Friday, September 11, 2009

Thatcher and GHW Bush: Globaloney, Indeed

Dreher found this.

Two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Margaret Thatcher told President Gorbachev that neither Britain nor Western Europe wanted the reunification of Germany and made clear that she wanted the Soviet leader to do what he could to stop it.

In an extraordinary frank meeting with Mr Gorbachev in Moscow in 1989 -- never before fully reported -- Mrs Thatcher said the destabilisation of Eastern Europe and the breakdown of the Warsaw Pact were also not in the West's interests. She noted the huge changes happening across Eastern Europe, but she insisted that the West would not push for its decommunisation. Nor would it do anything to risk the security of the Soviet Union.

Even 20 years later, her remarks are likely to cause uproar. They are all the more explosive as she admitted that what she said was quite different from the West's public pronouncements and official Nato communiqu├ęs. She told Mr Gorbachev that he should pay no attention to these.
"We do not want a united Germany," she said. "This would lead to a change to postwar borders, and we cannot allow that because such a development would undermine the stability of the whole international situation and could endanger our security.
--Times of London

Mrs. Thatcher also told the Soviet leader that President George H.W. Bush wanted her to tell him the same thing

Completely believable, given GHWBush's One-World bullshit inclinations.

Conspiracy? What conspiracy? Nothing to see here. Move along.

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