The first sentence contains an error. The Argentines did not kill anyone in the initial invasion.
Mr. O'Sullivan is the author of "The President, the Pope and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World."
Al “I’m in charge now” Haig.
Haig’s general neutralist or pro-Argentine position (which was similar to Jeanne Kirkpatrick’s, by the way) is no great revelation, as it has been discussed in multiple histories of the Falklands war I have read that are many years old.
Not sure that I accept it but I can understand the underhanded politics of the US past and certainly now. I have little trust in the State Department (they do seem to have an agenda of their own these days).
Take their responses and combine it with today’s presidential politics and you have a very scary condition.
Not really sure if the US exists today! We have so many in all departments trying to undermine us. Is this the result of 50 years of cold war espionage or is this because of the undermining of the US internally?
I’d guess that it is an internal problem and seems to be continuing..
American hostility to British posessions in the New World goes back at least to the Monroe Doctrine. When NATO was set up, the treaty was worded carefully so that an attack upon the Falklands (and certain other colonial territories) would not trigger the US’s obligation to defend Great Britain.
Sounds like a needless war that should have been avoided.
Do the Brits still own the Falklands today?