"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast." - William Tecumseh Sherman
The Falklander's cannot simultaneously claim that they are British AND that they have a right of self-determination 8,000 miles away from Britain. Self-evidentally, these two things are mutually contradictory. Why can't you grasp that simple fact? In 1982 Argentina was a fascist dictatorship who scuppered negotiations that we were involved in over the same issues that you apparently think are now untenable, despite the fact that it makes pragmatic sense for us to do so. In 1982, the Falklander's were under a genuine threat for their lives and thus as UK citizen's we had a moral obligation to defend and protect these people. I supported the war in 1982 on that basis. To compare the situation now with then is simply and utterly prepostrous.
Last edited by zulu1; Feb 25 2012 at 01:27 PM.