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Falklands: British nation pays tribute to Sir Rex Hunt’s courage and leadership

Thursday, June 13th 2013 - 17:35 UTC
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The British Government has paid tribute to Sir Rex Hunt for his courage and leadership as Governor of the Falkland Islands during Argentina’s 1982 invasion and for his part in the modern, prosperous Falklands of today. Read full article


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  • toooldtodieyoung

    What a man!!

    He will live on in history as being the hero of the hour. who can ever forget his quote at the start of it all

    The governor summonded the two officers to Government house and told them in a pharse that has passed into Falklands History “It looks as if the buggers mean it”

    Rest well Sir Rex Hunt. In those few hours you showed more guts, courage and bravery than the entire Argentine military did in the next 74 days.

    So rest well, and god speed.

    Jun 13th, 2013 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • raul2

    Pathetic and unfortunate:

    Poor Man. It was an instrument of racism, colonialism and imperialism 20th century English and unfortunately UK today want to continue it in the 21st century everyone despises.
    Beyond the Argentine military criminality, since the Argentine people never approved the 1982 invasion, did absolutely nothing to solve the conflict of sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands.

    May God forgive him for his cowardice and mistakes.

    Jun 15th, 2013 - 03:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero


    Are you moron? For you, the Malvinas are Argentine? If the answer is “yes,” how you talk of “invasion”?!!. If the Malvinas are Argentine, can not “invade” the territory itself. Are you Argentine?

    Jun 15th, 2013 - 04:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    All very well for you to say that now, shame the video exists showing you displaying your disapproval in such an unusual manner, or is that how you do it where you come from. With displays of joyous hysteria and celebratory parties into the wee small hours of the morning? Is it a cultural thing?

    The man was no coward and if god needs to forgive anyone, it is your lot for being directly responsible for the deaths and suffering of hundreds, most of them your own people.

    That is right, you can not invade your own territory, as it is not yours, never was and never will be. You were guilty of a criminal act of unprovoked armed invasion. The UK was justified in defeating that aggression and expelling you from the territory you illegally occupied.

    Shaming you in the eyes of the rest of the world whilst doing it and seeing you still ashamed after all these years, well, that is just a welcome bonus!

    Jun 15th, 2013 - 07:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    3 José Malvinero (#)
    Jun 15th, 2013 - 04:18 am

    José, as you know, the UN authorised the UK under the self defense clause of Article 51, to remove our troops from the Islands, thus explicitly and tacitly saying that the UK has sovereignty over the Islands!!!!!!!!!

    Jun 15th, 2013 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Or........and this is just a thought........Administration over the Islands.....

    Jun 15th, 2013 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “ It was an instrument of racism, colonialism and imperialism ”

    From a national of a country like Argentina is itself, colonialist and Imperialist, and has not shrugged off the ineffective methods taught to Peron by Hitler and Mussolini, passed on to successive Argentine regimes.

    Jun 15th, 2013 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Nah, what he means is the UK is an instrument of obstructing their racist, colonial, imperialism in the South Atlantic.

    Jun 15th, 2013 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • raul2

    3 Joseph malvinero

    Dear fellow:
    Although I try and idiot, I think you make a valuable and valiant defense of our Malvinas Islands. I am so Argentine and Latin American as you.
    Argentina suffered four British invasions (1806-1807-1833-1845). In 1982 Argentina tried to reclaim the islands, but the method was not adequate. However, on reflection, I recognize that the right word is recovery and invasion. I was wrong about the meaning of the word to express myself.

    The word invasion is characteristic of racism, colonialism and imperialism English. It is proven historically that Argentina was never colonialist and imperialist with your neighbors. The facts prove unjust war with Paraguay. Argentina lost part of its territory (Formosa) by Hayes arbitration for Paraguay. Besides Gen. Peron returned to Paraguay flags as a sign of respect and shame of an unjust war. United Kingdom participated in the war supporting the genocide of Paraguay.

    Beyond the meaning of words and looking into the distance and analyzing the historical and social processes, the recovery of the Malvinas Islands by force in 1982 by a genocidal military government was a mistake, because before 1982, United Kingdom military supported the implementation of state terrorism in Argentina and Latin America as a whole, following the doctrine of national security backed by the United States.
    Remember the constitution Argentina and will never be colonialist and imperialist as the UK.

    “La Nacion Argentina ratifies its legitimate and imprescriptible sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the corresponding maritime and insular areas to be an integral part of the national territory. Recovery of said territories and the full exercise of sovereignty, respecting the way of life of their inhabitants and according to the principles of international law, are a permanent and unwavering goal of the Argentine people. ”

    An Argentine hug!


    Jun 17th, 2013 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    9 raul2

    First of all, pardon the expression. I have not mastered well this language of our “beloved” usurpers and one on this blog is always a little exalted with both hypocritical writing here.
    Anyway I disagree with absolutely disqualify the method used by the military in 1982. If one studies the situation in early 1982, were not many options if we wanted to defend our sovereignty. In addition, if all or almost all Argentines believe in the sovereignty of Argentina in the Malvinas Islands and are for his recovery, why a government conducts what disqualifies it as folly? But paradoxically, it seems not crazy sending the British invasion fleet that year, 1982. There is evidence that Britain was seeking war. In that sense, it may not have been the best method. However, there was no usurpation for 150 years unbroken, and that has value.
    Regarding your example of the Paraguay War, could not be better, as they fill their mouths with that and our Desert Campaign in Patagonia Argentina becoming the holy innocents, when they instigated these wars to, unscrupulously, defend their spurious interests. In the case of the independence of the Banda Oriental, are no strangers, neither.

    Another hug for me!


    Jun 17th, 2013 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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