Re: The Falkland Islands
Posted: Aug 06 2013
Its all a domestically political move. You create a common enemy, it helps the administration in power keep popular opinion in their favor.Hullu Hevonen wrote:Britain does currently have 2 amphibious assault ship, meaning helicopter carriers, while their harriers are retired. So a Falklands war today would be fought from the British part, with an smaller navy(big ships) and helicopters instead of air planes. Argentina on the other had has 26 A-4AR, unspecified IAI neher and even 16+(more on order) the IA 63 Pampa(which can be loaded with bombs and used as a light bomber) which can reach the Island. The Argentine navy has also more Missile ships these days, but from what I can gather, they have some destroyers out of service due to no experienced personnel, lack of spare parts etc.
Overall, I would say that Argentine couldn't currently invade the islands, or Invade and keep them. The Garrison on the Islands is strong and equipped to hold out until help arrives. And I don't think Argentina will get it through the political way either, considering that almost 100% of the Falklanders chose to remain a British overseas territory. So, this leads one to as oneself, why is Argentine then drumming on this issue? My guess is for domesitic reasons.
In my opinion, they shouldn't go to:CptBritish wrote:Had a very long conversation with my Dad and cousin today about the Falkland Islands. Me and my Dad both been more 'right leaning' than my cousin both think they should stay British no matter what and my cousin for instance thinks talks should happen with the Argentines. I think hes a complete idiot for it but its his view and hes family so meh... Just wondering what you guys think seeing as though this is my most active forum ever lol
Other than just saying "***k the Argies they tried and failed to take them back and they are only 'really' interested now because of the possible oil under them" which I acually would say if I was asked the question in a pub. The people want to stay British why should the Argentinians get the islands? Yea Spanish settlers may have been there nearly 200 years ago but why just us? why not every country on the planet gives back territory that it has taken in those 200 years, that gonna happen? No.
and Hillary "I've taken sniper fire" Clinton can mind her own ***king business... I'd love to see what she say if some random decendants from Russian Alaska decided it wasn't fair of the Tsar to sell Alaska and they wanted to be Russian again and they were backed up by the Russian President... Yea I know exactly what she'd say and it would translate from diplomatic speak to average Joe speak as "***k off" Sound far fetched? It would probably hold more weight than "We want those islands back! There WERE Spanish people living there *Cough* in the 1800s *Cough*. There aren't any or many now and just about all the people on the island want to stay British but still they are ours! Why can't we have them?!?!
Meh Just wanna see what people think if anyone cares.... lol