posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 10:14 PM
reply to post by emsed1
Icelanders don't live in igloos... our women rock, though.
On a side note, I read in the news about a council held by some MP's in a northern region around here, the usual condemnation of British actions in
the matter of course were fired at mister Brown and Darling.
Furthermore, it was mentioned that it's apparently UK's turn to station jets here this December, a part of some NATO agreement or whatever. A
statement followed that since the UK cannot be viewed as a friendly nation anymore, them stationing jets here would be considered wholly inappropriate
and viewed as an insult.
I'd also like to answer an earlier poster here who drew the 70's Cod Wars kicking and screaming into this discussion: As usual Britain considered
themselves in full right in that matter, seeing how Icelanders are nasty barbarians who only want Britain ill. We fought to establish a 200 nautical
mile exclusion zone, enjoyed by all nations today, and rightly won the struggle against the intolerably pompous and arrogant UK.
Lastly, the Faroe Islands
lent us the equivalent of about 40 million Euroes just days ago. Now there's a better sign of goodhearted and
helpful spirit than I've seen from other so-called "allies" and "friends" I could mention. (In return Faroese students are being offered free
education at our university, according to a statement.)
We will find a way out of the current crisis, it's only a matter of resourcefulness and determination and trust in real
(Doesn't contribute much to the discussion on food shortage, but after reading through several thread pages on this forum, as an Icelander I
couldn't resist the need to respond with a glimpse of how matters are seen from our