To whom do the “Falkland Island” belong? And why do the United Kingdom want to hold on to a colony 12.677 kilometer south west of London?
What are the real names of the disputed islands of the coasts of Argentina, and why can not these islands be ruled from Buenos Aires?
The distance from the capital of Argentina to Port Stanley is “only” 1.905 kilometers. And the “occupied British territory” is hardly 480 kilometers off the cost of the former Spanish colony.
Who is the legal owner of these island, on the edge of the sea around the South pole? Lets see what Wikipedia can tell us:
The first reliable sighting of the Falkland Islands is usually attributed to the Dutch explorer Sebald de Weert in 1600, who named the archipelago the Sebald Islands, a name they bore on Dutch maps into the 19th century.
In 1764, French navigator and military commander Louis Antoine de Bougainville founded the first settlement on Berkeley Sound, in present-day Port Louis, East Falkland.
In 1765, British captain John Byron explored and claimed Saunders Island on West Falkland, where he named the harbour Port Egmont and a settlement was constructed in 1766.
Unaware of the French presence, Byron claimed the island group for King George III. Spain acquired the French colony in 1767, and placed it under a governor subordinate to the Buenos Aires colonial administration.
In 1770, Spain attacked Port Egmont and expelled the British presence, bringing the two countries to the brink of war. War was avoided by a peace treaty and the British return to Port Egmont.
On 2 April 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands and other British territories in the South Atlantic. Argentina use the original Spanish name: “The Malvinas”.
The International double standard of the United Kingdom becomes obvious in the matters of the Falkland Islands.
While London demands a ‘“Jew free zone” in the suburbs of Jerusalem, the Royal Navy refuse to remove a single British national from Port Stanley.
You can be sure:
If there were only Jews living on the Falkland Island, surely United Kingdom, long time ago, would have forced them to return this “occupied area” to Argentina.
Written by Ivar
Again your parallel examples bring out the truth. Another great example of the double standard that exist.
While London demands a ‘“Jew free zone” in the suburbs of Jerusalem, ……???
A ”Jew free zone” ….that’s like asking for a White or Black ”Free Zone” in the middle of any Nation, any City, any Suburb???? That’s sheer crazy ….If that’s not a major ”Red Flag”…nothing is!!
Title should be ‘why Britain can’t call the Falklands occupied’ England is part of the UK of GB and does not govern the Falks, the British do, England does not have its own parliament nor national anthem. But I agree with the sentiment as I have often pointed out Britains hypocrisy, but wikepedia is not a reliable source of information, one can google their many falsities and mistakes. Another point is just because the Falks are closer to argentina does not mean they belong to Argentina, Britain colonised the islands before Argentina existed. Practically every powerful/once powerful country in the world occupies someones land, the US is occupied by mainly white europeans, the Vikings of Norway raped and pillaged their way across Europe stealing wealth and land etc etc, France like Britain has possessions in the pacific and Carribean. Israel originally went in and stole the land from the Canaanites Jebusites etc but it was Gods land and He wanted these dodgy people out so fair enough but basically dont blame England when it has nothing to do with England, we dont have a parliament nor a voice, its a british parliament and a british territory.
I basically agree with your comment. I also may support both the settlers on the Falkland Islands to be governed by United Kingdom, and the Jews in Judea and Samaria to be governed by the state of Israel. This will not come as a surprise to the regular readers of this blog.
My point is that the rulers on London are blunt hypocrites. They follow double standards. There is one law and principles to be followed by the Jews in Samaria, and another set of rules for settlers in Port Stanley.
Argentina was a Spanish colony, captured by brutal force and ruled as a Papal dictatorship. May be it is time for the white skinned Roman Catholic “settlers” to go back home to Spain?
If we open this can of worms, there will be no end to our debate.
Appreciate your opinion, all I wanted to say was ‘its nothing to do with England its a british issue, the flag over the Falklands has the british flag on it not the English, so many people from overseas think they are one and the same but in reality England is th eonly country in the UK denied a voice by the British Government because they know we would leave the union if we had a voice’. Cheers geez.
Well done. Great debate!
5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;
God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the One who was, is and ever shall be, He says the ‘all the earth is mine’.
The governments of this world are merely managing the earth for an allotted time.
Watch as the world tries to establish peace a peace that will last but a short while.
But, take care in your observations, for nation shall rise against nation.
Wherever we live, our governments will make statements that will bring divine judgements upon them.
The Lord Jesus teaches that these are ‘cares of this world’ all these things must happen.
The world will surround Israel.
God reinstated the Jewish state, it is written it will be surrounded, if He fulfilled the first, He will fulfill the second.
All these things must be, and then the end shall come.