Cameron Vows To Protect Falkland Islands

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    David Cameron has accused Argentina of "colonialism" over the Falklands and warned Britain will continue to protect the islands' residents for as long as they want it to.

    The Prime Minister was speaking a day after a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) which discussed the situation in the South Atlantic as the 30th anniversary of the 1982 conflict approaches.

    He said he wanted to send a "strong message" about the islands, which the Argentinians refer to as the Malvinas, following months of escalating rhetoric from Buenos Aires.

    Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Cameron vowed to protect the islands' population and allow them to decide their own future.

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  2. What does he plan to protect them with exactly?
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  3. Harsh language?
  4. Sixty

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    A BFO submarine and some Typhoons?
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  5. Could be interesting - no way could we mount a Falklands Mk II.
  6. Can they mount a Falklands MKII?
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  7. [​IMG]
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  8. There's no way they could take on the might of a country with no amphibious capability and an air force of fifty year old planes that probably haven't been maintained since the last Falklands War...
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  9. Time to check the readiness of the carrier based Harriers .... erm... oh wait a minute...erm...
  10. Apparently, it's not too long to pay day!
  11. Maybe if we ask the septics -really- nicely we could borrow some back? Probably not much more bending over to be done than the usual.
  12. Could be even more interesting than I thought....!
  13. Or we could use the four Typhoons based on the Islands and the fact that we could, if we so wished, deploy every Tiffy we own to the Islands inside a couple of days?

    *stand by for someone to come back with some fantasy scenario of the Argies being able to get a team of commandos onto the Islands who are so superhuman they could manpack enough explosives to put a runway permanently out of use*
  14. Why??? As we have a big **** off airbase with a couple of smart as carrots typhoons that can smash everything they throw at the falkland islands, that's if they get past conqueror redux!!
  15. But... if the limited forces succumb, can this government, this country send a task force?
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