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Old 01-04-2022, 05:18 PM #1
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Default 2nd of April : The Falklands War, 40 years ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War


Ch4HD did a great New Documentary on it.

The Evil Leader Leopoldo Galtieri, leader of the Argentine Junta
invaded our Islands
Put all the Public in a hall
with one toilet.

We Won it in the End.

Many errors cost lives
though.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War


It was No crises you Dumb Americans
The Evil Argentina Invaded.


It is Good they lost more troops than us.

255 British troops died.
649 Argentine troops died

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thats where andrew became sweat free. Exocet missiles were the terror of the day
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thats where andrew became sweat free. Exocet missiles were the terror of the day


Yes Evil Missiles
but they lost.


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BBC text:
[A call for France to "come clean" over claims
it failed to tell the UK about
a "kill switch" in the Exocet missiles used to attack
British ships during the Falklands war.
On the 40th anniversary of the
deadly strike on the HMS Sheffield politicians
and former military leaders have asked
for an inquiry into what information
the French government of
the time gave to the UK.]

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Does anyone know what it was actually for?...
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The War was because of an invasion from Evil Argentina,
that leader was crazy.


Leopoldo Galtieri

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[By April 1982, Galtieri had been in office for
four months and his popularity was low.
On 2 April, on his orders,
Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands
,
a United Kingdom territory subject to a
long-standing Argentine claim.

Initially the invasion was popular in Argentina,
and the anti-junta demonstrations were replaced
by patriotic demonstrations in support of Galtieri.

Galtieri and most of his government
mistakenly believed the UK would not respond militarily.
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Does anyone know what it was actually for?...
the falklands war? Argentina wanted the falklands and all the sheep that went with it
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[On 14 June 1982, the Falklands' capital,
Stanley, was retaken by British forces.
Within days Galtieri was removed from power,

and he spent the next 18 months at
a well-protected country retreat
while democracy was restored to Argentina.
Along with other members of the
former junta, he was arrested in
late 1983 and charged in a military court
with human rights violations during the
Dirty War and with mismanaging the Falklands War.
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Do you now get the Picture
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argentina had hyper inflation at the time, they simply needed a distraction
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My Dad fought in the Falklands. I was 2 so I really don't remember much about it but I vaguely remember going to RAF Brize Norton when he came home.
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the falklands war? Argentina wanted the falklands and all the sheep that went with it
That's what I heard .. there's nothing there but sheep. Is it a tax haven of something? Is there natural gas or oil?

Why didn't anyone question it,
Why do we go to war on lies and just accept it every time?
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That's what I heard .. there's nothing there but sheep. Is it a tax haven of something? Is there natural gas or oil?

Why didn't anyone question it,
Why do we go to war on lies and just accept it every time?


The Scum (Galtieri)
took over our Island
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The state terrorism by the right wing military Junta was wearing thin with the Argies, the Argentine Anti Communist death squads hunted dissidents and socialists generally. People were arrested and never seen again. Human Rights violations were widespread and the worsening economic crisis meant that Galtieri had to do something to regain public support. So he invaded the Falkland Islands.

There are not just sheep there, there is a population of over 3000 who all elected to remain British. If the Islanders themselves ever choose to change that, that'll be the time to speak to the Argentinians. Until then, they remain under the protection of the UK.
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i was in the final year of my degree when the falkland kicked off. It was very difficult to study with that all going on
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That's what I heard .. there's nothing there but sheep. Is it a tax haven of something? Is there natural gas or oil?
Yes there's gas & oil. This wasn't "known" at the time of the Falklands war as there hadn't been oil exploration at the time... but it would have been "expected". They found oil later in the 90's. There is now oil production in Falklands waters... they're also likely to find more once that runs out.

Everyone is free to draw their own conclusions from that I suppose...
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Yeah that makes more sense since when has a conservative government cared about human rights in other countries? Or this one come to that!
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i think you need to understand the situation here at the time. the Argentinian junta were unpopular but maggie was going to lose the next election, she was so unpopular, so a war played right into her hands too, thats why she did it. It was a gamble that paid off extremely well for her politically. I even remember the next tory conference, and i kid you not, the set was shaped like a ship

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Does anyone know what it was actually for?...


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[The scramble for Antarctica's black gold:
How Russian discovery of huge oil reserves in UK territory
has made Falkland Islands the 'world's most
valuable real estate'... with Putin and Xi eyeing
treasure under frozen seas


More than half a trillion barrels of oil and gas were
reportedly found underneath
Antarctica by Russia
An international treaty prevents countries
from touching it, over environmental fears
But experts warned that China and Russia are not
to be trusted, and would get their hands on it at any cost]


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ozen-seas.html


Evil Russia's Putin
does not respect borders on sea or land.
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