->''"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"''
-->-- '''Music/PinkFloyd''', ''"Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert"''

->''"The Falklands thing was a fight [[WasItReallyWorthIt between two bald men over a comb.]]"''
-->--'''Creator/JorgeLuisBorges''', Argentinian writer

->''"Earthshock has the unfortunate distinction of airing two weeks before the Falklands War breaks out... its a soberingly problematic moment in British history. Thereís not really a way around the sense that the war was, if not wholly motivated by the fact that there would have to be an election soon, at least firmly conducted with one eye on the polls. The Argentinian side -- a fading military dictatorship in desperate need of [[PropagandaMachine a propaganda coup]] -- was certainly no better, but [[WarIsGlorious the sudden reversion to raw militaristic jingoism]] in the UK was genuinely chilling, doubly so because it worked so well in the 1983 general election. Similarly, those inclined to despise RupertMurdoch and ''The Sun'' have little evidence substantially better than the paperís war coverage and reflexive support of the Thatcher government.\\\
So to see ''Doctor Who'', two weeks before the war broke out, running a story in which even the Doctor ends up as [[TestosteronePoisoning an action hero]] wrestling a Cyberman and [[ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer rubbing gold into its chest plate]] before Nyssa guns it down and where the main supporting good guys are just {{space marines}} with [[{{BFG}} big guns]] is... dismaying."''
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/03/pathetic-bunch-of-tin-soldiers.html on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'' ([[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock}} "Earthshock"]])

->''"If you don't think [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher a woman]] can handle a war, ask the Argentinians."''
-->-- '''Creator/RobinWilliams''', ''Weapons of Self-Destruction''