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Argentina to 'immediately launch' criminal proceedings against UK oil firms
The Telegraph ^ | 04 Jun 2012 | Philip Aldrick

Posted on 06/04/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

The Argentine foreign ministry on Monday declared "illegal and clandestine" the activities of Desire Petroleum, Falkland Oil and Gas, Rockhopper Exploration, Borders and Southern Petroleum, and Argos Resources on the grounds that they are drilling in Argentine waters.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the companies were operating "in a sovereign area of the Argentine nation and as such fall within its specified laws and rules". The companies "are not authorised by the Argentine government under law 17.319 on hydrocarbons", she added.

According to the Argentine foreign ministry, her declaration opened the way for the "immediate launch" of criminal proceedings.

However, the UK Government said the moves were the "latest attempts to damage the economic livelihoods" of the islands and said it would work with any company potentially affected to help them deal with the practical implications.

"Hydrocarbon exploration in the Falklands is a legitimate commercial venture," a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

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


TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anwr; argentina; energy; falklands; keystonexl; malvinas; opec; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 06/04/2012 7:02:31 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

This will end in another war...


2 posted on 06/04/2012 7:11:51 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The UK needs to take this commie out.


3 posted on 06/04/2012 7:15:52 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: neodad

Argentina better stick to soccer.

Would this crap come to consideration under the LOST Treaty?

You know which way that decision would go. All the more reason to oppose LOST.

Rule Britannia.

I wanted to say ‘Roll Tide’ but that’s war of another sort.


4 posted on 06/04/2012 7:25:36 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: MinorityRepublican

Argentines are like Nigerian scam artists with spanish accents. How’d that last dust up with the UK work out for you?


5 posted on 06/04/2012 7:32:00 PM PDT by festusbanjo (Planning my escape regardless of which party is in charge.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Argentines are like Nigerian scam artists with spanish accents. How’d that last dust up with the UK work out for you?


6 posted on 06/04/2012 7:38:20 PM PDT by festusbanjo (Planning my escape regardless of which party is in charge.)
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To: festusbanjo

Argentines are either Nazi War Criminal-harboring Fascist bastards or Commies, there is no in-between.


7 posted on 06/04/2012 7:41:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: festusbanjo

The military of Argentina is in much worse shape right now than back in ‘82 while the Brits have been honing their skills in Afghanistan and Iraq.


8 posted on 06/04/2012 7:41:52 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: neodad

I was just thinking that - missiles and carriers.

But, then again, the Brits have started acting like the French since the last go round.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 7:43:32 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: MinorityRepublican

There is very little downside to Argentina from posturing, so why not? The downside only comes if they actually push it all the way to war, and then lose.

I don’t know what the current status of the Argentine armed forces is, but the Brits are much weaker than they were the last time they went to war with Argentina. Argentina has the advantage of proximity, and may feel they have the upper hand.

If Argentina thinks (rightly or wrongly) that they can beat Britain militarily, then this may end in war (or a British retreat prior to war).

If Argentina does NOT think they can beat Great Britain militarily, they may still be able to get what they want through a failure of will on the British part.

Regardless, one thing is clear: The U.S. will not lift a finger to help Great Britain. Obama may even side with Argentina.


10 posted on 06/04/2012 7:47:17 PM PDT by EternalHope (Politicians will always let you down. -- Sarah Palin)
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To: MinorityRepublican

and also losing their ability to project force...

The British Navy of today in in worse shape since then as well.


11 posted on 06/04/2012 7:51:01 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: EternalHope
Obama may even side with Argentina.

He'll probably launch an attack on the Maldives, then wonder why everyone seems confused.

12 posted on 06/04/2012 7:56:40 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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13 posted on 06/04/2012 7:57:52 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: bill1952

Yeah, the British Navy isn’t what they used to be. But c’mon, this is the Argentinian Military we’re talking about.


14 posted on 06/04/2012 8:01:40 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Well she screwed up the economy so she needs a distraction. I doubt she actually wants a war.


15 posted on 06/04/2012 8:01:48 PM PDT by Johanny
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To: MinorityRepublican
But c’mon, this is the Argentinian Military we’re talking about....

LOL - yeah.


16 posted on 06/04/2012 8:11:26 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“The military of Argentina is in much worse shape right now than back in ‘82 while the Brits have been honing their skills in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

I am wondering if the Argentines have another General Belgrano to offer to the fishes? In 1982 they lost half of their Navy, one ship!


17 posted on 06/04/2012 8:35:49 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: MinorityRepublican

“According to the Argentine foreign ministry, her declaration opened the way for the “immediate launch” of criminal proceedings.”

Stupid wench better hope the Brits don’t decide for and Immediate launch” of an attack by one of their nuclear subs.

One of which just might be in the area, considering the past treachery of the Argies on the Falklands issue.


18 posted on 06/04/2012 8:36:38 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: MinorityRepublican

She’d better shut up before the next British general election.

Just what Cameron needs to look less like a public school fag.


19 posted on 06/04/2012 9:29:22 PM PDT by Vide
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To: MinorityRepublican

I wonder how President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner would respond if a Britisk plane dropped a bomb on the Presidential Palace. The commie biotch is spoiling for it.


20 posted on 06/05/2012 4:35:13 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End the racist, anti-capitalist Obama War On Freedom.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MinorityRepublican.


21 posted on 06/05/2012 7:20:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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