Forgetful over Falklands acts
4:20pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 in Letters
REGARDING THE Falkland Islands, Argentina’s reference to United Nations directives concerning these islands is somewhat ironical. They seem to have conveniently forgotten that during their illegal military occupation of the islands in 1982 Argentine forces deliberately placed their artillery pieces among the homes and buildings of the hapless local, and peaceful, population as a kind of “human shield” in an attempt to dissuade the British liberation forces from firing on the main township. This is typical of tyrannical regimes the world over and strictly against the “rules” of warfare. All of this is notwithstanding the abysmal way in which they treated those defenceless residents during their excursion into piracy.
J. Symons, Highfield Road, Gaer, Newport