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Falklands marks 29th anniversary of June 14 liberation from Argentine occupation

Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 16:55 UTC
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The Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly has announced the program to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands from Argentine occupation in 1982 which will take place next Tuesday14 June 2011. Read full article

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  • Typhoon

    Is there a good reason not to remove Argentina from the countries of the world? Britain has the capability. Britain could kill every Argentine and wipe the territory clean. But Britain is civilised. A word that no Argentine understands. But Britain can only be pushed so far. A tip for South American countries. Argentina consists of a bunch of psychotic, imperialistic wannabes. 1982 was a warm-up. Do you want to die in your billions? I don't care. You are on about the same level as muslims. Who should be exterminated. I quite like the idea of exterminating South Americans. Possible exclusion of Chile. Time to re-colonise South America. This time we should do it with people instead of brain-dead apes.

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Anniversaries in Argentina are published in British media, but anniversaries like this in the Falklands are not published in Argentine media, why is that? hmm That is because if our media did that, more and more people would know how things really are, that would make people think and seek for the truth. And if for some reason the Argentine media say something about this anniversaries is to accuse them of something like this: http://www.terra.com.mx/articulo.aspx?articuloid=323188

    These people in the government need these conflicts to keep the power, unfortunately this fake nationalism is controlling the lives of millions in this country. This would be something that Argentin and the UK doing together, but like in 2007 when this government received and invitation and Néstor rejected this goverment of Cristina is doing the same, promoting the hate using people's feelings and teaching children more and more lies, and making people believe that we are the victims always, we did nothing wrong, we're good, we're great, we're perfect, we're awesome and the bad ones arre the others always. One day we'll finally learn to live in the present, I hope so.

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rubino84

    To the comment above: Civilised?... http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3612539/18-birds-brutally-beheaded.html

    Want more? http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3612539/18-birds-brutally-beheaded.html

    Hang on... there´s more!!! http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3612539/18-birds-brutally-beheaded.html

    All in today´s news....

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    Argentina hasn't been civilised for more than 100 years. It lies, it cheats, it steals (or tries to steal). It cannot claim legitimacy. It cannot claim honesty. It cannot claim credibilty. It is a rogue state.

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rubino84

    Typhoon, has Britain never steal anything from anyone? Never lied?

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 4 well if we say that the British think like you, then we say that British are not civilised, but thankfully people like Elaine and others proves that not everyone is as civilised as you are Typhoon. The problem with you is just because you hate Argentina, you don't care about the islanders, actually, you are dying for Argentina to attack the Falklands, just because you want an excuse to kill, you don't care if the islanders suffer, your heart only harbors hatred, that's all. Fortunately you'll die before you can see another war between Argentina and the UK.

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    thyphoon LIAR wrote:Is there a good reason not to remove Argentina from the countries of the world? Britain has the capability. Britain could kill every Argentine and wipe the territory clean. But Britain is civilised. A word that no Argentine understands. But Britain can only be pushed so far. A tip for South American countries. Argentina consists of a bunch of psychotic, imperialistic wannabes. 1982 was a warm-up. Do you want to die in your billions? I don't care. You are on about the same level as muslims. Who should be exterminated. I quite like the idea of exterminating South Americans. Possible exclusion of Chile. Time to re-colonise South America. This time we should do it with people instead of brain-dead apes.

    typhoon: AHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,what a SOB you are.
    I give you some memory refreshing,about the brit “civilization”:
    http://www.johannhari.com/2006/06/17/the-truth-our-empire-killed-millions

    http://www.johannhari.com/2006/06/17/the-truth-our-empire-killed-millions

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Tte Estevez:

    “www.britishreparations.org/facts.php”

    Is incorrect for a “fact” page. And i've already made this known to you. If you don't want people to label you as an idiot, use correct facts, or present your own.

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Also...Calling someone else a “LIAR” while you willingly present incorrect information in a vain attempt to make a point.... really?

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    Sure zethee...The brits are angels......They have never killed anyone..
    Do not kid yourself.......
    If you live in the uk,just an advice: get out before is too late.Because whith all the injustices the brits have done,before and the present(middle east,etc...just get out from the uk,while you still can....

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Don't remember saying we have never killed anyone? All i stated is that your website is incorrect, and you know it's incorrect because i have told you this before.

    Yet you post it again, while calling typhoon a liar.

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    #2 Interesting point ExBrain ........ so, nothing in the Argentine press then. If you avoid giving information is that still brainwashing ?

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 11:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Estevez - I regualry visit the Middle East and am always warmly received by the locals. I have had a few good nights out (with no booze obviously) in Jeddah and have a number of students from Kuwait.

    Why should I get out when so many people from the Middle East want to come to the UK to study?

    You are an imbecile and know nothing of the world. BTW did you see the RNS from RKH today? Rubbing my hands together £££££££££££!!!!! :-)

    Jun 01st, 2011 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    You are an imbecile and know nothing of the world. BTW did you see the RNS from RKH today? Rubbing my hands together £££££££££££!!!!! :-)
    Coming from an eminence like you beef, is a compliment....
    You are an imbecile to the square....Kuwait ...what about Irak,Afganistan and Iran..Did they like you????
    What is RNS and RKH?
    Also the Irish love the brits,no beef???The Spaniards also and the French?
    Interesting that I deal with Student from India,people from Italy ,all speaks quite bad about the brits....
    Why is that?

    Jun 02nd, 2011 - 03:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Of course the Irish love us SiEster ..... apparently 10% of the population of the UK is either Irish or has an Irish grandparent. That takes a lot of lovin'. I grant you we haven't always been good neighbours, but then ... who has?

    The French? Well, who likes the French after all ... problem is we are related, and you know how families can fight. They blame us for stopping them being a world power ... always been subject to the green eyed god those Frenchies. Make crap chips too!

    And the Spanish .... ? Well they've always been a whinging, ungrateful bunch. Saved them from the French in the Peninsula War but they've never even said 'thankyou'. Most their relatives seem to be the same.

    The Indians quite like us ... well, they seem to want to live with us at least!

    Italians? They change sides so fast you could go giddy trying to keep up, so I wouldn't put my faith in their assistance.

    Why is all that? Well a mixture of jelousy and the fact we've kicked the sh*t out of them at some point I suppose :-)

    Jun 02nd, 2011 - 03:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    O yeahhh lady bug...
    Here a little historical recount of the “brits” civilization on Iran......
    You are such a liar,brits people......
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/concoughlin/5689752/Why-Iran-hates-Britain-so-much.html
    Really pathetic lady bug...

    Jun 02nd, 2011 - 03:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Go back to sleep SiEster ... annoying the Persians is a perfectly acceptable thing to do, even back in 2009.

    Now, if you want a real laugh - “ ... The provincial government decreed administrative day off on June 10 commemorating the ”Day of Affirmation of Argentine rights over the Malvinas Islands and the Antarctic Sector....”

    Argies don't just seem to have a problem with facts, but also with reality :-)

    http://www.eldiarionline.com/notix/noticia/22663_el_gobernador_decretoasueto_provincial_por_malvinas.htm

    Jun 02nd, 2011 - 04:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • saphira

    @3,I am sure those sort of stories can be found daily in the press in most civilised countries,the vile home case is disgusting but sadly vunerable people all over the world are mistreated thank goodness in the UK people speak out about and alert the public to it so something can be done about it.are you so sure it is not happening anywhere near you today

    Jun 02nd, 2011 - 08:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    Now, if you want a real laugh - “ ... The provincial government decreed administrative day off on June 10 commemorating the ”Day of Affirmation of Argentine rights over the Malvinas Islands and the Antarctic Sector....”
    Excelent action by the government.
    Better than the orangemen's day celebration,rigth?
    As usual the same stupidity from LAdy bug red....
    Is too bad that noobdy in Latin america support the brits.
    No body has anything to win from them...
    They are born suckers....

    Jun 02nd, 2011 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Err .. do we care? Not likely!

    By the way, the piece above is about the FIG's celebration of their liberation ... from you. Hope it goes well and everybody has a goodly amount of real ale .... God, I miss real ale!

    Suckers, SiEster ... is what the Argentine people are for believing the cr*p that the RG Government reels out about the Falkland islands. You've never owned them and it seems unlikely that you ever will !

    Jun 02nd, 2011 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argie

    Epilogue to the Elegy for the dead Argentine boys
    in the South Atlantic, 1982.(A version of this Elegy was published in http://www.falklands.info/background/argentine82.html)

    To Danimik

    I finally ride the long wave I’ve been waiting for,
    kelp all around me, dark sea up to my neck.
    Thanks to neoprene, I find I can bear
    the freezing cold of these roiling waters
    that once wore the pink frothy cape of blood
    and the red-heat of ships’ iron sheet dipping down
    to the obscure depths of the South Atlantic sea,
    while prayers of survivors of the original blast,
    already condemned to a different death,
    echoed helplessly in the battleship’s intestines.

    I cannot tell now, after twenty five years,
    whether it was right or wrong
    to come to the islands and break havoc
    and turn the steady life of their people
    into a horror of death, of sadness and fear.
    But I know how useless was this reckless war
    that brought no relief to either battling side,
    but tears to hundreds of mothers waiting
    North and South.

    I see ghosts as I slide down a wave,
    with wrinkled faces and hollow eyes
    waving their hands, before sinking again,
    to ask for a prayer and to say goodbye.
    The wave rolls me in, her embrace is too much
    for my muscles to keep pace and I also sink
    to join the phantoms in their underwater realm.
    © Salvador Oría,2007-2011

    Jun 02nd, 2011 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    7 Tte Estevez (#)-------- what a joke you are, I have to agree with what 11 Zethee said about you, before opening gob get your facts right first, that way you wont look the complete imbecile that you are. You will still be that imbecile but it wont come across to many people that you are one. “www.britishreparations.org/facts.php”; is so full of stupid mistakes that only an imbecile like you and your mates would latch on to it and post it. I don't mind you posting it though it gives every sane person a good laugh at you the clown that you are.

    Jun 02nd, 2011 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    Yes,britishcat...So full of mistakes that the brit never killed anyone....
    Why so many people hates the brits??
    Why is that?
    Why the only country in the world that Argentina has problems is uk?Nor Uruguay,nor Chile,nor Brazil,not even the USA,or Rusia or China.Why is that idiot,bulldog?
    Is it because you have the brain of a bulldog?With due respect to the fine animal?
    You british,I hate them more and more every time..
    If at least you will accept,that the brits were murderers of inocent people,people that never knew where uk was......
    But put yourself in a place of a mother theresa...
    You are a bunch of liars!!!

    Jun 02nd, 2011 - 11:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “You are a bunch of liars!!!”

    It has clearly already been proven that you have lied in this very thread, or at the very least provided false information which you already knew was incorrect.

    That would make you both a liar and a hypocrite.

    Jun 03rd, 2011 - 12:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    “ ... Why so many people hates the brits?? ...”

    Yes, Argentina is universally loved .... especially by the neighbours, and its indigenous peoples (what's left of them) :-)

    So it's a pity that Argentines wouldn't recognise the truth about the Falkland islands if it was tattooed on the inside of their eyelids !

    The islands are British .... have been since 1764 (or 1690 depending on your perspective).

    Hasta la vista baby :-)

    Jun 03rd, 2011 - 01:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    23 Tte Estevez (#)--------Got up your nose did I Estevez, if I did good. Like I said your a joke from a joke country that has been brought up on lies. That you have taken a silly website and taken it as the truth just goes to show what a stupid silly uneducated gullible idiot you are. Keep up the good work clown you are making every British person and islander that logs on to this site very happy and amused with your rantings, its so good to wake up every day and read what you clowns especially you have to say about Britain or the Falkland islands we go to work very happy individuals indeed.

    We have already seen one more person from Argentina this week make a complete idiot of himself and confirm what most if not all of the world knows about the corrupt country that calls it self Argentina when Julio Grondona at the FIFA meeting last year to illicit a bribe from the England representives saying give us back the Falklands and you have my vote. Yes people we have seen first hand how it all works in the corrupt country that calls itself Argentina.

    This idiot Julio Grondona did not even know that the England representatives could not even if they wanted too have jurisdiction to suddenly hand over a group of Islands to a foreign country seeing that they come under the control of first the Falkland Islanders themselves and then the UK of which England is only one of four countries that make up the UK.

    Like I said keep up the good work clowns of making every person that lives in Britain and the Falklands happy, its so good each morning to wake up each day and lough at the rantings of deluded clowns that make up the population of Argentina.

    Jun 03rd, 2011 - 07:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Gentlemen, please!
    Should be a good celebration, think l'll have a sip of Vodka. Polish of course!

    Jun 03rd, 2011 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    Make mine a nice pint of Lager Isolde and I will riase my glass as I remenber 82 and the ones that did not come home on both sides.

    Jun 03rd, 2011 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    britcat:AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
    i HAVE MY aRGENTINE CHAMPAGNE(EXCELENT ONE),DRINKED ON 12 AUGUST,THE SURRENDER OF THE BRIT INVASION TO BUENOS AIRES!!

    After suffering 311 killed, 679 wounded and 1,808 captured or missing,[20] Whitelocke signed an armistice with Liniers on 12 August; the local marines playing an important part in defeating Brigadier-General Robert Crauford and his two thousand redcoats at the Battle of Plaza del Mercado which is now recalled by the Argentine Marine Corps as 'The Defence'
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_invasions_of_the_R%C3%ADo_de_la_Plata#2nd_Battle_of_Buenos_Aires
    I have another excelent Argentine champagne,to be drinked at the obliteration of london,comming soon!

    Jun 03rd, 2011 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Translation: On a date no-one remembers i sit in my room drinking by myself to sooth the feeling inadequacy my country feels over the falklands war.

    Jun 03rd, 2011 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    And they were Spanish then too !

    Jun 03rd, 2011 - 11:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • R.G. R Liars.

    How come there are 40 million RG's?
    They were supposed to fight to the last drop of blood in 1982.
    Transplanted population I guess.
    LOL

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 12:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Tnt Estavez - so everybobdoy love sArg? How come then that Chile thinks UK is lucky as it only has ONE problem with Arg? How come so many of my Ur friends cannot stand Arg as it is so patronising towards their little country? Dont know many Brazilians, but of the few I have met - they have no respect nor good feelings about Arg either! But of course Chavez loves you!
    As for 1805-07 etc - can you never get some reality into your head? Britain was at war with Spain and had been for some time. Britain thought(wrongly it turned out I agree) that they could hurt Spain by attacking Spanish Territory in S America - they were NOT - NOT - NOT attacking Argentina - you did not exist!
    Jesus man - some Islands in the Carribean changed hands between UK-France-Spain etc several times a year in that era!
    It was an attack- a battle - NOT a war.

    Britain has lost a few battles along the way - but UK has a habit of winning the LAST Battle - and that is the one that wins the war!! Tell me how many WARS has Arg ever won?

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 01:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    Tte Estevez (#)---------Its so easy to reel you in like the little fish that you are , reel him in reel him boys and girls. Argy AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH your so angry, but their again I would be to living in an inadequate country that has no history just memories of past battles that no one outside your small corrupt country remembers. I would give you a few words of advice oh small little inadequate one when you have won as many battles as the English and the British have done in the past as well as in the present, then and only then are you allowed to spout your nonsense, I wont list the battles that we have won over the years they are far to numerous to print on this post or the next few posts. What I will do of course just to wind you up further is remind you of the battles that we won in 1982 .Battle of Goose Green, Battle of Mount Harriet, Battle of Mount Longdon, Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Battle of Wireless Ridge, Battle of Two Sisters. and numerous little skirmishes that took place, tell me oh angy one how does it feel to be always on the losing side all the time.

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 07:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @33 lslander1,
    -they conveniently forget any fact that they don't like. They are Argentines, they cannot be blamed for anything that Spain did. But we are supposed to feel guilty for any past British misdeeds!
    Their hypocracy is flabbergasting! The truth of the matter is that they cannot bear to be wrong. They always have to be right. Their complete and utter defeat in 1982 has shocked them to their core. Believe me or not, they will try again.
    Sure, Britain has lost wars & battles, but has won a lot too! Most nations have.
    We seem to be able to get over it, but they cannot.
    As for these invasions that they go on about, maybe it should just be viewed as unfinished business.

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 08:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    @ 34

    Skirmish at Top Malo House, British victory

    Battle of Grytviken ,British victory

    During the two-hour Battle of Grytviken on 3 April 1982, Lieutenant Mills' detachment of 22 Royal Marines inflicted damage on the Argentine corvette ARA Guerrico, hitting her with an 84mm anti-tank rocket and many rounds of small arms fire, and shot down a Puma helicopter, killing two Argentine Marines and one sailor, while sustaining one wounded on the British side. The losses suffered at Grytviken prevented Argentina from occupying the rest of the island

    Raid on Pebble Island , British victory

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “Believe me or not, they will try again.”
    Aye i believe so too, not currently or in the near future. Once the C-24 falls apart and if they ever get some military going, we'll probably have to pop down there to say hello and send them packing again.

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    Of course they will try again that's what rabid dogs do, it will never cross their tiny little brains that they are in the wrong and always have been.they covet those little islands, they see a success story that they can only dream about and it rankles and eats away at them. Never trust an Argentinian they are a poor excuse for human beings.

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    posts. What I will do of course just to wind you up further is remind you of the battles that we won in 1982 .Battle of Goose Green, Battle of Mount Harriet, Battle of Mount Longdon, Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Battle of Wireless Ridge, Battle of Two Sisters. and numerous little skirmishes that took place, tell me oh angy one how does it feel to be always on the losing side all the time.
    who care britcat?
    We got Argentina independent,you got a few windsweept rocks!
    The big price is Argentina,not malvinas....
    Argentina: Largets producer of lemmons,great producer of beef,great expanses of the Pampas,largest exporter of Soybean Oil,Enormous deposits of Copper,Silver,Uranium,platinum,Coal...
    Petroleum and natural gas.....
    Who cares about the “independence” of a rocks and 2000 people?
    Recently I went to a wedding with 3000 cheerfull people.....
    Only a sick minded,useless criminals like the brits......
    Do some work and hope to be paid in gold not sterling pounds...Do as this inteligent man:
    Jim Rogers Flush your Sterlings Down The Toilet !!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etwUOn1VvTw&playnext=1&list=PLF67A2E14AA103BE4
    I have a good one for you also:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etwUOn1VvTw&playnext=1&list=PLF67A2E14AA103BE4
    We can be much worse than that!

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “who care britcat?”
    Clearly you do, or you wouldn't be posting here.

    “We got Argentina independent,you got a few windsweept rocks!”
    Windswept rocks your entire nation has been crying over for decades.

    “The big price is Argentina,not malvinas....”

    Then you'll be happy keeping Argentina, we'll be content keeping the falklands.

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    For a nation that does not care over a few lumps of rock,
    Argentina certainly lost a lot of men trying to conquer them,
    Those lumps of rock we mean.

    Only a sick minded, useless criminals like the brits,,
    [but we don’t throw nuns from helicopters ]
    Argentina: Largest producer of lemons [and you still are ]
    Argentina great producer of beef, [and mad cows are still rampant]
    And you were still beaten by a tiny little island 8,000 miles away
    That you vastly out manned-out gunned-had more planes,
    And before you lot finished celebrating in the streets, the British had whipped the floor with you,
    All over a few lumps of rock, yes BRITISH ROCK .

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    T.E. - since when have you had “enormous deposits” of oil an natural gas?
    How come your oil and gas industry in particular is in such a mess that you have to import it?
    Copper- I think you may find that Chile is way ahead of Arg! Coal- I thought all you had was a little bit down at rioTurbio - or have you found a lot elsewhgere recently maybe?
    I will agree on your beef- some of the best in the world - trouble is now most of the best beef farmers have gone to Uruguay and Brazil driven out by crazy Kirschener politics!
    We are happy with our “little rocks” - they are ours and there is basically bugger all you can do about it other than jump up and down and make a few pinprick inconveniences and no more than that. And your neighbours- wether you like it or not - do deal directly with our Government - and that simply means they recognise it- Our Government. Some of them may also offer Arg a bit of lipservice - but that is where it stops - and you know it same as me.

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    All those lemons ... now that could explain their sour attitude :-)

    Jun 04th, 2011 - 11:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gotey

    T.Estevez. I do respect the Arg military who were sent to fight in the name of their country (but for the wrong real purpose) and did so to the best of their abilities and material capabilities against a much more superior, professional and experienced armed forces as the British and their allies were.
    I think the Brits and the Falklanders have a strong point. YOU SHOULD only try to study just a little history of the XXth century, and you will come to appreciate that HAD it not been for the Americans, the British, and the French, in both WWI and WWII, the whole world would be either a part of the German Reich II or part of Hitler´s Nazi Germany... Just watch the movie Saving Private Ryan,... see the first minutes... then watch those movies about how they fought the Japanese in Okinawa and then, tell me: “WHO stood up for the world´s democracy and freedom in the XXth century??” The USA, Britain, France did... then ask yourself, ”Who stood up against (whether righ or wrong about the methodology used) the Big Red Soviet dictatorial Threat on the world??“ I am not saying we should have been involved in those wars, but we dont have a right to ask for a place in the sun, man, while we stood aside doing nothing not for Europe or the world but for ourselves as a country. So let´s be more respectful of those countries who fought not only for their own survival but also for the survival of the others in their continents, and made themselves stronger. They are not perfect countries but they have proved to be how to stay above... Don´t you think so? And what they say is true... our neighbors in Latin America dont love Argentina deep down in their hearts as you may think... quite the contrary... why is that so? It merits a whole book to explain it thoroughly. I just say, ”hold your horses,... look around the world, look at the history and then after some deep thinking and mulling, utter your opinion with humbleness.

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 02:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tte Estevez

    Copper- I think you may find that Chile is way ahead of Arg
    Well,the deposit in the Argentine side are richer.Not only the ore contains copper,but also gold and silver.The Chilean minning are more mature,because they started a lot earlier.
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2013615676_apltargentinanaturalgas.html
    The gas import is due to the depressed price inside.The gas in Argentina is extremely cheap.There are 9 pipelines to export the gas,to Chile,Uruguay and Brasil.
    The import is an artificial mechanism to get better prices.
    I will agree on your beef- some of the best in the world - trouble is now most of the best beef farmers have gone to Uruguay and Brazil driven out by crazy Kirschener politics!
    You are rigth about the bad politics for farmers.Argentina is the only place that the farmers are taxed heavily.They can absorb that because of the efficiency.
    I agree about the Red russia scheme to take over the world.But argentina always was on the allied side.Sending over 5000 volunters inWWII, and contributing against the spread of comunism.
    There is a lot to talk about those fascinating topics
    Saludos

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 04:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    But argentina always was on the allied side.Sending over 5000 volunters inWWII

    And their brave efforts spoilt by the Argies opening their doors to the likes of Josef Mengele and Adolf Eichmann

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 06:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Argentina didn't send the volunteers... they were mainly anglo RGs who volunteered to go......

    RG always on the allied side in WW2????

    Pig's bum!!!!..... thats when the crunts decided to have a shot at getting the crumbs ( the Falklands ) from Hitler's table after Britain had been defeated.... same happened to British Honduras / Belize.

    @45..“the deposit in the Argentine side are richer.Not only the ore contains copper,but also gold and silver.” but the RGs are to stupid/corrupt to figure how to develop their resources......
    “The gas import is due to the depressed price inside.The gas in Argentina is extremely cheap” ... because its subsidised .....“There are ...pipelines to export the gas to Chile,”..... . but the Chileans do get a bit pissed orf when you shut the gas off and black out the central valley because its cheap and subsidised so as to keep the RG plebs happy .... the word 'incompetent' comes to mind whenever I hear the word 'RG'

    and don't get me going on the dog shit in BA.............................

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @39 Tte Estevez,
    Well l'm glad you don't want our“windswept rocks”. Now if you can just convince the rest of your countrymen not to want them either then l am sure we can get along with each other just fine.

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    “.Sending over 5000 volunters inWWII, and contributing against the spread of comunism.”

    “.Sending over ”

    “volunters ”

    Brain fart? They were not sent. Plus 5,000? Compaired to the 100 million or so who fought in the war.

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    ... what I said... they weren't sent... they volunteered... they were Anglo RGs

    ...RGland was fascist then ( as ever) ... peopled largely by Spaniards and Italians... whose homelands then were?.... oh...fascist.... funny that.... deja vu all over again....

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    It seems that argie bloggers are just using excuses to justify what they did, and then drag up over 100 years of history , and still can’t justify anything,
    The facts begins in part.
    Argentina invaded the Falkland’s without provocation, she was not abused threatened or intimidated, but invaded for whatever reason, they had to start a war, the Falkland’s were innocent victims and unwilling hostages’, to be attacked by a people [at that time] they thought were friendly, the British on the other hand, had no choice but to surrender, after being out manned out gunned, ect, all the British military did, was to send a task force to defend British territory, and to remove the invaders, and this we did, at a cost of human lives, and to this day, Argentina and her few friends do nothing but blame Britain for the whole thing, even today, Argentina tries to intimidate harass, abuse and blockade something that they stole in the first place, when and only when Argentina get civilised enough and man enough to admit there guilt, and to let the Falkland’s live in peace, as long as they are being aggressive, there can never be peace, and all because Argentina wont admit that she and only she was in the wrong,
    Leave the Falkland’s alone, sign a peace agreement, excepting the islands as a free and independent country , and grow up , ??? Just a thought .

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    “June 14 a day that will forever remain absent from the diaries of Argentina”

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • R.G. R Liars.

    June 14th the day 'macho man' was proved to be a coward.
    June 14th defeat for the RG's.
    June 14th Victory for the great British Forces.
    June 14th Liberation for the Falkland Islanders.

    Jun 05th, 2011 - 09:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @51 Briton,
    Very well said!

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 08:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Estevez - you have been dealing with a student from India. Woop woop for you. How would you do a deal with the two hundred in my faculty. Iraq, yep one of our GTAs and two of our full professors are from Iraq. They don't appear to have a problem with the UK or Brits for that matter! Come to think of it our newest post-doc appears to like us as well and she was born in Shiraz (Iran).

    When you are ready to live up to even my lowest expectations then I may decided to pay you some respect.

    Enjoy the champagne. My pal has a vintage Argentine rifle from 1982. One previous owner, never been fired!

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 05:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Today HMS Illustrious is back in business , and still has her flight deck and ramp, she starts 7 weeks of trials then back with the fleet,
    mmmmmmmm

    Jun 06th, 2011 - 10:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    HMS Illustrious is going to take on the role of LPH and relieve HMS Ocean in 2012, since Ocean herself needs a refit, so this makes sense.

    I understand the ramp remains on Lusty, but as JFH has been axed it won't be launching fixed wing aircraft. Lusty is to remain in service until Ocean has completed her refit in 2014.

    Once Ocean is refitted, Lusty will retire, although the Brazilian Navy may show an interest, since I understand they were impressed with HMS Ocean's capability during the Joint Exercises held with the UK in 2010, when the Defence Cooperation Agreement was signed on board the LPH.

    Brazilian Navy and Marine Personnel were deployed onto HMS Ocean, alongside Royal Navy and Royal Marines Personnel, for interoperability training, and no doubt such experience will be fresh in the minds of the Brazilians when Lusty is decommissioned in 2014.

    We heard very little about this joint exercise in South America, and the Defence Cooperation Agreement with Brazil, signed on board HMS Ocean, is always dismissed as irrelevant by Argentines; I think it is more significant than anyone realises.

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argie

    51. You're not really acquainted with the islands' actual possibilities of becoming a free, independent country. They had approved a huge refurbishing of the port area, to be done with own resources i.e. the UK would not pay a penny for it, but MoD prohibited it. Is that a sign of colonialism or what? Just tell me. Cheers!

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    58: All overseas territorys can hold a referendum and have independance if they wish, so yes he is acquainted.

    Not heard about the MoD prohibiting the docks, link?

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    I can't see that the MoD would have any say in the refurbishing of port facilities on the Falklands, especially if it is an FIG project, so some proof is required here.

    Its always a vague area when you ask Argentines to produce real and verifiable original evidence...RG, if you could provide such evidence in support of such an allegation, I'll consider it.

    Not holding my breath.

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    51 Argie- as usual and in line with your fellows - you talk out of your arse!
    The UK MOD OWN their port - it is theirs - The Islands Govt gave them the land to build it on so they own it. Perfectly natural for them to decide if they do or do not want to share it - their choice.
    MOD has not - not in any way could it - say yes/no to us developing a new port anywhere that is not on their land!

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    So back to point i made,,
    the argie blogers just throw mud to the wind, and see what comes back.
    Any building work on the falklands would certainly be done with the consent and consultation with the islanders, we british are not dictators and they know it, , the argis just want to stir up trouble, even when their is none,, and they still lost, and still are losers ,

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    “ .. Is that a sign of colonialism or what? Just tell me. Cheers..”

    Hey, no problem. No, it is not a sign of colonialism. Happy now?

    Jun 08th, 2011 - 02:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gotey

    there are soooo many places called “Malvinas Argentinas” in Argentina that IF our gov´t finally made up its mind to take the case to the ICJ AND then lose it, well... What would happen to all those names of places, street names, plazas, schools, sports centers, stadiums, etc??
    I´ll take a guess: the RG gov´t will find out after an incredible study that there is actually a place called Malvinas in the South Atlantic, Staten Island is that place, and could well serve as a real good replacement of a “fantasy” land for a “real” piece of land. ooops!

    Jun 08th, 2011 - 03:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    yes Gotey, l can see that would be a problem.

    Jun 08th, 2011 - 09:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JarrettSmith

    The most amazing thing about the Falklands War was a country - where a fascist military dictatorship had secretly (and not so secretly) murdered over 50,000 of its own people, mainly between the ages of 18 and 35, then invaded a small group of wind swept islands occupied by 1,800 people and yet the vast majority of the Argentine population came on to the streets in support of this blatant act of aggression! In almost any other country on earth the population would have reacted with anger, yet another abuse by a military dictatorship against not just its own people, its military (mainly conscripts - ie slaves) but also another country - in the case of Britain a country with close links to the Argentine people.

    I've met many Argentine of British decent and I have a number of Argentine friends. Argentina is a wonderful country but your claim over the Falkland Islands and parts of Chile and your blind patriotism which has enabled subjugation by military and fascistic governments for decades is a serious problem.

    The Falkland Islands have never been part of Argentina. The Falkland Islanders have no wish to be part of Argentina. The only time the Falkland's have been under an Argentine flag was 29 years ago, at the end of a gun! IS that a kind of endorsement for Argentine sovereignty?

    I don't want a slanging match saying how great Britain is or how great Argentina is. In the case of the Falkland Islands the only thing that matters are the people who live there, they've made that place, they've built that place, they've weathered the storms, fought the winds, farmed the land, fished the seas - they are the ones (if you believe in freedom and liberty) who should have the say on their own self determination. Any other stance over the Falklands is a fascist stance of intent to subjugate.

    Britain and Argentina could work together for the benefit of the Falklands but the Argentine government has rejected this. Let's have peace, rather than war.

    Jun 10th, 2011 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    JarrettSmith: The benefit of the Islanders does not benefit Argentina, so this will not happen.

    Jun 10th, 2011 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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