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Argentina demands turnover of Falklands

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posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 03:19 PM
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Argentina marked the anniversary of the 1982 Falklands war with a parade, and the country's president says Britain should turn over the islands.

Kirchner said Britain's claim of "sovereignty from a distance of 14,000 kilometers (about 8,700 miles) is not sustainable, neither historically, nor legally, nor geographically -- but, above all, it is not sustainable logically," The Times reported.

She added: "It's not an exercise of sovereignty but rather colonialism and probably the last such one. The question of the Malvinas is a stain that should be rubbed out."

After she spoke, war veterans held a march in Buenos Aires shouting, "Give us back our islands!" and "Out with the pirates!".

Hundreds of veterans and militant political groups gathered in the Buenos Aires banging drums and carrying sticks, finally converging on the British Embassy. Riot police were deployed to control them


i wonder how serios this could really get if the argentinians have that much support... i know the us wont back the UK in this dispute...




posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by TheCoffinman
i wonder how serios this could really get if the argentinians have that much support... i know the us wont back the UK in this dispute...


Not serious at all, this is just more bluster on a significant date in the calendar by Argentina. They're on a bit of a crusade lately over the Falklands and we must have done the subject to death here on ATS..

Bottom line, they can't take them by force and we're not going to give them up. End of discussion...

(Now wait for Terrapin to turn up and selectively pick from centuries old treaties both sides have either ignored, broken of forgotten about in order to support his and Argentina's flimsy claims to the islands)



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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If the Falklands were attacked then surely every NATO country has an obligation to help?

list of members here -

www.nato.int...

Nato states -



the organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.




The Parties of NATO agreed that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all. Consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence will assist the Party or Parties being attacked, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area


en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by grantbeed
If the Falklands were attacked then surely every NATO country has an obligation to help?

list of members here -

www.nato.int...

Nato states -



the organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.




The Parties of NATO agreed that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all. Consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence will assist the Party or Parties being attacked, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area


As a Canadian, I hope that we'll be at the back of the line fighting over these rocks.

Does proprietorship of the Falklands have anything to do with Project High Jump?

Jason

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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You'd think, but that didn't pan out last time. We had to go to great lengths to stop those bloody Frogs from selling anti-ship missiles to the Argies!



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 04:21 PM
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Originally posted by stumason
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You'd think, but that didn't pan out last time. We had to go to great lengths to stop those bloody Frogs from selling anti-ship missiles to the Argies!


In fact didn't Thatcher physically bang on the French prime ministers door herself and wake the bugger up?

Not that i liked Thatcher but she definately had balls.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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So the Legend goes.....

Thatcher did what needed to be done. Whether you liked her or not, the alternative isn't worth thinking about.

Then again, as soon as the Tories put right the economy and set us back on course, labour get elected based on promises to spend all that money..

Then the tories get elected back and wash-rinse-repeat...



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:11 PM
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The Falklands Islands are British and will remain British until the people that live there decide different.

The day that Argentina has the right to claim the Islands as their own will be the day that the indigenous people of Austrailia or America will be able to claim their lands back too.



posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:42 PM
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Therein lies the most funny of all ironies though..

The Argenitinians are around 98% Spanish descent, yet call us "colonisers" and want the land handing back to "indigineous" people.

I take they are going to do the same?




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