Skip to comments.The secret Falklands 'suicide mission'
Posted on 03/24/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT by the scotsman
'Had it happened, Operation Mikado would have been the most dramatic raid staged by Britain since the Second World War, a desperate coup de main intended to remove the Exocet threat to the Royal Navy task force seeking to retake the Falklands. With the approach of the 30th anniversary of the war, some of those involved have cast fresh light on an operation that can be seen either as an audacious assault in the finest traditions of the SAS, or a hubristic suicide mission.'
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
The type of raid the IAF would have tried (and still do - the only clues are those news articles of mysterious activity in Syria and Iran).
England wanting to own the Falklands probably made sense in the age of wooden ships...
It is not a matter of wanting to own the Falklands...the Brits DO pwn the Falklands. It would be as if someone said hey the US should give up Guam because it only made sense in the age of wooden ships....geeez
Who knows if Yahalom’s are behind all the series of huge explosion at some Iranian’s nuke sites...
Considering that most of the residents on The Falklands want to stay with England, it makes sense today, as well.
Makes sense now too, as the Falklands are sitting on huge oil deposits.
Are you sure of that ?
Yes, Eric, what do you think all the bother is about, a few sheep?
And that upsets me too... maybe there should be a nut wing conspiracy ping ;)
Hmmmmm, maybe there should be...
well you stumped me there.... glad I didn’t pick that mess
The problem with Puerto Rico is that no matter what we do we'll have trouble. If we make it a state, it will be worse than Quebec is for the Canadians: an indigestible lump that won't assimilate. If we give it independence, it will soon become a hotbed of Castroism or Chavismo. By keeping it as it is, we're committed to supporting a bunch of leeches who won't show any gratitude.
It would be great if some morning the whole thing would sink under the ocean.
“Are you sure of that ?”
According to this article there is:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1284171/Oil-discovery-Falklands-hailed-biggest-kind-North-Sea-Oil.html
Actually no. In the age of wooden ships Cape Horn was not the preferred option.
Now early 20th Century. All trade is by sea. The trade routes have specific choke points: Gibraltar, Suez/Aden, Singapore, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Horn, and Panama.
The Royal Navy could control 5 of the 6.
When I see actual drilling information, I’ll be pleased to wish them well.
RE: OIl in the Falkland Islands: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2017818905_apltargentinafalklandsoil.html
I worked with two Argentinean nationals back when Argentina “went to war with Britain over the Falklands. They were insufferable over “their Malvinas.” Now the crazies in Argentina are rattling the sabre again. Time for GB to sink the rest of their “navy.”