A Crude Colonial Power in Decline

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  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new…nt-Cristina-Kirchner.html


    Argentine president Christina Kirchner says Britain is a 'crude colonial power in decline' and that Cameron's attitude 'borders on stupidity'.
    Have to agree with that.


    And if the Argentines invade the Falklands again, what would we do? Don't have the armed forces to take it back again.


    Maybe we could do a swap where we keep the Malvinas and they get the Isle of Wight...

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  • Wasn't the Falklands invasion all about a misunderstanding over an Argentinean scrap metal dealer?

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  • There's plenty of oil there, perhaps they can keep the islands themselves and drill for onshore reserves and we'll settle for offshore reserves. And as for a 'crude nation in decline' there's plenty more untapped plays in the North Sea, not to mention we've hardly gone west coast, married with more efficient extraction techniques, we've still got some for a little longer

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  • There's plenty of oil there, perhaps they can keep the islands themselves and drill for onshore reserves and we'll settle for offshore reserves. And as for a 'crude nation in decline' there's plenty more untapped plays in the North Sea, not to mention we've hardly gone west coast, married with more efficient extraction techniques, we've still got some for a little longer


    I don't think 'crude colonial power in decline' refers to our oil reserves somehow. 'Colonial' is the key word.

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  • There's oil there - allegedly ...the US cavalry will come to the rescue....


    Not sure the cavalry will come to the rescue on this one. I read somewhere they're actually putting pressure on the UK to negotiate over the islands future.
    It's not like it was back in the days of Reagan and Pinochet, both of whom lent their support for the thatcher war.

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  • Sorry I read 'crude colonial power in decline' a play on words with 'crude oil'

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    "People who give up their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both" - Benjamin Franklin
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