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Falklands: Argentina interested in a third phase of the Plan to identify fallen combatants in Malvinas

Wednesday, March 2nd 2022 - 09:54 UTC
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Argentina is interested in a third phase of the Humanitarian Project Plan which has successfully helped with the identification of Argentine combatants fallen in the Falklands/Malvinas during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict, triggered by the Argentine invasion of the Islands. Argentine president Alberto Fernandez made the announcement during his annual March first speech to Congress, officially opening the legislative year. Read full article


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  • Dirk Dikkler

    The Argentine President just Confirming that He Wants the Falklands to be given to Argentina ! Which runs counter to a Negotiated Discussion with the UK over Sovereignty !

    Mar 02nd, 2022 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Judge Jose

    The islands were not are not and never will be Argentinian, Deluded indoctrinated clowns.

    Mar 02nd, 2022 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • downunder

    “Our commitment to honor the fallen in Malvinas is expressed in sustaining an identification policy of our soldiers which were left behind in that part of the national territory,”

    The president reveals a contradiction in his thinking. The Falkland Islands are not and never have been 'part of the national territory'. However, if they were, then the soldiers would not have been 'left behind'. Would they?

    This is just one example of many contradictions in Argentina's wishful sovereignty claim that were exposed in the the President's speech. He can't, on the one hand, claim that his country is a peace loving, law abiding citizen but on the other continue to persevere with Argentina's claim to the Islands in the face of the Islander's legal rights to determine their own future. His failure to acknowledge Argentina's illegal invasion of the Falklands in 1982 and his countries harassment and bullying of the islanders before, during and after its failed invasion, demonstrates Argentina's denial of its its illegal and appalling conduct.

    What a tangled web we weave when first we set out to deceive.

    Mar 02nd, 2022 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    And no mention of the ‘people’ of the ‘Malvinas’, anywhere.

    ‘thus the interest expressed to the ICRC in a third phase’

    Like the ICRC get to decide.

    And as for the flights, ‘the question of the flight is a matter to be dealt with exclusively between Argentina and the United Kingdom’

    If, a ‘population’ exists, in the ‘Malvinas’, they clearly have no say never mind any ‘rights’.

    Putinesque, very Putinesque.

    Mar 02nd, 2022 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falklands-Free

    That speech confirms exactly why we have no desires to entertain the Argentine demands.
    Everything that he said was a direct demand to full sovereignty over our territory.
    There is no need to conduct a third look at the identification of soldiers. That was totally completed in the last phase. No it is just another ruse to get Argentines back on the ground on the islands.
    It is time that the free living world put Argentina firmly in its place and put a final stop to all this fiction of being usurped.
    Because the people of the islands are totally ignored, then so we should firmly shut the door on the Argentines.
    Yes it might make life a little more difficult in the beginning by not having flights to South America.
    We should now decide on the actual future of the Argentine cemetery.
    It is clear that the only reason they left their fallen on the islands was to keep the political door open with the UK.
    Given they continue to refuse to accept the we islanders exist and that they use their war dead as a propaganda tool we need to have all those soldiers returned to Argentina no matter what the outcry.
    Anywhere else in the world war graves are sacred respected places for all that fell in battle.
    However the cemetery that contains the Argentine fallen has never been respected as a true place for their war dead but a political tool to fight for something that has never belonged to them.
    We are getting tired of the constant ignorance of Argentina.
    We must stand firmly for our rights. Thise rights does not include Argentine sovereignty.
    Now is the time for our elected MLA,S to stand up and be counted.
    We have put up with Argentine bullying for far to long let us repatriate the dead and put a final end to any ideas that their people are resting on their soil. It is not and never has been their soil .
    If they wont accept their dead then let us bury them at sea 200 miles from our shores. Let us the islanders stand up and be counted, not dictated to.

    Mar 03rd, 2022 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pipino

    What is the “third phase” ?

    Mar 03rd, 2022 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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