Could the Falklands War Have Been Averted?

Aug 2, 2007 Full story: Scoop 16

“For the Argentines it is an issue of national pride. For the Argentine government, the only acceptable solution would be withdrawal of the British authorities and a return of the islands to Argentine sovereignty.”

Thursday, 2 August 2007, 11:13 am Article: Council on Hemispheric Affairs Analysis prepared by COHA Research Associate Martha Lauer Argentina and the Falklands/Malvinas: Could the Conflict with Great Britain ... via Scoop

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iblosted

Kingman, AZ

#1 Aug 2, 2007
if they look like they mite sneeze towards, the britian should in vade argentina, back to the stone ages. with no quarter. and claim it as a war prize.
hippocrates

Weston, VT

#2 Aug 2, 2007
Could the Falklands War Have Been Averted?

Sure, if they didn't talk out of both sides of their mouth and if they weren't pontificating in the Balkans but instead applying their silly double standards to themselves and declared "Yes! Argentina is the rightful and legal heir to Las Malvinas.", sure it could have been averted.

But the Brits, like we Yanks are far more inclined to give away others' territory without a blink or a nod but jealously guard the very last pebble of their own.

It's our God given right, you see. ;-)
mr Giblets

UK

#3 Aug 3, 2007
hippocrates wrote:
Could the Falklands War Have Been Averted?
Sure, if they didn't talk out of both sides of their mouth and if they weren't pontificating in the Balkans but instead applying their silly double standards to themselves and declared "Yes! Argentina is the rightful and legal heir to Las Malvinas.", sure it could have been averted.
But the Brits, like we Yanks are far more inclined to give away others' territory without a blink or a nod but jealously guard the very last pebble of their own.
It's our God given right, you see. ;-)
what about if the Argentines had accepted the opinion of every international lawyer, that they had NO claim at all? The rights to such islands are based on:
1 .length of occupancy
2 .acceptance by inhabitants of the ruling power
3 .language of inhabitants
4 . who do he inhabitants think is their Head of State?
5 . and, where did the inhabitants come from?
answers:-
1- Longest continuous and present occupancy - Britain.
2- Britain is accepted
3- English
4 - Queen Elizabeth II
5- Britain

and they have English law. The Argentines had not one real claim in law - except that they are closer than Britain (but see the case of Jersey, and how near that is to France)

hippocrates

Williston, VT

#4 Aug 3, 2007
Phhh, international law - LOL

When has the UK recognized international law?

When it serves its own interests, that's when - and only when.

A US clone in every respect.
Mr Giblets

UK

#5 Aug 3, 2007
hippocrates wrote:
Phhh, international law - LOL
When has the UK recognized international law?
When it serves its own interests, that's when - and only when.
A US clone in every respect.
don't be silly.
Rose

UK

#6 Aug 3, 2007
hippocrates wrote:
Phhh, international law - LOL
When has the UK recognized international law?
When it serves its own interests, that's when - and only when.
A US clone in every respect.
I have a feeling that you're a Greek who has a grievance related to the 1974 invasion of Cyprus.

That has nothing to do with the issue of the Falklands.
Rose

UK

#7 Aug 3, 2007
The islanders are pleased they were liberated:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6754863.stm
iblosted

Kingman, AZ

#8 Aug 4, 2007
but of course, just ask and of the 500,ooo sheep lol
jmNZ

New Zealand

#10 Sep 8, 2007
It could have been averted if the Argentinians hadn't swallowed the imperialistic rhetoric of their fascist dictator who'd murdered many of his own people.
Why haven't the Argentinians brought him to justice?
Ringo

Argentina

#11 Sep 8, 2007
jmNZ wrote:
It could have been averted if the Argentinians hadn't swallowed the imperialistic rhetoric of their fascist dictator who'd murdered many of his own people.
Why haven't the Argentinians brought him to justice?
No somos imperialista, si revisas la historia británica vas a saber que Gran Bretaña fue el imperialista que invadió pueblos pacíficos. Invadió Buenos Aires 2 veces (1806 y 1807), se alió a Brasil y lo alentó para que invada la Banda Oriental en 1825, invade las islas Malvinas en 1833, nos hace un bolqueo con los franceses, estuvieron a punto de invadir la Patagonia, los conflictos entre paises vecinos lo armó Gran Bretaña para beneficiarse, etc.

Porque salteas la invasión británica a Malvinas en 1833?????

Ningún fucnionario británico hasta ahora nos demostró en sus documentos que las islas Malvinas fueron británicas, todos presentarons sus dudas, debilidades, dijeron que les robaron las islas a la Argentina, hasta se declararon bandidos internacionales, etc. Entonces, para que mentir???.

Realmente, ustedes, conocen bien la historia???, o escriben porque el aire es gratis.
Ringo

Argentina

#12 Sep 8, 2007
jmNZ wrote:
It could have been averted if the Argentinians hadn't swallowed the imperialistic rhetoric of their fascist dictator who'd murdered many of his own people.
Why haven't the Argentinians brought him to justice?
Los gobiernos de Gran Bretaña asesinaron a mucha gente por el mundo, lo hicieron en Irlanda, en Sudáfrica, en la India, etc. Hoy lo están haciendo en Irak y en Afganistán.
Quien es el imperialista????
oh really

London, UK

#13 May 22, 2010
On this one i would have to say they are both as foriegn as each other to the region and therefore the argies can't claim it as their own.
give them to Chile

London, UK

#14 May 22, 2010
it never was owned by the Argies in the first place, but by Spain, then France, then the UK. let's give it to Spain just to annoy the Argies even more - or to Chile, who have not stabbed the UK in the back .
Don Bigotes

London, UK

#15 May 22, 2010
Ringo wrote:
<quoted text>
Los gobiernos de Gran Bretaña asesinaron a mucha gente por el mundo, lo hicieron en Irlanda, en Sudáfrica, en la India, etc. Hoy lo están haciendo en Irak y en Afganistán.
Quien es el imperialista????
tu es tuerto, tonto, loco, cojo y manco.

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Keighley, Yorkshire, UK

#16 May 22, 2010
Yes if Argentina didn't have a military coup, which chose to violate British sovereignty.
Joe

Auckland, New Zealand

#17 May 23, 2010
mr Giblets wrote:
<quoted text> what about if the Argentines had accepted the opinion of every international lawyer, that they had NO claim at all?.... The Argentines had not one real claim in law - except that they are closer than Britain (but see the case of Jersey, and how near that is to France)
or how near St Pierre et Miquelon are to Newfoundland.
According to Argentine logic, Canada should declare war on France.

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