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#1 They'd have to be able to land enough people on the Falklands to overwhelm the defenders, and they'd have to be able to do it without air cover, and they'd have to not get noticed at sea where they'd be sitting ducks.
Attackers would be committing Suicide.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-06-09 09:55||
#2 BP, you're assuming the Brit force on the Falklands would react. I would hope that they would, but they might be under orders to get permission from Whitehall before doing so, which means the Argies will walk up and arrest all the British personnel on the islands...
Posted by Steve White 2012-06-09 11:14||
#3 ...unless, someone in the chain of commands decides to act first, then request permission after. The question in that mind is whether the pols will simply ratify the act rather than to admit to cowardice.
Lacking two pieces of brain matter, the pols can't extrapolate that if you allow the Argies to do that, what would really stop a Cromwell from marching in and doing the same to Parliament.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-06-09 11:58||
#4 And Obama sure as hell won't help the Brits. He might even provide air cover for the Argies.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-06-09 11:58||
#5 He'll wait a month first before checking the polling numbers to order that Rambler.
Posted by Charles 2012-06-09 12:40||
#6 And Obama sure as hell won't help the Brits. He might even provide air cover for the Argies.
I dunno, Rambler. I could just as easily imagine such an order from Ogabe as the last straw that finally makes our military's flag/general officer leadership collectively grow a pair. Not to the point of an actual military coup (don't want to jeopardize that nice post-retirement gig at General Dynamics, after all), but to the point of publicly refusing to obey such an order on the basis of gross illegality. Possibly accompanied with discreet but pointed suggestions to Congressional leadership that Teh Won has finally crossed the line into "impeachable act" territory.
Posted by Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) 2012-06-09 13:27||
#7 It's always 2 Pesos for Peron and one for you.
Posted by newc 2012-06-09 15:22||