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“For Argentina, the only acceptable outcome of any 'negotiation' is taking control of the Falklands”, MLA Roberts at the UN

Thursday, June 24th 2021 - 15:00 UTC
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Falkland Islands’ Deputy Chair of the Legislative assembly, MLA Leona Roberts is part of the commission that stood before members of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) and delivered a speech that spoke of their personal histories as well as the future of the Falkland Islands as a whole. Read full article

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  • Judge Jose

    Well said,

    Jun 24th, 2021 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • FortHay

    Actions speak louder. Just exactly why did the Brits go to such lengths and expense to recover the Falklands (with active US assistance)? Did not India take Goa, China assume control over Macau and Hong Kong? So what's the big deal? And in the big picture the hapless English inhabitants of the islands don't matter either. The residents of Diego Garcia were willy-nilly deported an masse and that example brings us to the heart of the matter. Diego Garcia is considered a strategic asset by the imperial forces of the US and their allies. It controls waterways carrying the overriding resource of national interest: hydrocarbons. It is not the potential deposits around the Falklands under the shelf extension they sit on, but the maritime route. Supertankers are beyond Panamax, including new Panamax and the empire, while having good relations with Chile and currently have use of the Punta Arenas bases, does not consider this sufficiently stable in the long run, not to mention the Argentines. And as long as Argentine leaders stuff their feet into their mouths, like the recent comments about jungle Brazilians and Indian Mexicans, they will not make friends in the Latin world anytime soon.

    Jun 24th, 2021 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    Most of the inhabitants of Goa are Indian, and most of the inhabitants of Hong Kong and Macau are Chinese. The inhabitants of the Falkland Islands are certainly not Argentine. The largest Spanish-speaking group are Chileans and they prefer the present status of the archipelago. The turnover of Hong Kong without asking its people was not democracy at its best. But there were special circumstances, as a large part was lease from China and had to be returned after 99 years.

    Jun 24th, 2021 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Brit Bob

    What happens in the Falkland Islands has got nothing to do with Argentina. Usurpation and inheritance from Spain no longer washes. A sovereignty claim without a case is w or t h l e s s. .

    Jun 25th, 2021 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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