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Originally posted by Wongbeedman
I think as a principle, the days of "we claimed this land or we won it by force" are over, and for good reason.
Originally posted by alldaylong
Originally posted by DangerMcBacon
OMG it is absolutely HILARIOUS to listen to all the puffed up Brits in here pretend tough talk. Yeah real tough picking a fight with Argentina after you've already stole their land....Haaa haaa haaaaa haaaaa, hilarious.... Argentina, the only place the Brit military can go and feel relevant.
Remember Vietnam and the Mighty US Military defeated by an army peasant farmers.
Originally posted by scepticalatheist
Originally posted by ObservingYou
Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by ObservingYou
Wrong do you even remember the Falklands war? I do my Uncle Mark fought in it and he is proud he did travel 7500 miles to help OUR people.
Most people wouldn't care? you are so wrong.
Actually I'm pretty good friends with an older Scottish gentleman who was posted to Faulklands -
If you consider sending a trained proffesional army over to a distant island to slaughter women and children fighting for their indepenace a GOOD cause, you are very much mistaken.
When re-counting his exsperiences the grown man, broke down and cried in the pub - he said it altered everything about him.
A few alternate history books may change your opinion also.
And they are not "our" people - WTF have we got in common?!
Erm... don't know which war your old Scottish gentleman faught in but no civilians were "slaughtered" by either side. There were 3 (that's THREE) civilian deaths during the Falklands war (Susan Whitley, Doreen Bonner and Mary Goodwin)
There has been RUMOURS of an Argentinian lieutenant going off the hook and ordering his men to slaughter civilians but this was stopped due to the war ending and the fact that most sane people (soldier or not) are not really up for those kinds of shenanigans.
The three civilians died when the house they were sheltering in took a direct hit from a stray missile fired from a British ship.
With a population of just 1820 in 1982 I reckon they'd have noticed any "slaughtering of women and children"?
So far the falklanders have chosen to stay British.
For as long as this is the case, we have an obligation to protect them.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by boymonkey74
I want to make this clear. I hate David Cameron like the walking plauge farm that he is, and I hope that he crawls into a hole, and rots there.
That said, his stance on the Falkland Islands issue is the ONLY thing for which I respect him. He is absolutely acting in the spirit, and along the lines of the thinking of, the people of the UK, and even more crucially, the people of the Falkland Islands.
If the Argentine government refuses to accept the outcome of the vote, or enacts military endevours with the intent of taking the Falklands by force, then I believe that a) the British government will not stand idle, and will commit all available resources to a defense of that end of the realm, as it would were an assault to be leveled at any other British land, and that they would be justified in doing so. Also b) That in RPG terminology, the Argentine force will suffer what is known as a TPK, or a total party kill. Even with the advances in easily portable weapons, special forces tactics and training that the Argentine forces may have utilised since the last encounter thier armed forces were involved in against the British, our lads remain some of the toughest fighting men on the face of the planet, and they have at thier backs one of the strongest intelligence structures ever put together.
Originally posted by VSNU7
I just looked up on wiki about the islands... is there any proof that these places have something beneith the surface? meaning... star gate or something ? The islands look dull
Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by yorkshirelad
I agree, but at least he is taking action, it just sucks he will be seen as some sort of hero :/
I have to say, I was shocked when I heard Thatcher threatened to use nukes should the French not hand over the exocet codes. (although granted, it worked.)
If the worst does happen, I hope Cameron doesn't make similar threats, we have enough hardware without resorting to them.edit on 7/1/13 by woogleuk because: (no reason given)