That's usually the case with those Argies. Republicans don't seem to mind supporting a country like that despite it's dubious and brutal history. They'll get into bed with anyone. Makes them much easier to dislike
The Falklands have been British longer than Argentina has been Argentinean.
Strangely naval technology has moved on a lot in the last 30 years, did I say 30?? but not in the imagination of the average Irish armchair admiral. no longer is there an imagined 'fleet' of battleships throwing lumps of steel at each other.
one or two placed British nuclear attack submarines can shut down a huge oceanic swathe to shipping. In addition Trafalgar class boats can now slam tomahawk missiles straight in to the Argentina in mainland without warning and at a time of their choosing precisely on target. The new Daring class destroyers are the most awesome pieces of kit afloat. the projected range, power and sophistication of computary is world class with the incredible reach and accuracy the Argentineans would have to be very mindful before engaging in another war.
Also the world politics have changed. The last war was fought at the height of the cold war. The western democracies have other things to worry about now and wouldn’t appreciate some bizarre colonial campaign in the middle of nowhere.
I think some people on here have seen the film battle of the river plate and think 2012 is just like that.
Right. Hitler was supported by the Fine Gael blueshirts
Nemesis is right. The IRA supported the Nazis, their clever? cry of my enemies enemy is my friend can be clearly seen for all its worth in their choice of allies over the last forty years too. No doubt bird watching in Columbia is less popular in some circles than it used to be
This video will show you why the British are trying to defeat Argentina once again. They said no to the IMF and they are saying yes to nuclear development.
During the Malvinas War little kids would hurry home to watch the telly to see if the Argentine air force had finished off Britian's one puny air craft carrier yet. Who saved Britain's arse? Why it was George Bush I. Remember?
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