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The British oil rig at the centre of a growing row about drilling rights arrived in the Falklands yesterday, as Buenos Aires sought international support in the dispute over the exploitation of the territory’s resources.
The Ocean Guardian, a platform contracted by the British company Desire Petroleum to explore what are thought to be substantial oil and gas reserves in the Falklands seabed, completed its journey from the Scottish Highlands. It will start drilling next week, the Falklands Islands government said.
Determined to halt operations, Argentina sought to rally Latin American a
The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.
Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall immediately be reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall be terminated when the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security .
MINISTERS were urged to strengthen Falklands defences yesterday as dramatic pictures emerged of a Navy destroyer already warding off Argentina.
Powerful HMS York flew the White Ensign as she steamed just off the islands' coast.
The secret deployment of the Type 42 destroyer and two other navy ships amid the escalating oil field row was revealed yesterday in The Sun.
MoD officials said the 5,000-ton warship was on "routine patrols".
But The Sun can reveal that HMS York has been secretly sitting just off the Falklands for at least the last 18 days - NOT in a routine manoeuvre.
A YOUGOV poll for The Sun showed 58 per cent of Brits want the Navy to send ships to the Falklands to warn off Argentina.
And 45 per cent said Britain should use force if necessary.
MILITARY experts last night warned Argentina would get another bashing if it dared to invade the Falklands again - just as it did in 1982.
Originally posted by JakiusFogg
IONIZED: And where the hell was the "USA" with your "NATO" Charter in 1982??
Oh yeah, no oil then!!!
Originally posted by JakiusFogg
I would be happy to see your recommendation go into the joint chiefs of staff then. Could you please U2U a copy when you do so!!!
And don't worry about "friends" getting involved. Maybe you forgot about a little UK miltary establishment just north of Venezuela, named Belize! Not just great Marks & Spencer shops there you know!
Isn't it great how this is turning out to be all out war in Latin America!!? no one cared in '82 but now!! woooow, come on come all!
[edit on 19-2-2010 by JakiusFogg]
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by Ionized
Article V of the NATO Charter.
...such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.