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Hugo Chavez demands Queen returns Falkland Islands to Argentina

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posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 01:42 PM
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Hugo Chavez demands Queen returns Falkland Islands to Argentina


www.telegraph.co.uk

The outspoken Mr Chavez used his weekly television and radio show Alo Presidente to rally Latin America behind the cause of his Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner by making a direct appeal to Buckingham Palace.

"Look, England, how long are you going to be in Las Malvinas? Queen of England, I'm talking to you," said Mr Chavez.
"The time for empires are over, haven't you noticed? Return the Malvinas to the Argentine people."

We are no longer in 1982. If conflict breaks out, be sure Argentina will not be alone like it was back then."
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posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 01:42 PM
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well, i had suspected that chavez may have offered support to the president of argentina and that may have been a factor in her boldness looking for confrontation with britain.
and chavez you didnt disappoint me!

im not sure if this is supposed to be a threat to britain, do we now have to worry about about a venezuala/argentina alliance if there is some kind of blockade?

i wonder how important this issue is to chavez and kirchner, are they willing to keep up the pressure, and put their money where their mouth is? i hope not, yet in these situations they risk utter humiliation at home, and in south america if they do not try and attempt to say blockade a few ships, or stopn and search vessels moving around the falklands.

who knows, and we havent even started drilling yet............



www.telegraph.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 22-2-2010 by hans kammler]



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by hans kammler
who knows, and we havent even started drilling yet............


Argentine anger is likely to increase after Desire Petroleum, the British oil company that has towed a rig from Scotland to about 60 miles off the north of the Falklands, announced on Monday it had begun drilling.


Looks like they started drilling today (Monday)

 




This is getting almost funny now!
Hugo: 'Aww common, just givea the islands back, you know you wan't to'



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 01:55 PM
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I dont think the U.K has anything to worry about even if all of South America allies against the U.K... Ever heard of NATO?

Chavez better watch dont give the America/Brittish Goverment an excuse to declare total war....

And If my Memory Serves me correctly dont the Falklands wish to stay apart of the u.K?



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 01:56 PM
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And, as I pointed out in the main thread, Uruguay are in talks to have the oil refined in their nation. Chile is also offering a second station. Even Argentinian tourist cruises defied the decree and visited the Falklands - without permission.

Mexico is unwilling to support the claim and Chavez insulted the Queen.

So, clever diplomacy by Argentina



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 01:59 PM
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ahh drilling today, lets hope we have more oil than saudi arabia then just to really p!$$ them off.
nice picture, hard to take the guy seriously in that suit though. hey chavez the 80's called, they want their suit back!



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:01 PM
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yeah, i know of nato and article v, but where were they in 82?



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:06 PM
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If it comes to a scrap I have a feeling that the UK will remind the Argentinians and Chavez that they have friends too. Big friends. With big toys.
If Chavez wants to help his friends then the Brits have every right to cash in some favours with their friends. Mentioning no names......



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:09 PM
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Don't need any big friends with that buffoon... Just send Zack Dingle off Emmerdale..Job done!






[edit on 22-2-2010 by Yissachar1]



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by hans kammler

yeah, i know of nato and article v, but where were they in 82?


Forget them. What's this jokers problem with the Queen?

I'm pretty sure if you need any help the rest of the commonwealth would be only too happy to oblige.


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posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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This is gonna look like an anti-UK rant but eh.

Chavez is right. Empires are over. The UK should be no difference. Also IMO the monarchy should all be hanged or at the very least kicked out of their palace, and stripped of everything they own that belongs to the people.

Also, the UK cannot afford another war. It is on the verge of bankruptcy. The british people should go to war with their own government instead of going to war with Argentinians, which by the way, were destroyed economically by the big banks, most of them originating in the UK.

The UK should stay on it's freaking island and shut the hell up, you screwed the world enough. Continue being slaves, while drinking beer all day long and getting your panties in a bunch over a freaking sport match while your country crumbles under the tyranny, you seem to like it.

BTW, that was a rant against the UK monarchy, which i hate with all my being, the Uk government, which is corrupt as hell, the banks, which are screwing everyone in the world and the lazy dumb english people.

It seems like all the good people of england have left this hellhole and I don't blame you for it, I would have done the same.

[edit on 22-2-2010 by Vitchilo]



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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There's a lot of demanding going on lately from various nations to others. It's getting a bit dull.

Unless he's just looking for popularity points.
Epic Fail.


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posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:15 PM
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When you say the UK should shut the hell up ... Its not the UK shouting.
Its not about a empire its about them wanting to stay British.



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:15 PM
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surely chavez, knows this its odd that they are both being so vocal, are they suicidal? or do they theink they can get away with it? what is it they know that is making them come out with these statements?
they stand to lose out in a BIG way if they continue down this path.
chavez could end up swinging from the gallows if he trys anything.and looking like the most impotent leader in south america if he doesnt, not good if he was supposed to be so close to war with colombia a few weeks back.



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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well yes , err that did look like an anti english rant.
the monarchy, i agree with you, but the people cant help it they are trapped, not all of us are beer swilling lazy football fans. lots are yes but not all of us.
and the empire was a relativley good empire compared to all others, we were the biggest and the fairest, we brought government and law, industry and education. and in the end we gave it it all up.
and do you know what? most countries in the empire joined the commonwealth voluntarily, so if they had such a problem with the empire why do you think they are still associated with it?


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posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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Aren't you always ranting against the UK though?

The rest of you post is just garbage, to be honest.

You say the "english" (I hate in when only the english get the blame, their are other nations in the UK too) people should stay home on our crappy island, then what say you about the Spanish people who live in Argentina who, ironically, are claiming the British people on the Falkland Islands are colonisers and they want their island back?

Talk about hypocritical. Colonisers telling colonisers to stop being colonisers! Sod off, Argentina.

The people of the Falklands want to stay British. End of discussion.



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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We indirectly supported the U.K during the war. We supplied them fueling points, munitions, and intel.



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
The UK should stay on it's freaking island and shut the hell up


Those islands are British. You may come from the sort of place that turns its back on its dependents but thats not how we do it here in the UK. If the people want to remain British like those in Gibralter then they should remain so. i live in Staffordshire, if so and so decided to invade this part of Britain then I would hope London would come to the rescue. Same applies to the Falklanders.



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:36 PM
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www.timesonline.co.uk...



Regional leaders at the Rio Group summit in Mexico were expected to sign up for a resolution backing Argentina in its escalating row with Britain after Brazil and Chile pledged their support.


it's not 1982 anymore, and south america is no longer ruled by puppet dictatorships (but, democrats -- and in this matters, factoring public opinion and a historical sense of revenge, things could escalate to dire circumstances).

as someone above has said, uk wouldn't risk a war because of the economy, recession et al, but, matter of fact, it's exactly in this situations that going to war is most propitious -- what better way to put all those unemployed to some good use: cannon fodder...



posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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Ummmm... was this the queen he was demanding from????





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