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Falklands' war Regan/Thatcher fake tape had CIA and MI6 in disarray for months

Friday, January 3rd 2014 - 05:56 UTC
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A fake tape of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher arguing over the Falklands War had the British secret services scrambling to identify the culprits, archive files released Friday showed. The tape, supposedly a telephone recording of then US president Reagan and the British prime minister, was anonymously sent to several Dutch newspapers during the 1983 UK general election. Read full article

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    “The video have been declassified after 30 years in the UK National Archives”
    About time.
    .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJh0m0E7Ozg

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 06:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    Oh the old canard about the sinking of the Belgrano, which, trying to prosecute a Fascist genocide against the harmless Falkland Islanders, met a fate which even the Argentine Navy Chief of Staff admittted it deserved.

    http://www.lanacion.com.ar/700676-cartas-de-lectores

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 07:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    No doubt this hoax will be part of tanshirt Axel Org's “careful” “research.” Extra bonus since it includes Thacher and the Malvanazi Goodship Lollipop in a single breath. After all the b**** brought it on herself. She should have “negotiated” with her people's rapist.

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    1 Mark Ass

    Power restored in your neighbourhood, I see.

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    4. Nah, Toby is on a 13 hr bus ride to the coast so somebody had to take-up the crazy.
    Peso is 13.25 in Uruguay!
    Lights/Water still off in BA and GBA neighborhoods
    K Thugs beating reporters
    K Thugs/Minions vacationing with convicted criminals
    Lovely place

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 02:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 How kind of us to wait 30 years to show what toe-rags you are. A useless argie tin can LEGALLY sunk. Warned that anything posing a risk to the Task Force would be attacked wherever it was. Admitted by the Belgrano captain and the argie Defense Ministry before it was taught to lie. What a shame that HMS Conqueror wasn't fast enough to catch and sink the rest of the fleeing argie “fleet”. Little thought. The ROYAL NAVY stayed on station despite its losses. It's called “courage”. A British attribute!

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    How very... crass.

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    5 Yankeeboy

    Stevie put in a lot of overtime this holiday, I suppose the rest of the 'Comical Ali' cadre of posters will be taking their turns now.

    It's amusing how they work out their holidays each Christmas, and BK fills in at the office to make sure everything is covered.

    Stevie was a bit 'overburdened' this year - I doubt he'll see a next year.

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rupertbrooks0

    7 Heisenbergcontext

    HaHaHa, Yeah, very good.

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    George Berger rehashed this Crass spoof in 2006 to sell his book.
    They thought they were doing good-anarchist-things at the time. Steve Ignorant probably still thinks he 'did right'.
    Even at the time it was all so terribly amateur.

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 08:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “R: Why was the Belgrano destroyed? You gave the orders to do it. The Argentines were leaving at the time.”

    It was a threat to the British task force-interesting that if it had been the US Navy they would have taken out all of the Argentine ships and hit the mainland.

    It was a good thing that Casper Weinberger was the one guy in that administration who saw the Argentines for what they were.

    Jan 05th, 2014 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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