I'm not sure "the UK" and "Argentina" are doing much..
However there's a right [derogatory and inflammatory description] as the president of Argentina, who has utterly messed the country up and like so many of her type before her is desperately whipping up "anti-gringo" feelings in the populace to dictract them from her total incompetence.
The UN is good at arranging that sort of thing; a secondary agenda to their missions appears to be to get people working together in unlikely combinations.
On an election mission in Kosovo, two of our police guard were an Indian and a Pakistani, who worked together perfectly happily as far as we could see. (Give or take what looked like a willy-waving contest as to who could decorate his uniform with the most medals.)
And then there was us election monitors. Sitting drinking together one evening the three of us were a beardy liberal from England, a US Navy fighter pilot, and a former officer in the East German border guard. Not a group who would otherwise have been likely to be sitting around in a Muslim neighbourhood having a beer and talking politics.
And then there was us election monitors. Sitting drinking together one evening the three of us were a beardy liberal from England, a US Navy fighter pilot, and a former officer in the East German border guard.
Gertrude i never knew you were a former east geman border guard!
did you and the yank give much thought to waterboarding the beardy liberal ?
My understanding is that they should be French. According to a French friend of mine, they were discovered by a Canadian sailor who was exiled from Canada to St. Malo, from whence they derived the name 'Iles Malouines' which became 'Malvinas' to Spanish speakers.
I know the French claim to have single handedly invented everything from sex (yes, that is deliberate!) to railways, the internal combustion engine, wine, food, fashion, and flight, and ...... so on ... but in this case I think they might be right.
I feel that the money paid to those guys from Pakistan and India (along with all the military involved in blue helmet type of operation) are quite good to make you think less of your national enemy and more of having a good time while it lasts.
How do you work that out Cavorting.? given the known history of occupation by various countries to start with and then there is the small matter of the continental shelf of Argentina. Unless the Falklands are on and a part of the Argentinian continental shelf they are independant of Argentina and by international agreement Argentina has no claim on the Falkland Isles mineral rights, either.
The problem here is that the state of Argentina did not exist at the time Britain established the permanent colony in 1840. A glance at the maps showing the territorial expansion that took place both prior to and after the formation of Argentina in 1853 shows how southern part of present day Argentina to which the islands are closest, was not annexed and incorporated into Argentina until long after the foundation of the only successful and permanent settlement ever to exist on the islands.