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At the event on April 2, Milei praised Roca, did not name Great Britain, nor did he talk about the colonial advance in the Malvinas

He called on society to begin a “new era” of recognition of the Armed Forces, and called on the heads of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Malvinas veterans' organizations to be part of the May Pact that he wants to sign in Córdoba.

2 de April de 2024 15:54

Cenotaph to the Fallen arranged in the Plaza San Martín de Retiro in the city of Buenos Aires

42 years after the start of the Malvinas War, President Javier Milei arrived at the Cenotaph for the Fallen arranged in the Plaza San Martín de Retiro in the city of Buenos Aires for the central event, which was broadcast on the national network. There the The president met again with his vice, Victoria Villarruel , after the permanent friction that occurred in the relationship between the two. Other members of the Cabinet and the head of the Buenos Aires Government, Jorge Macri, also arrived at the place.

Milei read his speech. He ratified the “unwavering claim” for sovereignty, but at no time did he question or name the country to which that claim should be made: Great Britain. Of course, he took the opportunity to criticize what he continues to call the political caste. He said that it was necessary to make “a real and sincere claim, not mere words in international forums” that, in his opinion, until now had “zero impact on reality” and that “only served the politician in office to impose a false love for the country.”

Then he made a unique economistic interpretation of sovereignty. He said that “for a sovereign nation to be respected” two conditions must be met: “Be protagonists of international trade” and “have capable Armed Forces.” And for him, “Argentina has not met any of these conditions.”

 

Milei made no mention of the British colonial advance, nor of the plundering of fishing resources, nor of the oil exploitation plans, nor of the port they are planning on the usurped islands, nor of the international support in favor of Argentine sovereign rights. He did send strong attacks against previous administrations, and praised the role of the generation of 1980 and especially of Julio Argentino Roca, whom he called “the father of modern Argentina.” He also said that it is impossible to build sovereignty if you do not They consider the Armed Forces and whether the country is not part of international trade.

 

He called on society to begin a “new era” of recognition of the Armed Forces, and also called on the heads of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Malvinas veterans organizations to be part of the May Pact that he wants to sign in Córdoba.

“As Roca demonstrated, the economy alone is not enough. There is no international respect if the political leadership does everything possible to tarnish the name of our Armed Forces. In the years when sovereignty was consolidated, they were valued by society; Wearing a uniform was a source of pride. Politics has wanted to erase this by harassing and humiliating our forces,” Milei analyzed.

And in that sense, he asked: "What claim for sovereignty is possible if the leadership is dedicated to harassing its Armed Forces? What tribute to the heroes of the Malvinas can be sincere, if at the same time the State finances organizations that discredit to our forces?”

Always under that position, the President – who was interrupted on a series of occasions by shouts of “long live fucking freedom” – indicated: “To the heroes of the Malvinas and the Armed Forces I say: that time is over. You are the reason of pride for our Nation and in this new Argentina they will have the respect that has been long denied them.”

He even assured that he does not intend for this issue to be a “monopoly of a political space,” and that is why he expressed: “Our soldiers and veterans deserve something greater and more lasting. That is why I call on the entire society and the leadership policy that this April 2 we inaugurate a new era of reconciliation with the Armed Forces, an era that pays sincere tribute to its heroes, giving the Armed Forces the place, recognition and support they deserve."

To the applause of his vice president , Milei said that this new role must come accompanied by a “prosperous and thriving” economy that allows the generation of resources and technology to defend the homeland.“An era where we live up to the sacrifice of our heroes and fallen, where they can see from heaven or earth a prosperous and great Argentina again; an era where every Argentine feels gratitude towards those who by vocation decide to wear the uniforms of the Homeland and exalt the colors of our flag,” he described.

He then noted that the first step towards this new doctrine the Government plans to take on May 25 is through a “new economic order” through a ten-point agreement that it intends to seal in Córdoba with different political actors.

By Agenda Malvinas

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