Argentina: Falklands 'Ours In 20 Years'

Feb 5, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Sky News

The country's foreign minister, on a visit to London, calls Britons "fanatics" for refusing to give up the islands.

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Vermin Control

London, UK

#214 Feb 17, 2013
rio wrote:
Let's just give the Malvinas back to the Argentine and forget about them!
We won't miss them.
I've got a better idea. Let's give you a one way ticket to Saudi Arabia.

We won't miss you.

Since: Feb 13

Birkenhead

#215 Feb 17, 2013
MAlvinas Argentinas wrote:
<quoted text>Still I prefer to Live in Argentina and not uk.....And I have been in uk and many other nations.However,I must say,I like british people....But your governement is taking you for a bad ride...So wake up before is too late.
ALL governments take ALL people for a ride my friend.Do you think the average person in the street in the UK really cares about the Falklands/Malvinas? Is it a big thing in Argentina.?
Terry Hill

São Paulo, Brazil

#216 Feb 17, 2013
rio wrote:
Let's just give the Malvinas back to the Argentine and forget about them!
We won't miss them.
You won't but since your not British it's not important what you think.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#217 Feb 17, 2013
rio wrote:
Let's just give the Malvinas back to the Argentine and forget about them!
We won't miss them.
Back to?
rio

UK

#218 Feb 17, 2013
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
Back to?
Yes, back to. They received them from Spain and even colonised them before Britain invaded them.
Krypteia

Haywards Heath, UK

#219 Feb 17, 2013
I suggest we just give Rio back to Pakistan Nd forget about him
We won't miss him.
Giggs

Manchester, UK

#220 Feb 17, 2013
MAlvinas Argentinas wrote:
<quoted text>
PELOTUDO just go back to the slum you belong...Take care of the 3 millions unemployed,cut in education and health...uk is FINISHED with guys like you!
You sound like your describing Argentina.

Im actually quite important.

It seems im needed a lot by the public sector these days.

It would be nice if I could spend my entire day on topix arguing with you but I have responsibilities.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#221 Feb 17, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, back to. They received them from Spain and even colonised them before Britain invaded them.
Really?

Strange, my history books say the falklands were a british overseas territory before Argentina even existed.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#222 Feb 17, 2013
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?
Strange, my history books say the falklands were a british overseas territory before Argentina even existed.
The present British sovereignty over the Falklands is based on the invasion of the islands, when Britain expelled the Argentinian settlers in 1833.

Argentina had its independence from Spain since 1808, if I am not mistaken.

But I am not interested in these legal points anyway. My opinion is that we shouldn't have them anymore, regardless of the validity of our case or not.
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#223 Feb 17, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
The present British sovereignty over the Falklands is based on the invasion of the islands, when Britain expelled the Argentinian settlers in 1833.
Argentina had its independence from Spain since 1808, if I am not mistaken.
But I am not interested in these legal points anyway. My opinion is that we shouldn't have them anymore, regardless of the validity of our case or not.
Rio,

"we shouldn't have them anymore"

and what about the people here in the Falkland Islands..?

What do we do with them..?
Many of them know nothing else, nor do they wish anything else...

Now additionally, I'm not interested in the legal points either, so when I get to the UK for a break, I'll take your house and property..

That's according to your logic, fair enough..?

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
rio

Beckenham, UK

#224 Feb 17, 2013
Deanstreet wrote:
<quoted text>
Rio,
"we shouldn't have them anymore"
and what about the people here in the Falkland Islands..?
What do we do with them..?
Many of them know nothing else, nor do they wish anything else...
Now additionally, I'm not interested in the legal points either, so when I get to the UK for a break, I'll take your house and property..
That's according to your logic, fair enough..?
Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
Interesting point.

My opinion is that a country the side of UK, 60 millions people, shouldn't have its foreign policy dictated by a group of 5000 people (maybe I am generous here) living at the end of the world.

All this patriotism is OK, but it costs us, and I believe it is not in Britain's interest to hang on to former colonies, or dependencies, even if populated by British citizen.

As for the Falklanders? Well, their fate could be negociated with Argentina. They could stay there perhaps, as British citizen, or become Argentinian maybe. They could chose to come to Britain perhaps. Wales and Scotland aren't too different from the Falklands and could accommodate them - plenty of empty space there. The Shetland Islands, the Orkneys, the Hebrides perhaps...

Britain has surrendered plenty of colonies where British citizen used to live; they decided to come to Britain in most cases...
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#225 Feb 17, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting point.
My opinion is that a country the side of UK, 60 millions people, shouldn't have its foreign policy dictated by a group of 5000 people (maybe I am generous here) living at the end of the world.
All this patriotism is OK, but it costs us, and I believe it is not in Britain's interest to hang on to former colonies, or dependencies, even if populated by British citizen.
As for the Falklanders? Well, their fate could be negociated with Argentina. They could stay there perhaps, as British citizen, or become Argentinian maybe. They could chose to come to Britain perhaps. Wales and Scotland aren't too different from the Falklands and could accommodate them - plenty of empty space there. The Shetland Islands, the Orkneys, the Hebrides perhaps...
Britain has surrendered plenty of colonies where British citizen used to live; they decided to come to Britain in most cases...
Who is dictating..?

We most certainly aren't..

Negotiated with argentina, don't make me laugh..

With their track record..!

So what you are saying, is this..

Somebody comes along and demands you give them something, when you know that whatever that might be does not belong to them - you simply give in..

Is that the way you live your life, or the way you'd like to live your live..?
In short you give in to any Tom, Dick or Harry that says what's yours is mine..

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
Terry Hill

São Paulo, Brazil

#226 Feb 17, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting point.
My opinion is that a country the side of UK, 60 millions people, shouldn't have its foreign policy dictated by a group of 5000 people (maybe I am generous here) living at the end of the world.
All this patriotism is OK, but it costs us, and I believe it is not in Britain's interest to hang on to former colonies, or dependencies, even if populated by British citizen.
As for the Falklanders? Well, their fate could be negociated with Argentina. They could stay there perhaps, as British citizen, or become Argentinian maybe. They could chose to come to Britain perhaps. Wales and Scotland aren't too different from the Falklands and could accommodate them - plenty of empty space there. The Shetland Islands, the Orkneys, the Hebrides perhaps...
Britain has surrendered plenty of colonies where British citizen used to live; they decided to come to Britain in most cases...
I don't see the foreign policy of the UK being dictated by the islanders. The UK viewpoint is predicated on the moral grounds of what is fair and what is just. Probably, also conscious of how history will view them, if they allow an immoral, thieving indoctrinated country best them. The islands are a former colony, that is now a British Overseas Territory. The UK is just trying to live up to its legal obligations, under it's UN mandate. Britain has surrendered plenty of colonies, but it hasn't allowed any country to steal them.
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#227 Feb 17, 2013
Rio,

of course there is another option - independence for us..

Then argentina takes military action against us..

Then we'd definitely be a colony, and we'd definitely be on the list of the C24..

would that satisfy you..?

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
rio

Beckenham, UK

#228 Feb 17, 2013
Deanstreet wrote:
<quoted text>
Who is dictating..?
We most certainly aren't..
Negotiated with argentina, don't make me laugh..
With their track record..!
So what you are saying, is this..
Somebody comes along and demands you give them something, when you know that whatever that might be does not belong to them - you simply give in..
Is that the way you live your life, or the way you'd like to live your live..?
In short you give in to any Tom, Dick or Harry that says what's yours is mine..
Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
It is my opinion that Britain shouldn't hang on to former colonies. That's not fitting with our image as a modern nation.

Since Argentina wants the Falklands, we should give them to Buenos Aires. That would improve our standing with South American countries, and we should use it to improve trade with them.

The wishes of the Falklanders shouldn't be paramount in that deal. Argentina is like an European nation anyway.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#229 Feb 17, 2013
Deanstreet wrote:
Rio,
of course there is another option - independence for us..
Then argentina takes military action against us..
Then we'd definitely be a colony, and we'd definitely be on the list of the C24..
would that satisfy you..?
Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands
Yes, that's another option.

Anything as long as we can wash our hands of the Falklands, that cost us a lot per head to defend.
Defend for what?

What do we get from them? just grief ...

How many soldiers the Falklnads gave us to fight in Irak, in Afghanistan?
rio

Beckenham, UK

#230 Feb 17, 2013
Terry Hill wrote:
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I don't see the foreign policy of the UK being dictated by the islanders. The UK viewpoint is predicated on the moral grounds of what is fair and what is just. Probably, also conscious of how history will view them, if they allow an immoral, thieving indoctrinated country best them. The islands are a former colony, that is now a British Overseas Territory. The UK is just trying to live up to its legal obligations, under it's UN mandate. Britain has surrendered plenty of colonies, but it hasn't allowed any country to steal them.
Yes, of course we are dictated by the Falklanders.
They just have to say they want to be Argentine, so that we can fold camp and bring our troops in UK!
rio

Beckenham, UK

#231 Feb 17, 2013
Terry Hill wrote:
<quoted text>
The UK viewpoint is predicated on the moral grounds of what is fair and what is just. Probably, also conscious of how history will view them, if they allow an immoral, thieving indoctrinated country best them..
Is that a new philosophy entering the Foreign Office? Because in the past, Britain has done a few horrible things when our interest was at stake, regardless of "morality". Britain has sacrificed plenty of people to settle political issues in its recent history.

Also, don't demonise Argentine. I venture that it attracts bad leaders, precisely because this Falklands issue hasn't been solved. Argentina is the most Westernised country in South America, the closest place to Europe you could find in the region.

With the Falklands problem eliminated, we could have in Argentina one of our best allies; Argentines are secret British admirers, far more than they like any other nations.
Deanstreet

Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

#232 Feb 17, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, that's another option.
Anything as long as we can wash our hands of the Falklands, that cost us a lot per head to defend.
Defend for what?
What do we get from them? just grief ...
How many soldiers the Falklnads gave us to fight in Irak, in Afghanistan?
rio,

So what happens when you apply your logic a little further..

No Police, nor courts, nor prisons..

Because it "cost us a lot per head to defend"...

Same principle.. the only difference is a few thousand or so miles of sea..

Where do you stop applying this principle of yours..?

By the way rio, for your information, the Falkland Islands Government has stated on many an occasion and quite publicly, that if/when we have the resources we'll pay for every penny that we have cost Britain.
And I for one support that principle, and will create merry hell if it isn't applied

Kindest regards from the Falkland Islands

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#233 Feb 17, 2013
Extra security must be given to the islands.
Pseudo communist argies masqurading as international peace makers where have we seen this before.
An ICBM should be prepared.
If all else fails total annexation of Argentina will be the only solution.
Guevara is cut from the same cloth. Better dead than red.

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