Skip to comments.Reagan's Last-Ditch Falklands Plea Revealed
Posted on 12/28/2012 10:11:00 AM PST by the scotsman
'Ronald Reagan issued a last-ditch appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands and to hand over the islands to international peacekeepers, according to official documents made public today.
Files released by the National Archives at Kew, South West London, under the 30-year rule show that as British troops closed in on final victory, the US president made a late-night phone call to Mrs Thatcher urging her not to completely humiliate the Argentines.
However, his request fell on deaf ears as a defiant Prime Minister insisted that she had not sent a British task force across the globe just "to hand over the Queen's islands to a contact group".'
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Woe is me... I'm just nuts, that's all there is to it!!!
I was merely using Australia and New Zealand as examples of natural allies to the UK and that it was certainly expected that they would help England to kick out Argentina from the Falklands.
Comparing them to Guam and Puerto Rico was not a comment on the military capabilities of Australia and NZ at all but rather a poke at your "allies" comment. As if Guam and PR would not be an ally to us in a similar situation.
So which is it, Scotsman, did the US assist the UK or not with the Falklands?
The Brits “occupy” a small archipelago in the South Atlantic that until discovered and settled by England had been completely uninhabited by anyone.
They established themselves there LONG before Argentina even existed as a political entity.
Argentina attacked and tried to conquer this small archipelago using “Las Malvinas” as a pretext.
The Brits beat them back and unequivocally re-established their title with true blood and guts, 8000 miles from home.
Yeah, that sounds pretty illegitimate to me.
OK, my apologies. Obviously I did misunderstand what you were saying.
You be nuts auright—this be the last, unedumacashun, post dat I sends to ya’alls.
From now on, I slip into my black tassled loafers, dark grey slacks, top brand name of course, Armani suit coat,
bespoke shirt from London and Hermes tie. I will try and use a few 6 and 7 letter words in my future missives. All I can do is try.
Yes, I talked to your mother about that once and she agreed that you were trying... Very trying!!! (hoot!)
1—It read as disrespectful to Australia and NZ. Both naturalman and I read it as such.
2—Yes, America helped. But there is this myth now that we wouldnt have won without the US help. Which is nonsense.
OUCH...I’d rather be Rick-Rolled.
Too bad. I understand though. It means you probably don't think much of Guam or Puerto Rico. You're probably a bit gun shy too. My Scottish ancestors are rolling over in their graves.
2Yes, America helped. But there is this myth now that we wouldnt have won without the US help.
Oh hogwash. Only in your mind. Most people don't even know the type of help that was given.
I have no problem with the U.K.s occupation and possession of the Falklands. I find their understanding of the legitimacy of that and their failure to find the legitimacy of Israel defending itself as hypocritical.
1—Firstly, what the fudge has guns to with it.
BTW, you do realise that naturalman and I are ex-armed forces?. Gun shy?. I was a Para for seven years!. And I have been a gun owner since I was 17. And still am. Rifle, shotgun, and more air weapons than I can count.
Your comment, even if not intended to be so, LOOKED and read disrespectful. An actual bonefide Aussie thought so to.
2—Nope, I have read here many times and from other Americans that US involvement was so crucial in 1982, that the lack of it would have meant a British defeat. I have had to correct/attack such tosh, as has Winnie, Vanders and our Aussie friend.
Sorry, but the UK govt publicly supports Israel. They supported publicly the retaliation recently against Hamas.
The UK officially supports Israel even if a loud leftwing pro-Palestinian minority makes itself heard often.