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Argentina president compares claim to Falkland islands with Palestinian desire for statehood.

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posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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Argentina's president has reiterated her country's historical claim to the Falkland Islands, three decades since the war with Britain over these remote islands in the South Atlantic.

Cristina Kirchner compared the claim to the islands with the Palestinian desire for statehood.

While Argentina lost the war, it has never given up its sovereignty claim over what it calls the Malvinas Islands.


AJE

It seems that UK has more to lose worldwide.

Maybe it's time to act more respectfully toward other nations.
Maybe it is time to give back what is not truly hers.
edit on 8/12/11 by hmdphantom because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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I as a briton believe the islands should remain British, simply because it's occupants want the islands to remain British, if i hear the occupants publicly saying they want to become Argentinian then, so be it, let the islands go, but untill then they shall remain British.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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Cristina Kirchner is playing to a domestic audience yet again. She should back up her big mouth with some military adventurism ..... if she has the balls.

As long as the Falkland Islanders want to stay British, the Falklands will remain British ....... get over it.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by hmdphantom

Argentina's president has reiterated her country's historical claim to the Falkland Islands, three decades since the war with Britain over these remote islands in the South Atlantic.

Cristina Kirchner compared the claim to the islands with the Palestinian desire for statehood.

While Argentina lost the war, it has never given up its sovereignty claim over what it calls the Malvinas Islands.


AJE

It seems that UK has more to lose worldwide.

Maybe it's time to act more respectfully toward other nations.
Maybe it is time to give back what is not truly hers.
edit on 8/12/11 by hmdphantom because: (no reason given)



Have to disagree with you there. The Falklands were unclaimed for a LONG time (they were only taken in the 18th century), if the Argentina wanted them, they would could have easily taken them when they were uninhabited. There are after all bits of evidence suggesting nearby locals HAD found them and weren't interested (such as canoes and arrowheads) And let's not forget the British weren't the first owners, The Spanish discovered them, then the French colonised them some of the islands. And then coincidentally the British colonised a few of the other islands, which nearly caused a war with Spain and Britain.

The only real bloodshed occured when Argentina threatened the lives of the mixed race inhabitants of the colony (such as ex-pat Brits, as prior to that any real hostility had been between European colonists, Argentinian pirates (attacking Portugese ships, whom they were NOT at war with) and other minor skirmishes between American and British ships (who WERE at war) - Then there were disputes between fishing rights and further skirmishes between Americans and Brits, the Argentinians hadn't even really got involved.

Then in the 19th century Port Stanley became a huge trading hub for many sea-fairers all across the globe. And during the world wars the islands became vital for the success of the allies (this included protecting the neutral Argentina).

It was only post-world war ii THAT Argentina started demanding the Flaklands and it was only the threatening the lives of the Falkland inhabitants that prompted The UK to defend its interests. It is ONLY as a result of the aggression by the Argentinian soldiers and special forces that the UK to increase its military presence in the Falklands since the 1980's.

So yeah, it has a rich history for millions of years of being ignored by early Argentinian explorers



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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Ok , I think I should read more about those islands.

Your post was very informative.

Thank you for replying.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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Not at all, thanks for reading



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