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Argentine court halts scrapping of Navy ship involved in 1982 Stanley landing

Friday, September 24th 2021 - 09:23 UTC
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An Argentine court ruling halted the scrapping of an Argentine Navy vessel involved on April 2, 1982, landing at the Falkland Islands. War Veterans had been critical of President Alberto Fernández's decision regarding the fate of the vessel. Read full article

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  • border rover

    They never cease to surprise do they ? A miserable failure by a thoroughly disgraced and discredited government , a rusting rotting hulk abandoned since the war - so let's make it a National Monument ! A very fitting monument perhaps ? A monument that perfectly portrays a failed nation, whose citizens have consistently been betrayed by their leaders who have squandered the enormous natural wealth of the country. Yes, a useless, unsafe, rotting hulk is a very fitting National Monument.

    Sep 24th, 2021 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Islander1

    Actually I though the Carrier was their flagship that morning offshore? Where on earth would they raise the money from to restore this rusting hulk anyway- looks like $20 million and a lot lot more!
    But agree- crazy nation and crazier politicians.

    Sep 24th, 2021 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Actually, I think it would be a marvelous monument to display the ignoble condition of their once menacing great navy — which today is a national disgrace!

    Frankly, they’re barely capable of defending their costal resources and their admiralty is fraught with corrupt and incompetent leadership.

    Perhaps they can secure the $20 million (with high interest international loans) to keep it afloat to remind their brainwashed public of their complete failure.


    ¡Saludos desde Panquehue!

    Sep 24th, 2021 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    You have to remember! This ship must be toppled in honor of the lives given to this meaningless conflict.

    Freedom is not won by force. Freedom is too big a word to fit in the heads of those who invaded the Falklands.

    Malvinas are part of Argentina! This is not Calais!

    Sep 24th, 2021 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Pugol-H

    Yep, the ship looks about ready to ‘topple’ all right.

    Also, the Falklands are not and never have been Argentinian, doesn’t look like they ever will be either.

    UK diplomatic note to the UN, 27/1/2012

    ‘British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands dates back to 1765, some years before the Republic of Argentina even existed’.

    ‘The Islands have never legitimately been administered by, or formed part of, the sovereign territory of the Republic of Argentina’.

    By the way, how far is it from Portugal to Brazil???

    And Calais is French these days.

    Sep 25th, 2021 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Livingthedream

    Well, at least you can see her. The British need glass bottom boats to see their ship from the Falklands war

    Sep 26th, 2021 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    Glass bottomed boats were so you could see the Argentinian air force coming.

    Sep 26th, 2021 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -1

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