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Pride of Britain: Falkland Islanders stage 4x4 convoy to tell Sean Penn where to stick his views
UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Lee Moran

Posted on 02/17/2012 2:10:17 PM PST by C19fan

The Falkland Islands put on a show of strength against Argentine aggression and outspoken left-wing Hollywood actor Sean Penn - with a mile-long convoy of 4x4s. Dozens of Union Flag-waving Falklanders snaked their way out of the capital Stanley yesterday afternoon in a patriotic blur of red, white and blue. The procession, which looked at times like a summer carnival parade, is unlikely to scare Argentina into not launching an attack on the dispute archipelago. It is also doubtful it will force Penn, who has consistently backed Argentina in recent days, to keep his mouth shut. But it does act as a message from the 3,000 islanders who, amidst increasing tensions between Britain and Argentina, remain keen to stay under London's control.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: admiralspicoli; argentina; britain; falklands; penn; seanpenn
Her Majesty's subjects in the Falklands are more pro-British than the British living in the UK.
1 posted on 02/17/2012 2:10:22 PM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

First stop, Venezuela to hug Chavez and then to Argentina to embrace Mrs. Marxist. Next stop... Moscow, to dig up Stalin for a french kiss.


2 posted on 02/17/2012 2:16:40 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: C19fan

That’s for sure... everyone I met there (was there 2 years ago) was very much in the “we’re British” camp.

They are one step ahead of things though, since they still have all their land mines in the fields from the last war.


3 posted on 02/17/2012 2:18:51 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: C19fan

I understand the people of the Falkland Islands being pro-UK but what I don’t understand is, these islands are off the coast of Argentina. It took British warships three weeks to sail there during the Falklands war. It looks like they should belong to Argentina. What if the Channel Islands off the coast of California were claimed by Australia? Just saying, just wondering.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 2:29:20 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: SkyDancer

Bermuda is about 800 miles from the NC Coast and the Falklands is 400 miles from Argentina. There are two islands Saint Pierre and Miquelon which are part of France that are about 10 miles from Newfoundland but Canada does not go around demanding them from France.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 2:36:42 PM PST by C19fan
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To: SkyDancer

British people have lived there for more than 100 years. It’s as much British territory as London. And the people that live there want to stay British citizens. So the government of Britain will defend them. More power to them. Self determination is important.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 2:38:36 PM PST by christx30
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7 posted on 02/17/2012 2:39:10 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: SkyDancer
What if the Channel Islands off the coast of California were claimed by Australia? Just saying, just wondering.

You mean sort of like Cuba?

The Falklands were first populated by the British. Argentina was first populated by the Spanish. The PEOPLE who live in the Falklands want to keep things the way they are. (And I'm not talking about just 53%!)

ML/NJ

8 posted on 02/17/2012 2:39:16 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: SkyDancer

Well, the islands of St Pierre et Miquelon off the Eastern seaboard of Canada belong to France. They are FRENCH no matter who invades and says otherwise.

Just like the Falklands are BRITISH no matter who invades and says otherwise.

Just like the United States is MEXICAN no matter who - oh wait. Never mind.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 2:40:23 PM PST by golux
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To: SkyDancer
Is that how they figure out issues of national sovereignty where you come from?

Maybe the Russians or Canada should own Alaska then - after all it would take us WEEKS to get there by ship - while the Russians or Canadians are RIGHT THERE!

The Falkland islands never were Argentinian. The people there have no ties to Argentina. There is not a displaced population from the Falklands living in Argentina longing for return.

10 posted on 02/17/2012 2:41:23 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: golux
Well, the islands of St Pierre et Miquelon off the Eastern seaboard of Canada belong to France.

I believe during WWII, that was the site of the first victory of the Free French, over the Vichy Government.

11 posted on 02/17/2012 2:41:55 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SkyDancer

Alaska is closer to Canada and Russia than it is to the US mainland. I guess that means it should belong to one of them.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 2:44:34 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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To: dfwgator

The funny thing is DeGaulle did that without the approval of Washington and London and FDR got really pissed off.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 2:44:40 PM PST by C19fan
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To: SkyDancer
I understand the people of the Falkland Islands being pro-UK but what I don’t understand is, these islands are off the coast of Argentina. It took British warships three weeks to sail there during the Falklands war. It looks like they should belong to Argentina. What if the Channel Islands off the coast of California were claimed by Australia? Just saying, just wondering.

The Falkland Islands are hundreds of miles of Argentina. They were never settled by Spaniards or Argentinians. The unpopulated Islands were settled by French and British. The British won full ownership. The locals are British and have made their desires clear. Your support for communist imperialism under the guise of third worldist anti-Imperialism is unbecoming.
14 posted on 02/17/2012 2:46:00 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: allmendream

“Maybe the Russians or Canada should own Alaska then - after all it would take us WEEKS to get there by ship - while the Russians or Canadians are RIGHT THERE!”

Um.... we BOUGHT Alaska from Russia in 1867.

Also, you can get from Seattle to Alaska and back, by ship, with several nice stops along the way, in one week.

Wonderful cruise!


15 posted on 02/17/2012 2:46:47 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: allmendream

Sorry, on re-reading your post, I detect a faint note of sarcasm.

My fault for missing it the first time.


16 posted on 02/17/2012 2:48:15 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

Yeah. We experienced sarchasm.

That is the gap of understanding between the person being sarcastic and the person who thinks they are serious.

Sarchasm. ;)


17 posted on 02/17/2012 2:49:44 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: C19fan
It would seem the Argentinians should concentrate on more important things than these rocks in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. If a referendum were held on who the local residents would give their allegiance to, Britain would win hands down. Has somebody discovered oil or gold there in the last 30 years?
18 posted on 02/17/2012 2:51:32 PM PST by immadashell
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To: allmendream

Wish I knew how to post pictures here. I’ve got a photo of me standing in front of a sign on the highway out to Buenos Aires International Airport. It says: “Las Malvinas son Argentinas.”


19 posted on 02/17/2012 2:55:25 PM PST by Ax
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To: golux

If the Mexicans wanted to buy back California I wouldn’t object.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 2:57:08 PM PST by immadashell
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To: rmlew
Your support for communist imperialism under the guise of third worldist anti-Imperialism is unbecoming.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 2:57:40 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: C19fan

I’d just tell the Argies that Maradona’s “Hand of God” is proper payment for the Falklands.


22 posted on 02/17/2012 2:59:50 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: immadashell

See...

There now appears to be oil in them waters, hence the new interest from Argentina...

UK firm’s Falklands oil find sparks mix of hopes and fears

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/may/06/falklands-oil-discovery-rockhopper


23 posted on 02/17/2012 3:04:33 PM PST by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: C19fan
The funny thing is DeGaulle did that without the approval of Washington and London and FDR got really pissed off.

De Gaul of him!

24 posted on 02/17/2012 3:06:18 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: immadashell

Yeah, OK. But they gotta price it in Pesos, US currency will be worthless by the time the deal closes.


25 posted on 02/17/2012 3:06:33 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: allmendream

“sarchasm”

Good One!

“There are three types of people in this world:

Those who WATCH things happen.

Those who MAKE things happen.

Those who stand around and ask, “What happened?” “

I’m 5’ 7”, so a lot of stuff just goes right over my head.

;-)


26 posted on 02/17/2012 3:12:29 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege
“There are three types of people in this world: Those who WATCH things happen. Those who MAKE things happen. Those who stand around and ask, “What happened?”

You forgot the all-important 4th type of person.

You know, the one who has to clean up the inevitable mess...

27 posted on 02/17/2012 3:26:03 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

Yep!


28 posted on 02/17/2012 3:32:13 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: SkyDancer
I was just wondering is all! Where the (*&) do you come up with cr** like that??????? Look at a map! I simply asked a question and you come up with that???????
An ahistorical compirson based on lack of knowledge and relativism along with a anticolonial assumption. That and Argenitina is rulled by Socialists and the cooes in South America are supporting them.
29 posted on 02/17/2012 3:33:22 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

Oy, a true maven has spoken. So, nu, what has that to do with what I asked?


30 posted on 02/17/2012 3:41:34 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: C19fan

What a wonderful scene this excerpt conjured up for me! God bless these islanders.


31 posted on 02/17/2012 4:00:40 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: C19fan
The Falklanders have history, patriotism, and personal preference on their side, but Argentina has a bigtime Hollywood actor on theirs. Who are we to question the dictates of a bigtime Hollywood actor?
32 posted on 02/17/2012 4:09:09 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: SkyDancer

When I lived in California in the 1980’s, Mexico claimed the Channel Islands were actually part of Mexico. I dare them to try to take them back.


33 posted on 02/17/2012 4:47:30 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: SkyDancer
What if the Channel Islands off the coast of California were claimed by Australia? Just saying, just wondering.

The islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon lie 12 miles south of Newfoundland. They are French possessions and have been for centuries. Why? Tradition, settlement. The people like it that way and Canada isn't terribly bothered by it.

History happens. People settle where it might not have been expected. The Argentinian government returns to this "injustice" of the Falklands every couple decades when it has to take its citizens' minds off its latest terrible economic situation.

34 posted on 02/17/2012 4:51:25 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: C19fan

35 posted on 02/17/2012 5:25:20 PM PST by blam
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To: immadashell
It would seem the Argentinians should concentrate on more important things than these rocks in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. If a referendum were held on who the local residents would give their allegiance to, Britain would win hands down. Has somebody discovered oil or gold there in the last 30 years?

Bingo!

Britain set for Falklands Islands oil windfall

36 posted on 02/17/2012 5:33:31 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - so severe, it hurts him to be conservative!)
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To: SkyDancer

The islands of Jersey and Guernsey are mere miles from the coast of France yet are British territory.

The people in both islands are 100% English in name, culture, and every other measure.

The French are not demanding that the two islands revert to France.

The issue with the Falklands is that Argentina, while being a lovely country, is ruled by crackpots who occasionally need to drum up political support by finding an enemy. The UK is a convenient one because of the Falklands.

Every resident of the Falklands is 100% British in name and character. They should remain a part of England, period.


37 posted on 02/17/2012 6:54:20 PM PST by tom h
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To: SkyDancer
The government of Tokelau would appreciate the United States handing over the US occupied Olohega immediately, thank you for your cooperation.


38 posted on 02/17/2012 9:22:03 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? -Mr Bennet)
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To: immadashell
Surely you mean if the Californians wanted to buy back California you wouldn't object?
39 posted on 02/18/2012 2:08:47 PM PST by golux
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You made a ridiculous analogy. I may have been overly harsh with my rhetoric. Gay Ga Zinte Hate
40 posted on 02/19/2012 12:48:18 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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