Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Yip, yip, yip

That's the sound the Argentines are making again over the Falklands. The Argentine President has been shooting his mouth off and even went as far as to create a special parlimentary group to focus on how to win back the islands. Supposedly the Argentines are attempting to wage economic warfare by banning charter flights to the islands; this is rather amusing considering the state of Argentina's economy.

The bottom line is that the English are spending $191 million a year on the forces they garrison there. The Argentines aren't getting the islands back anytime soon. The whole issue (along with the actual war in '82) does provide an interesting look into a nation's psyche; how seemingly insignificant issues like who owns a pile of rocks can matter so much.