Is it about land, politics or the people?
It’s maybe a controversial topic for me raise yet it’s forever surfacing. It’s now 30 years since the war on the British governed island and the Argentine government ended, and here they are again upping the pressures on David Cameron in a bid to gain ownership. The title of this blogs insinuates there’s a healthy argument to suggest the Argentine government are fighting for the acquisition of either the land or the people. Well, we all know the fundamental reasoning for war and that’s unfortunately money and power - and in this case specifically the waters surrounding the Falklands.
Do you really think an Argentine government is looking to acquire 3,000 British citizens? Consider the distress continually caused by Argentina, most recently intercepting ships to and from the island, I very much doubt they’d welcome them arms wide open.
The islanders perspective
Upon discussing whether or not the Falkland Islands should remain British, it’s easy to get lost in all the political to-ing and fro-ing that’s occurring, especially when it’s islanders who are in the middle of it. Having recently read an article from an islander, he stressed his frustrations at the arrogance of comments made, in particular by Briton’s, when they’ve never visited. The public are so easily lead by the media, I can certainly relate to his comments and understand his frustrations. He urged critics to visit the island and form their own opinion, rather than adhere to influenced comments from the media.
We can make sense of why Argentina want the Islands back – they want the oil and it appears that the British government are now (at least) fairly humble about the whole process – a referendum will allow residents to vote on their stance. Although Britain’s known to puff out its chest when the going gets tough, it seems we’ve taken a back step this time around as we sit back relax and let democracy decide the islanders fate.
The Argentines want something they can’t, they tried fighting for it 30-years back and lost. And they are by no means looking to obtain additional citizens, they’re purely in this financial growth. This is all about the money and power, not the people. I for one welcome the residents that decide who should govern them.