...bizarre isn't it......the yanks hold a shed-load of people captive; bound, gagged, blind-folded without trial or legal assistance for over a year. The Brits (allegedly) give a few POWs an incy-wincy bit of rough handling and all hell breaks loose.
The media need to get a sense of perspective...and a fcukin life.......
Isn't that dependant on who is doing the defining? You've heard the saying that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, I'm sure. Are you saying then that the US wouldn't have kicked up a fuss if we had bound, gagged, and sensorally deprived the "good ol' boys of the IRA" (that it must be remembered many of your countrymen/voters bankrolled through NORAID and the same terrorists given legitimate status by your former President Clinton by inviting Adams to the White House), held them on one of the deserted Orkney Islands, and denied them the right to legal due process and stopped the International Red Cross from having access to them? The "Irish American" lobby would have been up in arms about that and you know it. So no, that isn't BS, it's a good point well made! It seems that when the US goes around exporting it's version of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" it conveniently bypasses anyone that would either put up a bit of a fight (N Korea, China) or where the administration would loose votes (N Irish Republican terrorists). I recall the sweeping generalisations of Pres. Bush about his war on terror and taking out the terrorists and their supporters. By that same logic then, perhaps we should have sent over a few Tornados and Cruise Missiles to take out Boston and Chicago, 2 of the cities which donated so much money to the same Irish Republican cause that has costs the lives of so many British Soldiers and policemen?Well I'm sure you understand the difference between terrorists and enemy combatants, well I would hope you do.
I was there the first time round, during Gulf War 1, remember, when you lot managed to kill more of our lot than the Iraqi's did?ORG When were you in the "Sand Pit" ? Just figured it was important since you seem to have witnessed all of our forces at work throughout the duration of the operation.
No, but thousands of your countrymen did and the US administration did nothing to stop it.I didn't support the IRA
So what's the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter?I can distinguish between enemy soldiers and terrorists
I'm sorry you feel that way, but if you have learned anything whilst you have been on this site it should be that a British Squaddie will always "call it like he sees it".Well I can see that this board has become an American bashing forum like so many others on the wagon.
Now if that means you will no longer be frequenting this site - then that is a shame - but you seem to be displaying the kind of attitude that has been highlighted by a few of the posters. Namely, that anyone who disagrees with the US should be ignored. If you feel so strongly that you or your country has been misrepresented then stand and fight your corner. If you are right and everyone else is wrong then it should be a piece of cake to convince everyone.Tis a shame I'll say.
Good Bye, and enjoy your circle jerk.