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Falkland Islandsí fears for Russia-backed invasion
CNBC ^ | 3-25-2015 | Catherine Boyle

Posted on 03/25/2015 10:57:08 AM PDT by tcrlaf

The U.K. has sent extra military support to one of its overseas colonies at the bottom of the world, the Falkland Islands, amid concerns that it is facing increased risk of attack from Argentina, backed by Russia.

Two troop-carrying Chinook helicopters and a new surface-to-air missile system have been sent by the U.K. to the remote islands in the South Atlantic, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina. They were the subject of a short-lived war between the U.K. and Argentina in 1982, and lie to the east of Argentina, 8,000 miles away from Britain.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: argentina; europeanunion; falklandislands; falklands; invasion; iran; nato; putinsbuttboys; russia; uk; unitedkingdom; vladtheimploder
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Uhhhhhhhhhh......

Ok, Argentina's usual way to change the subject away from government corruption is to ratchet up the "Malvinas" war chatter, but isn't this taking it just a bit too far, blaming RUSSIA?

1 posted on 03/25/2015 10:57:08 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Argentina reverts to its fifth column traditions.


2 posted on 03/25/2015 11:01:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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To: tcrlaf

Iran perhaps, but not Russia.


3 posted on 03/25/2015 11:04:21 AM PDT by donozark (On the other side of fear lies freedom)
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To: KC_Lion; GeronL

Ping.


4 posted on 03/25/2015 11:04:22 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tcrlaf

Call for Mr Clarkson. Mr Clarkson please go to the courtesy phone.


5 posted on 03/25/2015 11:06:31 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Unmutual and Disharmonious)
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To: tcrlaf

Putin flying nuclear bombers along Argentina’s coast now?


6 posted on 03/25/2015 11:09:41 AM PDT by McGruff (Boy that Ted Cruz is sure catching alot of flak.)
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To: tcrlaf

And British hardware to defend the Falklands against Russia (huh?) can’t be used to support the Kiev coup government or any other NATO initiatives.


7 posted on 03/25/2015 11:09:49 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Look, an Argentinian Squirrel!


8 posted on 03/25/2015 11:12:52 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tcrlaf

16 years of Labour basically dismantled the Royal Navy, so this scenario is very possible.


9 posted on 03/25/2015 11:26:23 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Oh just great. Someone on the island just had to take a Russian language correspondents course. Now here comes the justified, somehow, invasion.


10 posted on 03/25/2015 11:29:02 AM PDT by GeronL (Shrub Scouts, root them out and make them whine)
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To: denydenydeny

You’re overlooking just one small fact; the UK is about to take delivery of the 2 biggest aircraft carriers in the history of their navy. Laid down under the last Labour administration ironically.


11 posted on 03/25/2015 11:36:44 AM PDT by Natufian (t)
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To: grania

Russia is invading Ukraine and now doing this, you support Russia?


12 posted on 03/25/2015 11:38:47 AM PDT by ansel12 (Palin--Mr President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.)
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To: ansel12

Lol...is that you General Manlove?


13 posted on 03/25/2015 12:01:53 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Your post doesn’t make any sense.


14 posted on 03/25/2015 12:05:59 PM PDT by ansel12 (Palin--Mr President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.)
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To: ansel12

Maybe he just supports the Crimea coup government.


15 posted on 03/25/2015 12:56:42 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf

From last year:

“Putin Tells Britain To Resolve Falklands Row

The Russian president backs his Argentine counterpart after she accused Britain of “double standards” over territorial disputes.”

http://news.sky.com/story/1300160/putin-tells-britain-to-resolve-falklands-row


16 posted on 03/25/2015 12:59:33 PM PDT by railroader
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To: railroader

Argentinian government is so weird that anything can happen. By the way this is related a bit

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2015/03/25/russia-growing-presence-in-latin-america-is-cause-worry-for-us-and-its-allies/

“Reports that Russia is planning to lease 12 long-range bombers to the Argentinian government has caused concern not only Latin America but across the Atlantic”

It seems their government believes they need these bombers for something.


17 posted on 03/25/2015 3:37:34 PM PDT by Krosan
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To: Krosan

Cristina Fernandez Kirchner knows she may have less than two years to act. I wouldn’t be surprised if she orders her armed forces to cease the Falklands sometime in 2016.

She can’t with Russia (Putin) and America (Obama) on her side :)


18 posted on 03/25/2015 8:20:58 PM PDT by railroader
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To: railroader

Cristina Fernandez Kirchner knows she may have less than two years to act. I wouldn’t be surprised if she orders her armed forces to cease the Falklands sometime in 2016.

She can’t lose with Russia (Putin) and America (Obama) on her side :)


19 posted on 03/25/2015 8:21:44 PM PDT by railroader
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To: railroader

She probably does not plan to leave office


20 posted on 03/25/2015 8:26:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Shrub Scouts, root them out and make them whine)
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