reply to post by N1thNa1ath
Who says that people living in Malvinas want to belong to the UK?
Who asked them?
The Falkland Islanders have repeatedly expressed their desire to remain British.
Representatives again expressed this wish earlier this year during a visit to the UN.
“The democratically elected representatives of the Falkland Islands once again expressed their own views clearly when they visited the United
Nations for this year’s debate in the Special Committee of 24. They asked the Committee to recognise that self-determination is a universal human
right, and respect for this principle is enshrined in the UN Charter as one of purposes this Organisation. They made clear they, like any other
people, are entitled to exercise the right of self-determination. They reiterated the historical facts that the Falkland Islands had no indigenous
people and that no civilian population was removed prior to their people settling on the Islands over 178 years ago. They confirmed that they are and
have been the only people of the Falkland Islands, and they did not wish for any change in the status of the Islands. They lamented the measures
adopted by the Republic of Argentina that unlawfully aim to limit both their transport links and their access to open and free trade
The interests of the UK are not negotiable? And people freedom isn`t negotiable?
As long as the islanders wish to remain British they will.
That is non-negotiable.
End of story.
I am sure you are aware of the 'Right to Self-Determination' as outlined in the United Nations Charter.
Chapter 1, Article 1, part 2 states that purpose of the UN Charter is: "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."
Article 1 in both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural
Rights (ICESCR). Both read: "All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political
status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."
Who gave you the right to stablish colonies all around the world? Did you asked the people living in your colonies before attacking and occupying them
if they wanted to became British?
Is that the same right as Spain had when colonising more or less the whole of Central and South America wreaking wholescale devestation upon the
Spain took extortion and brutality to a level far exceeding anything The British Empire ever committed.
I hope you see the irony of South American countries whinging about 'colonialism' when they are a direct result of colonialism themselves.
If European countries hadn't practiced 'colonialism' then Argentina simply wouldn't exist.
The UK history of colonizations around the world shows us that they always took what they wanted, they never took care of the people living in their
colonies unless their resources demand that.
Until very recently that was simply the way of the world.
Look at The Persian Empire.
The list is very long.
They all built their empires by brutally defeating their neighbours and enemies.
The British were simply exceptionally efficient in administrating their empire and in trading assets - vital in any functional organisation.
They colonized our global economy with the bank system, their ^FAIR TRADE^ economic and political maneuvers around the world, who gave them the right
to consider what is good for other people?
To blame the UK solely for all of the world's current problems is simplistic and naive to the extreme.
And the vast majority of Argentina's domestic problems has nothing to do with anything or anyone else other than Argentina itself.
You have had 180 years to right whatever wrongs there are etc....that you have failed miserably is your own fault and responsibility.
But as usual, it is far easier to blame someone else.
Yet again you fall for the deflection tactics of an egotistical politician who has promoted The Falklands issue rather than addressing Argentina's
many serious domestic issues.
You'd be better off asking Kirchner why she turned down the UK's very generous offer of an equal share of all mineral deposits.
MALVINAS ARE ARGENTINIAN AND ALWAYS
No they aren't, never have been and never will be!