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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sean Penn knows nothing about The Falklands

Two dodgy customers!
It is absolutely ludicrous for Sean Penn, a reasonably able Hollywood actor, to interfere in the sovereignty of The Falklands. These islands are inhabited by British people who wish to remain British and for the islands to be a dependency of the Crown. Mr.Penn should study history. If he was so worried about a "ludicrous and archaic commitment to colonialist ideology" he should think about Hawaii. Now there the Americans have ruled over the local inhabitants with impunity. Also Florida, nicked from Spain. Or Louisiana, which was "purchased" from a hapless Napoleon Bonaparte who could only state - "This accession of territory affirms forever the power of the United States, and I have given England a maritime rival who sooner or later will humble her pride." Not to mention the treatment of Native Americans rounded up onto reservations or the despicable behaviour meted out to Japanese Americans during Word War II.

After cosying up to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires, Penn urged the UK to join talks on the dispute. His urging will not find any response. Even if the delusion of Argentine control of the islands was ever granted, nobody can be sure that the British islanders would not be forcibly removed by an unstable regime in Buenos Aires. Mr.Penn should go back to chasing Oscars not pipedreams of humbling British pride.

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