I WRITE in support of our Government's reaction to the invasion of the Falklands and South Georgia.
The sending of the task force was a necessary part of that response and will encourage the Argentinians to reconsider.
It destroys international stability if military opportunists are allowed to profit by their acts of aggression.
Nor can any nation rightly expect others to take on responsibilities that are clearly that nation's own.
In other words, if we do not restore the rights of the islanders and our own sovereignty, we can not expect any one else to do so.
Yet, if they are not restored, we are one step nearer to a world where military opportunism will replace order and mutual trust between nations.
For these reasons, the response of HM Government deserves the approval of all who support justice and peace.
As a member of a Justice and Peace Group, I can respect the stance of my pacifist friends. But I do not accept the view that justice can be left aside in the name of peace.
I believe that the Government's response will be seen by history to have served the long term interests of peace very well, yours sincerely,
Tyne and Wear IT SO often seems that countries with a strong claim to be called Christian become victims of deep global conflicts.
Whether it be Poland, or Spain in the Civil War, or Northern Ireland, one is aware that battles between "powers and dominations" are being fought out at the expense of the central, innocent party.
In this light, we can only pray that the unfortunate Falkland Islanders may not have to accept a similar fate in sharing the role of a crucified scapegoat for the mightier powers of this world. Jeremy Boutwood Chilworth, Surrey