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Germany denies change of policy regarding the Falklands dispute

Saturday, January 23rd 2021 - 09:23 UTC
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Germany said that its position on the Falkland Islands dispute has not changed, following claims by Argentina that Lufthansa's request for two flights to the Islands, in support of a polar research expedition, implied recognition of the archipelago as Argentine territory. Read full article


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  • Think

    Time to repeat me yesterday's comment on a previous thread...:

    ***“-The usual procedural politeness between German and Argentinean aerospace authorities...
    - The usual procedural politeness between the A.W.I. and the I.A.A...
    - The usual “truth-divergent” Pom & Argie political points of view...
    - Yet..., them Anglos in here get their knickers in a twist and raise an eyebrow...!!!

    Chuckle..., chuckle... ”***


    Jan 23rd, 2021 - 08:02 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Islander1

    Think I suspect the truth is that the airline merely notified Arg Air Saftey authorities of the flight as the area down past Argentina and outside territorial waters over this side of the south Atlantic falls under Argentine Search and rescue control - and it would be a bit dumb of any airline not to do so! Same reason Arg well knows the usual flight path of the regular flights from UK to Falklands. Common international safety sense.
    I don't think similar rules apply to shipping though and doubt that story - just a silly Arg politician,s fantasy.

    Jan 23rd, 2021 - 10:46 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Mike Summers

    And DF's childlike claims of a change in political thinking in Germany are shown up for the sheer fantasy they are. Wonder if he will issue a clarification ??

    Jan 23rd, 2021 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Terence Hill

    “A German foreign ministry spokesman said the federal government’s position on the Falkland Islands had not changed.
    “The activities of private companies cannot be attributed to the Federal Republic of Germany and have no international consequences,” he said.”

    Well that's pretty cut and dried, so you peed your pants over nothing.

    Jan 23rd, 2021 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Mr. Timlander1...

    Always a pleasure answering your comments..., even if we do disagree 'bout a couple of minor details like the squatting on other Man's land..., or them Lasses right to decide over their own reproductive system...

    You are almost completely right about the civilian flights reporting and permission requests...
    Let me just add a couple of things...:
    - 1) It would not only be..., as you say above...: ***“ A bit dumb of any airline not to do so!”***..., it would be completely illegal (and infinitely stupid) not to do so...!
    - 2) Argentina could have been ***“A huuuuuuuuuge bit dumb”*** and deny any permission and alternative landing but..., as we have an excellent relationtship with them Aryans and we want to keep it that way......................

    In respect of ze German icebreaker “RV Polarstern” navigation permit...:
    - The excellent relationship of mutual benefit that exist between the Aryan A.W.I. and the Argie I.A.A..., resulted in ze Germans automatic request..., as per Argie Decree 256/2010...
    No more..., no less...

    Any doubts you may have about what was said (and not said) about the issue..., pls refer...:


    Jan 23rd, 2021 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Don Alberto

    We can, as usual, trust the Argentine government

    to tell any insane lie

    We can also, as usual, trust Shrinkbrain

    to support the nonsense.

    Jan 23rd, 2021 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jo Bloggs

    Poor old Think.

    Magnificent aircraft, the A350.

    Jan 23rd, 2021 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    I was just sampling a wonderful Aconcagua Merlot here in Panquehue when we felt another strong jolt.

    Apparently Mendoza had a 4.2 quake...


    Jan 24th, 2021 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    Poor Argentina.

    Always trying!
    Always failing!

    Jan 24th, 2021 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    “as we have an excellent relationship with them Aryans”

    Many of them arriving in Argentina in 1945/6.

    Jan 24th, 2021 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Shicuréo..., hermanito...

    South America..., Antarctica..., Philippines..., Europe...
    Seems that Pachamama is taking a gentle roll out of bed these days...
    Last week..., Mamma Etna did make us aware of her beauty with a little feminine yawn...

    Jan 24th, 2021 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK & Pugol-TTWH

    Pachamama like all women are easily comfortable to coexist with when they often show their frequent mild displeasure. (Gentle quiet women should always be feared.)

    All hell breaks loose when women in quiet anger repress quietly their anger — until one enourmous cataclysmic release of fury...

    Have a pleasant Sunday afternoon.

    ¡Saludos de Panquehue!

    Jan 24th, 2021 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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