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2011-06-14 Britain
UK can do nothing to prevent Argentina retaking Falklands
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Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2011-06-14 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [345 views ]  Top

#1 I guess not. Remind me, though, what is the 200th largest city in Argentina? That would be the best place to hold the victory celebrations.
Posted by Blinky Creans2803 2011-06-14 08:31||   2011-06-14 08:31|| Front Page Top

#2 I was very young when my mother explained the difference between can't and won't.
Posted by phil_b 2011-06-14 08:47||   2011-06-14 08:47|| Front Page Top

#3 Remember an attack on one NATO member is an attack on all NATO members. Think anyone would show up? Maybe the Argies can finally kill that organization once and for all.
Posted by Procopius2k 2011-06-14 08:55||   2011-06-14 08:55|| Front Page Top

#4 It's a sad commentary on "civilization" when two nominally sane countries have to worry about a war over something the British have maintained since 1833. Don't they have anything better to do?

Unless The One is proposing a return to 1832 borders? Messico would be a powerhouse if Texas belonged to it. Or would it be the other way around?
Posted by Bobby 2011-06-14 09:12||   2011-06-14 09:12|| Front Page Top

#5 Then again, England could station a Gurkha regiment on the Falklands, and the Argentinian military wouldn't go anyway near the place. Soldiers who were willing to fight the English deserted when they heard the Gurkhas had landed.

It would also be a fine place to put a reactivated Sikh regiment. Maybe one managed by Xe Corporation.
Posted by Anonymoose 2011-06-14 09:45||   2011-06-14 09:45|| Front Page Top

#6 britain should say that it is prepared to return to the 1967 Falkland Island borders with mutually agreed to swaps of saliva
Posted by Lord Garth 2011-06-14 10:53||   2011-06-14 10:53|| Front Page Top

#7 The real problem is the RAF and Royal Navy have been mothballed for "economic reasons." That's typical short-sighted cost cutting.

Thus the Brits would not have a way to reinforce the islands.

Posted by Frozen Al 2011-06-14 11:30||   2011-06-14 11:30|| Front Page Top

#8 The islands don't want for reinforcements. There's enough boots and Tornadoes at Mt. Pleasant to handle any Argentine thread. There's usually an SSN in the neighborhood too.
Posted by Snakes Jert3763 2011-06-14 13:08||   2011-06-14 13:08|| Front Page Top

#9 The UK could lay claim to Tierra del Fuego. It is after all close to the UK sovereign territories of the Falklands.
Posted by Zebulon Thranter9685 2011-06-14 13:56||   2011-06-14 13:56|| Front Page Top

#10 You wouldn't need a Gurkha regiment. A Gurkha squad would be sufficient.
Posted by Steve White 2011-06-14 14:29||   2011-06-14 14:29|| Front Page Top

#11 Or maybe, just 2 of them ...
Posted by Adriane 2011-06-14 15:33||   2011-06-14 15:33|| Front Page Top

#12 
Hell, one Ghurka and a motion detector.
Posted by Hellfish 2011-06-14 18:09||   2011-06-14 18:09|| Front Page Top

#13 A twelve year old Gurkha girl-child, armed with knitting needles and a crochet hook... and a motion detector. Promise her if she's good she can go to medical school when she grows up.

/silly reverse macho-ness
Posted by trailing wife 2011-06-14 18:55||   2011-06-14 18:55|| Front Page Top

#14 # 12 - Yuuuppp.

Unfortunately, by many MSM-Net accounts iff the UK can't defend the Falklands, the Argentines are worse off than back in the 1980's in being able to attack + occupy it again.

* As per GWOT + alleged GLOBAL ECON CHAOS/FAILURE > UK = USA = IFF IT DOESN'T BRING ITS OVERSEAS MILFORS BACK HOME NOW, IN LT IT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO DO SO ONCE MILTERR NUKE-WMD "MUSHROOM CLOUDS" START DETONATING IN US-NATO/WESTERN CITIES.

Overseas Milfors will be watching their Families, Loved Ones, + Hometowns explode, etc. but won't be immediately able to prtect or do anything about it because their Fed Govts-States, including Allied, can no longer afford to do so.

Lest we fergit, "NUCLEAR IRAN" SYMBOLISM = Islamist Iran is unlikely IMO to formally declare itself a de facto NUCLEAR WEAPONS STATE UNTIL ITS NON-STATE/NGO MILTERR PROXIES ALSO POSSESS A MINIMAL OR "SUFFICIENT" DESTRUCTIVE NUKE-WMDS STRIKE CAPABILITY, OF BETTER, AGZ [major]US-NATO TARGETS.

The above does NOT count any NON-MUSLIM/
ISLAMIST, COMMIE + SOCIALIST- OTHER ANARCHIST, ETC, MILTERR GROUPS, NOR CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD GROUSP, WHOM COOPER = COLLUDE WID RADICAL ISLAM -the former non-Muslim/Islamic Orgz will want their own Nukes-WMDS as a matter of normal protection + security, ee "deterrence" + "flexibility", etc. agz internal + external,
"dynamic-static opposing forces".

D *** NG IT, HIS NAME IS "SCORPIO", HE HAS THE "DOOMSDAY DEVICE", + A SEXY SLINKY BIKINI-CLAD ASSASSIN-OFFICE ASISTANT GIRLFRIEND - HE'S UPSET BECAUSE A UNO OFFICE BUREAUCRAT-CRITTER THINKS A BUILT-TO-LAST-ONE-THOUSAND/MILYUHN-YEARS MAJOR US BRIDGE COLLAPSED BY ITSELF DESPITE SCORPIO PRESSING THE RED BUTTON.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2011-06-14 21:21||   2011-06-14 21:21|| Front Page Top

#15 If Argentine took the islands the UK could simply sink the Biento Cinco DeMaya in port, a very symbolic target (if it's still seaworthy). That would be like the Dolittle Raid x10.
Posted by rjschwarz 2011-06-14 22:29||   2011-06-14 22:29|| Front Page Top

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23:03 Anguper Hupomosing9418
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