Argentina calls for Joint Defence of the South Atlantic

21 Mar

On the same day that the Guardian newspaper published a new poll indicating that 61% of the British population would be prepared to defend the Falkland Islands by force, Argentina’s President, Cristina Fernandez called upon South American countries to band together to jointly defend against, what she called, the ‘militarization’ of the South Atlantic.

In comments to the press thanking Peru for its decision, this week, not to allow a planned visit by the Royal Navy Frigate, HMS Montrose, to take place, Fernandez said;“I am very proud of the Peruvian people and their government’s attitude, which honours the history of the struggle against colonialism ..We want a demilitarized South Atlantic … We have no problems here, and we don’t want anything to do with war. The world is militarized enough as it is now, with some of the world powers murdering entire civilizations. We want to keep our distance from that.”

The poll for the British newspaper revealed that support for an all-out defence of the Falklands was highest amongst Conservative voters at 78%, whilst 49% of younger respondents were more inclined to consider a negotiated settlement. Non of these young voters were alive when Argentina invaded the South Atlantic archipelago in 1982, resulting in the 74 day Falklands War and nearly 1000 dead. Among older groups there was consistent support for Britain maintaining the Islands.

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2 Responses to “Argentina calls for Joint Defence of the South Atlantic”

  1. paul July 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    which entire populations are getting wiped out? argintina must be getting confused with its own history im sure dhe wants SA to build up amilitary seeing as they cant afford one on there own next thing u know all out war caused by this crazy ugly siuted dicktaker i mean diktator if they had have a decent army and navy im sure she would try and

  2. paul July 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    which entire populations are getting wiped out? argintina must be getting confused with its own history im sure dhe wants SA to build up amilitary seeing as they cant afford one on there own next thing u know all out war caused by this crazy ugly siuted dicktaker i mean diktator if they had have a decent army and navy im sure she would try and invade the falklanfs wrongky thinking the world has got her back when in reality we are all sick of her winging moaning and lies i like to think the rest of SA would draw the line at war as they have nothing to fesr from us unless its in our defence which i belive whould be tested if this ugly crazy lizard has her way.

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