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Montevideo, December 4th 2021 - 01:21 UTC
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
The wheels of justice grind slowly in Argentina, and after all Britain did
to bring the Junta down in the first place
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(3) and (5) Be serious
It is clear that the evil that drove those dreadful Fascists still exists in modern day Argentina.
It is clear that the evil that drove those dreadful Fascists still exists, thrives and even rules in today’s Great Britain.
even rules in today’s Great Britain
Straw clutching again Think
1 Stick: remember that Bloody Sunday has been resolved...in 2010.
Take a look on yourself.
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.
You are fast becoming my favourite GB-FI-PNG head-huntress :-)
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.
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.
Your discomfort with fascists varies acoording to your economic interests, it seems.
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