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Argentine icebreaker rescues US scientists stranded in an ice island

Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 08:57 UTC
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A group of US scientists who were stranded in an ice-bound island off the northeastern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula were rescued on Sunday by an Argentine icebreaker, US and Argentine authorities announced Monday. Read full article

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  • Think

    TWIMC

    Article says...:
    ***“The US Antarctic Program expresses its gratitude to their Argentine colleagues for their willingness to help,”***

    As we Argies say in Frog...:
    *** Je vous en prie..., messieurs...***

    Or in Engrish...:
    *** Don't mention it...***
    *** As you were..., gentlemen..., please...***
    *** Here you are boss..., just like you ordered...***
    *** That's why we like having that beautiful ship around...***

    Good News...
    El Think is Happy...

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • The Voice

    Trust it won't eventually do the roll over trick or disappear without trace like other Argie craft?

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • DemonTree

    “Think is Happy”

    I'll bet you are. It's nice to see the ship is finally fixed and doing the job it was designed for, and lucky for those US scientists too since their own icebreaker wasn't up to the job.

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    The fact remains that uti possidetis juris fails to square properly with the legal establishment of non-Hispanic states in the New World, as well as with the more recently evolved principle of decolonization and self-determination. Furthermore, save for the Latin American states, succession from the original Spanish rights has neither commanded widespread respect nor attracted international acceptance, either in practice or in principle. The dearth of contemporary legal appreciation for uti possidetis juris strongly suggests that it contributes only a modicum, if any, legal support to either Argentina's or Chile's assertion to valid title over claims in the Southern Ocean or Antarctica. In short, consideration of intertemporal law and factual conditions, especially the extent to which the territorial sovereignty of Spain was actually manifest in the Antarctic casts serious doubts about the legal propriety or validity of the uti possidetis argument today. (79) ('Antarctica and the Law of The Sea,' Joyner C,* Nijhoff, M Publishers, p59-60, 1992, quoting, 'Conflict of Sovereignties in Antarctica,' Yearbook of World Affairs, Daniel J, p 262-66, 1949; 'The American Antarctic,' American Journal of International Law,' p603, Hayton R.D., 1956; and 'Antarctic Law and Politics,' Auburn, F.M. P50, pub C Hurst 1982).

    *Associate Professor of Political Science and Member of the School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

    To believe that the Falkland Islands and the territories in the Southern Ocean belong to Argentina because of the inheritance is incorrect. Falklands – Argentina's Inheritance Problem (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/35194694/Falklands_Argentinas_Inheritance_Problem

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Enrique Massot

    Take a hike, Brit Bob.

    The rescue is a good news story, more enjoyable as it is infrequent.

    When we understand the huge benefits that sharing and cooperating in peace may open to humankind as opposed to plotting sterile battles satisfying the greed of a few, a new and much better era will finally begin for humankind.

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • The Voice

    Yes, EM and when ordinary folk can sleep soundly in their beds safe in the knowledge that a group of noxious armed thugs arent going to arrive in the middle of the night to steal their homes and land, wont that be nice?

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +4

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