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“Malvinas Veterans are increasingly recognized for their valor and courage”

Thursday, May 16th 2019 - 09:58 UTC
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The Argentine Army Chief of Staff said he perceives a greater recognition from society towards Malvinas veterans, and this recognition, with time, is increasing. Lieutenant General Claudio Pasqualini made the statement at Wednesday's traditional meeting of the Buenos Aires Rotary Club, which on this occasion had another special guest at his table, British ambassador Mark Kent. Read full article

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  • RedBaron

    There's a huge difference between British and Argy soldiers working together today (37 years after the invasion of the Falklands, when most of the current soldiers were not even born) and the soldiers of the 1982 conflict.
    There's also a huge difference between the politicians and Army Commanders of the junta and the conscripts (often mere kids) who were sent to carry out the invasion.
    To extrapolate any of this into a recognition of valour is a stretch of the imagination and, even if it were to be the case, it will not change anything between Argentina, the Falklands and the UK until Argentina removes the article in their constitution which lays claim to the Falklands.

    May 16th, 2019 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr.RedBaron...
    Things will change alright..., me dear Kelper...

    You..., British Citizens in Malvinas..., happen to occupy one of the few Ex British Empire anachronisms left on this planet...
    And we all know what happens with Colonial Anachronisms...............

    Anyhow... demanding ridiculous things will certainly not aid the negotiations needed to tackle the unavoidable future...

    - You don't read me demanding that the UK resettles all you squatting Kelpers before the start of the necessary talks..., do you...?

    - Neither do you read me demanding that you..., squatting Kelpers..., get rid of all British militarh personnell on them windblown Islands before the start of the talks...

    Capisce...?

    May 16th, 2019 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Pipino

    “We do not deny, or ignore what happened in 1982, but we are working with the Veterans and the families of the fallen to honor their memory”.
    Requiescant in pace.

    May 16th, 2019 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • border rover

    Sr Think - a question, do you actually know any Argentines who would ever consider living on the islands ? No! Me neither. Why are you all so obsessed with having ownership of a few small, rather inhospitable islands when almost the whole of Patagonia is empty ? Apart, that is, from the tens of thousands of hectares that you have quite happily “sold” to extranjeros who now exclude your own citizens from the land! When was the last time that Argentine citizens were allowed to visit Lago Escondido ? Notwithstanding that it is one of your National Parks the English billionaire owner prevents access to all! How about the Benetton Estancia , is that land Argentine or Italian?
    What would you actually do with the islands if you ever managed to acquire them? From what we see in Patagonia you would sell them to the highest bidder!!

    May 17th, 2019 - 11:11 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • The Voice

    The situation is that Think oxymoron gas been brainwashed. He is a Norwegian Blue, a total prick. And his opinion doesnt count...

    May 17th, 2019 - 10:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Think - isn't Patagonia a “colonial anachronism” ? Colonised by Argentina in the 1860s, some even refer to it as genocide. People in glass houses ...... etc, etc..

    Mr. Kent rather likes the fame, the fan club, the adoring following. Not a bad definition of “going native” methinks.

    May 19th, 2019 - 08:26 am - Link - Report abuse +1

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