Former Greens leader Bob Brown says he’ll remember Margaret Thatcher for the “massacre” of young Argentines aboard the General Belgrano during the Falklands War…
…The Argentine Navy light cruiser was controversially sunk by the Royal Navy in May 1982 with around 1000 sailors on board.
More than 300 were killed and 700 rescued.
“My greatest recollection of Margaret Thatcher is 900 young Argentinians going to the bottom of the ocean on the Belgrano as they were leaving the Falklands and going back to Argentina,” Dr Brown told reporters in Hobart on Tuesday.
“I will never forget that unnecessary massacre of those young people at the behest of Margaret Thatcher.
Dr Brown, who is now a director of environmental activist group Sea Shepherd Australia, acknowledged Lady Thatcher’s election three times by the British people.
“I respect democracy but I think there’s few bleaker moments that can be attributed to a democratically elected prime minister than that unnecessary slaughter,” he said.