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    Margaret Thatcher Receives Critical Eulogy From South Africa

    All over the world, that is, except for South Africa. Going against overwhelming mainstream sentiment, Thatcher refused to impose sanctions on South Africa's apartheid regime and went so far as to describe the African National Congress in 1987 as terrorists. "Anyone who thinks it is going to run the government in South Africa is living in cloud-cuckoo land," she said of the ANC at the time.

    The ANC might have ground its teeth raw producing its statement on her death. "Her passing signals the end of a generation of leaders that ruled during a very difficult period characterised by the dynamics of the Cold War," said ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu. "She was one of the strong leaders in Britain and Europe, to an extent that some of her policies dominate discourse in the public service structures of the world."

    "I've just sent a letter of congratulations," Jordan said. "I say good riddance. She was a staunch supporter of the apartheid regime. She was part of the right wing alliance with Ronald Reagan that led to a lot of avoidable deaths."
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    Hey if i lived under apartheid and she did little to nothing to help the South Africans situation i would probably feel the same way.


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    Re: Margaret Thatcher Receives Critical Eulogy From South Africa

    Why does the rest of the world have to remake South Africa, wasn't that SA's job? Look she advised them she didn't agree with apartheid, she thought it would be best to tell them as an ally rather than come at them as an enemy, and she did. The bit with the ANC - they were aligned with communist orgs, and given the times, her position was not without merit.

    I find it hilarious that the very same folks who scream like scalded children that we should stay out of the affars of Middle Eastern countries have no problem asking the world to interfere with nations in Africa. Rank hypocricy.

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    Re: Margaret Thatcher Receives Critical Eulogy From South Africa

    "I've just sent a letter of congratulations," Jordan said. "I say good riddance. She was a staunch supporter of the apartheid regime. She was part of the right wing alliance with Ronald Reagan that led to a lot of avoidable deaths."
    The truth hurts: at least it hurts the mindless supporters of Thatcherism and Reaganism.

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