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bar1035

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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:39:39 AM

he Argentinian government has dramatically increased the pressure on British companies drilling for oil off the disputed Falkland Islands by passing laws that could impose 15-year jail sentences on their executives.

The Argentinian congress has also agreed to levy £100m fines on companies involved in "illegal exploration and exploitation" off the Falklands, or Malvinas as they are known in Argentina.

Premier Oil, Rockhopper Exploration and Falklands Oil and Gas are among the British-based firms who have been actively looking for oil and gas in the South Atlantic area at the centre of the dispute between London and Buenos Aires.

The embassy official admitted there was little that could be done to those who stayed away from Argentina.

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NedW
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:37:20 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, bar1035.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:21:33 AM

Wow
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remay
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:48:30 PM

Really???
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:00:12 PM

Way to get the Falkland war round 2 started again!
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naspa
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:19:04 AM

Ok
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:09:42 AM

So might there be a repeat of 1982?
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:06:46 AM

who gives a Falk...
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ttlpkg11
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:05:13 AM

ok.
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LJDJ
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:03:13 AM

OK
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 9:37:31 PM

The British are not going to let them have it.
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 6:28:36 PM


Good.
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Metrolizer
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:58:22 PM

Maybe Britain should pass a law providing for 15-months at hard labor for any foreign legislator voting to criminalize oil exploration or development on British territory.
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:20:23 PM

So let the Argentinians explore for their own sources of fuel.
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:53:54 PM

A "lame duck" government in a very nice country.

Pity.
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APlus
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:00:34 PM

one way to keep Foreigners out!
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:56:38 AM

seems kinda silly
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:49:08 AM

Fools
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:46:59 AM

The Won(II) is busy taking notes...
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:27:34 AM

Passing laws and enforcing them are 2 different things.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:27:11 AM

Passing laws and enforcing them are 2 different things.
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:10:06 AM

Blowing Smoke....Kinda like their President who is in an institution for mental issues...

Remember the 1982 Falklands War? Kinda got your arses kicked...
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highdesertman
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 10:56:01 AM

Argentina didn't seem to get the message from the 1982 Falklands war and if they are not careful, the Brits will clean their clocks again in the next one.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 10:27:32 AM

This is will help will help the world economy....Not!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 9:58:21 AM

ok
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GasMonc
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 9:54:08 AM

Time for the UK to decolonize the Falklands per the United Nations overseas territories decolonization rules.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 9:47:07 AM

next, china will probably claim the falklands
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 9:16:35 AM

The inhabitants have been asked countless times to decide on which side they want to be.
The last time was in March 2013, and the referendum decided that 99.8% want to be British. So case closed.
All people living there are British citizens primarily, hence it is a British territory. So they can drill or do whatever they want.

If the Argentinians want to take a beating again, they are idiots...
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 9:06:54 AM

Wow.
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 9:03:45 AM

Drill and frack away in the Falklands, just don’t go to Argentina proper.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:57:55 AM

Good luck with that one.
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Bobmilan
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:57:24 AM

The next Falklands war is brewing.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:50:49 AM

Who cares?
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:49:33 AM

Some countries never learn their lession !!! Send in the OE2 this time.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:48:22 AM

Argentina is looking for another skirmish.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:43:11 AM

Send the Marines, Put Argentina out of business.... Or make it a part of Brazil...
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:42:04 AM

so the issue of ownership remains unsettled agter getting licked.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:42:03 AM

time to go and spank Argentina again.
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