RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4966 times:
Return? How about fuck off!
Seriously, just because they are closer to Argentina than Britain doesnt give Argentina any better claim to the islands than us.
They were invaded thinking that the British didnt care enough to retake them and it would be passed off as a mildly annoying diplomatic issue, boy were they wrong. Take the hint, they are ours, the people that live there want to stay British citizens.
Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 9): If they were the original inhabitants of the islands, they should have a say, but they are not, so they don't.
So if the American Indians want the US and Canada back, the current population of the US has no say? How about the Incas and south america?
Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4938 times:
Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 13): The British didn't until we did. Just for your sake, the "Falklanders" live of OUR national economy, not the British. They have Tierra del Fuego's sanitary support, not British.
If I recall correctly, General Galtieri and his thugs opened up an awful large can of whoopass there.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13046 posts, RR: 78
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4920 times:
MD-11Junkie, wrong, wrong and wrong again.
The Falkland Islanders are the inhabitants, the only permanent inhabitants, ever.
They want to remain British, end of story, it's called democracy, which often has messy outcomes.
In 1982, you'd have us allow 1800 of OUR people, come under the dubious care of a Junta with an appalling human rights record?
The humiliating failure of this desperate enterprise, led directly to the fall of the Junta, so a triple result, Islanders allowed to be who THEY want to be, a message is sent to every two bit dictator out there, the Junta themselves fall.
So despite the Argentine loss of life in this conflict, those who had killed many, many more times as many Argentines since 1976, were out of power, some to face trial later.
Empire had nothing to do with it, what ignorant rubbish, CamAir, your ambassador here frequently rails against perceived British stereotypes of Germans, if you're view is anything like a common one in Germany (I expect not), then who is using lazy stereotypes now?
Work it out Sherlock, Argentina did what it did as they thought the UK had no interest in such a far flung place, hardly the actions of a UK still 'dreaming of empire'.
Chavez is actually towing a line similar to most S.American nations, then and now.
Nothing new there then.
MD11junkie From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 3136 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4898 times:
Quoting GDB (Reply 19): The Falkland Islanders are the inhabitants, the only permanent inhabitants, ever.
LOL, where did you get that WRONG fact? The British EXPELLED the inhabitants of the islands in 1833. I don't know what they teach you up there, but that's PLAIN wrong.
Quoting GDB (Reply 19): you'd have us allow 1800 of OUR people, come under the dubious care of a Junta with an appalling human rights record?
No. The Kelpers would have gone back to the UK, where they belong. And NATURAL inhabitants of the Malvinas, Argentine people, would have been restored. The Junta's Human Rights record is out of the question here.
Quoting GDB (Reply 19): They want to remain British, end of story, it's called democracy, which often has messy outcomes.
Good for them, go back to the UK if you want to remain British! The Malvinas belong to ARGENTINA.
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