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Falklands will be under our control within 20 years, says Argentina
The Guardian ^ | 5 February 2013 | Patrick Wintour, political editor

Posted on 02/05/2013 1:09:17 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota

The Falklands Islands will be under Argentinian control within 20 years, the South American country's foreign minister, Héctor Timerman, has said in an interview with the Guardian.

Visiting London for the first time, he ruled out a military solution to the 130-year-old sovereignty dispute but claimed the world increasingly recognised that the islands were a product of colonialism. He accused the British government of being motivated by a fanatical desire to hold on to the islands and claimed "the United Kingdom has never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity to find a solution for the Malvinas".

He said: "I don't think it will take another 20 years. I think that the world is going through a process of understanding more and more that this is a colonial issue, an issue of colonialism, and that the people living there were transferred to the islands."

He vowed that the interests of the existing islanders would be protected under Argentinian rule, including "their way of life, their language and right to remain British citizens". But he drew a distinction between the islanders' interests, which could be met, and their wishes, which could not.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: argentina; falklands
Isn't Argentina a product of colonialism? Do they speak Incan? Or some European language? Weren't the current population's ancestors also transferred to the islands?

Don't you love how the socialist promises to protect the islanders' interests but not their wishes? So the Falklands islanders are mere children, unable to determine their own best interests; while ONLY the socialist tyrant knows whats best for them.

1 posted on 02/05/2013 1:09:28 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

This will not be resolved until the Brits pop a nuke on Buenos Aires. I hate to put is so simply but there’s no way to reason with thieves.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 1:14:23 PM PST by MeganC (“Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!”)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Argentina's economy must be in the crapper again.

/johnny

3 posted on 02/05/2013 1:14:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LucianOfSamasota; MeganC
Isn't Argentina a product of colonialism? Do they speak Incan? Or some European language? Weren't the current population's ancestors also transferred to the islands?

Shush!

You are spoiling the Argie's Delusions of Grandeur.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 1:18:00 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: MeganC

Don’t destroy Argentina.

I’m hoping that we’ll soon see the Obamadork exiled there.

He’d fit their sorry-*ssed government perfectly.

And his wife could buy lots of shoes.

No offense, Argentinians...you have a lovely country, and we’re not too far behind you in adapting imbecilic leadership.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 1:19:23 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Argentina systematically wiped out their indigenous population—you have to look far and wide to find any Indian or mestizo blood (that hasn’t moved there recently). The Spaniard and Italian immigrants were very thorough in their colonialism.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 1:23:14 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: Da Coyote

Indeed. Argentina is a beautiful country, cursed with perpetually corrupt leaders (from both the right and left).


7 posted on 02/05/2013 1:24:38 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Hate to break it to ya, Cristina ol’ gal, but the Falklands aren’t exactly Hong Kong. And you sure as hell ain’t the ChiComs.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 1:27:08 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Must have another Cruiser they want to make into a off shore reef.......
9 posted on 02/05/2013 1:39:50 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

On the otherhand — will the Brits be able to afford a military that could defend the Falklands in 20 years. Eva Jr. may be right due to Britain’s decline, not Argentina’s ascendancy.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 1:41:03 PM PST by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: buckalfa

That’s a lot of talk from a country that recently had a warship repo’d.


11 posted on 02/05/2013 1:52:10 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

...Obama rushed his personal envoy to the Maldives, to bring peace to that hemisphere.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 1:52:17 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“I’ve got my eyes on you, Falklands.”


13 posted on 02/05/2013 1:53:08 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Robe
"Must have another Cruiser they want to make into a off shore reef......."

Didn't they just have one roll over and sink in their own port?

14 posted on 02/05/2013 1:59:37 PM PST by Average Al
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To: Chad N. Freud

Argentina is so incompetent that they couldn’t hold the islands if they were given to them. They are basically a country of Obama voters.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 2:00:09 PM PST by I_BE_THE_ONE
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To: LucianOfSamasota

These islands never belonged to Argentina and they have no right to them. They are British, the people there overwhelmingly want to be part of the UK / Britain. Even if were to say Britain has no right to them, that would still give Argentina no right to them. This is not even debatable. Argentina’s claim is a purely a 100% made-up myth.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 2:01:08 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Choose Ye This Day

So they are just like us after all.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 2:12:10 PM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I wonder what percentage of Argentines actually care a whit about the Falklands.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 2:35:21 PM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I doubt the brits could even afford the fuel to get there.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 2:46:02 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“The Falklands Islands will be under Argentinian control within 20 years, the South American country’s foreign minister, Héctor Timerman, has said “

Translation: “There’s no way we can take it by force”.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 2:48:56 PM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Argentina put price controls on food yesterday. That tells you how far in the crapper their economy is.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 3:07:33 PM PST by FreedomForce (Living in the Age of American Soft Despotism)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
This is nothing more than a diversionary tactic to take the attention of the Argentinians away from their domestic problems at home. Hyper inflation being one of them ...
22 posted on 02/05/2013 3:17:22 PM PST by BluH2o
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