So you can’t help but fail to notice that one time Conservative Prime Minister and vilified figure of hate Margaret Thatcher has died after a stroke.
I don’t quite know what’s worse. The endless vox pop’s of ill informed people who either loved or hated her, or the constant biographic pieces that are going on and on and on and on…..
From what the BBC, ITV, Times, Guardian, Telegraph and all the rest of them she;
- Invented soft scoop ice cream
- Brought down the Berlin wall – Something the intelligence community had ZERO prior knowledge of
- Won back the Falkland Islands – Single-handedly if you believe some of the BS that’s going about
- Destroyed all British manufacturing
- Never slept
- Caused the late 80′s boom
And so on and so forth. To be honest, I’m so fed up I can’t even be bothered to carry on.
But one thing I have noticed that is very conspicuous by it’s absence How come nobody is talking about General Augusto Pinochet. You know, that happy go lucky dictator of Chile who according to Thor Halvorssen, president of the Human Rights Foundation,
He shut down parliament, suffocated political life, banned trade unions, and made Chile his sultanate. His government disappeared 3,000 opponents, arrested 30,000 (torturing thousands of them) … Pinochet’s name will forever be linked to the Desaparecidos, the Caravan of Death, and the institutionalized torture that took place in the Villa Grimaldi complex.
Just the sort of chap that Thatcher should go out of her way to protect in the UK following Chile’s material aid the action in the Falklands. This was LONG after knowledge of the atrocities of Chile’s Junta Government were revealed to the wider public.
He was arrested in Britain under International Crimes and was placed under house arrest in October 1998. He initiating a judicial and public relations battle for freedom. The PR element being run by Thatcherite political operative Patrick Robertson.
But powerful people were behind the strings and in March 2000 was released on “medical grounds” by the Conservative Home Secretary Jack Straw without facing trial.
Straw had already previously overruled a House of Lords decision to extradite Pinochet.