Serrat and Sabina supported the Argentine claim over the Falkland Islands
Argentina, March 2, 2012
The singers Joan Manuel Serrat and Joaquín Sabina spoke out today their opinion on the conflict between Argentina and Britain over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
“We defend the rights of Argentina over the Falkland Islands, this has to be clear” said Serrat. Both are in Buenos Aires about to begin a tour of 28 concerts all around the country.
“We defend the right of Argentina in the same way we defend the right of Argentina to have its interests”.
In relation to the war occurred thirty years ago, Serrat said “there were people who were no untrained, they virtually destroyed an air force, and they did to survive in their offices”. About the British position, which considers the Argentine claim as an act of “colonialism”, Serrat argued “is a great paradox: the criminal compares you with a thief”.
Meanwhile, Sabina regretted “the misfortune of so many conscripts who died there in the Falklands without really knowing why they died”.
“In Spain we have Gibraltar (also under the British orbit) but fortunately no mad man organized a war in the last century at least. I believe that this war (Falklands) was made by a mad man, but the people who died were not crazy, they were poor defenseless that were left stranded” he concluded.
They are not the first foreign artists that add to the Argentine claim. Some who have already expressed their opinion were the actor Sean Penn, the musician Roger Waters (former Pink Floyd) and Morrissey (former The Smiths).