Thursday, December 22, 2011

Falklands is Hot Again

[ via Mail Online ] 21 Dec

1982 Time Magazine cover sory (L) - Falklands Islands map (R)
British military chiefs are dusting off their plans for the defence of the Falklands after South American countries banned ships from the islands docking in their ports.

Sources fear Prince William's six-month deployment to the South Atlantic as an air-sea rescue pilot next year could provoke more sabre-rattling.

Yesterday Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed Britain was ready to use its military to steal natural resources 'anywhere, anyhow'.

Argentina still claims the islands – held by Britain since the 1830s – are theirs, despite their defeat in the 1982 Falklands War.

Read more: Mail Online 


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