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    The Argentinians can go bollocks. Can you imagine the US giving California, Nevada, Utah, etc. back to Mexico? No fucking chance. The islanders are British. The Argies have no rightful claim to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James-w View Post
    I thought it was something like 60 million barrels worth 60bn...
    that's probably what he told me, he was out there a few months back and was showing photos taken out of the window of the passanger aircraft he was travelling in of eurofighters unbelievably close (Top Gun-esque) giving an escort as they came into land, he also said there's no a crazy amount of SAM battery's literally all over the island.

    This stuff fascinates me, when we meet up I literally have to consciously stop myself from talking 'shop' with him
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    Quote Originally Posted by phil flynn View Post
    i think it's more a case of what we haven't given back from when we were kings,surely land and area that's in argentina belongs to them,but now there's oil involved they're never getting it back!!

    i think the argies had a penal colony there for about 5 years, its not in argentina at all. about 300 miles from their coast. a few countries tried to settle it but couldnt and the brits managed successfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheUnfitOne View Post
    that's probably what he told me, he was out there a few months back and was showing photos taken out of the window of the passanger aircraft he was travelling in of eurofighters unbelievably close (Top Gun-esque) giving an escort as they came into land, he also said there's no a crazy amount of SAM battery's literally all over the island.

    This stuff fascinates me, when we meet up I literally have to consciously stop myself from talking 'shop' with him
    me too, I have a friend in royal comandos, and my uncle was in the royal navy, and my friend is in the us navy and I love to talk about what they have seen and do and they are like, ok, sure, its not that interesting, but........

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    According to Dr Google it's 60bn Barrels of oil (the biggest oil field is Saudi Arabia being 80bn Barrels)

    wow, that could make a difference to the UK economy
    Gary.

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    I guess that a cut in petrol prces would be too much to ask for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffdragon View Post
    what land did the UK take that didnt belong to them?
    Well, I guess it depends if you agree with the United Nations. They've been trying to mediate this since at least 1973. Probably even before then; if I took the time to jog my memory. Fortunately, after everything the UK did for us on 911 and the war on terror, England will always have a faithful ally.
    "The statement below is true.
    The statement above is false."

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    The Argies alone couldn't do much, but they are cosying up with Chavez of Venezuela, who in turn is rather friendly with Iran.

    Blood will be spilt over this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffdragon View Post
    what land did the UK take that didnt belong to them?
    Northern Ireland?

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    Unfit one - I heard this too, from some people in the Royal Navy in a pub. What I heard, is that the oil reserve was thought to be the size of North America - bigger than they are making out - just absolutely huge, and until recently, the methods just weren't around to be able to get to it - but apparently that's all to change soon. Let's hope it don't pop a leak!

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