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MissMonteCarlo
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Posted on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 05:43

I had a debate with a friend the other day about the Falklands. My stance is that I support the views of the people who live on the island. They have been settled there for around 170 years. 90% of the population are British or of British decent. They want to be under British rule and I believe they voted that recently. Argentina argues the land although 800 miles away from them belongs to them and argue that Britain should be ashamed of their colonial past and hand back their island. David Cameron fired back at Argentina by stressing that with Argentina wanting to take over the Falklands regardless of the islanders views is Colonialism. Apparently the history of the island is not even as clear cut as that. Argentina originally had a hold of the island. Then they left. Then Britain arrived followed by the Argentinian garrison. All though I guess that is all very subjective. My main point is that I feel Argentina do not care much for the island or of the opinions of the people who have lived there for over 150 years. Their real interest is the oil. I'm in support of the people who live on the island. They want British rule so they have British support I also feel that Argentina need to look at the country they already have, Seems to be an awful lot of corruption that stems there. Even the Argentinians say the current Falklands campaign is taking focus off the countries economic problems. So what are your thoughts? Sarah :-)


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Franciemil
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Posted on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 12:26

Sarah, I lived in Argentina while doing a graduate of Civil Law, is very special people to know England And Also, my sister is married to an English and live there, it really is a very delicate and very apologetic to resolve: On 2 April 1982 Argentina Armed Forces landed in Stanley / Stanley to start recovery of the Malvinas Islands, Occupied by the United Kingdom since 1833. This triggered the Falklands War That Developed from Argentina Surrendered Until That Day on June 14, 1982. Hy a song that impacted me a lot an allusive poetry Falklands veteran (Domenico Bova) Your face is still marked through many years your sorrow is not cleared Your courage is not forgotten. Young boy still you were a child soldier and knew of the war without having desired. The experiences left you those gasps. Your patriotism does not dent but were defeated. Your cry for freedom usurped the islands is enlarged and hugs everyone as a brother. Soldier that wanted to defend, your comrades there were, from the sky today covers a blue and white robe. Excitedly, we thank you soldier in the Falklands always in you and we live our islands Argentina. France.-

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Curious2078
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Posted on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 21:35

Truly, I don't know much at all about this issue. But, given what I do know, and what you've said, Sarah, if the people of the Falklands want to remain British politically, then they should. It should most definitely be up to them to choose. I do hope this issue doesn't become so big that it comes to some stupid war over it. On the other hand--given the Falklands' location geographically, aren't the people there in a very geo-politically precarious position? I know nothing of their nature, their culture, but having just looked up their location, I think if I were living there, and I had British citizenship, I'd skedaddle back home to Britain pronto out of fear of being taken over by some stupid South American dictator. A scary situation indeed.


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Posted on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 20:11

Sarah.....did you say oil???? Shhhhh....don't let Haliburton et al hear you say that! I'm not sure what to say about that. It's kind of a moral issue isn't it? Perhaps it may be like Taiwan. I'm sure they didn't want to go back to China after many years of progress and development either. But life seems to go on....I think.


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