Friday, 26 November 2010
Since long before their invasion in 1982,the government of Argentina has regularly threatened and inconvenienced the people of the Falkland Islands.
The islanders are well used to such bluster and regard it with a haughty disdain.
However, many outside the Falklands, particularly those not familiar with the situation, regard such behaviour with more seriousness than it deserves.
This is particularly the case when the World's media decides that Argentina’s latest rhetoric is a newsworthy story.
Such coverage can give many the impression that a second Falklands War is imminent, however unlikely that may be.
Even though an Argentinean invasion of the Falklands is a remote possibility, it is interesting to consider how they might go about such an operation.
First let us consider the opposing forces, for the sake of brevity we will list only the major combat units on both sides.
British forces in the Falkland islands consist of: one Type 42 destroyer; one infantry company; one anti aircraft battery and 4 Typhoon combat aircraft of 1435 Flight.
In addition, there is likely to be a British nuclear powered submarine in the South Atlantic.
Now we don’t even have any aircraft carriers read more HERE
Did anyone tell Dave that there is Gas & oil down there?