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Falklands on Saturday will celebrate the complete clearance of landmines planted by Argentine force in the 1982 conflict

Wednesday, November 11th 2020 - 09:59 UTC
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The Falkland Islands have been cleared of deadly landmines laid during the 1982 conflict and will be celebrating the occasion with two major events on Saturday, November 14. The legacy of the war with the occupying Argentine forces had meant that large areas of the Islands, for 38 years, were previously off-limits. Read full article

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  • Dirk Dikkler

    Good Bye Land Mines & Good Riddance !!

    Nov 11th, 2020 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • willowas1

    Greetings from a nigerian from west africa to the people of the falklands islands. Well done on clearing the land of your country from deadly landmines. In my country we have also experienced war between 1967 to 1970 And we read and see on television what landmines have done to countries like Angola and the mayhem they are still causing in other parts of the world like Laos . I congratulate you once again and as we say in nigeria more grease to your elbow.

    Nov 11th, 2020 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • border rover

    Maybe they should have been returned to their owners. Left on the beach at Mar del Plata perhaps?

    Nov 11th, 2020 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Chicureo

    One of the last vestiges of the profanity committed by a kleptomaniac neighbor.

    May the people of the Falklands Islands live forever in peace.

    ¡Saludos de Chile!

    Nov 11th, 2020 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Fito Garcia

    How many mines have the British army planted globally in their quest for empire building? Its a disgrace to humanity everywhere

    Nov 11th, 2020 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Chicureo

    Señor Garcia

    Yes — lets somehow blame the UK PSYOPS team convincing Argentine conscripts to criminally plant mines and not carefully map their location.

    I ASSUME you realize your own countrymen planted the mines?

    Or perhaps it's due to your vegan ignorance...

    ¡Saludos!

    Nov 11th, 2020 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Fito Garcia

    Why Chile steal the land from the Bolivian people?

    Nov 11th, 2020 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Chicureo

    Señor Garcia

    We would never steal anything from our Bolivian brothers — we just appropriated it as it was vastly unused by an absentee landlord overcharging the impoverished renters. Peru unfortunately joined in the fight and we sadly had to kick their ass as well.

    We are a very peaceful loving nation that have maintained a vigilant defense as our neighbors sometimes have difficulty understanding borders...

    You still haven't answered if you know that the Argentines were responsible for planting the mines — have you?

    ¡Saludos de Chile!

    Nov 11th, 2020 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Why Argentina steal Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego from the Chilean people?

    Nov 12th, 2020 - 01:35 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Roger Lorton

    The original plan was an allied 3 nations against Chile — but Argentinians being Argentinians — stabbed Bolivia and Peru in the back and appropriated Eastern Patagonia instead with our then feeble-minded president's approval.

    We eventually sacked and burned Lima...

    ...we even borrowed money their bronze lions that now reside in Santiago...

    ...in 1978 Argentina — in a round-about-way — payed for my education...

    Cheers!

    Nov 12th, 2020 - 02:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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