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U.K. & EU friends......hang in there!

By SOcRatEs ยท 35 replies
Aug 10, 2006
  1. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t want this thread to turn into a personal attack on anyone.

    If that happens, it`ll get closed very quickly.

    I merely responded to what AMDIsTheBest010 had to say and that`s it.

    Regards Howard :)
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Agreed Howard. That's probably my fault (even moderators can have slight lapses in judgement - we're only human!)

    I just wanted to point out how uncalled for the statements were, and the failings in the logic that brought them forward. I knew it would sound harsh, but I rather think it turned out to be harsher than even I was expecting.

    However, I just couldn't let it pass because the irony in the name of the thread ("U.K. & EU friends......hang in there!") really does paint an undeserved poor picture of some of our US friends, and is indeed very upsetting to many of us Brits.
  3. confused001

    confused001 TS Rookie Posts: 135

    Hey everyone, these attacks were directed at both the british, and the us, not just the US. Some people are just being parinoid against the british, because most of the terrorists were born, and rasied there.
    What we all are missing, is that terrorists have no 1 specific target. All that they do, is to try and create terror in whoever they hate the most.
    If the US did not have stepped up security, then the US might have terrorists that are trying to bomb britian. It just all depends on where the terrorists want to set up, and what area is better for them.

    Oh yah, the lines in the airports are shorter now, no worries. The only flights that are being delayed slightly, are the UK incoming flights.
  4. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    guys i never said that i dont like the british, i have no problem with ppl from other countries, and i do think british people are nice. What i have a problem with is some of the statements made by ppl from the UK. I what i said is true, i get tired of aother ppl from differetns areas of the world saying that after 9-11 americans are parnoid about everything. Just yesterday i was watching MSNBC news channel, and they said that here where i lve in Ohio about 2hours away in a city called marietta they areested 2 terrorists who were buying prepaid cell phones at stores and then sending them over to the middle east so that terrorist could use them in bombs. Im sorry for the comment that i left last night, but it just made me mad and i hope that you will all accept my apology. :)

  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No problem AMD.

    Apology accepted.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    Thank you very much Howard :)

  7. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    No problem AMD. Apology accepted :)

    (erm, I just said what howard did word for word. It was pure coincidence - honestly! lol)
  8. IBN

    IBN TS Guru Posts: 487

    Why did my post get deleted? Others have posted links and their posts are still there. Is that fair? It was relevent to the topic at hand too.
  9. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    In what way was it relevant to a US members words of solidarity to UK members? It wasn't.

    Furthermore, Techspot doesn't have political threads, especially for topics as contraversial as the one you were trying to start. It's as simple as that really. This thread really is an exception based on the content - it was never intended as political, even if it did go off in a bit of a tangent in that rough direction for a while.
  10. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    well i hope that you may be able to comprehend remarks like that can and will bring people to anger.
    at the age of 17yrs i was at sea wearing the blue of the RFA under the red rag in support of the RN. there i remained until i was mature enough to wear olive green, which i did for 10 years. i have a step son that has a medal given to him for his services in the RFA in dessert storm at just under 18 years old. i have two nephews that had multiple tours of NI and one in Bosnia.
    that's why i am not very tolerant of people demeaning my homeland or people.

    i want to say more, but it will not be nice. so out of British courtesy i shall refrain.
    with respect howard, please feel free to close this thread, but i do have the right to respond.
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Since this thread is going downhill fast, I`m going to close it before it turns nasty.

    I don`t know why this always seems to happen, but it does.

    Sorry guys.

    Thread closed.

    Regards Howard :)
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