1. Post #1
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18513976

    BBC News posted:
    UK PM David Cameron has refused to accept a letter from Argentina's President Kirchner about her country's claim to the Falklands Islands.

    Mr Cameron spoke to her before the first session of the G20 summit got under way earlier, Downing Street said.

    The prime minister told President Kirchner she should "respect the views" of islanders who are taking part in a referendum on the issue of control.

    The islands are marking 30 years since the end of the war with Argentina.
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    Cameron:



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    Good going mrs Kirchner, it's not like you and the other world leaders have more important issues to deal with!
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    the Argentinian government is (hopefully) smart enough to know if they attempted another war they'd get curbstomped. so they (hopefully) wont try any shit.
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    How about the people living on the actual Islands get to choose who they want to support?

    Or is that too logical?
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    How about the people living on the actual Islands get to choose who they want to support?

    Or is that too logical?
    Guess you didn't read this part:
    The prime minister told President Kirchner she should "respect the views" of islanders who are taking part in a referendum on the issue of control.
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    Guess you didn't read this part:
    I'm aware. I'm referring to Kirchner.
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    The leader of Argentina must feel like an asshole for doing this. In almost positive age could not give a shit about these islands, but is talking about then to gain public approval & distract tw public from bigger issues.

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    the Argentinian government is (hopefully) smart enough to know if they attempted another war they'd get curbstomped. so they (hopefully) wont try any shit.
    Isn't the current (rather unforunate) condition of the UK's navy going to make things a bit harder this?
    Or did they cancel the scrappings?
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    Silly Argentina, Hegemonies are what 'Murica does.
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    Isn't the current (rather unforunate) condition of the UK's navy going to make things a bit harder this?
    Or did they cancel the scrappings?
    France says we can use their aircraft carrier if we want

    Edited:

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    Silly Argentina, Hegemonies are what 'Murica does.
    .... :C
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    Isn't the current (rather unforunate) condition of the UK's navy going to make things a bit harder this?
    Or did they cancel the scrappings?
    They wouldn't take the islands in the first place. In 1982 the islands were defended by a naval party of 82. They now have a military base housing a garrison of 1200 soldiers, AA missiles, 4 fighter jets, 3 ships including a state-of-the-art destroyer, and possibly a submarine though that's confidential

    Not only that but Argentina has had some cutbacks too and they arguably don't have enough landing craft to mount an invasion

    Read all about it
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    France says we can use their aircraft carrier if we want

    Edited:

    Thanks France.
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    the Argentinian government is (hopefully) smart enough to know if they attempted another war they'd get curbstomped. so they (hopefully) wont try any shit.
    I dunno our country might get some use from understanding they can get curbstomped by a tiny teeny island country anyday.
    Of course they'll blame the shitty gov't/military/weather/butterflies in china for their loss though

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    He should've accepted it and put it online so we could all read her daft logic.
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    It must be scary to live on the Falklands.
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    France says we can use their aircraft carrier if we want

    Edited:

    does it comes with the culinary staff too?

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    does it comes with the culinary staff too?
    Pretty sure french aircraft carriers have emergency pro french chefs in big red boxes next to the fire extingushers
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    I don't even understand what is the reasoning behind the land being Argentina's?

    Because the totalitarian junta wanted it?
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    Pretty sure french aircraft carriers have emergency pro french chefs in big red boxes next to the fire extingushers
    "in case of emergency, talk to in english for another frontline soldier"

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    GIB FALKLANDS OR REPORT HEUHEUHEUHEUEHEUHEUHEUHE

    summery of the letter
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    France says we can use their aircraft carrier if we want

    Edited:

    only condition being that we return the keys before 11pm
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    I don't even understand what is the reasoning behind the land being Argentina's?

    Because the totalitarian junta wanted it?
    Pretty much. Serves as a way to distract Argentinians from what their government gets up to.

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    There are advantages to him thinking he's Maggie...

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    The spanish wikipedia article details the reasoning behind both argentinian and british claims, something the english article lacks.

    If you speak some spanish here ya go:
    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuesti%...soberan.C3.ADa
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    The spanish wikipedia article details the reasoning behind both argentinian and british claims, something the english article lacks.

    If you speak some spanish here ya go:
    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuesti%...soberan.C3.ADa
    It's funny how the Argentinian list is conveniently lengthy, while the British one is full of ones such as "not recognising a Catholic country".
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    It's funny how the Argentinian list is conveniently lengthy, while the British one is full of ones such as "not recognising a Catholic country".
    So? They are reasons, if Argentina has more reasons than the British deal with it. It doesn't mean they are better reasons anyway, so what's your point? And the last reason listed in the british claim is the one where the islanders should decide their identity, which is the one bein g used right now. It's funny how you think the article is biased, when both sides are shown, whereas in the english article there's only one point of view.
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    So? They are reasons, if Argentina has more reasons than the British deal with it. It doesn't mean they are better reasons anyway, so what's your point? And the last reason listed in the british claim is the one where the islanders should decide their identity, which is the one bein g used right now. It's funny how you think the article is biased, when both sides are shown, whereas in the english article there's only one point of view.
    It's simply not credible, and probably wrote by a butthurt Argentinian history post-grad with a poor degree.

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    It's simply not credible, and probably wrote by a butthurt Argentinian history post-grad with a poor degree.
    You could say the same about the english article. Also, someone wanted the reasoning behind Argentinian claims. So I go to the english article and couln't find anything. Then I went to the spanish article and there I found it, that's why I posted the spanish one. It's ok? Or should I snip my post?
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    You could say the same about the english article.
    I just wouldn't be bringing a wikipedia article into this full stop.

    At least find a credible historian.

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    I read a quote somewhere that was a really good zinger but I can't remember who said it, it went something like "the only thing on the Falklands that's Argentinian are the mines left by retreating soldiers"
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    I just wouldn't be bringing a wikipedia article into this full stop.

    At least find a credible historian.
    Well I believe no one's got hold of one, so that would be pretty difficult, maybe I'm wrong though. Plus historians can be biased too, in most cases at least.

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    That's how you do it David.