reply to post by AngryCymraeg
Over half the population of the Falkland Islands has lived there for less than 10 years. I haven't seen much "carving" going on during that period,
have you ?
See, the British and those islanders really do need to decide what it's all about. They claim it's not a colony, but the facts say otherwise. Over
half the population are recent incomers. The islands aren't financially viable without massive UK subsidy. It's system of government, it's laws,
it's education, judicial and every other system has been imported lock, stock and barrel from the UK. It's even got a colonial governor to run the
entire operation, a drop-me-in from London, a man with a fancy uniform, a posh job title and an outrageously plumed hat.
That's a colony
by any definition. It simply cannot be argued otherwise.
That's not to say those islands would be much better off under Argentine rule. After the initial euphoria of regaining sovereignty, I doubt Argentina
would be that much interested in their Malvinas backwater. It'd just slide back into a minor tourist attraction, one for particularly hardy nature
Either way, those islands are simply not worth the death of one more boy, British or Argentinian. And if you people, being the cream of the crop (as
you all like to consider yourselves as ATS members) well if you can't see that then heck you need to go back to basics and re-engage your critical
Look people, for all the huff & puff on here, unless you were born before the mid 1960's then you didn't serve in the 1982 Falklands war, you
didn't vote for the government which sent British troops to those islands and you didn't pay the tax bill for the whole enterprise either. Your life
wasn't on the line, no bullet had your name.
Yet still so many of you come here with your trollish, phoney baloney "we kicked your asses then and will do so again" routine ... it's both
insulting & disgusting on so many different levels, it's faux, it's fake and absolutely 100% contrived.
And it's no way for people to engage with one another on a civilised discussion board like this.