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By Breaker (Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 08:09:11 AM EST) (all tags)
Thanks for all the support.


If our useless government of no talent had any sort of spine to argue with the ObamaMessiah, our troops would be leaving Afghanistan tomorrow.
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Its weird by anonimouse (4.00 / 4) #1 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 08:50:22 AM EST
First visitor to Falkland islands - probably Patagonian indian
First Eurasion visitor to Falklands - probably UKian (John Davies/Richard Hawkins 1590)
First Falklands settlement - West Falkland French 1764, East Falkland English 1765/6
Spanish get West Falkland from French - 1766
First Spanish attack : 1770 (some things never change do they?)
British back - 1771 (left 1776 leaving plaque claiming territory)
Spanish leave  -1811 (leaving plaque)
1828-1831 Argies actually have settlement!! .....
1831 - 'till the US attacks them!
1832 - Argie governor killed in mutiny
1833 - British reassert soveriegnty and stay

So we arrived before the Spanish and have stayed for 170 years to the claim of 3 years for the  Argentinians, who think they should have it because its close to them.



Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
close to them by TPD (4.00 / 3) #2 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:06:15 AM EST
and has oil

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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You're welcome. by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:07:14 AM EST
Sigh. I guess it could be worse.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Last time around by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:13:56 AM EST
I believe our government had to practically beg yours to not send your naval might and air support. 

We did gratefully accept some in flight refuelling, however, IIRC.


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Raincheck by duxup (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:15:25 AM EST
If you don't fill out the rain check you can't expect to get the same deal the next time. 

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Uhhhh... by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:23:04 AM EST
Keh?


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I think he's saying by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #14 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 02:56:55 PM EST
that we should've said we don't need it now, but we'd like to make an agreement to call on those services if we need them later. That way, the US would've been "locked in" to providing military assistance in any future Argy bargy


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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At the time, by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:27:54 AM EST
the US was good at invading small countries (Grenada, Panama etc.)
Under the Bush(es), it seems to have graduated to the real thing.


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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A Bush was Commander in Chief by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 06:33:30 PM EST
during the invasion of Panama.

Wumpus

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You should have invaded the whole dang country by duxup (4.00 / 2) #4 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:11:56 AM EST
It works better that way.

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No mandate by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:24:25 AM EST
This was back in the day when countries went to the UN and got the go ahead before initiating conflict.

Our mandate was to secure the return of the islands to British control, no more than that.


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...well, except for the endless insurgencies... by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:24:57 AM EST


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Oh, come on! by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:22:34 AM EST
You beat them back with a WOMAN (well -- ostensibly) last time. Just do that again.

Sadly by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #11 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:25:20 AM EST
Bully Brown is the stereotypical bully - face up to him and he backs down.


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Come on, one of the MIs by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #13 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:38:04 AM EST
need to provide documentation linking the Argies with Al Queada.


Very interesting. by dmg (4.00 / 1) #16 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 09:34:52 PM EST
Of course since Brown signed away the UK's sovereignity, the Falklands oil now belongs to the EU. It will be interesting to see what steps they take to protect the EU national interest.

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dmg - HuSi's most dimwitted overprivileged user.
that's obvious. by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #17 Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:13:59 PM EST
they're going to offer to underwrite argentina's debt.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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The thing that made me laugh there by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #18 Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 11:42:20 AM EST
Was that I can actually see it...


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