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Originally posted by jms88
You can bash the US all you like, but the fact of the matter is the US gives more aid and support then any other country in the world. If I'm not mistaken I think we helped to bail you guys out in WWII.
First we see a hurt defensive response and signs of a siege mentality because someone has disagreed with him.This followed by a claim that JMS feels must be true but in fact is hard to justify(right now the USA owes billions of dollars in unpaid contributions to the UN not only that but presently all Aid seems to be reliant on any countries passive response to American Foreign Policy demands rather than need.This is followed by an implied insult.JMS surely knows that WW2 started in Sept 1939 and also that theUnited Kingdom pays its debts unlike the USA.
That being said, the US is the main focus of these terrorists. How would you handle it? You don't think that profiling is a viable option? Maybe we should just say we are sorry and they will leave us alone. I got news for you buddy, there is nothing we can do to fight these scumbags other than to fight as dirty as they do.
Despite what JMS has been told,Terrorism is not the randam and illogical acts of insane religious zealots.All Terrorist causes have a foundation.I wrote in a post here months ago that Terrorism is like bacteria it is impossible to fight bacteria one by one but what you can do is deny the bacteria the enviroment to breed.JMS then asks how we would deal with it as though the British could have no idea what a concerted terrorist campaign against our homeland could be like.Has JMS forgotten that we had to deal with it for over 25 years since the late 1960's?Ours wasn't funded by misguided Saudi Arabians but instead by misguided Americans.How did we deal with it?Did we fight as dirty as the terrorists?Yes we tried but we found it recruited more terrorists.We found better success when we dealt with the causes of terrorism.
I have witnessed first hand the horror of that day. You have no idea what it was like to watch people fall or to see people with flesh hanging off of them from burning jet fuel. You are not qualified to speak on this matter because you have never witnessed it for yourself, I have.
If you continue to be blinded by hate it will take decades and the innocent deaths of hundreds of thousands,including Americans before you can walk safely in the world again.
I can tell you that profiling hurts a lot less than falling 90 stories and turning into a bag of bones on the street. You just might see things a different way if you were there that day.
Its easy to talk sh!t on the other side of the pond.