April 3, 2012

Argentina, UK Ought to Have Been Allies

Daniel Hannan, Daily Telegraph

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Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that there is oil wealth under the South Atlantic, and that Port Stanley becomes the next Kuwait City. Which country would stand to gain the most after the Falkland Islands themselves? Where would the oil be refined? Where would the supplies be sourced?

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TAGGED: United Kingdom, Argentina, Falkland Islands, Malvinas


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Ben McPartland, France 24
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John O'Sullivan, Wall St. Journal
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