23rd Feb 10, 13:19 #1
Argentina rallies regional support over Falklands
Latin American and Caribbean leaders have backed Argentina's claim over the Falklands, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has said.
Hugo Chavez: "Queen of England, the empires are over" - if this is the case then why is it important who owns the islands? Hypocrite much?
"We demand, and I think all of us should do the same, the withdrawal of the submarine platform, and that the English government... give that land back," - Back where? Argentina have never had a legitamate claim the to Falklands. France established the first colony, followed by the British, Spanish, then British again after Spain granted independance to her South American colonies in 1811.
Why don't we ask the islanders what they want?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8527579.stmBlasphemy is a victimless crime
23rd Feb 10, 14:06 #2
23rd Feb 10, 15:09 #3
It’s amazing the commotion that a little bit of petroleum will cause...“If everything's under control, you're going too slow.” Mario Andretti
23rd Feb 10, 19:26 #4
If there was no rumour of oil, the Argentinians wouldn't care. As for Hugo, he should mind his own business. Last I saw, his garden spot of South America isn't the paradise he promised. At some point, people will tire of his act...."Water for my horses, beer for my men and mud for my turtle".
23rd Feb 10, 22:10 #5
Argentina starts making too much noise and there will be a couple of unreported Nuclear subs prowling the waters around the Falklands in addition to the one proper warship stationed there.
23rd Feb 10, 22:14 #6
Its ours. If they want it they can come get it at their own risk
23rd Feb 10, 23:17 #7
23rd Feb 10, 23:25 #8
In keeping with the traditional British method of geographical dispute settlement, I think the Brits should give the Falklands to the Palestinians for a homeland. The Palestinians are good with sheep, have their own weapons for defence, and are dumb and greedy enough to where the Brits can scam them with a sweetheart oil deal. Take the people from the Falklands and give them Ireland. It could be years before they know they've been moved. Give Somalia to to the Irish. They're good with car bombs, would make wonderful pirates, and they might enjoy some ocean front resort property for a change.If legislation makes you equal, you aren't.
23rd Feb 10, 23:29 #9
What a way of trying to see things?!?!?
The trhuth all the un-informastion is on purpose or just because of lack of investigation?
1- History is not like you tell. It is not me being Argentinean, is has been internationally being recognized that the Islanders are not the ones to determine the sovereignity over the islands.
2- Islanders opinion: Islanders? is that native people who always lived ther???? NO, it is british people who have been ther since British occupation.
3- he oil is one more thing, Argentina have claim their rights for over 100 years, periods with more force and some with less. The 1982 war was a big mistake by the Military Government of that time, but Argentina kept claiming for its rights.
4- The UK have been giving fishing licenses, for an unilaterally establishes maritime zone (no international recognition) and now they qare doing it again with the oil.
Having a disastrous Government, who allies with not the right people (say Venezuela Hugo Chavez) does not mean with are not right our claim!!
Not being rude, but please inform yourself right before posting these sort of things!
Please keep the discussion on civilized terms and with no aggressions!Zeque
23rd Feb 10, 23:44 #10"Water for my horses, beer for my men and mud for my turtle".
23rd Feb 10, 23:56 #11
Had history been different, had Britain claimed the Falklands from the Argentinians by illegitimate use of force or some such, as the Germans did in appropriating parts of Poland, my view would also be different. But we didn't. It's surely time for Argentina to forget about the Falklands, just as we British have moved on from our past claims on bits of the world that used to be ours in some long-past age. Why is Argentina unable to do likewise? I have my own ideas, but you may be uncomfortable with them.
24th Feb 10, 00:07 #12"Water for my horses, beer for my men and mud for my turtle".
24th Feb 10, 00:15 #13
Why then in practically every treaty since the creation of the UN in 1945, can I find no evidence of your claim? Are you telling me that the UN is hiding something?
The inherent British nature of the Islands remains practically unaltered. There were on Census Day 2350 British citizens and 443 British Dependent Territories citizens: 95.88% of the total of 2913.
The Falkland Islands is a semi-autonomous self-governing territory. Since you have quoted the UN although glibly, perhaps you'd like to say why the people of the Falkland Islands have no right to self-determination?
To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace;
- UN Charter, Chapter 1, Article 1, Part 2
Besides which, it was President Nestor Kirchner who "unilaterally" broke down negotiations in March 2007.
Horse! You have failed in your mission! We are lost with no sign of Sweetville. Do you have any final words before your summary execution?
24th Feb 10, 01:47 #14
I hear Spain wants to claim Argentina back as a colony.
24th Feb 10, 05:02 #15"Water for my horses, beer for my men and mud for my turtle".
24th Feb 10, 07:14 #16
Only the dead know the end of war. Plato
24th Feb 10, 07:44 #17
The 'First Nations' dispute the Vikings claim.
Read my signature.
24th Feb 10, 08:15 #18
We can offer Rockall in compensation.
24th Feb 10, 08:42 #19
Rule 1 of the forum, always accuse anyone who disagrees with you of bias.I would say that though.
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24th Feb 10, 08:46 #20
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As far as I know, Argentina didn't 'exist' when the British took over - it was a colony of Spain. So they've never actually been Argentinian.WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
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