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Falklands ‘mistake’: Thatcher files reveal split over war with Argentina

22.03.2013 04:55

The British government was divided over military involvement in the Falklands, new documents from former Prime Minister Thatcher’s archives have revealed. The papers show strong opposition in Thatcher’s own party to going to war with Argentina.

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Harry Hayward 03.12.2013 09:21

Oscar Molina 22.03.2013 12:50

Mr. Sanderson, if you are a UK citizen, I am sorry for you, just because your Queen can beat up a small nation by the use of Arms doesn’t mean you can go take over their property, perhaps before you continue to claim your victories I suggest to watch out your back yard because it's full of Muslins, and they don’t give a F! About your great UK!


The Queen has little/zero influence. and Britain did win, and please don't be racist, it's wrong. And you're wrong, I know a great many Muslims who are British and do give one.


Harry Hayward 03.12.2013 08:42

Henley Smith 23.03.2013 06:59

yet another oil and natural resource!, Invasion of a country for wealth and control, Shame on the Conservative capitalist mind set "Oh Maggie what have you done"


Clearly not had any time to research this, but the article above does explain what the situation was, maybe read it first.


Wesley Whittaker 29.11.2013 15:20

The United Kingdom and Argentina claim control over the Falkland Islands and its dependencies. The UK bases its position on continuous administration of the islands since 1833 (apart from 1982) and the islanders having a "right to self determination, including their right to remain British if that is their wish". Argentina posits that it acquired the Falklands from Spain, upon achieving independence in 1816, and that the UK illegally occupied them in 1833.

Anonymous user 10.04.2013 20:17

"Educated and wealthy Russians" in England = oligarch thieves like Berezovski

Anonymous user 02.04.2013 02:12

I'm just laughing hard at the UK being bankrupt and still having to spend billions on those islands.

Anonymous user 23.03.2013 18:10

Funny how all the educated and wealthy Russians live in England


Henley Smith 23.03.2013 06:59

yet another oil and natural resource!, Invasion of a country for wealth and control, Shame on the Conservative capitalist mind set "Oh Maggie what have you done"

Anonymous user 22.03.2013 23:46

Well said,and made Thatcher a little Winston showing off especially against Germany . . . . . . . .

Anonymous user 22.03.2013 17:46

Indeed, made part of the kingdom by a few Norman conquerors with malfunctioning astrolabs...

Anonymous user 22.03.2013 16:52

British-controlled islands? Sorry RT, but the islands are British, not British-controlled

Anonymous user 22.03.2013 16:26

basically it doesnt matter that thatcher's government was divided oliticians are always divided.

Anonymous user 22.03.2013 16:25

still want to be part of britain. check the referendum results. cont.

Anonymous user 22.03.2013 16:24

reversed years of bad scocial engeneering and bad policies. not to mention that the occupants. cont.

Anonymous user 22.03.2013 16:22

thatcher was te best thing that happened to the brittish economy and scocial landscape EVER. cont.

Anonymous user 22.03.2013 16:00

Russia an ally that will leave you in the midst of trouble like what they did in middle east :-)

Anonymous user 22.03.2013 15:57

If Argentina complains about UK Colonialism then why they dont give Argentina back to Indians.

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