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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:21 AM

 

Famed Falklands Warship Sinks In Argentina


The Holy Trinity, a warship used to land the first Argentine forces in the Falklands War with Britain in 1982, has sunk, the navy said.
Arturo Puricelli, the defence minister, said the loss of the Holy Trinity was due to "negligence in the best-case scenario, or an attack" aimed at making the government look bad. He did not go into detail.

The destroyer, which was retired from active service in 2004, took on water at the Puerto Belgrano naval base after a six-inch pipe burst, the navy said.
The minister later said, however, that he was surprised that the ship sank quickly while it was moored at the port.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/famed-falklands-warship-sinks-in-argentina-2013-1#ixzz2IniGEw1z

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Reply Famed Falklands Warship Sinks In Argentina (Original post)
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 OP
bemildred Jan 2013 #1
no_hypocrisy Jan 2013 #2
Berlum Jan 2013 #3
MrYikes Jan 2013 #4
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #5
bemildred Jan 2013 #6

Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:29 AM

1. LOL.

"Did you see that plug I misplaced around here somewhere?"

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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:35 AM

2. "Remember the Maine!"

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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:45 AM

3. What ya gonna do with a rusty old Destroyer?

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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:59 AM

4. casting barbs may be fun for some,

but I can just imagine that the ship was a point of pride in Argentina. It is my hope that rust will be found as the culprit of the sinking.

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Response to MrYikes (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:36 AM

5. Actually it is indicative of the current state of the Argentine military

Despite that, the government continues to use the Falklands as a shiny distraction despite being in financial chaos of their own making.

I give no quarter to swaggering machismo.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:04 AM

6. +1. I was trying to come up with a polite way to say that.

And I kept wanting to use bad language. Whatever Argentina needs, it does not need those guys back.

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