|Pyro as Bill said:
60 billion barrels of oil I heard... for that amount, I'm pretty sure the UK will wage war if necessary.
60Bln barrels doesn't mean shit compared to 3000 Brits.
Argentina should have it made very clear to them that if British soil is attacked again then Argentinian soil will be attacked in response. Maybe their leaders will be less likely to sabre rattle if the homeland was at threat. Perhaps Chile would like a little extra living room.
Our actual goverment would not accept that and probably just try to make argentina not do anything, there isnt a good image here on when we "betrayed" Argentina in their last fight with the British, only some adherents of Pinochet and antiargentinians here, which arent a mayority, liked the move and are proud of it, but intelligent people arent.
But, our new elected President is on the side that supported Pinochet, even though he says he isnt, but many people in his goverment did, so maybe then we could turn our backs on Argentina.
Anyway, to get territory from Argentina at this point would unbalance us, and it doesnt seem viable and we would surely turn it back in a few years, the only things we have with argentina now are some water deposits in which its not clear who is the owner, but that will surely not lead to a war anytime soon.
Anyway, people are talking about the region like if it was Iraq or something like that. A war would only bring bad things so I hope nothing will happen, and thats what it seems likely.