"Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert" as written by and Roger Waters....
"Oi, get your filthy hands off my desert!"
"What 'e say?"

Brezhnev took Afghanistan.
Begin took Beirut.
Galtieri took the Union Jack.
And Maggie, over lunch one day,
Took a cruiser with all hands.
Apparently, to make him give it back

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"Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert" as written by Roger Waters

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    General CommentDubya took Afganistan,
    and Olmert Took Beiruit...

    "Maggie over lunch one day took a cruiser, with all hands..." In 1982 the UK sunk The ARA General Belgrano, an Argentine cruiser, during the Falkland War, resulting in significant loss of life and no shortage of controversy. Waters suggests that the order to sink the cruiser was given by Thatcher like she was simply picking up a magazine from the local store on her lunch break. No deep thought to the act, just another thing on her to-do list .
    kds1978on July 27, 2006   Link

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