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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:42 AM

Falklands will be under our control within 20 years, says Argentina

Source: The Guardian

Falklands will be under our control within 20 years, says Argentina

Patrick Wintour, political editor
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 5 February 2013 12.00 GMT

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".

"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.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:02 AM

1. The colonial state, Argentina

 

Which massacred it's way across what is now "Argentina" wants to colonize the falklands against the will of the people that live there.

As I posted last week, "Where are the Argentinian natives"? Kirchner's ancestors killed them all, that's where.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:48 AM

2. What a handy distraction. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:51 AM

3. A quick prediction.

In 20 years Argentina will be just as bankrupt and corrupt as it is now, the descendents of the Spanish colonists will still be bleating about their victim status vis a vis the British pirates, and the Falkland Islanders will still be what they are now - definitely not Argentinian.

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