A Great Collection of Nonsense From a South Of The Border Guy

Those little fucking islands

In From other latitudes on April 2, 2009 at 8:05 am

I remember myself with 14 years old, getting off the bus and crossing the Avenue in a chilli morning like this down there south of the border. Once in the sidewalk I meet a school buddy who was waiting for me to walk those 200 m to school. Although I rememeber his face, I cannot remember his name. Once I met him he told me in a pretty excited voice “Have you heard? We’ve invaded Malvinas islands and took them back from the british… We are at war!”

The Military Government ruling the country at that time decided to perform its master final show and surprise the whole world with a last, idiotic movement that costed us a lot of lives…

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I do not remember much of the details on that war. At that tiem all I knew was that for all of us in the capital city we were winning until the last day when we, surprisingly (again) we surrendered. We sunk a couple of frigates, our good neighbours from Chile gave their good british friends a great hand in logistics and intelligence and… and Reagans government cleaned his ass with some interamerican treaties (what were we expecting? USA helping in a war against their major allies? What did these guys had in their minds?!)

Los Chicos de Malvinas

Los Chicos de Malvinas

One of the most terrible moments I remember from those days is the one related to the “Crucero General Belgrano”  Ship full of soldiers that was sunk by a british submarine. The history says it was in an exclusion zone and that it should not have done. Other say that the Cruiser was transporting also a good bunch of misiles to the island. Who knows…

That little war was fought mostly by kids. Thousands of 18, 19, 20 years old non-professional soldiers that left their lives in a couple of rocky, cold, fucking islands good for nothing. Others came back and were forgotten. Unfairly forgotten by their coutnerparts and their governments.

May be that’s why every time I see the War Vets in Canada, how they are respected, how proud this country is of their war heroes I always leave a tear drop from my eyes… remembering our “Chicos de Malvinas” (kids from Malvinas).

Darwin Cemetery, Malvinas Islands

Darwin Cemetery, Malvinas Islands

In their memory

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