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Old April 6th, 2009, 04:24 PM   #41
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Personally, it saddens me that this dispute continues to divide our two nations. Before the conflict, my family had a great many Argentinian friends who used to visit regularly. They were wonderful, fun people. I tried to visit them a few years after the war but was denied a visa. Since then, we have lost touch with all of these friends. My Dad returned to Argentina earlier this year and tried to see some of them. But he had no reply. Such a shame.
That's the worst thing in these stupid nationalistic arguments. Argentina is a multicultural nation settled by the descendants of immigrants from many countries including Britain. There are many common kin between the two countries. Argentina was a modern vigorous country - how sad that they still feel the need to wallow in that petty resentment and in so doing degrade themselves in the eyes of the world. It really surprised me that it came out in this thread.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 04:50 PM   #42
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Totally agree..smacks of brainwashing..very funny considering the non-native roots of the majority of argentinians!..maybe they should give back argentina to the indigenous indian tribes of south america?
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Old September 27th, 2010, 03:27 PM   #43
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Great !

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Old September 27th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #44
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Yes. It is a beautiful British territory. Great name too, Falkland Islands just sounds cool. Must get chilly though!

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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:08 AM   #45
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Really good photos of Puerto Argentino, is a very nice city. The same for Malvinas islands, they are unique.

Argentina has many beautiful places like this one.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:10 AM   #46
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I love the wilderness feeling to the falklands!!!!! Stanley looks like a nice little place. And argentina only wants them back because of the possibility of oil deposits under the ocean.

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Old September 29th, 2010, 02:09 AM   #47
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I love the wilderness feeling to the falklands!!!!! Stanley looks like a nice little place. And argentina only wants them back because of the possibility of oil deposits under the ocean.
Well, Argentina did try to steal the islands in 1982 and failed miserably.
They won't bother again. It's British territory and will stay that way.

The Falklands is definitely on my to travel list.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 02:48 AM   #48
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I agree!!!!!
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Old September 29th, 2010, 03:24 AM   #49
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I love the wilderness feeling to the falklands!!!!! Stanley looks like a nice little place. And argentina only wants them back because of the possibility of oil deposits under the ocean.
This reminds me of Eddie Izzard's Dress to kill!
Oh we need the Falkland Islands, for strategic sheep purposes

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Old September 29th, 2010, 03:29 AM   #50
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Really good photos of Puerto Argentino, is a very nice city. The same for Malvinas islands, they are unique.

Argentina has many beautiful places like this one.
Maldives , United Kingdom
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Old September 29th, 2010, 03:14 PM   #51
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I love the wilderness feeling to the falklands!!!!! Stanley looks like a nice little place. And argentina only wants them back because of the possibility of oil deposits under the ocean.
Wrong, UK only wants them because of the possibility of oil deposits under the ocean.


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Well, Argentina did try to steal the islands in 1982 and failed miserably.
They won't bother again. It's British territory and will stay that way.

The Falklands is definitely on my to travel list.
Interesting definition, how can you steal what already is yours?

Correction, it's Argentine territory stolen by british.


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I thought Maldives were in Asia... brother

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Old September 29th, 2010, 03:34 PM   #52
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As someone who has ties to Argentina I have never understood this whole Islas Malvinas/Falklands Islands controversy.

There are no proven oil reserves there, and for the most part it is mostly inhabited by sheep.

I say invade Chile instead, more bang for your buck.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #53
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Interesting definition, how can you steal what already is yours?

Correction, it's Argentine territory stolen by british.
I thought they were French, then Spanish, then British, then Spanish (briefly), then British, then Argentinians (around 1830: briefly and unofficially), then British again....

So, IMO you can hardly argue that these territories are "yours".. If so, then France could argue that too, as first settlers and discoverers !
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Old September 29th, 2010, 04:13 PM   #54
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I thought they were French, then Spanish, then British, then Spanish (briefly), then British, then Argentinians (around 1830: briefly and unofficially), then British again....

So, IMO you can hardly argue that these territories are "yours".. If so, then France could argue that too, as first settlers and discoverers !
So with your argue, US belongs to UK and Canada to France...

Since 1810 belong to Argentina as new nation under the decolonization treaty, and were invaded by british pirates in 1833.

Malvinas are historical, legal, and the most important, geographically Argentine territory.

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Old September 29th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #55
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So with your argue (...) and Canada to France...
Nope, the Brits stole it to us (except St-Pierre & Miquelon islands near Newfoundland, which are still French: a kind of "French northern Faklands") !
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Old September 30th, 2010, 04:35 AM   #56
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Wtf?
Its ridiculous to consider Islas Malvinas as Britshit. Anyway, I don't care what could happen with those little pieces of land floting near me. The population is not Argentinean, so they are not our business. If someday they have a natural disaster they will ask daddy ARG to take care of them.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 04:55 AM   #57
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Old September 30th, 2010, 05:06 AM   #58
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Oh I wish these debates about the Falkland Islands would stop. Argentina had a war to take it away from the UK. They lost. The people who live there speak English and don't want to become part of Argentina.

Yes politics and history seems unfair to many people ... China and Tibet, Israel and Palestine, etc. ... but it's time to acknowledge reality.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 05:11 AM   #59
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I like this logic, I seem to remember the Queen still holds the title Duke of Normandy . . .
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