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Only the Falklands can determine its political future “not London, not Buenos Aires”

Tuesday, February 7th 2012 - 16:51 UTC
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“We are well aware that Chile has a different position to us regarding the Falklands and this we understand, but it must be the Islanders who determine their political future, not London, not Buenos Aires or third countries”, said UK ambassador in Chile Jon Benjamin in an interview with the Chilean media. Read full article


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  • nitrojuan

    Another Brit Clown with the same “speach”... ridiculo!!

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    Well said Benjamin,couldn't have put it better myself !

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nitrojuan

    THANK YOU , All Chile and All South America, Caribean Commonwealth Countries, Unites States, Russia, China, All AFrica, Some asian countries and now IRELAND which we share the same hero of Lft.Brown. to support Malvinas Argentinas. THe empire is falling down in a decadence kindom ...

    a message from Ushuaia, Capital of TDF, Antarctica & South Atlantic Islands (includes Malvinas islands).

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • AndyMac

    The Argentines are not a real nation (and neither are those countries signed up to backing it) we have to understand this to understand their mentality, their country has only existed for about 175 years. Most Argentines trace their family history to Italy, Spain, Germany and the British Isles. The only real Argentines are the Amerindians and their nation is the entire continent of America.

    The Argentines I know have Italian mothers, English father, Spanish grandfathers, German grandmothers, Welsh great great uncles. It's technically impossible to claim Argentines are a nation.

    They also have the most comically fascist like government on the entire continent. Their entire policy agenda revolves around a group of islands they work 24/7 to alienate the population of. While spreading lies and peddling rants about “the British” that make Mugabe look normal by comparison.

    Latin Americans find Argentina an alien culture, its a colonial relic, a piece of Europe transplanted onto a continent thousands of miles away. The culture is Latin European, with a touch of English and Welsh. It certainly bears no resemblance to its neighbors in Paraguay, Bolivia, Venezuela, or Peru.

    Even the Argentine honour guards wear colonial uniforms copied from the British and Spanish Imperial era.

    They are a throwback to another age. An age of fascism.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nitrojuan

    Andy argentina is a democratic country , with democratic federal provinces, for example in Tierra del Fuego we have developed education, different opinions, a lot of media, factories, shopping, free taxes, gate to Antarctica, tourism link with our neightboard in CHile, and the most important: Liberty,,,Now in Malvinas you have resentment, one opinion, one media, and the business in few hands, a real dictartoship with the Clown of the Governor and the fantasy Assembly at the head, because they will be ever a colony if UK don´t return it to Argentina, or kelpers want to keep alone.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benito

    5 nitrojuan

    What we have is not real democracy. We have a dynasty, in the hands of a woman who is the living reincarnation of Eva Peron. It is farcical! What other nations on Earth elect the wife to take over from the husband in the role of President? What kind of democracy is it that has to dig up 60 years of history and repeat it? In 60 years time, do we get a new husband and wife team, with the same policies?

    Look at the economy a mess, a joke, in terminal decline.

    Look at the corruption.

    And you say the people of Malvinas are disenchanted? Have you asked them? I have been there, have you? My brother died there, I wish for no one else to die there on my behalf. I want the people there to be free and to be free they must have a right to determine their own sovereignty. not have it imposed on them by us. Go and visit them. You think you know them!

    The same government sent my brother to die on those barren islands was the same government that murdered my cosine. It's about time people like you had a reality check. If anyone is living a fantasy, it is people like you.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    I find posters like nitrojuan very disappointing as an Englishman.

    Spewing hate and posting nothing of substance they think like the current Argentine government if they say enough distasteful and dishonest things then somehow it will happen.

    Clearly they've never benefited from history otherwise they would of known that British fighting spirit is something that is not easily broken and for each of these slanderous, rude, disrespectful and childish posts or government actions garners more of the British spirit to the point where the British will go to war with Argentina either militarily, economically or politically and we all know there will only be one winner in those battles.

    If the Argentina government genuinely wanted the islands and were not simply trying to pick a fight against a far more capable adversary to win popularity and deflect attention away from other problems then they would seek friendly diplomatic measures and this would surely be their best chance but as it stands clearly British patience is now running out with these childish games and all that will happen as has happened many times before is the UK is going to give Argentina a giant punch on the nose at some point.

    I actually like many Argentine people and feel sorry for them being led and brainwashed in this misguided adventure that is bringing much shame on the country and can only end badly once more for Argentina.

    Thanks to Benito who seems like a voice of reason in the current hysteria we see on the news and also on these forums.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • suzy

    @ 5 nitrojuan

    I've been following this site for sometime but I feel time to post. I'm 16, I'm a kelper. If the Argies want the Falklands come and take it and see what you get. I just hope you have enough places to put your dead because we don't want any more over here!

    I have been in Sea Cadets and Marine Detachment since I was 8. I plan to join the Defence Force as soon as I finish 6th form. Maybe to you I'm just a girl but I tell you now, come and see how straight I shoot. Come and find out!

    There are hundreds more just like me, waiting. We've heard all the talk now come on!

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nitrojuan

    Benito I dont like Kretina.. but the policy of Malvinas is the best done, do you remember Di Tella & Menem policy of seduction? how all argentinos could not remember policy of the Dictactor ship of Galtieri, he died as a trush oppositte as our heros in Malvinas.
    I live in Ushuaia , I have been in Stanley for a week in Mrs Betts house. All welsh, english, american, italian, chilean, paraguayan whose live in Argentina dont adopt the self-determination in Chubut, Santa Cruz or Formosa Province... because they have to adapt their habits with the country who received them with open doors.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    you are a very confused person,
    you want what you cannot have,
    and you use abuse when other disagree with you,
    and you refuse to listen to the truth, rather that the indocrination that you are taught with,
    the islandes wish to be british, and left alone, and if you cant ecept this,
    then what does that make you .

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    6 Benito
    With all due respect, I really do not think you're Argentina, because we do not forget our veterans and even the English who were also victims of this conflict.
    We are very proud of our President, that despite the attacks British, continues to promote peace and dialogue among peoples. If you have no doubt read the 10 UN resolutions have called for the United Kingdom to sit down and negotiate our sovereignty and it is the duty of all members to accept the resolutions of the Assembly ...
    Read the resolution 2065 (XX) of 1965, ratified by later resolutions 1973 (3160, XXVIII) 1976 (31/49), 1982 (37/9), 1983 (38/12), 1984 (39/6) 1985 (40/21), 1986 (41/40), 1987 (42/19) and 1988 (43/25). They all declare the existence of a conflict of sovereignty, self-determination.

    Benedict said: that is the living reincarnation of Eva Perón.

    Thank God it looks like Evita Peron. I am proud to be Argentine, learn from Peron who taught us social justice, economic independence and political sovereignty.

    Look at the economy a mess, a joke, terminal stage.

    Today the economy was never so well, better than before, significantly decreased unemployment, fiscal balance and no distribution of wealth. Of course a long way yet, but it is the way forward. Thanks to Nestor and Cristina do not follow the International Monetary Fund. Just look at Europe and England even see the economic disaster that are the product of large-scale economic corruption of the United States and England.
    Remember Falkland institutional cause of all Argentines, of all political stripes and generations and is the unifying factor of all citizens beyond the current government.

    6 Benito: Do ​​not condemn you, you will have your own reasons, I respect you, but you're wrong. Leave the hatred and resentment towards your land, do not be a tool of colonialism and imperialism and be an instrument of peace, dialogue between peoples. Remember Perez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize and understand. Thank you very much.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nitrojuan

    Briton your answer and behaviour are tipical british, I can not do anything, not even the kelpers convenser but they can do something for their lives and future generations, an agreement for the 3 parts are satisfied, if they insist in its colonialist nationalism will be left alone and bitter in this global village, maybe in my small contribution and as a citizen of the world but can provide an alternative glad all three, but I think superior interests not agree.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Large scale economic corruption? Sources please....

    You may of not of heard the phrase 'Pot calling the kettle black'

    Now I'm not suggesting any country is without elements of corruption but I think it would be a very brave man to call the USA/UK corrupt in comparison to Argentina.

    I'd actually support dialogue if it wasn't for the immovable position Argentina has against the wishes of the people of the Falkland Islands, that's not dialogue, that is simply demanding an outcome against the indigenous people of the land and is the same pure colonialism Britain displayed hundreds of years ago.

    Also I'd remind you all of those resolutions are non-binding (and out-of-date) which means the UK is not obliged/obligated in anyway to open them, the UN has given the UK the choice and the UK has chosen not to open a dialogue.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Gaucho Rivero

    @ 4 AndyMcDonald's

    We agree on the fact that most of us have European roots (I'm an Italian Argentine), but saying that Argentina is not a nation is just bolloc*s.

    If we are not a nation, I guess the Malvinas Islands is not one either, there you have brits, plastic brits, and people from Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden and so on,

    Por que tanto resentimiento ? sos un benny ?

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    12 nitrojuan
    no it is not,,, you have to understand and exept, that if the islanders wish to remain British, that is the end of it, its called democracy,

    It has nothing to do with being British to your extent,
    If the islanders voted to be
    Argentinean American French or even guanos from the planet grotto,
    You have to except that whether you like it or not,
    You cannot demand that they become argentine or else,
    That’s dictatorship [is it not?]

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Gaucho Rivero

    @ 15 Briton

    No, we don't want you to become Argentine, the islanders can be as british as they want (there are more brits in mainland Argentina than in the islands), we just want our islands under argentinan sovereignty

    you ought to “understand and accept” that

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nitrojuan

    No briton that is the eternal discuss.,, for us and for all our generations (and almost all the world) will be Malvinas Argentinas.. that´s never change, so the decition is only for kelpers or british if they want to sit down to talk or show to the world what really they are.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    16 El Gaucho
    you ought to “understand and accept” that

    Well we don't understand and accept that. It's Argentina that hasn't got the islands so it's Argentina that needs to understand and accept that.

    Tell me something El Gaucho. Will you all be listening to CFK tonight or can you just have the chip inserted by the clinics in the morning? LOL! Just a joke old boy! I'd hate you to take it as an act of military aggression.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Hey, I'm back! In these last few days I've been afraid that I might drift away :) Nothing has changed. The Falklands still are The Falklands.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Gaucho Rivero

    @ 18 The Malvinas are Argentinas

    Nah, I couldn't care less, I have not voted for CFK, I never did and never will... I have to work tonight and I'll be sleeping by 19:00 hs, so I guess I'll find out later or read it in the news tomorrow. Please do not take this as an economic blockade

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    Good for You Suzy, a Strong spirit and Right on Your side!!!!

    Long Live the Falklands.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    20 El Gaucho


    Have a good sleep and make sure you have a good breakfast. You can't run an economic blockade on an empty stomach.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Gaucho Rivero

    @ 8

    Hey Nancy, stop copying and pasting the same comment all over this forum, we already got the idea, as you are 16, so turn off the computer, go to your bedroom and jack it, you brave plastic brit

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benito

    11 Raul

    You say “I really do not think you're Argentina”, why is that Raul because I have a different opinion than you? You say, “because we do not forget our veterans”. Good for you. No we shouldn't forget that war or why it was fought. You on the other hand insult the memory of all those who lost their life when you suggest that only nationalists like yourself can “remember them”!

    You say “We are very proud of our President”. Who is this “we”? All of Argentina? You speak for the whole nation? CFK got 54% of the vote last year, out of a 79% turnout. You know as well as me at least half of the country is fed up with CFK. There is no “we” in Argentina or anywhere else. You don't speak for me, you speak for yourself as I speak for myself.

    “ If you have no doubt read the 10 UN resolutions have called for the United Kingdom to sit down and negotiate our sovereignty”

    These are routine UN resolutions, there has been no Security Council resolutions since the Malvinas War. The islanders should be left to live in peace. If it was not for this constant barrage of abuse directed at them and their existence there would be no problem.

    “Thank God it looks like Evita Peron. I am proud to be Argentine, learn from Peron who taught us social justice, economic independence and political sovereignty.”

    CFK is not Eva Peron she is using the legend of Peron. CFK is deliberately using the conflict to deflect attention away from her mismanagement of the economy. Our inflation rate is one of the highest in the world and all the doctoring of the statistics isn't fooling anyone. Our newspapers have been stopped from reporting these facts. Look at the new terrorism law, it takes us back to the 70's. Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo has said said this, as have many others. It can allow the state to imprison people for up to 15 years for activities as diverse as marching in protests or pulling money out of banks. Can you defend this law? You think you will be immune to this?

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Was absent for a couple of days. Well, to be honest, I've really lost my interest on this subject, it was nice discussing things for a week or two, but I have other activites to perform.

    My conclusions are CFK is now pushing this too fast but more fundamentally too far, and she does need a diplomatic rebuke, preferibly coming from South America in order to prevent her from utilizing “imperialism” piffle. Too bad the opposition did not hold their ground (they should have never agreed to attend this gathering convened by CFK, especially when it was not disclosed to them in advance what the purpose of it will be).

    I have one question though: Would the UK have agreed, prior to 1982, to a “partial” handover? That is, East Falkland remaining British being home to 99.5% of the population and preserving their status and wishes, but West Falkland having been ceded?

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    11 Raul

    Regarding 24 Benito

    What's the name of that Argentine on here who is always doing the language tests? I can't remember his name. The one who cocked up over the lawyer AG Cowes. Anyway, you better get him and put Benito through the test. He is obviously British. LOL!

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 24 He feels frustrated, year after year waiting for his dream to come true, and nothing has happened yet. You must understand him :) Don't pay atention to what he says, he's a fool who sleeps with the picture of Evita between his arms.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljb

    @ Suzy #8

    Well said.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 26 His name is Rosa, or Ginger, it depends on the fake hair he's wearing.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    17 nitrojuan (#)
    No briton that is the eternal discuss.,, for us and for all our generations (and almost all the world) will be Malvinas Argentinas

    [did I understand right, you think the world should be Malvinas Argentina]
    I think the world would bitterly object to that,

    The islands are not yours full stop,

    And if you have the RIGHT to claim, then others have the RIGHT to claim parts of Argentina do they not.


    Feb 07th, 2012 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    29 Xbox


    Calling Rosa or Ginger!

    You need to put Benito (24 and 6) through your language test. I'm afraid that either he is British or his chip has become dislodged.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (6) & (24) Benito

    You never responded me before......
    Many of your British friends are present here today.....
    You could maybe use this opportunity to prove that you are what you say you are... Afellow Argentinean.....

    Four-five lines in (good redacted) Spanish responding to this request would suffice, dear Mr. Domingo.....

    Do you “Think” you could manage?

    Must stop now.... The speech is getting more interesting

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Falklands are British

    That's right, your name is Think; I'd forgotten. The linguist! Oust him with your fool -proof test Thinky-boy. Just like you did AG Cowes. LOL!

    Don't tell me CFK is actually on the air waves with it. LOL!

    Do keep us informed. Some of us are bored.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Do keep us informed. Some of us are bored.

    she wants britain to give peace a chance :-)

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 11:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    'Give peace a chance'!!!

    Sometimes you really couldn't make it up! When reality is stranger than fiction!

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fermin

    This is Unbelivable, how can they talk about the Malvinas as if their past/present/future was not determined by other countries and LONDON in special!

    They are part of the UK, everything has to do with the british conservatives ambition of Grabbing Resources and putting their military warships in this side of the WORLD, so important geo-pollitically, SO CLOSE TO THE ANTARTIC CONTINENT.

    Feb 07th, 2012 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    ”Only the Falklands can determine its political future “not London, not Buenos Aires”

    Self-determination?what a flimsy argument.The 3.000 Falklands´dwellers can be placed easily in one of the corners
    of either Old Trafford or Stamford bridge

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    36 fermin

    No, we are not part of the UK.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 12:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    LAN Chile is a private company that suspended this flight in 1998 after London arrested Pinochet... poor ambassador, lack ofmargumenys perhaps???

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 12:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    39 Alejomartinez

    And the funny thing was, that the flight came back as soon as we had signed the 1999 agreement. What a strange coincidence.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 12:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Susy “I've been following this site for sometime”
    AndyMac “I have been reading your posts on here on and off for some time”

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 12:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rob the argentine

    Tobias (#25). UK offered twice to start negotiations about the Falkland's issue. The second time was during the last government of Peron, who never took it seriously.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 01:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    not London, not Buenos Aires? forgiveness??? to 3,200 islanders decide? if they can not even fill among all the ladies room liverpool stadium! this is funny.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 06:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    2 Viscount Falkland
    4 AndyMac
    7 Xect
    8 Suzy
    10 The British
    24 benito
    27 xbarilox
    34 stick on the board

    Learn from John Lennon and Perez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize.
    Give up hatred and resentment towards Argentina. Their claims are just as expressed by 99.99% of the Argentines of all political parties and religious beliefs in Argentina and Latin America.
    This conflict is not resolved with resentment and revanchism. Resolved to peace and dialogue.
    As Luther King said: There are no roads to peace, peace is the way. I think most of the English people have the same deep feeling. Peace, dialogue and Nonviolence.

    John Lennon phrases that apply to British aggression and humanitarian bombing civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya and threats to Argentina and Iran.

    “Give peace a chance to” ..... “I can not believe I condecoren. I thought it was necessary to drive tanks and win wars. ”....“ If we take the power, would have the task of cleaning the bourgeoisie and keeping people in a revolutionary state of mind. ”
    Lennon returned his medal Member of the Order of the British Empire in September 1969, through a letter addressed to his own Queen of England and sent to St. James Palace in London. The musician took this decision by the UK involvement in the Biafran war of secession, by the British Government's support to the U.S. invasion of Vietnam and the censorship of his song 'Cold Turkey', because references to including drugs.
    ”Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE (acronym for which knows the logo) as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra issue, against our support for the U.S. in Vietnam and against falling 'Cold Turkey' on the music charts. With love, John Lennon, ”reads the letter he wrote the music to the queen, as reported by 'Music News' collected by otr / press. Now, the Medal of the Order of the British Empire, could end up in a museum as fans demand musician.
    If John is really a true revolutionary of peace and nonviolence.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Filippo

    Argentina hate all the pirates of Malvinas, go home pirates, you are on OUR land, you occupy OUR farms, you fish OUR seas. You are colonials pirates in occupation of our land for almost 200 years, you have no rights we will remove you.

    We will not tolerate your piracy we hate you.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    I agree only the illegal aliens can deside if they will return to their country or become Argentine's since illegal aliens can't just make up a flag and divide territory for themselves. if Argentina lets them I will like to invite every Argentine to take land and set up a flag on every multinational mining property and sell every independent Argentine miner rights to mine, Argentines got to learn play like the pirats in Malvinas, selling everyone license to fish in the Malvinas area as UK does would be a great way to show UK we can play the theft game as well or even better than them.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    44 Raul
    We have had 'peace and dialogue'. We have had talks and agreements with Argentina.
    You have broken them all. Every last one.
    You are in no position to lecture us. You are a hypocrite and so is your country.

    Your approach of bullying and intimidating Falkland Islanders is not peaceful, it's not constructive, and it isn't even legal. It's the approach most likely to fail of everything you could have chosen (actually they are all going to fail from your point of view) It's vile, and until you can come up with something useful to say, I think you should stop parroting the same old rubbish. We are not taken in by you.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    47 Monty69

    Learn from John Lennon and Perez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize.
    Calm down and read without prejudice to Resolution 2065. It is very clear about it. To write the resolution at the United Nations were studied and contrasted both Argentine and British foundations and scholars and historians of the subject, watched the historical and social processes of conflict originated in 1833 and concluded and found that the Argentine arguments are robust and true and so prevalent principle of territorial integrity over self-determination. Argentines were expelled and prevented their return. History says so.

    As I put myself in your shoes, please you, if you in the shoes of the Argentines, who suffered the colonial dispossession in 1833. You do this exercise. Remember the four English invasions suffered by our country and the size and voltage of death and violence which caused England. Imagine now the suffering of the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya with its humanitarian bombing civilians and see who is the colonialist. Remember that in the Committee of the UN decolonization, of the 16 cases of colonialism, 10 correspond to the UK. Including the Falklands, Gibraltar and others to give you an example.
    United Kingdom continues to genocides around the world and has the gall to talk about self-determination when they forget to reference the English is that this principle does not apply to the Falkland Islands, because as recognized by the United Nations population is implanted, as it indicated in a dozen resolutions of the General Assembly since 1965 and expressed each year by the Special Committee on Decolonization. ”The appeal to self-determination English settlers, is unfounded, being even contradictory to the history of other territorial disputes involving the British and Hong Kong and the island of Diego Garcia.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    The UN has never said that we are an 'implanted population', has never said the the Falkland Islands is an integral part of your territory, and has never said that we don't have the right to self determination. The 2010 Decolonisation Committee press release expressly said that all 16 territories had the right to determine their own future.

    You have made all of that up and you are a liar and a troll. I have nothing more to say to you.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CameronHighlander

    48 Raul

    The English invasion of your country? When was that?

    You mean the British landings made on Río de la Plata between 1806 and 1807 during the Napoleonic Wars, carried out by the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot - The Highland Light Infantry a Scottish Regiment, part of a British Army.

    My God man how far back do you morons need to go? Not only didn't your country exist in 1806 but your great, great, great, great, grandparents would have been sucking mommies milk somewhere in Europe at that time. Indeed some of your ancestors could have been on the British side. It's almost incredible to think someone is scrapping the barrel so deep they have to drag this one up.

    You people really do make yourselves look like complete buffoons.

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    we agree with that

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • UKOwnsArgentina

    My research proves that Britain has had a continuous claim to Argentina since 1806. It is as relevant as the Argentine claim over the Falkland Islands and I propose the UK government take it to the UN.

    I propose an economic and shipping blockade by Latin America, Royal Navy harassment of Argentine shipping, the suspension of air links and constant ratcheting up of the rhetoric and tension, followed by a claim that Argentina is militarising itself in defence. And a call on the UN Security Council to take action against them.

    There we go. I am sure you can see our claim is as relevant as theirs!

    Feb 08th, 2012 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    49 Monty69

    Why do you refuse to read carefully the resolution 2065 and the Next 10? Each year the Committee on Decolonization United Nations calls upon the parties to resolve a dispute of sovereignty. No self-determination.
    It was approved by 94 votes in favor, none against and 14 abstentions
    Argentina achieved with the statement that the United Nations should interfere in the Malvinas Islands Question, recognize the existence of a sovereignty dispute, the solution of the problem supeditasen to negotiations between the two countries taking into account the interests of the islanders, leaving aside the principle of self-determination required by Resolution 1514 (XV), because not asked the United Kingdom which would grant independence to the Falkland or take into account the wishes of the islanders.
    On March 18, 1966 an information circular of the General Secretariat of the United Nations informed the UN members that from that date, the name of the islands in the official records of the agency would ”Falkland (Malvinas)“ documents in English and ”Falkland (Malvinas)” for documents in Castilian.
    The resolution was ratified in 1973 by Resolution 3160, XXVIII, with 116 votes in favor, 14 abstentions and none against, in 1976 Resolution 31/49 confirmed the above and added.
    (...) Urges both parties to refrain from taking decisions that would imply introducing unilateral modifications in the situation while the islands are undergoing a process recommended in the aforementioned resolutions (...)
    Added that motivated the United Kingdom voted against, was approved by 102 votes, with 32 abstentions.
    Other similar resolutions were: 37/9 of the General Assembly, November 4, 1982 (37/9) adopted by 90 countries, 12 votes against and 52 abstentions, the resolution recognized that the war ended five months ago did not alter the validity or the nature of the dispute. Annually, the General Assembly and the Special Committee on Decolonization, continued acting in the same direction.

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