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Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by Peruvianmonk
squabbling over barren islands with a population of less than 3,000 people with a crappy climate in the middle of nowhere.
The Falkland Islands have the highest standard of living in South America.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by mr-lizard
Woah calm down calm down. I forgot, question anything to do with Britain and the Brits jump you.
Falkland Islands economy revolves around fishing.. most crops don't grow in the cold wet climate do they? Just grassy islands. And tourism, though who would want to go there I don't know.. The UK spends more protecting the islands than the islands entire economic output.
Just seems weird, to me anyways.. that anyone, be it brits or argentines would squabble for so long over such islands.
EDIT: Granted I did not know of the oil exploration, that obviously would change things if it was a viable source.edit on 2/1/2012 by Rockpuck because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AngryCymraeg
There was an interesting article in the Guardian about a week ago that said that young Argentineans don't care about the Falklands, especially those that have been there and seen how British the place is. What makes me wonder is how many Argentineans actually believe that the plucky tango-crazy people of the Falklands are yearning for a return to Argentinean rule?
Originally posted by stirling
The people who were born there, are the true Falklanders, and anyone they think belongs to their ranks ie immigrants
Other than that how many Arggies live and were born there?
These people already chose britain.
Theres nothing more to be said....Well back this decision to the hilt, not only Britain herself, but id bet the Commonwealth would be glad to help her out again should she call......
What i do not understand is that they should have thousands of anti aircraft, and anti tank weapons, as well as Anti ship missiles of a few hundred mile range(like the Yakhonts or sunburns)
The island could be held with a hundred troops and a good supply of these.....
Oh and of course those TYCOONS may come in handy too
Originally posted by andy1972
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
The government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has publicly threatened to cut the weekly route between Punta Arenas and Port Stanley, the islands' only air link with South America and its main link with the outside world.
How can Argentina block anything in CHILE...or is Chile choosing sides now.
If it is so, and Chile is part and parcel of this plot, then the next time theres a huge #ing earthquake and 5000 are under rubble, i sincerely hope i DON'T see British firemen and sniffer dogs looking for them.
Argentina smell's black gold, and is using the "somos todos latinos y los gringos que se joden, hijos de putas" card (which means , "we are all latinos, and as for the British, # them, sons of whores).
What's Argentina promising Chile for this...??edit on 1-2-2012 by andy1972 because: (no reason given)
We owe it, therefore, to candor and to the amicable relations existing between the United States and those powers to declare that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety. With the existing colonies or dependencies of any European power we have not interfered and shall not interfere. But with the Governments who have declared their independence and maintained it, and whose independence we have, on great consideration and on just principles, acknowledged, we could not view any interposition for the purpose of oppressing them, or controlling in any other manner their destiny, by any European power in any other light than as the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States.