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Post time 2012-1-19 22:06:00 |Display all floors
    19 January 2012          
        Argentina outraged at Cameron's 'colonialism' remarks                                                                            

This April marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War  

Argentine leaders have reacted with fury after UK Prime Minister David Cameron accused Argentina of "colonialism" for continuing to claim sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.

        "It's totally offensive, especially coming from Great Britain," Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo said.

        The Argentine government has demanded renewed talks about the islands, which Argentina calls Las Malvinas.
        Mr Cameron said they would stay British for as long as the islanders wanted.

        Argentina's demands for that to change were "like colonialism", Mr Cameron told parliament on Wednesday.

        In response, Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Great Britain was a country "synonymous with colonialism".
        "Obviously at a time when there are only remnants of colonialism, Great Britain in imperial decline, decides to rewrite history," he was quoted as saying by the official Telam news agency.

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Post time 2012-1-19 22:41:01 |Display all floors
I can't pretend to know a lot about this issue but why would the Argentinians have a claim to Gibraltar?

Any clarification would be much appreciated.
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Post time 2012-1-19 23:00:05 |Display all floors
All this could have been avoided .... if captain Christopher Jones had sailed the Mayflower to Rio de Janeiro ....

.... and I don't even want to think ..... what would have happened if Moses had turned south, after crossing the Red Sea and had bought some land in downtown Mecca ....

If we all think alike .... then, nobody is thinking

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Post time 2012-1-19 23:15:12 |Display all floors
Well I'd suggest the statement was not without a sense of irony.

After all the beneficiaries of colonialism (in this case Argentina)  have been banging on about Britain's possession of the Falklands as being a 'colonial' issues for some time now (e.g. @@@ing that Britain is a declining colonial power etc...). They seem oblivious to the fact that they themselves are descended from colonists - and that Argentina was in fact populated by native Americans, before the Spanish arrived.  

And as these descendants of colonialists (and beneficiaries of colonialism) have previously attempted through military invasion to colonize the now native population of the Falklands (native because they are effectively the only long term population ever to have lived there), then Argentina is in fact now acting like a colonial power. I think its only right that Britain point out the obvious - considering Argentina is trying to use the same argument against Britain. Britain may not have been right on many occasions in several other parts of the world, but its certainly right in this case.  

Both nations have what they believe to be entirely valid legal claim; but only the rights of the indigenous population matter - and they don't want anything to do with Argentina.

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Post time 2012-1-20 09:05:02 |Display all floors
London 'rewrites history' on Malvinas
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:44AM GMT

London has ironically accused Argentina of “colonialism” in relation to Las Malvinas (the Falklands) while it was Britain that formally colonized the Argentinean-owned South Atlantic islands in 1892.

“What the Argentineans have been saying recently I would argue is actually far more like colonialism because these people want to remain British and the Argentineans want them to do something else," British Prime Minister David Cameron told MPs.

This is while Britain occupied the oil-rich archipelago in 1833 and has since kept a tight hold on its some 3,000 islands despite strong protest from Argentina, which also launched a failed military offensive to retake the territory in 1982.

Argentina's case for ownership of the islands is almost clear to even Britain's so-called closest ally, the US, and London is finding itself increasingly isolated on the matter.

At a meeting of the General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) in June 2010, Washington went out of its way to side with anti-American leaders including Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua to endorse a declaration calling for negotiations on the question of Las Malvinas.

London officials were dealt another blow in December 2011 when the leading South American trade union, Mercosur, imposed a trade ban on all ships from Malvinas flying the British flag.

The move was a clear message to London that Argentina's neighbors support its bid to retake the islands and that Britain cannot provide for an island some 7,700 miles off its shores.

Now as the 30th anniversary of Argentina-Britain 74-day war in 1982 approaches, London is again talking of military muscle to 'protect' the colony.

Cameron coupled his Commons' address and colonialism libel with reassurances that his government will protect the Malvinas militarily.

However, Argentinean officials who have been urging talks on the future of Malvinas, said Cameron's remarks are “totally offensive.”

Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, for one, hit back at Cameron saying he wants to rewrite the history adding Britain is “a synonym for colonialism.”

"Evidently at a time when only scraps of colonialism linger, Great Britain ... has decided to rewrite history," Timerman told the state news agency.

Britain has been clinging to a single excuse to continue its illegal rule over the archipelago that is local residents want it to remain part of Britain.

That claim was seriously undermined when a local resident James Peck gave up his British citizenship to receive an Argentine birth certificate from the hands of the Argentinean president a few months ago.

The move by James Peck gave rise to speculations that more islanders could be unhappy about the British rule despite London's claims that they are proud of being British citizens.
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Post time 2012-1-20 09:05:52 |Display all floors
Jan 19, 2012 11:14 AM
Economically downward and politically sideline, war mongering is the only weapon of influence left for Britain.
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Post time 2012-1-20 13:44:36 |Display all floors
This post was edited by CR6889 at 2012-1-19 23:26

The people in the falklands are of british origin and don't want to be part of Argentina. What happens to the people in the falklands now if it became part of argentina? The history of who it legally belongs to is disputable but I think it's irrelevant today.

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