04-03-2012, 05:09 AM
Join Date: Dec 1969
When I was a university officer cadet in the British army we had a defence lecture about the military co-operation between France and Britain. That was because at the time, a new deal had been signed that caused France and Britain to share military assets, related to aircraft carriers and fighter jets.
So we had a French admiral over to give us a talk. After the talk we got to ask questions, and the questions everyone wanted to ask were about the Falklands.
For example, if Argentina attacked the Falklands again, would the French send the DuGalle aircraft carrier to protect them? But the French admiral seemed amused and implied they wouldn't help beyond logistics.
When Argentina attacked the first time, NATO didn't back up Britain. I don't know why they didn't.
But the feeling I get is that Britain is the only country that cares about keeping the Falklands British. That's why there's an occasional sense of panic about them.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. -Marcus Aurelius, the true Emperor of Rome