posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 04:52 PM
First off as a UK national living in the UK, i find it grossly offensive that our so called cousins from across the pond suddenly decide to brand
Britain as an enemy country. What next? Britain on the axis of evil? Get a grip USA !! It just goes to show how many Americans know nothing of what
goes on outside their own country as many of you don't visit other countries!! .
Right that's my angry rant over with, now let's apply some common sense please!. Britain has always been a multinational society. Since the
1800's we have had many foriegn immigrants comming into this country without any problems. Britain stood alone against the evils of the Nazi's until
1942 when America finally decided to take arms against the Nazis themselves. Yes, Britain had an Empire, but to be honest it is an excuse to blame all
of today's problems on an Empire that's been dead over 50-60 years ago ! The world is no longer coloured in pink !!.
What is happening in today's world is a result of the end of the Cold War. Since 1945 the World was in statis, locked in the grip of two
superpowers with enough nuclear missiles to blow the planet to bits. There was war by proxy waged by both USA/USSR ie Vietnam, Angola, Korea,
Cambodia, Cuba (in which we very nearly did nuke ourselves to hell). With the end of the Cold War we have seen the release of the iron grip and all
the old ethnic/religious tensions have now come to the boil.
As far as the UK is concerned, i personally think it was a mistake to not limit the amount of immigrants comming into the UK. No border controls in
the EU was a huge mistake. The strain on our country is evident with NHS at crisis point, higher council taxes etc etc. The overwhelming influx of
migrants has led to alot of resentment and tension and preferential treatment, particularly that of the Muslim community. This is something the people
of the UK needs to address.
However that does not make the UK an enemy state! The UK has troops in Iraq and Afganistan fighting the so called War on Terror, rightly or
wrongly. Let's not forget that groups in the UK funded the IRA for many years without realising what terrorism really meant. The UK had to endure
30 years of bombings. I grew up with it. Now after 9/11 you know what it is like to have terror. You should also look at your own country. What about
the Oaklahoma boming and Timothy McViee?. Then you have Waco. So before labelling other countries, particularly your allies as an enemy state, think!
Carry on the way you are and one day America will wake up and really will find it has no friends !.
Ok, that's my 2p's worth over, but you must appreicate that as a British person i was deeply offended by the comments that started this thread!