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Argentines hold nationwide Veterans Day celebrations to honor the fallen

Sunday, April 2nd 2023 - 11:56 UTC
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Multiple events are to be held across Argentina Sunday marking Veterans Day 41 years after the military Junta's troops landed in Stanley (then renamed Puerto Argentino) thus kicking off the 1982 Falkland/Malvinas War with the United Kingdom. Read full article

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  • Juan Cervantes

    Celebrations ??? , OMG,

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    ‘Celebrations’, yep, that is the word for it.

    Celebration of an unprovoked and totally unjustified invasion of a peaceful neighbour, by a ruthless military junta which disappeared thousands of its own citizens.

    ‘peace zone in the South Atlantic’, yet they celebrate the last war they started, which means it will probably happen again as the only thing they see wrong about it was that it failed.

    Newsflash Taiana, the S. Atlantic is peaceful, Argentina is exclude and the Pax Britannica is in full effect.

    ‘build “an awareness of the war in Argentina”’, yeah, yeah just don’t forget to mention YOU F*CKING LOST, leaving a lot of dead conscripts you forgot to take home with you.

    For an alternative view, a very rare thing in Argentina these days:

    https://en.mercopress.com/2023/04/02/malvinas-veterans-fallen-and-families-day

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Bud Spencer

    You commemorate the dead, not celebrate a war you lost and the needless death of many, the country and people seriously need to mature and move on,

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeeeeee....

    Not one..., not two..., but three Monolingual Brainwashed Anglo Turnips that can't even understand their very own Germanic language...!

    https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Verbal-Energy/2011/0107/The-paradoxes-of-celebration

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Juan Cervantes

    no one gives a flying fart in space what you think Twonk, you are nothing but an immature brainwashed troll, an embarrassment to this website and an embarrassment to your country and a poor representative of the human race, so take some advice, grow up and stop wasting your childish life on posting bizarre nonsense, billy no mates,

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FitzRoy

    Just a couple of small points. 1). Stanley, or as it was in 1982, Port Stanley, was never named “Puerto Argentino”, it was never ratified in law. and 2). Are they celebrating the deaths of hundreds of Argentine soldiers, or the invasion of a tiny country? If it's the former, that is sick and if it is the latter, that is just a tiny bit like Germany “celebrating” the invasion of Poland, something that would never happen in the civilised world.

    And just for you Wænk: acknowledge (a significant or happy day or event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity. I think the key word just there is “enjoyable”. Another, from the Cambridge Dictionary: to take part in special enjoyable activities in order to show that a particular occasion is important.

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Monolingual???

    Spierdalaj, wawa farin mutum, mai kwasar ganima.

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeeeeee....

    - Not one..., not two..., not three but four Monolingual Brainwashed Anglo Turnips that can't even understand* their very own Germanic language...!
    *(Celebration is a polysemous word in the Engrish speak...:-))))))

    https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Verbal-Energy/2011/0107/The-paradoxes-of-celebration

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Steve Potts

    Most Germans today view World War II through the prism of guilt, responsibility and atonement. And almost all agree that the defeat of the Nazis was a good thing. Shouldn't the same be true for the Argentines and the Falklands War?

    For whatever happened in 1833 Argentinians can't seem to grasp that their invasion in 1982 was an illegal and unwarranted act of force.

    Falklands - Two Acts of Force (1833 & 1982) One Illegal (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/82967126/Falklands_Two_Acts_of_Force_1833_and_1982_One_Illegal

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bud Spencer

    Senor Taenk, without doubt you are a very childish man, probably a very insecure one who has neither any friends or a life of note, your debating skills are none existent and as Juan says extremely immature, you think you are being clever with your insults but quite the contrary, it just shows you up to be what he says you are, i concur with him, you need to grow up,

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeeee....

    This Brainwashed Engrish/Anglo Turnips are funny...

    Just above...,one of them correctly writes...:
    - “Most Germans today view World War II through the prism of guilt, responsibility and atonement...”

    I say...:
    - Some Engrish Anglos today seem to view all them wars they provoked since 1945 through the prism of pride, irresponsibility and exceptionalism...:
    1) 1944–1947 Afghan tribal revolts
    2) 1944–45 Insurgency in Balochistan
    3) 1944–1948 Greek Civil War
    4) 1945 Sheikh Bashir Rebellion
    5) 1945–1949 Indonesian National Revolution
    6) 1945–1946 Operation Masterdom
    7) 1946–1948 Corfu Channel incident
    8) 1948–1960 Malayan Emergency
    9) 1950–1953 Korean War
    10) 1951 Anglo-Egyptian War
    11) 1952–1960 Mau Mau Uprising
    12) 1954–1959 Jebel Akhdar War
    13) 1955–1959 Cyprus Emergency
    14) 1956–1957 Suez Crisis
    15) 1956–1962 Irish Border Campaign
    16) 1958-1976 1'st, 2'nd &3'th Cod War
    17) 1959 Upper Yafa disturbances
    18) 1962–1975 Dhofar Rebellion
    19) 1963–1966 Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation
    20) 1963–1967 Aden Emergency
    21) 1968–1998 The Troubles
    22) 1982–1984 Multinational Force in Lebanon
    23) 1990–1991 Gulf War
    24) 1992–1995 Bosnian War
    25) 1998 Operation Desert Fox
    26) 1998–1999 Kosovo War
    27) 2000–2002 Sierra Leone Civil War
    28) 2001–2021 War in Afghanistan
    29) 2003–2009 Iraq War
    30) 2011 Libyan Civil War
    31) 2014–present Operation Shader
    32) 2014–present Ukrainian Civil War

    And..., if as all the above wasn't enough..., them Brainwashed Anglo Turnips are being herded into a Nuclear War against their principal WW2 allies against them Nazis...!!!

    How Turnipy can they be...???

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Juan Cervantes

    Idiotic immature troll posting pointless stuff again , nothing to do with the subject thread, and as someone said in the past, the only vegetable on this site is the cabbage above,

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Swede

    Nothing wrong to mourn their fallen soldiers. But not on the day they started the war in which the soldiers fell, and which Argentina lost. They are still “celebrating” the invasion as if it was something good. Quite absurd. The Germans do not celebrate the “heroes of the polish campaign”, for good reasons. They have grown up and have good relations with their former enemies. I hope that 40 years from now the Russians will not celebrate the “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine every 24 of February. Only the Argentines do do such stupid things. No remorse.

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeeeeee....

    Juan Cervantes. Pugol-H, Bud Spencer, FitzRoy & Swede...:
    - Five Monolingual Brainwashed Anglo Turnips that can't even understand* their very own Germanic language...!
    *(Celebration is a polysemous word in the Engrish speak...:-))))))
    https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Verbal-Energy/2011/0107/The-paradoxes-of-celebration

    B.T.W. ..., as the Argie Constitution clearly states on its very first lines...:
    - “La recuperación de dichos territorios y el ejercicio pleno de la soberanía, respetando el modo de vida de sus habitantes, y conforme a los principios del derecho internacional, constituyen un objetivo permanente e irrenunciable del pueblo argentino...”
    - Ergo..., Argie Veterans Day celebrations honour the fallen..., by avoiding the killing of their descendants, progeny or lineage in any other Turnipy form of armed conflict...

    Capisce...?

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Monkeymagic

    If indeed this was to “celebrate” or “commemorate” those who lost their lives, and to scorn and condemn the evil that sent them to war on a lie, then so be it.

    But of course it isn't, the Argentine officials repeat the same lie, provoke the same discontent, and show no remorse.

    The Falklands are not Argentine, they are not occupied illegally, and they are only British because Argentina keeps threatening the inhabitants.

    Those who died would be better respected and celebrated by dropping the lie, dropping the false claim, and ideally dropping Peronism in all its forms.

    Apr 02nd, 2023 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • brasherboot

    Argentina is not a warrior nation, though it pretends it is.

    Focus on football. You'll do better and you can cry like girls

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 05:28 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Juan Cervantes

    Taenk, you can twist things any way you want, and quote what ever drivel you like but the word celebrate is not the appropriate word, for an illegal invasion a lost war and a remembrance of the fallen in battle,

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 06:32 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    To all them Brainwashed Anglo Turnips above...:

    - May I remind all of you..., that the wording of the title of this article has been chosen & written by the FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS AGENCY called “MercoPress”..., financed and partly run by the Brutish Foreign & Colonial Office and the FIG(leaf)...?
    https://www.fiassociation.com/links

    Capisce...?

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 08:02 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • FitzRoy

    Of course it was, Wænk. You're up there with the rest of the conspiracists. If you don't like it so much why not just read La Nacion?

    Argentina celebrates the invasion every year. You know full well it is wrong and you hide behind a smoke-screen of idiot words, trying to justify a military dictatorship's stupidity.

    Why do you “celebrate”, of commemorate (the actual word that ought to be used) the deaths of so many before the actual dates of their passing?

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 08:24 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeeeee.....
    These Brainwashed Anglo Turnips get more brainwashed by the minute...!

    If one reminds them of the fact that “MercoPress” is a FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS AGENCY financed and partly run by the Brutish Foreign & Colonial Office and the FIG(leaf)... they go bananas... :-)))

    - Let us just take a look at last weeks “relevant” news published by MercoPress..., the FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS AGENCY..., shall we....???

    1) Thursday, March 30th 2023
    - Falklands Prison audit outcomes and recommendations published...

    2) Thursday, March 30th 2023
    - Report on Falkland Islands Banking Services, published by Chamber of Commerce...

    3)Thursday, March 30th 2023
    Falklands, changes made to the provision of Camp Education...

    4) Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:02 UTC
    Falklands promotes the use of Water Wise...

    5) Wednesday, March 29th 2023
    Falklands Licensing of Communications Services...

    6) Monday, March 27th 2023
    Falklands Sea Lion development offshore could be reached next year, estimates Rockhopper Exploration...

    - If this ain't a FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS AGENCY..., please somebody enlighten me 'bout what is a FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS AGENCY...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Juan Cervantes

    Just what has your silly ramblings got to do with the topic, what a sad little man child, go change your nappy.

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeeeee.....
    These Brainwashed Anglo Turnips get more brainwashed (and funny) by the minute...!

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 09:18 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Islander1

    Think- all the above was freely publically published by FIG- anybody can access all those files- on the day they are published- guess that is what Mercopress did, Even you can if you wish to.

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Me esteemed Mr. Timlander1...
    You are..., of course..., absolutely right...
    And that's what the FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS AGENCY.., ”MercoPress has done...
    As no other NEWS AGENCY nowhere in the whole circumference of our lovely planet has...

    Capisce...?

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think,
    Simply because it will be of no interest to them- but Mercopress covers news about the Islands and South America. Other organisations in Britain for instance who may be interested- receive them all automatically as soon as published- as can you if you email, FIG and ask to be put on the email list

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Timlander1
    - Exactly because it is of no interest to them - but the FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS AGENCY, a.k.a. ”MercoPress” - covers news about them Islands for good payment...

    But don't take me word for it..., ask freckled Lisa... ;-)

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think,
    Quite a few people pay them a sub each year, and or advertise, and not a surprise
    if FIG also funds them a bit as well. But in no way does or could FIG ask them to slant or be biased in what they report.- Its only your Malvinas Dept that just tells one side of a story.
    How else does a News Agency get then funds it need to run on - big or small?

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    Your above comment confirms and takes us back to me previous comment..., me esteemed Mr. Timlander1...:
    ................................ ”May I remind all of you..., that the wording of the title of this article has been chosen & written by the FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS AGENCY called “MercoPress”..., financed and partly run by the Brutish Foreign & Colonial Office and the FIG(leaf)...?
    https://www.fiassociation.com/links

    - As you can read..., in no way do I suggest or infer that the FIG(leaf) or the Foreign & Colonial office asks MercoPress to slant or be biased in what they report...!
    Do you mayhaps..., suspect it to be the case...?
    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Like I said:

    Spierdalaj.

    Wawa farin mutum, mai kwasar ganima.

    Apr 03rd, 2023 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FitzRoy

    Wænk, I am not monolingual.

    Apr 04th, 2023 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    Poor old Think. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like covered and I’ll have a word with my puppets in Montevideo.

    Chuckle chuckle

    Apr 04th, 2023 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Thanks for your gentile offer..., Mr. Bloggs...

    But..., as Mr. G.M. has long ago offered his assistance in anything I could need in Uruguay..., I don't Tænk I will be abusing your generosity in the nearest future...

    Capisce...?

    Apr 04th, 2023 - 11:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    Of course he has, Think… and how’s that working out for you?

    Chuckle chuckle

    Apr 07th, 2023 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Mr. Jo Bloggs...

    Let's say that he ain't making any monies from this auld Diogenean from Patagonia...
    The things he sells are waaaaaay out of me league...
    But nice of him to offer..., anyway...
    Capisce...?

    Apr 07th, 2023 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    Poor old Think.

    Apr 08th, 2023 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    The name's Tænk..., Poor auld Tænk...

    Capisce...?

    Apr 08th, 2023 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Hummm, how is that spelt in Mapudungun???

    Oh yeah, I remember now Winka!

    Apr 08th, 2023 - 11:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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