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Voight Kampff

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4,195 posts

67 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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http://www.BBC.co.uk/news/uk-16280613
Mercosur backing up the Argies with a pathetic move against Falkland Islands vessels.
Cristina wants the oil and surprise surprise her cronies want a slice too.
ttS!

rovermorris999

3,719 posts

96 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Let's hope the UK government isn't caught short like last time.

Symbolica

10,666 posts

122 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Article said:
But the former Foreign Office minister Denis MacShane said the "hostile action" was aimed at London, not the Falklands, and blamed the coalition for weakening Britain's international standing.

The Labour MP said: "South American leaders know that Britain has fewer friends than ever before because of David Cameron's isolationist approach in Europe and the indifference to the Obama administration as most cabinet members are close to US neo-Cons.
confused

loafer123

4,622 posts

122 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Voight Kampff said:
http://www.BBC.co.uk/news/uk-16280613
Mercosur backing up the Argies with a pathetic move against Falkland Islands vessels.
Cristina wants the oil and surprise surprise her cronies want a slice too.
ttS!
Just posturing. There are something like 24 Falklands flagged boats, and AFAIK, they haven't banned any other flagged boats which service the islands.

Ozzie Osmond

19,622 posts

153 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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All I know is the PH UKIP militants would be well hacked off if the Isle of Man was part of Argentina!!
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robmlufc

4,848 posts

93 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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At least we can send the Navy and Harriers down like we did last time....oh not thats right... We have 4 Typhoons down there with enough spares to keep maybe 1.5 of them flying.

Caulkhead

4,938 posts

64 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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It's the blatant hypocrisy that gets me. The Argentinians keep trying to portray themselves as the 'natives' and the British as colonisers. Yes, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, that's a right typical South Amerindian name isn't it? It's not like you're all actually european colonisers as well is it?

Digga

17,435 posts

190 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Ozzie Osmond said:
All I know is the PH UKIP militants would be well hacked off if the Isle of Man was part of Argentina!!
FYI, since it has obviously never been covered in the Socialist W'nker, is a self-governing British Crown Dependency. It has nothing to do with the UK is is not, therefore, the concern of UKIP or any other British party. wink

Zaxxon

4,057 posts

67 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Pistonheads.... arguing in complete ignorance matters smile

Elroy Blue

7,490 posts

99 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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robmlufc said:
At least we can send the Navy and Harriers down like we did last time....oh not thats right... We have 4 Typhoons down there with enough spares to keep maybe 1.5 of them flying.
Well, we've got Nimrods and Carriers.......oh, hang on! Well we've got plenty of Frigates and Destroyers...oh, hang on!

Perhaps CMD might send them some International Aid. He's good at that.

Digga

17,435 posts

190 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Elroy Blue said:
Perhaps CMD might send them some International Aid. He's good at that.
I think the 'Big Man' (of train ejection infamy) should be sent to sort it out by way of community service. biggrin

V88Dicky

5,803 posts

90 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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British settlements on the Falklands pre-date the existence even of Argentina, and as long as the right to self determination continues for the islanders, they will remain forever British.

Argentinians never seem to like being told the facts.

Ps The very mention of an HM Submarine in the area is enough to keep the Armada Argentina in harbour wink

Edited by V88Dicky on Wednesday 21st December 14:25

Caulkhead

4,938 posts

64 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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robmlufc said:
At least we can send the Navy and Harriers down like we did last time....oh not thats right... We have 4 Typhoons down there with enough spares to keep maybe 1.5 of them flying.
Personally I'd put money on our 4 Typhoons plus a Type 45 destroyer, an Astute class sub and a Vanguard class sub against their entire three armed forces of fifties and sixties vintage kit. . . . .

Zaxxon

4,057 posts

67 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Caulkhead said:
robmlufc said:
At least we can send the Navy and Harriers down like we did last time....oh not thats right... We have 4 Typhoons down there with enough spares to keep maybe 1.5 of them flying.
Personally I'd put money on our 4 Typhoons plus a Type 45 destroyer, an Astute class sub and a Vanguard class sub against their entire three armed forces of fifties and sixties vintage kit. . . . .
Don't start talking facts Caulkhead, it ruins a thread full of half arsed comments, conjecture and tales that people heard down the pub.

Fittster

16,857 posts

120 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Love this quote:

"If we were Palestine, the European Union would be up in arms," he said.

FFS.

If you were Palestine you'd already be under Argentinian rule and no one would give a st (never a good idea to be a Arab without oil).

AJS-

14,858 posts

143 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Labour really are shameless scum aren't they. Trying to blame it on the Conservatives for vetoing the Euro bailout, and then on their defence cuts leading to a reduction in our naval power. All in the 18 months since Saint Gordon ruled the waves and was loved and admired by all of Europe.

jmorgan

24,756 posts

191 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Send them a picture of a sub.

Puggit

36,176 posts

155 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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A Russian carrier recently sought shelter off the coast of Scotland during the storms - but stayed in international waters.

So we sent a ship to take a look (a Nimrod would have been handy!).

HMS York duely puffed up all the way from Portsmouth - you couldn't make it up!

Eric Mc

87,205 posts

172 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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jmorgan said:
Send them a picture of a sub.
together with this picture -


hornetrider

58,510 posts

112 months

Wednesday 21st December 2011
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Zaxxon said:
Caulkhead said:
robmlufc said:
At least we can send the Navy and Harriers down like we did last time....oh not thats right... We have 4 Typhoons down there with enough spares to keep maybe 1.5 of them flying.
Personally I'd put money on our 4 Typhoons plus a Type 45 destroyer, an Astute class sub and a Vanguard class sub against their entire three armed forces of fifties and sixties vintage kit. . . . .
Don't start talking facts Caulkhead, it ruins a thread full of half arsed comments, conjecture and tales that people heard down the pub.
The four Typhoons have just had a complete overhaul as well so are 100% tip top.