Did anyone see where Argentina re-asserted its’ claim to the Falkland Islands (Las Islas Malvinas)? They did so through diplomatic channels at the UN this time, as opposed to a military occupation like they did 25 years ago. From what I can gather, a number of countries could make a justifiable/valid claim to these islands but the UK invaded back in the early 1800’s and has governed ever since. I guess Right by Conquest is probably the most ancient and honored means of recognizing a claim to land.
I wonder why Argentina is so eager to acquire the islands and the UK is so eager to retain them? Fishing rights? Prime sheep pasture? Off-shore oil? Why was a war fought over these remote islands?
I think we even have a planner from the Falklands who used to post here about a year ago…. http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/member.php?u=6095 yes, here she is Kelper