A very brief reflection. The United Kingdom has announced that they will conduct some "military exercises" that will include some "missile tests" close to the Falkland - Malvinas Islands.
This is in my opinion a gratuitous aggression and as such has led to a formal Argentine formal protest at the UN, and a protest by its Mercosur partners, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Twenty eight (28) years have elapsed since the end of the senseless war between Argentina and the UK and, it is time that both countries sit down and settle this issue for once and for all and setting aside these pointless provocations.
Germany which caused so much pain and damage to Britain during World War II, (hundreds of thousands of dead and maimed, thousands of millions of dollars (or GBP) in damages) was quite quickly pardoned and forgiven after that terrible war.
By the 28 years had gone by (1973), the UK and Germany were partners within the EU, and long before that, just 10 years after the end of the war, both sat side by side in NATO. Furthermore, just 4 years after the war, the UK handed over its "occupation zone" and allowed Western Germany to unite and form an independent nation.
With Argentina, on the other hand, after 28 years since the end of hostilities, they keep on launching missiles into the Argentine Sea (i.e. South Atlantic Ocean).
Is it because they are Europeans and we are South Americans?
Argentina is no menace, we hardly have a navy, our air force is under equipped and poorly manned, our army is small and our whole military strategy is aimed at self defense, not aggression.
I have nothing more to say.
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 Is based on an original cartoon drawn by Liu Yanfeng and published here.
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