Skip to comments.Falkland Islands lie in Argentine waters, says UN commission
Posted on 03/29/2016 5:33:08 AM PDT by Leaning Right
The Falkland Islands lie in waters belonging to Argentina, a United Nations commission has ruled, dealing a blow to the U.K.'s claims in the region. Argentina and the U.K. have been in a long-running dispute over which country rightfully controls the territory in the South Atlantic Ocean, dating back before the war they fought in 1982.
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Next week: UN Commision says Texas belongs to Mexico.
Heh. I expected an elevation of that conflict after the 0bama visit. Can’t for the life of me figure out which side he’ll be on./s
Infact great point, this is another stab in the back to our best ally.
True then. True now.
UK should leave the UN.
Most of eastern Iowa was part of Texas back in the 80s...
The Argies would have a hell of lot more casualties trying to take the Falklands this time around.
Obama visits Argentina and the UN proclaims that the Falklands belongs to them. Wow. He is really beginning to look like one of the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse...
My plan: Britian ‘gives’ it to the U.S. We turn it into a penal colony for 50 years-Nortenos and MS-13 types. Argentina provides prison logistics. The islands get returned in 50 years. Residents choose which country to emigrate to. Screw them.
So what! If Argentina wants to get the Falklands back, send in the Army...oh, they did that, and lost.
Is there anyplace in the world that there has NOT been a dispute over borders?
The last place I would want to see the problem solved is the UN.
Here lies the problem !
International sovereignty and borders is now determined by un-elected officials in an increasingly political climate ?
Last I knew , there were Inter-National sovereign borders that were protected and defined by international agreement.
Looks like China , Muslims , and the New World Order has taken over.
It might be time to tell the U.N. to go back to Brussels, as they have over-stayed their welcome here ..!
and lose their biggest financial fundraiser .., and the only one who pays their bills !
Of course, the UN has also elevated Saudi Arabia to the Human Rights commission, and declared Israel the greatest human rights violator in the world.
New Mexico too.
I’ve been saying “US out of UN, UN out of US” for over thirty years. Donald, Ted, are you listening,
The Brits have a much more substantial force stationed there now.
“The Argies would have a hell of lot more casualties trying to take the Falklands this time around.”
That assumes the UK would be willing to fight for them next time. Margaret Thatcher is long gone.
Usually when two nations' claims overlap in a contested waterway or continental shelf situation, they split the difference and draw a line midway. Sounds like a reasonable solution here.
It should be seen as a blow to the UN's legitimacy as a serious arbiter of anything. The ruling should be greeted with laughter and a shrug. "Whatever".
And, seriously, the UN itself should simply disband.
The Brits need someone like them, who will stand up for their sovereignty. I don't know if they value it that much anymore... They once had Thatcher. They need another.
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