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Thread #132804   Message #3010715
Posted By: Backwoodsman
19-Oct-10 - 11:34 AM
Thread Name: BS: Margaret Thatcher's Birthday-13 Oct 1925
Subject: RE: BS: Margaret Thatcher's Birthday.
"However, sinking the Belgrano as a synical vote gathering exercise was nothing short of mass murder"

Clearly you're not someone who has been at sea in a combat scenario, or for that matter ever faced an enemy in a wartime situation at all. If you had, you'd never have made a statement as crass as that one.

The Belgrano posed a threat to the UK forces in the area and it was good military prudence to neutralise it. If you can suggest any kind of workable method of neutralising a heavily armed Battle-Cruiser without any risk or loss of life (on either side), I'm sure there's a group of extremely high-ranking officers at the Admiralty who would be very interested to hear from you.