The Falklands War began on April 2, 1982, when Argentine troops landed in the Falkland Islands. /FontDescriptor 6 0 R Pinochets Regime war auch wesentlich an der "Operation Condor" beteiligt. As he himself admits there were abuses in the wake of the military coup. The Falklands war stands as a testament to failure, not success. /FirstChar 0 /Type /FontDescriptor /FontBBox [-498 -307 1333 1023] 11 0 obj Pinochet earned Thatcher’s eternal gratitude by remaining officially neutral during the 1982 Falklands War that pitted the United Kingdom against Chile’s neighbor, Argentina. /ItalicAngle 0 The precise responsibility for what happened can only be judged in Chile. /FontBBox [-558 -307 2000 1026] /FontBBox [-665 -325 2000 1006] Pinochet was this country's staunch, true friend in our time of need when Argentina seized the Falkland Islands. During the conflict, Pinochet installed a … ... How Pinochet's economic model led to the current crisis engulfing Chile. The use of electrodes on the eyes and genitals by these thugs is just the start. The Audio Long Read Operation Condor: the cold war conspiracy that terrorised South America – podcast. And that he respected the result and handed over to an elected successor? Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. … x��SKn�0���(u� ���NN��ᴍr 5qQ���*n��9A.RRB7� ��yo�r��d͐gȸ���p Z�f�g Perhaps he will die here, as this country's only political prisoner. /PageMode /UseOutlines endobj Very weak. For an overview of the air forces of the United Kingdom, see British air services in the Falklands War. endobj endobj /Widths 17 0 R Listen instead to President Aylwin, Pinochet's democratically elected successor and frequent opponent, who said: "the Allende government was planning, with the assistance of an armed militia of enormous military power, to establish a communist dictatorship". But we will fight on for as long as it takes to see Senator Pinochet returned safely to his own country. /XObject << The book, The Official History of the Falklands War, details the deal between the governments of Margaret Thatcher and General Augusto Pinochet, said the BBC's Chilean correspondent Clinton Porteous. 8 0 obj November 1915 in Valparaíso; 10. /Type /Font /Columns 2458 It can hardly have been much pleasanter for our Prime Minister, who recently described Allende as his "hero". << In the First World War, 20 million people were killed, and we got the Covenant of the League of Nations. Causes of the Falklands War. And some of these continued. /img0 20 0 R /Contents 19 0 R This is a government which reckons that ageing spies, who betrayed our country to Soviet communism, should escape prosecution - yet obsessively pursues the frail 83 year old Pinochet who stopped the communists from taking Chile. /EndOfBlock false 5(�BJ�J���1�yʳ�K��D�|˳�^\כ�w���gYj_ +;�q$�X�d`m�AT\�4V�F�&��X�K'����w;� YB%b�!�4��`�� �4�M��� 2JA�b��� ��� S�%�E�eS������]T\xY���49���O��@)�ʫnG��L�#��q���D>�~9y��_`D�CG�r^�������]��%;n��JB���]�T"�� ����6��i���f���Z����#�&�竚�!g�������@��]ݩIw Y: .V�vGK�r�/��t��?���dl&o�z�p$�{��~���%�i��{^��=g}�}�?#��yō But we know a good deal about the catalogue of abuses which occurred. The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas) was a 10-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and its territorial dependency, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.The result of the war was a British victory. endobj /Annots 23 0 R Falkland Islands War, also called Falklands War, Malvinas War, or South Atlantic War, a brief undeclared war fought between Argentina and Great Britain in 1982 over control of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and associated island dependencies. stream /Flags 32 /Type /FontDescriptor Damit war das endgültige Ende der juristischen Verfolgung Pinochets wegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen beschlossen. /FontName /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT The UK and Argentina fought the Falklands War in 1982. The war was ‘a close run thing’ (as Wellington said at Waterloo) but, with the help of Reagan in the US and Pinochet in Chile, British forces re-took the Falklands/Malvinas on 14 June. W.J. /Ascent 891 /FontName /TimesNewRomanPSMT ������ ?�"�����~_��| ���_����E�|ˆ�Ua �R���. /Descent 212 MICHAEL ARMITAGE MARSHAL OF THE GCB, CBE, DFC, AFC, DL, FRAeS, Chief of Air Staff For our Home Secretary, who visited Chile as a young left-wing activist, that must have been very distressing. UK drawn into bloody hostilities with Latin American rival 36 years ago today /ItalicAngle 0 Lasting only ten weeks, and it resulted in a clear British victory. RAF Mount Pleasant. Without the help of Chile in the guise of Augusto Pinochet, there is no doubting that UK would probably have lost the Falklands to the Argentine. General Pinochet is staying in the rented mansion during his legal battle to avoid extradition to Spain. It was very weak. 5 0 obj /BaseFont /TimesNewRomanPSMT << What the left can't forgive is that Pinochet undoubtedly saved Chile and helped save South America. We know that the authorities knew it was unlawful because they hurriedly sent lawyers to Spain to draw up a new one. ��j��0I�?����C�O�>������*}������_�II���`��z�m�8��_�SO�-&���2MG��}_����_y�S_���׺WH5� �Nv��?�?�������W���b�(�>)�!N��P���}��j�='V�W]$m�o�M1 �� 0�3Ԛ�2l(]����ش��1LS� ��Z�&��� ̜!�F�KPd1[����L �aBi����!��DhDG�`P����+A�r�T�� �ZXA�0�jDP�2��G��DFҖ�e��$>:$���U�j�Y�ޚ��a0�Pi����Mva�TD���������������2�j?����Z�r֘�������������_���{V Witnesses with their position during the war: AIR-CHIEF MARSHAL SIR KCB, KBE, Director of Service Intelligence. >> General Fernando Matthei told the Santiago newspaper La Tercera that then-dictator General Augusto Pinochet approved Chile's "strategic co-operation" with Britain in recovering the southern islands Argentina had occupied in April 1982. Abstract. It is well known that counselling this prosecuting magistrate at every stage is Allende's former political adviser, working with a network of other Marxists in Spain and Chile. When the Falklands crisis broke out in early April 1982, there was virtually no intelligence about the threat that Argentina had posed to the Falklands since 1833. Due to intense U.S. Pressure at the last minute (while Pinochet's plane was halfway en route over the Pacific), Marcos cancelled the visit and denied Pinochet landing rights in the country. /Name /img0 This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, and Chile's role in the war also is being remembered. /Type /FontDescriptor On that basis Messrs Blair and Straw should accept criminal responsibility for everything done in every prison or police station throughout the United Kingdom - and then be extradited to Spain to answer for it. /Ascent 905 /LastChar 255 Based on the book by Gordon Smith, published by Ian Allan 1989 "Battle of the Falkland's War" heads the list of recommended British-published books, described as "a very useful and detailed guide to the day-by-day development of the war", Argentine Army journal "Soldados", April 2000 << /Subtype /TrueType Unter diesem Namen folterten und ermordeten in den 70er und 80er Jahren die Militärregierungen von Argentinien, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivien und Brasilien mit Billigung der USA tausende Lateinamerikaner, um Regimegegner und Marxisten auszuschalten. Am 11. 1 Background 2 Build-up 3 Preparation 3.1 First moves 3.2 Planning 3.3 Argentine intentions 4 Landings on South Georgia 5 Failed diplomacy 6 Invasion 7 Task force 8 … That he lost the vote (though gaining 44 per cent support)? 649 Argentines were killed while 255 servicemen and 3 Falklands civilians were killed. >> There were many events leading to the 1982 Falklands War (Guerra de Malvinas in Spanish) between the United Kingdom and Argentina over possession of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia (Georgia del Sur). But his regime was also responsible for the arrest of a number of British citizens, including women, who were carted off to be tortured in horrific ways I cannot decently describe. The Falklands Islands war is seen by many in international relations as an anomaly that is unlikely to happen again. /FontName /TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT /Widths 5 0 R But it is an affront to common sense as well as a caricature of justice to maintain that a head of government must automatically accept criminal responsibility for everything that is done while he is in power - whether he authorised it or not. During the Falklands War the Chilean airforce was commanded by the father of Senator Evelyn Matthei, here with us this evening. That same day - Tuesday 8th June, a date etched in my heart - Argentinean planes attacked and destroyed our ships the Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram. Falklands War anniversary: Why did Britain enter armed conflict with Argentina over these windswept islands? Pinochet earned Thatcher’s eternal gratitude by remaining officially neutral during the 1982 Falklands War that pitted the United Kingdom against Chile’s neighbor, Argentina. 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September 2005 wurde die Aufhebung der Immunität von Pinochet durch das Oberste Gericht bestätigt. This callous disregard for human suffering is what I will remember Thatcher for. /Flags 32 Apr10. /FontDescriptor 9 0 R The Falkland Islands War zone (left) and route of British landing forces (right). /CapHeight 0 We almost lost the Falklands War, despite all the propaganda, flag-waving and sabre-rattling, because of Thatcher’s defence cuts. 2 0 obj My friends, this is a government which dishonours and discredits Britain. << /Parent 1 0 R President Pinochet was this country's staunch, true friend in our time of need when Argentina seized the Falkland Islands. Der frühere chilenische Militärmachthaber Augusto Pinochet ist tot. /Type /Font 14 0 obj Falkland Islands War. Perhaps his enemies will succeed. The Fundación Presidente Pinochet has taken out full page advertisements in El Mercurio, Chile’s largest newspaper, expressing its condolences over the death of Margaret Thatcher, saying the former British … A Reuters photo of Thatcher and Pinochet at a reception in Santiago in March, 1994. 3 0 obj /CapHeight 0 We know that he was held first in a tiny room at a clinic under sedation, and then in a house where he wasn't even allowed to set foot in the garden. 16 0 obj /CapHeight 0 /Widths 11 0 R It's 10 weeks into the Falklands War, and two British Harriers find themselves protecting damaged ships. What about the fact that more people were housed, that medical care was improved, that infant mortality plummeted, that life expectancy rose, that highly effective programmes against poverty were launched? << ?������@h���������0j��t��^�U�������k�z�y ��-��axA�o����°P�mX��������j�����-`UXZQ�6�o��l�jN�����wK�-{�������������������TFV[��0� ��-�HM The group of Argentinean scrap metal dealers who raised the Argentine flag on British sovereign territory in March of 1982 was the first sign of what would become the Falklands War. /FirstChar 0 /Descent 216 Or perhaps he will breathe his last in a Spanish hospital, awaiting some interminable, contemptible semblance of justice. 13 0 obj /FirstChar 0 /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding Then perhaps after millions more, people will wake up VerrijnStuart DEF.indd 35 19-10-2009 22:14:28 The former prime minister also stressed the crucial role Chile played as Britain's ally during the Falklands War. /Ascent 905 The war started on the night of 1 April 1985 with the rapid Anglo-Argentine invasion and occupation of the Falklands. What about the fact that Chile was turned from chaotic collectivism into the model economy of Latin America? /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding << endobj I know - I was Prime Minister at the time. That he held a referendum to decide whether or not he should remain in power? After World War ii, and 50 million people were killed, they gave us the United Nations Charter. When the communists so nearly assassinated him in 1986 President Pinochet knew that he was being fired on by his enemies. Today I break my self-denying ordinance. >> Allerdings bedeutete dies gleichzeitig das Ende der politischen Karriere als Senator auf Lebenszeit. /Subtype /TrueType For this is a government that grovels to collaborate with Spain, whose bullying of Gibraltar is a daily outrage, yet treats our Chilean allies with contempt. Pinochet was involved in Operation Condor, a cooperative effort by several South American governments to remove leftist opposition leaders, often by murder. There are implications for Chile where the small minority of communists who once nearly wrecked the country under Allende will now be encouraged to overturn the prosperous, democratic order that Pinochet and his successors built. ����� V|(�����������`\��aT`I��H5��`��� � p�ӄ�N��ӧ��{��~AZ8A�t�O�{}���t��c����������Z�+t�V���!~S���7\��'�����o�U��K����”�cL����m��`Ft2���f�K� ܥ��^���H�v$d3,�g*�� ��� k�����3je� � �MPi��H �k�n�7o�w�A��d[i�.$���yc��^�WE��*$�/&�� �c�{��n��Y1����o�֯�����������a߾���G�+�^� ���ڌC��gH�7}�1]7�b�]5�������8j�L;�����w��O� �#��Z�!��Ru�d��$3�n����̎+�� A lot has happened since then - and not much of it for the better. Hence Thatcher’s friendship with the old Fascist butcher, General Pinochet. The island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic ocean, which was a base for an out of use whaling station, was owned by the British and therefore the Argentine action was illegal. /Subtype /TrueType Our ties are very close and have been ever since Admiral Cochrane helped free Chile from oppressive Spanish rule. /Im0 21 0 R We all owe him, and Chile, a great debt of gratitude. Nick Caistor, Latin American correspondent, discusses the right for appeal and political considerations. >> During the Falklands War, according to a well-informed senior civil servant, the British That, ladies and gentlemen, was what Pinochet stopped. Several years after stepping down, he was charged with war crimes concerning his time as president but died in … This article describes the composition and actions of the Argentine air forces in the Falklands War (Spanish language: Guerra de las Malvinas ). /Type /Font The Left in Chile, and in Britain, had to abandon all the rhetoric and most of the policies of socialism in order to get power. >> /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding Astore In 1992 I had the pleasure of meeting Major General Julian Thompson at a colloquium at Oxford. >> That treaty envisaged of course that all the courts of countries which signed the Extradition Convention would behave in an honest and equitable fashion and that those extradited would receive a fair trial. /F30 13 0 R Under the Extradition Treaty the case can only be heard in Spain. On President Pinochet's express instructions, and at great risk, Chile provided enormously valuable assistance. The head of Chile's Air Force at the time, Gen. Fernando Matthei, was the principal figure. As Major-General John Jeremy Moore, commander of the British land forces in the war, put it, “It was a very close-run thing.” On the other side, the Argentinian public deemed the war unnecessary as well; it was forced upon them by the ruling military junta. endobj /DecodeParms << /StemV 0 I cannot reveal all the details. >> 10 0 obj 20 0 obj /Type /Page /FirstChar 0 >> /Length 443 The Prosecutor and the Judge : Benjamin Ferencz and Antonio Cassese, Interviews and Writings Am 15. >> /MediaBox [0 0 590 804] %PDF-1.4 /Type /Font Above all she felt a “great debt for [Pinochet’s] secret actions during the Falklands war”, according to Moore. Basic threat assessments from the Ministry of Defence were almost non-existent, ... HMS Fearless in San Carlos, during the Falklands War. 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