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'Israel sold Argentina arms during Falklands War against UK'

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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 12:59 AM

A new report has revealed that the Israeli regime supplied Argentina with weapons during the Falklands War between Britain and Buenos Aires in 1982.

Who hasn't Israel stabbed in the back?


According to the report, Argentine pilots have spoken for the first time of a secret mission that took them to the Occupied Palestinian Territories to seek out weapons during the conflict.

The report comes as Argentina and Britain commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War.

This year marked 30 years since the first significant events of the war - which claimed the lives of 258 British and 649 Argentine troops - including the sinking of the General Belgrano, an Argentine warship.

On April 2, 1982, Argentina had invaded the Falkland Islands and, just days later, a team of seven civilian pilots was summoned by the Argentine air force and sworn to secrecy.

They were to aid their country's war effort by flying twice to Tel Aviv, to load up planes with Israeli weapons and artillery, to be used by troops on the ground against the British.

"When we landed at Ben-Gurion, a committee of Argentines and Israelis met us," Arce told Clar?n, an Argentine national newspaper, breaking his 30-year silence. "They told us they had been waiting."

It was the first time an Aerol?neas Argentinas plane had touched down in Israel. Nobody was to know, until now, that it would return to Buenos Aires filled with weaponry.

Jorge Prelooker, now 75, was pilot of the second flight to Tel Aviv. "The British couldn't attack as we were flying non-military aircraft with civilians aboard," he said. "There would have been international uproar had we been shot down."

Prelooker explained how the flights to Israel were also used as reconnaissance. "They told us to look out for British warships as we crossed the Atlantic Ocean and report back to Buenos Aires," he said.

Among the weaponry that was loaded onto the planes in Tel Aviv were air-to-air missiles, anti-tank mines, mortars, bombs and machine guns.

In addition to the operation, Israel collaborated with the dictatorship in Argentina during the Falklands War by sending arms via Peru so that the British would not find out.

The then prime minister, Menachem Begin, agreed to supply equipment - including gas masks, radar systems and fuel tanks for bombers - to Leopoldo Galtieri, head of the military junta, reportedly because of a long-standing hatred of the UK.

Interesting article, I wonder what the British think of this?

posted on May, 5 2012 @ 01:31 AM

Even with help from Israel, the Argentineans were still over-run by 200 troops.

It makes me wonder if Israel is jinxed as it seems that whenever they are involved in any kind of conflict, they either lose or make some monumentally stupid move that paints them in a bad light.

posted on May, 5 2012 @ 01:40 AM
If Britain cannot defend the Falkland sea gate, don’t be surprised if a German-dominated European trade bloc moves in and takes the Falkland Island oil reserves for itself—possibly via some sort of bilateral treaty with the Argentine government. Relations between Buenos Aires and Berlin have been strong historically. Whatever happens, however, it is important to keep an eye on the South Atlantic.

Britain’s Falklands test is coming.

posted on May, 5 2012 @ 01:45 AM
The timing is peculiar imo..also I'd be surprised if the UK Secret Services did not know about this. Given some of the items on the list, there looks to be no strategic importance to some/most/all of these. In fact if Israel were selling such things as 'gas masks' it may even have been to the UK's benefit that Argentina was spending money on useless equipment. Unless of course there is a bigger story, that Argentina were considering using banned chemical weapons ? Well they did stockpile banned napalm on the islands and also didn't map any of their mine fields...

The Falklands are not, never were, and unless the Falkland Islanders want it will never be Argentinian. Both sides should rightly honour their fallen, but the rhetoric from Argentina is not only embaressing, it is war mongoring. The politicians in Argentina should be ashamed of themselves.

I haven't seen any flag burning in the UK........

posted on May, 5 2012 @ 02:30 AM
Previous thread here on same issue from 2011

Israel supplied arms to Argentina during Falklands war

It's a very interesting story, when I read it previously I couldn't quite believe it.

Is it just a case of "business is business", there was a profit to be made.

Argentina had military leaders at the time, I wonder if that had something to do with it.

All very strange

The Anniversary is a good time for the Iranians to bring it back up again.

posted on May, 5 2012 @ 04:37 AM

posted on May, 5 2012 @ 04:41 AM

I haven't seen any flag burning in the UK........

It use to happen, until...

posted on May, 5 2012 @ 01:50 PM
If this is true we should withdraw are support of the upcoming Isreal led invasion of Iran.

posted on May, 8 2012 @ 06:29 AM
I am trying to think how Israel siding against the UK is stabbing it in the back.

The UK was NEVER sympathetic to Israel. It had to be forced to grant the Israelis independence and even then it turned over police stations, arsenals, and other prime locations to the Arab side. Even now the UK is boycotting Israeli merchandise, academics, and performers.

Argentina, on the other hand, has been considerably friendlier to Israel, especially after Juan Peron left office.

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