hey the lads are on their way,

    With their bayonets and their tommy guns

    And their bellies full of Boddingtons.

    Hey up, hey up, hey up, hey up. Whoo!

    Get in there my son, let's set up a couple of pubs.

    Let the bitter flow, nuke 'em till they glow...

    Hey up, hey up, hey up, hey up.

    Fray Bentos and cheap red wine is all they eat in the Argentine,

    But after a scrap with the English Navy,

    They'll ask for the recipe for chips and gravy.

    Sing hey, hey, hey, the lads are on their way,

    With their bayonets and their tommy guns,

    And their bellies full of Boddingtons.

    (Repeat to end)

    May 09th, 2012 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    77 The Cestrian

    Never mind that the ad was not creative and offensive and a bit rubbish, I bet the Argentinian will STILL hold issue if anyone does get the boot, saying about “sour grapes” or “The british revenge” for not getting an apology. I bet that is what will happen

    May 09th, 2012 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    80- Plenty more RG twists along the way, it will all end up being our fault. Love it to see how far the humiliated RG government twists and squirms in hatred of UK. I actually like a drop of Malbec, and love corned beef sarnies (but with pickle)

    May 09th, 2012 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2 For once I agree with you. All argie scum should steer well clear of Britain. They are most likely to drown as the people of Britain show their “appreciation” for argturdland's activities. Either that or look forward to spending a few weeks in immigration, customs or police detention. EVERY honest Briton will be looking for ANY reason to lock ANY argie up and lose the keys for a few weeks. Then the British government could make millions by offering tours and the opportunity to spit and pee into their cells.
    @4 How could it be argieland? There was no sign of “homes” made from corrugated tin, hijacked utility supplies, open sewers, turds in the street. And I couldn't see any queer except the argie “athlete”. The bit with the steps was interesting. But Sylvester Stallone did it better!
    @5 What would you know about women or indigenous rights? But I understand your interest in dental care. I gather that cannibalism is becoming very popular in South America. Is this your new means of making people “disappear”?
    @8 Excellent idea. Go for it.
    @11 Another excellent idea. Send us details of all your doped “competitors”.
    @12 Of course you wouldn't. It would be at your level.
    @16 Missiles up argie arses. Real (crowd) control.
    @22 You've never had any heroes, dead or alive. Argie heroes in the Falkland Islands? They'd be the ones (11,313) that surrendered, wouldn't they?
    @31 Funny little boy. How are you going to fine someone who can just fly away? But go for it and watch Maximo's toy become a real domestic burden. When it won't be allowed to land anywhere except argturdland. And even if were allowed to land, have you any idea of the landing fees you would have to pay?
    @46 That's not a nuclear defence programme. It's a nuclear offense programme. Didn't you sign and ratify a treaty banning such things? I imagine ALL your neighbours will less than happy. They'll probably invade just to destroy your toys.

    May 09th, 2012 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    81 cLOHO (#)
    May 09th, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    You can't beat a bottle of Malbec, it should be produced by “Familia Schroeder” and corned beef sarnies with PLUM CHUTNEY, this is a meal fit for a king!!!

    May 09th, 2012 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    -CFK went further and described the advert as an excellent message made by an Argentine working for an English agency, which “comes to show that the English also need to come to us for creativity”

    Everything this idiot says just reveals how out of contact with reality she is. No wonder Clinton wanted as assessment of her mental health before meeting her.

    May 10th, 2012 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Furry-Fat-Feck

    @82 Conqueror (#)
    May 09th, 2012 - 12:41 pm

    Have you taken your pills today Conk? D'ya want me to fetch nurse?

    May 11th, 2012 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BAdTiMiNg

    i know who this Gerardo Werthein reminds me of now..

    Nic Nac... Mr Scaramangers little henchman from ' the man with the golden gun'

    May 13th, 2012 - 03:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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