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Argentina: The Malvinas/Falkland War

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Leopoldo Niilus, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. Leopoldo Niilus

    Leopoldo Niilus Registered User

  2. jamming

    jamming Banned

    Brought back memories, good post Leo!
     
  3. Leopoldo Niilus

    Leopoldo Niilus Registered User

    Thank you! :)

    Leopoldo
     
  4. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Galtieri died in disgrace its fair to say. Accused of human rights violations and military incompetence for starting the war. Not Argentina's favouite son by a long way.
     
  5. jamming

    jamming Banned

    It shows proper behavior of an ally that doesn't want to commit troops to an effort their ally wants to do. The US pushed up deployments of its Navy and Marine Units to cover the NATO commitments of the United Kingdom, we also let them take early delivery of the first CIWS for several of their ships and allowed them to hire for the emergency the installation teams that where working on installing them on American Ships. It wasn't perfect support, but it was what I believe is proper behavior.
     
  6. Leopoldo Niilus

    Leopoldo Niilus Registered User

    No, he certainly is not. See the thread "Former Argentine Dictator Galtieri dies."

    It may be interesting to note that Galtieri was a 1949 graduate of the U.S. School of the Americas, decried in the region for its many alumni linked to human rights violations. (Source: IHT, Jan. 13, 2003, Obituaries "Leopoldo Galtieri, ex-dictator, who led Argentina into Falklands war).

    Whatever, but his "academic background" did not help him any with the U.S.A. during the Malvinas/Falklands operation...
     

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