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Falklands’ government announces arrangements for Liberation Day anniversary

Friday, June 7th 2013 - 05:35 UTC
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To mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982, the elected government of the Islands has arranged the following program for Friday 14 June 2013. Read full article


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  • travellingscotsman

    Quite right - if the RG's can celebrate their invasion we can certainly celebrate our victory over evil and an undemocratic country willing to impose her rights over and above the rights of the people of the Falklands!

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 07:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    The trolls have, so far, been remarkably quiet on this. Perhaps they are waiting for the 'official' protest from the RG Government before committing themselves?

    Sarcasm aside, I believe it is only proper that the Islanders give appropriate thanks for their deliverance from the nation that would oppress them and to remember, with gratitude, the human cost of that deliverance. The human cost, I believe, should not just be for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the Islanders freedom but also those who will bear the scars, disfigurements, disablements and pain which resulted from the action required to obtain said freedom until their dying day. I salute, and remember, them.

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 09:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    I think there are some unfortunate omissions from the programme of events. For instance, I would start by firing an argie out of a gun. Then there would be a semaphore exhibition with suitable British regiments using their regimental colours. On the other “side”, argies would have white flags. Then there would be a footrace where the argie team could try to beat their record for running down Mount Tumbledown. Then there could be a flypast with argie jets closely followed by Eurofighter Typhoons, with the Typhoons demonstrating how air-to-air missiles work. As a high point, there could be a British submarine demonstrating how to sink a warship. For the finale, perhaps a montage of body bags being loaded on to a ship and the ship sailing away to the west. Accompanied by a rousing chorus of “God Save the Queen”. But we shouldn't always look to the past. So, perhaps, something more forward-looking? A little “filler” entitled “How to destroy Buenos Aires”. With options. “From the air”. “From the sea”. “From 7,000 miles away”.

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GSall

    @3 Conqueror... I think I love you.. haha! That's the best thing I've read in a long time. I love a bit of military supremacy and show of force.

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MrFlagpole

    Have a great day.

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TroLLey_to_Truth

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    Jun 07th, 2013 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gustbury

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    Jun 07th, 2013 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    6 TroLLey_to_Truth & 7 Gustbury

    My, my, my!!! Someone seems to have touched a nerve.

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Jun 07th, 2013 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    9 Gustbury

    Sorry son, I have standards, I don't do retards or charity cases

    ................and if you can't take a joke, you shouldn't have been born Argentinian then should you!!!!

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GSall

    @6 Yeah, it's a shame the way the country responds to terrorists, but I'm on about another soverign nation actively campaigning to occupy land that doesn't belong to them, which is why a show of force is good.

    Oh, and, for the record, I have an A-Level in Maths and Mechanics.

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gustbury

    Our stolen sovereignty, not a subject of jokes!.Greetings

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    @12 Any sovereignty claim you thought you might have had was signed away by your forefathers in 1850. Take it to the ICJ or stop whinging.

    End of!

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7 I think you misunderstood. It's not “Conquistador”, that's a Spanish word meaning invader, occupier, genocidal murderer from Europe. We are talking “Conqueror”. As in HMS Conqueror. One of the finest vessels ever to sail under the White Ensign. The only nuclear-powered submarine ever to have SUNK an enemy ship with torpedoes. Some rustbucket hijacked by a third-rate “state” on its way to the knackers yard. BUT, the ever-helpful British have made sure that it's truly knackered now!
    @9 I welcome your helpful and friendly comments. I have a monument for your ass. It's shaped like a bayonet. Except it's six foot long. As an indication of appreciation. No problem for you, I'm sure. My mother is, sadly, deceased, so it's not nice of you to speak of her that way. But if I can point out that your knowledge of biology and human physiology seems a little vague. I actually have the ideal “tool” with which to caress your crotch. It's called a “kukri”. It's that “bent” Gurkha fighting knife. Seems like the ideal implement with which to unzip your sausage and two veg. Sorry, chipolata and two peas.
    @12 Oh, I don't know. In most parts of the world “sovereignty” comes from the word “sovereign”. Implying a MALE monarch. Now, when was the last time anybody saw a MAN in latam? Nancy boys, yes. Lots of those. Oh, I'm sorry. “Gust” is the word usually used for the jets of air expelled by nancy boys as they get poked. Didn't mean to bring up your personal habits. Still, at least you added “bury”, indicating a willingness to accept the usual solution. Then there's “stolen”. A subject on which I bow to your expertise. There isn't much you haven't stolen. Land, lives, businesses, expertise, assets, money. Yep, you've pretty much stolen it all. But I can offer you a little plot of sovereignty. Six feet long, six feet deep and three feet wide. Sole occupation. With the sound of waves five hundred feet over your head. Very soothing.

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    HMS Duncan will be available to come down,
    A few subs, a nice fly past,
    Yep sounds like a brilliant idea

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 06:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    odd,, one can post twice lol.

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @6 funny how a couple of Iranians can bomb your country and cause chaos, what do you do though? Cuddle up to them, beg for some international trade and other shit, whereas we do something about it, why because we are not cowards like YOU. Believe me those two arseholes have done more for justice by NOT dying, they will now have to suffer in jail for the rest of their sorry live's and believe me there are a lot of people rubbing their hands at the thought of these two rocking up in their prison. They will be in hell instead of Martyrs with seven virgins etc, the soap awaits those arseholes.

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Our Sepoys are going to have a lovely day in BA. Delaying the trains, blocking drains, buying up all the available bog rolls, making more potholes in the major roads, winding up the brownshirts, dropping viruses into IT systems etc etc. It will be a celebration...

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “You'll have to put that monument in your ass soon”

    It won't be going anywhere-it was built by the British. the same as the WW1 monument that loser of yours trained on-only his training must have been bad as he didn't make the Olympics.

    Oh and if you want to see two more monuments, I believe that CFK and Timmerman will one day stand proud in Stanley (albeit covered with Stinker crap as they fly past), as they have done more than any Argentines to ensure the Islanders will remain British or gain their independence.

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    The empohasis on June 14th is Commemoration - we give thanks for our Liberation and Freedom from occupation by a Foreign Nation- Argentina, by the British Forces, especially those that paid the ulimate price or were wounded - we also mention and regret the Argentine casualties as well.
    HMs Duncan? no, but a frigate and the Clyde will be here.

    17 - wonder if those 2 have realised that 60% of prison officers are ex HM Forces - I would not like to be in their shoes when they go inside!

    Jun 07th, 2013 - 11:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Well said Conq, “Master of Ceremonies”.

    Bitter Trolls


    Jun 08th, 2013 - 02:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    “wonder if those 2 have realised that 60% of prison officers are ex HM Forces - I would not like to be in their shoes when they go inside!”

    I do not know if the figure of 60% is accurate but I do know that a 'fair number' of the 'screws' are, as you say, ex HM Forces.
    Justice is sometimes served in odd ways.

    Jun 08th, 2013 - 08:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Love it, - Well worth doing.

    Is there going to an Argentinian 'surrender' celebration in BA?

    Jun 10th, 2013 - 12:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    Compare and contrast Argentine celebrates an unprovoked attack by a facist tyranny.
    The falklands celebrate liberation from a foreign oppresion

    Jun 10th, 2013 - 07:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TroLLey_to_Truth


    Yeah and the British celebrate the invasion of Iraq... and?

    Jun 10th, 2013 - 08:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund


    Really? When do we celebrate that? I must have missed it. Did we mint a coin or something?

    Jun 10th, 2013 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    25 Tedious Teen Troll, TTT

    “Yeah and the British celebrate the invasion of Iraq... and?”

    Please back up that statement with links and articles, otherwise

    You are LYING

    Jun 10th, 2013 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @25 Tobias

    You are making stuff up again. Your 'superior' intellect should have told you that your opinion (and making up of stuff - namely lying) must be backed up by EVIDENCE.

    Now since the British don't celebrate invading ANYWHERE, you must be lying. If you are NOT lying then produce the proof.


    No thought you couldn't.

    Lying is bad for your soul. Perhaps you should tell your Priest about this lying that you do. I'm sure he'll give you some Hail Mary's and a few Our Father's, but it won't count for anything in God's eyes UNLESS you are actually repentant and change your lying ways.

    As for the Falkland Islanders it is only right that they commemorate and CELEBRATE being liberated from the murderous military ARGENTINE Junta.

    Only Argentina CELEBRATES the beginning of a war that they started, and then subsequently lost. What a bunch of losers you all are.

    Jun 10th, 2013 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    This is like celebrating a failed attempt by terrorists. None of the actions of the junta are worthy of celebration.

    Jun 10th, 2013 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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