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Stu M

US troops told to avoid going into London

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Point taken, but wasn't that more because they were easily identifiable and prone to being kidnapped? As far as I know, no embassies have told people to stay away from London, our own government declare it business as usual, but the risk to American UK-based personnel seems to be no more than it would your average commuter... and sends the wrong message when Joe Public is getting up and getting on with things.

 

Or maybe I'm just taking an overly sensitive view on it.. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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I hadn't even realised the Yanks were considering invading London ?

 

(Oh, the Irony !) <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/whistling.gif" alt="" />

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I think the reason is that they don't want drunk American servicemen getting in fights when drunk Britishmen start slurring "you got us into this bloody mess with that numb nut of a president". Or that could be just my view

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I'd sooner have an American as an ally, rather than any of that European riff-raff !

 

(Must make a note to teach the Yanks about which side is the enemy and which side are their friends !)

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Well I always thought that this section of the forum was an all-powerful tool for lobbying governments and changing world views so as a starter can we please do something about Hello! and magazines of their ilk?

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Is this typical of Yanks shooting their mouths off without having a clue about the situation?


Um.. not trying to start a riot here, but how could we possibly NOT have a clue what the situation was about? As I seem to remember, we went through a bit of the same situation ourselves a few years ago.

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(Must make a note to teach the Yanks about which side is the enemy and which side are their friends !)


Trust me, dear, we do.. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/tongue2.gif" alt="" />

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Hence, they give that sort of action strange titles, like,

 

"Collateral Damage", or, "Green on Green" !

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They are American expressions used to sanitize the action of killing their allies by mistake.

 

Surely, it would be far easier to say, "Killed by FRIENDLY fire...." ?

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