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Russian book confirms Soviet intelligence support for Argentina in Malvinas war

Monday, May 31st 2010 - 04:14 UTC
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Some interesting historical data about the Falkland Islands war and Soviet intelligence support to Argentina has emerged from a book by a Russian journalist and researcher, who as the son of a former URSS diplomat expert in trade affairs spent most of his youth in Latinamerica, Cuba, Ecuador and Uruguay. Read full article

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  • Hoytred

    And antartica of course is why Argentina pursues its totally unsupported argument for South Georgia and the South Sandwich islands.

    I've yet to hear any credible argument from the Argentines for that particular claim!

    May 31st, 2010 - 05:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Christopher UK

    Hoytred wrote “And antartica of course is why Argentina pursues its totally unsupported argument for South Georgia and the South Sandwich islands. I've yet to hear any credible argument from the Argentines for that particular claim!”

    Oh they will have made something up... like they inhereted them from pixies?

    May 31st, 2010 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    It would not surprise me to be honest. Russia at the time was very keen to see how well British armed forces were at Force projection.

    This is the main reason we refused the USA's help when they offered, we had to be able to show the world we could do it alone.

    Russia watched this conflict with great interest.

    May 31st, 2010 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent0060

    So, Britain beat Argentina even when they were backed up by Russia. Think of all our Argentine pals going on for so long about American assistance. Does the phrase “two-faced” come to mind?

    May 31st, 2010 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Odd that the USSR a leftist regime which had been known to supply weapons to leftist guerrillas in Argentina, would supply a right wing regime with satellite intelligence? More evidence that this dispute causes alot of countries to abandon long held principles, such as Argentina's traditional anti-colonial stance.

    Again however we see the argument that it was Argentina against the world slowly collapsing around itself.

    I do pity people like that though, their mental state over this issue means they must beleive fanciful far fetched stories to try and make sense over the humiliating defeat over this most sacred of issues for the parrot tree...

    May 31st, 2010 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    It's funny how secretive the Argentine government was over the Russian intelligence they received. We was totally open about the fact that the french helped us train against their aircraft/Exocet's. and American intelligence.

    Jun 03rd, 2010 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent0060

    @5 Rhaurie. I don't think it's that odd. Any excuse to get “advisers” etc into the country. Once they are in they would be recommending all sorts of Soviet military equipment, at a price. The before you know it, another Soviet satellite.

    @6 zethe. Your average Argentine probably thought, or was told to think, it was a secret government facility........or the pixies.

    Jun 04th, 2010 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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