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Originally posted by Niall197
There is, of course, one country geographically close to the UK with fierce anti-British feeling in some quarters. The Irish Republic. If they were compliant with USA wishes I could see that country being reinforced by the USA "for their own protection" before hostilities commence. With a large Atlantic coast, with harbours capable of accomodating incoming supply ships, good airports & infrastructure, Ireland could be a perfect staging post for an invasion of the British mainland...
...Hopefully (for the Americans at least) hostilities wouldn't commence before the reinforcement of Ireland had been completed. Of course the US would have to invade Northern Ireland to cover it's own rear. And jolly good luck to them in that endeavour - their reception on the Shankill Road in Belfast will make downtown Baghdad look like a cakewalk.
Originally posted by st3ve_o
i wonder who would win in a fight between batman and spiderman?
Originally posted by PaddyInf
Their approach seemed slightly heavy handed, but in essence the US is at the shallow end of a VERY steep learning curve in internal security operations. It took the UK forces over 30 years to get these skills down to the art that we did, and the US has had no where near this amount of time. None the less they are doing a fantastic job and their IS knowledge is increasing exponentially.
Originally posted by EuPHORiA
Since the Boston Tea Party, both sides have stood together, in an almost unseperable way.
Originally posted by PaddyInf
Truct me, taking the South of Ireland would be more trouble than it's worth. The irish army would probably roll over in a heart beat, but they would not be the problem.
Originally posted by altrock
I have to agree... I think we have already established RAF and Royal Navy are better trained, yet US Forces have number advantages
... so i think they would be able to get into mainland.. however like Paddy says.. then the army would not be their problem... I'm pretty sure english and irish are some of the toughest people in the world
.. we wouldnt go down without a fight it would be vietnam all over again...
I personally think civilians would become the problem.. i personally wouldnt hesitate to kill every single american i come across if they was invading.
Originally posted by danwild6
Captain America would own all.
Originally posted by dave420
I hope Britain and the US can get their governments back on track so when people from either country reflect on their unique relationship, it inspires both countries to live up to their potential. Right now they're two bullies ganging up on the small guy. One day, hopefully, they'll be two countries giving selflessly and righteously to everyone who needs help.
Wishful thinking, I know.