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Malvinas are Argentine: ignore provocations in English soil, CFK tells Olympic delegation

Wednesday, June 27th 2012 - 03:39 UTC
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President Cristina Fernandez told the Argentine Olympics delegation there is no need to interfere with the sports spirit in London to show Malvinas belongs to Argentina and called on competitors not to fall prey of provocations while in English soil. Read full article

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  • reality check

    Stupid cow, just can not help herself can she?

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 04:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    What provocations, exactly? Maybe we should prove how “peaceful” we are by, I dunno, making a propaganda video about the Falklands knowing it has f-all to do with the Olympics and is only designed to cause hatred and resentment and bringing down condemnation from the Olympic committe? God forbid.
    Waste of flesh, that woman.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 05:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    This should be fun. The Falklands aren't an obsession in the UK so any athlete coming all fired up for a Falklands themed Olympics will be sadly disappointed. They're more likely to end up holding a camera for a Chinese tourist.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 06:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Self Determination

    This woman talks with forked tongue.Provocation ? ffs
    She is a danger to herself every time she opens her mouth.
    Duplicitous,self -serving, deranged.She is in for a very rough ride domestically in the next few days.........Enjoy.
    Will she still be there for the teams return?

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 06:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Bringing a white flag I thought that was the last flag the args flew over stanley?

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 06:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    If she expects us to act like her, she will be sorely disappointed, really unlike Argentina this isn't a national passion like it is over there. In England we like to tackle problems that affect our economy or social matters whereas in Argentina when they have problems they like to raise the Falkland's fantasy they have and pretend their problems don't exist.

    She's a shameful hypocritical liar.

    Shame on her and she shames Argentina everyday she is in power.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 06:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    jajajaa so she holds a political rally to make that statement, this old girl is desperate. Grow a backbone Argentina
    Wait for an engineered incident at the Olympics just like border incursions by Poland against the Nazis

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 06:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    CFK is a procrastinating hypocrit with first class honours degree in spin-doctoring. If the competitors behave it will be out of a sense of their own duty not what she says. If they misbehave then they will be perpetuating the falacies fed to them by successive Argentine governments. Provocation is not a british trait.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    “Argentine Creativity”? Now that is funny. Argentina files less patents than Luxembourg, a country with 1% of Args population.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    “There is no need for actions contrary to the practice of sports to show Argentina’s rights over the Malvinas Islands”'

    Oh so what the fuck was this then.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxaW1I55REQ&feature=related ... for em as missed it... this is the 'improved' version.......

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Tbf they put there creativity into the falklands dispute te orecious islands were stolen in 1833 dont you know etc etc.
    if we carried on like that we'd b claiming india canada australia bits of africa etc etc etc let it go its embarrasing.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    The most creativity they've shown is their amazing work of fiction called “The Argentinian claim to the Falkland Islands”.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    Unfairly I suppose, I was rather hoping KFC would order the athletes to make clowns of themselves so we could all have a laugh and send them home. Not like any of them are likely to win anything to get anywhere near a podium anyway. Last Olympics I think they finished somewhere near between Mongolia and The Congo in the medals table.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 08:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    They won six medals, compared to GB's 40 or so. Poor show!

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    they finished just south of North Korea... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Summer_Olympics_medal_table

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 09:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zool

    Meanwhile in the stolen lands known as Argentina

    The nation’s indigenous people are calling attention to a legacy of invasion and displacement that continues to this day.

    “We can’t be happy and celebrate the nation’s past 200 years as indigenous people. The indigenous people already existed here. The other, the Europeans who came here 200 years ago can celebrate. They can be happy because they have benefited from the waters, rivers, air, earth apt to produce. We are sad...

    http://upsidedownworld.org/main/argentina-archives-32/2510-argentinas-bicentennial-indigenous-tell-another-history

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Funny she doesn't mention her own people that she is trying to bully.

    Her tactics aren't working against Britain or Argentinians. So glad she is too stupid to work this out.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    We should greet the argie “team” with all the respect they, and their country, deserve. So I suppose that the headscarves and masks, the sticks and stones, and the petrol bombs will all be on hand. I wonder if they'll need an armed police escort from the airport to the Olympic village and back? Probably best if they don't go “sight-seeing” whilst they are in Britain. Of course, anything that happens won't be in line with the policies of the British government or the majority of peaceful Britons. But every country has “violent, radical groups”.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    “There is no need for actions contrary to the practice of sports to show Argentina’s rights over the Malvinas Islands”,

    Too late Argenweener your olympic advert wont be forgotten for the wrong reasons, how sad in this day and age that a country should use the Olympics in a bogus political matter tarnishing their team even before they get there.
    SUCK IT UP!!!!!

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    @16: no wonder they don't support self determination otherwise they'd have to boot their sorry arses out to italy, spain and 1940's nazi germany.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DJ56

    “There is no need for actions contrary to the practice of sports to show Argentina’s rights over the Malvinas Islands”

    Sounds like desperate backtracking following a bit of knuckle rapping by the IOC!

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    A good sensible briefing by Cristina, not desperate backtracking though as she said in the same session that she thought the video was great =) Such a shame Zylderberg was blocked by the local Olympic Committee for his loyalty to his Queen, though at least that shows Argentina is no dictatorship; in Saddam's Iraq for example the President's son ran the Olympic Committee!

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    It is absolutely derogatory and disgusting, that a disgruntled and deluded leader, should use her own hard working athletes , to put her greedy disgusting politics into sport, and thus possibly destroy the hopes of genuine Olympic hopefuls, and humiliate her own country, just to score petty points over an innocent island people,

    And it is even more disgusting that some of her cohorts on here agree with her.
    Its about sport not political games.

    Just a thought.
    .

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yomp to victory

    Trust Argentina at your peril. They are the arse-end of humanity and have the morals and integrity to match

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #23 Thats not the story the very pretty picture tells. Luciana looks nice, her Queen though is even more beautiful and radiant =)

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ahab

    From the woman who branded a search and rescue helicopter pilot a “provocation.”

    CFK would probably brand customs “provocative” for checking any Argentine passports.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • karlos vg

    Provocation?? That botox has genuinly gone to her head, have we made an olympic video with any argenine war memorials in? No, are we trying to blockade argetntina like there doing to the falklands? no. Are we gathering support from other latim american countries to provoke the falklands? no!And hang on ... When argentina felt provoked by Prince William did they not realise that he was alrady scheduled to go to the falklands on duty beofre tensions got as bad as what they are now between tho both countries? I genuinely hope the argentine delegation dont do anything they will regret if they do try and politicise the olympics, theres only ever been 2 people who did this Hitler and CFK when the olympic video was released. If any of the delegation team choose to make any statements or anything to do with the falklands being argentine, what i will say is that your in a country of extreme tolerance but our men as much as your men died in that war , but you come to our country with your bogus claims, lies, and insult or even attempt to politicse the olympics i can only imagine what the british spectators would do. Hang your heads in shame Argentina. Does anyone know if its true that Argentine schools are told to teach the argentina geogrpahics including the falklands as argentine and not british? Again if this is true your government are investing into lies being sold to argentine's at a young age. Which again puts Argentina into the same stereotype thats already out there, That there just corrupt liars. Its a shame.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    27 karlos vg

    You must be new as it's no great secret that the Argentines drum the “theft of the Malvinas” story into their primary school children.

    That's why it is a national obesssion over there. I can't say it's gained them any benefit other than as a topic of ridicule.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    @27 hope this answers your question about argentine scholls and their practices, all should watch very disturbing and totally undeniable

    I like the part of the video where the kids play hunt the belgrano on the map.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EJeM6ifRbA

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • row82

    Please join this new fb page - Falkland Islands Desire The Right - dedicated to Falkland Islands current affairs, keeping the islands free and poking fun at the loonacy of the Argentine government and their various claims and their internet trolls - https://www.facebook.com/Britain1592

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Br Kirchenerist- He was dropped form the team because the Int Olympic Committeee made a complaint about the video stunt - as did the Olyympic Committees from a number of other nations - eg S.Africa,India,Pakistan to name just 3!
    He would have been barred on arrival if he was not dropped! You say the lady looks good? - I though maybe a few bats had collided with her! - still that then explains why you think CFK is beautifull!! - no accouting for taste!
    And Yes - I believe there was genuine information in British hands in London that stunt(s) were to be pulled- that is why the warning went out.
    Now if anyone does try something they will indeed end in hot water and tears and disgrace.

    Hope we all enjoy a good high quality Sporting Olympics between ALL countries.

    But you will need to keep your nutter ambassador in London under lock and key!

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JimLad

    @ Zool #16

    Define 'Irony';

    i-ro-ny (noun): A petty and corrupt government of a TPLSAC, with more similarities to Nazi Germany than the actual Neo-Nazi political parties, condemns supposed acts of colonialism by Britain and cries for justice, all the while practicing it's own colonialism and oppressing the native populations of the land that makes up Argentina.

    Cheers for highlighting that article for the masses mate!

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • row82

    Please join this new fb page - Falkland Islands Desire The Right - dedicated to Falkland Islands current affairs, keeping the islands free and poking fun at the loonacy of the Argentine government and their various claims and their internet trolls - https://www.facebook.com/Britain1592

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @29 I've seen the video before and it's very sad. It's notable that these classes are mandatory. How to brainwash the kids. Very nazi. Actually, I couldn't find a single thing that the “teacher” said that was true. Since when did “Spain conquer the Islands”? Spain BOUGHT the French settlement. Then Spain forced the British settlers off using 1400 troops. Britain asked Spain if it wanted a war. By the next year, the British settlers were back, Spain returned all seized goods etc and made restitution. And what about the garbage that the Islands became argentine with independence. There has NEVER been any legal principle that authorises such action. The FACT is that Britain still claimed sovereignty and Spain admitted it. The argies were, at best, squatters. Actually, given some of the people that went there and their activities, the argies were not only squatters but pirates as well! First “argie” there, David Jewett, pirate. Then Luis Vernet, started with a British-authorised commercial venture and then descended to piracy. Looks like all argies are hereditary crooks!

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornishair

    Anyone think we could in future swap the white flag, with the Argentina flag? saves a lot of time if we ever had to fight again. “oh look its the Argentina flag everyone, they must of surrendered already” >_

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    Would anyone notice a downturn in the Argentine Olympic team's performance if they were provoked about the sovereignty of the Falklands. I mean could their per capita medals tally get much lower than it already usually is?

    Chuckle chuckle

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @36 I was interested in Boovis' comment @14. I didn't realise they handed out medals just for turning up!

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    talk about being desperate,

    how worse can she get .

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 06:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @16
    Clearly proving that Argentina is mainly an implanted population.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    CFK tactics: Build hate in media and amongst Arg radicals, disown Arg provocation, provide video cams to record inevitable retaliation in London, and next day will be on youtube and Casa Rosada website.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Malvinas are Argentine. Another sad comment from the President of a country that should be renamed La La Land.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • shb

    I find these comments from CFK a bit rich, being as she is the one who has most gone out of her way to turn the Falklands into as much of a crises as she can.

    Her statement is a fairly clumsy and ham fisted attempt to make Argentina look like victims.

    It is a bit like Hitler telling a German football team (about to play in Czechoslovakia, 1938), not to be provoked by the Czechs angry about Germany's claim to the sudetanland.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • karlos vg

    29 pirate love

    Just watched that clip and I feel sick to my stomach. What a country Argentina really is lying to there own people like that. The song was a bit cringe worthy aswell ha. Even in the clip when the teacher says we inherited the islands after independence from Spain. But south America wasn't independant from Spanish rule till 1810 but wasn't it in the 1700's when we led the plaque to assert soverignty? There must just be an unwillingness to want 2 know the truth.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    her goverment is built upon lies,her cohorts belive her lies
    and her indocrinoughts peddle her lies .

    they lie so much, that they now, do not know how to tell the truth, or even what the truth is .

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    @43 agreed. To acknowledge the truth Argentina would have to admit to a long lived lie,and they arent about to throw away their tried and tested people pleaser.

    Argentina have always wanted something for nothing even if it means taking by force, those days are over yet typically Argentina like all selective democracies are slow to catch up. Brainwashing lies into children is a well practiced Argentine institution bordering insanity, but guarantees its government with a handy popularity tool for when its people start banging pans.
    and boy its noisy in beunos aires!!!

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    The Belgrano Sisters max and paddy ...superb made me chuckle chuckle

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    YES, YES, YES.... THESE ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND SEXY LOOKING ARGENTINE WOMEN IN THE WORLD.!....SUCH ARGENTINE EUROPEAN LOOKS..THE BEST.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Piny

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    Jun 27th, 2012 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    drip drip drip.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

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  • Boovis

    47: yes, it's amazing that the rape of native americans by european empire builders can create something like that.

    Jun 28th, 2012 - 06:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • David Cameron

    All are welcome in my country to compete and enjoy the Olympics as long as they leave all politics at home. One thing I would ask of all Argentine sport persons who come to London to compete along with any Argentine Citizen who comes to watch their fellow citizens try to win Gold, silver, or Bronze is that they do not desecrate the Cenotaph that's outside my home in Whitehall, please treat it with the respect that it deserves, I don't mind you filming it but please, please if you are a sportsperson don't train anywhere near it.

    All the best to you all when you come to the London Olympics. Dave

    Jun 28th, 2012 - 07:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Richfe

    @29 Thanks for sharing but wow - that's really awful.

    I'd heard Argentine school texts gave a partial view of the facts, but I didn't realise the presentation of the subject was quite so nationalistic/psychologically loaded. If that video is typical I actually feel quite sorry for Argentinians...

    Thinking back to history lessons at school...there was always a conscious effort to teach the circumstances, motivations, rights and wrongs of both sides in any conflict regardless of whether the UK was involved. I can remember clearly the effort that was made to explain the role of WWI reparations and the economic hardships of Germany in the rise of fascism.

    I can't remember a single instance of the union flag being brought out or singing the national anthem. Of course we had a memorial in the old school hall (about 100 former pupils died in WWI, mainly with the Birmingham Pals who suffered heavily in the Somme) and a service of commemoration every year, but the idea of sticking names on a flag just makes me feel uncomfortable.

    Is this video really typical of how the subject is taught in Argentina?

    Jun 28th, 2012 - 09:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raven

    “There is no need for actions contrary to the practice of sports to show Argentina’s rights over the Malvinas Islands”, said Cristina Fernandez.

    “Our (Falklands/Malvinas) rights we defend in the right forums. We are going to the Olympics to compete in sports, where we represent our flag and we don’t do any kind of silly things.

    So what was that video you flaunted with pride about then CFK? You know, the ''We train on Argentine soil'' one.

    Is she totally off her tree or what???

    Jun 28th, 2012 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • v for victory

    Yes, come to the Olympics and compete. Ignore your government as they try mix politics and sport together.

    Falkland islanders can also ignore the Argentine government - it works both ways!

    Jun 28th, 2012 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor

    It does not matter if they do make provocations its not as if they are going to win anything. North Korea offers more of a challenge, ha ha ha.

    Jun 28th, 2012 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • David Cameron

    29 PirateLove+++++++I am going to show you all why I had to do a double shuffle from that woman the other week when she accosted me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vys78sGB7Y&feature=related

    Now does anyone blame me from getting out of her way with the nonsense that she comes out with?

    Jun 28th, 2012 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @50
    I repeat, your are not a man, you are a coward.

    Jun 28th, 2012 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Bronze. Silver or Gold, who ever wins one in whatever their discipline and whatever their country. will have worked bloody hard for it! Leave politics out of it and good luck to them all.

    Jun 28th, 2012 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    60 Sucia US
    A man can be cowardly stupid!

    Jun 28th, 2012 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ann Other

    Argentina could win gold for whining about a dodgy claim to someone else's homeland.

    Jun 29th, 2012 - 11:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @63 And for claiming they won in 1982.

    Jun 29th, 2012 - 11:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    The stupid cow says “We are going to the Olympics to compete in sports, where we represent our flag and we don’t do any kind of silly things” Almost every time she says anything it is a “silly thing” - ¡pobre Argentina!
    “Don't cry for me, Argentina” says the song - at the moment we should all be crying for Argentina!

    Jun 30th, 2012 - 06:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @62
    You sound so sick. Follow DB advised for your male menopause.
    Remember, the brits cannot even imitate the USA english accent.
    The Cornwalls cooking the cornish pastries in Tempe are a joke.
    No money, no class. Their American Dream is Dead.
    They owed monies and are deliquent, so hurry up send some monies to the Cornwalls to pay their bills before they flee from Sky Harbor to the UK.
    Hahaha

    Jun 30th, 2012 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    Sucia US
    I'm going to be just fine, I still don't understand your cornish pastie reference.

    Jun 30th, 2012 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    66... Stop posting you don't make sense, it's utter rubbish

    Jul 01st, 2012 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @68
    You have the option to ignore my comments.
    The english are bloody rubbish. This is a fact.
    The UK started insulting the argentine leader, Argentina, and argentinian.
    The UK should concentrate on their own people to avoid the riots of 8/31/12 and the UK Debt Clock.

    Jul 02nd, 2012 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor

    @69 Oh Miss Sussie
    “The english are bloody rubbish. This is a fact”- yet more insults, oh and some Evidence please.
    “The UK started insulting the argentine leader, Argentina, and argentinian.” - When, were, who?- evidence please.
    “The UK should concentrate on their own people to avoid the riots of 8/31/12 and the UK Debt Clock.”- Riots were a minority of scum bags mostly who were to lazy or stupid to realise what they were doing and the debt clock, well the UK has been paying off its debt rather well considering, if I were you I would concentrate on the enormous US debt of $16 trillion+ and Argentinas very high debts and small economy before lecturing the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @ 70
    I am not posting in Mercosur no more. I am planning my trip to Bs.As.. I need FUN!

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor

    @71
    Thank Fuck for that! Bon voyage and fuck off, Miss Sussie.

    Jul 03rd, 2012 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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