Throughout the structure, the cries of a hundred ambassadors resounded off the walls plastered with heraldry and standards, all crying for and against the Security Council's vote in favour of military action against North Africa. The European the same as the various other African and Asian; all of them equally appalled by the words of Argentina. Ambassador Henri Fernandez had made his declaration quite clear – give up all claims on Malvinas or it will be war. A war between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Republic of Argentina, not quite the war on equal footing – rather a war between an international conglomeration consisting of the entirety of Europe as well as the added support of the United States against a member of the South American League of Nations so-to-speak.
And it was being debated, on the ground floor of the United Nations building in earnest, with countries drawing lines and pledge of support to either side that heightened a sense of ridiculousness that was present. No matter, however, as the ambassador from the United Kingdom responded in the only manner he saw appropriate at the time – an ultimate declaration to mask all others made within that chamber.
No words of peace, nor words of tribute. No cries for agreement, nothing more than a simple statement: war, it is then.
Lord Nicolas Kensing was not shocked to hear the announcement, however, he was surprised by the United Kingdom's advancement of war before the security council – an action that could not so easily be reversed should the need arise or should outside support become rather antagonistically inclined to respond to these accusations.
Attacks against the state, be them of legitimate or illegitimate means would be no surprise; neither would it be a surprise as to where these attacks came from – with almost every nation to the south of the equator in South Africa, many Eastern and Central African nations and the entirety of Southwest Asia also being hostile now that war was on the global atlas.
The only resounding defence to this action was that no war between two major would powers had occurred within the relative past and these actions may not be so advantageous to surprise extremist elements with the marked exception of the Irish Republican Army – an organisation that would be of extreme hostility now that British troops would be shown advancing on the warpath and elements would be activated within all of the British territories and constituencies – Northern Ireland being one of those areas that would experience such an event.
That was beyond the point, Kensing was expected at Westminster to represent Hampshire – and he was not exactly pleased with the manner that events were proceeding with, being a member of parliament and a Labour Lord was no simple task to be sure. And fighting a war was not what he wanted nor expected to be doing. He needed to make note to talk with the Argentine embassy and find some form of recuperation before it became too late.
Nicolas entered the building on foot, just as any other man would, because no reason would exist to the contrary. He was more than understanding of the working man's plight and held no man in higher contempt or pride than they deserved through their actions, once again with the exception of Her Majesty, whom he was hard-wired to hold in absolute reverence. A victim of nationalism in that single sense.