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.
posted on 03/27/2007 5:54:11 AM PDT
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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.
posted on 03/27/2007 5:58:40 AM PDT
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It's a miracle the UK won the war, with their own domestic enemy (the BBC) doing everything possible to undermine military operations.
You can bet your life that if Margaret Thatcher were still PM, she wouldn't be wringing her hands about how 'very serious' the current situation with Iran is, 'negotiating', let alone go crawling to the Russians seeking their 'help'.
I'd be willing to bet that Ahmadinejad's corpse would still be smoking if the Iron Lady were in charge today.
posted on 03/27/2007 6:01:59 AM PDT
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With the BBC World service announcing that a British parachute battalion was poised to take Goose Green, Lt-Col "H" Jones, the CO of 2 Para, realized all hope of a surprise attack was lost and ordered his men to attack that night.
Then, as now, the MSM works diligently to aid the enemy.
posted on 03/27/2007 6:04:35 AM PDT
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.
posted on 03/27/2007 6:04:40 AM PDT
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You mean those opinionated editorials with high gloss pictures and shock effect that claim to be news?
posted on 03/27/2007 6:05:54 AM PDT
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CNN was in its infancy then but I remember waking up early every morning to watch live reports from a CNN reporter on board a British ship. Once, the ship lauched Sea Sparrows unexpectedly at incoming aircraft and I know he filled his shorts.
posted on 03/27/2007 6:30:10 AM PDT
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