Yeah, so we don't have enough money to pay your troops, so can you get rid of them? Also, could you find a way to get more money?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME! FIne, I'll get rid of them. As for the money, I'll need to raise an army for that. I'll secure our African holdings.
Hamilcar Barca was a general for Carthage. After hearing these words, he followed orders but carried a secret resentment for both Carthage and Rome. He made an empire for himself and his family conquering Spain, and neither Carthage nor Rome complained, because he sent money flowing in.
I would like to make treaties with you
After his death, his son-in-law, Hasdrubal, took over his position and made treaties with Rome. This is important because it will kickstart the action of the Second Punic War