Nobody Remembers the Falkland War
Not many of us in America recall Britain sending warships to the Falkland islands, but you can see a bit of the history of that moment in the movie, “The Iron Lady.” Meryl Streep played an excellent Margaret Thatcher, and as you see, they show the scene, where Thatcher, went against all her advisors and went to war…to keep… that tiny little bit of rock, on which now, live about 3,000 people. In all fairness…there have been many that have occupied the strip of rock: the Dutch, the French, and the Germans, but in 1833, Argentina signed it over to Britain and so therefore…it’s theirs.
And now, Argentina’s wants it back. Typically, a woman is PMSING.
Thirty years after Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falklands, Argentina’s populist president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has returned to the fray with a blistering attack on British “colonialism” and a demand to hand back “Las Malvinas”.In a stinging letter to David Cameron, Fernández urges the UK to abide by a 1960 United Nations resolution urging member states to “end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations”.
If we start letting the U.N. decide who gets what, we might as well call it quits.
By all accounts, she doesn’t have a chance in the world, and most likely could care less about it, because they never wanted it in the first place…but the subject of “colonialism” should be addressed, and why not now?
The question is: When a country conquers another by force or otherwise, does the country that lost the battle deserve to be given, what it considers to be its ‘land’ back?
The United States won the revolutionary war…how would we feel if England said it wanted it’s “land” back? Frankly, in 40 years it’s going to be all Spanish anyway, so maybe we should give it to them.
And while the United States has given many a land back to the Indians along with some pretty nice perks like Casinos,’ I think this “give me back my land” stuff needs to be nipped in the bud.
Margaret Thatcher was right to protect her little island, even at the expense. Israel is right to protect its’ land, and let’s hope England never wants America back.
Because…I hate to say this: But— until Obama sells it off to China..
It’s still belongs to us!…wait…uh…mmmm…