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How the Argentine military to save a collapsing regime, planned the Malvinas invasion war

Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 09:13 UTC
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Juan B Yoffre, an Argentine journalist, businessman and politician (he was Intelligence chief for two years with former President Carlos Menem) has written a book “1982” on the Falklands/Malvinas conflict where he reveals how the idea of the military invasion was secretly elaborated and implemented. Read full article

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  • ed

    Books can not say all things in details, but impartially tell,

    Roberto Viola , was heavy smoker thats true ,eats spicy foods.

    Air Force commander Lami Dozo was ESMA chief at the same time.

    Admirals Madero and Anaya were intelligence chiefs.

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    There's nothing really new in this article. It's been known since the 80's that the invasion wasn't a response to the scrap metal workers expulsion. It was simply used as a pretext for an invasion planned for later that year - and actually helped the British as the initial timetable was to happen after the sale of the British carriers. It was a fundamental Argentine military mistake. It gave them a pretext but it lost them the war.

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    This has been common knowledge for years, in the book Vulcan 607 it was remarked the Junta had to fast track their plans as a result of Admiral Anaya ordering on his own initiative the Davidoff landing, because they knew the British would deploy a submarine and had only 10 days to do so. Thus careful planning set in February 1982 by Vice-Admiral Lomardo was completely thrown to the 4 winds.

    The Argentines always intended to invade there was never any doubt, but in fighting amongst the Argentine top brass saw that plans were put forward far to early, the Argentine war efforts was doomed to failure from the word go and served as a pretext for subsequent Argentine military efforts....failure and national humiliation on an epic scale.

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Fascist

    The only thing new here, is that it is an Argentine writing a book telling the truth about the war. That is a first. The Falklands War was a crime, in a long list of criminal abuses by a criminal military dictatorship, that killed tens of thousands of their own people and added a military invasion and the deaths of a thousand more to their long list!

    Argentina and their patriotic, nationalist fascists are the only ones defending these scum. And there are a LOT of them!

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    An article directly about the Falklands and only 4 posts - a conspicuous silence.

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Probably because it debunks the usual crap from the El Malvinense crowd that the war was the fault of the British, because of the actions in South Georgia.

    “I spent many years in an English school. I know the English as much as you do. Margaret Thatcher won’t let herself be bullied by a military government. English are like bulldogs, when they bite on to their catch, they won’t let it go”.

    Interesting quote, Anaya hated the British, he called them “Moricones”. Guess he didn't like what he was hearing.

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 02:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @6 LOL! “Interesting quote, Anaya hated the British, he called them “Moricones”. ” Do you think he attended a boarding school?

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    He was naval attache in London. I think he mistook the fawning attention from BD types looking for a naval contract as indicative of the rest of us.

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Yoffre reveals documents and quotes some sources until now undisclosed, which help to understand or partially explain why a deteriorating military government decided to invade the Falklands/Malvinas with the purpose of recovering lost prestige…..

    “The current situation promises nothing for Argentina and the circumstance that the country is lacking all hope is serious
    And after the election, that is exactly what the argentine people will get [nothing]
    You reap what you sew,
    And you have just sewed for the next 5 years at least .
    ,

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Fascist

    I think it is type to prosecute the Argentines for their war crimes on the Falkland Islands in 1982, the false white flag incidents, the shooting of POW's, the illegal imprisonment of the civilian population and the invasion itself. Britain has kept quite on this for fear of siring things up but Argentina is constantly stirring the pot. There is nothing to gain from staying quite on these crimes any more. It is a matter of international justice that they are pursued and the criminals brought to face justice.

    The Argentine fascists who post here - NONE of who have on here regretted the MURDER of 50,000 of their own people - do not wish to debate facts. They only dig snippets out of the free English speaking media critical of Britain and use that in classic propaganda to hit us with even when 99% of it is farcical, like comparing Bloody Sunday to the cold blooded murder of 50,000 of their own people!

    Of course it only underlines their own level of depravity. I suspect a lot of the Argentines posting here are in fact war criminals from the 1982 War or henchmen of the military junta who assisted in the deaths of their own people.

    They are no different than Hitler's Nazi's, they share the ideology and the blood lust. Their fixation on the Falklands is a demonstration that they have a domination complex.

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    “The current situation promises nothing for Argentina and the circumstance that the country is lacking all hope is serious”

    -Amazing how things come in full circles, with Argentina virtually incapable of making in roads stopping short of military intervention in getting her hands on the UK's legitimate territories, the current round of squawking and wing flapping promises nothing for ordinary Argentines except tedious rousing speeches by el presidente pulling the lions tail......rest assured come the election this issue will be kicked into the long grass and resurrected 5 years from now, since CFK will have her hands full trying to run a country and not trying to win an election.

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    Argentina ... don''t be coward...!!

    let these worthless/gossip books to publish ...!!

    publish all & some confessions /documents ...!!

    Oct 05th, 2011 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN FACTS OR TRUTH. ONLY THING OF INTEREST IS OIL AND LAS MALVINAS AND FINAL SOLUTION TO PIRATE PROBLEM!!!

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Karl101

    Galtieri is almost as ugly as their current President that dog woman, what's here name? Kitchener!

    I wonder if they are all that ugly?

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • sj_ken

    In 1982 the Argentine generals invaded the Falkland Islands strictly for political reasons, to prop up a crumbling government and economy.
    Today Argentine politicians are again making noise about the Falkland Islands. ?Again to prop up a crumbling government and economy?
    War, or the threats of war, are always good ways to take the people's minds off real problems.

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 04:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    DOES FLIPPO USE
    DURASELL BATTERIES OR EVEREADY,
    one at a time

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    FILIPPO NEEDS TO MEET THE ARGENTINE SOLUTION. ELIMINATION.

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    MY FAMILY CAME TO ARGENTINA IN 1955 FROM ITALY, MY GRANDFATHER SERVED UNDER MUSSOLINI. HE WAS A COLONNELLO IN THE MILIZIA VOLONTARIA PER LA SICUREZZA NAZIONALE.

    HE TOOK A POST IN SECRETARÍA DE INFORMACIONES DE ESTADO FOLLOW THE MILITARY COUP IN 1955.

    MY FATHER WAS A STAFF OFFICER IN THE MALVINAS WAR AND IN OPERATION CONDOR.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 02:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A.J.Rimmer

    So in other words Filippo, your Grand Father was a Nazi sympathiser, and possibly a war criminal who fled to Argentina. Then your Father followed in his foot steps, and took part in a terrorist act, and an Illegal war.

    Your future doesn't look too bright, maybe you should join some extremist group, i hear they are running out of leaders.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 08:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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