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American solidarity or American cowardice ?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Nick_UK, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Nick_UK

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    Shortly after the London bombing, Bush announced America's solidarity with the UK.

    Today, all US servicemen are banned from going any closer to London than the M25 ring. What a bunch of hypocrites and cowards !

    And our defence minister John Reid was on Breakfast TV defending them. "They don't want to burden the emergency services in the event of another attack", he said. Yeah, right :thumbsdow

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4673987.stm
     
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    My Dad (a wiser soul than I) pointed out that there are quite a few people in London who blame UK involvement with US foreign policy in part for the bombings. I think it is quite sensible. I was disgusted yesterday when a random man in Sainsbury's started laying into our American graphics designer who is a rabid anglophile that this was all the US' fault. Whatever the accusations of double standards, I can see the point.
     
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    I wish the TV crews would keep away :mad: What is the point of every news program having cameras outside Kings Cross station all this long after the event ?
     
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    It would be a little harsh to condem all US soldiers for obeying orders. Perhaps the order is questionable though.
     
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    It would appear that the Americans are now 'reviewing' this decision.
     
  6. Nick_UK

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    I understand that, but the American people can hardly be "shoulder to shoulder" with the British people when their service personnel are forbidden to enter London, and their families are being "strongly advised" not to go there :rolleyes:
     
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    I think it was just a quick reaction they didn't think through. I don't think they meant to look 'selfish'.

    What's the point of avoiding London now ? The risks of other bombs exploding now are lesser than before as security will probably be increased everywhere.
    If terrorists wanted to blow some more buses, they'd wait until everything has calmed down and people don't think about it anymore, and by then, Americans will be walking London again.
     
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    Five homes in West Yorkshire have been searched by police investigating last week's London bombings. Anti-terror officers launched the raids in the Leeds area at about 0630 BST but so far have made no arrests.

    The move came as four more victims have been formally identified and Sir Ian Blair, Met Police Commissioner, warned another attack on London was "likely".


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4674463.stm

    Seems that the police don't agree with you !

    P.S. The ban has just been lifted
     
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    I didn't say the attacks were not likely. I said they would probably wait until things have cooled a bit.
     
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    Perhaps UK troops in Iraq, supporting the US army, should bemoved out of harm's way too.

    Government led cowardice. Didn't Bush mention something about defending our freedoms and not letting terrorists change our way of life?

    Maybe everyone should avoid New York in future, just in case :mad:

    "In this difficult hour, the people of Great Britain can know the American people stand with you" (just from a distance though)

    US president George W Bush

     
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    Every time George Bush opens his mouth it makes me feel sick. :mad:
     
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    genius

    i loved the bit about literacy. Almost started crying with laughter. :rotfl:
     
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    what do you want ...? F15 ´s circling over London ? or Marines stationed in Picadilly Circus ?

    More barking over reaction here.......there is no need for American forces to move into London .....they gave the same advice to their people as the Police gave to British last week, don't come into Londo on Friday if you can help it.......

    If there had been an RAF Base outside New York on 9.11 do you not think we would ask our people to avoid Manhatten also ?

    show some common sense for goodness sake !
     
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    The american forces were not 'moving into' London, from what I gather, rather a warning to all US Service personel to avoid London on both active duties and on leave. We Brits can sort ourselves out, thank you very much...
     

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