Thursday, December 07, 2006

When top people in the US government supported Britain's enemy, Galtieri.


Jeane Kirkpatrick was President Reagan's ambassador to the United Nations.

During the Falklands war of 1982 Jeane Kirkpatrick did not want the USA to support Britain.

She explained that "I thought a policy of neutrality in that war made sense from the point of view of US interests..."

There is reliable evidence that she had regular contacts with the Galtieri government to pass on details of her government's thinking.

Jeane Kirkpatrick

Only hours after the 1982 invasion of the Falklands Jean Kirkpatrick attended as guest of honour a reception at the Argentine Embassy in Washington.

Jeane Kirkpatrick - Comment - Times Online

"America poured military supplies and training into Argentina's small army in return for Argentina's sending troops to Honduras for our 'covert' war against Nicaragua and for promising help in a secret Reagan plan to blockade Cuba.

"Although America did not publicly suggest an invasion of the Falklands, many of Reagan's people openly encouraged Galtieri's military impulsiveness. U.N. ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick told startled British diplomats the night of Galtieri's invasion that it was 'not armed aggression' because Argentina already owned the islands.

"Similarly, Alexander Haig had so openly encouraged Argentina's military adventurousness that her Foreign Minister, Nicanor Costa Mendes, bluntly told Haig, 'If there's a war, it's all your fault.'

Chapter 6 pp 91 - 100 - REAGAN'S AMERICA


Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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