February 24, 2010

Britain May Find Falklands Claim Difficult

Bronwen Maddox, The Times

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Britain has good legal grounds to its 177-year claim to the Falkland Islands. It has an expensive air base there, very different from the defenceless windswept hills that presented invading Argentine forces in 1982 with no obstacle. Everything about Argentina’s protest at Britain’s oil drilling speaks of political desperation by President Fernández de Kirchner.

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