posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 04:17 PM
Originally posted by ObservingYou
Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by ObservingYou
Wrong do you even remember the Falklands war? I do my Uncle Mark fought in it and he is proud he did travel 7500 miles to help OUR people.
Most people wouldn't care? you are so wrong.
Actually I'm pretty good friends with an older Scottish gentleman who was posted to Faulklands -
If you consider sending a trained proffesional army over to a distant island to slaughter women and children fighting for their indepenace a GOOD
cause, you are very much mistaken.
When re-counting his exsperiences the grown man, broke down and cried in the pub - he said it altered everything about him.
A few alternate history books may change your opinion also.
And they are not "our" people - WTF have we got in common?!
Erm... don't know which war your old Scottish gentleman faught in but no civilians were "slaughtered" by either side. There were 3 (that's THREE)
civilian deaths during the Falklands war (Susan Whitley, Doreen Bonner and Mary Goodwin)
There has been RUMOURS of an Argentinian lieutenant going off the hook and ordering his men to slaughter civilians but this was stopped due to the war
ending and the fact that most sane people (soldier or not) are not really up for those kinds of shenanigans.
The three civilians died when the house they were sheltering in took a direct hit from a stray missile fired from a British ship.
With a population of just 1820 in 1982 I reckon they'd have noticed any "slaughtering of women and children"?
So far the falklanders have chosen to stay British.
For as long as this is the case, we have an obligation to protect them.