Tuesday, January 31, 2012

About those "Malvinas" Islands...

...the British resort to 19th century displays of power...which is largely appropriate due to the continued nonsense sprouting from Buenos Aires regarding reversion rights to the Falkland Islands. In matters of "national interest", power is the only arbiter. Once oil as opposed to sheep became the economic issue, that question was closed for the U.K. Full article (and impressive stock photo with similar Falkland Geography) here.

The HMS Dauntless will set sail for the Falkland Islands in the coming weeks armed with a battery of missiles that could "take out all of South America's fighter aircraft let alone Argentina's," according to one Navy source.
The Type 45 destroyer is the most advanced anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic ship in the world equipped with 48 Sea Viper missiles and the Sampson radar, which is more advanced than Heathrow air traffic control

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