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Falklands recalls first loss at Goose Green in May 1982, and the incarceration of local residents by Argentine forces

Friday, May 1st 2020 - 21:41 UTC
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The Falkland Islands are preparing for the commemoration of significant anniversaries of events from the 1982 conflict when Argentine forces invaded the country. The first of these will take place at 2pm on Sunday 3 May, when a short memorial service will be held at Goose Green to mark the death of Lieutenant Nick Taylor. Read full article

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  • Guillote

    Hay alguna estadistica de la cantidad de civiles muertos por las fuerzas armadas britanicas?

    May 03rd, 2020 - 05:19 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Pugol-H

    Yes, none.

    The only civilian casualties were at the hands of the murdering invaders from S. America.

    Argentinians, foreigners with no business being on British soil.

    May 03rd, 2020 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Guillote

    My question is about of Iraq, where you are still looking for weapons of mass destruction.
    Did you find them?
    How many Iraqi civilians would have died searching for those imaginary weapons?
    Do you have any information?

    May 04th, 2020 - 02:29 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Pugol-H

    Insurgents only, if they ran they were insurgents, if they stood they were well disciplined insurgents.

    But that was in the good old days, nowadays they are so grateful they save us the cost of the ammunition and detain themselves in camps in Turkey and Syria before drowning themselves in the Mediterranean.

    There were definitely weapons of mass destruction there, Sadam used them on the Iranians and the Kurds.

    They just weren’t there at the time of the coalition invasion, it’s all a question of timing you see, too easy to get hung up on little details like that and miss the bigger picture.

    Now the price of oil is so low, no point in being there, time to go make peace somewhere else.

    May 04th, 2020 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Guillote

    “They just weren’t there at the time of the coalition invasion, it’s all a question of timing you see, too easy to get hung up on little details like that and miss the bigger picture.”
    there were no weapons of mass destruction and that is proven
    “Now the price of oil is so low, no point in being there, time to go make peace somewhere else.”
    Did you invaded iraq and killed so many people for the oil?
    “Insurgents only, if they ran they were insurgents, if they stood they were well disciplined insurgents.”
    Are you totally sure that the civilians killed in Iraq were terrorists?
    What do you think about of the civilians killed at Malvinas/Falklands?

    May 07th, 2020 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Sadam used chemical weapons against the Iranians, a lot, and against the Iraqi/Kurdish town of Halabja.

    He HAD them in abundance, question is what he did with them.

    I would ask about the civilian casualties during the Conquest of the Desert, but of course there were no such thing as civilians in that war.

    “Our self-respect as a virile people obliges us to put down as soon as possible, by reason or by force, this handful of savages who destroy our wealth and prevent us from definitely occupying, in the name of law, progress and our own security, the richest and most fertile lands of the Republic.

    — Julio Argentino Roca.”

    It was a war of Genocide.

    Unlike the Mapuche, the British have more than just sticks and stones with which to defend their territories, from murdering, robbing, Creole Conquistador Planters from the North.

    P.S. Look up the English colloquial expressions, “wind up” and “taking the piss”. As I fear some of my finest sarcasm is “going straight over your head”, you may want to look that one up as well.

    So far it has been a battle of wits, with a completely unarmed man.

    May 07th, 2020 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guillote

    Sadam used chemical weapons against the Iranians - YES
    Before the invasion, the UN did not find weapons of mass destruction in its inspections - YES
    Later neither UK or USA found them - YES again
    what i comment “incarceration of local residents by Argentine forces”
    and the reality is that no civilian died at the hands of Argentines. The only civilians killed was by the British military.
    Julio Argentino Roca jajajajaj no tiene nada que ver con el tema sorry

    May 09th, 2020 - 01:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    I told you “Insurgents only, if they ran they were insurgents, if they stood they were well disciplined insurgents”.

    Sadam used chemical weapons against the Iranians – YES

    Therefore Sadam had chemical weapons – YES

    Well there you are then, QED - YES

    It’s not really relevant EXACTLY where they were when the coalition invaded, is it, you are being very pedantic, splitting hairs of trivia no less.

    Remember what I said about the “bigger picture”, much more at stake here than some indeterminate locations of a few odd bit and bobs.

    Which reminds me, did you look up the English colloquial expressions, “wind up” and “taking the piss”?

    Becoming more relevant with each posting.

    Are you not comfortable with talking about Roca and the state sponsored Genocide carried out by Argentina in Patagonia/TDF, against the Native population, followed by the implanting of an Argy one?

    May 09th, 2020 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guillote

    The only civilians killed at malvinas/falkland were by the British military.
    Roca ?
    it doesn't have to do with theses news like I talk about the opium war

    May 10th, 2020 - 02:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    What about the Opium wars, perfectly legitimate, at that time.

    Dammed Wogs tried to shut down our legitimate (and very profitable, paid for with Silver no less) business supplying sustainably produced, natural herbal products to the Chinese medicines market.

    Which also helped enormously in conservation efforts, after trying our shit they completely lost the taste for Tiger penis, as well as the ability to go and get them.

    Not to mention they eventually got Hong Kong out of it, now the Jewel in China’s economic crown.

    When you’re running an Empire like that, you can’t just let any old Johnny Foreigner push you around, you know.

    May 10th, 2020 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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