posted on May, 30 2017 @ 03:20 PM
a reply to: grainofsand
"Sounds a plan that would have prevented many deaths of UK armed forces, but how many Argentinian service people would have died before Argentina
changed its policy?"
To many but lets face it war is hell, your in it to win it by any and all means necessary generally whist attempting to keep the amount of casualties
to you own side down to the minimum.
I don't think Argentinian would have remained in the fight should we have decimated 90% of there naval power which is pretty much what would have
happened given our subs capabilities compared to theirs.
"True about the under equipped thing, we were fitting US missiles to RN ships on the way, training sailors the new system."
Without those Sidewinder missiles we most lightly would have lost air superiority and hence the air war in no time sharp.
"You know Thatcher supported Pinochet because Chile was the only country who gave us RADAR coverage in the region.
Politics is dirty as # for sure, but Corbyn was condemning the British military action while advocating shared sovereignty with Argentina."
True but Pinochet pretty much gave her an early Christmas present when he started the Falkland conflict.
Certainly took some of the attentions away from what was happening at home regarding the strikes, miners and smashing of the trade unions afterwards
by way of her approval rating regarding the conflict in question.
"I don't want such a bloke as leader of the UK."
But that essentially means Zelda the Terrorhawk will win the day! There can be no other realistic outcome that i can see.
edit on 30-5-2017 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)