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Argentina withdraws reward offer to help find ARA San Juan

Thursday, July 12th 2018 - 02:49 UTC
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The Argentine Government has formalised the withdrawal of the reward offered to anyone who could find or provide meaningful information about the whereabouts of the submarine ARA San Juan, which went missing in the Atlantic Ocean on November 15, 2017. Read full article

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  • chronic

    Perhaps it was the denomination of the currency offered or the guarantor of it that failed to elicit a response.

    Jul 12th, 2018 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Enrique Massot

    Reality is, the Argentine government is doing all it can to forget about the ARA San Juan. For many, the government appears to try not to find it. In spite of it, the truth about numerous irregularities existing even before the last submarine's mission started will eventually surface.

    Jul 12th, 2018 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    EM

    “will eventually surface” - is that supposed to be a joke? - If so it was in very poor taste

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    Cowards AND deadbeats:

    https://philebersole.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/who-are-willing-to-fight-for-their-countries/

    Canada: Shame.

    Poles: Salute.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Enrique Massot

    An Argentine submarine vanishes with a 44-strong crew aboard, and a judge is investigating why the sub was sent in a mission in less than optimal mechanical conditions.

    After initial searches failed to turn out results and the crew are presumed dead, the Argentine government first announces then relents from declaring a national mourning day.

    Additionally, the Argentine government seems intent on talking -- and doing -- as little as possible and doing even less about this tragedy--the latest development being the above announced cancellation of a reward for finding the sub.

    The relatives of crew members are still waiting for answers.

    In the meantime, all @darragh found to say was to object about an unintended pun in my previous comment.

    Darragh could not, however, beat @chronic, who won the 2018 Irrelevancy Award by posting a link to a blog sharing the results of a survey showing how many would be willing to “fight for their country.”

    Strangely, said “chronic” found it worthwhile to congratulate Poles and “shame” Canadians.

    Which is strange considering the poll shows 47 per cent of Poles would be willing to fight for their country. If we go by the survey, those to be congratulated would be Moroccans and Fijians, 94 per cent of whom vowed to fight.

    In the same vein, it's strange that the awarded commentator would give Canada a 'shame' qualification when 30 per cent of citizens declared readiness to fight for their country when the Netherlands scored 15 per cent and Japan last with 11 per cent.

    So which is what, chronic?

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    @EM
    Chronic has been spamming that all over the site, ignore him.

    Do you think the government/navy don't want it found then, because they are trying to hide... what? That the sub wasn't seaworthy? That the orders were not the ones they (belatedly, reluctantly) released to the public? I've even seen Argentines on Reddit asking if we sank it...

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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