originally posted by: crazyewok
originally posted by: Revolution9
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: Revolution9
We got more than enough oil in the falklands. We just need to stops pussy footing around the Argies and tell them to go shove it.
Yes I just read up quickly on this.
Now I see why Argentina were so willing to go to war over the Islands. Obviously huge natural resources potential wealth is there. Hence, why the
Brits are so keen. Wow, what a horrid little back stabbing world this is.
Oil is the Devil's libation (damn that is a good phrase I think I'll copyright that )
To be fair back in 1983 no one knew how extensive the oil fields were down there.
Your statement here is not accurate.
"The search for oil around the Falkland Islands began in the early 1970s, when rudimentary surveys identified tentative signs that oil may be locked
under the seas around the islands, which lie 8,000 miles from the British mainland."
By the early 80s they knew alright. They just kept their mercenary motives quiet and pretended they were doing it for the Falkland peeps. I am sure by
then Argentina and Britain knew. It was an oil war I am quite positive now even with what little I have read up to now. Haha, it all fits together
"Race is on to tap 1bn barrels of oil in the Falkland Islands
British oil companies are leading the quest to find oil around the Falklands despite threats by Argentina" (from source article).
A BIG PS: I had to do your home work for you. It was you who raised this in the thread and left all the home work to me. Also, you are trying to say
innocent little Britain did not enter that war mainly over natural resources and was all cosily humanitarian to free a few yokel villagers. The press
evidence here clearly tells me by the 1980s both Britain and Argentina knew and had a squabble about it. Mean while the U.S did not back Britain
because they had their eyes on it as there might be a way of messing with Argentina like they do other South American countries for natural resources.
No chance getting it off the Brits, but little Argentina, much easier.
"How the U.S. Almost Betrayed Britain
Alexander Haig wanted Reagan to side with the Argentines over the Falklands, newly released papers show".
The exploitation of natural resources in Latin American countries has become one of the most controversial issues of contemporary development. Three
positions arise: 1) a position that opens the development of natural resources to foreign priorities and capitals; 2) a position that opposes any kind
of development if it is not conducted by the state, even if the state lacks the financial resources to do so; and 3) a position that sees advantages
in negotiating the development of resources with external partnership but reserves for the state the determination of priorities and the leading role
in the exploitation. The third position assumes the existence of a responsible government commited to safeguarding national interests. Unfortunately,
this last assumption is not very operative with Latin American governments which seldom have standing policies concerning natural resources, which
leaves them open to assaults from private national and international interests.
Contrary to opposite views, it has been demonstrated that the development of natural resources brings about stimulation of regional economies and
relocation of populations toward resource frontiers. Opposing the development of such areas of resources is to negate the concept of progress and to
deepen chronic poverty."
I said that I don't use oil because it is the same colour as blood. I said oil is the Devil's libation. After supplying this information do you think
I am being unfair? Bah! Humbug! 2nd time I had to use that today.
Whether it be Saudi Arabia or Falklands it is the same. That is because we are talking about natural resources and nations will go to war and hold
unholy allegiances and alliances for natural resources. Or is everything just nice, polite and all mutually assured wealth creation?
Exploitation is still rife in this back stabbing world. None of my metaphors are too strong. They are not strong enough. They are muted and polite
when one considers how cynical, violent and exploitive foreign relations are between nations; the bigger ones calling the shots and quite literally
exploiting the smaller and weaker ones, keeping them weak and dependent.
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