posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 04:23 PM
...why don't you stick a big wall mart over here?
They don't have to...Wal-Mart owns ASDA! I never shop there now, in fact, I rarely ever use a supermarket, my money goes into the local community.
It's a little more expensive, but the quality is better, and the produce fresher.
Truth is, I don't think many Brits know about this law in America, and I'm sure that when they do come to know about it enmasse, they would argue
one simple fact, no law of America has any legal jurisdiction here in the UK. The outcry that would be raised if a British citizen was 'abducted'
off British streets and kidnapped to America, would most certainly end the so-called 'special' relationship in heart, if not in ally-ship.
Any British government that aquiesed to such action would soon be looking at its downfall, quickly followed by the sudden 'switch off' of the
Fylingdales listening centre...an extremely important facility to American intelligences. The switching off of this facility would paralyse the
intelligence gatherings so important to America, and indeed, its early warning missle detection systems.
America needs British involvement in much of its foreign policy strategies for credibility, that was Blair's role immediately after 9/11. Without
British involvement, Iraq would have been a totally different 'kettle of fish'...there would not have been a 'coalition' of forces. Politically,
Britain is a vast requirement. Some of our politicians may play ball to American bullying, but the British people certainly think differently. We are
so often derided and underestimated that the truth of when 'push' comes to 'shove', the British people are an immovable object, or an irresistable
force...whatever the tactic of America, it will meet up with one or the other. The current incumbent of Downing street, and his party are going to be
kicked out at the next general election, and I think we will see a return to Conservative values. Freedoms, rights and habeas corpus is very much a
part of the English way of life. We may not have a written constitution, but we do have centuries of a traditional way of life, that granted, has seen
some dilution through multicutural diversity, but also some enhancements from it too. Extraordinary rendition is obnoxious to our sensibilities, and
it should be so to American sensibilities, too.