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Author:  wulfir [ Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Como Estais, Amigos

Quote:
In the documentary, which the BBC said last week it was considering re-screening as part of its 25th anniversary coverage, the re-enactment of Lawrence killing soldiers with a broken bayonet prompted widespread opprobrium. For Lawrence, it was a fuss over nothing. It was what soldiers did; they killed people. 'There are so many different levels of killing. You can shoot someone using a night sight from 60 yards and watch a guy fall over.

'It's not morally very hard to pull a trigger, but it is physically hard to get people to die, because usually they don't want to. The ultimate level is bayoneting, because there is a physical link between the two of you. The cleanliness of television goes out of the window. You don't stab them in the stomach, twist and withdraw.

'They grab on to the blade, it stabs them in the mouth, catches them everywhere', he said, his gaze wandering outside to the rolling hills of the Hampshire countryside.


https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/jan/14/falklands.world

Author:  abradley [ Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Como Estais, Amigos

wulfir wrote:
I assume your standpoint is that she was a great leader that did the right thing...
Yes.

Author:  wulfir [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Como Estais, Amigos

OK - because the below quote could maybe be read as if Thatcher was some sort of butcher that got troops killed "for no good reason":

abradley wrote:
The men who died on both sides for no good reason.

She was something else.


But I'm guessing you actually meant that the Argentinian invasion was unjustified, and the dead (esp. the British) - while tragic - were justified by the legitime and ballsy British response.

Author:  abradley [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Como Estais, Amigos

wulfir wrote:
But I'm guessing you actually meant that the Argentinian invasion was unjustified, and the dead (esp. the British) - while tragic - were justified by the legitime and ballsy British response.
Yes.

Thanks for clarifying.

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