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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:00 PM

David Cameron must return Falklands to Argentina, Cristina Kirchner demands in open letter

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/9776580/David-Cameron-must-return-Falklands-to-Argentina-Cristina-Kirchner-demands-in-open-letter.html


In an emotional open letter to the British prime minister, Cristina Kirchner, Argentina’s president, has called on him to honour a United Nations resolution dating from 1965 and start negotiations about handing over the islands.

The letter, which was due to be published in the British national newspaper The Guardian on Thursday, is timed to mark the anniversary of when on January 3 1833, Britain took control of the islands from the Falklands.

It says: “One hundred and eighty years ago on this same date, January 3rd, in a blatant exercises of 19th century colonialism, Argentina was forcibly stripped of the Malvinas Islands, which are situated 14,000 km (8,700 miles) away from London.


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"Unlike the Government of Argentina, the United Kingdom respects the right of our people to determine our own affairs, a right that is enshrined in the UN Charter and which is which is ignored by Argentina."

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Reply David Cameron must return Falklands to Argentina, Cristina Kirchner demands in open letter (Original post)
Bacchus4.0 Jan 2013 OP
commenter8 Jan 2013 #1
Tempest Jan 2013 #2
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #3
Tempest Jan 2013 #7
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #8
joshcryer Jan 2013 #4
mn9driver Jan 2013 #5
Historic NY Jan 2013 #6
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #9

Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:06 PM

1. Dream on, Argentina...

The UK is as fully determined to use military force today as it was in the days of Margaret Thatcher, and it's far beyond any ability of Argentina to resist. Argentina should remember the Belgrano and forget about these islands.

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Response to commenter8 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:14 PM

2. A UK attack would end in disaster for Britain

They would instantly become a pariah and open to trade sanctions.

You should learn something about how dependent upon international trade the UK is.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:42 PM

3. Huh?

 

Why would the UK attack Argentina?

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:36 AM

7. You'll have to ask the poster I responded to. n/t

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Response to Tempest (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:47 AM

8. I think..

 

He was implying a British response to an Argentinian attack, like last time.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:06 PM

4. Who called this?

Some posters here said due to the recent shakeup in Argentina Kirchner would be floating this Emmanuel Goldstein again. Looks like she's at it.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:18 PM

5. Not gonna happen.

The islanders are nearly all descended from British immigrants, the culture and language are British and Britain has maintained and protected the islands for 180 years. The islanders are British citizens, always have been and they like it that way.

Argentina doesn't give a rip about the islands or the people there. It wants control of the oil in the Exclusive Economic Zone that the islands are entitled to by the UN Law of the Sea treaty that most nations, including Argentina, have signed.

Anyone that thinks Britain wouldn't get a lot of international support for an armed conflict triggered by an Argentine invasion in the Falklands probably wasn't paying attention in 1982.

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Response to mn9driver (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:28 PM

6. Exactly...

Blood spilled & treasure lost determined the islands sovereignty.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:32 AM

9. UK prime minister rebuffs Argentina over Falklands

Downing Street has strongly rebuffed a call by Argentina's president for the UK to return the islands.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had urged UK Prime Minister David Cameron to abide by a 1965 UN resolution to "negotiate a solution" over the area.

But a spokesman for Mr Cameron said the people of the Falklands had shown "a clear desire to remain British" and their interests would be protected.

A referendum on the islands' political status is to be held in March.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20897675

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