Falklands : FERNANDEZ SPEECH – ONE PERSON’S VIEW
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 08.02.2012 (Article Archived on 22.02.2012)
As for militarisation, the Falklands’ complement has been the same for the past 30 years. The only difference is that the equipment and hardware is more up to date as the original complement has become obsolete.
FERNANDEZ SPEECH – ONE PERSON’S VIEW
An Editorial by J. Brock (FINN)
It was with a great deal of relief that I did not hear about any further flight ban between the South American mainland and the Falkland Islands during the Argentine President’s speech on Tuesday night. It was expected that alternatives would quickly have to be implemented if the LAN flight was cut off but thankfully common sense prevailed.
Argentina wanting to acquire the Falklands could be a global problem if there were acquisition after acquisition – South Georgia, Gough Island, the Antarctic Peninsula, etc. We all know what happened after Germany annexed the Sudeten Land prior to WWII.
As for militarisation, the Falklands’ complement has been the same for the past 30 years. The only difference is that the equipment and hardware is more up to date as the original complement has become obsolete. Should any of that military complement fire on Argentine assets then I think a protest to the UN General Assembly would be appropriate. Thus far there has been a show of determination to protect Falklands’ assets without a shot being fired.
Perhaps President Chavez of Venezuela would like to change the wording of his offer of militarily support to Argentina should be changed. This ‘militarisation’ is a two way street.
There is one aspect of Mrs di Kirchner’s speech that I look on with great satisfaction and that is the proposed new support for 1982 veterans suffering from PTSD. Good on you!