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Russian SAS targeted Margaret Thatcher


Posted on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 | Comment icon 17 comments | News tip by: Persia


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The former British Prime Minister was the target of an assassination plot during the Cold War.

Soviet special forces were tasked with targeting Thatcher should hostilities ever break out between Britain and the Soviet Union. Details were revealed in a recently released National Archives document which described how the government had been tipped off to the plan by a Russian defector who had been smuggled in to Britain by MI6.

"Margaret Thatcher was the target of a Russian ­assassination plot at the height of the Cold War, secret documents have revealed."

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Comment icon #8 Posted by PeacefulAnarchy on 24 January, 2012, 16:21
Such a pity they were not successful . lol You got that right!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 25 January, 2012, 1:25
You cannot assassinate the IRON LADY!!!!!
Comment icon #10 Posted by smurf0852 on 11 March, 2012, 0:35
they should of killed the old bag before any war.the uk would be a far better place for it.
Comment icon #11 Posted by bouncer on 11 March, 2012, 1:35
they should of killed the old bag before any war.the uk would be a far better place for it. Nah never happen, we have the SAS... who set the standard and even train other countries special forces Bring em on is what I bet she said at the time... if she knew or even cared
Comment icon #12 Posted by hetrodoxly on 11 March, 2012, 10:44
They'd have had no chance, here's a little known fact Maggie was Chuck Norris's mom
Comment icon #13 Posted by Atentutankh-pasheri on 20 March, 2013, 14:32
Any assasination would have been carried out by GRU spetsnaz group, and only if assasination was by assault and not by using some traitor etc. This seperate from what people usually associate with spetsnaz, being normally Group A (Alpha) and B (Vympel), who were present Dubrovka Street theatre seige, Beslan etc. Spetsnaz just means special and has no bearing on type of force, size, expertise or anything. To carry out operations like SAS at Iran embassy, then probably an adhoc unit made from the best of Alpha, Vympel and others would be used. Beslan was Alpha and Vympel, and their casualties we... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by PersonFromPorlock on 20 March, 2013, 21:31
If two countries go to war isn't the targeting of their leaders assumed...? Nope. Killing the leaders is called 'decapitation' and it's disfavored because A, the people doing the disfavoring are the leaders and B, if you win the war, there's nobody left with the authority to tell the other side's forces to stop fighting.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Hilander on 21 March, 2013, 0:58
During the cold war I think every leader of any country that wasn't communist or kissing up to them was a target.
Comment icon #16 Posted by coolguy on 21 March, 2013, 3:46
Interesting,iam sure America had plans to knock off other world leaders
Comment icon #17 Posted by sarah snow on 22 March, 2013, 1:51
Thatcher would have eaten them for breakfast! From what I knew of her growing up, it would have indeed been nuts on toast!


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