The war over who owns the Falklands islands in the Atlantic Ocean east of Argentina was bitterly fought by the UK and Argentina in 1982. Which country owns these seemingly worthless pieces of land, where people mostly raise sheep, has long been disputed. Now oil has been discovered off the coast of the Falklands. Would this make the UK an oil-producing country? Did both sides know about this when they almost went to war? Will the new English Prime Minister face another attack from Argentina as his first major challenge? UK Defence Minister Bill Rammell says that the UK has a “legitimate right” to build an oil industry in its waters.
Something most people don’t know about – Time passes quickly: It’s been 7 years since we invaded Iraq, and now there are a large number of birth defects in Fallujah, where the fighting was most intense. This is probably due to the type of bullets that American troops use. Is it possible to fight a moral war?
Many infants in Iraq are born with weak hearts, but there are also cases of facial disfiguration, missing limbs and missing (or extra) fingers and toes. On baby was even born with 3 heads. These are all signs of radiation poisoning. BBC News quotes journalist Malik Hamdan, who personally visited some of the Fallujah hospitals, as saying, “I’ve seen footage of babies born with an eye in the middle of the forehead, the nose on the forehead.”
Obama has decided to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Will they come home with no legs? Our brave soldiers are coming home from war with missing limbs because the humvees they drive through the desert are not adequately shielded from the main terrorism weapon, which are IEDs (improvised explosive devices), otherwise known as homemade bombs, which are left on the roadside and detonated by remote control as US troops drive by. We finally doing something about this problem.