Argentinians Whining About the Falklands....Again

#2
I think both mainland brits and falkland islanders have earned the right to be a little proud of what was achived

if this comes across to the losing nation as being arrogant then tough
 
#4
I've said this before, and I'll say it again...

The Falkland Islands should be re-named as,

The British Falkland Islands.

Sort of makes the point rather clearly doesn't it.

Ok, so start campaigning for the change....
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
we have to be arrogant as its the only bluff we've got. whats annoying is the dispute isnt even theirs, if anything its with spain. which does to be fair make it easier to go to war with them so maybe someone should challenge it.
 
#6
Right to self determination is a cornerstone of UN ideology and it is much more important than decolonialisation which was the spics reasoning in 1982, i surely doubt the UN's views could have changed since then. I think the only way this will be settled is to invade Argentina, at least it will give us something to do after Herrick winds down.
 
#7
Question

This James Peck who accepted Argentine citizenship should he still be allowed to live on the Falklands?
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
as I understand it he has an argie dad doesnt he? though no mention of whether the sexual union in question was of a 'surprise' nature!
 
#9
as I understand it he has an argie dad doesnt he? though no mention of whether the sexual union in question was of a 'surprise' nature!
It said his dad "fought for the British" during the war.

Ah you get oddballs everywhere. He may have an Argentine lady/male "friend" or it could just be a "look at me/**** you" gesture to people on the Islands for something.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#10
must have been his mum then - I'm sure I read he was half caste somewhere.
 
#11
must have been his mum then - I'm sure I read he was half caste somewhere.
It get's better.

Mr Peck's father Terry was a member of the Falkland Islands Defence Force and died during the conflict.
Which is what the BBC say....but his wiki page say's he died in 2006....

Terry Peck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Falklands-born James Peck, an artist who is married to an Argentine woman and lives in the capital Buenos Aires, is the first islander to be given an Argentine birth certificate.
 
#13
James Peck in my eyes is a traitor! Probably doing it as a tax dodge! By the way, if you want some fun to rile up the Argies... search 'Las Malvinas' on facebook.. There are half a dozen 'cause' pages with the Argentines crying about it and the injustice... Maybe Evita's song runs true to them lol! I say we plague their pages with Union Jacks and youtube Videos of the British Army doing what they do best!
 
#14
James Peck in my eyes is a traitor! Probably doing it as a tax dodge! By the way, if you want some fun to rile up the Argies... search 'Las Malvinas' on facebook.. There are half a dozen 'cause' pages with the Argentines crying about it and the injustice... Maybe Evita's song runs true to them lol! I say we plague their pages with Union Jacks and youtube Videos of the British Army doing what they do best!
Drinking & shagging fat birds? I think you'll get banned very quickly on youtube and facebook if you put that up.
 
#15
The Argentines have in effect been handed the Falkland Islands due to the pusillanimous politicians that have 'governed' Britain since 1997.

The Red Arrows and some yellow Sea King variants will not recover these islands the next time the Argentines mount an invasion force. The Woolwich Ferry may have to be deployed in extremis

I am off to the Memorial Service for Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Leach later today - I bet the great man is spinning in his grave over the stupidity of the current government's Defence so-called Policy.
 
#16
#18
Odd bit of the story:

Earlier this week a British man became the first Falkland islander to choose Argentine citizenship.
James Peck was handed his national identity card by President Fernandez, during a ceremony to mark the 29th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War.
Mr Peck's father Terry was a member of the Falkland Islands Defence Force and died during the conflict.
Two thoughts really, about the odd-looking fellow jumping ship to sign up on the SS Donkeynudger, (1) weirdo and (2) better off without the sod.
 
#19
"Terry Peck was a bit of a character in Stanley, met him a few times when I was working there in the late 80s, nice bloke who had put himself in harms way during the war,"

Is there anyone out there you haven't met, inspired, given birth to or otherwise molested in your career?
 
#20
I think we should now have an in depth discussion about whether the Argies can invade the Falklands, whether we can defend them, whether we can retake them should the defence fail and whether the loss of carriers and harriers affects the above at all. Or has it been done before?
 

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