I went through the experience of seeing the game of diplomatic pressure and outrageous declarations in a war of words that preceded the
invasion in April 1982. Argentine
Months before the invasion, the British authorities could perfectly foresee what the endgame was going to be and failed to prepare for the inevitable and as a consequence of looking the other way
Britain found itself in a conflict that could have been prevented if had been shown the red lights. Argentina
When you have to call Latin American ambassadors and ask for explanations, the Royal Navy should already be sailing towards the River Plate Region to tell Argentina, in very clear terms that the first time Buenos Aires City was not attacked and that Buenos Aires City would not be spared a second time round. These were the procedures in the days of Admiral Horatio Nelson and these should be the procedures to avoid unnecessary bloodshed.
Don’t look for any press cuttings about it or for any documents that would have since then been disposed of to hide yet another American moment of shame. The American government never believed that
Britain would engage because at the time Britain was fully committed to NATO operations in Europe at the height of the Cold War.
This time the American administration of President Barak Obama has been more candid about where its preferences and priorities lie, helped by the sheer stupidity of so called mainstream British politicians that have dismantled British defences and left the country without a naval task force.
Like brainless idiots the so called mainstream British politicians followed the course set for them into
Afghanistan and . After engaging Iraq in illegal wars, the American establishment created a mess and now the Iraqi people, once again, are faced with the possibility of widespread civil war. Britain