Were you drunk, doped, drugged, or over-medicated when you wrote it?Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Well, unlike you, I do not know if the Harriers were "decisive". If all the Chinooks, with the exception for one, had not been destroyed before they could contribute to the war, maybe more lives would have been saved. And "probably, it the Harriers had not been available, more lives would have been lost.
I do think that sooner or later, the Brits would have prevailed. In the end, was the cost in blood and treasure worth it? To the Brits, YES!!!
Oh, is "Malvinas" a French Name? Babylon says the French name for those islands are ... the Falklands!!! So why do YOU use the name Malvinas?
And, as YOU should know, the "United States" to the French is "Les Etats-Unis". So why do you call them "Malvinas"? I know, you HATE ENGLISH!!!!
Okay, here's my reply, and mind you, this isl all be from memory. You're free to check it out for accuracy :
1. Chinooks? They had TWO Chinooks. Two. And one was not flying, lack of parts. Harriers did make the difference with bombing and establishing air superiority but not before an obsolete Super Étendard launched a French Exocet missile that sank a british destroyer. The Argentine air force consisted of obsolete 1950s Canberra, 1950-60s Skyhawks and Mirage IIIs. The war was launched by the stupid Argentine junta in order to make the Argentines forget about their economic mess. That did not work out too well as we soon found out.
2. The Brazilians and Americans helped the British by arranging airborne refuelling for the only flyable Vulcan left in the British heavy bombing armoury , while the Chileans gave berthing and replenishing facilities to the nuclear British sub that eventually sank the Belgrano whose crew consisted mostly of teenaged sea cadets - most died.
3, Falklands is a French name? From Babylon? What is that, the 3 Stooges'
official dictionary? Could that named be more British even if you tried? DOH. Some obscurer explorer whose name escapes me (I don't feel like looking it up but will if you ask nicely) gave it that name in the 17th century. As to Malvinas, how much more Spanish can you get? That name was given to the islands by various Spanish explorers and settlers and Argentina insists on calling it that. Is that too complicated for you? In my post , I called the islands the Falklands - Malvinas in order to please everyone. The French were never involved in the islands far as I know,.
4. The fisheries are rich and that is why the British are hanging on to it, with the added possibility of rich offshore petroleum deposits which the Argentines are claiming, what with offshore sovereignty and 1975 law of the sea, Geneva and all that.
Yes, Les États Unis is French for United States. It's what I call it when I'm speaking or writing in French. As the Spanish say, it's Los Estados Unidos. What's your point?
5. I hate the English? Then why do I speak and write it? You have French roots and you don't speak a word of it. Shame on you. YOU hate the French