Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Another Falklands War on the Cards?
The Argentinians seem hell bent on another conflict. It has declared it is taking control over all shipping between its coast and the Falklands which, in effect, awards itself the power to blockade the disputed islands.
Why is Argentina so interested in a miniscule British colony?
According to a decree issued by President Kirchner last night, all ships sailing through the waters claimed by Argentia must hold a permit. The measure seems likely to deepen a row over conflicting claims to oil beds lying inside the Falklands' territorial waters.
Daniel Hamilton says the decree contravenes international law. So why are the Argentinian government pushing the issue? This may explain it.