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Argentina objects to the presence of Prince Anne in the Falklands, “a discourtesy” complains Carmona

Wednesday, November 23rd 2022 - 10:50 UTC
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From Buenos Aires, Argentina objected to the presence of Princess Anne in the Falkland Islands during her six-day visit, with a brief release. Read full article


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  • Pugol-H

    Actually, it is no business of Argentina what the British do in British territory and the discourtesy here is Argentina thinking it is.

    The British do not think they have any say in what Argentina does in Patagonia.

    Clearly it is not ‘an integral part of the Argentine Republic’ or we would not be having this argument.

    A big difference between what you want and what is the reality.

    Dream on Che, dream on.

    Nov 23rd, 2022 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Judge Jose

    Nothing more than a bunch of clowns, what they say is of no importance whatsoever,

    Nov 23rd, 2022 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Steve Potts

    “The Argentine Government has reiterated its call to London to resume negotiations on sovereignty over the Islands in compliance with UN Resolution 2065 and other resolutions of the General Assembly and its Special Committee on Decolonization.''

    No UNGA resolutions since 1988.

    The evidence suggests that the UN General Assembly is happy with the situation regarding the Falklands.

    Falklands -The Last UN Resolution (UNGA 43/25 of 7
    November 1988 (1 pg):

    Nov 23rd, 2022 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Swede

    Argentines may “object” or “reject” or whatever, but nobody outside Argentina really cares. There is of course no “world outcry”. For most people in the world this is a “non-question”, especially today with a full scale war going on in the heart of Europe.

    I hope that her brother, the new British Monarch also will go to the Falklands in the future. And the P.M. of course, and more ministers. It so entertaining to read about the Argentine reactions to such visits.

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Jo Bloggs

    As always, it was such a delight to speak with Princess Anne again. Such a hard working, honest and sincere person. She would have been a very good queen.

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 01:13 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • FitzRoy

    Poor old Bill, trying to justify his non-job! He brought this up on Twitter the other day, whining about how she can't just wander in to Argentina and have ceremonies and what-have-you! I explained, at the time, that she didn't need to apply to Argentina for a visa to visit British Overseas Territories, but he obviously didn't hear me. Maybe he can't read or something? I also invited him to visit, but much like Danny before him, it is unlikely he will ever do so.

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Terence Hill

    ”The Argentine Foreign Ministry rejects the … activities of Princess Anne of the British Royal Household in the Malvinas Islands, … Her country is in breach of international law”

    'As late as 1886 the Secretary of State found it necessary to inform the Argentine Government that as “the resumption of actual occupation of the Falkland Islands by Great Britain in 1833 took place under a claim of title which had been previously asserted and maintained by that Government, it is not seen that the Monroe Doctrine, which has been invoked on the part of the Argentine Republic, has any application to the case. By the terms in which that principle of international conduct was announced, it was expressly excluded from retroactive operation.”
    P.60 Sovereignty and the Falkland Islands Crisis D.W. Greig

    “A State which has ceased to exercise any authority over a territory cannot, by purely verbal protestations, indefinitely maintain its title against another which for a sufficiently long time has effectively exercised the powers and fulfilled the duties of sovereignty in it.''(Theory and Reality in International Law, de Visscher, 1957, p201).

    “There is no obligation in general international law to settle disputes”.
    Principles of Public International Law, third edition, 1979 by Ian Brownlie

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Monkeymagic

    Lie 1: in exercise of the illegal British occupation of the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces

    Lie 2: It is time for the United Kingdom to comply with the mandate of the international community and put an end to the anachronistic colonial situation in those archipelagos, which are an integral part of the Argentine Republic

    Lie 3: Princess Anne, of the British Royal House, arrived in Argentina without warning. Her country is in breach of international law with its colonial presence in the South Atlantic against UN resolutions and world outcry. Perhaps that explains the discourtesy,

    It is extraordinary.

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • imoyaro

    So what. I object to the presence of stinking Kurepi in the stolen Paraguayan territory that make up the “provinces” of Formosa, Chaco , and Missiones seized by TDC. (The Dark Country...)

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Shogun

    In 1834 Charles Darwin made his second visit to the islands commenting: “After the possession of these miserable islands had been contested by France, Spain, and England, they were left uninhabited. The government of Buenos Aires then sold them to a private individual, but likewise used them, as old Spain had done before, for a penal settlement. England claimed her right and seized them. The Englishman who was left in charge of the flag was consequently murdered. A British officer was next sent, unsupported by any power: and when we arrived, we found him in charge of a population, of which rather more than half were runaway rebels and murderers.”

    If we judge ownership of the islands by the actual original population, leaving the indigenous issue aside for the time being, and not by the whims of ambitious colonial powers who needed the islands due to their strategic location, then of course the islands belong to Argentina and perhaps in part to the Charrúa Indians from Uruguay.
    In stark reality, with all political niceties aside, if we take the account of Charles Darwin at full value then, as with North America, Australia and other empirical conquests, the question is one of whether British murderers, criminals, outcasts, pirates and every sort of scum, and their descendants, who have been squatting on lands not their own for hundreds of years, can really be called the owners of said lands.
    As for Las Malvinas, asking these very descendents, as would be the case with the descendants of the same Europeans who call themselves “Americans”, who the land belongs to, is the same as asking an 8th generation squatter if they in fact own the home they live in. It is a farce.

    The situation is akin to 2 bald men arguing over the possession of a comb

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Terence Hill

    “Then of course the islands belong to Argentina”

    The UK can rely on the Peace of Utrecht, which explicitly bars any Argentine claim of succession.
    “ is hereby further agreed and concluded, that neither the Catholic King, nor any of his heirs and successors whatsoever, shall sell, yield, pawn, transfer, or by any means, or under any name, alienate from them and the crown of Spain, to the French, or to any other nations whatever, any lands, dominions, or territories, or any part thereof, belonging to Spain in America.”

    Nov 24th, 2022 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pugol-H

    Ahhh Shogun, awaiting your explanation for the Russian rout in the Donbass and retreat from Kherson???

    Still think Tovarishch Putin and his murdering Kacap are winning???

    Nov 25th, 2022 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Shogun


    As I said,
    We shall see what we shall see.
    How's Kiev and western Ukraine doing for electricity by the way.?.
    Looks like western Europe may have a refugee problem coming up.

    Keep warm

    Nov 25th, 2022 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    Simply, supply the Ukraine with the weaponry to inflict triple the damage on Russian assets.

    Nov 25th, 2022 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pugol-H

    Power and water have been restored in Kiev and in most of the rest of Ukraine.

    BTW 90% of Russian missiles and drones are now being shot down and when the additional anti-aircraft/anti-drone equipment being supplied by the Brits and Americans arrive (which will be very soon) 100% will be shot down.

    Na zdrowie

    Nov 26th, 2022 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • RedBaron

    Message to Car-'moaner' - ''Get over it''.

    Nov 26th, 2022 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Shogun


    You can be sure,” advises a NATO veteran of infrastructure warfare operations, “that as the main grid goes down, and the Ukrainian government offices, military commands, and business elites switch to private generators and diesel-fuel sources, Russian engineers are working on warheads which will home in on their heat and emission signatures.”

    “They will be roaming over the cities and command bunkers with instruments calibrated to detect n of x. They will then convert the emission data into locational coordinates, programme the drones and missiles, home in and destroy.”

    Open Ukrainian sources are reporting not only that the destruction of the main grids of most of the targeted cities is approaching non-repairable, but also that the majority of the Ukrainian population can see with their own eyes that the elite neighbourhoods have light, heat and water while they do not. “As to heat and light in the elite homes”, says a source from Kiev and Odessa, “the dachas have generators. In Kiev 20% of the buildings in the city have lights and water; 80% do not. This 20% could have light because they are connected to separate substations or are in emergency supply systems. Some buildings might have them too. Those are private arrangements. In Odessa nearly all buildings are seeing cuts.”

    Another source says: “I heard this evening from some more friends in Dniepropetrovsk and Odessa that the blackouts are now absolute and across the board. In Kiev many dachas and apartments have their own generators. Electricity is being rationed for the water stations.”
    Meanwhile the Mayor of Kiev advises its residents to leave the city ( Ukraine source )

    Hell knows where you are getting your info from ?

    You also need to asses your appreciation of a hotch potch of anti missle defenses sent or going to be sent by NATO
    Its effectiveness and how difficult it is to intergrate into the existing Ukrainian system or whats left of it which is Soviet based.

    Keep warm

    Nov 26th, 2022 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse -3

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