Thursday, July 14th 2011 - 18:07 UTC

Falklands’ students reminded of dangers of 1982 minefields laid by Argentina

Falkland Islands students were reminded this week of the dangers of the 30 year old minefields, laid by the Argentines, surrounding the capital Stanley, when British forces’ experts visited the Infant and Junior School and the Community School.

A common sight in the Falklands, almost 30 years after the Argentine occupation

Students identify different mines  (Pic.Cpl Merry/PN)

The minefields are a legacy of the 74 day invasion and occupation by Argentine forces of the Falklands in 1982. It is estimated that over 15.600 (12.300 antipersonnel and 3.300 anti-vehicle) Argentine laid mines remain in the Falklands according to a report delivered by Lord Astor of Hever, UK Parliamentary Secretary of State, Defence, last February.

Two members from the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal, JSEOD, unit, stationed at Mount Pleasant carried out the mine awareness training which is done on a regular basis among Falklands’ children.

Sgt Hemmingway and Chief Tech Gauci provided the students with general mine field information, mine recognition and some basic “dos and don’ts” should they find themselves in difficulty. Following this they explained their roles and what assistance they provided in the event of being called out to assist people, or remove suspected mines.

Head Teacher of the Senior School, Helen Bell said it was important to maintain the close link with JSEOD despite their recent move. “Even though they have moved to MPC from Stanley it is good to see that their services are still fully available to the local community,” she added.

In the aftermath of the 1982 conflict over 1.000 Argentine anti-personnel, 80 anti-vehicle mines and 1,000 booby traps were cleared in 30 minefields. In 2009/2010 a pilot project cleared a further four minefields of 1,246 (678 anti-personnel and 568 anti-vehicle) mines.

The 18,000 mines estimate (14,000 anti-personnel and 4,000 anti-vehicle) were laid by the Argentine armed forces in some 113 minefields during the conflict according to Lord Astor.

Regarding all UK-emplaced mines in five anti-personnel minefields around the then RAF Stanley “they were lifted immediately after the cessation of hostilities. One Elsie C3 anti-personnel mine is unaccounted for”.

The JSEOD teams which are now based at MP Complex  for 29 years, since the end of the conflict, were stationed in Stanley and in that period provided ordnance disposal having dealt with over 2.8 million items of ordnance from bullets, flares and grenades to rockets, mortar shells and 1000lb bombs. (PN, FIRS, MP).

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1 briton (#) Jul 14th, 2011 - 07:38 pm Report abuse
Minefields laid by Argentina
They may preach peace.
But they sow death .,
2 so_far (#) Jul 14th, 2011 - 08:49 pm Report abuse
hey lads, the conclict was in 1982.......30 years have passed !!! and the Argentine government offered cooperation on many occasions to remove the minefields .......then why are there still ??? is not logical.

Perhaps serve as a tourist attraction ?? ... propaganda ?? or any kind of help to keep this madness situation in Squatterland ? we´re in 2011 .....c´mon !!!!
3 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jul 14th, 2011 - 09:18 pm Report abuse
Think is right, every 30 days or so Merco brings “the mine field update” up.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz boooommmm.
4 malen (#) Jul 14th, 2011 - 09:22 pm Report abuse
jaja we are watching the same article of mines cada one month yes..... marcos
but know it comes with a new ingredient students
5 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jul 14th, 2011 - 09:28 pm Report abuse
6 ukkelper (#) Jul 14th, 2011 - 10:06 pm Report abuse
I was wondering just how long it would be till some little CFK ass licker would put up. But you are right the Argentina Gov did offer to help remove the mines but then just like all-ways they went back on there word they are good at that just ask the Uruguayans and Paraguayans
7 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jul 14th, 2011 - 11:13 pm Report abuse
In thirty days the title will be “Grandmothers reminded of dangers of 1982 minefields laid by Argentina” and then “Sheeps reminded of dangers of 1982 minefields laid by Argentina”.
8 ukkelper (#) Jul 14th, 2011 - 11:28 pm Report abuse
As she is about to become a grand mother why not look were the CFK dynasty stems from I will give you a clue were to start try the records of the 8th and 16th waffen ss cavalry units circa 1944 a proud and glories family history
9 Redhoyt (#) Jul 14th, 2011 - 11:55 pm Report abuse
30 years is but a blink of the eye. To quote the Great God Pratchett - “ It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”

It'll take 3 generations before the memory fades ... forgiveness is likely to take a lot longer!
10 so_far (#) Jul 14th, 2011 - 11:58 pm Report abuse
#7 LOLLL Marcos :)

Next title in Mercopre$$ “Ocean Guardian RIG found Argentine minefields in Sea Lion basin”
11 A.J.Rimmer (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 03:06 am Report abuse
Children should be taught how to cross the road safely, and not worry about the hazards of UXOs, I'm glad to see that the Argies on here can joke about something so monstrous as mines.

Maybe, just maybe, if Argentina hadn't of pulled out of the clearence agreement, then the mines would be no more, so you wouldn't have to read about them when newer children into the world are taught about the dangers left behind nearly 30 years ago by an illegal invasion force.
12 so_far (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 04:00 am Report abuse

The horrible and monster minefields are still there only because you lot people want or suits as a cheap propaganda against Argentina that nobody believe.

And I repeat that the Argentine Government on many occasions offered to remove the minefileds, and NEVER pulled out that offer or agreement.

The only funny thing in this despicable situation is the attitude of your government who prefer to show the mines to students and to everybody around like a souvenir during 30 years instead of remove them......pathetic dear squeatters.
13 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 04:45 am Report abuse
8 ukikelper, Werner Von Braun, a proud member of the Waffen SS, has been called the father of NASA and national heroe there, your point is?
14 stick up your junta (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 06:17 am Report abuse
The yanks got him,you argies gave Adolf Otto Eichmann somewhere safe to live

On the subject of mines,you Argies dont like it when others use the victim tatic, you keep crying how unjust and beastly you have been treated,but mines left by you are expensive and dangerous to remove,so good luck to the Falklanders keeping their kids aware of the shit left by you,and I dont mean the mess you left in Stanley post office, when your troops got scared
15 ukkelper (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 07:25 am Report abuse
You have just made the point and the point is not hard to see the scientists were taken to not only the USA but other country’s at the end of WW2 the emphasis on the word taken, Were on the other hand Argentina opened its arms from about 1944 and welcomed the likes of Martin Bormann Joseph Mengele and Erich Priebke and this went on after the end of WW2. (this next bit is just cut and past from wiki) Argentina was a popular destination for Nazis. Declassified files show how Buenos Aires helped establish a network to rescue Collaborators and Nazis from post war Europe. The Network issued false paperwork to help Nazis escape the Allies, via the port of Genoa and finally by ship to Argentina. Once in Argentina Juan Perón's government protected them and they settled in the southern regions of the country. In early October 1999 Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff tracked Ustasha Dinko Šakić, the former commandant of Jasenovac concentration camp (nicknamed the “Auschwitz of the Balkans”). Sakic had lived in Argentina for more than fifty years.
16 lsolde (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 10:54 am Report abuse
The Argentines bleat on about the British getting propaganda value from the mines, but..........we wouldn't be able to if they hadn't left them there in the first place.
Their brains must be wired differently to normal people.
17 A.J.Rimmer (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 11:00 am Report abuse
#11, “The horrible and monster minefields are still there only because you lot people want or suits as a cheap propaganda against Argentina that nobody believe.”

Obviously you have no clue on mine clearance, tell me, how do you locate plastic mines that were not marked on any map by your cowardly forces? Come on fountain of all propaganda, tell me. Myself and the rest of the world are dying to know.

“And I repeat that the Argentine Government on many occasions offered to remove the minefields, and NEVER pulled out that offer or agreement.”

Piss off, your government pulled out of that 1999 agreement, along with every other agreement it has ever made regarding the Falklands, who are you trying to kid??

“The only funny thing in this despicable situation is the attitude of your government who prefer to show the mines to students and to everybody around like a souvenir during 30 years instead of remove them......pathetic dear squeatters.”

SO mine awareness is not vital to the new generation when they start school?? That's a great idea numbnuts, lets just not tell the newer generation about the mines, and allow them to wonder freely wherever they like. Are YOU mentally retarded?? The reason there have been no deaths by your mines, is because of these awareness lessons.

Every time i was about to deploy to Bosnia, i had to undergo rigorous mine training, then again in theatre, we had to undergo it again and again, for our own safety. But why am i telling you this, you are obviously so anti British that you can not see the safety issue.

It would of been better in 82 to send all the prisoners out to wonder over your mines, but then again, we are more civilised than you vermin.
18 ukkelper (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 11:07 am Report abuse
I must apologize to the Argentine people for we the nasty British gave a passport to some one that was plotting the overthrow of the government of a number of South American country’s, not only that but we let him plan all this wile he was living in England, Not only that we even went as far as to give him passage to Buenos Aires under the protection of the British flag aboard the British frigate the George Canning
You may ask when and who, well the when was 1812 as for the who well that was Jose de San Martin.
19 Rufus (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 01:07 pm Report abuse
I believe (and please correct me if I am wrong) that the known minefields were fenced off in 1982 as there was considerable concern about the risk of injury to the deminers. With technological advances it is far easier (although not much quicker) to detect and deactivate the type of mines that were scattered almost at random.

Obviously demining is a far more slow and painstaking process than mine setting, if for no other reason than if you set a mine wrong then chances are the worst that will happen is it doesn't go off when it's supposed to. Whereas demining tends to be a somewhat darwinian process, if you do it wrong then chances are you'll be sufficiently badly damaged not to be able to try again.
20 so_far (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 01:42 pm Report abuse
#17 you (like everybody) want the minefieds removed from Malvinas ?? accept Argentine gov. offer and start to work together......seriously.

You want to continue this show ? buy a new violin and continuous your empty rethoric.

Thats alls, you can´T fool anybody with this cheap propaganda.

Every 30 days a new empty article, you´re so predictable.

21 Typhoon (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 03:53 pm Report abuse
It is time for the argentine government and people to show a real willingness to address this issue. Best option is for a volunteer group of around 20,000 argentines to visit the Islands where they would link arms and drag metal bins across the minefields. An inexpensive option as most argentines would only take the trip to the Islands one way. In order to aspire to the same levels as do argentines, surviving members of the volunteer mine disposal group should be flown back to the “mainland” by British C-130 aircraft. Displaying a proper argentine level of humanity and ability, they should be shoved off the tail ramp halfway between Stanley and Buenos Aires in order to ensure that they reach home as soon as possible and, incidentally, giving them the opportunity to learn how to fly. In a final gesture of everlasting and undying friendship, the argentine war cemetary should be designated as the central target area for the UK Forces missile, bomb and artillery range. Thereby reducing the need for argentine “civilians” and spies to travel to the Islands. The first trip of the argentine mine disposal group should be planned for a significant date in English history. Like 5 November. In order to provide a real “historical” experience, the survivors should then be held in a barn, on a diet of peanuts, crisps and other bar snacks, until starting their return journey to the Atlantic Ocean, sorry, Argentine Sea, in order to engage in the popular hobbies of sky-diving and arm-flapping. Although, to cater for catholic beliefs, it may be appropriate to nail their wrists and ankles to a suitable cross to ensure the proper sky-diving body attitude.
22 stick up your junta (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 04:07 pm Report abuse
The Argies one way or another are a pain in the arse where mines are concerned

Chile will spend nine million dollars this year to remove thousands of land mines planted along the Argentine, Bolivian and Peruvian borders during a territorial dispute in the late 1970s

The Chilean Army is currently clearing four fields planted with anti-personnel mines in Tierra del Fuego and will move to another four once the job is finalized, reported the Commander Gonzalo Echeverria, from the 5th Engineers Battalion seated in Punta Arenas.
23 A.J.Rimmer (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 06:04 pm Report abuse

What a load of B0LL0ck$, where do you dream this stuff up from? You are one seriously mentally challenged little girl.

@ #21 lol, very nice.
24 briton (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 07:14 pm Report abuse
Ah, but would these idiots be of the opinion IF??

The mines were killing argentines.
I think not
Hypocrites spring to mind
25 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 08:23 pm Report abuse
That's the true and some honest islander in the past recognize that with his comments.
26 A.J.Rimmer (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 08:40 pm Report abuse
Yeah ok, we're all like Argies, willing to risk the lives of children for political reasons..................... what a retard.

Seriously, are you not taught morals in school??
27 stick up your junta (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 09:39 pm Report abuse
Seriously, are you not taught morals in school??

No they are too busy out working
28 so_far (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 11:29 pm Report abuse
#25 Marcos, an honest islander ? im sure there must be many....Please could you introduce me ? what i saw here lately...OMG.
29 Monty69 (#) Jul 15th, 2011 - 11:52 pm Report abuse
28 so_far
Are you actually not capable of anything but mindless insults?
You get your entertainment from trading patronising comments about islanders if you want to. We're here and you're not so I guess we get the last laugh.
30 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 12:10 am Report abuse
They don't want Argentina to remove the mines so they can bitch for 30 years.
11 Monty69
“There is a very good reason why Argentina is not permitted to pay for the removal of mines in the Falkland Islands. The Ottawa Treaty requires states to remove the mines fron their own territory. The Falkland Islands are not Argentine territory. I understand that Argentina was involved in the early stages of planning the demining, but their input was not required in the end. This is the correct approach in my opinion”

Interesting book, posted originally by Think.
31 so_far (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 01:19 am Report abuse
#30 Thx for share Marcos.

#29 Are you drinking ? i never insult anybody....i speak only 10000% the truth my dear squatter, sorry if that sound hard to you
32 lsolde (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 02:19 am Report abuse
@31 so_far,
Are you an Argentine lndian? lf not then you are not only a squatter but also a descendant of murdering squatters. so you should shut up, hypocrite.
You are insulting, very insulting & you do not speak the truth.
And l'm not sorry if it sounds hard to you.
33 so_far (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 05:19 am Report abuse
your illegal status in Argentine territory plus your mentallity is an insult not only to 45 millons of argentines......rather to complete LatAm that call for a pacefully solution in Malvinas.

The rest is just bla bla
34 stick up your junta (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 08:27 am Report abuse
The rest is just bla bla

pity the Falkalnders couldnt make use of all that hot air coming from argie land
35 ukkelper (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 09:39 am Report abuse
There is a peaceful solution so_far first what you do is STFU and look what is going on in your own country at this moment in time, there are some who are telling us over and over that CFK is anti military, but if you look at the news coming out of the Argentine any one can see she is kissing the ass of the military,CFK + Military = back door Junta. May I ask now that Cristina Kirchner is getting in bed with the military
How long will it be before we hear the sound of marching jack boots on the streets once more as the Argentina army attempt slowdown the rush of people trying to volunteer for scientific and medical experimentation?.
How long before there stadiums are getting used for quiz nights were every one is a winner and get's a free flight over the South Atlantic?.
How long before the famous black taxis are back on the streets with there free pick up's?.
How long before the Argentina military adoption service is back up and running?.
All so just take a look at the face of CFK any time she mentions the Falklands she as the look of some one playing five-card-draw wile holding aces over eights( the dead man's hand) and thinking this is a good hand I'm going to play it.
36 lsolde (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 10:42 am Report abuse
Good advice from ukkelper, so_far. Just STFU. We are not in Argentine territory, get out an atlas, fool & read it.
l couldn't care less about 45million Argentines either.
We have a peaceful solution here in the Falklands, too.
Too bad for you that you will never be part of it because of your attitude.
37 so_far (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 02:33 pm Report abuse
#35 #36 #34 & Co

Dear squatters,

Is not possible STFU to Argentina, to OAS, to UN, to C-24, to MERCOSUR, to international comunnity whom ask for civlized solution in this controversy beyond you lot “special” people.

Soon or later both parties will meet in a table, the sooner, better for everybody.

The rest is just bla bla bla
38 ukkelper (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 02:50 pm Report abuse
Yes we will meet on the day that the Argentine Government dares to stand before the ICJ.
But until that day STFU.
39 Islander1 (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 04:35 pm Report abuse
Marcos, it was possiblyy me who once said that it was quite handy having a minefield to show visiting tourists just what legacy Argentina left behind! But keep thing is context please - obviously we would all prefer if the minefields were NOT here - but we accept the real world - that thing lots of Argentines alwatys dodge!
Many contain unmarked mines and will be very very difficult and dangerous to clear 100% even if possible.
I am not toally sure of the legalities but I think the Ottowa Convention says it is the responsibility of the Country who has them to clear them .
Did Arg actually formly offer in writing to PAY for their removal? If so who was to have done the job?
Firstly there is no way Islanders would ahve accepted Argentines coming here to do the job - apart from anything we would never trust your people to do the job properly and 100%!
Please list the Agreements Arg has signed with the UK and Islands post 1982 - and broken.
Also list the ones you ares till managing to stick to- I think the only one is the monthly Lan flight to and from Rio Gallegos.
Please list all the “inconveniences” Arg has deliberatly put in our way also since 2002.
This will help you realise why we would never trust you on Minefields!
Also I believe that if UK were to accept Arg paying for the clearances ( if you did offer) then there would be huge problems in other countries- North Africa would ask UK,Germany.Italy etc to remove all those from World war 2 etc and so on!
In an ideal world we would like them to go - BUT - here they are fenced off - in lots of places in Central Africa and Asia they are not- and children etc die every day from them. We say to the UK - please use your money instead to clear all those first - even if nothing to do with UK.
We are humane and realistic.
40 zethe (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 05:08 pm Report abuse
“Soon or later both parties will meet in a table, the sooner, better for everybody.”

If you believe this you are mentally incapacitated.

As for the mines. Mines are a horrible thing to remove especially if you dont have the maps. It takes a long time.
41 Monty69 (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 07:26 pm Report abuse
37 so_far
You call for a 'civilised solution' and you call us 'squatters'?
If you can't see what's wrong with this picture, there isn't much point in me trying to explain it.
Learn some respect or you'll get nowhere. In fact you'll probably get nowhere anyway, but at least we'll all be polite to each other.
42 so_far (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 07:46 pm Report abuse
Squatter definition: “An individual who settles on the land of another person without any legal authority to do so, or without acquiring a legal title”

i dont consider that word an insult....instead is a sad reallity since 1833 and still you lot dont want a solution in pacefull way, exactly as international comunity is asking. Who is who here ? Everybody could get their conclusions, is easy.

Argentina is wating with good will
43 stick up your junta (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 07:55 pm Report abuse
Squatter definition: “An individual who settles on the land of another person without any legal authority to do so, or without acquiring a legal title”

Well the cap fits well and truly on the Argies, on that score
44 Monty69 (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 08:18 pm Report abuse
42 so_far
''Everybody could get their conclusions, is easy.''

How? Let's hear it.

Look up the term 'zero sum game' while you're at it.
And the term 'good will', because what you are doing to us isn't it. Trying to wreck our economy and bully us into submission isn't 'good will'.
45 ukkelper (#) Jul 16th, 2011 - 08:30 pm Report abuse
Is that the same good will the Argentine shows towards Uruguay Paraguay and Chile,

Good luck to Uruguay in the Copa America.
46 R.G. R Liars. (#) Jul 17th, 2011 - 12:59 am Report abuse
Arsentina lost.
Uruguay just beat!
No doubt somebody else is to blame.
47 Redhoyt (#) Jul 17th, 2011 - 04:59 am Report abuse
Trespasser = “ ... In the law of tort, property, and criminal law a trespasser is a person who commits the act of trespassing on a property, that is, without the permission of the owner. Being present on land as a trespasser thereto creates liability in the trespasser, so long as the trespass is intentional...”

1833 and 1982 ring any bells SoFa ??

International law favours the British. If you doubt that, go to the ICJ :-)
48 lsolde (#) Jul 17th, 2011 - 08:29 am Report abuse
can you go so_far away that we can't hear or see you?
1)You were trespassing in 1833 so we ejected your garrison.
2)lt was our right, don't agree? then go to the(wait for it, wait for it!).
4)But why doesn't your country take us to court?
5)Don't you ever ask yourself that? Why?
49 briton (#) Jul 17th, 2011 - 01:50 pm Report abuse
30 Marcos Alejandro (#)

They don't want Argentina to remove the mines so they can bitch for 30 years.
“There is a very good reason why Argentina is not permitted to pay for the removal of mines in the Falkland Islands.
. The Falkland Islands are not Argentine territory. I understand
. This is the correct approach in my opinion”
[ya put your foot in it again]
And again you are correct,
The Falkland’s are not argentine territory ..
50 malen (#) Jul 17th, 2011 - 08:40 pm Report abuse
here students are on vacations
51 so_far (#) Jul 17th, 2011 - 10:09 pm Report abuse
yes malen, our students also spend their time in Tecnopolis, well done Argentina.
52 Redhoyt (#) Jul 18th, 2011 - 01:49 pm Report abuse
” ... British oil explorer Rockhopper Exploration (RKH) is continuing apace with its Falkland Islands drilling campaign after spudding its third appraisal well on the Sea Lion discovery..... ... The AIM-traded company took to the markets on Monday morning to tell investors it had spudded the 14/10-6 appraisal well on 15 July....”

Oh good, there was Think getting worried :-)
53 Think (#) Jul 18th, 2011 - 05:47 pm Report abuse
South Atlantic Pirate Noil shares…..................................... A sound investment?

I just fell over this year old post from our resident oil expert : “Mr. Beef”

”27 Beef Jun 12th, 2010
Think! FYI, I am holder of shares in FOGL, RKH and DES! I am already counting my newly acquired wealth and am pretty happy with how things are moving………”

Lets see how “things are moving”…………….....................................................:

Average share prices for this stocks in July 2010:
FOGL approx. 230p
RKH approx. 290p
DES approx. 100p

Today's share prices for this stocks:
FOGL 58p
RKH approx. 219p
DES approx. 18,25p

Counting down your newly lost wealth, Mr. Beef ?
54 briton (#) Jul 18th, 2011 - 08:22 pm Report abuse
And all that wealth and money will sail past, to the sounds of crying, for Argentina,
But alas , one was offered to share, but sadly remain to corrupt and greedy to notice , but hey, as the deluded ones are totally deluded, they will never notice .
And the British Falkland’s will grow ,
And Argentina will continue to live in a glass bowl lol.
55 M_of_FI (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm Report abuse
So the Argentine side of the arguement has resorted to name calling. Squatters? I am a 7th generation Falkland Islander, how many generations do your family go back in Argentina Marcos, Think and So_Far? I bet they only go back 3 or at most 4 generations. But still you believe you have more right to land than someone who was born, raised, educated, intends to live the rest of his life there and raise his family there. But this is the Argentine logic....incoherent.

You whine and complain about what happened in 1833, but you then are critical of those who whine and complain about what happened in 1982. It is just astounding how indoctrinated, ignorant and hyperocritical Argentines are. But I have to say, at least they are consistent. From the morons (Marcos and So_Far) to those who try to portray themselves as intelligent (Think), its the same rhetoric...PIRATES! SQUATTER! But in the end thats all they have....insults. They call for justice, but they dare not take their case to the one body that will make a binding resolution to this so-called 'dispute'. Instead they take their claim to impotent bodies, who could careless about the Falklands, and spout even more rhetoric, so the leaders of Argentina can look like they are doing something in front of the voting public. But in reality, they are doing nothing to colonise the Falklands.

Once again...I am enjoying watching the British flag fly over the Falklands, as Argentina continues to move sideways in their attempt to subjegate the population of the Falklands. Just another day and Argentina are no where near completing their objective.
56 Redhoyt (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 01:17 pm Report abuse
Think is 1st and you are 7th .... does that mean he wins ?? :-)
57 briton (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 01:54 pm Report abuse
As you say, when the losers run out or arguments, they resort to name calling,
How a great country has fallen and shammed its self, operating illegally, being deluded, and brainwashed, and the future, [just the same]
Oh to be British and the best, truthful, honest loyal trustworthy
Or an argie sympathiser.
Rude unethical, untrustworthy lies thieves corrupt deluded..
Deluded part 2 , believing in fairies,
British [you know it makes sense] mmm
58 so_far (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 02:56 pm Report abuse

You think that if the British invasion forces now in Iraq that stay 150 years occupying the land by force, that will give rights to the descendants to claim the sovereignty of Iraq ? even in the 7th generation ?

What happened in 82 was a mistake made by a dictatorship that ruled the country, that nobody wanted and they had their fair Judgement, all being in jail to life imprisonment.

This in no way justifies what happened in 1833 and less why UK don´t obbey UN resolution niether asks and calls from international comunity trough important org (OAS, UNSASUR, MERCOSUR, etc) for find a pacefully solution in this controversy caused only by an illegal ocupation of Malvinas since 1833 and expelling in evil way Argentinean inhabitants who lived in peace in that period in the islands (women, men, childrens, governor, commerciants, workers, gauchos, even a garrison with soldiers etc.etc)

Although you do not like the word, you lot are in illegal way in Argentine territory (squatters), and constitute an special case of colonization in C-24 of United Nations eyes that need a solution in civilized way.

Argentina obbey UN organism and is wating with good will in the table for find together a solution....., thats the main reason why she has strong internation support and because UK is increasingly isolated for bad behaviour and example to other nations.

is a question of attitude dear “islander”

Regards “ The Moron” :)
59 zethe (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 03:28 pm Report abuse
“You think that if the British invasion forces now in Iraq that stay 150 years occupying the land by force, that will give rights to the descendants to claim the sovereignty of Iraq ? even in the 7th generation ?”

Bit hard for them to do that considering there are no British invasion forces in Iraq.

But to answer your question, no they wouldn't.

“What happened in 82 was a mistake made by a dictatorship that ruled the country, that nobody wanted”

Complete lie. You went from smashing the streets up one day to celebrating in the streets after finding out the war had started.

“expelling in evil way Argentinean inhabitants who lived in peace in that period in the islands”

Didn't happen.
60 briton (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 06:03 pm Report abuse
Its impossible to convince a zombie that he is anything but dead
Unless you are an argie blogger, that believes he and only he is correct,
And we and only we are wrong,
How can you convince robots like that
Deluded and brain washed, that is the sad fact.
61 Forgetit87 (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 06:19 pm Report abuse
“lf not then you are not only a squatter but also a descendant of murdering squatters”

Even non-Indian Argentinians have Native descent.
62 briton (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 06:32 pm Report abuse
Is not a squatter a person or persons who reside illegally on land or property
That does not belong to them,
And are not at least welcome by the original habitant’s,
If this is so,
Then does this not apply to argentines squatters who are not wanted by the original inhabitants of Argentina who want their land back, that was stolen by the Spanish and passed on to the illegal Europeans, who thus called themselves [now] argentines,
Is it not a fact, that you are the illegal squatters, who killed robbed and stole the land of the originals south American Indians, and who in part wiped them out,
The Falkland’s on the other hand have always been British, and Argentina, [modern name]
Has never never owned them,
So then who are the real illegal immigrants, [if you’re going to get technical?]
63 geo (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 07:45 pm Report abuse
this article's second ( below) students picture is not from Falklands !!

the Falklands have any University ?
64 dab14763 (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 08:40 pm Report abuse
“Even non-Indian Argentinians have Native descent.”

Argentines have Native ancestry/ancestors, or Argentines are of Native descent/ Argentines descend from Natives.

I have English, French, German, and Irish ancestry. I am of English, French, German, and Irish descent

ancestry/ancestors: from me to the past
descent/descend from: from the past to me
65 Forgetit87 (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 09:58 pm Report abuse
Thank you, dab1. But I found that form (“to have x descent”) in many stances - including in books - through google. I don't know how valid your “correction” is, but it is completely irrelevant to the topic at hand, so don't get (or try to get others) distracted from the real issue.
66 so_far (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 10:52 pm Report abuse
# LOL Forgetit.....funny thing is they believe are smart people and honesty can,t fool anybody....only Chagossian people, poor people what they did to them in Diego Garcia islands expelling complete inhabitans of the place in 1966, just as they did with Argentinean people legal stablished in Malvinas in 1833.....a shame they still have a place in Security Council at UN.... dont know how long this madness will exist.
67 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 11:06 pm Report abuse
49 briton, Your alcohol level is so high that you didn't read comment #30 correctly, that portion of the comment is actually a quote from Monty69.
Go to sleep.
68 Monty69 (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 11:25 pm Report abuse
63 geo ...''this article's second ( below) students picture is not from Falklands !!
the Falklands have any University ?''

What are you talking about? This picture was taken in the community school, and the kid in the red is twelve years old!
69 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jul 20th, 2011 - 12:01 am Report abuse
68 Monty69 Are you his teacher or the “mamita”?
70 briton (#) Jul 20th, 2011 - 01:15 pm Report abuse
67 Marcos Alejandro
very clever marcos, we will make a detective out of you yet,
or failing that a british lollipop taster lol.
71 Filippo (#) Jul 21st, 2011 - 10:39 pm Report abuse
We did not leave enough mines. If we did NO ONE would live there. We had the opition to raise Stanley to the level of sea but weak government chose to deny military this rite!
72 lsolde (#) Jul 22nd, 2011 - 08:32 am Report abuse
Wacko Flippers is back! Good morning, troll.We've missed you, where have you been? No, don't tell me, don't really want to know.
73 briton (#) Jul 22nd, 2011 - 10:37 am Report abuse
UK statements on the Malvinas ,,,,,,
merco press has now closed it, 532 comments,
freedom of speech, or only when we are alloud mmmm
74 Redhoyt (#) Jul 22nd, 2011 - 01:22 pm Report abuse
Jonah has benn cut off in his prime ... well, when I say 'prime' ....... :-)
75 briton (#) Jul 22nd, 2011 - 05:07 pm Report abuse
norway has just been attacked by two bombs
some dead many wounded,
on the news now .
76 Zethee (#) Jul 22nd, 2011 - 08:37 pm Report abuse
“UK statements on the Malvinas ,,,,,,
merco press has now closed it, 532 comments,
freedom of speech, or only when we are alloud mmmm”

I don't think it was an intentional thing, topics here seem to have a time limit and then they close nomatter how many people post in them, i could be wrong though and i have seen mercopress close them in the past because of what people were saying in the topic.
77 briton (#) Jul 22nd, 2011 - 08:53 pm Report abuse
you may well be right, even the topics where few have posted,
still i wonder if we can beat 532.
78 lsolde (#) Jul 22nd, 2011 - 08:58 pm Report abuse
Yes, l miss Jon Thinksson & his really biased anti-British version of history too.
Hope he wasn't visiting rellies in Norway & got caught in the bombing.
79 briton (#) Jul 22nd, 2011 - 09:07 pm Report abuse
thats a bad thing that has happend,
i feel sorry for them .
80 Redhoyt (#) Jul 23rd, 2011 - 03:44 am Report abuse
The idiot Jonah was only ever on one thread! I do wonder whether he realises that there are others. Can anyone really be that dumb :-)
81 lsolde (#) Jul 23rd, 2011 - 09:33 am Report abuse
l'm pretty sure he was just a troll. But he put a lot of effort into it, l must say.
82 briton (#) Jul 23rd, 2011 - 11:54 am Report abuse
im sure another few will show up.
83 Zethee (#) Jul 23rd, 2011 - 04:04 pm Report abuse
Aye i kind of got the feeling he was another fillipo after he said we should warn ships were going to shoot while were at war.
84 briton (#) Jul 23rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm Report abuse
there was always something Fishy abt that bloke .

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