Argentina protested to the UK last night over plans by a British company to begin offshore oil exploration in the disputed Falkland Islands.
Desire Petroleum is about to start exploration drilling off the coast of the remote South Atlantic archipelago. Their timetable is unclear.
'What they're doing is illegitimate .. it's a violation of our sovereignty, (FUCK OFF-ED)' Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana told reporters after meeting a senior British Embassy official. 'We will do everything necessary to defend and preserve our rights,' he added. Argentina's Foreign Ministry said in a statement it 'strongly rejects the United Kingdom's intention to authorize energy exploration and production in part of Argentina's continental platform.'
Argentina's Foreign Minister is talking BOLLOCKS. Quite plainly the reason we fought the FALKLANDS WAR where there were over a THOUSAND troops killed was because of the MINERAL RIGHTS. That war made Iraq and Afghanistan look like a picnic. There was no announcing the names of the dead before PMQs like there is now. They wouldn't have had time to go through them all.
Buy what would happen if ARGENTINA invaded the FALKLANDS TOMORROW. What would Jonah McSnot, the World's favourite son do? Would he send troops and if so what troops? Have we even got any ships left? Is there an Aircraft carrier? Would America and the Nobel Peace Prize Winner support Britain or Argentina. You know them where there's OIL INVOLVED! Would the EU and in particular SPAIN support BRITAIN? Where would Brown get the money from, we're bankrupt. Would we have to donate our precious metal to the state for melting down? Would they melt down metal fences for armaments? Would that ARGENTINIAN RESTAURANT IN GLASGOW where you get an amazing steak have to shut down?
GETS YOU THINKING THOUGH!