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Argentine Threat Over Falkland Islands Oil Operations

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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:13 AM
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crazyewok

maddy21

the whole world will be thrown back ..am well aware of that ..


So I dont get all the smugness and hate?


sorry about that , i was tired of my threads being derailed constantly by the poverty porn brigade...ill stop




posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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maddy21


sorry about that , i was tired of my threads being derailed constantly by the poverty porn brigade...ill stop


Back to the falkland though.

Surely if the people that live there want to remain British then they have the right to choose to do so? Inida is a democracy so surely it respects the right to self determination?



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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crazyewok

maddy21


sorry about that , i was tired of my threads being derailed constantly by the poverty porn brigade...ill stop


Back to the falkland though.

Surely if the people that live there want to remain British then they have the right to choose to do so? Inida is a democracy so surely it respects the right to self determination?


True that. personally i would support what ever the people in that island want...but 90% of the time its really never the case .. it all depends on resources in the region and the capability of a country to seize it . Argentina cannot militarily seize it , so i believe they are trying something else... Its not election season in Argentina so its not the usual BS when it comes to attracting votes ....Lets just wait and watch ...



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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maddy21

paraphi

maddy21
Its funny seeing brits soo butt hurt, is it so hard to see your former colony surpass you in science and technology ?


Oh, it’s all so tedious and predictable, but in a comparison between India and the UK, India does not fare well... GDP per capita, source World Bank... UK = $39K advanced developed economy versus India = £4K developing economy. I have a great deal of respect for India, the world’s biggest democracy, but they have serious problems with corruption, the treatment of women and (as has been mentioned) sanitation.

However let’s drag this discussion back to topic.

Argentinean domestic law has absolutely no bearing on the Falkland Islands... The Argentinean authorities can pass as may laws as they want, but they can do nothing to stop oil exploration around the Falkland Islands, except to cut off their noses to spite their faces, to coin an expression.

Regards


Britain's debt is estimated to be 900% of gdp while India debt is 42.3% ....there is no point in having an advanced developed economy while 1 in 6 children in the U.K live in abject poverty .

as for getting to topic

The unfortunate fact is Argentina is playing more of a diplomatic game than a military one ...they are isolating you on the world stage..not many support Britain on this issue as they reminds them of their colonial past weather you accept it or not...

Even other wise Britain does not have the money or the economic ability to fight a war , they already had to cancel the construction of one carrier ... You are protected by NATO and has a natural barrier (Island) ...why you people want a powerful military while your economy stumbles is beyond me
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Maddy I am truly happy that the Indian economy is doing well. What's not to like about a country that drinks tea, mostly speaks English, drives on the correct side of the road and loves cricket?
However your nationalistic willy waving needs to be put in perspective.

Poverty has different meanings in each country. In the UK it means that someone hasn't got the latest IPhone or XBox. In India it means your family doesn't eat today.

Per capita gdp in India is $3900 per annum, in the UK it's $37500.

Infant mortality in India is 44.6/1000 live births, in the UK it's 4.5/1000.

www.cia.gov...
www.cia.gov...

Diarrhea in the UK means a couple of days off of work or school, in India it kills 200,000 people a year.

blogs.wsj.com...

Leprosy is a disease from the Bible in the UK, in India you have 130,000 new cases each year

www.theguardian.com...



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:46 AM
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Gary29 snip



start a new thread and ill gladly reply

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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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And the rest of the British population. I am not happy that British foreign policy is decided by 1,800 people. Whether the Falklands remain British for ever or not is up to Britain, not just the Falkland Islanders.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 09:49 AM
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Gary29
Diarrhea in the UK means a couple of days off of work or school, in India it kills 200,000 people a year.

blogs.wsj.com...

Leprosy is a disease from the Bible in the UK, in India you have 130,000 new cases each year

www.theguardian.com...




India has 1.2 billion inhabitants, while UK only has 53 mill. Im pretty sure India will have more of anything.
So id say you should give UK numbers, instead of implying there are no deaths at all from diarrhea and no cases of leprosy. Im not saying that there are, but your post here is a bit biased.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 09:56 AM
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About 12 cases of leprosy a year in the UK and in 2011 830 died from Diarrhea and Gastroenteritis.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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payta

Gary29
Diarrhea in the UK means a couple of days off of work or school, in India it kills 200,000 people a year.

blogs.wsj.com...

Leprosy is a disease from the Bible in the UK, in India you have 130,000 new cases each year

www.theguardian.com...




India has 1.2 billion inhabitants, while UK only has 53 mill. Im pretty sure India will have more of anything.
So id say you should give UK numbers, instead of implying there are no deaths at all from diarrhea and no cases of leprosy. Im not saying that there are, but your post here is a bit biased.


It's not biased at all.
I dont think you understand the word.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 10:10 AM
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Also the populace of the UK is 63 million but more like 70m.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 10:17 AM
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ENOUGH!!!!!

The topic is the Falklands, Argentina and oil NOT about the Indian economy. Stick to the topic any further violations will be removed.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 10:23 AM
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boymonkey74
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About 12 cases of leprosy a year in the UK and in 2011 830 died from Diarrhea and Gastroenteritis.


Leprosy or Hansen's disease has been a notifiable illness in the UK since 1951. Since that time there has been no incidences of anyone contracting the disease in the UK. All reported cases are where the patient has developed the disease whilst abroad and moved to the UK. 60% of all cases in the UK originated in South East Asia.

www.hpa.org.uk...



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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ispyed
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And the rest of the British population. I am not happy that British foreign policy is decided by 1,800 people. Whether the Falklands remain British for ever or not is up to Britain, not just the Falkland Islanders.


I wouldn't be happy if my country abandoned the Falkland Islanders just because they considered them politically inconvenient.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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Yes it was, he was comparing hard facts, numbers (which taken out of context are meaningless, since India has almost 20 times more population that the UK) against a subjective claim, such as "a disease from the bible" (sic). Which makes the whole argument biased, since he should have compared numbers against numbers.
I presume you dont know the meaning of the word, or of dialectic as a matter of fact.
Nevertheless i believe Both diseases are a problem in India, while they dont pose any real threat for people living in the UK.

Back on Topic.
I think islanders do have a right to remain british, they already voted on it.
And argentina's policy toward the island should be condemned by other countries



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 11:55 AM
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ispyed
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And the rest of the British population. I am not happy that British foreign policy is decided by 1,800 people. Whether the Falklands remain British for ever or not is up to Britain, not just the Falkland Islanders.


Maybe we should just give your home to Agentina because why bother with protecting you?



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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ispyed
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And the rest of the British population. I am not happy that British foreign policy is decided by 1,800 people. Whether the Falklands remain British for ever or not is up to Britain, not just the Falkland Islanders.


It'll remain British until we've got all of the oil then Argentina will be told they can have it, but of course they won't want it then.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 03:01 PM
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Power_Semi

ispyed
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And the rest of the British population. I am not happy that British foreign policy is decided by 1,800 people. Whether the Falklands remain British for ever or not is up to Britain, not just the Falkland Islanders.


It'll remain British until we've got all of the oil then Argentina will be told they can have it, but of course they won't want it then.


If this is true then why haven't we handed Gibralter over to Spain? There's no oil under the rock.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 03:16 PM
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Gary29

Power_Semi

ispyed
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And the rest of the British population. I am not happy that British foreign policy is decided by 1,800 people. Whether the Falklands remain British for ever or not is up to Britain, not just the Falkland Islanders.


It'll remain British until we've got all of the oil then Argentina will be told they can have it, but of course they won't want it then.


If this is true then why haven't we handed Gibralter over to Spain? There's no oil under the rock.


Gibralter is a strategic location for The Royal Navy in The Med.

That's why Britain retains it.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 03:43 PM
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Now all we need is a navy.




posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:32 PM
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i find very amusing the reference to the so called UK Trident missiles and the like when in fact even publicly your own Parliament in 2006 debated whether you had the capability of an independent nuclear deterrent.. ie would be able to use the Tridents in a scenario where the US would oppose such action.
www.publications.parliament.uk...

now if you can think of any scenario where it would be acceptable from the US for the red coats lobbing nukes in the western hemisphere .. oh well.. yeah maybe if aliens invaded or something similar.

i guess it will take you a couple of more centuries to really comprehend what happened to the empire



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