Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:41 PM
I have no desire to be sent to another war zone so you must excuse my attempts to convince the Argentinean people to give up their claim to them and respect the will of the people who live there.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:11 PM
Edited by William Knight, 20 August 2012 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:05 PM
And this started to be like a smack in the *** for Galtieri, who decided to re take the islands by force.
He had the support of the people, all inhabitants wanted to get the land back. So he sent some high trained group of veterans to get into the governors house (without taking casualties of none of sides) and force him to give the control of the islands.
Thast how it all started
Don't Godwin the thread (okay, technically you already did but still). nobody is a Nazi here and certainly noone's accused you of being one. Again, I tell you, it's Great Britain and not England, which is only part of the UK (which is itself part of Great Britain & NI), talking about England in this context is like me claiming it was Patagonia that invaded the Falklands. Not sure what you mean about a vaccuum cleaner but if you're insinuating some massive drain of money, that's not true, the reverse was the case; the UK put an enormous amount of money into Argentina through trade. One of the more stupid things about the posturing and subsequent war is that they were doing it because of economic problems at home and the resulting unpopularity but they totally destroyed one of the few good things about the economy - a strong export business. We're well aware that your government was corrupt, we all told you that. We're also aware that your government was a brutal, illegal coup that used force and even murder on its opponents, this combined with the sabre rattling over the Falklands was why relations with the UK were cooling in 1982 before the invasion even took place.
Galtierie didn't ask for anything at all and Argentina had already been offered a peaceful way to take over the sovereignty of the islands, all that needed to happen was a guarantee that the islanders' existing rights and customs would not be disturbed. Your government turned it down because Admiral Jorge Anaya wanted a military campaign and Galtieri agreed because he thought it would play well to the people and distract them from what was happening around them. The 'junta' expected the UK to just 'roll over' and take it but that was beyond naive. They illegally invaded South Georgia, first, masquerading as merchants and that led to the Royal Navy starting to mobilize, which is how it really started and why they had to rush the invasion of the Falklands. Highly trained? Hmm... for Argentina, probably. Your government subsequently put a lot of real 'special forces' and elite units on the island, not sure the initial invaders were anything more than regular marines, though. Regardless, it was an illegal invasion and they knew it, they just hoped that the UK wouldn't be prepared to fight a war so far from the British mainland, over a few settlers and some sheep and a group of islands in the middle of the south Atlantic. Needless to say, this was amazingly stupid on every possible count; the UK wouldn't ever let its sovereignty be challenged with impunity, it couldn't possibly be seen to fail to defend a protectorate and in the middle of the Cold War there was no way it would surrender strategically useful territory in an ocean.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:39 PM
England is for english
Don't be (more of) an *****, please.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:48 PM
Don't be (more of) an *****, please.
Why? you are all being so, why cant i be some of that? its kinda funny n.n
Finger up for you
Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:51 PM
I even answered your original query, which is pretty simple, really - that's the correct term and timezone. Just stop now, please. I'm actually thinking it's time to report the thread and have it locked. Don't turn it into a flame war, when the rest of us have been very even-tempered with you.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:08 PM
This is the Support Forums, cheers!
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