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Falklands' identification of Argentine soldiers will be done in strict confidentiality

Friday, January 6th 2017 - 11:34 UTC
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The Argentine media has published details of the Red Cross humanitarian mission in the Falkland Islands to identify the remains of the 123 unknown Argentine soldiers buried at the Darwin cemetery, and a single word stands out, confidentiality, from the beginning to end, including a final assessment to decide what will effectively be released to the media. Read full article


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  • Roger Lorton

    So, it'll be a secret then? Not certain why the UK is contributing ..... questions will need to be asked.

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • DemonTree

    Ah, so they're doing it in winter because it will be drier then. That makes a lot more sense than the wind theory.

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Love to know who the dickhead was who said June-Sept are months of least rainfall !!!!!!!
    But then hell - we Islanders only LIVE here - so how the hell would we know!
    That time of year does mean though job all over by time tourists and other gawpers start to arrive again in summer!

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • EscoSesDoidao

    I'll be amazed if this whole task is completed without the political intervention of the 'Malvanista' La Campora' element 'undignifying' the whole thing with their foolishness.

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Briton

    strict confidentiality

    So who agreed to this fiasco, was it the argies , the British or the islanders,

    The CIA or MI5 perhaps,

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Evil Colonialist Pirate

    They should be returned to Argentina once they have been exhumed.

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Briton

    The you should insist on this, a letter , email or demonstration to your government will help.

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    Well..., well..., well...

    I can se by the abve comments that there ain't any posters present in here that know anything about the Red Cross...

    Just for your kind info...:
    1) The Red Cross works as much as possible under strict confidentiality and “radio silence”...
    2) The Red Cross expenses are usually paid by the interested parts as a Dutch treat...
    3) The Red Cross knows which weather conditions they will find in Malvinas...

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Roger Lorton

    Flaw in your argument Think - we aint “interested.”

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    HMG is...

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 11:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Islander1

    Think- one flaw- if it was ICRC who made that dumbarsed statement about local weather- then indeed they know SFA about the Islands Weather!

    Maybe they had not the heart to say they were going to plan it for midwinter and most likely time easisest to keep gawping and nosy Argentine media and others away!

    Of course it will be done in secrecy and respect all sealed off from public view as it should indeed be. One assumes mobile phones will not be allowed on site for this reason by those working there.
    I imagine in the weeks of the RGL flight connection there will be additional Police and other Security patrols to keep nosey parkers away. British Military Police will also play a part - they are all sworn in as legitimate FI “specials” as a rule.

    But have no idea why UK seems to want to contribute to the cost - wonder if the UK taxpayers know it! Unless they are going to pay the bills of the local businesses involved as they know the Argentines would not pay them other than in useless pesos!

    Which is probably why the maintenance there has gone to non existent over last couple of years anyway.

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Mr. Islander1
    The ICRC doesn't made dumbarsed statement about anything...
    MercoPress..., on the other hand...

    Jan 06th, 2017 - 11:57 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • golfcronie

    The Argies are doing this on the cheap. 1.1 to 1.4 Swiss francs to cover ALL EXPENCES?

    Jan 07th, 2017 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Briton

    But no doubt they will somehow try and use this to their advantage.

    Jan 07th, 2017 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Englander

    All part of a bigger deal.

    Jan 12th, 2017 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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