(Original post by abc:))
I was just wondering - without anyone using this to argue the case for Great Britain, because that isn't what I'm asking about - can anyone explain to me what the Argentinians' claim to the Falklands is, from their point of view anyway?
Spain had a tenuous claim on the Falklands - they occupied it for a little while but not for very long and many centuries ago now - and Argentina declared independence from Spain, so they believe it is part of their rightful territory via the Spanish claim.
In my book - if a nation state goes and invades another without provocation - it's one of those things. Happens a lot.
But if subsequent to that, there is a war over the invasion, and you get your clock cleaned by the other side - the only thing to do is take your medicine, shut up and go away. But no - Argentina, the bitch of the world has spent the last 30 years whining and crying about sovereignty. It's an embarrassment.