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Drilling for oil to start in Falkland Islands

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posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 07:01 AM
Not sure if this should be under conspiracy, but I present it to you here: not long ago someone told me that the real reason for the Falklands war was OIL! I did not believe them until I started doing some research, and this is what I came up with.

The inhabitants of the Falkland Islands are preparing for a South Atlantic oil rush which they hope will make them among the richest people in the world.

So now we know why the British were so anxious to fight for their tiny island in the early 80's. Argentina had just occupied their nest, and Mother goose needed to protect her golden eggs.

Oil billions beckon Falkland Islands

In a speech given by the then governor of the Falkland Islands:

Yet the Falkland Islands were important enough for England to go to war over with Argentina. Why?

posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 08:05 AM
better question is how the UK found out about the OIL, Now thats a story not many have heard.

its like a tom clancy novel.

posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 09:35 AM
reply to post by Anonymous ATS

Well, considering that Argentina are not impressed as they still consider the Falklands (Malvinas) their soverign territory, we could be looking at another war in the near future.

Frankly, how they found the oil is irrelevant in my opinion - the oil company are always prospecting in all parts of the globe, hoping to find more sources.

The prize of oil: Falkland Islands


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