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Argentine destroyer that led war against Britain sinks, a symbol of decay for once-proud navy
Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2013

Posted on 01/25/2013 1:00:39 PM PST by JerseyanExile

Edited on 01/25/2013 1:43:01 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Argentina’s defense chief expressed shame Wednesday after a Navy destroyer sank at its moorings, putting on display the declining fortunes of a once-proud fleet.

The ARA Trinidad led Argentina’s 1982 sea war against Britain, but has long been mothballed and used for spare parts to sustain what’s left of Argentina’s Navy.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: argentina; argentineannavy; argentinianmilitary; falklands; uktroops
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1 posted on 01/25/2013 1:00:44 PM PST by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

Weren’t the Argies rattling sabers recently over the Falkland Islands again?


2 posted on 01/25/2013 1:04:02 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: JerseyanExile

The future of the US Navy if Obama and his Marxists have their way.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 1:04:30 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: JerseyanExile

What?

Didn’t the Admiral Belgrano “lead” the Argentine Navy against the Falklanders?


4 posted on 01/25/2013 1:04:52 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: JerseyanExile

Every country should be able to patrol it’s waters, but Argentina has no fears of invasion that I know of.

It’s sad though that the country has fallen to such a state.Certainly I wouldn’t think the people in the falklands would want to join Argentina if they don’t have a ship that can get to the islands.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 1:07:41 PM PST by Venturer
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To: BenLurkin

Belgrano led them to the bottom.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 1:08:55 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: BenLurkin

Probably revisionist history, since the Belgrano was sunk. For propaganda purposes, they can’t have the leader of the campaign be a sunken ship that the public can’t see.

Wait a minute...


7 posted on 01/25/2013 1:09:26 PM PST by battlecry
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To: Darksheare
Weren’t the Argies rattling sabers recently over the Falkland Islands again?

Yep. I'm sure this loss is a coincidence...

8 posted on 01/25/2013 1:09:41 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: JerseyanExile
Meanwhile, Argentina’s 3,100-mile (4,989-kilometer) coastline is being protected by a fleet that has been reduced to three destroyers, two other warships, several patrol boats, two scientific vessels, an icebreaker and the Libertad, the tall ship used to train cadets that was detained for months in Africa last year as collateral for unpaid debts.

Would you believe 3 Tidy Bowl men in dinghies?

9 posted on 01/25/2013 1:09:55 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: BenLurkin

It led it to the bottom of the sea. RIP all of its sailors who were killed; not their fault, just an insane ruling junta to mess with PM Thatcher.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 1:11:23 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: null and void

Merely an accidental trifle really.


11 posted on 01/25/2013 1:14:02 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Don Corleone

“The future of the US Navy if Obama and his Marxists have their way.”

Drat, you beat me to it!

That’s exactly what I was thinking of for a reply, as I read the original article above...


12 posted on 01/25/2013 1:15:37 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: JerseyanExile
What’s Spanish for “bilge pumps”?
13 posted on 01/25/2013 1:19:32 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Red State Secession Is The Only Answer)
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To: JerseyanExile

Obama is taking us down this same exact road....http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/11/dont-cry-for-me-america.html


14 posted on 01/25/2013 1:21:31 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The Spanish word for pump and bomb is the same. Maybe, no they wouldn’t, would they?


15 posted on 01/25/2013 1:23:03 PM PST by battlecry
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To: Don Corleone
The future of the US Navy if Obama and his Marxists have their way.

Beyond that, its the future of the entire USA in the not-too-distant future. Argentina is a perfect example of where Obama will take the USA in the next couple of years. Argentina is not Zimbabwe, but it is what happens when a country with much potential is run with socialist fantasy and ideology, and the crony-capitalists connected to them.

16 posted on 01/25/2013 1:24:42 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Darksheare

Its once proud Navy?? HUH. Seems to me the once proud Navy consisted of cast off US surface ships, unless the times is counting the Graf Spee as it sailed by on its way to Montevideo in WW2.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 1:27:15 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: JerseyanExile

Sighted Ship
Sump Same


18 posted on 01/25/2013 1:28:46 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
What’s Spanish for “bilge pumps”?
Speaking from experience, the best bilge pump in the world is a scared man with a bucket.
19 posted on 01/25/2013 1:30:43 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: JerseyanExile

Ironically, she was a British-designed Type 42 destroyer that was built in Argentina. Technically she was a sister-ship to HMS Sheffield.

She hasn’t been in commission since the late 1980s - the Brits weren’t too keen to maintain a supply of spare parts after the Falklands unpleasantness/misunderstanding.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 1:31:33 PM PST by tanknetter
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