What do we all think of this? Okay, so they have been under British rule since 1833 - does that make them ours? Well that's obviously a contentious issue.
Personally, I think, being as the residents of the islands themselves consider themselves British and do not believe the Argentinians have any claim to the land then that should be it surely? As the government has said, they will not hold talks with Argentina over the islands unless the residents request it. Otherwise it would be a bit like holding talks with Ireland over Cornwall. Well, not exactly like that but you get what I mean?
Britain has stated that they believe Argentina is taking a colonial stance, because they want to take control of a land that is considered by the residents as owned by another country. That comment is obviously a little hypocritical but like it or not times have changed and we don't run old empires in the world like we used to. In that respect everything has settled. If the falkland islanders wanted independence/be a part of Argentinia I'm sure that would be able to happen.
From a military point of view do the Argentinians have a chance? I would say no. They still operate on the same equipment they used in 1982 and we don't, in-fact we're quite far from that. Numbers/boots on ground could be a problem, but still only a minor one I'm sure. Overall fire power goes to us of course, but you don't really want to bomb the hell out of a bunch of islands you want to keep.