Argentine Deputy Foreign Minister Victorio Taccetti said his country would take "adequate measures" to stop oil exploration.The UK has made "all the preparations that are necessary" to protect the Falkland Islands, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.
However, the Ministry of Defence has denied reports that a naval taskforce is on its way to the Falklands.
Argentina has brought in controls on ships passing through its waters to the islands over UK plans to drill for oil.
If Argentina thinks it has the right to dictate what we can or cannot do within our own sovereign boarders, then a large military deployement and naval deployement is neccessary in the Falklands to engage the hostile aggressors should they choose to attack. We should intimidate and rid of any naval Argentine forces conducting searches outside of its own waters and use our jets to strike at any Argentine military force who violate our territory.
Do i believe the Falklands will be a source of conflict in the future?
I would say its probable that that will not be the case.
But as stated in the article, the mistake the UK made in the 80's was that it didn't show Argentina the extent of its commitment to the Falklands, so they took advantage of this assuming they would not be greeted by too much British resistance; of course, they where wrong. We need to make sure the Argentines do not make the same stupid conclusion.