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Former Argentine dictator Gneral Videla sentenced to life in prison

Thursday, December 23rd 2010 - 08:09 UTC
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The strongman of Argentina's 1976-1983 military Junta General Jorge Videla, was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for crimes against humanity committed during the so called “dirty war” against left-wing dissidents. Read full article

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  • stick up your junta

    The wheels of justice grind slowly in Argentina, and after all Britain did
    to bring the Junta down in the first place

    Dec 23rd, 2010 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Justice served, but at 85 years old! There is little doubt that the adventurisms of Videla's junta inflicted a horrendous, and indescribeable tragedy in Argentina, and but for a thin veneer of possible good grace, a similar routing of Falkland Islanders could easily have been inflicted. It was all too easy following the Argentine invasion in 1982, to experience how Argentine military wished to inflict the same disappearing punishment on Falklands activists. But, will the whole of the Dirty War, without? I doubt it. Will all the perpetrators be brough to justice? I doubt that too. Sentencing Videla and some immediate cohorts will bring a little political satisfaction to those in power today, but not closure for the bereaved families.

    Dec 23rd, 2010 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Reading some of the comments on this site, it is only a matter of time before a new generation of Facists come to power in Buenos Aires.

    Dec 23rd, 2010 - 04:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    In spite of so much suffering there are hopes of justice when condemning these military genocidists, it is to even condemn the ideological mentors of the doctrine of national security to the countries that supported the state terrorism as United States and United Kingdom.

    Dec 23rd, 2010 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Fact is the United Kingdom fought a war against the Argentinian Facists that helped free Argentina from military dictatorship. It is clear that the evil that drove those dreadful Facists still exists in modern day Argentina.

    Dec 23rd, 2010 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    It's an example that UK should folow with Tony Blair, who went to war based on a big lie that by the way killed or torture far more Irakis than Argentinians in the seventies.

    Dec 23rd, 2010 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (3) and (5) Be serious

    You say:
    “It is clear that the evil that drove those dreadful Fascists still exists in modern day Argentina”.

    I say:
    It is clear that the evil that drove those dreadful Fascists still exists, thrives and even rules in today’s Great Britain.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1536624/Pinochet-the-friend-of-Britain-who-ruled-his-country-by-fear.html

    Dec 23rd, 2010 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    even rules in today’s Great Britain

    Straw clutching again Think

    Dec 23rd, 2010 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pheel

    1 Stick: remember that Bloody Sunday has been resolved...in 2010.
    Take a look on yourself.

    Dec 24th, 2010 - 12:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    stop throwing mud at each other,folks and just be pleased that one monster is getting some of his just deserts and is off the streets.

    Dec 24th, 2010 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Spot-on Isolde.....

    You are fast becoming my favourite GB-FI-PNG head-huntress :-)

    Cheers...
    Nagaland Think

    Dec 24th, 2010 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Britain refused to surrender to Argentinian Facist Junta before defeating Argentinian forces and ejecting them from British sovereign territory.
    Pinochet was detained by British Authorities and placed under house arrest in Surrey, England.
    Cameron confirms that Britain stands ready once again to defend the Falkland Islanders from foreign aggression.
    No mud just facts.

    Dec 24th, 2010 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yaghan

    @12
    Are you aware that some coups in Argentina were supported by British or Anglo Argentines? Namely, the 1930 coup by Uriburu and the subsequent Roca and Runciman Treaty, totally biased towards the UK.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infamous_Decade
    Your discomfort with fascists varies acoording to your economic interests, it seems.

    Dec 28th, 2010 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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