Fernandez at the United Nations; 30 years after the Falklands War

14 Jun

Speaking before the United Nations Decolonization Committee yesterday, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez called on the UK to; ” .. leave this history of colonialism behind and start building a new history based on dialogue. We are not asking them to acknowledge that the Malvinas Islands belong to Argentina. We are only asking that we sit down and talk. Can anyone in this time refuse to engage in dialogue?”

“I’m here to ask for the humanitarian right. Our country is a human rights champion. Few nations have the kind of immigration freedom that we have. Few nations open their doors to citizens from all over the world like we do.”

Condemning the referendum announced by the Falkland Islands Government, the President commented on pictures of the Falkland Islands flag flying above David Cameron’s office in Downing Street, London; “When I saw the waving flag of the so-called ‘Falkland Islands’ I was ashamed, because wars are never cause for celebration or commemoration.”

Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the Falklands Was and services were held in London and the Islands to remember the troops who lost their lives ousting an invading Argentine force. The Falkland Islands have been claimed by Britain since 1765. Argentina attempted to take them by force in 1832. Cristina Fernandez blamed the military dictatorship for the decision to invade 150 years later.

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6 Responses to “Fernandez at the United Nations; 30 years after the Falklands War”

  1. Nicholas Lutwyche June 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    “Our Country is a human rights champion”. Except for the residents of the Falkland Islands. Stupid Bag.

    • JohnB June 14, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

      And except for the residents of Argentina.

      It has a history of oppressive dictatorships.

  2. Manuel Manuel-Manuel June 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    Hi Pepes,

    We are of course aware that for a long period of time in the 20th century there was a ban on Jewish immigration to Argentina, but not a ban on immigrating SS officers. We just tell lies about it here in Argentina.

    I’m aware of that.

    Manuel

  3. Hin Duong June 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    So she should be ashamed. If she & her people don’t like wars then they shouldn’t have started one, especially one they would never win.

  4. tedcol June 14, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    “I was ashamed, because wars are never cause for celebration or commemoration.”
    especially if you are the aggressor and especially if you lose them.
    “I’m here to ask for the humanitarian right. Our country is a human rights champion. Few nations have managed to lose so many freed black slaves from it’s population.
    Indeed few countries have managed to disappear so many of it’s people in such a short space of time.
    Do or did the Amerindians have a say in all this freedom and human rights as espoused by C.F.K ?

  5. Monica June 15, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Should have warned all the Argentinians 30 years ago when then celebrated in front of their House of Government the invasion to the Falklands! and during the war, all the lies the Junta was telling them, all the time, people with flags, celebrating the defeat of people that has never done any damage to them…double face woman!

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