Wednesday, March 19, 2008

On this day - Faklands

in 1982,A group of Argentine scrap metal merchants working in the South Georgia island is escorted by some military personnel. Britain calls Argentina to remove the military personnel without response.

I was serving in Germany at the time and like most people wondered what this was all about. I'd never heard of the place and it took some time for the political history and significance, oil it was believed, to sink in.

The eagle eyed readers will notice the the title of this post includes the Falklands reference. This subject is going to be a bit of a personal indulgence over the next few months so I'll use this to indicate one of those indulgences and save those who aren't interested some time.

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