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Britain can do 'nothing' to prevent Argentina retaking Falkland Islands

 
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Doesn't the Queen have super powers? I thought reptilians could shoot lasers from their eyes...
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true, but then she would be exposed
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06/14/2011 12:58 PM
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Pretty sure even Darwin stopped off there for a bit on the beagle voyage in the mid 1800's and said it was an island of savages and he couldn't understand why it was a colony.
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And the funny thing was that all of those "savages" were English and Scottish colonists.
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some things never change.
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LOL.

The Scottish are so fucking scary the Romans built a bloody wall to protect themselves from bearded men in skirts chucking logs and eating farm animals guts.

The same Romans who conquered most of the known world at the time and held sports events of gladiators fighting to the death in arenas, makes you wonder just how tough natives of the british isles actually are.

Not technically been invaded for nigh on a thousand years.

Scary really. Behind all that tea, scones and hunting pheasant there exists a crazy savage in every englishman, scotsman and welshman.
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Re: Britain can do 'nothing' to prevent Argentina retaking Falkland Islands
UK:

Falklands based:

1 flight of Eurofighter Typhoons
C-130
Sea Kings
Chinook
VC-10 or Tristar (soon to be replaced by A330 MRTT)

Rapier 2000 SAM systems

Royal Marines

Falkland Island Defence Force (infantry)

1 frigate or destroyer


UK based:

More Typhoons can be there within a very short time, plus more air-to-air refuelling tankers and transports.

E-3 Sentrys and ASTOR aircraft could be rapidly deployed.

Light armour (or even heavy armour) is air deployable within a day using C-17s.

Infantry can be rapidly deployed via air.

Nuclear hunter-killer submarines, and cruise-missile equipped attack subs can be deployed within a week.

Amphibious forces can be deployed within weeks. Including HMS Ocean and HMS Albion, but also converted merchant shipping. Equipped with WAH-64D Apache Longbows and Lynx AH9 attack helicopters.

More surface combatants can also be deployed fairly quick.



VS:

Argentina's ancient Mirages and Skyhawks (both of which, even though the Skyhawks have been upgraded, belong in museums).

Poorly equipped surface vessels with no defence against nuclear hunter-killer subs.

Poorly equipped and non-combat tested infantry.

Crap armour that the Argies can't get to the Falklands. No airborne intelligence or control capabilities.



Sure, the UK has very over-stretched forces, but they are still very capable and highly combat experienced. If the Argies want to try again then come on.....
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06/14/2011 01:00 PM
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always remember that news flash

'Argentina has invaded the Falklands'

i fucking SHIT myself.

i genuinely believed a load of dagos had invaded northern Scotland.
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Hahah, classic.

I almost spat my brew out all over my keyboard.
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06/14/2011 01:05 PM
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We NEVER will support War, never ever.

The attack of Falklands was no more than a try to revive the popularity of a Military Goverment that the fucking USA impose in that time to us and many other countries in South America.

Oh and research British invations to Argentina in 1806 and 1807
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06/14/2011 01:05 PM
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[link to en.wikipedia.org]

British rule of the Falklands since 1833.

Modern Argentina has only existed since 1880, as a result of the collapse of the Spanish empire and the civil war in that region between 1814 to 1876.

Basically the British turned up when nobody was there and everybody was fighting because of the collapse of the Spanish empire and nobody actually gave a shit about islands of nothing until Argentina got a sniff of oil and invaded in 1982.

People see the distance between the UK and the Falklands and Argentina and the Falklands and automatically think, they are closer ergo they are Argentinian.
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yes and the brits are entitled to rule half the globe or more... yeah dude.
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06/14/2011 01:14 PM
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We dont need aircraft carriers or nukes. We'll send maggie thatcher over there on her own, naked and weilding an axe.

They wont even want to try and take it.
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06/14/2011 01:19 PM
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smile_hear

JAJAJAJA!!! Argentina is so fucked by their thiefs leaders that the only way we can fight with brits for the islands is from the coast with catapults....
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06/14/2011 01:20 PM
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Re: Britain can do 'nothing' to prevent Argentina retaking Falkland Islands
Harrier Jump Jets can take off from cargo ships just like before. One or two atomic powered attack submarines is all
England needs to keep the Falkland Islands speaking English like they always have.


At last, the voice of sanity.

Argentina made a big mistake last time, next time they won't get off with surrender.

To all you Americans slavering at the thought of our destruction, you'd do well to remember that the US may not be the guv'nor for much longer. We've stood with you through thick and thin for a long time now. None of us, nor our Fathers, nor our Grandfathers had anything to do with British rule in your country. On the contrary, most of them fought alongside your own Parents and Grandparents; shoulder to shoulder, often to the last round. You shame your ancestors.
Fuck Obama; if Argentina want to flex their muscles again, you'd be amazed how many of us would be on the next slow boat down South.

America may need its true friends sooner than you think.

hf
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06/14/2011 01:48 PM
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Re: Britain can do 'nothing' to prevent Argentina retaking Falkland Islands
Why would anyone want a country to own parts of some other country's nearby territory, completely on the other side of the planet from said owning country?

This isn't the 1600's anymore
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The "Control of the Seas" at it's various "choke points" is still a good naval strategy, even in this day of long range bombers (since so few nations have long range bombers).

If you look at the "small" British outposts around the world you see their naval control of the seas strategy writ large.

The Falkland Islands and St. Helena control the southern Atlantic.

Singapore controll the Singapore Straits, and it along with Australia to the south controlling the Torres Straits controlled the entire eastern entrance into the Indian Ocean.

South Africa controlled the western entrance to the Indian Ocean.

The Suez Canal controlled the northern entrance into the Indian Ocean.

Diego Garcia gave a controllable port and fueling station for the ships in the Indian Ocean.

Hong Kong controlled access into Southern and Middle China.

Kuwait and Bahrain controlled the Persian Gulf

Jamaica controlled access into the Carribean while Bermuda controlled access into the NW Atlantic

Well ... you get the idea, and the concept of naval choke points is NOT a dead idea in this day and age since it still gives a nation huge strategic advantages (militarily)
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06/14/2011 02:13 PM
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To add to the above about Choke Points:

The US has created an interconnected series of choke points in the Pacific. This fills in the block of territory where GB did not have choke points.

Between the British, or it's ex colonies, and the US then the following areas are covered:

*Indian Ocean ... complete including the Persian Gulf

*Atlantic ... both north and south covered with only access via the artic or antartic available to other parties

*Pacific ... north and south mostly covered with only the area near Asia itself west of Japan open, and part of the area between the Phillipeans and Asia open (since we gave up our bases in the Phillipeans).

*Mediterranean ... access in and out to the Atlantic controlled by the British at Gilbralter, though it is more open in the the interior (which is why the US maintains a carrier task force there)

*Black Sea ... controlled via Turkey (the Bosporous Straits)

China in other words is "boxed in" by sea, as is Russia.
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06/14/2011 02:56 PM
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Free the Falkland Islands, liberate the people, no fly zone now !!!!

5a hiding
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06/14/2011 03:13 PM
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LOL.

The Scottish are so fucking scary the Romans built a bloody wall to protect themselves from bearded men in skirts chucking logs and eating farm animals guts.

The same Romans who conquered most of the known world at the time and held sports events of gladiators fighting to the death in arenas, makes you wonder just how tough natives of the british isles actually are.

Not technically been invaded for nigh on a thousand years.

Scary really. Behind all that tea, scones and hunting pheasant there exists a crazy savage in every englishman, scotsman and welshman.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1427856


But almost all of England and all of Wales were conquered by the Romans. And Hadrian's wall was actually a demarcation line more than a fortress of defense. Look at it, does it look like the Great Wall of China to you?

Just being historically accurate. By the time of Hadrian, the Romans had shifted from acquiring new territory to managing the territory they had. The wall was built as part of the process of marking where Roman territory ended...or began.
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06/14/2011 03:18 PM
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Re: Britain can do 'nothing' to prevent Argentina retaking Falkland Islands
But almost all of England and all of Wales were conquered by the Romans. And Hadrian's wall was actually a demarcation line more than a fortress of defense. Look at it, does it look like the Great Wall of China to you?

Just being historically accurate. By the time of Hadrian, the Romans had shifted from acquiring new territory to managing the territory they had. The wall was built as part of the process of marking where Roman territory ended...or began.
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Very true, i was just being silly.
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06/14/2011 03:21 PM
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Re: Britain can do 'nothing' to prevent Argentina retaking Falkland Islands
But almost all of England and all of Wales were conquered by the Romans. And Hadrian's wall was actually a demarcation line more than a fortress of defense. Look at it, does it look like the Great Wall of China to you?

Just being historically accurate. By the time of Hadrian, the Romans had shifted from acquiring new territory to managing the territory they had. The wall was built as part of the process of marking where Roman territory ended...or began.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1324702


Very true, i was just being silly.
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Ah, well, moreso than the Romans, your modern soccer games, or football as you guys it, show the true savage in the Englishman, Scotsman, and Welshman!
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06/16/2011 07:36 PM
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Re: Britain can do 'nothing' to prevent Argentina retaking Falkland Islands
england is finished


anyone with an english base should take it


good god spain they have malta and gilbraltor

take them
you are broke

and people have ahd enought of the brit druid witch people
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You're obviously a very intelligent person, so I won't argue with you......dickwad.s226
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06/16/2011 07:39 PM
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Re: Britain can do 'nothing' to prevent Argentina retaking Falkland Islands
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

British rule of the Falklands since 1833.

Modern Argentina has only existed since 1880, as a result of the collapse of the Spanish empire and the civil war in that region between 1814 to 1876.

Basically the British turned up when nobody was there and everybody was fighting because of the collapse of the Spanish empire and nobody actually gave a shit about islands of nothing until Argentina got a sniff of oil and invaded in 1982.

People see the distance between the UK and the Falklands and Argentina and the Falklands and automatically think, they are closer ergo they are Argentinian.
 Quoting: Atheist 1427856


yes and the brits are entitled to rule half the globe or more... yeah dude.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1246800


I thoroughly agree with this poster, even though he'll hate me for it!iamwith
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Re: Britain can do 'nothing' to prevent Argentina retaking Falkland Islands
i just did a quick comparison of argentinas military and britains military. seems like argentina has actually regressed in capability since the 82 war. meanwhile britain has a slightly smaller, but much more advanced force, particularly in the AA and AS role. so...good luck argentina!

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