Today, a British nuclear-powered submarine armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles capable of pinpoint accuracy prowls off the coast of Argentina. A squadron of Eurofighter Typhoons, some of the world’s most advanced supersonic military aircraft, is on constant standby to eliminate any Argentine air or land target within minutes of receiving an order from London. An Argentine corvette trespasses into British waters off the Falkland Islands, unannounced. What’s going on here?
Most of the world has forgotten that a significant war occurred in 1982 between Great Britain and Argentina. The wounds from what has come to be known as the Falklands Crisis continue to fester, and lately the tensions between two countries that share European traditions and Christian values have ratcheted up.