Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thatcher Threatened To Nuke Buenos Aires

A new book about the late French President Francois Mitterrand claims that during the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher demanded the targeting codes for Argentina's French built missiles, and threatened to drop a nuclear weapon on the capital city of Buenos Aires unless France acquiesced.

The book is entitled "Rendez-vous: The Psychoanalysis of Francois Mitterrand", and is written by Ali Magoudi, the former President's psychiatrist. According to Magoudi, Thatcher extorted Mitterrand several days after Argentina sunk the British destroyer HMS Sheffield in the South Atlantic using the Exocet "fire and forget" anti-ship missile.

According to the book, which is to be published in France on Friday, Mitterrand provided the secret codes, having no other choice in the matter. Mitterrand is quoted as saying:

"One cannot win against the insular syndrome of an unbridled Englishwoman. Provoke a nuclear war for a few islands inhabited by three sheep as hairy as they are freezing! But it's a good job I gave way. Otherwise, I assure you, the Lady's metallic finger would have hit the button."

Magoudi claims that Mitterrand got even with "The Iron Lady" later by arranging for the "chunnel", the tunnel under the English Channel, to be built, forever depriving England of its island fortress status.

Little wonder that the neo-cons revere Mrs. Thatcher so.


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