reply to post by alldaylong
Must be said, a look at long history before the 19thc and 20thc would have Britain on the top of the list, maybe competing with Spain, France and
Portugal of old.
As a very modern example any google search on "partition" and how both the Jewish state Israel and Pakistan were created, and the chaos, death,
famine, repression and mass murder that occurred, makes that more than apparent.
Just for an truthful view
As an true "Britain" with just as far as traceable Welsh, Scottish, Irish and about 3% Indian Gypsy in my blood from 4 generations back I am more
"British", have more roots, more heritage, more DNA of the "original" Settlers of this land than nearly everyone ive met, and certainly more than most
So having some facts straight, lets get some more straight.
If Argentina took all out action, an very organised, swift and stealthy invasion of the Falklands Islands, to include securing the airport for a
period of 2 odd days, from that point on Britain would have absolutely NO CHANCE AT ALL of retaking the islands.
The garrisoned troops would be facing an entire nations military might, and it is not small in the case of Argentina, with no help available or
possible in conventional sense, support or logistics and no Air Cover at all.
They would be slaughtered or have to surrender, or become pows.
JUST LIKE THEY DID IN 1984, before the task force arrived, to retake the Falklands, as they had fallen.
We have no projectionable Air Power, we have no Aircraft Carrier besides an itsy bitsy helicopter one.
Just facts, it would be bloody, I ma sure very brave actions to on our side, The Argentinian navy would be very very badly crippled if they stayed out
of port for long, but having the Islands runway would also give the Argentinians ASW around the Falklands, allowing ships to get there and stay there
What we do?
Throw all the tins of corned beef back at them?
So all this bolster and many British people calling or big up "Britain would wipe etc"
No we would not, we could not, and why on earth would we want to?
I am all for the safe and total protection of the Falkland Islanders, and any invasion or distress to these people should be treated just the same as
if it was at home..... however
Is Britain really that "Great" that all this is over these Islanders rights, and our "Land rights" over the Falklands, the reason a couple of thousand
people, lots and lots of Penguins, and seals and such like, really really bad weather is worth all the time, money and lives lost to date?
Of course not it would be, and was, in Britains interests an long time ago to get out of there, leave the two pieces of cold wet unforgiving moss on
rock, to the penguins and who ever else wants to live in an awfully harsh place.
However since the 70's it has been speculated "Black Gold" be under here some say.... and recent research has proven that, big reserves to.
When the price is high enough for Brent sweet to make it worth the cost of drilling it up....
That's the only reason were there, dressed up with spin of "Valor" "Queen and Country" "Princes" and such like to hide the truth.
Its the same show but a different hand or card as such, as an memo read out in this countries parliment about "45 Minute" WMD from Iraq.... again
about the Oil.
When was the last conflict not about that?
The Suez Crisis? (really should be called the Suez Invasion) we kicked some there to didn't we guys lol....NOT
As a true Brit im getting very tired of those halfbreeds living in Britain now who only themselves as far as ancestry goes came a few hundred years
ago or such like from Belgium, Scandanavia, France et al screaming about being "English & Proud" armchair generals.
Should I not ask you to leave my island?
Wake up read some history, know your facts about real not computer and Hollywood military/geopolitical situations, and stop please dragging down this
ancient land with your Racsist, War mongering and ignorant on the subject blood and xenophobic rants.
The above is meant as an general reposte to the way this is being spun, talked about and certainly posted about by some here, on the MSM etc you make
yourself look foolish, and lower the very country you say you are soo proud of.
In fact if we all took the stance being forwarded and becoming an "meme" now I have every right to say "take your queen and fake king back to Germany,
Russia, and Greece, your Parliment to, before you go give back the Coil and Gold from wales, the Oil from Scotland, the Crops from Ireland without the
genocide you visited on each of the true British peoples 3 nations destroyed......
Go we have the oldest language in the world, we had an true form of community decision making before you came.... oh and also our native tongues had
NO PROFANITIES & SWEAR words until you arrived, oh the wonderful "Queens English" eh?
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