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Pink Floyd lead singer says the Malvinas Islands “belong to Argentina”

Wednesday, February 29th 2012 - 01:43 UTC
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For Roger Waters the Falklands war saved Margaret Thatcher’s political career For Roger Waters the Falklands war saved Margaret Thatcher’s political career

Former Pink Floyd lead singer Roger Waters, who has nine shows scheduled in Buenos Aires at the River Plate stadium this March, assured that the Malvinas Islands “belong to Argentina. He also stated that the 1982 war between Argentina and the UK “saved then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s political career.”

“The Malvinas belong to Argentina. In 1982, the Malvinas War saved Margaret Thatcher’s political career but it killed many British and Argentine citizens,” the English singer lamented.

Waters made these statements to the Chilean press and expressed where he stands on the bilateral conflict that has Argentina and the United Kingdom at odds almost thirty years after the armed conflict began.

His controversial statements shouldn’t be considered as opportunism or a publicity stunt to promote his shows in Argentina, since he has already discussed the Malvinas issue in songs from his last album with Pink Floyd, “The Final Cut.”

In fact, Waters has always shown his aversion for war in many of his works, including The Wall, the result of losing his father in World War II when he was only five years old.

The Final Cut is considered to be a condemnation of war, with his songs including a profound criticism of the Malvinas conflict, in which he warns that lives of Argentine and British soldiers were being used as a political instrument.

His most relevant song against the Malvinas War is “Get your filthy hands off my dessert,” in which he says: “Brezhnev took Afghanistan; Begin took Beirut; Galtieri took the Union Jack And Maggie, over lunch one day, Took a cruiser with all hands. Apparently, to make him give it back”.

When describing his upcoming shows in Buenos Aires, he made a strong case against wars and poverty around the world, with a severe criticism of capitalism.

“I realized that when I created this show 32 years ago it was about me, but now I see it was a lot bigger than that, it was for anyone who was against war” he underlined.
 

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  • Lord Ton

    Just another Pr*ck in the Wall

    Feb 29th, 2012 - 01:54 am 0
  • Anti-Fascist

    And to prove this guys credentials -

    Here is his son, swinging on the Union Flag, at the National Cenotaph to Britain's War Dead, just before his pissed up it...

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3271873/Student-riots-Cenotaph-yob-is-son-of-Pink-Floyd-star-Dave-Gilmour.html

    As they say... like father, like son.

    Too much money, no values and quite obviously NO RESPECT.

    The SOB and his son can go to hell. Roger Waters doesn't even pay UK tax, he lives in the US, because quote “Britain banned fox hunting”.

    You gotta give it to the guy, he's inconsistent... he quote: “doesn't like war”... and therefore sides with the nation that started the Falklands War. Figure it out. While he loves life so much, he can't stand to live in a country that has outlawed blood sport.

    His son Eton and Cambridge educated is a total reject. So much for the best education money can buy.

    Feb 29th, 2012 - 01:59 am 0
  • anti-fascist2

    Here's a message to Roger Walters

    on consistency, see above, you score zero. On hypocrisy maximum marks.

    I didn't have wealthy parents to give me money - any money. I didn't attend the countries top school or university, I attended one of the poorest schools and educated myself, I attended university later in life off my own bat.

    I have never taken drugs in my entire life. You on the other hand have just created crass, shit music, live a life of drugs and decadence and produced a drug aditcted son, who spends his time swinging on the National flag and pissing up the national war memorial in the full glare of the worlds media.

    That war memorial honors this nations dead, men and women who sacrificed their life to keep this nation free, so SOB like you could get rich off it.

    Neither you, or your son could ever rise high enough out of the gutter to meet their gaze.

    If your against war, have the decency to be consistent. You're either against all war, or not against it at all. I can respect the former but not the later.

    You have no right to say your against war and then side with the aggressor nation, over a war of aggression aimed at occupying a foreign territory against the will of the people who live there and in violation of international law and British sovereignty.

    We have sadly come to realise that out of gluttony come scum and you are one of them.

    Feb 29th, 2012 - 02:13 am 0
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