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Originally posted by BitRaiser
He said that if South America had been united, the UK would never have been able to take the Falkland Islands.
He is 100% correct.
Originally posted by shots
Good Old Chavez always coming up with more BS, now he is vowing revenge for the Falklands war which he had no part in.
I assume GB did not take him up on his free offer Oh wait it was not free oil was it it had strings attached so now he threatens them with revenge. Obviously his intelligence is not that great I would assume GB could wipe him out in a day or so if that.
Originally posted by Terapin
The US is significantly responsible for the current attitude of Chavez.
Originally posted by TheOmen
Well I think we can all agree, that even if this is a threat, its not that much of a threat. The US and UK to me look like they're just being targeted for Chavez's own reasons and I personally am not worried!
Originally posted by ANOK
The Falklands war was nothing but a popularity boost for thatcher and her 'party'. The country was falling apart and her ratings were at an all time low. Nothing better than a good old war to rally the country around the flag. She was voted in office for a 2nd term.
Originally posted by timeless test
reply to post by firepilot
No, no firepilot, you are missing the point.
The Falklands war was the result of a madcap right wing dictator exploiting an almost forgotten territorial dispute to galvanise public support behind them in order to counter disastrous popularity ratings at home and to shore up a hated Government that was otherwise destined for oblivion.
...and that General Galtieri was no better either.
[edit on 7-9-2007 by timeless test]
Originally posted by firepilot
I would not call an armed military invasion of British Territory- an almost forgotten territorial dispute. It was almost forgotten until the the Argentinians invaded. That crisis belongs solely on the hands of the Argentines, not the UK. You act like Maggie started the whole thing, or that she was wrong for not surrendering UK territory.
Originally posted by Chris McGee
I don't know why we've still got the Falklands anyway, there's really no reason for them to be British territory.