Symmetry wrote: saxitoxin wrote: Symmetry wrote: saxitoxin wrote: Symmetry wrote:
BigBallinStalin wrote:A respectable ideal, but (1) ARG can only engage in legitimate diplomacy through the UK, and (2) the UK seems adverse to the risk of enabling fuller sovereignty to the Falklands--since the UK favors its economic and militaristic goals more than enabling the self-determination of the Falklands to bloom.
So, now what?
Talk to the people you wish to govern
You keep saying that.
Yes- the situation needs to be discussed with the Falkland Islanders by both sides.
There are not three sides, there are two sides: the British side and the Argentine side. The "Falklanders" confirmed this fact by their vote when they declared themselves part of the UK. Argentina has issued no demands that the provincial government of Tierra del Fuego be involved, even though Malvinas is legally part of that province.
If Argentina wishes to govern the islands, they have to do so via dictatorship (never acknowledge them) or ethnic cleansing of anyone who wants to remain free.
Now you just went crazy.
Malvinas is a municipality of the Province of Tierra del Fuego. Once reintegrated into Argentina, those residents who choose to take Argentina citizenship will be entitled to elect a 7-member municipal council, half-elected every year to a two-year term. Policing would be provided by the Tierra del Fuego police, which is apparently a group of stern, big-breasted women with Uzis ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/50810109@N02/
... versus crotchety, middle-aged men with big, bushy beards who get caught-up in various hijinx.
Those who choose to maintain British citizenship would receive, as Argentina has said, permanent legal residency. Private property rights of both citizens and permanent residents are guaranteed by the Argentine constitution.
Really, on a day to day basis, residents would notice essentially no change. The only possibly noticeable change is that I think Argentina has a federal law against sheep-fucking.