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Falklands/Malvinas war experience conference forcibly cancelled at Buenos Aires college

Thursday, July 18th 2019 - 23:55 UTC
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The two pilots in their full gear at the start of the conference The two pilots in their full gear at the start of the conference

An open conference by two Argentine Air Force pilots at an elite college in Buenos Aires had to be suspended following “ill-treatment” and overall questioning of Argentine armed forces conduct by the students and apparently one of the parents that were also invited to the event.

The ex pilots of A4-B bombers, Hector Sanchez and Luis Cervera were invited to talk about their 1982 experiences last week, at the prestigious Colegio Nacional Buenos Aires, but according to a release in the social networks, “were repeatedly interrupted by a person in his forties, with no respect for the pilots or the school authorities, who criticized the event and was disrespectful to the Argentine armed forces, while students effusively applauded”.

The promoter of the incident accused the pilots and school staff of attempting to “brainwash” students.

The conference was immediately suspended and the college stated in a release its institutional commitment to the democratic system, the Constitution, international human rights legislation and the defense of the values of Memory, Truth and Justice, the foundations of the motherland.

The school added that as part of its curricular and extracurricular activities, and as a pre university institution it is guided by absolute pluralism of ideas and critical thinking in all disciplines. “All academic activity must be addressed in the most ample possible freedom of expression and non dogmatic approach, with room for all ideas”.

“We regret that the actions of people who do not belong to the College were an obstacle for the normal display of scholarly activities, and our solidarity with any person who felt aggravated by expressions that in no way reflect the official criteria of this college”.

Apparently and according to the Malvinas pilots it all started following an introductory video, when the conference was open to questions, and a student asked about the “thirty thousand disappeared of the military dictatorship”.

The pilots said that “as we are accustomed to these young people born after 2000 and whose brains have been intentionally and ideologically indoctrinated, we tried to concentrate exclusively on the Malvinas heroic deed”.

Bur from then on it became out of control.

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  • Pytangua

    “young people born after 2000 and whose brains have been intentionally and ideologically indoctrinated” - incredible how the Argenytine elite remains in denail about the history of their own country, from the decimation of the indigenous peoples of the south in the second half of the 19th century through to the dirty war and the cowardice of the Malvinas War.

    Jul 18th, 2019 - 11:57 am +4
  • Livepeanuts

    As soon as I saw this reported in Pagina 12 I was so pleased to read their comments, to see that they young people are beginning to see that the tortured and murdered in Argentina, the tortured and killed on the Falklands were all murdered and tortured by the same hand!
    I have nothing but praise for those kids who said “our school has 108 disappeared and we can't have this!”
    Well done! My hat goes off to all those students! You have broken the spell of indoctrination. Congratulations.

    Jul 18th, 2019 - 12:56 pm +4
  • Martin Woodhead

    The Argentine Pilots were Brave combat pilots.
    Unfortunately they were part of a regime that murdered vast numbers of its own citizens.
    You didn't save anybody from anything once your throwing unconscious people from an aircraft your Evil.
    The Argentine military was a bunch of facist thugs who had their delusions punctured when they got. Bored with raping children and decided to try and fight soldiers they didn't enjoy the experience when they came up against an enemy who wasn't tied up.

    Jul 19th, 2019 - 03:52 pm +3
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