ᔥ The Telegraph
The Argies have let the mists of time allow them to forget that they lost a war against the UK in their last outing:
The Argentine foreign ministry on Monday declared “illegal and clandestine” the activities of Desire Petroleum, Falkland Oil and Gas, Rockhopper Exploration, Borders and Southern Petroleum, and Argos Resources on the grounds that they are drilling in Argentine waters.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the companies were operating “in a sovereign area of the Argentine nation and as such fall within its specified laws and rules”. The companies “are not authorised by the Argentine government under law 17.319 on hydrocarbons”, she added.
According to the Argentine foreign ministry, her declaration opened the way for the “immediate launch” of criminal proceedings.
However, the UK Government said the moves were the “latest attempts to damage the economic livelihoods” of the islands and said it would work with any company potentially affected to help them deal with the practical implications.
Having a Vanguard submarine surface 300m off the beach front at Buenos Aries might remind the Argies, or maybe an Astute Class running some surface exercises with torpedos.