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Argentina recalls the 38th anniversary of the Air Force baptism of fire on May first 1982

Saturday, May 2nd 2020 - 07:28 UTC
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Defense minister Agustín Rossi called on Argentines to claim sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands with the same character displayed by the Argentine pilots during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict with the UK and underlined it's up to the new generations to make sure the Malvinas cause is not forgotten. Read full article

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  • Submariner101

    They all seem to spell Falkland Islands incorrectly, and forget that they were not their Islands to defend.

    May 02nd, 2020 - 10:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RedBaron

    Does anybody remember the famous rock album 'Living in the Past'?

    May 02nd, 2020 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Trimonde

    More in the past than what Britain lives!? I don't think any other country in the world lives as much in its past, and sores the world with its “past” mind set than Britain does!
    ... And in truth, regardless of the how some Argentine themselves word it, Argentina does not “claim sovereignty”. Argentina denounces British usurpation, and the installation of its own human shield watch dogs on Spanish territory that belonged to Argentina, so as to install its militarized geopolitical expansionism in insolent disregard for the rest of humanity, aggressively positioned by taking aim at Argentina as its foot wedge in the door.
    It seems clear you have no idea what this conflict is really about.

    May 02nd, 2020 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse -10
  • RedBaron

    Trimonde - Congrats on the excellent English but you are proving your own point by dredging up the old red herring about Argie ownership of the Falklands, which cannot be true because the nation of Argentina did not exist at the time the Falklands were claimed and acknowledged by most world nations as being British.
    As far as I know, the rest of humanity is quite accepting of the British position in the Falklands which was confirmed in June 1982 and there still remains a civilised and legal route for Argentina to publicly vent and affirm its grievances......see you in The Hague!

    May 02nd, 2020 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +9
  • Trimonde

    Hogwash!! Those islands were not British, They were Spanish and Britain attempted to rob them from the Spanish by creating a dispute, as they have always done to this day. When the British saw the Argentine had followed suit onto the islands and were attempting to make good on a continuity of governance they waited and first honed a relationship with Buenos Aires, as their main aim has always been to exploit our area of the world, faking the same phony fake collaboration friendship it uses today to move its pieces forward. But when they saw Silas Duncan the pirate had destroyed the Argentine settlement, they moved in quickly claiming the islands were theirs even though they seized to contest or fight for them against the Spanish claim. Absolute cowards, just like the present day, exploiting weak vulnerable and needy situations. Of course you are incapable of seeing just what a pedantically thieving scully bully robbing thug your country actually is, because all of you are raised to believe some fictitious noble fairy tale about character and achievement, yet which we all know is an absolute lie as clearly everything your country has amassed in so far as wealth goes, has been stolen ran sacked and ripped of throughout modern history for other peoples of the world, and where you didn't, like a little chicken shit you cried out for America to help you, so you could continue sucking the blood out of other nations.

    May 02nd, 2020 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -9
  • Livepeanuts

    I see these comments about being in the past but don't go back far enough to spot the truth.
    The Brave Argentine Air Force didn't have its baptism of fire during the “glorious defeat” in the great “gest to save Galtieri” in 1982!
    The great Air Force's baptism of fire was on May 16 1955 when it bravely went out to bomb Argentinians in the “Plaza de Mayo” bravely killing many unarmed Argentines, this is a fact.
    The other great action of bravery of Argentine pilots was to take their countrymen out in to the sea or over the River Plate and drop them in!
    Only after all those Argentinians which they killed in cold blod did the Renegade European Empire of Buenos Aires which got rid of the American owners of South America and replaced them with Europeans, only then in 1982 did the Spanish speaking invaders try to displace the English speaking population of the Falklands in order to try and save their dictator with no right and no reason at all to do so.
    The Europeans of Argentina should understand that the XIX century ended a long time ago!
    The Europeans of Argentina should understand that with the help of the British they had once one of the highest GDP per head, like the Falklands have now. It would be a pity to allow the disadapted nationalists to prove that they can wrek anything they put their greedy hands on. We already know that, no need to prove it again chaps (railways, banks etc etc).

    May 02nd, 2020 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +9
  • Marti Llazo

    @RedBaron

    Of course Argentina has to live in the past. It continues to remind us that it has no future.

    May 02nd, 2020 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +9
  • Pugol-H

    Trimonde
    S. Atlantic/Antarctic has been British territory since long before Argentina ever existed, in any form.

    Spain tried (like Argentina has) to take the Islands from the British but was forced to return them when the British threatened war, in 1771, long before Argentina ever existed.

    British territory since long before you murdering Creole Conquistadors finished slaughtering the Native S. Americans and got to the Patagonian coast and the shores of the S. Atlantic, in what 1890.

    As your Air Force found out the hard way 1982, unlike Montezuma or Atahualpa, the British have more than just sticks and stones with which to defend their territory.

    You European planters now call yourselves S. Americans, OK, then stay in S. America and out of our S. Atlantic/Antarctic territories and everything will be fine.

    May 02nd, 2020 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +9
  • Trimonde

    What hideous stench of pedantic self centered bigotry. I can't even stand it.

    May 02nd, 2020 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • Don Alberto

    Trimonde

    More in the past than what Britain lives!?

    Do you considet the year 1833 recent?

    Hogwash!! Precisely. Good to see that you acknowledge that what you write is Hogwash.

    May 02nd, 2020 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Chicureo

    My kleptomaniac Argentine neighbors are still crying over the humiliation they brought upon themselves.
    Both their Navy and Army were incompetent cowards, but their fighter pilots truly fought with great skills and bravery.
    Today their armed forces are a miserable disgrace.

    May 02nd, 2020 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • El Think

    Dear hermanito Shileno...

    Most (if not all of the World's Armed Farces) are indeed a miserable disgrace....

    Saludos
    Your older Chélano brother...

    May 02nd, 2020 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Marti Llazo

    @chicureo po

    Their fighter drivers might have been “brave” but brave doesn't equal smart.

    They never figured out how to deal with the Harriers and they never hit any of the most important ships (though they tried to tell everyone that they did..... and in that most Argentine way they continue to lie about the matter).

    Una manga de mentirosos habituales y perdedores llorones

    May 02nd, 2020 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK and Marti Llazo

    We could endlessly debate everything wrong with the conflict and all the hubris around it, but the Argentine pilots exhibited amazing flying skills, notable bravery and truly great courage.

    ¡Salud para todos!

    May 02nd, 2020 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • RedBaron

    I read Trimondo's 'Hogwash' response and smiled when he/she used the description of a crying chicken shit. Please view an amusing clip to remind the readers that the British 'chicken' should be treated with caution and respect : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTrr5ebRFUI

    May 03rd, 2020 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pugol-H

    Trimonde
    Seriously, who do you think you are kidding???

    You ran out of S. America to “conquer” from the natives (for their own good of course), so you tried to “conquer” the British territories in the S. Atlantic.

    And if that had worked for you, you would have invaded Chile and maybe even annexed Uruguay.

    Seriously, who do you think you are kidding???

    RedBaron
    After the fall of France in 1939, Hitler said he would deal with the British “like wringing the neck of a chicken”.

    Churchill reminded him of this in an after dinner speech in 1944, saying “some neck, some chicken”.

    May 03rd, 2020 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Marti Llazo

    Falklands war pilots:

    Brave, but not so smart: Lose the war. Argentina

    Brave and smarter: win the war: Britain

    Así es.

    May 03rd, 2020 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +3

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