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Falklands' Argentine cemetery clandestine photos: Red Cross has all the facts and identity of the alleged individual

Friday, August 11th 2017 - 08:16 UTC
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”Everything was caught on camera and there is an ongoing investigation,” the International Red Cross has confirmed, referring to the controversy in July when images of the Argentine cemetery in the Falkland Islands were reproduced in the Argentine press. Read full article


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  • Islander1

    Me thinks start of a “cover-up” job by ICRC and their Security! You do NOT get a photo from outside the perimeter - looking down into an open grave approx. 1.5mtrs deep with vertical sides showing the body bags lying there - from an angle looking over a 1.2 mtrs high fence at least 4 metres from a grave edge!
    Photos taken by an Argentine visiting who was taken there by another Argentine who lives in the Islands and used his computer to send the photos out later. Hence all the “hush-up” job. Security Red faces all round.
    But despite that event it appears the team of local workers there and the ICRC specialists have done a good job with correct respect and humanity. It will take several weeks to renovate and restore the Cemetery before open to visitors again I imagine.

    Aug 11th, 2017 - 10:38 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Voice


    We all saw the view looking into a grave on here...
    ...but low and behold...
    The link to the pic no longer works...

    Aug 11th, 2017 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Alejandro Scomparin

    I agree with Islander1 that the photos were not taken from afar. It was a major security breach. The photos were a sad and sad event. This should not tarnish the excellent and respectful work they carried out. Both ICRC and all local workers involved. Thank you very much to all of them.

    Aug 11th, 2017 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • golfcronie

    Com'on the Argies , it is time for a claim for compensation. Surely it is “ where there is blame there is a claim ”. Just like the the Americans.

    Aug 11th, 2017 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • teaberry2

    It would have been an Argentine would bet my last and shame them and also how they got out there as they would not have walked.........

    Aug 11th, 2017 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Think

    That's the way to do it... ICRC....
    All on camera..and countermeasures taken AFTER the important work is done...
    Think is proud of you...

    Not as them squatting Kelpers do...
    Permitting the desecration of the Darwin Cemetery twice in the last few years...
    And having NOTHING to show...

    Saludos desde Babia...
    El Think...

    Aug 11th, 2017 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Clyde15


    You could always move ALL the graves back to ARGENTINA where they belong and all your problems would be solved. Just think, you would have nothing to moan about on this subject.

    Aug 11th, 2017 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Islander1

    THink- the damage at the Arg War Cemetery was 50% likely to have been done to order by your last Govt or its cohorts to make a political issue out of it.
    I agree- whoever did it- despicable- but you cannot just blame this way- maybe and maybe not.
    How could it have been prevented? - ideas please. 24hr CCTVpaid for by whom?- 24hrs guards there? - paid for by whom?
    Apparently your side could not even keep up the payments for basic grounds maintenance- hence it has gone backwards over the last 3 years. Shame.

    What we can agree is that the ICRC did a top job- apart from that security bungle- and they will ensure the Cemetery is left in a better state than they found at the start.

    Plenty of folks here with a very hard political line towards Argentina- but I have yet to meet just one of them who does not say - “for those buried in their war cemetery- one has to remove the politics and say they died in uniform fighting for their country under orders as servicemen - and are thus due respect and decency.”

    Aug 11th, 2017 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Roger Lorton

    Permitting desecration Think?

    And yet all the evidence, for both, point to Argie visitors.

    Reports sent to BA on both occasions and on both occasions, BA decline to act upon the reports. The cemetery is an Argentine responsibility.

    People in glass houses .......................

    Aug 11th, 2017 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Stoker

    As we know....the British offered to ship the Argentine dead home to the mainland after the war....but the Argentine government refused to accept them. Also we know that some of the Argentine soldiers were tortured by their own officers whilst they were alive.

    Aug 12th, 2017 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Kipper

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Aug 15th, 2017 - 02:27 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Poor old Kipper. Wrong as usual

    Aug 16th, 2017 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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