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Montevideo, October 19th 2017 - 01:41 UTC

Reminiscences of the Falklands' war triggered by the Argentina/Peru Russia 2018 qualifier

Saturday, October 7th 2017 - 10:03 UTC
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The building up to the South American qualifier for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, between Argentina and Peru, which was played in Buenos Aires on Thursday evening, resurfaced the strong political and military alliance of the two countries, particularly referred to recent events such as the Falklands war in 1982. Read full article

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  • Clyde15

    I thought that Argentina had NO help from anyone during the Falklands war...at least, that's the story we are continually told.

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Voice

    I bet Peru is off the British Christmas card list...

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    There would have been no Falklands war without the Argentina's mythical sovereignty claim.

    Falklands- Never Belonged to Argentina:
    https://www.academia.edu/31111843/Falklands_Never_Belonged_to_Argentina

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Usurping British Pirate

    That is right Bob, the Falklands have ever been legitimately Argentine except for the illegal invasions in 1832 and 1982 when they got their assess handed to them.

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Marti Llazo

    Clyde - As you likely know, Argentina had help from several quarters, including not just Peru but Brazil, Israel,Libya, and Russia, among others. Russia even launched a special satellite which had cloud-penetrating radar that could locate the surface fleet, and related intelligence was passed by the Russians to Argentina. When the war was over, the Russians kicked that satellite out of its low orbit.

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Clyde15

    ML
    Yes,I was being sarcastic !!

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • darragh

    If Peru 'immediately sent 10 Mirages' how come they didn't arrive at Tandil until 4/5 June, -
    did they get lost on the way to Argentina.

    To re-post what I said elsewhere:-

    “According to Santiago Rivas the Mirages didn't actually arrive at Tandil until 4/5 June. However Argentina declined Peruvian air/ground crews and the aircraft were also missing important details like appropriate comms equipment and therefore were not available for combat operations and were returned to Peru after the Argentine surrender never having been used for anything other than lollygagging”.

    As to being re-painted in Argentine colours - I doubt it..

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Capt Rockhopper

    Old news to the world, new news to the Argentine.

    Oct 08th, 2017 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Gevera

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Oct 09th, 2017 - 07:36 am - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Capt Rockhopper

    Oooo look it got a new identity “England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.” Are you still a virgin Gevera? You need breaking in.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 04:18 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Rufus

    @ ML - In fairness to the Soviets, the take from their satellite was quite useful to the British as well - the data stream wasn't anywhere near as secure as they thought and was routinely picked up and passed on by a listening post in northern Norway.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    @Capt Rockhopper
    That's disgusting.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • imoyaro

    Well, Delirium Tremens, FYATHYRIO, as they say.... ;)

    Posted 4 days ago - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Marti Llazo

    Remember that much-ballyhooed Argentine news about their imminent purchase of those obsolete French Super Étendard aircraft? And how the matter has quietly fallen into the dustbin.

    Posted 4 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0

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