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UK warship heading to Falkland Islands

2012-04-04 17:29

London - Britain's defence ministry says one of the country's newest warships has set sail for the Falkland Islands amid renewed tensions with Argentina over the South Atlantic archipelago.

Well-wishers waved off HMS Dauntless on Wednesday as it left the English port of Portsmouth on its maiden mission.

The ministry says the six-month deployment is routine, with Dauntless taking over from the frigate HMS Montrose.

In April 1982, Argentine forces invaded the islands, which have been controlled by Britain since 1833.

Britain retook the Falklands after a brief war in which 255 British troops, 649 Argentines and three islanders died.

Tensions have risen again, with Argentina vocally reasserting its claim to the islands, known to Latin Americans as Las Malvinas.

Comments
  • Hallo - 2012-04-04 17:43

    o i l

      solverman - 2012-04-15 15:07

      Its is the truth unfortunately

  • Ian - 2012-04-04 17:51

    Nothing like a good war to boost the economy!

  • Sidney Gilroy - 2012-04-04 17:59

    That's not cricket chaps. No, serious. It is not cricket. It's war.

  • Dawood - 2012-04-04 18:01

    B R I T I S H W A R M O N G E R S

      Andrew - 2012-04-04 18:04

      Sick dog!!!

      Andrew - 2012-04-04 18:07

      The whole community don't want to be part of Argentina. We might as well change all the world's borders based on the whims of countries as nearly every nation has been conquered at some time or another. How many Latinos live on the falklands- perhaps 10 at best!!! Fool.

      Gordon - 2012-04-04 18:13

      something never mentioned in the 1982 recap is that Argentina was run by a military junta which tortured and murdered thousands of its own people before setting its sights on the Falklands... a strip of land they NEVER ran before except for 4 days as a penal colony in 1832.

      Dawood - 2012-04-04 18:17

      @ aNDREW YES, THE BRITISH THIEVES

      Adil Smit - 2012-04-04 21:23

      How many thousand kilometres is this last colonial outpost from the UK? Must be all the oil in the area.

  • Tim - 2012-04-04 19:31

    VIVA VIVA FALKLANDS

  • Fawzia - 2012-04-04 20:20

    Are both sides in the war-mongering business again? as far as the statesmen are concerned, it is not their lives that are going to be lost in war, they just make life -threatening decisions. Jeffrey for your own edification, read the Quraan b4 making judgements. Why do you feel threatened by Muslims or the Quraan? Are you so insecure within yourself,if you have done a rigorous examination of your self. No offence, just that some self analysis helps to clear the muddy mind.

  • Adil Smit - 2012-04-04 21:26

    Colonialism at it's best

  • Lenzi - 2012-04-04 22:16

    The British stole the Falklands from Argentina, replaced the Falkland population with a British population and then they say "well its the will of the people in the Falklands to remain British" Its the same with Gibraltar WTF are the Brits still doing there? I guess karma always comes back to play because London now belongs to Pakistan..LOL

      ruan.lessing - 2012-04-05 03:06

      @Lenzi\r\nYou really should read more...

      Lenzi - 2012-04-05 13:51

      ruan u should think more..

  • Fidel - 2012-04-05 08:12

    The British should give up the Falklands to Argentine in return for the Argentinians to give up Lionel Messi.

      ettienec1 - 2012-04-05 08:48

      Hahaha For once Fidel. I agree!

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