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Monday, April 02, 2012
2 April 1982
It is thirty years ago today that Argentina invaded the Falkands. I was a pampered, gilded lily of twenty in university at the time, and I remember very clearly that the overwhelming majority of the casualties I heard about on the news were younger than me.
Younger than twenty.
You really do have to wonder what circumstances can possibly justify two countries sending their children out to kill and be killed by each other.