Thirty years and they seem to have forgotten the hiding they got. And that the British public will vote out any government that even gives a hint of going wobbly on holding the Falklands.
The government of Argentina aired an advert last night showing one of its countryâs athletes training for the upcoming Olympic Games on âArgentine soilâ in the Falkland Islands.
The advert, broadcast on various channels at 10pm, prime time in Argentina, shows Fernando Zylberberg, a member of the menâs Argentine hockey team, running through the streets of Stanley in preparation for Julyâs games in London.
After watching Zylberberg train outside the Globe Tavern, the Falklandsâ most popular pub, and sprint past the Penguin News, the islandsâ only newspaper â which recently published a picture of Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, on its website under the visible filename âb—-â â viewers read the slogan: âTo compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soilâ.
The 90-second advert was broadcast on the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the General Belgrano warship, which killed 323 troops, nearly half of Argentinaâs 649 losses during the Falklands War. It was dedicated to those who fought in the 74-day conflict, which also claimed 258 British lives.
Mrs Kirchner intensified Argentinaâs sovereignty claim to the Malvinas, the name for the islands in Spanish, during the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the archipelago on April 2