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Argentina asks US help to end Falklands spat
AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/1/10 | MATTHEW LEE

Posted on 03/01/2010 7:03:24 PM PST by Kartographer

Argentina asked for U.S. help Monday in resolving a brewing dispute with Britain over the Southern Atlantic islands that were the subject of a brief war more than 25 years ago and where Britain has begun drilling for oil.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said she made the request during an unexpectedly lengthy meeting with visiting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton said the United States will encourage the two countries to talk. Britain has opposed outside mediation.

"What we have requested is mediation as a friendly country of both Argentina and the United Kingdom," Fernandez said. She said Argentina wants those talks to take place within a framework established by the United Nations shortly after the Falklands Islands war of 1982.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
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How long will it take 'Zero' to sell the Brits out?
1 posted on 03/01/2010 7:03:24 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Bummer, can’t you spare the time for a beer summit?


2 posted on 03/01/2010 7:04:38 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Kartographer

exactly. That is why the Argies want Zero to “mediate”. He is just looking for another chance to give the middle finger to the Brits again.


3 posted on 03/01/2010 7:04:56 PM PST by C19fan
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To: Kartographer
How long will it take 'Zero' to sell the Brits out?

Just about as long as it took him to start selling the "Yanks" out!!!

4 posted on 03/01/2010 7:09:38 PM PST by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: C19fan
You are most probably Correcto Mundo! A good data point to judge Treason In High Places. IMHO
5 posted on 03/01/2010 7:10:08 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: Kartographer

What falkland islands are you talking about? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNDAQSpWdTw


6 posted on 03/01/2010 7:14:24 PM PST by rsobin
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To: J Edgar

From what I understand the majority of the people who live in the Falklands, don’t consider themselves Argentine.

Not sure this is 1982 anymore and while am pretty sure the UK could give it a good go, they are not what they were in the last war.

Not knocking them but without a Navy like they had back them and the fact that militarily Argentina could have won back then, I don’t think this dispute raises to the point of war.

And C (lol) have you seen the average Argentine 20-something woman, or better yet talked to them?

And fourth, Islam doesn’t have a stronghold in Argentina.

Seriously, don’t bust up the Argentine people based on a 28 year old perspective.


7 posted on 03/01/2010 7:18:28 PM PST by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: BookaT

Post script..

They are not the people who live south of the border from us as I pretty much believe for the first 30 years of my life.

They are pretty much Caucasian, not that that matters here on FR, but just saying..


8 posted on 03/01/2010 7:20:09 PM PST by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: Kartographer
Anyone want to help

Argentine president-Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner


9 posted on 03/01/2010 7:22:19 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: BookaT
Thanks for the insight! I am humbled one again by the more informed.
10 posted on 03/01/2010 7:22:39 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: philetus

11 posted on 03/01/2010 7:26:15 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

You can say that again.


12 posted on 03/01/2010 7:27:56 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: BookaT

The Argies are simply trying for a land grab since they think there’s oil off those islands. They were never Argentine territory and they’re basically saying, the people who live there can’t “unilaterally” decide that they don’t want to be Argentine. That’s like us saying well, Vancouver looked pretty good during the Olympics, it’s close, so let’s take it over.

The Brits don’t have the same capability they had but they do still have a fair amount of attack subs that can sink the entire Argie navy and mine their ports causing a lot of damage.

The Argies should try to push for a joint investment opportunity rather than a land grab. And yes, there are a lot of good looking Argie girls so maybe they should ship them in and marry them off to the Falklanders and try taking the islands over that way.


13 posted on 03/01/2010 7:28:05 PM PST by JMS
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To: Kartographer

He already has.


14 posted on 03/01/2010 7:28:30 PM PST by Ronin
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To: BookaT

The last time we allowed ourselves to be entangled in a European colonial thicket like this, we found ourselves fighting in Vietnam for over a decade.


15 posted on 03/01/2010 7:30:30 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: JMS

I agree. I think it is a ploy to get part of the pie and that they would have owned they islands if they would have just sent some women over there in the 1980’s.

I don’t think either country would benefit from any fighting and monetarily,at a minimum I don’t think it would be worth it, much less loss of life.


16 posted on 03/01/2010 7:32:24 PM PST by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: BookaT
The Falkland Islands have been under British rule since 1833; a total of 177 years! The Argentines need to get a life, possession is 9/10ths of the law. Since Obama is an ASS, he will side with Argentinia. If you think this is ok, then you are wrong, The side the US backs has implications for the US and Mexico. Texas broke away from Mexico in 1835, do you believe that the Mexicans still have a legitimate claim to a US state?
17 posted on 03/01/2010 7:41:41 PM PST by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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How long will it take 'Zero' to sell the Brits out?

About as long as it took you to type the question.

18 posted on 03/01/2010 7:52:26 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: WMarshal
. Texas broke away from Mexico in 1835, do you believe that the Mexicans still have a legitimate claim to a US state?

La Raza does!

19 posted on 03/01/2010 7:54:29 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

La Raza can lick my sweaty balls. One day those delusional ‘tards will try to back up their rhetoric with deeds and on that day I grab my gun.


20 posted on 03/01/2010 7:57:44 PM PST by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: Kartographer

There is no justification for Argentina in this case. The people on the Falklands are British. What do they Argentinians want, a plebescite? No, I think that thery just want some old, and to throw their weight around.

Argentina never controlled those islands. They just use their dubious claim as a means of stirring up nationalism, to cover for the manifold failures in their country.


21 posted on 03/01/2010 8:03:46 PM PST by docbnj
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To: Kartographer

I think until we pay our debt we should not be helping other countries (at least with money)...yes militarily but we should close the bank. I am sick and tired of sending money here and sending money there. Knock the open bank at least for now.


22 posted on 03/01/2010 8:18:44 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Kartographer

do you think obama would get the hint if the Brits pulled half their troops from Afghanistan and sent them to the Fauklands?


23 posted on 03/01/2010 8:33:49 PM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: Kartographer

“spat”?


24 posted on 03/01/2010 8:35:40 PM PST by kanawa
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To: Kartographer

The Argies are Americans .. The Limejuicers ain’t
Clear enuf???


25 posted on 03/01/2010 8:44:37 PM PST by Seajay (Ordem e Progresso)
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To: lack-of-trust
I think that the Brits just might do that if Obama throws them under the bus. Poor England however seems to have a more sever infestation of libtards than we do and they may just wuss out.
26 posted on 03/01/2010 10:20:27 PM PST by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: BookaT
Not knocking them but without a Navy like they had back them and the fact that militarily Argentina could have won back then, I don’t think this dispute raises to the point of war.

That's a fair point. Even back then it was very close, according to Sandy Woodward who ran the taskforce. He made much of the fact that they were stretched to near breaking point throwing their offensive togwether and emphasised they were much weaker than was apparent to the outside world.

Cool guy, good book.

As to the justice of the situation, I am fond of the Argentinians but my sympathies always go to the locals. They want to stay British and I believe in self-determination. Same reason I go against Britain on the Chagos group but for them with Gibraltar.

27 posted on 03/02/2010 1:29:22 AM PST by Androcles (All your typos are belong to us)
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