The Falklands

royal744

Ad Honoris
Jul 2013
10,342
San Antonio, Tx
#32
To tell you the truth, the Falklands has no economic value and is of little strategic value. The reason that the Falklands seem so important is because it was and still is a British colony, in fact the last in the world. The Argentinians viewed the island as rightfully theirs since when you look at a map the Falklands are right off mainland Argentina, in fact 250 miles off of Argentina and 7700 miles away from UK.
This is a ridiculous argument. Since when did distance overrule sovereignty? And, by the way, The Falklands is not the “last in the world” at all.
 
Feb 2016
4,299
Japan
#34
Had the Argentines not used force it was likely that quietly a deal would be done giving full or partial sovereignty to them.

Especially generous since they have no legal or moral right to them.

Once they used force though the played right into Thatchers hands gifting her the election. They also forced Britain into a conflict.
They also pushed the Falkland islanders ever further away from any association with Argentina.
 
Dec 2011
3,556
#36
Had the Argentines not used force it was likely that quietly a deal would be done giving full or partial sovereignty to them.

Especially generous since they have no legal or moral right to them.

Once they used force though the played right into Thatchers hands gifting her the election. They also forced Britain into a conflict.
They also pushed the Falkland islanders ever further away from any association with Argentina.
Correct in the first part but please no conspiracy theories about 'playing into Thatcher's hands'.

Ultimately we were not going to let 2000 British citizens live under a military junta which murdered its' political dissidents by throwing them into the South Atlantic from transport planes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_War
 
Feb 2011
13,539
Perambulating in St James' Park
#37
To tell you the truth, the Falklands has no economic value and is of little strategic value. The reason that the Falklands seem so important is because it was and still is a British colony, in fact the last in the world. The Argentinians viewed the island as rightfully theirs since when you look at a map the Falklands are right off mainland Argentina, in fact 250 miles off of Argentina and 7700 miles away from UK.

Geologically speaking the Falklands have naff all to do with Argentina because they originally come from a different continent and aren't connected by the South American shelf.

This sort of thing just shows how utterly corrupt some other countries are when they don't support the right to Self Determination.
 
Jun 2012
2,965
Brazil
#39
Geologically speaking the Falklands have naff all to do with Argentina because they originally come from a different continent and aren't connected by the South American shelf.

This sort of thing just shows how utterly corrupt some other countries are when they don't support the right to Self Determination.
Not entering in the Argentinian claim, but Falklands are part of Patagonian Shelf, with is part of South American continental shelf, it was part of the African one 200 millions years past, time when there was no humanity or Argentina, after the separation of Africa it moved west, like the whole south america and settled at Patagonian Shelf, it is part of South America from a million year, that dont mean it is Argentine land, but it is part of the same continent as Argentina, South America all maps shows that, not forgetting that continents, islands were all time in movement, but if we wanna force your theory in the past South America and Africa and Falklands were only one continent.

http://lme.edc.uri.edu/images/Content/LME_Briefs/lme_14.pdf
 

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Feb 2016
4,299
Japan
#40
Correct in the first part but please no conspiracy theories about 'playing into Thatcher's hands'.

Ultimately we were not going to let 2000 British citizens live under a military junta which murdered its' political dissidents by throwing them into the South Atlantic from transport planes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_War
No conspiracy theory. Just a fact. The war gifted Thatcher the election. Perfect timing for her. No conspiracy rubbish there.
 

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