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  •  *facepalm* (1+ / 0-)
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    IreGyre

    That 1/4 population of the Falklands consisted of the Argentine occupation garrison.

    And it wasn't 1/4 of the population, as apart from the 2000 Falklanders, there were thousadns of Argentine soldiers, who were taken prisoner.

    THat's not genocide, any more than D-Day was genocide.

    •  Use your google (0+ / 0-)

      I sourced it before I wrote my own article this morning.

      The population on the island was 2800, of which 700 were killed - including native argentinians who always inhabited the isle.

      Tell me, was D-day in 1984, to protect colonial interests?

      ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

      by Diane Gee on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 11:11:31 AM PDT

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      •  From Wikipedia: (1+ / 0-)
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        In total 907 were killed during the 74 days of the conflict:

            Argentina – 649[93]
                Ejército Argentino (Army) – 194 (16 officers, 35 Non-commissioned officers (NCO) and 143 conscript privates)[94]
                Armada de la República Argentina (Navy) – 341 (including 321 in Belgrano and 4 naval aviators)
                    IMARA ( Marines ) – 34[95]
                Fuerza Aérea Argentina (Air Force) – 55 (including 31 pilots and 14 ground crew)[96]
                Gendarmería Nacional Argentina (Border Guard) – 7
                Prefectura Naval Argentina (Coast Guard) – 2
                Civilian sailors – 16
            United Kingdom – A total of 255 British servicemen and 3 female Falklands Island civilians were killed during the Falklands War.[97]
                Royal Navy – 86 + 2 Hong Kong laundrymen (see below)[98]
                Royal Marines – 27 (2 officers, 14 NCOs and 11 marines)[99]
                Royal Fleet Auxiliary – 4 + 6 Hong Kong sailors[100][101]
                Merchant Navy – 6[100]
                British Army – 123 (7 officers, 40 NCOs and 76 privates)[102][103][104]
                Royal Air Force – 1 (1 officer)[100]
                Falklands Islands civilians – 3 women killed by friendly fire[100]

        So, native Argentines who "always" inhabited the isles? Only if by "always" you mean "for two weeks or so."

        •  Wiki is no source. (0+ / 0-)

          Mine came from the NSA's FOIA papers.

          Defend the war criminal if you wish.  

          Defend her defending Pinochet.

          No wonder there is no left, you have all moved so centrist that you cannot even stand against Imperialism and unjust Wars anymore.

          ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

          by Diane Gee on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 12:02:35 PM PDT

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        •  Argeninians did not live there. (0+ / 0-)

          Their claims do not include any indigenous inhabitants or any history of Argentinian inhabitants migrating from Argentina and residing there long term. Their claims are more geographical proximity and derive more from declarations and other paper proclamations and diplomatic posturing at times in preceding centuries... less than China's claims to Tibet or the Paracels... and those China has possession of by force so as they say, possession in 9/10th of the law...

          Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

          by IreGyre on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 12:52:58 PM PDT

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      •  What does that have to do with the price of tea? (0+ / 0-)

        "Tell me, was D-day in 1984, to protect colonial interests?"

        Killing soldiers in battle is killing soldiers in battle, whatever your objective.

        The rhetoric you bring here is precisely the kind of rhetoric that makes it difficult to respect leftists.

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