Re: Argentina to raise Falklands UK 'militarisation' at UNFeb 12th, 2012
So a few people on a desert island want Britain to do something that could cost british lives and Britain is all gung-ho to do it at any cost (how much have they spent since '82) modernizing the place, everybody got all the latest gagets for themselves and theit homes and ther properties.
But Britain is responsible for the defence of the islands. Therefore it is perfectly justified in having military personnel, ships and planes on the islands to protect the islands from another illegal Argentine invasion. That military will only be moved once Argentina drops its unjustified claim to the islands and stops threatening the islands' people. If you don't like that, tough.
I also reckon that if any Falkland Islander is reading this they will be glad that the Falklands are British, not Canadian. They'll be rightly thinking that, had the islands been Canadian, Canada would have meekly surrendered the islands and their people to Argentina, even though Argentina claiming the Falklands (which are 300 miles from Argentina) would be like the USA claiming the Bahamas (which are just 50 miles from Florida).
In fact, had the islands been Canadian in 1982, and the Falkland Islanders had been Canadian citizens rather than British citizens, I would wager that, rather than fighting a war as Britain did to kick out the Argentines after their illegal invasion of the islands, the Canadians would have meekly handed over the islands and its people to the brutal, murderous military dictatorship of General Galtieri and left the islanders - Canadian citizens - to their fate.
So the islanders would be very relieved to know that their islands are British not Canadian.