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Cristina Fernandez took time to pick on the Falklands at her 'dialogue' speech

Saturday, June 21st 2014 - 08:19 UTC
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“Someday our Malvinas  will be recovered. There is no colonialism that lasts so many centuries” (Pic Telam) “Someday our Malvinas will be recovered. There is no colonialism that lasts so many centuries” (Pic Telam)

Cristina Fernandez on her Friday Flag Day speech in which she lowered usual rhetoric and asked US Judge Thomas Griesa for negotiations with the holdout hedge funds, picked on the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute to channel her fury and forecasted there “is no colonialism that can last so many centuries, eventually they fall”.

 However the Argentine president underlined that it is only through dialogue and diplomacy that the Islas Malvinas will be recovered: "that is the path that must be followed and because some day they will be recovered".

“And here we are, the unpredictable, those who did not pay, still bearing that the United Kingdom continues to occupy the Malvinas Islands and we still protest politically and diplomatically".

But that is the path that must be followed, and because "someday our Malvinas will be recovered. There is no colonialism that lasts so many centuries and I know that someday colonialisms will fall", underlined the president.

Likewise she emphasized that Argentine claims will never appeal to force but rather always the path of peace.

"Nobody is going to push us from that path because we are a peaceful people who believe in peace and in human rights, seriously in all countries and for all peoples. That is why when it comes to human rights, Argentina is an example for the world".

Finally "we must defend Argentina between us all". National unity is a position that no Argentine can leave aside when it comes to defending the national interests, no matter the color of the current government"

And there was also some bashing against the US.

"It has not been a year since those who last year asked us to support them in their plans to invade Syria, and now there they are talking to Syria and Iran to see if they can intervene in Iraq,” the head of state underlined.

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  • Joe Bloggs

    Likewise she emphasized that Argentine claims will never appeal to force but rather always the path of peace.

    Except when your La Campora thugs illegally intimidate our cruise ship passengers and cruise ship companies and when you illegally stop our ships from freely entering SA ports and except when you threaten to sue companies working in our oil fields.

    Jun 21st, 2014 - 08:39 am 0
  • ilsen

    Ahh, here it comes, the distraction and deflection from the fact that her administration has lost its gamble and it is time to pay up. She is trying to get the population to forget about all the years of “we won't pay/they can't make us”.
    Chickens coming home to roost so bang the victim mentality drum.

    She is being very slippery using this 'peaceful people/dialogue' angle. By avoiding the ICJ or a military adventure she can milk this nationalistic cow for a long time to come without actually doing anything.

    btw. Wtf is all this 'we must defend Argentina'. Nobody is attacking you ffs! Either she is a paranoid idiot or it's the usual populist subtext of “.... and only I can save you”.
    How long will they continue to swallow this claptrap?

    Jun 21st, 2014 - 08:48 am 0
  • Think

    TWIMC

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said...:
    “It has not been a year since those who last year asked us to support them in their plans to invade Syria, and now there they are talking to Syria and Iran to see if they can intervene Iraq....”

    Think says...:
    Hasn't the Soon Desunited Kingdom (Thursday 18 September 2014) just reopened their Embassy in Iran......?
    Without the Iranians apologizing for seizing it a couple of years ago...?
    They haven't even returned the stolen portrait of HRH Lizzie with the big diamonds...!

    Jun 21st, 2014 - 08:51 am 0
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