Friday, 10 February 2012

Give peace a chance

BBC News reports:
Argentina is to make a formal complaint to the United Nations about British "militarisation" around the disputed Falkland Islands.


In her address on Tuesday, Ms Fernandez accused the UK of "militarising the South Atlantic one more time".

"We will present a complaint to the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, as this militarisation poses a grave danger to international security," Ms Fernandez said.

"We cannot interpret in any other way the deployment of an ultra-modern destroyer accompanying the heir to the throne, who we would prefer to see in civilian attire."

She asked UK Prime Minister David Cameron "to give peace a chance".

Although we have many reasons to question David Cameron's judgement, I don't think he's planning an attack on the Argentinian mainland, or anywhere else in the South Atlantic.

There was peace in the Falklands from 1833 until 1982, when Argentina attacked after nearly 150 years of British rule. On the 14th of June, the islands will celebrate another 30 years of peace. Peace will prevail there until the next act of Argentinian aggression.

I'd like to think that any diplomats repeating Ms Fernandez's absurd suggestions to the UN would be laughed out of the chamber, but I expect a different reaction from that ignoble club.


  1. I wonder what our ally, Obama, might do in the unlikely event of a second Argentinian invasion. Impose a no-fly zone over the UK maybe?

    1. :-)

      We certainly can't count on the Obama White House for support. Quite how far they'd go in preventing us from defending our interests, I don't know, but the US has form (see Suez), and this does seem to be the most openly anti-British US administration for decades, perhaps centuries.

      Here's the latest official position: