AIBU to not at all surprised at things the news are saying about Thatcher?

(35 Posts)
Roasties Fri 28-Dec-12 13:48:13

I'm not surprised

yohohoho Fri 28-Dec-12 13:54:22

Link?

threesocksfullofchocs Fri 28-Dec-12 13:55:51

???
some of us are caught up in kid land....

WhereMyMilk Fri 28-Dec-12 14:14:28

What are they saying?...

BigShinyBaubles Fri 28-Dec-12 14:15:09

?!!

Roasties Fri 28-Dec-12 14:18:31

I try and find a link.....

They are linking her to Jimmy Saville and saying she never Argentina as a threat so the whole war thing was political

Songbird Fri 28-Dec-12 14:19:32

yanbu!

Roasties Fri 28-Dec-12 14:20:12

jeez If I could type I'd be more dangerous than Thatcher

I'll She never saw

roundtoit Fri 28-Dec-12 14:26:38

read on guardian site that she made sure she paid all the costs for finding her stupid son who got lost in the desert. cannot stand the woman but can you imagine this lot in parliament now paying out anything from their own money. They claim for bloody toilet roll , kit cats and anything else they can get away with.

yohohoho Fri 28-Dec-12 18:44:19

I can't find anything that say anything that makes me think anything bad.

She and jimmy savile communicated via letter and she donated money to Mandeville hospital. Lots of people knew jimmy Saville and donated money. Doesn't mean they were party to child abuse.

There was an agenda for Argentina. The agenda was 'we want that island and they tried to take it back, we will show them' which was pretty evident at the time and since.

mx5hairdresser Fri 28-Dec-12 18:45:00

she should never be forgiven for the falklands war. all those lives lost for some shitty little island

MrsBW Fri 28-Dec-12 18:45:53

mx5 huh????????????

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 28-Dec-12 18:45:54

Er just because she knew Jimmy Saville doesn't mean she knew he was a paedophile hmm

I think the Argentine agenda was quite real as well.

MrsBW Fri 28-Dec-12 18:46:23

And back on topic.... Link? What's been said?

YuleBritannia Fri 28-Dec-12 18:46:47

mx5hairdresser

Your comment shows how little you know about the islands.

MsElleTow Fri 28-Dec-12 18:48:11

mx5 "some shitty little island!"hmm.

For a start The Falkland Islands are more than one island, they are not shitty and more importantly the people who live there are British!

Uppermid Fri 28-Dec-12 18:50:08

Shitty little island?! Really. What about the people who live there? I think they were (and still are) incredibly grateful.

This reminds of the time a friend said they couldn't see the poi t of the armed forces ......

nancy75 Fri 28-Dec-12 18:51:29

Mx5, if you lived on those shitty little islands you would rather pleased they weren't just given to Argentina I would imagine?

AllSnowballsAndNoKnickers Fri 28-Dec-12 18:53:22

Can't beat a 'Thatcher' thread for bringing out the frothing ill-informed loons grin

tiggytape Fri 28-Dec-12 18:54:24

mx5 - It wasn't just about defending the islands but freeing the British people who live on them. They desperately wanted British help once their home had been taken by force.

Hundreds (probably thousands) of people are 'linked' to Jimmy Saville in one way or another via a lot of the charitable work of that time. He was a key figure in many fundraising and cahritable events of the era so anyone else contributing to or dealing with charities may be seen to have links with him. That doesn't mean they are linked to anythign else.

LeBFG Fri 28-Dec-12 18:55:57

The war was hugely popular at the time. It has certainly been proposed long before now it was at least partly a publicity/distraction stunt....politicians do that sort of thing all the time. So no news there.

Fraid the Savile/Thatcher link get a big whatever from me.

Chubfuddler Fri 28-Dec-12 18:59:18

Can't say I've read anything so very dreadful. She found it hard to believe there was a credible argentine threat before the invasion because invading would have been so stupid - with hr there.

As for a saville "link" she knew him. So did lots of people. Big deal.

Horsemad Fri 28-Dec-12 19:07:05

Re the Falklands - it's also about the oil...

FrankelcenseAndMyhrr Fri 28-Dec-12 19:14:19

My DH spent 7 months in the Falklands a few years ago (armed forces tour of duty). The islanders are fiercely patriotic and adamant that they wish to be British and not Argentinean. The right to self determination is enshrined in UN law and we are morally obliged to protect our citizens.

Allowing Argentina to take the islands by force would have been a disastrous message to send to other tinpot dictatorships

Jux Fri 28-Dec-12 19:40:36

My cousin was involved in the Falklands war. It is ignorant and idiotic to say they are shitty little islands and to onfer that the only reason we defended them was some mad idea of Thatcher's. All those people who live there are British citizens; it is our duty to defend them from invasion.

It is one of the few wars which of the late 20th century which was entirely justified.

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