Yeah, let's see if the US will be more helpful than it was last time. Give me a break. The UK is the gimp in this 'special' relationship. Except that the UK is currently in a major economic crisis and having to cut back on its military funding just as said military is already spread wafer-thin all over the Middle East. It cannot afford yet another conflict. Argentina however, is doing just fine. It is one of the G-20 major economies. Its defense budget is about a tenth of that of the UK, but in a conflict it only has to occupy and hold on to a few islands next door, not send a navy halfway across the world to liberate (and then hang on to) said islands while already holding down to major regions of conflict with already scarce resources. Argentina is posturing because it fancies its chances. Being the US' lapdog has sucked the UK dry. Now it needs the resources to defend its own patch, expect the US to cough self-consciously while looking the other way. Just like it did last time.