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Pinochet followers call Lady Thatcher an “extraordinary world stateswoman”

Thursday, April 11th 2013 - 07:04 UTC
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Followers of the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinocher published two obituaries in the country’s leading newspaper expressing their condolences on the death of the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whom they describe as “an extraordinary stateswoman” and friend of Chile “in very difficult moments in recent history” Read full article

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  • Pesky Army

    Hardly surprising ...with friends like these, Thatcher did not need enemies.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Yes, Pinochet was undoubtedly deserving of considerable gratitude for the assistance rendered in the defeat of argieland.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    Pinochet or no Pinochet, Margaret Thatcher was the XXth Century greatest woman politician (before or since) that ever lived.

    Philippe

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    Further proof that Margaret Thatcher was an accomplice of state terrorism in Chile and Argentina. Everyone knows this, especially in the circles of human rights organizations.
    No wonder then that Margaret Thatcher was a mass murderer and criminal.
    As part of the Falklands War he committed war crimes by sending torpedo the cruiser General Belgrano, which was outside the area and also exclución returning to the mainland.

    Pity, died unpunished for judgment as Pinochet for crimes against humanity.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    RIP +

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    There is no better indication of what kind of person Maggie of the Maggots was, than these projects of human waste speaking fobdly of her.

    They should do it more often.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nigelpwsmith

    @4
    Raul, you are displaying your ignorance. The Argentine Navy has repeatedly stated that the Belgrano was sunk legitimately as it was participating in planned attack on the British fleet.

    Argentina was warned repeatedly that any Argentine warship operating outside the 12 mile limit was a viable target and would be sunk without warning. It simply did not matter whether it was inside or outside the exclusion zone, or whether it was returning to port.

    The blame for the loss of life has to be put firmly on the shoulders of the Junta which refused to leave the Islands when ordered to do so by the United Nations Security Council.

    Let's have no mock displays of hatred for the Junta by the Argentine public, because you were solidly behind them & supporting their actions in starting the Falklands War.

    Pinochet did his duty to his own country & saved Chile from invasion by Argentina by supporting the British liberation of the Falklands. Despite the accusations made against him, it is undeniable that Pinochet did voluntarily return Chile to democracy. He was not forced out of power against his will. He did what he considered necessary to root out & destroy those elements that were attempting to damage Chile. As a result, Chile is the progressive state that it is today.

    Margaret Thatcher could see that General Pinochet was a national patriot & that he believed in the strength of his convictions as she believed in hers.

    Margaret Thatcher saved Britain from falling into the abyss of mediocrity. Britain was the sick man of Europe, the nation of strikes & failing businesses. Mrs Thatcher made Britain great again by inspiring people to better themselves, by either buying their own home or starting a business, or simply being enterprising. She believed in giving everyone the opportunity to better themselves, because if they did, they improved the country as well.

    Margaret Thatcher will go down in history as one of the Great peace & war time leaders of Great Britain ever.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • THOR94

    @4 Raul (#)
    What are you on about?
    It was not a War crime to order the sinking of the Belgrano. The exclusion zone was something that the U.K opted for, they were not forced/required by any law to make one. Its been proven or indeed heavily suggested the the Belgrano would be used in a pincer attack against the RN. So she did what anyone would (including your leaders) and ordered the attack on an enemy that could/would harm allied forces.

    The war crimes committed on Argentine troops, were committed BY Argentine troops.
    http://en.mercopress.com/2009/03/21/sixty-argentine-military-officers-accused-of-war-crimes-in-falklands-confli

    OR when Argentine troops pretended to surrender and shot British troops who accepted the surrender.

    Do some bloody research before you comment. If there were any war crimes committed by the British, the sinking of the Belgrano was certainly not one.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    “Further proof that Margaret Thatcher was an accomplice of state terrorism in Chile and Argentina”

    Further proof that Raul is an Argie cry-baby.

    You started a war, you lost. Galtieri send those Argies to die not Thatcher.
    Get over it.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    @Raul
    Oh boy, good job you are not in charge of armed forces. You are never going to win any war if you fail to deal with threats to any of your forces when the opportunity arises. Do you seriously think the Belgrano should have been allowed to cruise the south atlantic unimpeded like a prowling wolf on the outside of a chicken coop? Don't be a lemon boy, the sinking was a war action. Should we have sat back and let it fire at us? Would you do the same? Of course not.

    Apr 11th, 2013 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Helber Galarga

    “Followers of the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinocher published two obituaries in the country’s leading newspaper expressing their condolences on the death of the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher”

    It must feel to have Pionchet followers amongs those who hold you in high esteem.
    Similar to having skinheads and neo-nazis supporting you.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 04:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    David Cameron is the illegitimate son of Agusto Pinochet and Carol Thatcher . In 1982 , Carol was sent by her mother as an emissary to Pinochet .They became lovers and David was born in London 9 months later . At the christening , Saddam Hussein and Suharto were god fathers . every dictator alive at the time was there , and Britain gave them guns as souveniers . Not pistols mind , nuclear weapons and sarin gas .
    Then they sat down to a meal of downtrodden poor people spiced with garlic .
    After a ceremonial burning of an argentine flag in the middle of a pentagram , they all retired to watch re-runs of the footage of Major Bill Dawson saying ” 'I can confirm that white flags are flying over Stanley, the Argentines have surrendered - Bloody marvellous'.
    The islands are actually going to be renamed the Islas Pinochet , in recognition of his help in 1982 .

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 08:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    I sometimes wonder how many consider her having been a real “Iron Lady”. In many aspects, I fould her attitude regarding the Falklands very soft. Especially the situation, whereas she was confronted in an intverview with the sinking of the Belgrano and being “blamed” playing outside of the rules while sinking the ship outside the war zone. I consider this argument utterly ridiculous (and I think most thinking and rational people do), and she could have easily applied irony in that case, but she didn't. She always maintaned respect in that way, something which her enemies inside and outside the country can't be honoured with.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Raul : Quote “ Further proof that Margaret Thatcher was an accomplice of state terrorism in Chile and Argentina ”.
    We say : What proof ?
    “Everyone knows this, especially in the circles of human rights organizations ”.
    We say : You mean the circles of argentinian malvinista conspiracy theorists and cyber warriors .
    “ No wonder then that Margaret Thatcher was a mass murderer and criminal ”.
    We say : name one mass murder for which she was responsible ?
    “As part of the Falklands War she committed war crimes by sending torpedo the cruiser General Belgrano, which was outside the area and also exclución returning to the mainland ”.
    We say : The argentine navy were warned that they could be attacked anywhere . If you start a war , you have to accept the consequences . The navy readily accepted this , including captain Bonzo .
    Anyway , aren't you always telling us the navy were all repressors and torturers ?
    The Montoneros and ERP guerrillas ( sorry, “ jovenes idealistas ” ) had no conscience about killing conscripts , so why the crocodile tears ?
    Between 1972-78 over 50 were killed were engagements all over the country , many killed by people who are now in your government .
    The montos and ERP killed thousands in the 70's ...Aren't they mass murderers ?

    Apr 13th, 2013 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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