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Originally posted by infinite
If they keep crying about so called "British occupation", we should annex parts of Argentina and show them what it's really like to live under British rule.
Why what they gonna do? tickle us to death. You would think they would have learned, from the last falklands war that the uk is not a push over. If they the argies want to escalate this, just send down a nuke sub with ballistic missiles on it. And warn them any argie ships come anywhere near the falklands then we the UK will flatten benos areis.
See if that does not get them to back down.
Typical violent response. I fail to understand why aggression is the first choice for those who choose not to study the situation. There is no need for violence and I would have thought that after so many British And Argentinian deaths from the first conflict, people would not be in such a hurry to pull out the guns once again.
The UK is trying to lay claim to further areas. They will present this to the UN which has long held that Negotiations for an "eventual" return of the Falklands to Argentina should be undertaken. There are several other nations who take interest in this matter and it is not as simple as the UK saying, We now claim more territory. That is why the British Government is ASKING the UN, not telling the UN.
Originally posted by kindred
It's truly a sad state of affairs that people are only too willing to resort to violence over territory that isnt even officially ours.
As informed by Hastings and Jenkins, the negotiations reached Foreign Ministry level and a meeting took place in New York. The British intended to win the islanders round by demonstrating the benefits which a link to the mainland would bring. The Argentines were happy to provide guarantees of continuity of customs and lifestyle. It was sovereignty, not a colony, which they craved. Meetings would continue to produce various heads of agreement. It was now two years into the negotiations and not a word had been said about them either to the British Parliament or in Port Stanley (the islands’ capital and most important city). The Foreign Office policy had been to prepare a satisfactory package of safeguards as well as economic benefits, to be presented to the islanders in such a way that the good news outweighed the bad (18). This was probably the closest occasion in which Argentina and Britain almost solved the conflict through diplomatic means. Recently declassified Foreign Office documents reveal that, a memorandum of understanding was in the final stages of drafting in which England would agree to handle back the islands to Argentina (Gerschenson). The basis of the talks were ‘a transfer and lease-back’ based on the Hong Kong model or even a joint Angle-Argentine sovereignty known as condominium (Hastings and Jenkins 34). So, what happened then? Why couldn’t both countries reach and agreement amicably? In Argentina, it was because of the turbulent and dark times that would come during the 1970’s with the advent of the “Dirty War” and the bellicose attitude of the military dictators. On the British side, as explained in The Battle for the Falklands, “A compromise settlement was never achieved because the British Foreign Office proved far more competent in negotiating with another government than with its own.
The bid on the Falklands has been prompted by British interest in the possibility of huge oil, gas and mineral deposits thought to lie deep beneath the South Atlantic.
Last night the Foreign Office insisted there was no certainty that the bid, being prepared by the UK Hydrographic Office, would go ahead..........the UN commission would not issue any final binding decision on the matter as long as the ownership of the Falklands was in dispute
Originally posted by Freeborn
The only "Argentinian" occupants were a group of about 40 farmers, German citizens who resided in Buenos Aires, who were greatly releived to get off the islands due to the inclement climate.
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
It is very funn y how the member who talks so poorly of naked American agression talks so postivly about naked british/uk aggression.
That would give US chance to flatten his new toys in support of England/UK.
Originally posted by Freeborn
My use of Wiki is just as reliable as the sources that you provide and we form our opinions on whichever source we deem most reliable / believable. And remember, we are talking about events that occurred nearly 200 years ago and of which there are no reliable accounts at all, thus we are left with opinions, not facts.
You are posting an opinion, exactly the same as I am, the difference is you are presenting them as facts, which is far from the truth.
The International position on the sovereignty of the islands is varied, with some countries supporting the British claim; with others supporting the Argentine claim. Some countries maintain a neutrality on the issue.