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Falklands and its war

So I go to the Falklands.

Nothing to write home about.

200:1 sheep-to-men ratio.

The monument for the British who fought and died to keep it British.

Insult: Bacardi Gold is $38 for a big one.

Then I go to Argentina.

One monument in BA for the Argentinians who fought and died to keep it Argentinian.

Then another one in Ushuaia. Same thing.

My dear God.

If there ever was a worthless piece of land, that is it.

Yet several thousand men, young, good and brave had to die just to keep the things the way they are.

I feel like I don't really belong to the same species.
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It's so simple. Citizens have the right to protection by their government on sovereign territory. The islanders are all British citizens and did not want to be either governed or ousted by Johnny foreigner. I'm sure you would feel the same if the Spanish tried to reclaim California.
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It's so simple. Citizens have the right to protection by their government on sovereign territory. The islanders are all British citizens and did not want to be either governed or ousted by Johnny foreigner. I'm sure you would feel the same if the Spanish tried to reclaim California.
DR, point taken.

However, it seems incredibly stupid to me that more people have died by trying to conquer and defend the islands than it's entire population represents (sheeps excluded).

Territories come and go.

US was built on expansion.

And so was UK (formerly British Empire).

Subjects went to be Brits rather than Spaniards, but not by vote.
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I believe we are seeing the benefits of education in one place and lack thereof in another. Or you can view it as loyalty versus individual worth. Or the might of many over a few. Or loyalty over greed. Or intelligence versus ignorance.
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I remember being really pissed off that Mrs Thatcher decided to retake the Falklands by force.
Cos we had just qualifed to go to Bisley --
and the storey was that it would be cancelled --
due to all ammunition being required for the invasion.
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We had some coverage recently due to 25th Anniversery
Most poignant comment came from a sailor who had been in the Belgrano,
he said "it was war , we would have done it to them" or words to that effect.

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heh, heh......rememba reading somewhere that the US had a big hand in 'eggin' on' the iron lady into the WAR situation! heh, heh......egoistic colonial, imperialist mindset prevailed in the Thatcher Government than better sense at the time! heh, heh......
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I sure you would leave your own country men to die at the hands of the soldiers of an egoistic colonial imperialist mindset prevailed in Argentina at the time , why not you have abandon your own country when it's going down the pan in every respect punjabi rather than stay and do what you can to raise them out of barbarism , much better for the hypocrite to self seek and look after number one , even if it means utilizing his imperialist history to sliver into England as a parasite. And it spelt ' remember 'you Fucking troll.
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It's so simple. Citizens have the right to protection by their government on sovereign territory. The islanders are all British citizens and did not want to be either governed or ousted by Johnny foreigner. I'm sure you would feel the same if the Spanish tried to reclaim California.
Hahahaha. The illegal border jumping Mexicans are doing exactly that, but one person at a time, and their apologists have a even have term for it.
Reconquista (Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

and a name for it has been selected.
Nation of Aztlan: Reconquista

The hypocrisy of the Mexican Government is exposed by Pres. Felipe Calderon praising the illegals who go to the USA while at the same time militarising their souther border against the illegal Guatamalans who sneak into Mexico!!!
YouTube - Felipe Calderon and Mexico's Hypocrisy in National Security

Disgusting.^^^^



You should see some sections of Los Angeles, they look completely like Mexico, you would not even recognize it from the days when you were there with your red 1972 Olds Delta convertible.

Van Nuys and DTLA and a lot of East LA, Montebello and elsewhere looks like you are in Mexico City DF.. It is all over, in Santa Ana. Teutone could really fill you in on the specifics of what it is like, becfause he lives in LA.

It is possible now to travel from San Diego to Oregon without speaking a word of English if you plan the trip carefully.

Behold the future.

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heh, heh......rememba reading somewhere that the US had a big hand in 'eggin' on' the iron lady into the WAR situation! heh, heh......egoistic colonial, imperialist mindset prevailed in the Thatcher Government than better sense at the time! heh, heh......
Gissa link innit, matey!

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I sure you would leave your own country men to die at the hands of the soldiers of an egoistic colonial imperialist mindset prevailed in Argentina at the time , why not you have abandon your own country when it's going down the pan in every respect punjabi rather than stay and do what you can to raise them out of barbarism , much better for the hypocrite to self seek and look after number one , even if it means utilizing his imperialist history to sliver into England as a parasite. And it spelt ' remember 'you Fucking troll.
heh, heh.....trolled yet again! heh, heh.....Von_Troll, presume you like living in Londonistan, so rich and vibrant with our people, culture and food! heh, heh......or maybe you have developed nocturnal habits like Mr Barlow and only linger out of the basement in the midst of the dark hours to feed on the sewer rats! heh, heh........
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