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Pensions for Argentine members of failed attempt to capture the Falklands in 1966

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009 - 13:38 UTC
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The Peronist government of the Argentine province of Buenos Aires will grant a special pension to the nationalist group of 18 civilians who in 1966 took command of a commercial flight to Rio Gallegos and had it re-routed to the Falkland Islands with the purpose of taking over the Malvinas for Argentina. Read full article

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  • Islander

    never mind the patri0tism from their point of view, it WAS armed hijack of a civilian airliner and thus early day terrorism - Argentina goes down in history as the democracy that applauds hijack and terrorism?

    Jul 22nd, 2009 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Justin Kuntz

    Never ceases to amaze me, the capacity to re-invent history in Argentina.

    There was no “garrison” in the Falklands, there was no permanent military presence. NP8901 was formed in response to this incident. Nor was the plane “surrounded”, assuming the plane was in distress Falklander rushed to help, only to be taken hostage at gun point.

    And as Islander points out, Argentina goes down in history as the democracy that applauds hijack and terrorism.

    Jul 25th, 2009 - 03:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Luis

    Justin, you have a blind hated that persist on your british propaganda every time you want to include your history arguments.
    But there is one thing we have in common, i think the only thing, is that we both think that democratic governments should not applauds the hijack of a plane and a terrorist act, no matter what.
    Anyhow i wonder who wrote this article, as i see subjective impressions arouse very often.

    Jul 30th, 2009 - 04:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Justin Kuntz

    Luis,

    I have only ever been polite in my dealings with you and to point out that original sources and eye witness accounts contradict the mendacious version of history promulgated by Argentina in its 20th Century quest to colonise the Falkland Islands. If you consider Charles Darwin represents “British propaganda” then plainly there is little hope for you. I am genuinely amused by the charge of “British propaganda”, the British Government has never felt the need to dedicate an entire academic institue to pumping out the most preposterous nonsense as “historical research”, nor does it feel the need to resort to foolish hyperbole in its dealings with the Argentine Government. Nor does it dismiss the rights of a settled people as irrelevant.

    And as to the charge of “blind hated”, I presume you mean hatred. I do not hate Argentina, nor do I harbour any ill will toward that country. I just find it deeply sad that a nation prefers to cling to its myths, teaching the next generation to hate and unnecessarily perpetuating an International dispute it originally abandoned in 1850. I would suggest you do not project your own feelings onto others.

    You have a nice day now,

    Regards,

    Justin

    Jul 31st, 2009 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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