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    Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    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.
    Argentine Deputy Foreign Minister Victorio Taccetti said his country would take "adequate measures" to stop oil exploration.

    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.

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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    The oil discovery has upped the ante......
    The Falklands have a right to be free....
    Hopefully, the Argentines will get a spanking to remind them......

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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Much like Thatcher in her day, Gordon Brown's in a hole, and winning a small war might keep him in power, like it did for her.
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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Argentine Deputy Foreign Minister Victorio Taccetti said his country would take "adequate measures" to stop oil exploration.

    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.

    BBC News - Gordon Brown says UK is prepared in Falkland Islands


    You guys should just give it back to Argentina or let it become independent.
    There is no reason to hold an island that far away from your mainland.
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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post


    You guys should just give it back to Argentina or let it become independent.
    There is no reason to hold an island that far away from your mainland.
    Like Hawaii?
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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Like Hawaii?
    You betcha, the U.S. is to big to be managed effectively and efficiently.
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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Like Hawaii?
    Hawaii applied for & was granted statehood, what part of that fact can't you comprehend?.......

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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post


    You guys should just give it back to Argentina or let it become independent.
    There is no reason to hold an island that far away from your mainland.
    Partisan is correct.
    Also, the Falklands wants to remain part of Britain. They dont want to be "left alone" or given to Argentina; and why should they? It is Britain, after all.
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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post


    You guys should just give it back to Argentina or let it become independent.
    There is no reason to hold an island that far away from your mainland.
    I doubt the Falklands would last very long as an independent state.

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    Re: Argentina turning up the heat: UK to deploy more troops in Falklands

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Like Hawaii?
    Hawaii is an integral part of the United States. Can the same be said for the Falklands?

    As it is, the UK clearly has sovereignty over the Falklands. Any international court would back up the claim, which is probably why Buenos Aires has not brought it up at the ICJ and rather relied on non-binding UNGA resolutions, which are far more political and emotional than they are legal, to get support for its claims.
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