Skip to comments.Cameron Pledges Total Support to Falklands Islanders
Posted on 12/24/2011 5:02:58 PM PST by Eleutheria5
War scares are running high in Great Britain, while the British Foreign Ministry is trying to cool down tensions with Argentina. At the same time Britain is attempting to demonstrate that it has no intention of abandoning the Falkland Islands claimed by Argentina.
Prime Minister David Cameron, in his broadcast on Saturday, pledged to the Falklanders We will always maintain our commitment to you on any question of sovereignty Your right to self-determination is the cornerstone of our policy. We will never negotiate on the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands unless you, the Falkland Islanders, so wish. No democracy could ever do otherwise.
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Do you know anything about the Falkland Islands?
I remember the first Falklands war. It embarrassed the military junta in power at the time into stepping down.
Oh, great. We’ll also have Briton lefties chanting “no blood for oil”.
Those islands have NEVER belonged to Argentina, and the islanders are British citizens. They have made, through their own self-determination, that they want to be a part of Great Britain.
Argentina wants to seize the islands just because...they might be able to. And the desires of the Falkland’s inhabitants?
Typical South Americans, the Argentines don’t give a damn.
The United States has more international right to take back our former colony of Cuba, than Argentina has to invade and seize the independent Falkland Islands.
I suppose Argentina suspects the Brits do not have the resources to defend the Falklands.
I also suspect they are right and Britain will toss in the towel. We will see.
Well, let the good times roll.
I would feel a lot more secure if BHO2 wasn’t our President.
R.Reagan backed Margaret Thatcher when the Falkland War erupted. Now? Obama is a Marxist-Leninist Muslim, and he isn’t likely to back Great Britain.
Not again. Didn't the Argentines get enough back in the 80's?
I remember being surprised that the Argentinians put up a better fight than I had thought they would but it still was not close.
The one thing I do not understand and this seems to happen all the time, is the Argentinians sent a bunch of recent draftees to hold the islands against British professionals. Again they put up a bit of a fight but also again not really close.
Yep. Words of support are one thing, the power to back them up is another. I don’t know where the Argentine Air Force is today but the Royal Navy is a shadow of what it was during the 1982 war.
A couple of submarines and Argentinas ships become reefs.. Their Air Force are merely targets.. Their Army cannot swim to the Falklands.. Falklands Oil will pay for any War..
“Those islands have NEVER belonged to Argentina, and the islanders are British citizens. They have made, through their own self-determination, that they want to be a part of Great Britain.
Argentina wants to seize the islands just because...they might be able to. And the desires of the Falklands inhabitants?
Typical South Americans, the Argentines dont give a damn.
The United States has more international right to take back our former colony of Cuba, than Argentina has to invade and seize the independent Falkland Islands.”
Cattle rustlers were hung. It wasn’t because the crime was so bad. It was because the cattle were hard to keep an eye on. What am I suggesting? Britan should threaten the big one if the Argentines try it again. Since the rest of Latin America doesn’t think much of the Brits y should the Brits cae about Latin American opinion.
Well, this time, there is an RAF unit on the islands and they are equipped with Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.
Precisely. The Royal Navy is but a yacht club and Hussein The Magnificent Muslim, won’t get our USN involved.
This summer in the southern hemisphere may be the last best chance for Argentina to occupy and steal the Falkland’s oil resources.
The RN is smaller than it was in 1982, but they still have attack submarines.
Also, the Royal Navy does maintian a guided missile destroyer in the area and there is a garrion of 500 light infantry on the islands.