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Were these islands ever Argentina property?



http//www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2244476,00.html
Here is the part you missed Patrick. There is a page 2 to the article.

CENTURIES OF CONFLICT

1690 First British landing, headed by Captain Strong; islands named after Lord Falkland

1820 The United Provinces of Rio del Plata (later Argentina and Uruguay), take possession of islands despite British sovereignty claims

1833 British warships regain the Falklands

1965 UN passes resolution calling for peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute

1980 Talks break down, with islanders rejecting a compromise solution

1982 The Falklands conflict, Argentine invasion defeated by British forces

1989 Diplomatic relations restored under newly elected Argentine President Carlos Menem

2001 Tony Blair is first British Prime Minister to visit Argentina since the conflict
Thanks ,John. Wonder if the Argentines were there when the 1690 landing occurred?
Palladin Wrote:Thanks ,John. Wonder if the Argentines were there when the 1690 landing occurred?

Argentina was not a country then, how could they? This is all about current fishing, and future oil exploration rights.

Any time the Argentine economy starts heading down the toilet, which is more frequent than not, the leaders start waving the sabres in order to stir up the Latino passions. What we have is a country that is in love with Collectivism, mostly in the guise of Fascism, and unless they turn their backs on that worthless concept, they will always be in the toilet, and threatening the Brits.
John,

Yea,Argentina is a weird bunch. The place is modern,it is European as well,not Indian.

There is really no reason it should not have a productive economy.
No reason except their collectivist attitude you mean. Right?
David,

I guess so,but I am not knowledgable about Argentine history.
It's hard to believe these idiots are still threatening to take back the Falklands by force.

Argentine destroyer hits jetty, catches fire as she attempts to sail for international exercise By George Allison - July 6, 2017
(07-06-2017, 09:00 PM)WarBicycle Wrote: [ -> ]It's hard to believe these idiots are still threatening to take back the Falklands by force.

Argentine destroyer hits jetty, catches fire as she attempts to sail for international exercise By George Allison - July 6, 2017

The biggest thing going against them is that the islanders are hell bend on never, ever, willingly being part of Argentina. And not all of the islanders are Brits. Many are former Argentines, and everyone know which side of their bread is buttered better. Spiteful

Also, the huge amount of oil reserves in and around the islands is making this such choice locations. I'm not even sure if there is any active drilling down there yet, but it is supposed to be loaded with petroleum reserves.

Does anybody know?
"The total distance from Argentina to Falkland Islands is 1,183 miles."
Link: https://www.google.com/search?q=distance...8&oe=utf-8

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Quote:A new oil discovery in waters around the Falklands is likely to enrage the Argentinian government, which is seeking to criminalise UK drilling companies working around the South Atlantic islands.

Rockhopper has said that it has found initial signs of oil at its Isobel Deep exploration well in the North Falkland Basin, which is approximately 25 miles south of the Sea Lion field.

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Rockhopper along with Falkland Oil and Gas and Premier Oil are exploring for oil in the north Falklands Basin and recently made a significant find at the Zebedee exploration well. It is thought that around 1bn barrels of recoverable oil may exist around the Falklands, which Britain fought to defend in 1982 following the Argentinian invasion.
Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsb...ntina.html

I found one website that claimed the distance from Argentina to the Falklands was 0 miles. Apparently that site was hacked by some Argentinian. S1
They can scream and yell all they wish, but even if the Brits were to leave, the sovereignty of the island would automatically go to the citizens there.  And if Argentina tried once more to grab it, this time around they may have even more trouble out of it all.  Not only is their military in horrible condition, but the citizenry would probably begin an insurgency.  And the Brits along, with the UN, and those Horrible, disgusting, G-dless Yanks, would back them up.