Those Getting Evacuated From Lebanon

#1
Whilst most are observing the traditional British values of waiting their turn, helping others and being grateful toward those sent to help them, is anybody really surprised about the amount of those on the TV bleating about the Government response…???

How many have appeared on TV so far lambasting the effort to recover them…?? You know the type,

“We’ve not been given any advice…”

“They are only taking us to Cyprus, how am I supposed to get home from there..?? Who is going to pay…??”

“It’s not good enough – I’m a British citizen, they should be looking after me…”

Most of these whinging twats are in the Middle East to make a ‘quick buck’ without paying tax on it, yet demand 5 star treatment at the drop of a hat. You don’t pay in..?? Don’t expect too much out will you..??

Rant over…….
 
#2
Sadly a "me me me" attitude if they dont like it they can make their own way home. How long before an enquiry into how unprepared HMG was and how poor the service. I suppose they will be complaining about the in flight meals or the quality of food from the galley.

Instead of bending over backwards for this sort why not just tell them the facts and tell them to wind their neck in. I heard someone complaing that their was no timetable for departure!!!!

W@nkers
 
#3
I am surprised at the amount of slagging they are doing.

Most Brit expats I know usually have an escape route planned when working in an unstable country.

And will have a 2nd passport or seamen's book.
 
#4
expat_71 said:
I am surprised at the amount of slagging they are doing.

Most Brit expats I know usually have an escape route planned when working in an unstable country.

And will have a 2nd passport or seamen's book.
I think the Mejjia are focusing on whingers, years ago it would have been Fred and Doris praising our Navy for getting them out and how lucky they were to be British and not some tin pot country who had to blag their citizens onto annother countries effort.
 
#5
Was it not the same before the first Gulf War when people ignored the warnings to leave Kuwait / Iraq and then demanded that the British Government pay themcompensation when they were used by saddam as human shileds.
 
#6
camman said:
Was it not the same before the first Gulf War when people ignored the warnings to leave Kuwait / Iraq and then demanded that the British Government pay themcompensation when they were used by saddam as human shileds.
Spot on camman....
 

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#7
Santa_Sunday said:
Whilst most are observing the traditional British values of waiting their turn, helping others and being grateful toward those sent to help them, is anybody really surprised about the amount of those on the TV bleating about the Government response…???

How many have appeared on TV so far lambasting the effort to recover them…?? You know the type,

“We’ve not been given any advice…”

“They are only taking us to Cyprus, how am I supposed to get home from there..?? Who is going to pay…??”

“It’s not good enough – I’m a British citizen, they should be looking after me…”

Most of these whinging **** are in the Middle East to make a ‘quick buck’ without paying tax on it, yet demand 5 star treatment at the drop of a hat. You don’t pay in..?? Don’t expect too much out will you..??

Rant over…….
Would some of these people be the same whinging, tax-dodging spongers who have been clearing anti-personnel mines, unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices in Lebanon for at least the last six years?

And what is it you do again?
 
#8
Possibley a moot point Diplomat, most of the people I've seen interviewed were visiting family or just tourists.

Quite what they expect to happen in a dodgy Middle East country is beyond me...
 

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#10
Warrior_Poet said:
It's a pity they hadn't spent their time getting rid of Katyusha Rockets instead then isn't it?
I am sure they will now the warry G3 types on each side have started to indescriminately chuck more ordnance around!
 
#11
The Lebanese Government allowed Hezbollah to train an equip with thousands of Syrian and Iranian missiles. Hezbollah are responsible for the carnage and Israels response.. If they don't like being burned... don't play with fire.
 

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#12
Warrior_Poet said:
The Lebanese Government allowed Hezbollah to train an equip with thousands of Syrian and Iranian missiles. Hezbollah are responsible for the carnage and Israels response.. If they don't like being burned... don't play with fire.
The UN have a mission in South Lebanon (UNAMIL?). They do not actively patrol Hez areas in case they upset them! An aggressive UN response using their Fijian BG could have nipped all this in the bud years ago!! One for further investigation I would suggest!
 
#13
I say we let Israel crack on, keep our mouths shut and maybe they will solve the Iranian and Syrian problem for us. Those B*stards are supplying the weapons that are killing our colleagues after all.

The thought of Tehran and Damascus reduced to radioactive rubble is not an unattractive one to me as a consequence.
 
#14
was'nt there a funny law suit about the last british airways flight into kuwait where a passenger claimed suddenly all this big blokes with huge rucsacs got on at the very last moment?
he was slightly pissed that the flight weant ahead and he ended up spending some time as a guest of saddam?
 
#15
diplomat said:
Santa_Sunday said:
Whilst most are observing the traditional British values of waiting their turn, helping others and being grateful toward those sent to help them, is anybody really surprised about the amount of those on the TV bleating about the Government response…???

How many have appeared on TV so far lambasting the effort to recover them…?? You know the type,

“We’ve not been given any advice…”

“They are only taking us to Cyprus, how am I supposed to get home from there..?? Who is going to pay…??”

“It’s not good enough – I’m a British citizen, they should be looking after me…”

Most of these whinging **** are in the Middle East to make a ‘quick buck’ without paying tax on it, yet demand 5 star treatment at the drop of a hat. You don’t pay in..?? Don’t expect too much out will you..??

Rant over…….
Would some of these people be the same whinging, tax-dodging spongers who have been clearing anti-personnel mines, unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices in Lebanon for at least the last six years?

And what is it you do again?
Yep - they had one on telly yesterday. He had brought his wife and kids out for a holiday, and now they were "abandoned" in a hotel room, the Attache hadn't been in touch, etc, etc. Let's be honest, he's on a good contract (he doesn't do it out of the goodness of his heart), but HE wasn't whining, his wife was.

Perhaps she doesn't know exactly how good his contract is?!
 
#16
diplomat said:
Santa_Sunday said:
Whilst most are observing the traditional British values of waiting their turn, helping others and being grateful toward those sent to help them, is anybody really surprised about the amount of those on the TV bleating about the Government response…???

How many have appeared on TV so far lambasting the effort to recover them…?? You know the type,

“We’ve not been given any advice…”

“They are only taking us to Cyprus, how am I supposed to get home from there..?? Who is going to pay…??”

“It’s not good enough – I’m a British citizen, they should be looking after me…”

Most of these whinging **** are in the Middle East to make a ‘quick buck’ without paying tax on it, yet demand 5 star treatment at the drop of a hat. You don’t pay in..?? Don’t expect too much out will you..??

Rant over…….
Would some of these people be the same whinging, tax-dodging spongers who have been clearing anti-personnel mines, unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices in Lebanon for at least the last six years?

And what is it you do again?
You stalking me :( ??? As answered on the 'Aircraft' thread
 
#17
That will teach them to read a quality daily newspaper and take an interest in current affairs. Though I guess the IDF bombing the runway was a bit cheeky.
 
#18
I just heard an evacuated 12 y.o. child on the radio. The interviewer, in a very 'worthy' voice asked what it had been like, to which the child said "It was exciting!" The interviewer's voice then became slightly censorious, "Exciting? But..."

Children never fully comprehend the seriousness of situations, my own father talks about the excitement of The Blitz, so I hope that his family and 'concerned professionals' don't try to turn this obviously adjusted child into a compensation case. :roll:

As for the whinging whining adults, I've been seething for several days about the complaints that "We've not been told anything about the plans for our evacuation!" Really? You were told to keep indoors and low-key, keep tuned into to English language media, keep in contact with the local diplomatic mission and sit tight till they had anything to impart. You'd have preferred that the F&CO told you to grab your bags, mooch on down to the beach and sit there à la Dunkirk till the ships arrived?
 
#19
DozyBint said:
I just heard an evacuated 12 y.o. child on the radio. The interviewer, in a very 'worthy' voice asked what it had been like, to which the child said "It was exciting!" The interviewer's voice then became slightly censorious, "Exciting? But..."

Children never fully comprehend the seriousness of situations, my own father talks about the excitement of The Blitz, so I hope that his family and 'concerned professionals' don't try to turn this obviously adjusted child into a compensation case. :roll:

As for the whinging whining adults, I've been seething for several days about the complaints that "We've not been told anything about the plans for our evacuation!" Really? You were told to keep indoors and low-key, keep tuned into to English language media, keep in contact with the local diplomatic mission and sit tight till they had anything to impart. You'd have preferred that the F&CO told you to grab your bags, mooch on down to the beach and sit there à la Dunkirk till the ships arrived?
Excellent post Dozy, I have said it before but its a total unrealistic attitude from whinging idiots. An american friend of mine had been in touch with her cousin who was complaining saying there was no schedule or timings for the evacuation!!!!! what do these people expect?

Someone needs to get a grip of them and not treat it as a "customer is always right" situation. The press certainly do not help either, a calm and controlled process does not interest editors.
 
#20
diplomat said:
Would some of these people be the same whinging, tax-dodging spongers who have been clearing anti-personnel mines, unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices in Lebanon for at least the last six years?

And what is it you do again?
If you were to get the hang of this thread and what is happening out there, no it is not those people you mention, but the families of those taking advantage of a situation for big bucks, no taxes, British Passport and get out of trouble free cards.
Most of who by the way have taken great advantage in the property market that was beginning to boom until recent events.

Much like the Balkans, want good quick bucks, deal in property there. Trouble happens again, "Help, I'm British save me!!"

I bet they weren't complaining before they got on the ships or a/c, I wonder why not!!
I'll tell you that if Sid here was at the departure point, the simple reply given would be, "Oh really, is that the way you think of the British Commision are handling the situation, you'd better wait here and discuss it further with us while we sort out the grateful ones!'

Just seen a woman wingeing on Sky that 'they' can precision bomb a target in Iraq at the drop of a hat, but take days to begin evacuating 10,000 people!!!
Like, Helloooo... Get Real!!
But I suppose it makes a good interview for Sky and she is probably a reporter herself anyway.

Spongers the lot of them.

And by the way diplomat, what do you do? Not brave enough to put it on your profile, but have the nerve to challenge someone else (Santa Sunday) on theirs.
 

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