Priceless! We lent them the money to fund the Falklands invasion

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A Wiki search shows the Argentine Type 42 frigates were ordered in 1970 but the loan wasn't until 1979. Maybe somebody has made it up.... I suspect if the government had a crystal ball and knew the Falklands were going to be invaded then the loan wouldn't have been made. Isn't hindsight wonderful.
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Not sure which I'd trust least - Wiki or The Telegraph. Moggy
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The details of the loan would be a matter of record, even if the suggestion that the type 42's were paid for with it or not. The overseas aid that is sent from the Uk is staggering, even in times of recession, late 70's in this case, or modern day payments to India (not starting the Typhoon argument again BTW) among others, charity begining at home or not, I think it needs careful review and cutting back.
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Not sure which I'd trust least - Wiki or The Telegraph. Moggy
It was in the Daily Mail too, so it must be true
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can't be - the Express missed it.:rolleyes::eek::p
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Much off topic stuff deleted. Please try and keep the thread on track Moggy Moderator
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Hopefuly someone in MI-5 (or whatever) is keeping an eye on their bank drafts.:D If they start borrowing money for ships or attack aircraft, watch out!
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wich carrier should we send ??
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FED X or UPS?.:D Thats about all we have got now. Jim. Lincoln .7
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my sister works for FED UP 50% of the task force would get lost on route !!
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Not wielding that post deletion button then Moggy? :)
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FED X or UPS?.:D Thats about all we have got now. Jim. Lincoln .7
Fed Ex promises next day delivery...:diablo:
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Loans Couple of weeks ago when the Argentine gov were going on about the FALKLANDS again there was a news article about how much they owe the IMF and the fact thay could not and will not pay them back!I think the stirring up of the FALKLANDS is just a smoke screen to hide all their domestic problems.

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I think the stirring up of the FALKLANDS is just a smoke screen to hide all their domestic problems.
In much the same way as the US is doing vis-a-vis Syria and Iran. Just like Argentina, the US is also up to its armpits in debt, although in their case, an awful lot of that debt is to China. 'Smoke screens' all around I'd say. Funny 'ol world.
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I followed a similar thread on another forum and there was a suggestion that mine clearance and rebuilding costs should be added to the "bill"......