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Nigel Parsons BS: Almost 40 years since Falklands War! (131* d) RE: BS: Almost 40 years since Falklands War! 20 Sep 20

However you look at the Falklands War, 1,000+ deaths, hundreds more wounded and injured, many more suffering life-damaging PTSD, and the loss of millions of pounds-worth of military and civil assets, was a very expensive price to pay for ~1,000 people, who love the U.K. so much they live pretty much as far away as itís possible to get, to be able to continue to wave their British passports to piss the Argentines off, and to save the political arse of the worst U.K. Prime Minister of the 20th Century.

That is one view.
Once the islands had been invaded by Argentina should the UK just have accepted that and allow a change of 'ownership' of the islands?
What international precedents would have been set?
What reason would there be for the Spanish not to attempt annexation of Gibraltar, or the French of the Channel Islands? They would know that the UK would happily stand back and do sod all.
No country would be in any position to oppose large countries taking control of nearby smaller countries, by force.
If we were right to oppose Nazi Germany's forcible expansion in the first half of the century, then we were right to protect the Falklands in the 1980s.

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