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Argentina Declines Invitation to Falklands Meeting

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- 1968 days ago -
Argentina's foreign minister has turned down a Foreign Office invitation to meet members of the Falkland Islands government in London next week.

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Angelika R (143)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:08 pm
No good news, looks like trouble again. Hope they won't go to war over the Islands once again! If I recall history correctly, the Brits forced people out at gunpoint to settle their own there and still consider it "British overseas territory", that is wrong.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 3:47 am
The Spanish abandon in the early 18th century, then it was only used by fisherman as a port of refuge (mostly, I believe, by Americans), and then the British colonized it (but it's still pretty dissolute), so Argentina claiming it makes no sense. This rebinds me of that little island that China and Japan are fussing over., but we can't say boy will be boys, because last time it was girl versus boy.

Alice C (1797)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 1:29 pm

John B (185)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 2:13 pm
Thanks Cal for the post and link to the article. After the referendum in March the residents will have spoken and their decision should be respected by all parties. Read and noted.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 2:43 pm
I think the Falkland islanders will opt to stay under britain Could one trust Argentina now im not sure especially with its growing friendship with Iran


Tom Edgar (56)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 3:46 pm
Angelika Roll You are oh so WRONG.. Whilst I would agree that Geographically the Argentine claims have greater validity. The British settled that island when it was totally, and was always so, UNINHABITED. and never took it at the point of a gun. The only times that South Americans landed it was when fishermen sheltered there, on a very temporary basis.

Robert O (12)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:25 pm
I wonder what their angle is.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:46 pm

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 11:01 pm
The Brits almost gave it back to the rightful owners, but changed their mind, There is oil there, hence the Falkland war with the backing of the USA.. Britain never fights a war without USA backing, they would loose. I honestly think they are cowards, they live in a long gone dream world, divide and conquer.
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