Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, will announce plans to bolster the Falkland Islands garrison amid fears of a renewed threat from Argentina. The south American nation is feared to be increasing military expenditure, according to reports. Senior ministers in the country have also made a series of increasingly aggressive statements about the islands in recent years.Amazing! UK is responding to a threat from a country with an actual history of attacking Britain, instead of creating fictional "threats"! This threat may or may not be real, but at least it's plausible. Not purely imaginary. Even more amazing, UK Telegraph DOESN'T manage to blame Putin! Apparently this essential job was entrusted to the Express this time:
It is thought that Defence Secretary Michael Fallon will announce reinforcements of troops and equipment in response to a Ministry of Defence review which suggested an attack on the South Atlantic archipelago was more likely. Russia is reportedly planning a deal to lease 12 bombers to Argentina as the country re-arms more than 30 years after the Falklands War.Because Argentina might lease some weapons from Russia in the future, Putin is solely to blame for Argentina's historically typical decision. His picture, not Kirchner's picture, accompanies the Express article. Here's a broader and longer view of the situation. Argentina's planes are mainly American and French, but British pressure caused America and France to embargo Argentina. So they had to look elsewhere for new planes and replacement parts, which meant Israel, Russia and China. Russia is most eager to sell stuff because of American embargos against Russia. In other words, the West lost a steady customer and forced Argentina into Russia's market. Now we're calling Russia the aggressor (as always) for trying to work around our blockades. We've been VERY BUSY creating enemies where none existed before.
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