Skip to comments.Flashpoint Falklands: Britain dusts off war plans amid calls to send a nuclear submarine
Posted on 12/22/2011 5:05:36 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
Flashpoint Falklands: Britain dusts off war plans amid calls to send a nuclear submarine after Argentina joins forces with Brazil and Uruguay to blockade islands
By Tim Shipman and Ian Drury
Military chiefs are dusting off their plans for the defence of the Falklands after South American countries banned ships from the islands docking in their ports. Sources fear Prince William's six-month deployment to the South Atlantic as an air-sea rescue pilot next year could provoke more sabre-rattling. Yesterday Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed Britain was ready to use its military to steal natural resources 'anywhere, anyhow'.
She said: 'They're currently taking our oil reserves and fish stocks from the Falklands but when they need more natural resources they will come and use force to steal them wherever and however they can.'
Mercosur, the South American trading block which also includes Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay have agreed to ban boats sailing under the Falklands flag from docking at their ports even though Paraguay does not even have a coastline.
The ban affects around 25 ships some of which are fishing vessels working for a Spanish company
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077296/Falkland-Islands-Britain-dusts-war-plans-Argentina-turns-heat.html#ixzz1hGejiubr
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Head to head: How the forces compare
Thanks Obama for your mealy-mouthed equivocation about “the Malvinas” that set this whole thing going again.
Obama's looking to stick it to the Brits again, plus his general anti-Anglosphere attitude and sow chaos everywhere approach.
"The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong
to some man as his absolute property - either as a child,
a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery
until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men."
[Winston Churchill, 1899, "The River War"]
So how are the Brits planning on getting there and fighting if most of the Royal Navy is in mothballs and the few remaining active-duty warships don’t have any missiles or ammunition?
Note to America:
This is what happens when you dismantle your Army and Navy. The rest of the world no longer fears you and are willing to take liberties against your citizens and possessions. Especially if oil is involved.
This is because:
1. There’s a new oil field
2. Barack Hussein Obama is the President of the USA.
The Brits did fine on this...with a little help from us. Decisive counts!!
The Brits are weaker, but they are better prepared in that they expect a move. Add that the Brits have a long military & naval tradition. Argentina has what?
I’m surprised that Hugo Chavez hasn’t Joined the alliance of south American countries involved in this intimidation tactic.
Some Gurkhas would help as well. But Britain pretty much retired them.
Others reading this thread may enjoy some of the comments on the Daily Mail article! One guy warned Christina Kirchener her breast implants would melt with the first British air burst!
History shows that a well-supported amphibious invasion force almost always wins. If the Argentines got ashore that would mean that they have control of the sea & air. The Gurkas would do their best... And lose.
They got ashore last time and had a “Sgt. York” moment with the Gurkhas. Article states Argentine military has failed to recover from first Falklands War. About 30 years ago! NVA re-constituted itself in less than 2 years, several times. Average Argentinian more interested in drinking and screwing and being seen on HGTV than seeing their bodies penetrated by NATO 5.56...
I suspect Royal Navy will get some missiles after they got so embarrassed by sending a ship to Libya with 4 AA missiles...
In other news, the Governor of Missouri ordered ships flying the Russian Flag to stay out of ports in Joplin...