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Venezuela threatens Britain over Falklands as its president vows to side with Argentina



The Ecuadorian president is calling for sanctions against Britain for its
long-running dispute with Argentina over who owns the Falkland Islands.
President Rafael Correa urged tougher measures, accusing Britain of refusing
to negotiate with Argentina about the disputed archipelago that has sparked
diplomatic wrangling between the two nations for decades.
"It is time that Latin America decides on sanctions against that misplaced
power that intends to be imperial and colonialist in the 21 Century," Correa
said at a meeting of the ALBA bloc on Saturday. "I believe that we should go to
things stronger."

ALBA, or Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, is made up of
various nations, including Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Argentina and Britain went to war over the archipelago in 1982, and their
leaders have exchanged bitter war of words in recent weeks, reviving memories of
the conflict.The dispute escalated recently after Prince William, a Royal air force pilot,
was deployed to the islands Argentina calls Islas Malvinas.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who also attended the meeting held in his
nation, joined other leaders in approving a resolution favoring Argentina in the
dispute.
Latin America leaders should study what sanctions should be applied to
Britain, Chavez said at the meeting."In this case I speak only for Venezuela, but if the British empire should
militarily attack Argentina, Argentina will not be alone in this occasion."
Chavez said. "Venezuela is not most powerful, but we will resist the imperialist
aggression against sister countries."Despite regular challenges, including the 1982 conflict, Britain's control
has endured and the Falklands' current 2,500 inhabitants look to London to
safeguard oil, fishing, farming and tourism incomes.Britain acknowledges its claim to the Falklands is disputed, but has no
intention of discussing the sovereignty issue, according to Professor Clive
Schofield, an expert in maritime territorial disputes at Australia's University
of Wollongong.


Added: Feb-6-2012 Occurred On: Feb-5-2012
By: matspur32
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Tags: Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, britain, Falklands
Location: East Falkland, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (load item map)
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    • @kelly110 oh we care bud. we are just laughing that they have forgot how easily they were routed.
      so they have got a friend to share the kicking with all that means is our boys kill guys from two more country's.

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    • @kelly110 ...if you claim so understanding on the significance on your side of the planet ...let me give you my 5 cent of my side..


      Argies can cry and bark all they want ...they are the best on both...while many of the left idiots currently commanding by populous the delusional few that still believe in them ...the argies may had some support of government...People ..is a different thing ...there way more few of those population that would sent any of their son to harm ways to help the winnin More..

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    • @kelly110

      I'm no fan of France, but you have more claim on those islands than Argentina. Contrary to your belief 'the British did not care about these islands', this is total falsehood. The Islands were not well known to the general British public (similarly some of the French pacific islands are not known to the French public).

      The fact is these Islands have never been Argentine, except when they invaded and lost the war.

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  • The Falkland Islands took their English name from "Falkland Sound", the channel between the two main islands, which was in turn named after Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland, by Captain John Strong, who landed on the islands in 1690.[6] The Spanish name, Islas Malvinas,[7] is derived from the French name,[8] Îles Malouines, named by Louis Antoine de Bougainville in 1764 after the first known settlers, mariners and fishermen from the Breton port of Saint-Malo in France.[8] The ISO de More..

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  • I guess they will stop buying jaffa cakes and pork pies.

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  • Venezuela just want a cut of the oil

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    • @Travis1991

      Venezuela does not need a cut in that oil. They have plenty in their own soil. something like the second reserve of oil of the world. They do it because Chavez is a psychotic loudmouth.

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    • @uschairforcesgt

      Not necessary. The Venezuelan people are peace loving. The words of the dictator NOT represent the sentiment of the Venezuelan people.

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  • Oh noes not Venezuela who'd have thunk it.
    Better give ole Chavez another dose of that cancer weapon the west has invented for South American leaders.

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  • Maybe they should ask the residents of the island who they want to govern them, and then shut the fuck up about it.

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    • @TMADON when it comes to that argument i bet they dont see the inhabitants as 'rightful' and thus their opinion doesnt count and are expendable. Seems like theyre content on ethnically cleansing the falklands of its inhabitants and installing new ones..

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  • That is woderful. Knowing the country well, I can bet my soul that if venezuelan troops are sent to the islands to fight, they would be the first to run when seeing a british soldier. Not because they are cowards, but because those who claim to be more "chavistas" than Chavez, are mostly thugs who are only with him if they can get an economic compensation, but will never give their lives for another country just because their leader tells them so.

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    • @mcgus

      It is also far from certain that any Venezuelian would want to sacrifice his life for the arrogant Argentinians, who always consider themselves superior to the others.

      This is just another attempt by Chavez to have people talking about him, he can't live without that.

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    • @mcgus ...you right ...but if Chavez is stupid enough to send armament an troops there in order to activate the southamerica treaty of self defense it will be a legal pickle ...

      just enough to say we Chileans will argue that a self defense treaty and not one of aggression as we did in 1982 ...sadly Venezuela has under Chavez lot of people with no better to do so and as any populist government...they love to get involve in crisis situation when the internal politics start to show the people how More..

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    • @yaleoo

      True. Chavez is just a loudmouth that can't have his mouth shut and loves to stick his nose into other countrie's politics, while he whines whenever other countries talk about him.

      He will finally do nothing, as always, if things go wrong in the islands.

      He just has chronic verbal diarrhea.

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  • lol try it again. It took the UK 2months and 12days to reclaim the falklands last time, lets see if we can break the record.

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    • @Beck004 I don't think it will be as easy this time

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    • @MrRolLexus lmao it will be much easier this time. This time it'll mean taking it to mainland Argy, and the last thing you want in a conflict is tomahawks raining down on your assets when you have no idea where they're coming from and no way to stop them.

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    • @MrRolLexus

      They wont get across the water this time! Something to do with several nuclear submarines patrolling and a very good intelligence service.

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  • more banana republics wagging their peaked caps about
    get fucked before you really get fucked.

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  • The economy must be bankrupt again, I would be getting mighty pissed off if I were Argentinean, who cares about some god forsaken shithole in the middle of the ocean- I would be more concerned about the state of the countries financial institutes and if the money I had in the bank was actually worth anything- fuck the %1 they will do anything and say anything - don’t fight their wars.

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  • Come on panzerwanker, pop in for a chat, you asshole blocker.

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  • let them try, Then take half of argentina and venezuela as war spoils

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  • Comment of user 'jimba_the_hut' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Well how ironic is that considering the "ark Royal" has been decommissioned.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/8157835/HMS-Ark-Royal-aircraft-carrier-sets-off-on-farewell-voyage.html

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  • Now your screwed, Venezuela is getting into it. LOL

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  • I agree on this one.

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  • que se vayan a la mierda los putos argaytinos...

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  • lmfao,.....no shit!

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  • .

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  • Whoops, I think we might need an aircraft carrier soon!

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    • @newlogin Aircraft carriers are no longer viable. They bring little to a modern war because of their vulnerability. It takes huge assets just to defend a carrier. High speed transports are the way ahead.

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  • well take the corn beef of the shelves again then

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  • I don't think that britain stands any chance against an united south amerika. The soldiers would die for a shitty island halfway across the world. What a waste it would be!

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  • Dad blew you cunts away back in the 80's, think it's my turn :)

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