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Falklands MPA will undergo six months of resurfacing; air bridge confirmed

Wednesday, June 30th 2010 - 05:41 UTC
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Two Boeing 767-300s have been confirmed as the aircraft to be used for the South Atlantic Airbridge linking Brize Norton in the UK with the Falkland Islands while the Mount Pleasant runway is being resurfaced later this year. Read full article

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  • stick up your junta

    He said: “In short, British Forces South Atlantic Islands will be able to operate its full military capability including air defence”.

    Take note, we dont want a classic argie sneak attack

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 06:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    A mult-million pound project, eh! Guess that means that, despite Argie comments about UK finances, British Forces are in the Falklands to stay.

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    We have learnt our lesson, after announcing the withdrawl of the endurance in 1982 about giving out the right signals to the Argies

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Has the plastic one not yet made a complaint about this unilateral action? If she does can we send her half the bill?

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Billy Hayes

    I would like to know what western bennys think about this as they live in medieval times when we talk about roads.
    Or perhaps saint helenian opinion, as they don´t have a single airstrip for basic life.
    Events like this one only confirms the idea that the only force that links UK and Malvinas is brutal force.

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    A false assumption and an idiotic conclusion.

    The locals couldn't stand the sight of you and were delighted to see the back of you in 1982.

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    Isn't the new St Helena airport due to open in 2011/12?

    Force is just about all the Argentine Government understands!

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    You really are a moron Billy Haze, define “brutal force” and “medieval roads” you retarded gut bucket of an abomination.

    There would be no airstrip there if it wasn't for you getting over excited and wiping your cock out to try to impress the girlies that you were a big great power ... so you invaded windswept islands and oppressed the population, who despise you to this day, perhaps they reckoned you tried to take and hold the islands with “Brutal force”.

    When we want your opinion we shall give it to you now get lost abortion, your beginning to sound like Jigaboo.

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Billy Hayes

    Brutal force: the only argument UK has to sustain her presence in south atlantic; “brutal force” is the last argument used by colonialistic powers when they loose all other arguments. History teach us that brutal force is the most precarious argument in time. As brutal force is at UK´s side, time is at Argentina´s side.

    Medieval road: mudy and shity roads (no concrete, no asphalt, only luck at travel time, only horse or a good 4x4); like those are all the roads that connect, by land, every settlement in Gran Malvina (West Falkland).

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Hope you're going to be at the front, big (ignorant) mouth!

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Hoy says“Force is just about all the Argentine Government understands!”
    Force is just about what keeps this old colony of this ancient and dying empire for been returned to the real nation, Argentina of course.

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    I say again Billy Haze, define “brutal force” Oh wait you can't can you? In fact how the said term fits into this argument, please describe in detail oh great one the mathematics and sophisticated formulae that lead you with this equation of 120 soldiers 5 fighters and a corvette and a destroyer rotated on a yearly basis and a military search and rescue element = evil brutal force?

    (Sarcasm mode engaged) Oh LORD OH MIGHTY DELIVER US FROM THE TERRIBLE TALONS OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS DEFENSE FORCE, SAVE OUR SOULS FROM THE DREADFUL CLUTCHES OF THEIR 3 GEMINI RIGDID RAIDERS! OH GOD AND THE ROYAL ARTILLERY WITH THEIR UNHOLY STATIC RADAR ARRAY AND RAPIER BATTERY, AND LEST US NOT FORGET THE ABOMINATION THAT IS THE CASTLE CLASS CORVETTE DOING SATAN”S BIDDING HIMSELF PULLING YUAGHTERS FROM THE SEA! (sarcasm mode disengaged)

    Cut out the Blue Haze element in most of your thinking and you might just be able to debate with next doors dog?

    As for medieval roads? what like these ones in Argentina?: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/newsletter/images2008/2008-10_Ball-MudRoads.jpg

    But anyway Billy fail I was not under the impression that the status of roads was an argument for who got sovereignty, seems like it was nothing more than a cheap shot at islanders.

    Can we add “medieval roads” then to such classics as “geographic Proximity”?

    What the fuck did you expect from a predominately rural society? 6 lane motor-ways with OK american diners every 300 metres?

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    St Helena another part of British defence, a small military base,
    far enough away to reinforce the Falklands if need be, the union jack will slowly but surely creep over the south Atlantic, and will bring a bit of colour to an otherwise boring landscape, long live the new British expansion ??????????????

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    Marco, in this world it's not what you know, it's who you know and the Falkland Islanders have powerful friends - US!

    Jun 30th, 2010 - 10:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Hoy, powerful friends - US?? really?http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/3543882/Barack-Obamas-grandfather-tortured-by-British.html

    Not to mention the destruction of the USA golf region by British Petroleum.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (15) In response of the above link
    Yes.....Hatred can run deep in the progeny veins.....
    Just look at this “proud” offspring of the “Dowling Duggan” and “Mullen Murray” clans

    “The Argentine who caused most fear was the “sinister and dangerous” head of military police intelligence, Major Patricio Dowling, who personified “the Argentine terror machine”. In one incident at Neil and Glenda Watson's Long Island Farm, Dowling pointed a weapon at their young daughter Lisa and repeatedly ordered her to stand up. Lisa repeatedly said no and continued sucking her thumb, until Dowling gave up. “

    (Dedicated to all the “Simpletons” in here that constantly play the” Race Card” as an argument in the ongoing Malvinas/Falklands debate.......
    I doubt however they will get the point...... )

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 05:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    I said us ...... not the U.S. - plonker :-)

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 07:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Dowling?

    You can also add clubbing a man to the ground with a rifle butt at San Carlos for pointing out that San Carlos was on East Falkland. He wanted Bill Luxton's place, which is on West Falkland. At least Hussey and Bloomer-Reeve had the sense to send the thug home.

    Race card? Your own forces disowned him. And pointing a gun at a child telling her to stop sucking her thumb?

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 07:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (18)
    You didn’t get it ............ Did you?
    That is exactly my point.

    This idiot was not your stereotype little greasy dark latino-stock South American murderous racist plonker as many in here so much wish to think!

    He was a tall, fair skinned, freckly, grey-eyed, well-spoken pure Irish stock bastard............that personified the “Argentine” terror machine.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LegionNi

    19 Think “You didn’t get it ............ Did you?
    That is exactly my point.

    This idiot was not your stereotype little greasy dark latino-stock South American murderous racist plonker as many in here so much wish to think!

    He was a tall, fair skinned, freckly, grey-eyed, well-spoken pure Irish stock bastard............that personified the “Argentine” terror machine. ”

    Was / Is he Argentine? Answer... ... YES.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    And again,.....
    Argentineans are not a specific type or race... Nor are Chilenians , Uruguayans, Brazilians.....or even Britons
    But reading British comments here is like you fool yourselves in believing that we are as different as Hobbits, Orcs , Elves or Dwarfs.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 01:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Think, you presume many things. I do not care about Dowling's race, I was aware he was of Irish descent. I am in part myself. I'm also half-Spanish so not as pale as your typical Scotsman.

    What did you presume?

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    I don't presume nothing Amigo....
    I made a “general comment” about all the racist stupidities I read in here about South Americans.
    And the “superiority” of the Anglos......

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Considering the Current attitude of insanity towards the islands I think Think anybody who argues that people anglo saxon stock when comes to the issue adress with a remarkably cooler rational head than the hysterical preaches of imperialism to the masses that Dago landers seem well suited to.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    You mean like Dowling?
    Yes...... I can picture a Lowlander like you doing that sorts of cool rational things too.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Think,

    The only people reducing this to racial stereotypes is people like you. To the rest of us its irrelevant.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    As i wrote at (16)

    (Dedicated to all the “Simpletons” in here that constantly play the” Race Card” as an argument in the ongoing Malvinas/Falklands debate.......
    I doubt however they will get the point...... )

    I was right.......

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    If you had a proper education at the discipline of geography rather than learning magic formulae wich conclude by virtue of sharing the same continental land mass and being slightly closer to you than everyone else that a piece of land must somehow be Argentina's:

    You would thus notice that the geographical entity known as Ireland from which Dowling's genetic stock was extracted, is roughly 280 km South West of my present location, if you then drew a line that went roughly 150 km in a North westerly direction from the Scottish Capital it should intersect my home City, hopefully that should keep you busy while the big boys speak :).

    No doubt you may think because it lies within the magic 300 km that Argentines love so much, you may conclude that any land within that figure must be an integral part of La Parrot Tree :).

    I remember some years back a Sri Lankan diplomat remarking how in the Falklands dispute the British provided the intellectual political theory stuff and the Argentine delegation provided the drama and hysterics.

    Any country that screeches blue bloody murder about a type 45 destroyer and 5 Euro fighters being on some distant windy islands must be suffering from an inferiority complex, so Cooler heads prevail think .... I hear the Brtish army are upgrading the potato peelers, will the Argentine ambassador to the UN be demanding sanctions against this “Agressive Imperialist act??”

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Think

    Right about what exactly? You base your views solely on the fact that the majority of Falkland Islanders are of British descent, whereas you're not. That apparently, according to you, means they don't enjoy any say in their own destiny, whereas you do.

    Race card, calling racism, well racism, is not playing the race card.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (28) Rhaurie
    You just family pretending to be Clan....

    (29) Justin
    You are a turnip.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    interestingly your argument over decent and the race card is interesting, have you argies forgotten Gibraltar, these people are not of many British descent, 30,000 strong, mostly ex Spanish ,north African, and British, and at the last referendum over 90% voted to remain British, we don’t hear the Spanish demanding they should all go home,
    yet the argies demand this, from a people that ARE already at home, and still want to remain british,

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (31) Briton

    You are a c18 turnip head.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 10:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    think, you are are twit
    c18 is not my toast. but alas you do not have a clue on free speech.
    You only THINK you do

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (33) Bruton

    Free speech?
    Man........ feel free to ridiculize yourself as much as you want!

    What was it that you wrote last?
    Oh yeaahh:

    ”The day the British disappear, and before you and the world can laugh, it will be replaced by an ever powerful nation, much smaller but even more destructive that the last, and this country will not take crap of anyone, its a warrior nation, been subdued for over 300 years in the united kingdom, just waiting to get out and wreck revenge on a world that does nothing but abuse it, no matter how much we give in aid help, what is this nation its called [England], THE WORLDS WHITE FLAG, WITH OUR BLOODY CROSS STAMPT ON IT.”

    Messianic maaan

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    hey what’s wrong with that,, why are you all anti British, we are a very nice people, very helpful, kind, generous peaceful, always willing to help our brothers in the south Atlantic , islanders or otherwise,
    be nice to us, you might hurt our feelings .lol

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Boy..... easy on the Skunk....

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    one day we will wing the world cup, even if we have to second the best team in the world to do it.

    Jul 01st, 2010 - 10:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Think

    “You are a Turnip”

    Mmm, not much thought there is there. Quelle surprise

    Jul 02nd, 2010 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    You are a Turnip

    Think all latin American debating champ 1982

    Jul 02nd, 2010 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Note that from comment 30, Twinky dragged the posts into inanity. So, logically, after a few comments Twinky becomes inane.

    Anyway, it is clear that Britain is investing to improve its links with its citizens in the South Atlantic. And, using both aircraft, 700+ troops at a time, if necessary.

    Jul 02nd, 2010 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Think never replies when awkward questions are posed, like most of a closed mind they simply reject what doesn't fit their pre-conceived notions.

    Jul 03rd, 2010 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    We only ever try to help them,
    we offered to build our nuclear power stations their, to give them jobs
    but they turned us down, we offered to send them all the old nuclear subs,, so they could dispose of them, to give them jobs, and again they turn us down,,,we are only trying to help ??????

    Jul 03rd, 2010 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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