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Should USA Military pivot to Falklands? ( Las Malvinas )   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-6-16 15:43:02 |Display all floors
The Falkland Islands have NEVER had any continuity of Argentine government or administration. They have been claimed by the French, British, Spaniards and Argentines at varying times. The French founded the first colony and one year later the British founded the second colony (unaware of the French colony at the time). The British have defended their sovereignty and are still defending it today and NO government has ever succeded in evicting the (British) Falklanders.  It is difficult to see, therefore, how you can claim that the Argentines are the "traditional" owners. As for "rightful owners", possession is 9th's of the law and the Falklanders have been in possession of the Islands for generations. In a recent referendum they overwhelmingly voted in favour of remaining a British protectorate.
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Post time 2013-6-16 15:48:09 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2013-6-16 13:21
Ooooo.. a vote
From the subjects and stooges? How about including Argentina in that  ...

You'll be expecting next that you can have voting rights in China just because you visit your Wife's family during your holidays.

The UK has a better claim to the USA than Argentina has to the Falklands.
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This post was edited by fatdragon at 2013-6-16 16:07
robert237 Post time: 2013-6-16 13:21
Ooooo.. a vote
From the subjects and stooges? How about including Argentina in that  ...


Scotland will be having a vote for independence soon but England, N.Ireland and Wales won’t get to vote on the issue but I am certain that any English, Irish or Welsh people who have established residences in Scotland and are registered on the electoral register will be allowed to. How many Argentine nationals have taken up residence in the Falklands and have registered on the electoral register and were subsequently denied a vote over the island's sovereignty?

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fatdragon Post time: 2013-6-16 15:48
You'll be expecting next that you can have voting rights in China just because you visit your Wife ...

But who in their right mind would want the USA?

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Post time 2013-6-16 16:06:46 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2013-6-16 16:04
But who in their right mind would want the USA?

The native people who lived there before the arrival of the Europeans?
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This post was edited by fatdragon at 2013-6-16 16:09
zglobal Post time: 2013-6-16 15:48
It does look suspiciously close to the Argentine coast.

Not quite as close as Wales...


Or even as close as France is to the UK. Poximity does not define sovereignty. How about the Chanel Islands - French or English?
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