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Falkland Islands fly the flag for self-determination

Friday, November 6th 2020 - 09:48 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Government notes the Government of Argentina’s latest attempt to twist history in favor of their claim over our sovereignty. By marking the raising of their flag in the Falkland Islands, they only highlight the flaws in their interpretation of the history of our home. Read full article

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  • Freddy Worldwide

    Of course the occupants of the Falkland Islands should have the right of self determination to decide their future. A visitor from Mars would be astonished if anyone argued otherwise. There are a few conclusions that a prudent, or perhaps sane is a better word, person would draw from the historical record. But waiting for crazed ideologues to agree with you is a fool's errand. And the Argentines are indoctrinated from birth. The Falklanders know that he who can defend it, owns it. As a wise man once said “The border of my Country is the reach of my spear.”

    Nov 06th, 2020 - 08:42 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Dirk Dikkler

    A Very Clear Message From The Falklands which will sadly fall on Deaf ears in Argentina as they have Twisted History and Facts for nearly 70 Years, when they launched there Spurious Claim.

    Nov 06th, 2020 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Roger Lorton

    In answer, I suspect, to the day in Argentina, today.

    Today, Argentina is having a love-in over the fantasy that David Jewett raised their flag in 1820. In reality, Jewett raised a flag (unknown) and claimed the archipelago in the name of the United Provinces of South America. Not the United Provinces of the Rio del la Plata. Only one witness (James Weddell) recorded the ceremony - and he did not believe Jewett either. Not that Jewett ever bothered to mention it to his bosses in BA. BUT, they are having fits of ecstasy in old Argieland today. One more fantasy to add to the list I suppose.

    Mad, the lot of them.

    https://falklandstimeline.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/1816-to-1829.pdf

    Nov 06th, 2020 - 01:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Billy Hayes

    Kelper flag and selfdetermination are okay, the problem is UK flag at south atlantic, as long as this flag stay at the region kelpers will find full selfdetermination and a no dispute situation as imposible.....use selfdetermination to ask UK to leave south atlantic and in exchange ask argentina to leave you alone and recognice kelper nation as an entity line another south american country...im sure argentina will accept the deal, remember that in the past argentina accepted uruguay or paraguay asi free nations, why not kelper nation?

    Nov 06th, 2020 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    Billy

    Don't be a 'silly billy' - Argentina is too intent on expanding it's empire so the Falkland Islanders need the protection the UK can offer.

    If the UK didn't protect them the Argentines would be all over them in 5 minutes no doubt claiming a major victory a la Idi Amin.

    Nov 06th, 2020 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Billy Hayes

    Your point could have an easy solution...UN blue helmets.

    Nov 07th, 2020 - 12:35 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Fito Garcia

    The UK is imploding economically with their disastrous Covid19 strategy and now the even bigger disaster of Brexit is about to hit them. Superb timing. Thanks to these monumental self-imposed disasters Scots now have more support independence than ever and the breakup of the UK is imminent. People are calling them the Basket Case, Banana Republic of Europe. How are they ever going to support people in the Malvinas? Impossible and dream on. The empire is dead and buried and only we in Argentina can bring the Malvinistas the stability and support they need. We welcome you with open arms and we will take care of you all. Come enjoy the benefits of our socialist economy and healthcare where money does not matter. Its all about people.

    Nov 07th, 2020 - 07:31 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Pugol-H

    Billy Hayes

    Falkland Islands are only one of the British Territories in the region.

    The Falklands could become independent if they so desire, however there would still be the British Territories of S. Georgia, S. Sandwich Islands and British Antarctic Territories.

    We would still be there and in force, the S. Atlantic and Antarctic have been British Territory since long before Argentina ever existed in any form.

    Nov 07th, 2020 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    FG

    Amazing how much your English has improved since 'Think' first introduced you to MP.

    Funny time of the day for a 'South American' to be up and awake but hey what's the time in St Petersburg 'Think'

    Nov 07th, 2020 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fito Garcia

    The delusional empire is finished. Goodbye united banana kingdom of bankrupt Britain. And no, we will not support a bailout from the IMF. Ask Trump - hahahaha

    Nov 07th, 2020 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse -4

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