You need to go back to the quote that sparked this.Yes I understand that in relation to the Falklands. However it is unlikely (very) that we will get involved in any action against Syria against Assad, especially in support of Turkeys adventures. Values on the international stage or not.
The bottom line has been 'is this in our interests'. And if Uncle Sam decides its not in his interest, I doubt if we will play. We have cut Defence too much.
Who was it who allegedly said "there are no votes in defence". Clue: it wasn't a Labour Chancellor.
The quote being " geography doesn;t change "It doesn't relate exclusively to the FI, rather the quote relates to the point of individuals in power being transient but their territories being permanent.