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Argentine de facto president following Falklands’ war defeat sentenced to life imprisonment

Thursday, April 14th 2011 - 23:22 UTC
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The military officer who as de facto president led Argentina following the Falkland Islands invasion defeat in 1982 was sentenced to life in prison over human rights violations committed during the country’s last military dictatorship, 1976/1983. Read full article

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  • geo

    The picture tells us ,probably Reynaldo Bignone thinks that
    the possibility betraying of Lami Dozo ,....to him ! ?

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    I welcome these sentences….....
    Not with cheeriness but with the serenity that any act of justice requires and gives……

    Vamos Argentina!

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    Vamos Argentina las pelotas !! Gral Bignone , kidnapping and torture?? give me a break !!!!!! He was already sentenced to 25 freaking years in jail, what else do you want???? He was responsible for the transition from the “Gobieno defacto” to democracy and calling the elections. Cristina!!!! go fix the economy and promote democracy and freedom of speech!!!!!!!!!!! These people are worst that all the Junta together !!!!

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (3) Artillero

    Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SivUT1x7j18

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    @4 Think .... but Bignone??? You people make us responsible and send us to jail. Fine! what politician are you making responsible for any wrong doing and sending them to jail????? One awesome example , Moyano ......Now , please enlighten me with your wisdom !!

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 4 no gastés pólvora en chimangos, la viejarda maricona esa no vale nada, es de las que huyeron con la cola entre la patas en los 70. As they say, they're dead, well done, and for those who are alive, hmm, a single bullet will do the job, but who's willing to use it? lol

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    jajajaja!!! se nos escaparon varios !! Anyways, keep fucking with the Force, another Seineldin is going to show up !!

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Funny you mentioning Milo.................

    Loco, mesiánico y marista pero tipo derecho.

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    por supuesto !!!!, spent 14 years in jail for defending the Institution. Awesome individual, and example for all of us who wore a uniform .....Don't get me started , Rico on the other hand is something else

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ed

    You can't do well the Argentine Spanish accent .

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    “Besides Bignone and Patti, the court also sentenced to life in prison . . . . the ex officer of the intelligence unit of the Army First Corpse, Martín Rodríguez. ”

    Is this a Mercopress 'blooper', or do the Argentine Military anticipate matters by calling their army Corpses?

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    good point Geoff .... we don't have the crystal ball yet

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ed

    ..interesting that there are no any British side viewpoints here ?!
    are they diverting the discussions toward Falkland Islands !?

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    13 ed -----No what you do with your criminals is your business. just make sure this lot die in prison they deserve it.

    Apr 15th, 2011 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    @13

    Just enjoying the show

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 06:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Positive news:

    Out with: Ramón L. Falcón, Alberto Villar y Cesáreo Cardozo.

    Welcome to: Angel Pirker, Enrique O’Gorman y Enrique Fentanes.

    http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/sociedad/3-166390-2011-04-16.html

    Vamos Argentina!

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 08:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    Ministra Garre in charge of Defense and now Security is like leaving Charles Manson to take care of my kids ........

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    With kids like yours…….........................

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mABH-F2mFdc/TYkmUb13IuI/AAAAAAAABzg/H0fCe4RHG0o/s1600/BA+Arg+Ladrones+de+beb%25C3%25A9s+003.jpg

    You can’t use no Mary Poppins…………………..............

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    Come on Think! why would a General order to kidnap a baby? that's the biggest defamation campaign of all times ...What are you going to talk about when you run out of Generals to send to jail? Malvinas again?

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Today's news:

    http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/elpais/1-166370-2011-04-16.html

    Vincit Omnia Veritas

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ed

    (#) 15 ----
    Are you British ?
    Are you one of the abettor British of Argentine Junta !?

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Are you one of the abettor British of Argentine Junta !?

    I think you will find it was due to the British that the Junta was done away with

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    22, Aussie you are Wrong. It is ironic that your nickname is Junta.
    It's about time that all this coward animals(sorry animals), murders of unarmed people, including pregnant women, and sadistic torturers go to jail.

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    @ 22 No It wasn't !!

    @23 Montoneros, ERP unarmed people my ass ......next time you all want to attack “La Tablada” again, please think twice and don't call yourself missing afterwards ....

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 24 hey, Judge Argibay Molina is a “desaparecida”, she got lots of money for being a “desaparecida” lol the Fates will take care of her dirty soul haha and her money :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrKlH6MkcVQ&playnext=1&list=PL2FBEDE8B33DD0678
    Me parece que no está muy desaparecida jaja, vieja HDP, and Bono's the greatest arsehole in history, making lots of money fighting for HHRR haha, ¿fuiste a La Plata? Fue un asco cuando subió esa kk de León Gieco puaaaaaaajjj, otro que se enriquece con los DDHH, después de eso tiré todo lo de U2 a la basura, donde debe estar.

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    @24
    oh yes it was!!

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    @26 Oh no it wasn't .....

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    The loss of the war led to the resignation of Galtieri on June 17 of the same year and a fourth (and last) junta was placed in power under a new president, Reynaldo Bignone. Raul Alfonsin's civilian government took control of the country on December 10, 1983. Galtieri along with other members of the former junta, was soon arrested and charged in a military court with mismanagement during the war. They were also charged later on human rights violations during the Trial of the Juntas.

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    @28 a brit teaching me a part of history that I lived is almost moronic ! check your info again and the dates also, Alfonsin took over later in 84 and he signed my sword when i graduated from Military School !!! so go back to wikipedia and edit the shit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Cabo Menendez, aka artillero 601,Regardless of your political point of view, people in custody were unarmed and not all of them were armed militants.Very brave were this cowards killing unarmed women, some pregnant. I hope all them burn in hell.

    “US Declassified Documents: Argentine Junta Security Forces Killed, Disappeared Activists, Mothers and Nuns”

    On March 30, 1978, the US Embassy informed having ”[c]onfidential information obtained through an Argentine government source (protect) that seven bodies were discovered some weeks ago on the Atlantic beach near Mar del Plata. According to this source, the bodies were those of the two nuns and five mothers who disappeared between December 8 and December 10, 1977. Our source confirmed that these individuals were originally sequestered by members of the security forces...”

    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB77/

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (29) Artillero

    I don't know what mind destroying drugs you and the other “subversive rouge elements” from “Military Academy” injected in your veins during the 80’es…………….

    But what I know is that Dr. Raul Alfonsin assumed the presidency of my Country, Argentina in December 1983

    No amount of Heroin, Covardin or Disappearin can change that fact.

    http://www.casarosada.gov.ar/index.php?option=com_content&task=galeriaPresidentes&Itemid=62

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 10:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    83?????? for real?...Think are you sure ??????? It wasn't 84??

    Apr 16th, 2011 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8LdnnrbqgQ&feature=related
    '

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 03:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    I know what's coming, is that video real?? Think are you sure???

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/disgrasian/can-23-of-texas-really-be_b_140038.html

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 05:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ed

    (#) 22 ---

    the correct you think !

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    [] stick up your junta ....
    Did you ever heard the company named (FNA)
    situated at around 73/74....but insolvent many years ago !

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    This Bignone bloke looks a kindly old gent.

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    If I'm wrong, I'm wrong ..... I got confused obviously.
    @34 .. couple of things sunshine, go to the CMN in Palomar and check Promocion 115 .... Cabos don't graduate from there, now as to you assuming that I'm stupid because I made a mistake ? .....don't play bad ass 10,000 km away, give me an address and we can talk about it face to face .....if you have balls of course.

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    Holy shit! how did you find out about my nickname?

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEb1pPFfD0Q&feature=related

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 01:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    ICU2

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Sorry, but........................

    If I told you, your computer would self-destruct after 10 seconds.

    And we don't want that........

    Do we?

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    Go right ahead Mr Think .......I will be waiting

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    #38.......#45 you all roisterers !

    I know a more appropriate article to kidding for you .
    ( UK celebrates Sunday Malbec World Day Argentina's flagship
    grape variety ) -- April16 2011 / Mercopress.

    You don't have self-respect..let alone to your countries ..

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    @ 46 yul! brother ... just write your comments in German and we will translate because quite frankly I don't understand what you are trying to say .....just a thought

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Something not quite right here.
    Anybody else smell a supercilious rat?

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    He claims to come from East Germany ..... please explain

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Cabo Menendez, AKA astillero 61, GI Joe and Pomi,
    About your request @38
    Texas law
    “A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed”

    http://www.ahajokes.com/texas_jokes.html

    Are you related to this famous Texan?

    http://www.ahajokes.com/texas_jokes.html

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    @ 50 ....lol!!!

    Apr 17th, 2011 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    @44

    “Sorry, but........................
    If I told you, your computer would self-destruct after 10 seconds.
    And we don't want that........
    Do we?”

    ....or to paraphrase that: “I don't know” or “I made it up”
    you've used this particular cop-out before think.
    ;-)

    Apr 18th, 2011 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    #artillero601 /

    Unfortunately ,I can't write by other languages , which likely
    removed by editor, as you see at [# 39 ] , [#42 ] comments here !

    Yul/ 401 Ottilia

    Apr 18th, 2011 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    @ 53 I understand

    Apr 19th, 2011 - 02:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    #54/

    well done ....you receptive kid ....es ding. !

    Apr 19th, 2011 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • artillero601

    what??

    Apr 19th, 2011 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tigre2000

    A great page in Argentine History, down with the Junta forever
    not even the Nazis killed there own people, thousands of
    the educated elite of Argentine society where killed, lawyers, doctors,engineers, University students simply for not agreeing with certain aspects of government legislation and corruption that was growing at that time.
    The Argentine military was once a noble part of Argentine society defeating the Spanish and the British forces during the early 1800's
    in order to become a Republic but its fall of grace came during 1974 backed by the U.S Govn't onwards when the Argentine military began to assasinate it's own people and with the loss of the Islas Malvinas , however the new Argentine Military has learned from the shadowy past and can look forward to a more brighter future ahead.

    Apr 20th, 2011 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Tiger,
    many nations kill their own elites during regime change - it's all part of the process of 'irreversibility' (Even tigers and lions do it with their potentially competitive offspring of the former 'top cat').

    It's not just a right wing military thing.
    Pol Pot, Mao Tse Tung and Stalin were just three of the better known contemporary ones. Left wing, right wing, who can really tell?

    Let's hope you're right about learning the lesson and the brighter future.

    Apr 20th, 2011 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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