Does anyone remember the craggy creased face of the British General who helped hand over Serbian land to Albanian terrorist/gangster mozlems in the 1990's?Well here he is, at it again, handing over the Falklands to the Argies. The Argies who cannot even run their own country, whose leader, Christina Kirschner, is sucking up to the Hitler of the Middle East, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, the former head of the army, General Sir Michael Jackson, says defence cuts have made it "impossible" to win the islands back after a successful invasion, in the way the British task force did in 1982."What if an Argentinian force was able to secure the Mount Pleasant airfield? Then our ability to recover the islands now would be just about impossible," says General Jackson, who was Chief of the General Staff until five years ago and led the army into Iraq."We are not in a position to take air power by sea since the demise of the Harrier force."Britain no longer has an aircraft carrier and the Harrier fleet which performed with such distinction during the Falklands War has been sold to the US Marine Corps."Let us hope we do not live to regret that decision," says General Jackson, responding to what he calls "disagreeable noises coming from Buenos Aires" as the 30th anniversary of the war approaches.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has restated Argentina's claims to sovereignty over the islands it calls the Malvinas, saying, "We are going to get them back."
General Jackson believes they could still fall to a surprise attack."The official answer will be that it would not be possible for the Argentinians to gain a foothold on the islands, in particular to take Mount Pleasant, which is key to the British defence plan.Defences on the Falklands are now – by a factor of several tens – better than they were in 1982.We have a large international-sized airfield to allow for very rapid reinforcement by air, should circumstances so require.But I suppose I have learned in life, never say never." Read more here...