Thursday, January 13, 2005


Mark Thatcher, scion of neoliberal stalwart Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher, is buying his way out of a likely death sentence for his role as a private sector terrorist in an attempted coup to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea.

According tothe BBC, Thatcher will pay a Pounds 265,000 fine and be set free. Ah to be the progeny of a Baroness. Thatcher also promised to cooperate with ongoing investigations of other former South African military officials turned mercenary.

Here's what Mark had to say of his travails:

"There is no price too high for me to pay to be reunited with my family and I am sure all of you who are husbands and fathers would agree with that."

No price is too high, not even the violent overthrow of governments uncooperative to multinational oil interests.


At 3:30 AM, Blogger subutane said...

Thank you, I thought I was the only person following this.

It's nice to know at least one other blogger out there is paying attention.


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