Originally Posted by Mr Angry
I think elements of our experiences here in Northern Ireland could be applied / would be worth consideration. For example people could have a choice of nationality and natural resources could be shared on a principle of joint authority and ownership.
Anything is preferable to people dying.
I don't think we should give in to Argentina because we're worried about people dying. We are not going to start a war with Argentina unless we're attacked so to appease them to avoid such an attack would simply lead to more demands.
You don't have to comprise unless the other side have some leverage in negations. Argentina do not have leverage, they are simply pontificating. They don't have the UN, they won't go to the International Court, and they have already tried and failed to use force. To say we need to enter into any talks of compromise simply because they have laid claim to the islands would be wrong. It would, as suggested, be the equivalent of Canada going the US demanding Alaska and the US Government being told they need to enter talks to find a middle ground.
BTW Where did I get my dates wrong? I can't see it...