Why the silence of the
in the renewed conflict between United States and United Kingdom on the Argentina Falkland Islands may someday cost her dearly
Over a week has passed since the re-broke of the Falkland Islands conflict between United Kingdom and Argentina, and so far we have not heard a word about it from President Barack Obama or any other official representative of the United States government. South America Countries (Rio Group) published a support in the position
, Caribbean Communities countries (CARICOM) have announced that they
"understand" the Argentinian side and call for negotiations between Argentina and United Kingdom on the subject. Even UN Secretary
General Ban Ki - Moon has already announced that if asked to will negotiate in
the conflict. Actually, all the American continent countries have already
expressed their opinion, well okay not all, one kept silent, the Argentina . United States
Compared with the previous round of battles which took place in 1982 President Ronald Reagan supported completely his good friend Margaret Thatcher, this time the United States of Obama prefers to remain silent and not support any party, and leaves the solution to the dispute in the hands of the parties involved.
The reason for this silence is an American attempt to approach the countries of
South America, the new direction for the South
continent has declared by President Obama at the beginning of his term. The
first step, we saw six months ago when the United States in a rarely move share
similar opinions with the countries of South America regarding the question of
legality of the military coup in Honduras, even though it was pro American coup.
But the United States forget that Falkland Islands conflict and the cracks in international recognition of British sovereignty over the islands, may one day return to her too. This is no longer a military coup, political conflict or event with negligible short-term interests, but about the fundamental meanings fateful for the long term. In what the British control over the
Falkland Islands is different than the domination of U.S. Puerto Rico? In both cases it was an area
occupied from the Spanish Empire her sunset. Falklands with the departure of the Spaniards from
South America and Puerto Rico due to the Spanish–American war and the departure
of the central continent.
If the United States recognizes even slightly in the legitimacy of Argentina right on Falkland Islands, a day will come, and she will have to meet the requirements of the countries in Central America on Puerto Rico. Also Argentine claim that Falkland's residents not entitled to self-determination because they are immigrants who came to the island two centuries ago and only the original inhabitants of the Falkland Islands have the right to self-determination can not even considered in the United States. Because Texas, was established in exactly the same way, settlers of Anglo - Saxon origin fed up with the Mexican government, preferred to declare independence and then merged with the United States, and no one really think Mexico has any right on Texas.
What will happen tomorrow if
suddenly decides not to recognize the
independence of Guatemala , a country with a history similar to Belize Falkland Islands, did the not express a firm stand? Or United States 's Hugo Chavez suddenly decides he
wants back Venezuela Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, will the also be silent, just to approach United States South America countries?
Latin American residents need to understand that you can not turn the clock back. Two hundred years of Anglo - Saxon and European rule can not suddenly stop just because some leaders are looking for an ancient national pride or to strengthen their rule. Besides,
South America countries, who said that these territories are historic Latin? Do
not forget that you were not there first.
did not make a firm position, the
continent of United States may enter a slippery slope, President
Obama enough to sit on the fence, interfere in the crisis now. America