People went crazy about gold till the mid-20th century.
That time is gone. Nowadays people go insane once someone says "oil".
The Falklands / Malvinas topic is just another confirmation. The original Falklands or Malvinas War was already in part excused with suspicions about oil reserves in the area. There was no oil produced for a generation sicne that war. Now there's a single ship en route for some drilling and some people go mad again.
We Germans have a saying:
"Herr, lass' Hirn regnen!"
(Lord, let it rain brains!)