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Falklands economic growth could benefit Argentina if attitudes change, says visiting minister

Thursday, February 13th 2014 - 03:19 UTC
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Minister of State for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Rt. Honourable Hugo Swire currently making his first visit to the Falklands reiterated on Wednesday his previously expressed opinion that the attitude of the present Argentine government towards the Islands denies to the people of Argentina an opportunity for economic growth as well as denying the fundamental right of self-determination to the population of the Islands. Read full article


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  • A_neuTroll_Observer

    End to economic bullying by Argentina? Agree.
    End to threats of flights? Agree.
    Leave the people of the Falklands in peace? Agree.
    Economic cooperation and dialogue with the Falklands or UK?


    Feb 13th, 2014 - 03:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    Now if only Argentina would GF themselves and leave the Falklands alone to develop deeper economic and social ties with Chile and Uruguay.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 04:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    I dont want to post much more in island related articles but I will only add this.

    The reality is Argentina had a very good cut out of the whole thing in the 1990s when it had a shared split of any possible oil revenues in the future thanks to good will diplomacy and a normalization of ties with the UK.

    Menem even laid wreath at the British memorials in London for the war in 1982. Something unthinkable today. The government understood that the concept of diplomacy back then was in order to negotiate you can’t pretend to get the whole pie…

    Kirchner destroyed this arrangement in 2007… And his wife’s chauvinistic government toke the rhetoric so far away that’s impossible to reset the diplomacy at its previous format for Arg in the future.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 04:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Patience could have won the Falklands for Argentina.

    But 1982 together with Kitchnerism has destroyed that possibility forever.

    The Argentine government has the patience of a 16 year old virgin in a brothel.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 05:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_neuTroll_Observer

    Funny that you would know about 16 year olds so well...

    (and about virgins).

    (and about brothels).

    (and about patience)

    (and about women)


    (brought to you by 120.9 TROLL FM, soon to be transmitting on a new frequency to avoid censure)

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 06:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic


    The very sad thing is that Argentina already cooperates with the UK. There are hundreds of UK businesses operating in Argentina, I assume these are mutually beneficial. If you want this to stop fair enough, but that isn't the current scenario.

    Argentina save their economic sanctions for the Falkland Islanders, not Britian, just the islanders....the very people they deny exist. How sad and pathetic is that?

    Racist turd Stevie pretends this has something to do with Iraq or Afghanistan or debts or some other shit, but it can't be...otherwise there would be sanctions against the UK. Nope, just the islanders.

    A bit pathetic...and cowardly.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 07:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    Another example of the crass stupidity and nastiness of the current Argentine regime!

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 07:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    “Falklands economic growth could benefit Argentina if attitudes change, says visiting minister”

    HA!! You'd be better off looking for rocking horse s**t or hen's teeth rather that waiting for “attitudes to change” in argentina.

    The people, the government are so brainwashed that a change in attitude seems very unlikely.

    But still, f**k 'em!! SA needs the Falklands Islands more than the Falkland Islands needs SA so if they don't want to play. no problem at all!!

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 08:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Oh, seems Nostrils will change his name again soon.

    But not his ineffectiveness nor his inferiority complex.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    @ 3 CabezaDura2: “And his wife’s chauvinistic government”

    I would rather call it completely erratic, and the policy decided on today's whim.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Argentina's position in the Global Corruption Index is 106th position while Uruguay and Chile have scores around 20th. With a fantasy government statistics office called INDEC which fails to produce the real inflation rate and politicians that openly tell lies at the UN and break agreements with the UK on Falkland fisheries, flights and hydrocarbons there is every reason not to have any trust or confidence with this or any other Argentine regime. Argentina has become the laughingstock of Latin America.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    The opportunities for Uruguayan, Chilean and Brazilian companies (or international companies based there) to take part in the economic developments in the Falkland Islands are very substantial. The forward looking Uruguayans are the first to react, and to see that their best interest is not served by slavishly following Argentina's failing foreign policy. Look for the Chileans and Brazilians to follow.

    That would be normal life in a regional context. Argentine businesses ? Well, there would be a lot of law to rescind. And no-one would let them anywhere near anything strategic. International companies based in Argentina....of course, why not.

    You are welcome to join us and serve your own economic interests as well as ours. Those who stay away will not prevent us from moving forward to develop our country for future generations, hopefully in peace.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Navy chief accused Argentina of 'unacceptable harassment'
    cruise liner he was travelling on after its crew were ordered to lower the British flag in Buenos Aires

    the ship had basically been threatened with a very punitive fine - about 10,000 US dollars - and also told there would be 'trouble' in inverted commas
    The British government will complain AGAIN for the millionth time.
    Please CFK don’t insult us, we will tell your mummy,
    Please, we beg you; we will give you one of our carriers if you leave us alone,
    We no longer have the backbone to stand up to you,
    Please we beg you, leave us along, wail , ,wail, ,,

    Eye say, when are we going to put a stop to this humiliation,

    When they treat us like this,
    stop the bullying,,,,stop the bullying.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    “Arg policies is counterproductive and had not achieved anything”.........on the contrary, its diplomatic approach is the correct in the dispute of the isles sov.
    ”much needed (?) recovery of Arg could involve cooperation with, BUT (BUT) that would require recognition of soverignity (in dispute)”. So, what UK is looking with business is THEIR recognition of soverignity, specially in matters of natural reosources.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    This business about the Red Ensign has to be the most laughable of all the news that's come out of Argentina recently.

    It's a good job Argentine flagged vessels are incapable of reaching UK shores or there'd be pressure to reciprocate which would be embarrassing.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    menem´s government was a disaster in many aspects, but he had a good team in cancillería, most of all because of vicecanciller cisneros.
    he was the one who understood that after losing a war, all you can or have to do was to try to bring the things back as they were before the war.
    that is to try to reestablish the commerce and cooperation with the islands, etc.
    for some reasons (kirchner had something or a lot to do) all those attempts failed miserably.

    now, sadly, the “economic growth” of the islands cannot benefit countries like argentina or brazil in any way.
    guess they play in different leagues.
    but probably they can benefit uruguay.
    with the current governments in south america, they will have to make up their mind whether they want to play with the islands and maybe chile, or with the rest of south america.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    they want to play with the islands and maybe chile, or with the rest of south America.

    you mean, grow with the Falkland's,
    or sink with the rest,


    Feb 13th, 2014 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Well said, Minister Swire. Another Falklands advantage is its membership in the European Union, and Falklands' bringing the EU closer to Argentina could benefit Argentina's economy too. After all, Argentina is negotiating with the EU now and having Falklands close by could be a boon to Argentina - if Argentina chose to look at the Falklands through the lens of being a good neighbour, not being a bully.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_neuTroll_Observer

    The Falkland Islands could benefit one single solitary neighborhood in Rio Gallegos economically, any under 5.000 inhabitants. That's all.

    I love the open-air hallucinations of the British. The Falklands with 3.000 can affect a continent of 300.000.000 (that's one hundred THOUSAND times larger), but the other way around its irrelevant.

    What do these people inject before posting here? Are all Anglos drug addicts?

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    I feel ashamed to be argentine. I'm really sorry you have to put up with all the crap our government pull on you.

    I hope things change someday, but i don't expect it anytime soon under this regime.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The Malvinas are Argentine. Therefore, the Falklands should only grow to allow Argentina.

    Take a tugboat and take this Fantasy Island to the River Thames.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_neuTroll_Observer


    I hope things change. Leave them alone so we can be left alone.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Whether a misintrepretation of what Min Swire said, or whether in fact he did say what is headlined, but what the Falklands does not need, nor should it be persuaded, to give up any of its hard earned economic growth to Argentina. That would signal a beginning of an end, if not a slight tripping on one's own hard won sword. It is foolish to suggest Argentina could share in the delights of an economically sustainable Falklands, with perhaps a bountiful future ahead in the 2020's. The Arg sovereignty claim enshrined in the Arg constitution is the Falklands crown jewel.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy65

    Did anyone watch the programme on BB3 last night on sexual appetites (seriously) in Argentina
    Would you believe they have special bars where people once a week be it married or in relationships go to cheat on their partners
    So Argentines are in deed a nation of Thieves liars and now cheats.
    The British host was shocked how dirty and forward Argentine men were.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doggy Rap

    Poor Brasileiro he must be triplets or at least twins - one single person cannot be so marvellously stupid all by himself.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @14 Could you try a different songsheet please? The one that you're using is REDUNDANT! Even the ICJ says that SELF-DETERMINATION trumps all. Neither “territorial integrity” nor “historic title” even get close. Not that argieland could ever legitimately claim either. And you can forget UN GA resolutions as well. You can cut all these down to “It might be nice if........” Meaningless. Reinforced by the FACT that all UN GA resolutions are NON-BINDING. How long is it going to take before you lot realise that you've LOST!

    Do tell us what you're going to do if the Falkland Islands become independent, except for the defence treaty with the UK? The treaty where the Falkland Islands Government will make its entire territory available for British forces training and exercises. In exchange for the Falkland Islands having a say in how big the British garrison should be, the number and type of combat aircraft to be based there, the number of surface naval vessels that will be permanently or temporarily based at the Falklands or in the vicinity. And the frequency of visits by British nuclear-powered submarines. There might even be one or more submarine bases with underwater entrances. If they aren't there already. After all, we built the tunnel under the English Channel. A submarine naval base would be child's play by comparison. And how many Typhoons are already there? Ever considered the underground hangars? An RAF squadron is usually composed of 12 aircraft. So what's there? One squadron? Two? Four? Get used to it. The Falkland Islands will be what THEY want to be. You don't get a say. Fun for you. Watching the tankers and then sailing AWAY. Without even a pint of oil for you. Because the Falkland Islands will be able to afford the British forces they want.
    @20 I understand. And I do feel sorry for someone intelligent who can see the criminality of “your” government. Only thing I can suggest is to get together with like-minded people, and leave!

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    25 Rap.........thanks

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    it is preferable than having the problems of sexual abuse and violence the uk has.

    “According to a news report on BBC One presented in 12 November 2007, there were 85,000 women raped in the UK in the previous year, equating to about 230 cases every day. The 2006-07 British Crime Survey reports that 1 in every 200 women suffered from rape in that period. It also showed that only 800 people were convicted of rape crimes that same year, meaning that less than 1 in every 100 reports of rape led to a conviction.[152][153] According to a study in 2009 by the NSPCC on young people aged between 13-18, a third of girls and 16% of boys have experienced sexual violence and that as many as 250,000 teenage girls are suffering from abuse at any one time.[154][155] 12% of boys and 3% of girls reported committing sexual violence against their partners.”

    so, thieves, pirates and sexual abusers...
    no wonder why their biggest “heroes” are cromwell and jimmy saville.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    28 paulcedron


    “no wonder why their biggest “heroes” are cromwell and jimmy saville”

    Please, please, please think before you open your mouth otherwise you may look like a complete and utter moron......... oops!! Too late for that.

    My advice?

    The very next time someone says “Penny for your thoughts” SELL!!

    You see how GREAT Great Britain is?

    Even the people that we have tried to forget about are still famous throughout the world.

    Where as, I am betting, your homegrown “Hero's” ( to a man, a collection of murderers, Thieves, liars and cheats ) No one else in the whole world has ever heard of them.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    You see how GREAT Great Britain is?

    no, dumbass, it is just a tiny little island.

    “No one else in the whole world has ever heard of them.”
    because our murderers, thieves, liars and cheaters are not so big and important than the british.
    guess you are proud of that.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    30 paulcedron

    “no, dumbass, it is just a tiny little island.”

    Yeah, and we STILL manged to re-gain the Falkland Islands in 1982 even though we were outnumbered 3 to 1 by your troops

    You see how GREAT Great Britain is?

    But still, I guess YOU can be proud of that...............

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I have been giving a little attention to the various mood swings in “a cold prune aka paulcedron” has exhibited of late.

    Sometimes he is even critical of TMBOA though I suspect having just lost his employment has prompted that, then, without warning we get the abject nonsense of 28 and 39 above.

    Now where have we seen this before from a now defunct argie poster: of course DanyBerger, the one without a brain. At least the previous DB did have a brain and used it until La Camping-It-Up slapped him senseless again.

    So there we have it, DanyBerger incarnate: paulcedron!

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    32 ChrisR

    You mean.....!!! You mean....!!! You mean that argie posters are just creating a new tag for themselves in a desperate attempt to conceal their true identity???

    And there was I, thinking that poor, brain dead, paulcedron was just another poor brain dead La Campora stooge.

    Poor, poor Dany. Looks like even a new identity can't hide his stupidity.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @30 paulcedron
    You are right. Britain is a little island belong to France's King. Conde de Aquitaine, vassalo from Louis, King of France, conquer in 1066.
    You are right!

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    Since last year i started to save cash so i get to leave the country, but the inflation and restrictions are making things very complicated.
    You have no idea how much i'm looking forward to get out of here soon.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    23- toilet cleaner/ uruguayan boot licker chris r:
    “Sometimes he is even critical of TMBOA though I suspect having just lost his employment has prompted that, then, without warning we get the abject nonsense of 28 and 39 above.”

    i suspect you need to get a girlfriend.
    or better, to get a life.

    33 toostupid

    that is the problem with poor ignorants like you and toilet cleaner chris.
    you dont have the slightest idea of what la campora is, how many they are etc., and yet you think the argentines here belong to that group.

    to put the things a bit clearer for you, they are the argentine version of stupids like you.

    luckily they are very, very few.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Go son. Go with God.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @21, 27, 34, 37, Brazzo, I gave you some good advice in a different blog, which seems to have been too profound for your little brain to here goes again :
    “Sometimes it is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are an imbecile, than to open it and prove them right””
    @25 Doggy, you're right...his attempts to write English are obviously a joint effort of a bunch of morons as stupid as he is...but the numbnut ideas behind the remarks, are all to his exclusive credit...

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    All in due time.
    Hopefully if things go as i expect, i'll be out of here this year.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Hopefully if things go as i expect, i'll be out of here this year.”

    and what would be “here”?
    the islets?
    this world?

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Why are you Argies watching BBC television,

    we hope you have a licence for it,
    its a hundred quid fine if you aint..

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    Argentina, i don't think i need to clarify this as i've already stated my nationality in post nº20

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Has anyone read the two articles on Argentina on The Economist today?

    Tearing shreds off is a kind way to describe them.

    The Falklands are the national obsession of Argentina because they are so powerless to fix their problems.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    Haven't looked at the articles but I mostly agree with your last sentence.
    Just said mostly because a vast majority of us are just sick of the use and abuse of this lost cause by megalomaniacs like the Junta and now CFK.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    Provincia de Buenos Aires, i cannot disclose my location for now.
    As for the football, never been a fan of sports, but Boca is the team of my choice.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @23 falklandlad,
    My thoughts, exactly.
    Why should they share, after all they've done?
    lt would only reinforce to them that bullying pays off.
    @46 Sir Rodderick Bodkin,
    Good luck in your adventures.
    lts a pity that you have to do this as Argentina should be a very rich country with plenty of opportunities.
    lf you are a man & under 35years old, have you considered work on an oil-rig?
    They must be needing people as l get offers of employment sent to my computer at least twice a week.
    They don't know my circumstances, just my email address.
    A few years in oil production would give you a nice nest egg.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Tarquin Fin

    I would have thought the last economic crisis would be enough to jolt Argentina out of its complacency and empower a desire for change and rebuilding.

    Unfortunately it has just led to a repeat of the exact same policies that have failed before.

    I don't know how it would be possible to change Argentina's direction.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    36 paulcedron

    “you dont have the slightest idea of what la campora is, how many they are etc., and yet you think the argentines here belong to that group”

    No I don't!!! There are some Argentine posters on here of the “Simon68” ilk, who have their heads screwed on straight and think that what is best for argentina is not to steal everything that is not tied down and make off on your private jet with all the profits.

    There some Argentine posters on here ( believe it or not ) who believe that paying people what you owe them is a good idea and that 1 days work = 1 days pay.

    Those Argentine posters, those who are free thinkers and those who have not been told what their opinion is, those posters I can respect and have a conversation with.

    You on the other hand, who clearly came down in the last rain shower, who think that, just because they post something on here, that they are immediately right. You can't respect.

    BTW champ, I notice that, in your eagerness to insult friend “ChrisR” you didn't actually deny that you are a more modern incarnation of that peppy little spitf**k DanyBerger.

    So from that I can only assume that friend “ChrisR” saw right through you. Too bad Dany, lifes a b*tch. Now, GFO.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @30 Paul
    “You see how GREAT Great Britain is?

    no, dumbass, it is just a tiny little island”

    That's why Gollum sh1ts himself if Argentina even suspects a UK submarine is in the Atlantic.

    Its pathetic that a giant country like Argentina got their asses kicked by a few thousand Brits from a tiny country in 1982.

    We had to come from across the world to do it-and you still lost!

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    Thank you, Isolde. :)
    I wish i could stay but life is getting complicated here, i'm living with fear of losing my job since 1 year ago, my salary isn't enough, my purchasing power and standard of living has decreased rapidly throughout the years under the K regime.
    I'm afraid of things that might happen giving the current political/economic situation and i don't really want to put up with this anymore.

    I'm a 26 years old man with no experience in that field, but i'd like to work on that kind of job as it seems very interesting and something i could learn and gain some experience, i think.
    By the way. What oil extraction company are you getting the emails from?
    I'd move right away if given such opportunity. A friend i met on FB from Falkland Islands also offered me an opportunity, he told me to send him my CV to see if he can find something for me.

    I'm saving all the money i can for when the moment arrives.

    Well spoken, respect!!

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “ i cannot disclose my location for now.”
    who are you? the superagente 86?

    again, you don´t have the slightest idea about argentina, the ultra k, la campora, quebracho, etc, and yet you insist in posting nonsense.
    you dont know the difference between them nor the conflicts they have with most of us.

    to be against a group, agrupación, political party or whatever you want, you need to know them well.
    well, it is not your case.

    it seems many here like to flaunt about the british military power.
    funny, because you have never won a war without the help of the u.s.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    @46 That's none of your business, you are just another kirchnerite/camporista trying to do some intel, i know you all very well.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 10:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    yo kirchnerista?

    you know me very well?
    where from, you paranoid?
    you are as argentinian as jack the ripper, so stop lying

    this issue, on the other hand, is diplomatic.
    it has nothing to do with party politics.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin


    So you think i'm not from Argentina. Well, i couldn't care less to be honest.
    To each their own.

    Feb 13th, 2014 - 11:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @51 Sir Roderick Bodkin,
    Got a few email addresses for you.
    Please be careful, l don't know any of these companies, l think that they are genuine.
    Just beware of scammers.
    Many more but thats a start.
    You may have to pay a fee to a recruiting company, but if you do it would be once only.
    Don't keep sending money to anyone.
    Good luck
    Bon Chance.

    Feb 14th, 2014 - 09:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    @45 Tarquin
    Is your full name Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F'tang-F'tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel?

    Feb 14th, 2014 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    54 paulcedron

    Looks like you've just been rumbled by friend “Sir Rodderick Bodkin” as well.

    WOW, you “La Campora” posters must be so transparent........

    Feb 14th, 2014 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    52 paulcedron
    Many here like to flaunt about the british military power.
    Funny, because you have never won a war without the help of the u.s.
    Back to front, just a view—

    How many wars have the British won
    Best AnswerVoter's Choice
    • davidjohnston29 answered 3 years ago
    It can be a little difficult to answer a question like this. Did the British win the War of 1812 by retaining Canada, or just pull off a tie by ensuring that boundaries would remain unchanged? Were the Napoleonic Wars a single war, or four or five different and connected wars? Do the wars in India that were fought by the East India Company count as British wars? I tell you what. Here's the list of wars that Britain has fought since unification in 1707. You can decide for yourself what qualifies.
    Other Answers (6)
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    Andrew Newman answered 3 years ago
    War of the Spanish Succession (1702–1713) - won
    Queen Anne's War (1702–1713) - won
    Jacobite Rebellions 1715-16; 1719; 1745–46) -won
    Clifton Moor Skirmish, near Penrith (1745) - won
    Battle of Culloden (1746) - won
    War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718–1720) - won
    War of Jenkins' Ear (1739–1742) - DRAW
    War of the Austrian Succession (1742–1748) - stalemate
    King George's War (1744–1748) - DRAW
    Seven Years' War (1756–1763) - won
    French and Indian War (1754–1763) - won
    Anglo-Cherokee War (1759–1763) - won
    Pontiac's Rebellion (1763–1766) - won
    First Anglo-Mysore War (1766–1769) - won
    American War of Independence (1775–1783) -lost
    First Anglo-Maratha War (1775–1782) - won
    Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780–1784) - won
    Second Anglo-Mysore War (1780–1784) - won
    Third Anglo-Mysore War (1789–1792) - won
    Australian frontier wars (1788-1930s) - won
    French Revolutionary Wars (1793–1802) - DRAw
    Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798–1799) - won
    Irish Rebellion -won

    this is just a snap shot but gives you a GOOD idea but please be awere in the

    Feb 14th, 2014 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “ because you have never won a war without the help of the u.s.”

    The US helped you out in 1982 and you lost:

    Argentine Chinooks used in 1982 war=US
    Argentine Bell Huey Helicopters used in 1982 war=US
    Argentine Skyhawks used in 1982 war=US
    His Dishonourable Fascistness Galteiri's General Belgrano used in 1982=US
    Argentine Hercules aircraft used in 1982 war (including the one that bombed a civilian ship) =US
    Amtrack landing craft used in 1982=US
    US Mercenaries fighting for Argentina on Mt Longdon in 1982=US
    Argentine Beechcraft Turbo Mentor used in 1982=US
    Argentine Lockheed maritime patrol aircraft used in 1982=US
    Boeing 707 reconnaissance aircraft ( that Mrs Thatcher refused Navy permission to shoot down) used in 1982=US
    Argentine Learjet reconnaissance aircraft=US

    Feb 14th, 2014 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    52 paulcedron
    Many here like to flaunt about the british military power.
    Funny, because you have never won a war without the help of the u.s.
    Back to front, just a view—
    How many wars has America fought and how many has it won without foreign help?
    Best AnswerAsker's Choice
    • o41655 answered 7 years ago
    Well, let's go through the big ones:

    1. War for Independence--French, Dutch, and Spanish allies.

    2. War of 1812--no allies, but no clear victory either.

    3. Mexican War--no allies; significant USA victory leading to massive land transfer.

    4. Civil War--all American.

    5. Spanish-American War--USA joins a pre-existing rebellion against Spanish rule in Cuba and in the Phillipines.

    6. World War I--USA joins war relatively late; many Allied nations.

    7. World War II--USA joins war in 1941; numerous Allies.

    8. Korean War--USA allied with South Korea. No victory for either side.

    9. Viet Nam War--USA allied with South Vietnam. Other allies were South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and a few more. South Korea provided the second largest group of non-Vietnamese soldiers. War ends with defeat of South Viet Nam--no USA victory.

    So, “How many wars has America fought and how many has it won without foreign help?”

    I count 1 out of the big 8 foreign wars: the Mexican war. If we count the Civil War, which was not a foreign war, 2.
    Asker's Rating & Comment

    a great answer although for the first half of the 1812 war britain was also at war with france


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  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    Thank you very much Isolde!
    I'll check these out later tonight!

    Feb 14th, 2014 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    That's a big IF, Mr. Swire...

    Feb 14th, 2014 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • toooldtodieyoung

    52 paulcedron

    That told you!

    Feb 15th, 2014 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    All Argentine governments, not only the present one, will need “Malvinas” hysteria to distratct the population whenever there's a cock-up. That's why it's enshrined in their constitution.
    Falklanders: be alert at all times.

    Feb 17th, 2014 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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