Skip to comments.How the Falklands War was won
Posted on 03/27/2007 5:46:57 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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I wonder if the British could have fought that war with today's 24/7 media.
I wonder if Brits could win a real/life war, like enemz that have carriers some 1,000 tanks, subs and 500 fighter jets...
I doubt it.
Blair should take a copy of these articles with him for morning re-reading.
I noticed the bit about the press and the subs and the forcing of the night attack.
I think the press is glad the enemy reads their stories.
Blair is no Margaret Thatcher and his Labour Party has its full share of anti-war and appeasement types. Blair may talk tough, but has neither the military power nor more importantly the political will to get anything done. Sadly the same thing is happening to the US particularly with the political will part.
Not without us.
Thought that was real-life.
Anyway which enemy do you suggest?
I was too young when that war was fought to remember it. How much coverage did our media give it?
As I recall first time the general public became aware of the Harrier "jump-jet"..which was already in the U.S.Marines' arsenal.
Sad but true.
And the Iranians know it.
Then, as now, the MSM works diligently to aid the enemy.
Since the British were repelling an invasion from a dictatorship nobody particularly liked, there was little controversial about the Falklands war.
I remember being glued to my TV watching CNN's reports from British TV. So the Falklands war was perhaps the first one covered by 24x7 media, and I think we can say today's media wouldn't have covered it any differently.
You mean those opinionated editorials with high gloss pictures and shock effect that claim to be news?
It got good coverage...after all it was a bizarre situation in the post Vietnam era to see two western nations going at each other .
"Blair is no Margaret Thatcher".
Maybe not, but I think he is Maggie's equal and just as determined.
I was working with a bunch of folks from the UK when the Iraq war began. They told me they were thrilled they didn't have to get the war coverage from the BBC (a lot of them were ex military).
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