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that's right wing leader maggie love band refuses to endorse either candidate. out exactly three decades after the argentine cruiser general belgrano was sunk in the first major british attack of the falklands war and next we sit down with historian and author hugh beach i know to discuss whether the conflict was actually worth it . it's now thirty years since the war between britain and argentina over the falkland islands but like the islands themselves the accounts of that war and the reasons for it are still hotly disputed to talk more about this i'm joined by hugh ritson oh a historian and author of races age the unofficial history of that war he thanks for speaking to r.t. during the period known as the dirty war the buildup to the invasion of the falklands you were actually working in argentina as a british intelligence officer how much to the british government know about what
was going on in argentina at that time everything mass murder disappearances. corruption. gosh i mean the dirty war you just named it when the only two people who got rubbed out and why they choose to ignore it. well do you want the shorter. the answer the long answer is that the british government is not very good at anything much except ignoring water abuse inconvenient for it to record an instance of. the short answer is the foreign office suppressed much of the intelligence coming out of the station and the status which is why after the war the foreign office lost the power to distribute secret intelligence after that it went straight to the joint intelligence committee how much to the issue of the four clinton islands and that ownership feature in this policy we're going to balance that certainly the british government was more concerned about human rights
than it was about the fulcrums but that's the political level. prime minister callaghan when the foreign office came up to try and sell him the idea of selling out the island he said i'm not handing over two thousand britons to a bunch of bleeping fascists. and that was the foreign office told but that didn't stop them you see because the bureaucracy has its own way of doing things and so when a new government came in which is what they always do when officials the permanent officials whenever there's a new government they rush in to sell the new ministers the policies the older and more experienced ministers have told to stuff it and that's what they did with the fact your government and they revived old plans to sell out the islands with a bunch of inexperienced ministers who didn't realise that the previous essence of smell that one and knew it was a bad one so they're essentially turning a blind eye to what was happening in argentina because they wanted to. that was the
foreign office yes that's the permanent officials politicians were desperate to conscious of human rights why did they want to set out there and is why do they want. the east bank the territory to understand because of the conceit of the british public sector. and don't forget we're living that was an era when people thought the national health service was the envy of the world and they called when we thought of the british civil service as being a rolls royce service and the foreign office is by far the most conceited of them all and they said well to politicians you know better. mag hastened to say that i was part of that mindset at the time i'm looking back on it this is what history is about it's if history isn't hindsight well the hell is it but yeah they were wrigley islands were a god it is an inconvenience why was that when they see costly you know how trendy
this country is and ever and charges off in one direction at one time. you know off to being all full of the empire and all the rest and it was all we all we must get rid of all traces of the empire to prove what a modern with its country. it's tedious as hell but it continues you know right now when we're on the. we're just coming off that we must stick to uncle sam's bleep with both teeth in both lips but. it just it just goes in trends at that time the big thing was oh well we must share daryn period past and then everyone is going to like us again. overlooking the fact that people's memories go a long long long way back and just because you aren't any longer in. doesn't mean people don't remember what you did when you were in times invaded because they were more or less told by british officials that all that. britain would do would be to
yap to the un. to be dumbfounded. when patcher decided to to send down a task force totally unprepared for that totally convinced that the brits are indeed if it had been up to the foreign office that's exactly what would have happened the argentine invasion of the islands worked out pretty well they didn't for the british government given that it was in such trouble domestically how much was this planned by britain to lure argentina into a trap to save its end skin. you're attributing too much intelligence to the british government it took everybody completely by surprise you know the political will certainly there were plenty of warnings that one of the things they say there was an intelligence failure know there was an invader failure of the intellect but that's permanent in british government it seems unable to process information and
come up with sensible policies they campaign itself the way it was conducted was it done well was a good idea in itself. opinion i think they had to do it we had a legal and moral obligation to those islanders and if we did not keep our word to them we were worthless. how close me my books call raises age for reason and you'll find julian thomson in full agreement that whole operation could have gone either way at any stage i mean just some quite small things that the arjun times have done if they'd done them better. and the british would have lost how fair was the media coverage of the war in britain at the time i have deep contempt for the british b.b.c. . and it started at the time of the falklands because they had one and only concern is to hang on to the tax enables them to live far better than they deserve so therefore they were attacking they really wanted thatcher to go because they saw
her as someone who might cut government spending almost all b.s. thing to cutting government spending is this regressive tax paid to the baby saying so therefore they did every and they and officialdom generally did everything possible to undermine thatcher and actually treasonously to undermine the operation to recover the falklands why was it on the raises agencies say why was it so closely fall was it because britain underestimated argentina know they just didn't have the capability i mean if they are doing times and waited another six months we could've done it would have had no more accurate carious would have had an m.r.i. and save us capability. as indeed it is happening now it's the same old story they are after us we can give cover all over the world account what about now what would happen if argentina attacked again would britain be able to pull together
a task force and defend the islands they can't recover if the islands a lost now we can't get them back we're doing or genuinely do not have the capability this conservative government has once again emasculated the armed forces . which they've done regularly since the one nine hundred fifty s. . said all depends on whether. the big base mt pleasant can be held military or way more professional now than they were then and they have some pretty competent special forces and i can't see anything actually stopping them coming in. doing an act attack on mount pleasant and taking it out at which point the islands fall but i still use a q ship come in send in your special forces dressed as tourists on a cruise ship and take stanley. that two and
a half of the thousand of the three thousand people in the falklands you hold that just exactly what is britain going to do that moment i don't think so how damaging would that be full for the current government here in britain's image would be what this government and modern britain deserves it isn't what the islanders does. war was actually a serious operation by a serious country i don't think this country is serious anymore why does the british government then so. desperately want to keep hold of these very far from it the british government desperately wants to get rid of it they just can't get rid of it or not because of the war so they want to be political suicide for any any government after that war was not and this is why the utter stupidity of the argument on government after that war it was politically impossible for any british
government to sell out the island however much the foreign office and the ministry of defense want to do it your current do it people remember people would say what the hell is this how much the recent conflicts like afghanistan and iraq tell us what's been learned if anything from the falklands war well they did learn one of the foreign office controlled foreign intelligence that was one. the other one briefly learned was that if you're going to operate overseas it was a whole bunch cheaper to have aircraft carriers than to have to hope that you can get a ground basis from which to operate. on that british british very very very poor at learning the lessons of anything broadly speaking because they're going to face up to the truth about anything the politicians if they can rule drove along wrong conclusions from everything i'm glad got us involved in war after war war after.
beyond british capabilities we were put into whole bad certainly did not have the combat power to do that we were put into hell man really did not have the combat power to do that one rages inveighing against this. not because of any censorship because of any oppression or fact that i will walk out of here and get. my opinions because very simply my opinions and my statements will be ignored because they're too inconvenient he bitch and i thank you. so much for is that so much about the taxpayers and i mean to say she gave me the bottom people at harriet's the time finally come when we should value qualitative measurements welby over industries such as g.d.p.
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thanks for joining us this is sports of a plenty ahead of the next ten minutes including these stories and. the man in charge roy hodgson is named as the new english football manager on a four year deal with me in. the final two games of the premier league season. going the distance christian middle with world champion to me puke hurled the fences in moscow seeing all the japanese challenger. on. the austrian alps host to one of the most varied and challenging stream relay races in the world with nine events in all testing the best the best. full first ending then west brom boss roy hodgson named as the country's new manager for the
next four years the sixty four year old will remain in charge of the baggies for the last couple of premier league matches this season but they've agreed to release him from his contract early ahead of your twenty twelve and immediately confirming that england squad for the european championships won't be announced until after the final day of the club season the former liverpool. eighteen teams including three national sides in a year spawning thirty six. feet over the country. looking forward to the everyone. but. everybody. who's been in the country will get behind the team because the team that. it's been another disappointing outing for liverpool in the english premier league but a historic one for full the london side winning it for the very first time on tuesday no. one will win. on home soil for
seven weeks in the league not the best of preparation. for some days f.a. cup final with chelsea cross-town rivals everton are three points in front of his men in seventh place after they drew one one away to stoke and then i had so many other fixtures. over in spain real madrid might be able to unleash early league title celebrations later today just simmering use charges are a way to upcoming europa league finalist athletic bilbao on council cure the spanish top with a win. no easy touch the right fit have played arguably the continent's best football. decider against atlético madrid next week second place barcelona meanwhile the top four sides should pep guardiola side. the title. automatically the bar so monitored taking the time this week to touch on his imminent exit from the newcastle seeing to nothing to do with the recent loss of
home. josie marino is nothing to do with me leaving the club and erosion comes with the day to day training the team blame the games i'm also having won so many titles this is just about my job and that is the reason. turning to some sad news from the world of swimming world champion alexandra de mello and died suddenly at the age of twenty six the norwegian was fine day and his shower in where he was training ahead of this summer's olympics it was later confirmed he suffered a cardiac arrest dale owen was a world champion in the one hundred meter breaststroke after winning gold in shanghai in july last year a victory he dedicated to the seventy seven people killed in a shooting by right wing extremist just three days before the meet let's talk basketball the n.b.a. where the lakers helped move two zero up in their opening round playoff series against denver kobe bryant and andrew bynum combining for sixty five points in
california by the nine. ten champions seeing their nineteen point lead to windell in the third quarter but regained composure to close on the fourth when chicago meanwhile are seeing their worst fears come true after losing winning m.v.p. jeric rules for the season a huge third quarter run helping underdogs philadelphia tie their series on a piece wild boston fourth box from eleven dollars in the second half to even their series up against the big paul pierce star of the show into which. we all had to get going early we did that mean that was you could see our first seven boys that they call it was paul pierce left right center and you know and i'm so used to make misleading the ball had to go in and. i thought ok you know we don't want to lose but i just thought we had a shot once we got off to a good start. two ice hockey now or one of the kitchen elves leaving goaltenders has switched clubs constantine joining us from atlanta on
a three year deal but olin's standing this plays in the twenty eleven season helped his former club finish line up for the first time in their history the twenty seven year old russian international also were in the playoffs was valuable player award last year meanwhile rising russian talent. turned on the chance to move to the washington capitals deciding instead to stay a truck for for at least two more seasons it's. the man regarded as the greatest snooker player of all time has decided to take early retirement stephen hendry walking away from the green felt with seven world titles to his name the scots were simply phenomenal rising to the world number one ranking aged just twenty one he would also hold the top spot for eight consecutive years during the ninety's forty three year old henry nice in his decision to quit following heavy defeat at the world championships and choose the the edinburgh native. holds the record for the most one hundred forty seven breaks in the sports he's got eleven of the. the
boxing now running w b o middleweight champion to make your pro has once again successfully defended his title this time against japan's noble hero a sheet it took the on the fitted russian the full twelve runs to achieve it though as michael reports. even with the pre-match drama when nobody here is she didn't really fail the way in a confident dimitri paroch spent a lot of time talking about his chances of a twentieth successive victory if she did on the other hand was for the large part very quiet least because he could not speak russian ringless instead he let his fists do the talking as round one began he wrote had stated that he had expected the bout to go to the wire and his early cautious approach meant he was sticking to his game plan and if she did who is hooping to revive his career somewhat with this fight was also focused and determined and although he was. of course by many of piranhas jobs he continued to stubbornly defy the i heard the rounds passing
without serious incidents the compound began to flood. and by around eight it was obvious is she there was not going to win by the judges or through kept plugging away at him and finally forced the japanese books to the full i despite the setback if she was still looked like she believed he could get an unlikely knockout but poor old whether it is she does increasingly desperate lunges and almost looks as if he would get the killer book out. in the end pirogue prediction of a tough twelve round bounce came true and by unanimous decision he registered his twenty of the victory remaining undefeated and looking hungry for his next opponent but i would not go with a lot of work was put into preparing for this fight and i'm very pleased to have successfully defended my title i was prepared for it but to his credit he surprised me a lot and i've learned a great deal from fighting him now i'm already looking forward to meeting my next opponent with them is she was gallant in defeat praising his victory but also saw
no shame in its manner this is a champion i've never really been her for my previous opponents the dmitri is truly a worthy champion because he did manage to hurt me during this fight but i am also proud to have been in the same ring as him but i was never really any doubt that he would success to defend the field the way title i can see that the japanese never really get it by. their own text i have a movie good spy vs a chap can't tell you he'll test the top five in the morning so today i think. cotto has a chance to do what no other boxer has done before on saturday the puerto rican will become the first fighter to defeat floyd mayweather jr if he defends his w b a light middleweight title successfully in las vegas the thirty one year old has several things going for him against. in forty two crew fights for the first time in five years mayweather is moving up in weight for the clash in addition the
thirty five year old will be starting in one to give people time to corral and shortly after the fight on june first but it's cotto who's still in there knocking i trained for this by a train a little. piece there in orlando and i come here you know so i go for it and get the victory i don't want to face no go. there don't push floyd mayweather to the test i want to be pushed to the chest saturday night i want to bring his best because that's the only thing anything that's going to do is escalate my fight game to the next level so this is very very important i want to go kowtow to be at his best i want to be strong i want. to press the attack early. finally there are professional athletes there are professional up they to take part in a nine grueling sporting events in just four days this is the peak to creek challenge in austria three teams of eight taking part in the race the competition encompasses
an incredible nine events skiing mountain biking mountain running climbing route cycling months in the ring par a gliding kayaking then if that wasn't enough white water rafting leg the teams are made up of pro athletes with the most notable this year being cyclists. is red team came in third and last but anyone who made it through the hellish schedule certainly cannot be labeled. brilliant stuff to all involved and that is all your sport for now whether it's next.
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