reply to post by waynos
Yet in this situation you are trying to claim that the Govt committed to an expensive and risky (yes, risky) war over oil that we could not
get near for more than 20 years? Utter bollocks.
Yes..Indeed..I am saying exactly that. What many governments do at the behest of their handlers...is to take oil off the market. At the same time they
must keep competitors from getting it.
For America ...at the behest of her handlers... the solution was to develop Vietnam, at taxpayer expense, under the guise of a war. Then when the time
was right ..to put the whole nation into storage by allowing a Communist government to take over the whole country. The oil remained in storage/off
the market and competitors out.
In the Falklands..the thing of import was to keep competitors out..the Argentines..and keep the oil off the market until the time was right to develop
Once again..I don't think the Argentines came to get the sheep. Which was my main point to Paraphi.
The British government can say anything they want to their own people..just as does ours. But they came for the oil..both parties to this conflict.
What they spoon fed the public was something different.
And before I forget...Schaden,
I'm really shocked yet pleased to here you talk about this automation retrofitting of he old boats.
I was surprised to see some of it on the USS Enterprise...as olde as is that ship. Laptop computers and the watches taking log readings and
downloading them into some kind of Tough Book Laptop computer. They must be tough and somewhat sailor proof because the one I saw has a huge crack
diagonally across the screen and it still worked.
By the way..on the subject of submarines..what do you make of the decision to put women on our submarines?? I am very dubious about it but I have been
expecting it for some years now since back when they put women on surface ships...back then I knew it was coming. It is all over the papers here in
My sources have to do with one of the local gun shop dealers here who is also licensed to purchase fully automatic weapons. He was one of the dealers
through whom and for some reason the government wanted to make purchases of several lots of this silenced Sterling Machine Gun version of which I
earlier spoke..for testing. He did not win the bid..but during the process engaged in several conversations with military members overseeing the
Fuel supplies and I think it is called the Sidewinder missile were in great demand.
I don't recall how many supply ships were lost to the Argentines but one of them was called the Atlantic Conveyer. I have seen this very ship here in
this shipyard for repairs. I do believe there were one or two more lost to the Argentines along with the Sheffield.
This caused concerns in the supply area...and other arrangements were quickly made. Now whether any of this material reached the front lines in the
speed of which events happened I do not know. I am certain that fuel and missile stores were used as fuel goes quickly in the heat of battle and the
moving of troops and supplies, ships etc.
I have no doubt that you received your stores from those sources but this is what I was told by this local gun store owner.
The other reason I remember this particular gun store owner is that he had one of the few surviving versions of the M1 Garand Rifle chambered in .303
British in an attempt to market this to the British Military. It did not go over well and the British kept their SMLE rifles in service for many years
and as history records.
Thanks to all for their posts,