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#16 McKay

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 22:51

PLEASE, not another Falkland War....jeezzzz ....


There won't be one, at least not like the last one. They have no choice but to try and take the Diplomatic route.


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 23:11

So what happened? Has relations between GB and Argentina just never recovered over the Falkland Islands War? Was this arbitrarily decided? Is there any more to this?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 23:14

So what happened? Has relations between GB and Argentina just never recovered over the Falkland Islands War? Was this arbitrarily decided? Is there any more to this?


If there is, I have no idea either and I'm from the UK. This is purely a political thing it seems.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 23:23

So what happened? Has relations between GB and Argentina just never recovered over the Falkland Islands War? Was this arbitrarily decided? Is there any more to this?

If there is, I have no idea either and I'm from the UK. This is purely a political thing it seems.


The Falklands have been a source of disagreement before and after the war, the only reason they invaded last time was because it looked like we didnt want them, we only had 30 marines on the Island. The current Military Junta of the time was on the verge of civil unrest, so he invaded the Island to unite the people against a common enemy.

So now they are trying to starve and isolate the Falklands, any Ship with a British or Falkland Island flag isnt allowed to dock in Argentinian ports, I dont know why this is only being announced now, its been Argentinian policy for months and months, Argentina also has backing from many South American countries so they enforce the block in their ports too, many countries have also been bullied by Argentina into following their policy. They are even thinking about forbidding the LAN Chile flight from entering their Airspace, this flight heads to the Falklands once a week and is largely subsidized by the Falklands Government, it brings South American works over and other people wishing to visit. If they have to bypass Argentina all together the flight costs would double.

Argentina would never invade again, it was political suicide and made most of the World side with the British in determining who owns the Islands, plus the Argentinian military has only gotten smaller and smaller since the war, the current President is paranoid about the Military overthrowing her so she cuts their defence budget repeatedly, it's a fraction of what it once was, Argentina only has a tiny fighting force, and the bulk of that is stationed on the border to the north.

Combine that with the fact the British presence has only gotten bigger, hundreds and hundreds of troops are stationed on the Island, Typhoon Fighter Jets are permenantly on alert, Air Defence Radars monitor all Air traffic over Argentina, the second one deviated and headed over to the Island we'd know, several Rapier AA batteries are positioned on the Island too, The Royal Navy always have one ship docked at the Island, and a British Nuclear submarine patrols somewhere around South America.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 00:32

So what happened? Has relations between GB and Argentina just never recovered over the Falkland Islands War? Was this arbitrarily decided? Is there any more to this?


Up until two years ago the UK and argentina were getting along okay, then their president presided over big internal difficulties and needed a scapegoat so her people would support her again, with the 30 year falklands time coming up we made the perfect distraction for her government.