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Craig Responds To Ecojon’s Comments on the Belgrano

Ecojon’s comments are indented, with Craig’s comments thereon beneath.

“There is nothing in any of these statements that I would wish to retract and I have no intention of going through Craig’s point by point defence of the sinking of the Belgrano as my Guest Post was aimed mainly at the effect Thatcher’s warped economic vision had inflicted on UK mining communities.”

I must say I’m disappointed that someone who has made many reasonable factual posts about Sevco over the past year is unwilling to consider the facts on this matter.

“I will, however, make some general comments in a broader context of the Falklands War although I am all too well aware of the skilled dissembling that the MOD is capable of in keeping its secrets and the myths that were hurriedly spun by them and senior politicians over the Belgrano which – and I clearly stated this – ‘presented no immediate dangers’ to British forces. No matter Craig’s defence of the UK myths that was the actual position at the time the almost 50 year old cruiser was sunk.”

Then you are clearly wrong. Any Argentine warship in the South Atlantic posed a serious threat to the British task force. In addition to her own capability, her very position restricted Woodward’s room for manoeuvre. Continue reading

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Guest Post – Craig Scotches Some Falklands War Myths

One of my readers, Craig, contributed this piece as a comment in response to some of Ecojon’s comments about the deceased Baroness Thatcher.

I thought it worthy of being a “guest post”.

Thank you Craig – the stage is yours.

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@ecojon

“anyone with a crumb of intelligence knows that this could have been dealt with through diplomacy but she needed a ‘good’ war to ensure electoral survival.”

No, anyone with a crumb of intelligence would’ve done their research and know that there was no hope of a diplomatic solution. Argentina wanted nothing less than complete sovereignty. For all our negotiations about “Lease-Back”, the Government still accepted that it had to have the consent of the Islanders. Neither side could compromise these positions, especially once Argentina invaded. Continue reading

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