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Falklands war: Argentina insists HMS Invincible was hit by an Exocet; Taiana recalls the joint navy/air force mission

Wednesday, June 1st 2022 - 10:23 UTC
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While in Tierra del Fuego Argentine defense minister Jorge Taiana participated with Malvinas War Veterans of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the joint operation attack on the Royal Navy's carrier, HMS Invincible, while again condemning UK for the “illegitimate” occupation of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands. Read full article

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  • Islander1

    What an utter fantasy world living idiot. They spluttered all this tripe in 1982 - ask the Spanish journalists flown by the RAF to the Falklands soon after the surrender and taken out to HMS Invincible who remained here on patrol until relieved by the new Illustrious.
    They were flown by helicopter close all around the ship and confirmed there was no sign at all of any battle damage or repair..
    Agentine Govt Ministers turn into bigger idiots every day!

    Jun 01st, 2022 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Dirk Dikkler

    Looks like Argentina is getting ready to make the same mistake yet again ! by building its armed forces up! A Country that fails to learn from the mistakes in its History is doomed to repeat those mistakes over & over again!!

    Jun 01st, 2022 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • downunder

    “Britain and the Task Force never acknowledged that HMS Invincible was struck by a missile or that the bombs caused much damage.”

    That is because HMS Invincible was not struck by a missile or by bombs. She survived the Falklands war unscathed.

    It is perhaps understandable that in the smoke and fury of the battle the Argentine pilots, who had little time to observe the outcome of their attacks, mistakenly believed that their attacks had been successful. However, post attack analysis and eye witness reports have provided incontrovertible evidence that the attacks on HMS Invincible failed completely.

    The people in Argentina who continue to promote this nonsense are liars and they dishonour their country and the brave servicemen in both sides who participated in this action in 1982.

    Jun 01st, 2022 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Steve Potts

    A country with a false sovereignty claim making up fictitious stories about the Falklands conflict - that'll be Narnia, the laughing stock of South America.

    Jun 01st, 2022 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Livepeanuts

    Nobody will get that out of their heads now, most likely it is in the primary school books and THAT is history for young Argentines even though there isn't one piece of evidence to back it up, not one single journalist pic (they were, after all, on the Invincible! So I understand)

    Jun 01st, 2022 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Terence Hill

    ``Defense Minister Jorge Taiana participated with Malvinas War Veterans of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the joint operation attack on the Royal Navy's carrier, HMS Invincible,``

    Np proof , no truth.
    All is revealed, Argentine obsession with viveza criolla

    ``Argentine intelligence had sought to determine the position of the carriers from analysis of aircraft flight routes from the task force to the islands. However, the British had a standing order that all aircraft conduct a low level transit when leaving or returning to the carriers to disguise their position.[ This tactic compromised the Argentine attack, which focused on a group of escorts 40 miles south of the main body of ships.[ When one of the Super Étendards detected a large target on radar, the Exocet was launched, and the Super Étendards turned for Argentina, while the Skyhawks followed the Exocet, which soon passed out of sight. Two of the attacking Skyhawks[ were shot down by Sea Darts fired by HMS Exeter, with HMS Avenger claiming to have shot down the missile with her 4.5” gun (although this claim is disputed).[28] No damage was caused to any British vessels. During the war, Argentina claimed to have damaged the ship and continues to do so to this day, although no evidence of any such damage has been produced or uncovered.``
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Invincible_(R05)

    Jun 01st, 2022 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Steve Potts

    “The permanence of the illegitimate occupation since 1833 of our Malvinas Islands by once the mighty powerful British Empire, and which it attempts to retain in the XXI century, is none other than a colonial attitude totally unacceptable”, Taiana pointed out in his speech...

    Hey Jorge - “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” Lincoln

    Conquest of Formosa – Argentina’s Falklands Hypocrisy (2 pgs):
    https://www.academia.edu/80098945/Conquest_of_Formosa_Argentinas_Falklands_Hypocrisy

    Jun 01st, 2022 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    I don’t think the Argys are much concerned with things like ‘evidence’, just gets in the way of the story.

    Jun 01st, 2022 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • FitzRoy

    How can old Jorge claim to represent Argentina in any shape or form when all he seems capable of doing is trotting out the same old lies and propaganda? If any rational minister, senator, governor or whatever told us how they believed in UFOs and aliens amongst us, they would be laughed out of their job.
    The evidence speaks for itself. If he continues to spout this utter tripe, how much longer will he and his mates hold on to power?

    Jun 02nd, 2022 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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