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Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Arthur James Balfour
Originally posted by Count Chocula
reply to post by Man1fesT
German is spoken by 500,000 Argentinians.
It would have been ironic if they made you learn that too, seeing how the USA prevented that very thing happening in two other wars.
By the time the Americans entered 'the great war' (nothing really 'great' about it) the German's were exhausted anyway, as for the second round, The American's were upset that the German army was not paying top price for the Ford trucks being produced in the plant just outside Paris, strange how it never got bombed.
Originally posted by Count Chocula
reply to post by douggie60
Wrong. A well kept secret is that the United States threatened Argentina with a full scale military intervention if they didn't allow the Brits to "win" back the Falklands. Up to that point Argentina was kicking the brits butts all over the place, sinking ships, etc. If it wasn't for USA bailing you Brits out once again, the UK would probably be speaking Argentinian right now.
Originally posted by douggie60
Yeah good on you Isreal. And I read along time back that the US used their spy satellites to give information to the Argentinians, about BRITISH ship positions.?? Makes you wonder Huh!!!.
During the Falklands war in 1982, 100 AIM-9L missiles were supplied to the RAF and RNavy, since none of the European-produced Lima models had actually reached British forces. Used by RN Sea Hariers and RAF Harriers (deployed on board RN ships), the missiles scored 17 known kills and 2 assists against Argentinian aircraft.
Originally posted by Count Chocula Wrong. A well kept secret is that the United States threatened Argentina with a full scale military intervention if they didn't allow the Brits to "win" back the Falklands. Up to that point Argentina was kicking the brits butts all over the place, sinking ships, etc. If it wasn't for USA bailing you Brits out once again, the UK would probably be speaking Argentinian right now.
Originally posted by SprocketUK
perhaps, if we had lost the war, that 8itch, Thatcher would have lost the election and wouldn't have been able to do so much damage to our country...
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by SLAYER69
Yes the US did aid the UK with intelligence etc during the conflict but it was quite reluctant to do so and would much preferred to stay completely neutral. Their hand was forced when Thatcher threatened to use tactical nuclear weapons on Argentinian home soil.
Our staunch allies Canada, Australia and New Zealand offered immediate assisitance.
Their friendship is highlly regarded and will never be forgotten.
And we expect nothing less of The French who we have essentially been at odds with for about a thousand years!
Contrary to what some may believe I think the US will always eventually side with the UK; there are strong ties that bind.
Oh, and as for the suggestion that Argentina was beating the UK, don't be so stupid!
We travelled 8000miles in open view with ill equipped, but highly trained and motivated servicemen, and still beat them swiftly and convincingly.
Remember, those two were as thick as thieves
Interviews conducted by the author of the book, the Argentine journalist Hernan Dobry, reveal that Begin saw the deals as a form of revenge for the hanging of a personal friend, Dov Gruner, by the British Mandatory Authorities in Palestine in 1947
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Do you have a source for this "Nuke" angle? Also Reagan had a political balancing act to do with the Democrats regarding the Monroe Doctrine. But in the end supporting another NATO Allie trumped the Doctrine in that case.
I hope you're not directing this at me?