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Argentina accused of plotting Falklands blockade

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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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Argentina accused of plotting Falklands blockade


www.guardian.co.uk

British diplomats have accused Argentina of plotting an economic blockade of the Falkland Islands amid fears Buenos Aires is attempting to block all flights from Chile to the islands.

The government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has publicly threatened to cut the weekly route between Punta Arenas and Port Stanley, the islands' only air link with South America and its main link with the outside world.

British officials believe the service will disappear and bolster what they said was Argentina's attempt to make the Falklands too expensive for Britain to maintain.
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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The bellicose language and actions of the Argentinians under the presidency of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner continues to rise.

Why doesn't Cameron just put it to a referendum by the people of the Falkland Islands over who they want to be sovereign under?

Surely a resounding yes to the continuation (Which is what we are promised) of Britain's rule will bring the issue to a close?

It almost seems to me that the Coalition are inviting a conflict over this...



www.guardian.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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This Argie clown must be clinically stupid.

Britain made it clear back in the 1980's that she won't bother with an invsion again.

Instead, she always keeps a nuclear sub off the coast of the Falklands. Next time they try it, Britain will START by bouncing 8 Argies cities into the stratosphere.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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I don't think the British response to any Argentinian attack on the Falkland Islands would be a nuclear strike because that would be INSANE.

It seems with the sending of the HMS Dauntless to the region Cameron is making clear that the Falklands will be protected, but it is more difficult to work round this kind of economic action.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:11 PM
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this mess it getting too far out of the realms of diplomacy.
The " because we can" is really catching on.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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Argentina must be foolish. It's not like the Falklands ever belonged to them (and they had PLENTY of opportunity before it was ever colonised). Spain had it first and then the British.

/sigh



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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surely all we need to do is make it seem like argentina's holding anti-israeli terror training camps and developing nuclear weapons and america will be down there bombing anything that pops its head out of a cave into the next life by the end of the week and job done and we wouldnt have to produce anything to substantiate the claims



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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There was an interesting article in the Guardian about a week ago that said that young Argentineans don't care about the Falklands, especially those that have been there and seen how British the place is. What makes me wonder is how many Argentineans actually believe that the plucky tango-crazy people of the Falklands are yearning for a return to Argentinean rule?



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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With the argentinians doing things like this, is just out of order.

They're trying to force our hand, and we need to defend the people of the islands.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:22 PM
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The British are sending a new destroyer to the Falklands.

This ship would wipe out the whole entire south American air force never mind Argentina's air force.

Here's the link,

www.dailymail.co.uk...



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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That's if the ship isn't destroyed first by submarine or land based, fighter based missile. Hyping up the power of one ship seems dangerous to me no matter how advanced it may be.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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Wow that's a bit of kit. 1 billion. Don't think argies would dare attack that.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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Yes I saw that article,

However if the Argentinian media and political base can successfully portray the U.K. as an aggressor this could change.

I do feel that the U.K. government could take some of the sting out of this issue by putting a referendum forward. Of course they are afraid to hand power to the people on such national interest issues but it seems it would be a resounding yes to staying as a protectorate of the U.K.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Can anyone link any stats about the Argentine airforce and navy?

And how would it compare against the UK ships we've got there now (in the falklands).



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Go Argentina!. the Malvinas will be Argentinian once again!!, screw the UK



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
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That's if the ship isn't destroyed first by submarine or land based, fighter based missile. Hyping up the power of one ship seems dangerous to me no matter how advanced it may be.


Meh, that's the Daily Mail for you. They always publish stories that claim that the latest bit of the kit for the armed forces is the next best thing to the Death Star.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Please don't rise to elpistolero1.

Wikipedia is as per usual pretty up to date on this and HOPEFULLY accurate.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by elpistolero1
Go Argentina!. the Malvinas will be Argentinian once again!!, screw the UK


What was the date, Argentina last had it??



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by elpistolero1
Go Argentina!. the Malvinas will be Argentinian once again!!, screw the UK


They've been Argentinean exactly once, from April 2nd 1982 to June 14th 1982. And the Falklanders were extremely relieved to see the Argentineans leave after their humiliating defeat.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
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That's if the ship isn't destroyed first by submarine or land based, fighter based missile. Hyping up the power of one ship seems dangerous to me no matter how advanced it may be.


First off, we have a sub lurking in their waters.

Second, This ship can track up to 300 targets and uses the sea viper missile.

This ship is a WMD........




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