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Falklands Friction

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07 Jan 2013 12:02 AEST

LiXL

From: Hunan, China

Indiginous Americans...

The Falklands are as British as the Diaoyu Islands are Chinese. The only possibility would be to discuss sharing some revenue with the native Pategonian people - the original original people of the Americas. Maybe Native american tribes should have similar compensations from the likes of the Argentinians.

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03 Apr 2012 21:10 AEST

Andrew

From: Melbourne

The islands will return to South American sovereignty sooner than later

By reason or force eventually UK will have to return the islands to their legitimate owners, if is not by negotiation and in acceptance of UN resolutions, UNASUR will fix it. UK might beat one but not all together.

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24 Oct 2011 13:27 AEST

Terry Peck

From: Sydney

James Peck

On a the issue of James Peck, as a cousin of James, I don't believe he had any other option than to follow the course he chose. As far as I could see he had no other way to be in his children's lives whom he obviously loves very much. Shame on the Argentinean President for making this a political issue when clearly it is not, and shame on the Falkland Islanders who have treated James with such disrespect and malice when clearly his actions haad only one single motive, LOVE! Best Wishes James..

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20 Oct 2011 17:37 AEST

Patrick

From: Melbourne

Bad governments engaging in Mid-east style brainwashing and propaganda.

The school children being taught an incendiary one-eyed comic-book storybook view of absolute Argentinian ownership and claim I thought was disgusting, and harkens to something you'd expect to see in a Hamas or Hezbollah school in the middle-east, or in Baath Syrian school or Iran...its true that the matter is obviously completely swamped in ethnic pride and lore, and not much logic.Its been used as a deflection from real issues like bad govt in Arg, much as Palestinians are used in Mid-East

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20 Oct 2011 09:59 AEST

Karl

From: Perth

Nothing like some good old fashioned war warmongering and propaganda to keep the masses distracted eh?

Can't believe there is such a fuss over a frozen little island in the middle of nowhere. You can see from the way Argentines talk about this issue they are blinded by patriotism inspired by government propaganda. I remember seeing an old news clip on YouTube a while back before I knew about this conflict and being confused by all the bile and hatred being spewed out from both sides in the comment. The inhabitants should just pack up and leave it to the Argentines though, not worth another war.

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18 Oct 2011 15:58 AEST

Craig Lynch

From: Brisbane

Falklands

What is not in dispute is generations of Falkland Islanders have established a life in the island operating wool and meat operations, farming, fishing, tourism and yes oil exploration with the possibility of a resources boom for the islanders which will finally establish their independent economic stability. In 1983' a year after the war, the islands celebrated what would have been a relatively low key even but for the Argentine invasion - 150 continuous years of British settlement. Good Luck!

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18 Oct 2011 12:32 AEST

Craig Lynch

From: Brisbane

Falklands

The USS Lexington imprisons the Argentine colonists, destroys the fort and declares the islands free of all government. Argentina sends a new governor to build a new penal colony but he is murdered by the prisoners. In 1833 the British sloop HMS Clio takes over Port Louise, sending Argentine settlers back to Buenos Aires and claiming the Falklands for Britain. It has become the basis of the Anglo - Argentine dispute ever since.

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18 Oct 2011 12:32 AEST

Craig Lynch

From: Brisbane

Falklands

In 1820 Argentina sent a frigate to formally take control of Port Louis ( remember at this stage there are no occupied settlements on the islands, they are merely old sites). In 1826 Louis Vernet and ninety Argentine colonists arrive to establish the colony there. In 1828 he is appointed governor. In 1831 following a dispute with the crews of US sealing schooners Vernet seizes the vessels and imprisons the sailors. The United States sends the corvette USS Lexington to force their release.

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