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Argentine “militant” journalist apologizes to Malvinas war rank and file veterans

Saturday, August 29th 2020 - 09:50 UTC
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A well-known face in Buenos Aires television, and member of the so-called new school of “militant” journalism, very close to the Kirchner governments, had to backtrack and publicly apologize to the combatants who fought in the South Atlantic conflict after calling them a bunch of cowards, who did not defend the motherland and ignominiously surrendered to the British. Read full article

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  • Roger Lorton

    Top man. I could do with him every week.

    My Paper on the 1982 war (https://falklandstimeline.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/1982-74-days.pdf) downloaded 392 times in 48 hours. The concise history, 253 times (//falklandstimeline.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/falkland-wars-1700-1850-1.pdf).

    I have sent him my thanks. I hope he survives long enough to receive them. I figure it's 50:50.

    Aug 29th, 2020 - 08:30 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Islander1

    He was correct in one way. They lost the war largely due to inept and incompetent planning and lack of organisation from the top leaders. The men on the ground in the front line did fight to their best in may cases- but limited by the bungling at the top levels. Starting on day 1- they should have had troops ready to fast helicoptered to San Carlos on Landing Day as soon as they heard- and their AirForce should, have just gone straight for the Landing and Supply ships and troop ships- not the RN! Even me as a mere “civvy” worked that one out.
    Luckily for us Islanders they were bunglers.

    Aug 29th, 2020 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Apologies. Apparently the end bracket is fouling up the first link. Please try here - https://falklandstimeline.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/1982-74-days.pdf

    Aug 29th, 2020 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Military weapons sale – Argentinian Army Ex-Falklands campaign guns - dropped only once.

    Aug 29th, 2020 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    It is very good to see South America acquire awareness and nationality after a terrible Hybrid War declared by the USA and its European puppets (except Germany) against our people. Very good!

    One video...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh9yZNrb62U&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A&index=7&t=0s

    Aug 29th, 2020 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Swede

    But they did not “defend their motherland” att all during the whole conflict. They fought the whole war on foreign soil and were eventually evicted.

    Aug 29th, 2020 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Brasileiro

    They defended. The Malvinas Islands are Argentine and were stolen in 1833 by the British Empire.

    Aug 29th, 2020 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • Dirk Dikkler

    @ “Brasileiro”, The Islands had been settled by the British in 1765, the Usurpers are the Argentines who were quite rightly removed in 1982, Do Try and keep up !!

    Aug 29th, 2020 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Brassiere

    Buenos Aires was trespassing in 1833. Even Argentina's own Senate in 1882 said that BA had no rights to hand out land in the Falklands. You need to learn more.

    https://falklandstimeline.wordpress.com/quick-access/

    Aug 29th, 2020 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Brasileiro

    Islanders suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. A powerful Empire that invades the possessions of the newly independent countries of the South. And yet they behave as if the right side was theirs.

    Smarts always pay a high price for Justice. Your “Empire” is getting weaker every day. His Empire lives in the shadow of its former North American colonies. And none of you will be proud of the new way of seeing the world moving forward like the monsoons of India, or the vast deserts of Gobi, or the great plains of the Caucasus, or even the water power of Alter do Chão.

    One vídeo:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abjYHPJ-HKA&t=13306s

    Insightful. But, for few people.

    Aug 30th, 2020 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Judge Jose

    Britain settled the islands long before Argentina existed,
    ,

    Aug 30th, 2020 - 05:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    “... invades the possessions of the newly independent countries of the South.” ??? I had not realised that Argentina was newly independent in 1765.

    One video? A personal favourite

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdxvedxPhNU

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 04:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    -Time to abandon the above Argie ***“Fake-Titled True-News”*** which are soooooo beloved by them turnipy Engrish Flat-Earthers commenting on MercoPress..., and move on to some goooood Argie “True News”..., I Think...

    Like yesterday's succsessfull launch of our interpolar SAOCOM 1B... (Satélite Argentino de Observación COn Microondas..., Spanish for Argentine Microwaves Observation Satellite... :-)))
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qqEooUsDj1Q
    Enjoy...

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 07:32 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Roger Lorton

    I think we have a missile or two, too ;-)

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Copper..., laddie...

    We all know that you Bruts do have “A Missile or Two”..., you either use to kill wedding parties guests in Afghanistan or to sell to democracies as Saudi Arabia...

    What you DO NOT have (yet) is a Satellite System...
    https://www.technologyreview.com/2018/08/27/240218/the-uk-is-investing-millions-to-make-its-own-satellite-system/

    Capisce...?




    https://www.technologyreview.com/2018/08/27/240218/the-uk-is-investing-millions-to-make-its-own-satellite-system/

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Brasileiro

    @ Roger Ultraje a Rigor
    Beautiful video! Although the cause is emblematic of imperial (decadent) power, barbarizing the weaker peoples. You guys got beaten up, didn't you? A small country in the south of the planet sinking ships of the greatest colonial power the world has ever seen? Victory? I doubt it.

    I prefer this...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7sUCElJK0

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Pugol-H

    Oh bless, an attempt at a poetic metaphor amongst the drivel, note the use of the word “attempt” here.

    Monsoons and the waters of Alter do Chão may move, however the Gobi desert and the Plains of the Caucasus don’t, they are as immovable as the Rock of Gibraltar.

    Don’t give up your day job just yet.

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 02:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Brasileiro

    Alter do Chão moves to Coca-Cola. And the monsoons will move into the Arizona desert.

    Legal. E daí?

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Pugol-H

    Monsoons in Arizona should help put out the wild fires in California, however it will have to be renamed Wetzona.

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • darragh

    Bras

    I'll bet that nasty Mr Hitler nearly crapped himself when he heard that the Brazilians were coming.

    One thing for certain, you can always rely on Brasileiro to post something idiotic.

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Brassiere

    Beaten up? If memory serves, we won.

    Aug 31st, 2020 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @darragh

    You must thank Russia for your life. Heil!

    Sep 02nd, 2020 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Pugol-H

    No, they need to thank us, otherwise the Germans would have pushed them back to the Urals.

    Sep 02nd, 2020 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Brasileiro

    Pugol-H

    Dunkirk and Market Garden represent very well the bullshit you said.

    Sep 02nd, 2020 - 05:03 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • darragh

    Bras

    What are you going on about you tithead - Ireland was neutral but protected by the UK and then also the US certainly not by any South Americans.

    Sep 03rd, 2020 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pugol-H

    Oh dear, not up with all this are we? After Dunkirk was the Battle of Britain, before Market Garden was Overlord.

    If it were not for the British supplying arms to Russia (75% of Tanks the Russians had in the Battle of Moscow were supplied by Britain) in 1941/2 and then the British and Americans forcing the Germans to fight in the west, as well as defend every square meter of Germany, the Germans would have pushed the Russians backed to the Urals and knocked them out of the war, no question.

    And what was Brazil’s contribution? Oh yes, safe haven for Nazi war criminals after the war.

    Fool.

    Sep 03rd, 2020 - 04:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Brasileiro

    I thought you knew history. Even if England wanted to help in 1942/43, it would not be able to. The war in North Africa consumed all British and American resources.

    Please advise which T-34 battle tank made in England? Another Fake News from Fake People!

    Sep 04th, 2020 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Pugol-H

    1941/42 Churchill sent far more tanks and Aircraft to Russia than N. Africa:

    Priorities were 1: UK, 2: Russia, 3: Mid East, 4: Far East.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lend-Lease#:~:text=In%20accordance%20with%20the%20Anglo,was%20entirely%20free%20of%20charge.

    Churchill, Matilda and Valentine tanks were sent, T34s were entirely Russian but did not really appear in any numbers until 1943.

    Learn some history, Fool.

    No denial about the “safe haven for Nazi war criminals”, I notice.

    Sep 04th, 2020 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pogul-X

    Brasileiro
    You wouldn’t happen to have a German surname, would you?

    Something like “Mengele”, or “Stangl”, eh?

    Just wondered, like.

    Sep 05th, 2020 - 12:10 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Jack Bauer

    Pugol-X

    Been away for a few days, taking it easy - and decided to look in.

    So, would just like to get a couple of words in here before comments are closed....

    The “Brasileiro”, aka Brasshole, is an old aquaintance on here....due to the varying levels of stupidity expressd in the posts, after a time it became clear that it was a group, formed by a few ignorant individuals, who would take turns at spouting their ignorance....usually helped along by Google Translate as their English was quite sh*tty.

    Believe they are from some small agricultural coop in Paraná, and for some inexplicable reason, have developed a hatred for everything successful....perhaps because they never got anywhere ?....thus their /his hate for putting the Argies in their place in 1982. They / he teams up with losers, such as the Fernandez couple in Argyland, Maduro, Morales, socialism and other similar failures.....
    They are leftist radicals and incorrigible liars.... a common trait between those who are leftist sympathizers and those who never got a decent education.

    He bears a great similarity to the F*ckwitt, so quite frankly, he doesn't merit the time you and the others - and I - have taken to expose his bs.
    BTW, he too is a lover of Lulla.

    Sep 06th, 2020 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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