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  1. mayday at |

    I find this article by an Iranian writer biased. He should stick to writing about Middle East affairs as he has not quite done all his homework. I suggest he does. There is substantial support for BOTH sides and he only explores one and his remarks of Britain being imperialist are quite ridiculous, along with his assumption that the country is on a downslide. With respect, he needs to couch his words giving credence to both countries. Occupation goes back to 1774. He doesn’t mention the Treaty of Utrecht and UN resolutions. Neither does he make comparisons with Spains enclaves in Morocco, Beijing in conflict with islands in the China Sea, Gibralter and the Channel Islands. I find his writing biased and he would have done better to have read up more of the facts. The one word that is important here is discovery and whichever country wins in this matter, the lawyers will always be the winners. He makes no mention of kelp and seems to forget Britain is surrounded by its own. They might have abandoned the Falkland Islands in 1774 but Argentina abandoned it in 1811! As I said, both countries have a valid claim but it will be the lawyers who win.

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  2. mun at |

    A clearly one-sided article that mostly glosses over the fact that the people that live on the islands want to remain under British rule. Yes, we can be sure that both British and Argentinian heads of state have their own ‘nefarious’ agendas – such is politics. However, it’s typical of someone who is billed as a ‘Middle East expert’ to want to poke their nose into distant affairs… maybe the writer should look closer to his own neighbourhood to witness just how difficult these probelms of nationality and sovereignty are to resolve. If we listened less to such ‘experts’ and more to ordinary people we might actually make some real progress… or are we also about to read how to solve all the problems of the Middle East? I do not hold my breath.

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  3. N at |

    The 2 comments above prove the theory that europeans have passive fascism. The 1st claims “britain being imperialists are quite ridiculous”. Explain to me where’s britain and where is malvinas on the map. Britain’s history is full of imperialism and colonialism i.e middle east africa austrailia carribean n america. US and britain killed over 3 million koreans in the 50′s, they muredered more than a 1/3 of the population. US and its allies rape of korean women was one of the highest in modern history. US and britain have killed over 3 million iraqi’s and afghan’s since the 90′s they starved over half a million children in iraq through their genocidal sanctions, and now are trying to kil another million in iran through the same type of sanctions. The europeans needs to atone for their evil or face their fate. we have a red dragon who is rising his buying up land in the mid west, texas ports, water and car companies in uk. China doesn’t forget the opium wars the occupation of its lands by the europeans. The forced genocidal starvation inflicted on them by the british. They will wipe you from the face of this planet if you don’t get your act together.

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