Sean Penn has accused Britain of "colonialism" in the Falklands.
"I know I came in a very sensitive moment in terms of diplomacy between Argentina and the UK over the Malvinas islands. ... "
Exactly what the world needs at a very sensitive moment in terms of diplomacy! Sean Penn! Welcome, embajador! I can only thank with brief thanksgiving whatever Gods may be that he's too busy there to show up here.
Anyway, I'm comforted to know that at least British military planners do seem to remember something about history. Thatcher was (properly) excoriated for weak signaling prior to the last Falklands crisis. Obviously no one's making that mistake now:
"[Timerman] went on to show a series of photographs of what he claimed were state-of-the-art war ships, planes and a nuclear submarine he said was Vanguard, flagship of the Vanguard fleet which carries Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent.
He also produced aerial shots of military bases and two runways in the Falkland Islands. The foreign minister also claimed that the British defence budget had been cut in every area except the South Atlantic."
Yes, well, right decision.