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Praise for FIDF from UK Forces, “one of the best equipped reserve forces”

Saturday, July 30th 2022 - 09:41 UTC
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The Falkland Islands are the UK's most remote overseas territory, being more than 8,000 miles away from Britain. The isolated nature of the Islands means that the troops stationed there must be almost self-sufficient. Read full article

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  • Brasileiro

    @scotsboy1

    My intention is not to destroy your democracy. It is to protect Brazil and the young nations of South America.

    A serious and fruitful negotiation between England and Argentina over the islands could strengthen both European and American democracies.

    Administrative autonomy, own laws and regulations, currency maintenance, preservation of commercial contracts. Everything is negotiable.

    Jul 30th, 2022 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Judge Jose

    Bras, what is their to negotiate ?, what would they achieve ?, Argentina wants one solution only and that is to annex the Falklands which they have NEVER owned, would Brazil negotiate any of their territory away to Argentina, the whole Argentine claim is a lie and a myth, the Falklands do have their own laws and currency, if you bothered to do some genuine research you would know that, the Falklanders are no less a people than any other Latin American, open your eyes and mind and you will see that the Argentine claim is utter and complete BS,

    Jul 30th, 2022 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • bushpilot

    “My intention is to protect Brazil and the young nations of South America”.

    Argentina attacked Falkland Islands AND Argentina needs protection.

    Doesn't make any sense.

    protect nations of South America = OK
    BUT,
    protect people of Falkland Islands = not OK

    Doesn't make any sense.

    South American nations do not need to negotiate,
    BUT,
    If the Falkland Islanders negotiated, that would be good.

    Doesn't make any sense.

    Jul 30th, 2022 - 04:28 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Monkeymagic

    Brasileiro

    I quite fancy the Rio Grande do Sol region of Brazil. Please could you negotiate handing it over to me as my personal territory.

    Negotiation would be fruitful for both of us. It will strengthen both our democracies.

    Administrative autonomy, own laws and regulations, currency maintenance, preservation of commercial contracts. Everything is negotiable.

    Let me know when you are ready to negotiate.

    Jul 31st, 2022 - 08:48 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pugol-H

    Brasileiro
    To ‘negotiate’ you need two things:

    Firstly, you need someone to ‘negotiate’ with, where Argentina doesn’t recognise the Island government.

    Secondly, you need something to ‘negotiate’ with and what does Argentina bring to the table??? Except a list of demands, what does Argentina have to offer???

    There is nothing to be gained from even talking to Argentina.

    The less involvement Argentina has in the future development of the Islands, the better, safer and easier it will be for the Islanders, going forward.

    This is the uncomfortable truth for Argentina.

    Jul 31st, 2022 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Monkeymagic

    The uncomfortable truth for Argentina is that they have over-milked the Malvinas myth.

    Had a 300 person population been expelled in 1833, and Britain “stolen” or “usurped” the islands then perhaps there is a historic grievance, even then nothing could be done without the will of the islanders.....

    BUT IT NEVER HAPPENED!!

    That is the inconvenient truth, there was no expulsion and no usurpation.

    A murderous mutinous crew of 20 or so of the SS Sarandi was asked to leave 10 weeks after they arrived....Thats it.....

    When social media finally allows Argentines access to the truth rather than the sheggite theyve been fed they will realize the Peronist lie.

    Jul 31st, 2022 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Terence Hill

    “Everything is negotiable.”
    Not when its written in stone.

    “ICJ and Self-Determination
    ...opinion on Kosovo's declaration ...
    ” The right of self-determination, which the ICJ found to be jus cogens in the East Timor case, is a right of all peoples, not only of those in a colonial context. ... “

    UN General Assembly Resolutions: Resolution 2649
    (November 30, 1970)

    4. Considers that the acquisition and retention of territory in contravention of the right of the people of that territory to self-determination is inadmissible and a gross violation of the Charter;

    5. Condemns those Governments that deny the right to self-determination of peoples recognized as being entitled to it,

    Aug 02nd, 2022 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse +1

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