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Aug 25, 2015

Hubert Elrington Says Territorial Volunteers Are Insane

Hubert Elrington

The group which succeeded in planting a flag on Sarstoon Island today is now being lauded by Prime Minister Barrow. In a press conference last Wednesday, the PM changed his view on the BTV and now claims that their actions are not only commendable, but even inspirational. Hubert Elrington is a former U.D.P. Minister and the brother of current Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington. He has a very different view of the Belize Territorial Volunteers, and wasn’t afraid to share that view when he was a guest on the Dickie Bradley Special on Monday night.


Hubert Elrington, Former Attorney-General

“This is the thing that puzzles me…how any Belizean in his sane mind could want to provoke such a fierce country. Guatemala is not the kind of country you fool around with…traditionally brutal and militaristic – has threatened to invade this country over and over and over. In 1977, I think the British had to rush down the Ark Royal which was their largest aircraft carrier with all those Harriers and things to forestall what was an invasion. So why people seem to believe that Belize can fight Guatemala. I don’t think that Wil Maheia or De la Fuente honestly believe that Belize can stand up to Guatemala and fight. Now if you don’t go for settlement in a peaceful way, you will go for settlement by fighting, and you are bound to lose, and you are going to lose within half an hour. You stand no chance at all. There’s absolutely no way that Belize can fight Guatemala. Whoever thinks that is possible has to be insane.”

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6 Responses for “Hubert Elrington Says Territorial Volunteers Are Insane”

  1. Hatari says:

    INSANE he says . . I’d ask the people about that!

  2. CEO says:

    All that is true but this does not mean that we should be silent in the face of aggression and do not assert our self.

    For them to employ aggressive tactics is wrong and for our leaders to remain silent is a disservice on the peoples of Belize.

    Going to war does not make any sense but remaining silent is even worse.

  3. c.romero says:

    just tell me you idiot , if you see an adult brutalizing a minor what would you do. we cannot just sit back and relax and let the f%^&* chapines dictate to us , you must be the insane one believe it or not

  4. Ladyville Resident says:

    People are being overly emotional about our so called sovereignty over the disputed territory. Guatemala’s navy is simply doing their job of exercising their own perceived (even if false) sovereignty over the Sartsoon river. I agree with Elrington. Whoever thinks that Belize can fight Guatemala is insane. This is not a David vs. Goliath story.

  5. John says:

    I don’t understand, He talks as if believes that we the people should allow our self to be bullied
    my out neighbor, just because. He defends his brother, its understandable. Why don’t we send them to live in Guatemala. ” even the brother that is no the run from the US government”

    yes, Belize is not able to defend it’s self from foreign aggression, we will always need the British crown to defend us.

    I am happy to know that there are people willing to take a stand and show patriotism. Belize, we all love our home.

  6. Proud Belizean says:

    Hubert Elrington you sound like a mr }%^*+>! Let no country,no man, no one see your fear! Or you have lost half the battle!

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