It wouldn't be the first time when the reality slavishly follows a writer's imagination. Still, judge for yourself: May 6, 2010, Guardian:
.A British company has struck oil in the Falkland Islands for the first time, threatening to ratchet up the diplomatic dispute with Argentina.And now this: Ghost Force, Patrick Robinson, 2006:
A report about the announcement in La Nacion, Argentina's leading newspaper, prompted anguished reader comments. "They continue robbing us from under our noses," said one. "After a war, the winner imposes the conditions," said another.
Argentina lost a brief 1982 war with Britain over islands it calls the Malvinas. It still claims sovereignty and terms British control an occupation
The year is 2011.Uhu...
An oil-hungry world is starving . . .
. . . and Argentina, with Russia's help, is determined to brutally wrest the petroleum-rich Falkland Islands from British hands. Enraged over this brazen act of international piracy, Great Britain dispatches a battle fleet to the islands for the second time in thirty years
Otherwise, it's not a very good book, as the readers justifiably complain. But so what?