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  • Argentina demands turnover of Falklands

    04/03/2010 11:43:48 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 152 replies · 5,869+ views
    upi ^ | April 3, 2010
    BUENOS AIRES, - Argentina marked the anniversary of the 1982 Falklands war with a parade, and the country's president says Britain should turn over the islands . Argentina invaded the Falklands, claiming they were part of its sovereign territory, but a British counter-invasion defeated the Argentines, who lost 904 lives. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner delivered a national address on the anniversary Friday from Ushuaia, which was the hub of the Argentine military operations during the 1982 conflict, The Times of London reported. Under Argentine law it is the capital of the region that encompasses the islands, which Argentina calls...
  • If Britain's Not An Ally, Then U.S. Has None

    03/05/2010 4:39:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 99 replies · 1,041+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2010 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    Almost 30 years after losing a war over the Falkland Islands, Argentina is once again warning Britain that it still wants back what it calls the Malvinas. Argentina is now angry over a British company's oil exploration off the windswept islands in what it considers its own South Atlantic backyard. Although nominally democratic, the unpopular Kirchner government in Buenos Aires has claimed that the sparsely settled islands are a symbolic matter of Spanish-speaking pride throughout Latin America — and is theirs because the islands once belonged to Spain in the 19th century. In response to all this, the Obama administration...
  • Barack Obama’s top 10 insults against Britain

    03/04/2010 8:09:21 AM PST · by Eagles2003 · 21 replies · 1,125+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 1, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    Last week’s appalling declaration by Washington that the US would remain neutral in the conflict between Britain and Argentina over the Falklands, has prompted this list of the ten biggest insults so far by the Obama administration against America’s closest friend and ally. For a government that pledged to “restore” America’s standing in the world, it is doing a spectacularly bad job, kowtowing to America’s enemies while consistently kicking her allies. Without a shadow of a doubt, Barack Obama has been the most anti-British president in modern American history. The Special Relationship has been significantly downgraded, and at times humiliated...
  • Why The West Should Hate Us

    03/03/2010 10:20:01 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 2 replies · 368+ views
    BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 03-03-10 | Ben Shapiro
    It is embarassing to be represented by an Administration that abandons its allies and embraces its enemies. Sadly, that is precisely what the Obama Administration does on a regular basis. Today, they demonstrated just how little they care about our strongest ally, Great Britain: Argentina was celebrating a diplomatic coup yesterday in its attempt to force Britain to accept talks on the future of the Falkland Islands, after a two-hour meeting in Buenos Aires between Hillary Clinton and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Responding to a request from Mrs Kirchner for “friendly mediation” between Britain and Argentina, Mrs Clinton, the...
  • Obama Administration Stabs UK in the Back . . .Again

    03/03/2010 8:42:54 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 25 replies · 545+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 3, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    In what is quickly becoming a recurring theme for the Obama Administration's foreign policy team, America is once again injuring our allies in an effort to comfort our enemies . . . or at least to comfort Socialist Evita wannabes like the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Perhaps our Secretary of State sees something familiar; the Kirchners are Argentina’s Clintons, lefties who wished to pass power from husband to wife. The background is simple. The British have solely possessed the Falkland Islands for more than 170 years. This has led the Argentinean government, when economic times are tough,...
  • Another Falklands showdown only this time Thatcher and Reagan are not around

    03/02/2010 3:23:17 PM PST · by pissant · 30 replies · 743+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 3/2/10 | John Metzler
    UNITED NATIONS — It’s diplomatic déjà vu all over again. The long forgotten Falkland Islands, deep in the South Atlantic, have again regained the spotlight as Argentina presses its political case at the United Nations reviving its perennial political dispute with Britain. Argentina’s Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana met with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to press for UN political involvement in the case. The Minister later told correspondents that the islands, which it calls Las Malvinas, are an integral part of Argentine territory. Tensions rose recently when British companies started drilling for oil in the nearby waters. Claiming sovereignty, Argentina’s military...
  • Hillary Clinton slaps Britain in the face over the Falklands

    03/02/2010 11:57:43 AM PST · by Schnucki · 26 replies · 810+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | March 2, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    The transcript of Hillary Clinton’s press conference in Buenos Aires with Argentine President Kristina Kirchner last night, has just been released by the State Department, and it is a real eye-opener. Her remarks represent an astonishing propaganda coup for the Peronist regime in its dispute with Britain over the Falklands, with Washington brazenly backing its position. Here’s a snippet: QUESTION: (In Spanish) And for the Secretary, it’s about the Falklands. The – President Fernandez talked about possible friendly mediation. Would the U.S. be considered – would the U.S. (inaudible) consider some kind of mediation role between the UK and Argentina...
  • British irate over Hillary comments on Falklands (Another Zero middle finger to the UK)

    03/02/2010 7:35:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies · 1,431+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration continued its “smart power” efforts with America’s closest ally by demanding that the UK negotiate with Argentina over the Falkland Islands. Hillary Clinton appeared with Argentina’s President Kristina Kirchner yesterday for a press conference in which she pushed for talks to settle the status of the islands — which the British already consider completely settled now. Nile Gardiner calls Hillary’s comments a “slap in the face” to the UK.
  • Thatcher 'threatened to nuke Argentina'

    02/28/2010 6:48:46 PM PST · by Androcles · 44 replies · 1,935+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 22-11-2005 | Jon Henley
    Margaret Thatcher forced François Mitterrand to give her the codes to disable Argentina's deadly French-made missiles during the Falklands war by threatening to launch a nuclear warhead against Buenos Aires, according to a book. Rendez-vous - the psychoanalysis of François Mitterrand, by Ali Magoudi, who met the late French president up to twice a week in secrecy at his Paris practice from 1982 to 1984, also reveals that Mr Mitterrand believed he would get his "revenge" by building a tunnel under the Channel which would forever destroy Britain's island status. (Excerpt)....
  • Obama Stabs United Kingdom In The Back on Falklands Issue

    02/26/2010 8:46:56 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 27 replies · 736+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | February 26, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    Professorial lefties have memorized a list of nations to like and dislike. Likes include Cuba, Sweden, China and Venezuela. Dislikes include America, Israel and the United Kingdom. In that respect, nothing about this story should surprise. The UK and the US share an indispensible relationship. We have fought alongside each other in two World Wars, and created an anchor for the West to rally around during the Cold War. Today we fight together in the Middle East. Sometimes the US President and UK Prime Minister have personally liked each other, such as Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher or FDR and...
  • Navy Sends Argie Warship Packing

    02/25/2010 6:04:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies · 974+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 2/25/10 | DUNCAN LARCOMBE, DAVID WILLETTS, and STEVE HAWKES
    THE Navy has intercepted an Argentine warship in our waters in the first head-to-head of the Falklands row. Destroyer HMS York spotted the vessel up to ten miles inside the disputed "oil zone" around the South Atlantic islands. York's crew monitored the progress of the Argie ship, a smaller corvette named ARA Drummond, before radioing her to change course. The Drummond came within just 65 miles of the islands before complying. She was sent packing with no further action taken. Sources insisted her crew made an "innocent navigational blunder" and were embarrassed. ARA Drummond ... 'navigational blunder' But the incident...
  • Thanks For Nothing, Mr Obama, As You Hang Us Brits Out To Dry Over The Falklands

    02/25/2010 12:27:30 PM PST · by sussex · 23 replies · 1,023+ views
    The Aged P.com ^ | 25/02/10 | The Aged P
    Thanks a lot, Mr. President. You insulted our Queen by giving her an iPod as if she were some primitive tribal leader wide eyed for magical technological totems. You treated our Prime Minister as if he were the boss of a small waste management company touting for a drain clearing contract in some Chicago precinct (I don’t like Gordon Brown but he is sending our young men and women to fight and sometimes die alongside your troops in Afghanistan). You also sent back a bust of one of our greatest heroes, Sir Winston Churchill, loaned to the White House since...
  • Special Relationship under fire: Obama's refusal to back Britain over the Falklands is a disgrace

    02/25/2010 4:31:35 AM PST · by Schnucki · 43 replies · 981+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | February 25, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    The Obama administration’s decision to remain neutral in the dispute between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands is a shameful decision that will go down very badly across the Atlantic. As The Times has just reported, Washington has point blank refused to support British sovereignty over the Falklands, and is adopting a strictly neutral approach. In the words of a State Department spokesman: “We are aware not only of the current situation but also of the history, but our position remains one of neutrality. The US recognises de facto UK administration of the islands but takes no position...
  • Et tu, Barack? America betrays Britain in her hour of need

    02/25/2010 4:27:00 AM PST · by Schnucki · 31 replies · 830+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | February 25, 2010 | Toby Young
    It was a headline I never expected to read: “US refuses to endorse British sovereignty in Falklands oil dispute.” Washington has declined to back Britain in its dispute with Argentina over drilling rights in the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands. President Obama’s position is one of strict neutrality, refusing to take sides. According to the State Department: We are aware not only of the current situation but also of the history, but our position remains one of neutrality. The US recognises de facto UK administration of the islands but takes no position on the...
  • US Refuses To Endorse British Sovereignty in Falklands Oil Dispute

    02/24/2010 9:18:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 151 replies · 3,343+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | February 25, 2010 | Giles Whittell and James Bone
    February 25, 2010 US Refuses To Endorse British Sovereignty in Falklands Oil Dispute Giles Whittell and James Bone Washington refused to endorse British claims to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands yesterday as the diplomatic row over oil drilling in the South Atlantic intensified in London, Buenos Aires and at the UN. Despite Britain’s close alliance with the US, the Obama Administration is determined not to be drawn into the issue. It has also declined to back Britain’s claim that oil exploration near the islands is sanctioned by international law, saying that the dispute is strictly a bilateral issue. Argentina appealed...
  • Hugo Chavez Demands Queen returns Falkland Islands to Argentina

    02/22/2010 11:22:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies · 1,886+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/22/10 | Tom Leonard
    President Hugo Chavez delivered a bizarre attack on the Queen when the firebrand Venezuelan leader demanded Britain return the Falkland Islands to Argentina.The outspoken Mr Chavez used his weekly television and radio show Alo Presidente to rally Latin America behind the cause of his Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner by making a direct appeal to Buckingham Palace. "Look, England, how long are you going to be in Las Malvinas? Queen of England, I'm talking to you," said Mr Chavez. "The time for empires are over, haven't you noticed? Return the Malvinas to the Argentine people." Still addressing the Queen, he went...
  • Falklands’ war tested modernized Super Etendard in Argentine Navy’s agenda

    02/22/2010 7:07:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 51 replies · 1,285+ views
    Merco Press ^ | February 21st 2010
    Falklands’ war tested modernized Super Etendard in Argentine Navy’s agenda The possible transfer to Argentina of a refurbished model of the French manufactured fighter-bomber Super Etendard, which had an outstanding performance during the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict, is under consideration by the French Ministry of Defence, reveals the French publication, Mer & Marine. The operation which includes giving the Argentines part of the sophisticated avionics of the Super Etendard Modernized (SEM) model would take place in 2015 when the French navy will de decommissioning their air fleet to be replaced by the new Rafale. However in the event of the...
  • It's the bitter truth: We couldn't send a task force to the Falklands today

    02/19/2010 2:38:49 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 113 replies · 2,054+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19th February 2010 | Captain Michael Clapp
    It's the bitter truth: We couldn't send a task force to the Falklands today By Captain Michael Clapp 19th February 2010 We approached the Falklands in almost perfect conditions. The thick fog hid us from the prowling Argentine bombers. Unfortunately, our luck didn't last. The following morning, the clouds lifted, the sun came out - and we became sitting ducks. As Commander of the Amphibious Task Group, I had 5,000 troops and huge quantities of arms, ammunition and supplies to disembark in San Carlos Bay, an area that soon became known as 'Bomb Alley'. It didn't take long for the...
  • Britain must defend the Falklands against Argentine aggression

    02/18/2010 8:41:31 AM PST · by MHalblaub · 48 replies · 1,240+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | February 17, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    The Times has reported that Argentina “is taking control over all shipping between its coast and the Falkand Islands, effectively awarding itself the power to blockade the disputed territory.” As The Times notes, “According to a decree issued by President Kirchner, all ships sailing through the waters claimed by Argentina must hold a permit. The measure looks set to deepen a row over conflicting claims to oil beds lying inside the Falklands’ territorial waters… Today’s decree amounts to an Argentinian move to control all traffic from South America towards the islands, including an oil rig due to arrive today and...
  • Argentina Blocks Ship Holding Techint Cargo Over Falklands Trip

    02/11/2010 11:23:08 AM PST · by gura · 1 replies · 378+ views
    Business Week ^ | 2/11/2010 | Rodrigo Orihuela
    Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Argentina blocked a ship from leaving a Techint Group plant after it traveled to the Falkland Islands without government permission, the Argentine Foreign Office said. The ship, called Thor Leader, is docked in Techint’s Campana plant carrying a cargo of seamless pipes, the government office said yesterday in a statement. Techint, in a separate statement last night, confirmed that the ship is docked at the plant.
  • Falkland Islands: Antarctic air flow brings record snow fall

    08/01/2009 2:01:21 PM PDT · by em2vn · 9 replies · 1,368+ views
    MercoPress ^ | 08-01-09 | staff
    Weatherman Justin Chamberlain said the Islands had been under the influence of a highly unstable convective south/southwest air flow originating in Antarctica, keeping air temperatures below freezing. At times the wind was strong or gale force, leading to blizzard conditions and snowdrifts. The duration of the Antarctic showery feed was unusual, he said, due in part to an area of high pressure covering much of South America, which blocked the usual mobile westerly flow. Forty-three centimetres of snow were recorded, a new record at Mount Pleasant. It is comparable to July 2004, when a total of 33cm was recorded, and...
  • Prince William fans Falkland's fury

    02/02/2009 6:02:42 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 35 replies · 1,991+ views
    The Australian ^ | 3rd February 2009
    PRINCE William's military deployment to the Falkland Islands has reignited the row over the archipelago's sovereignty. "This circumstance only serves to once again highlight Britain's ongoing military presence in land and sea areas that are part of the Argentine Republic's national territories," an aide to Foreign Minister Jorge Taina said today. Argentina claims ownership of the islands it calls the Malvinas. Prince William will be sent to the Falklands by the Royal Air Force to serve as a search and rescue pilot for a period of three months, Britain's Daily Telegraph reports. He completes his 18-month RAF course later this...
  • Falkland Islands to be left without warship

    12/06/2008 5:35:41 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 48 replies · 1,258+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/6/2008 | Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent
    The Falkland Islands are to be left without the protection of a British warship for the first time since the war with Argentina because the Royal Navy no longer has enough ships to meet all its commitments. HMS Northumberland has been pulled off Falkland duties because of Navy outstretch The frigate HMS Northumberland, which is armed with guided missiles, torpedoes and a Lynx helicopter, was due to be sent on patrol to the islands this month. But it will now be replaced by a Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessel not equipped for offensive combat operations. The controversial decision was forced...
  • British claim to Ascension seabed raises the stakes over quest for Falklands oil

    08/28/2008 1:53:08 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies · 107+ views
    The Times ^ | 8/28/2008 | Catherine Philp
    Britain laid territorial claim to a swath of seabed around Ascension Island in the remote South Atlantic yesterday, in a move that threatens a replay of the Falklands conflict with Argentina. Britain presented its claim to the United Nations in New York, arguing that its territorial rights around the island – and, crucially, any resources there – should be extended up to 350 nautical miles from the coastline. States have rights over resources found within 200 nautical miles of their territory, but may seek to have the limits extended to the edge of the continental shelf if the landmass extends...
  • Argentina's military threat raises fears over Falklands

    07/08/2008 10:36:45 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 31 replies · 237+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/8/2008 | Graeme Baker
    Argentina raised the prospect of posting military forces in the Antarctic region yesterday, with the announcement of plans to use troops to defend its interests. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner told defence chiefs that Argentina must be prepared to assert its sovereignty and protect its natural resources, as nations compete to claim areas of the region believed to be rich in oil. The plans threaten to inflame tensions between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands, which the South American nation still considers to be its sovereign territory despite losing a war in 1982. Argentinian forces were driven from the...
  • … Galtieri Took the Union Jack

    04/03/2008 9:23:37 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 10 replies · 135+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 3 April 2008 | .cnI redruM
    N.B. Apologies to Pink Floyd for my lyric thievery in the title… The old adage that history repeats itself gets too much airplay and too frequently obscures the dynamics at work in a particular era. However, some things do seem to happen with a depressing regularity. Even when Thome has homered in the first and again in the 3rd, every roster in Major League Baseball has at least one idiot who would gladly pitch to him again in the 5th or the 6th instead of issuing the intentional walk. Argentinean President Cristina Kirchner seems to be winding up and preparing...
  • Argentine president lays 'inalienable' claim to Falklands

    04/02/2008 10:29:37 PM PDT · by fishhound · 84 replies · 237+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | Wed Apr 2,2008 | n/a
    BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands, which remain in British hands after the 1982 war between the two countries, is "inalienable," President Cristina Kirchner said Wednesday. "The sovereign claim to the Malvinas Islands is inalienable," she said in a speech marking the 26th anniversary of Argentina's ill-fated invasion of the islands, located 480 kilometers (300 miles) off shore. The April 2, 1982 invasion prompted then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher to deploy naval forces to retake the Falklands, known as the Malvinas in Spanish. The short, bloody conflict led to Argentina's surrender on June 14, 1982...
  • Argentina President Says Claim To Falkland Islands Inalienable

    04/02/2008 2:25:11 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 61 replies · 78+ views
    Nasdaq.com ^ | April 2, 2008
    BUENOS AIRES (AFP)--Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands, which remain in British hands after a 1982 war, is "inalienable," President Cristina Kirchner said Wednesday. "The sovereign claim to the Malvinas Islands (Argentina's name for them) is inalienable," she said in a speech marking the 26th anniversary of Argentina's ill-fated invasion of the two islands located 480 kilometers (300 miles) off shore.
  • Drilling for oil to start in Falkland Islands

    03/22/2008 11:57:57 PM PDT · by OeOeO · 34 replies · 975+ views
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 03/09/2008 | Jasper Copping
    The inhabitants of the Falkland Islands are preparing for a South Atlantic oil rush which they hope will make them among the richest people in the world. After 10 years of frustrating delays since oil fields containing up to 60 billion barrels of "black gold" were discovered off the islands, oil companies are planning to start drilling within the next 12 months
  • Underwater and undercover:how nuclear subs were first line of Falklands defence

    11/27/2007 7:01:17 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies · 315+ views
    The Times,UK ^ | November 27, 2007 | Michael Evans, Defence Editor
    Underwater and undercover: how nuclear subs were first line of Falklands defence Michael Evans, Defence Editor Five Royal Navy submarines lined up, submerged, on the edge of Argentina’s 12-mile territorial limit to provide early warning of bombing raids on the British task force during the Falklands conflict, according to a new account of the secret role played by the nuclear-powered vessels. Trailing wire aerials behind them, the submarines were able to pick up launchings of Skyhawks and other aircraft from the main base at Rio Grande, pinpointing their type and number, and giving the task force 45 minutes’ notice in...
  • The new British empire? UK plans to annex south Atlantic

    09/22/2007 9:57:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 56 replies · 173+ views
    The Guardian,U.K ^ | Saturday September 22, 2007 | Owen Bowcott
    The new British empire? UK plans to annex south Atlantic Owen Bowcott Saturday September 22, 2007 The Guardian Britain is preparing territorial claims on tens of thousands of square miles of the Atlantic Ocean floor around the Falklands, Ascension Island and Rockall in the hope of annexing potentially lucrative gas, mineral and oil fields, the Guardian has learned. The UK claims, to be lodged at the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, exploit a novel legal approach that is transforming the international politics of underwater prospecting. Britain is accelerating its process of submitting applications to the UN...
  • Argentina Fury At UK Bid For Falklands Seas

    09/22/2007 7:42:46 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 495+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-23-2007 | Oliver Balch - Colin Freeman
    Argentina fury at UK bid for Falkland seas By Oliver Balch in Buenos Aires and Colin Freeman Last Updated: 1:00am BST 23/09/2007 Argentina has reacted furiously to plans by Britain to lay claim to vast new tracts of potentially oil and gas-rich territories in the seas off the Falklands. In a move likely to add new heat to the long-running diplomatic dispute, British officials are preparing to submit a bid to the United Nations to prove that thousands of extra square miles of the surrounding ocean floor are geographically part of the islands. The claim follows a new approach in...
  • Chavez vows revenge for Falklands war

    09/02/2007 1:51:41 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 324 replies · 5,794+ views
    The Sunday Times Online (UK) ^ | September 2, 2007 | Martin Arostegui
    In a new outburst of antiwestern sabre-rattling, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has threatened Britain with “revenge” for the Falklands war of 1982. The belligerent Latin American leftist warned last week that his recent build-up of sophisticated Russian and Iranian weapons would be used to destroy the British fleet if it attempted to return to the South Atlantic. Speaking on his weekly television show Alo Presidente (Hello, Mr President), Chavez denounced what he described as Britain’s “illegal occupation” of the Falklands and repeated his call for a regional military alliance against Britain and the United States. “If we had been...
  • Bombing Argentines 'just wasn't cricket'

    05/01/2007 6:45:26 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 13 replies · 1,064+ views
    Telegraph Online ^ | 1 May 2007 | Ben Fenton
    The first thought that crossed the mind of Flt Lt Martin Withers, precisely 25 years ago today as he brought Black Buck 1 up to attack height for his bombing run on Stanley airfield, was: "This isn't cricket." The lights were on all around the only concrete runway on the Falkland Islands, and it was clear to the RAF bomber pilot that he had taken the Argentine invaders completely by surprise. "It somehow seemed wrong to be dropping 10 tons of bombs on these people who apparently had no idea we were coming," Mr Withers, now 61, remembered. "It seemed...
  • My part in sinking of the Belgrano (Falklands War 1982)

    04/29/2007 10:42:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies · 1,329+ views
    Scotland On Sunday ^ | Sun 29 Apr 2007 | BRIAN BRADY
    My part in sinking of the Belgrano BRIAN BRADY WESTMINSTER EDITOR (bdbrady@scotlandonsunday.com) A REMARKABLE first-hand account of the hours leading up to one of the most controversial episodes of the Falklands War has emerged from a Scottish police constable. Steve McIntosh was a 17-year-old Royal Navy submariner when he helped hunt down and torpedo the General Belgrano, an action that cost the lives of 300 Argentinian sailors and remains hotly debated 25 years later. McIntosh, now a community beat officer with Strathclyde Police, was in the control room of HMS Conqueror, the submarine that sank the Belgrano, working in the...
  • Calling UK based Freepers - new sub, old sub, and falklands memorial

    04/26/2007 4:18:43 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 24 replies · 970+ views
    BAE systems press release | 4/26/2007 | Joe Sides
    The naming ceremony and roll out for launch of the first of class fast Astute Submarine on 8th June 2007 will be followed by an open weekend on 9 -10 June 2007. The Launch Celebration also coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. Following the naming and roll out ceremony we are hosting an event which will feature a number of Royal Navy vessels and the decommissioned Oberon class submarine Onyx, which served in the South Atlantic during the conflict. There will be displays from the Army and Navy, and Land Systems will also be rolling out their...
  • Hague Warns Argentina Over Falklands

    04/03/2007 6:02:51 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 568+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-4-2007 | Ben Fenton
    Hague warns Argentina over Falklands By Ben Fenton in Stanley Last Updated: 1:33am BST 04/04/2007 William Hague, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, warned Argentina that any future British government would have the patience to defend the Falkland Islands and he said Britain should not be "goaded" by increased rhetoric from Buenos Aires. Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the day Margaret Thatcher announced that a task force would be sent to drive Argentine invaders off the islands, he said her resolve had "set the standard" for future British governments and increased international respect for the country. On a one-day visit to...
  • Falklands: Has anything changed?

    04/02/2007 9:33:18 PM PDT · by fishhound · 2 replies · 366+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 2 April 2007 | Paul Reynolds
    Twenty-five years on, the Argentines have not forgotten and the British have not forgiven. The Falklands will remain an irritant in relations for the indefinite future. The fundamentals have not changed. Argentina claims the islands on the basis that its colony there in 1833 was thrown out by the British and that the population there today should have their say but not take the decision. Britain argues that, whatever the arguments about the past, continuous possession for so long and the modern concept of self-determination give it a right to stay. Geography is not relevant, it says. Other islands are...
  • One Sorry Apology

    04/02/2007 6:45:27 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 9 replies · 607+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2 April 2007 | Staff
    Latin America: Does Britain want more trouble from its enemies? Then why does it embolden them by apologizing on the 25th anniversary of Argentina's Falklands invasion for the loss of life in that war? The 25th anniversary of Argentina's invasion of the Falklands should be a time of reflection and resolve, given the new threat Britain faces with 15 of its sailors held hostage in Iran. But the British government's tribute to the attack on Sunday was downright pathetic.
  • Back to Business

    04/02/2007 2:20:52 PM PDT · by Rikstir · 211+ views
    bbc.co.uk
    Invasion day, but it's business as usual On 2 April 1982 Stanley was invaded and overcome by Argentine forces. From that day life in the town was changed forever. Twenty-five years later, what is happening in Stanley and is the anniversary being marked? In short, the answer is not really. People in the town say they would rather forget 2 April, and remember 14 June, the day the conflict ended with the Argentine surrender. "That's our day," says one resident out shopping on Monday morning. Invasion warning But as much as Falklanders may want to disregard today it is inescapable,...
  • Falklands face a new challenge: prosperity

    04/02/2007 6:54:59 AM PDT · by fishhound · 13 replies · 537+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | Date: April 2 2007 | Larry Rohter
    A quarter of a century after the war ended, Britain maintains a military presence - just in case, writes Larry Rohter in Stanley. TWENTY-FIVE years ago, Argentina invaded the windswept cluster of British-controlled islands in the remote South Atlantic known as the Falklands. After 11 weeks of combat that claimed nearly 1000 lives, British troops drove off the occupiers, allowing the islanders to continue their eminently British way of life. Today, the 2955 inhabitants face a different challenge: an influx of outsiders, brought on by the prosperity that has resulted from changes that the British introduced to their overseas territory...
  • In pictures: Falklands conflict

    03/31/2007 8:25:15 PM PDT · by fishhound · 35 replies · 1,304+ views
    BBC ^ | na | na
    To begin our series on the Falklands, 25 years on, we present some of the memorable images from the conflict. On 2 April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. A small contingent of Royal Marines was overrun by an Argentine force ending nearly 150 years rule.
  • In pictures: Life in Stanley

    03/30/2007 9:22:57 PM PDT · by fishhound · 5 replies · 147+ views
    BBC ^ | na | na
    Growing numbers Nearly 25 years after the Falklands conflict, what is the capital Stanley like and who lives there? More than 2,100 people live in Stanley, which has a growing population. Just over half of the Falklands' 2,955 residents were born on the islands, nearly a third in the UK or British territory St Helena, and more than 130 in Chile. In the local Penguin News, those who collected data for the new census were thanked for doing so "...in some very inclement weather..."
  • Britain's sinking of Argentine cruiser still stirs emotions

    LONDON: The sinking of the cruiser General Belgrano by a British nuclear-powered submarine with the loss of 323 Argentine lives still stirs controversy, 25 years after the Falklands War. Argentine lawyers have argued that the warship was outside of the 200-mile (322 kilometre) exclusion zone established by British forces around the archipelago when it was sunk on May 2, 1982. But they have failed to win their case that British committed a "war crime" when the HMS Conqueror fired conventional torpedoes into the Belgrano, a World War II-era warship. However, in July 2000, the European Court of Human Rights rejected...
  • Britain is Taking Right Approach with Iran

    03/29/2007 10:22:51 AM PDT · by CitadelArmyJag · 39 replies · 226+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 29, 2007 | Gerard Baker
    Britain is Taking Right Approach with Iran By Gerard Baker This weekend, Britain will mark the 25th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War, when Argentine forces invaded the small group of British islands in the South Atlantic, 1,500 miles off the coast of Argentina. It was inevitable, given the coincidence of timing and the circumstances, that comparisons would be drawn between that conflict, which ended in a triumphant recovery of the islands by UK forces two months later, and the humiliation heaped on Britain in the last week by the seizure of 15 British sailors in the waters...
  • Argentina Scraps Falklands Oil Deal (UK)

    03/28/2007 3:34:07 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 241+ views
    Argentina scraps Falklands oil deal Staff and agencies Wednesday March 28, 2007 Guardian Unlimited Relations between Britain and Argentina took a turn for the worse today after Buenos Aires ended an agreement for oil exploration near the Falkland Islands. Argentina's decision came just days before the 25th anniversary of the war for the South Atlantic islands. The move ends a 1995 accord designed to foster cooperation on oil prospecting around the islands. Scientists say that there may be billions of dollars worth of oil under the waters in the area. The Argentinian foreign minister, Jorge Taiana, said the move was...
  • How the Falklands War was won

    03/27/2007 5:46:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 126 replies · 2,845+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 27/03/2007 | Michael Novak
    How the Falklands War was won By Michael Novak Last Updated: 1:03pm BST 27/03/2007 The opening phases of the Falklands Conflict began in December 1981 when more than 40 Argentine "scrap metal workers" landed on the island of South Georgia, pointedly refusing to report to the British base at Grytviken to have their entry visas stamped. Project Alpha was a deliberate operation designed by the new military junta of Gen Leopoldo Galtieri to test British will ahead of Project Azul, a full-scale invasion of the Falkland Islands. The Argentinians eventually left but returned on March 19, 1982 - this time...
  • 25 Years On, Falklands Vets Are Outcast At Home (Argentina)

    01/20/2007 4:34:38 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 805+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-21-2007 | Andres Schipani
    25 years on, Falklands vets are outcast at home As teenagers they were conscripted to fight for Argentina. Now they remain haunted by memory and struggle to live normal lives Andres Schipani in Buenos Aires Sunday January 21, 2007 The Observer (UK) As the train pulls into the central station of Buenos Aires, Jose is still walking down the aisle hawking a clutch of goods. An olive-green jacket, a patch with an Argentinian flag on his right arm, and a silhouette of the Malvinas Islands signal he is one of the many veterans of the Falklands war supplementing their meagre...
  • Argentina Reasserts Claims To Falklands

    01/08/2007 10:07:47 AM PST · by kingattax · 43 replies · 1,460+ views
    theday.com ^ | 1/8/2007 | Monte Reel
    25 years after war with Britain, issue still stirs passions --- Buenos Aires, Argentina — As they organize separate 25th anniversary ceremonies to remember their war over the Falkland Islands, Argentine and British officials have found that remembering is the easy part. Resolving, however, is a much trickier proposition. The windblown archipelago is once again claiming headlines here, climbing back near the top of Argentina's international agenda a quarter-century after its military surrendered the territory to Britain. Last week Argentina aimed yet another rhetorical dart at Britain, publicly reasserting its claim to islands it says were stolen by the English...
  • The Falklands back in the news

    06/27/2006 12:27:16 AM PDT · by qlangley · 13 replies · 222+ views
    QuentinLangley.net ^ | 27 June 2006 | Quentin Langley
    Agentina has decided to "talk tough" according to the Times in its quest for the Falkland Islands. The British government refuses to compromise. While nothing much has changed, it does put the Islands back in the news in the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the Argentinian invasion and its subsequent defeat. While condemnation of the Argentinian invasion was pretty much unanimous - the vote in UN was overwhelming, and in the US Senate only Jesse Helms voted against - subsequent refusals by the British government to negotiate have drawn condemnation. The Argentinian calls for negotiation may seem transparent: "we...