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She Warned Us

Anonymous19095 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 9:51 AM
You folks need to read more about the Civil War. It was an intensely bloody conflict. The year the war ended, the largest budget item in Mississippi was for prosthetic legs and arms. Each side truly believed in what they are fighting for and that makes for bitter fighting. Sure, by European standards it was short, but unlike some of the European wars, it was constant. The Civil War was also the first modern conflict in many ways and at the end devolved into trench warfare that was seen also in WWI. It became different and bloodier because of this.

One of many things left out of the film "The Iron Lady" was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's warnings on the effects a single currency would have on the economies of European nations. Thatcher's premonitions place her among the great political prophets of all time.

On the single currency, Peter Oborne, a columnist for the London Daily Telegraph, writes, "Mrs. Thatcher foresaw with painful clarity the devastation it was bound to cause. Her autobiography records how she warned John Major, her euro-friendly chancellor of the exchequer, that the single currency could not accommodate both industrial powerhouses such as Germany and smaller countries...