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Thule island occupation: Argentine navy tested UK's resolve as part of its long term plan to take the Falklands

Thursday, August 29th 2019 - 07:29 UTC
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The Argentine government declassified a secret decree from the latest military dictatorship which authorized and funded an operation for the “effective and peaceful” occupation of one of the South Atlantic islands, occupied by the UK , in what was considered a first step to the ultimate goal of taking over the Falkland Islands. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    The Claim

    Argentina’s claim to the Antarctic encompassing South Orkney Islands, the South Shetland Islands, South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia evolved under Peron in the mid-forties. Argentina’s claims rest on four principal bases of international law:-

    (a)Continued maintenance of the Laurie Island weather station in South Orkney’s since 1904.

    (b) Under the doctrine of uti possidetis juris (UPJ) it succeeded in valid titles over Antarctica upon independence from Spain. Historical support for this contention rests with the Papal Bull of 1493 and the Treaty of Tortdesillas whereby Pope Alexander VI divided up the Western Hemisphere between Portugal and Spain.

    (c) Geographical proximity and
    (d) Geographical affinity because the Andes mountains form a continuous chain extending from the south of Argentina under the Southern Ocean to the Antarctic Continent. (Antarctica and the Law of the Sea, Joyner, C, C, George Washington University, Martinus Nijhoff, p44-45, 1992).

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