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Old 04-02-2012, 07:07 AM
 
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With the current tensions in the South Atlantic between Britain and Argentina i thought it was pertinent that we not forget where previous tensions led and to remember those that fell.

BBC News - Falklands 30: Brian Hanrahan's memories

Thankyou,
Baldric.

The link does not appear to be working, my apologies.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Amazing how the Argentine government is saber rattling on this one again after all this time.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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Amazing how the Argentine government is saber rattling on this one again after all this time.
Well Argentina probably feels Obama is sympathetic to their Malvainas claim as does most of SA and wouldn't support the British this time around.

If you would ask the people and sheep of the Falkland's if they would want Argentine rule they would respond with a resounding NAAAYYYY.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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When it involves high level international petroleum the people of the Falklands have about as much say as the sheep. I suggest giving the oil to the Argentines and leave the people to the Brits. BP has done enough damage to the world already.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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You figure after their ATM crisis, they would want to have nothing to do with anybody
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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Britain recently gutted their navy. Leaves them without the means to redo the 1982 amphibious landing.

Naval budget cuts Britain announced for 1982 gave the Argentines impetus to attempt a landing.

Last edited by Felix C; 04-02-2012 at 09:59 AM..
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: NC
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Exocet missile ahoy. Sure that French invention didn't please the British too much during that war.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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Exocet missile ahoy. Sure that French invention didn't please the British too much during that war.
No, i shouldn't imagine the British designed and built Harriers particularly impressed the Argentinians either.

Your point is?
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: West Egg
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Exocet missile ahoy. Sure that French invention didn't please the British too much during that war.
If the Argentinians had possessed the discipline to wait until they'd received all 14 Exocets they had ordered (along with all 14 Super Etendards to carry them) they may well have been able to inflict enough damage to prevent the British task force from retaking the islands.

Instead, they had only five of each.

On the other hand, had the Argentinians been able to play such a strong hand, the British may have decided to go ahead with attacks against the airbases on the South American continent from which the Argentinian Air Force operated, either through direct force attacks or covert actions like this:
Operation Mikado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I will say it again. Let the Argies have the oil and the Brits keep the islands and the sheep. Everybody would be happy except BP and the warmongers.
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