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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Hawaii is an integral part of the United States. Can the same be said for the Falklands?
    Yes, it serves our geopolitical interests, same reason why Hawaii has become an "integral" part of the US.
    Hell, if there's oil there, this statement is doubly false.
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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    For example, if Venezuela turns ape **** under socialism and starts commo-raping colombia, we'd have a launch pad of our very own.
    Better safe than sorry to say the least.
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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Yes, it serves our geopolitical interests, same reason why Hawaii has become an "integral" part of the US.
    Hell, if there's oil there, this statement is doubly false.
    Does the Falklands have the same status in the UK as England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland?

    Hawaii DOES have the same status as any of the other 49 states in the United States.
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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Does the Falklands have the same status in the UK as England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland?
    What exactly does this mean?
    The status of England, Wales, Scotland and NI have the status of being under UK rule and sovereign. The Falklands have exactly the same status. Infact, Wales, Scotland and NI have semi-autonomous governments and the Falklands do too.
    The only difference in status between the lot is the fact that the British isles country are part of a union agreement which encompasses the same thing the Falklands have basically become; semi-autonomous regions under the sovereign of the UK and rule of the UK.

    Hawaii DOES have the same status as any of the other 49 states in the United States.
    So does the Falklands in all but name. So does all of our overseas territories.
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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Hawaii is an integral part of the United States. Can the same be said for the Falklands?
    As it is, the UK clearly has sovereignty over the Falklands. Any international court would back up the claim, which is probably why Buenos Aires has not brought it up at the ICJ and rather relied on non-binding UNGA resolutions, which are far more political and emotional than they are legal, to get support for its claims.
    I agree with you, but pick another island, how about Purto Rico or better yet, American Samoa?....
    What if Austrailia decided it wanted American Samoa, would we just hand it over?....

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