Falklands oil argy-bargy sparks 1982 re-run

| 18/02/2010

(The Sun): A power-packed Navy warship has sailed to the South Atlantic in a re-run of the 1982 Falklands conflict. Type 42 destroyer HMS York was last night in waters off the islands’ capital Port Stanley – spearheading a new British task force in the escalating oilfield drilling row with Argentina. The survey vessel HMS Scott has also headed to the windswept isles and is alongside the warship. The giant oil supply tanker RFA Wave Ruler will be there soon. And the three new arrivals, previously sailing elsewhere in the vast Atlantic, will make up a four-strong seaborne force with the Falklands’ permanent patrol vessel HMS Clyde.

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  1. Shock and Awe says:

    How close are the Falkland Islands to the U.K.?

    Answer not very.

    What has the U.K. done for the people of the Falkland Islands?

    Answer not very much except to color it on a map.

    Is there oil there?

    Answer yes.

    How close were the Chagos Islands to the U.K.?

    Answer not very.

    What did the U.K. do for the people of the Chagos Islands?

    Answer not very much except to color it on a map.

    Did the U.K. want to give the U.S. a location for an airbase in exchange for a nuclear submarine deal?

    Answer yes.

    Has the U.K. ALWAYS used it’s colonial influence to extract resources and concessions?

    Take a wild guess.