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Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by TheNetherlands
Thanks for your post and please understand that we are not out to offend. We understand EU is made up of individual countries.
It would just be too tedious to create a thread for every country that blames the US for the world problems.
Off topic, but isn't the EU trying to set up a permanent president? Would that make y'all one country under Blair?
Just curious not trying to be offensive.
Originally posted by TheNetherlands
What i would like to point out to you guys, becaue it irritates me to say the least, is that EUROPE IS NO NATION!!
It is a continent, not a nation!!
I always get the idea american people speak about us as if we are a nation. We are not.
If Spain for example attacks the USA then its not an attack by Europe. If England attacks the USA, France, Germany etc etc have nothing to do with it.
So if you talk about an attack on the USA by Europe you are so very wrong. Like i said, Europe is no nation, its a continent.
If Canada attacks England then its not an American attack on Europe. Then the USA has nothing to do with it, am i right? Because Noth Ameirca is a continent, not a nation.
So please dont treat us like one nation because we are not. If Germany attacks the USA then France and all the other countrys have nothing to do with it.
And im sorry but this is a topic that is very sensitive in the CONTINENT Europe, because they did try to make one nation out of all the european countrys under one flag, one president and one national anthem. And i dont like my country to become a state, and all the other people from other countrys also dont want that. We still have our pride! I wont pledge myself to a blue flag with some stars aligned in a circle and i wont put my hat of and place my hand on my heart when they play the English national anthem because thats what theyve chosen as the european national anthem. If you know what i mean.
So im sorry im so freaked out about it, but this is very sensitive over here. Its like they want to get the USA to become one country with all the Noth American nations. Do you guys want that? If they want to force you guys into forming one nation with all the others on your continent then you wouldnt like it either if we refer to you guys as North America instead of the United States of America.
Originally posted by benoni
Try asking the millions of people your country has slaughtered,in the last ten years,whether they would agree with you....I think not.
.......and you have the audacity to say "never mind the people who cant look past their own ignorances"......
You may also be ignorant of the fact that I mentioned Israel because your mighty country gives Israel over 2.5 billion dollars every year and has steadfastly stood by Israel, often alone, when the rest of the world stands in condemnation of Israels actions towards the region.
Surely a "blemish" against your countries name, at the least, and reason enough to have been brought up??
The Best Man at my wedding was an American.....No better friend could I have wished for...
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by benoni
benoni, would you be so kind as to list or provide references for your claim that the US has killed millions of people in the last ten years?
I'd sure appreciate that if you could help out.
Or, admit that it's a BS exaggeration.
Originally posted by plumranch
Europeans in general seem to be trying their hardest to forget their past.
Probably because there was violence, heartbreak, hatred and who knows what all bad blood involved with all the struggles you have gone through.
We don't have all that baggage. You can be Italian, Bulgarian, Russian, whatever and be proud of it, celebrate it, nobody cares. They have Norwegian celebrations, German celebrations.
I suspect most don't even know much about the country of origin. It's all just great fun.
Heck, you drive around over there and see pillboxes all over Europe. They're everywhere, leftover fortifications from some war back when. Ever seen a pillbox driving around in the Americas? You have to look long and hard!
Everyone over there has it out for somebody!