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I Would Like To Thank The American People..

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posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 06:49 AM
Firstly the only thing I want to rant about is that old American arguement that "we saved your Limey asses in WW2"

You did not.. We entered the war in response to Germany invading Poland and our treaty with Poland.. Though we initially got our asses handed to us causing the epic withdrawl from Dunkirk.. We still held firm even opening and winning a new front in North Africa.. During this time America supplied both sides with money and resources.. A debt that the UK has not long paid off..

The Germans did try to invade Britain, but we stopped them in the epic Battle of Britain and virtually destroyed the Lutwaffe air superiority in the process.. Fortress Britain therefore remained intact without American intervention..

However, after a few years, when you decided to join in and help us push the Southern front from North Africa, then Scicily to Italy.. That is where Britain starts to owe its thanks with our American brothers in Arms.. The brutal struggle to capture Monte Casino cost both sides in heavy losses due to the superb German forces resillience and the terrible weather conditions.. However.. Together, alongside the superb free French broke through and took rome..

Then there is D-Day.. Again we fought side by side despite our political masters in-fighting and rescued the world from facism.. For this I also want to thank America for your steadfastness and sacrifice during the awful conditions of the Battle of the Bulge and the push to Berlin..

Also in the jungles of Burma and South Pacific where the brilliant USMC alongside British troops forced the final surrender of Japanese forces and got people like my uncle freed from the slave labour of the river Kwai..

So to the US vets who shared the same hardships and sacrifice.. I thank you

posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:02 AM
The UK is our friend and always will be. Enough with the bashing each other. Most of this country is of Euro decent. All of our Govts. suck. My dads uncle was killed on the beach at Normandy. I served 6 years in the army. I am pro gun. CT was a tragedy. Where were the people that knew this nutball was unstable?

posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:30 AM

Originally posted by 5pooky
The UK is our friend and always will be. Enough with the bashing each other. Most of this country is of Euro decent. All of our Govts. suck. My dads uncle was killed on the beach at Normandy. I served 6 years in the army. I am pro gun. CT was a tragedy. Where were the people that knew this nutball was unstable?

From an Englishmans perspective we see Americans as our own family.. Culturally younger more boistrous siblings hence why we roll our eyes at you sometimes.. But as family we love you too and when tradgedies like the CT massacre happen, we cant help but be emotionally involved because they are our children as much as yours.. It hurts us as much as you.. Thus the pain is very much shared..

But because our culture is more mature than yours, we see your addiction to guns as nothing more than a symptom of fear and paranoia... We do not want that for you.. I personally would like to see an America that is without fear of ones neighbours et al to the point you feel the need to be armed and see the effects of MSM brainwashing by the same people who push you to buy guns because of fear marketing to increase their profits..

In the mean time the unstable can easily get the means to destroy young kids.. OUR KIDS..

I am a career soldier myself.. I have served alongside my American family many times around the world for over x amount of years.. Have chewed the same dirt as you even completing Ranger courses in the US.. But as soldiers protecting life and country is our duty, arms therefore are necessary..

In the UK we gave up our guns because we grew up and realised that we must put away our childish fears and parania for the sake of us all.. Things have got better..

Keeping those guns is holding onto fear and the bs spread by people who just want your cash.. And feed you fear to that..

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posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:54 AM
I bet you if it were legal then UK citizens would be armed to the teeth also.

With the rampant chavs and violent hooligans - armed with knives to be sure - people would find no reason to not feel obligated to let one pop into the skull of some pimply daggy punk trying to take your wallet while flashing his flick knife in your face.

Or at least that is the reasoning. We can argue it till the cows come home, but faced with the common denominator human being, self preservation is a primary instinct.

I doubt there would be much the minority who feel morally disciplined to not use a weapon.

It's easy to take the moral high ground when you have no choice to feel otherwise and do so out of spite.

We have strict knife laws down here. Haven't had a stabbing in ages. A few glassings with bottles or pints in the city and surrounding suburbs known for their unsavory criminals and more recently a shooting or two..

We've had our guns removed from ordinary citizens.. I've had a gun pulled on me once. And we've now had shootings. The laws just do not work and serve simply to assume control while persecuting law abiding citizens and denying them at the least the right to protect themselves in their own premises.

But no stabbings.. I saw someone try to steal the bike off someone at a train station, the nyungar grabbed the bike and pushes him, and the guy pulls away saying "NO!!" when the guy swings an open stubby at his face to which it explodes on contact, smearing his entire face red as he staggers off the platform and falls onto the tracks. Luckily he got up and his bike still there, rode off as quick as possible.

But no stabbings..

Simply, the laws do not prevent attacks when the perpetrator has not intention of abiding the law.

Ironically,if the law actually worked and people who would otherwise commit a crime, decide that in their own moral interests they will not commit a crime, and therefore would obey this law, would not need the law in the first place to make them aware of this.

bah humbug I say...

posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 10:12 AM
reply to post by EvanB

Thanks for posting the kind rant. I'm American but I did nothing back in WWII because I wasn't around unless it was in another life. People post gratitude and thanks all the time for what others did. I'm just glad the free and the brave won the wars in times past. I'm not attempting to reference just one specific country with that comment but those who fought all over the world.

posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 10:42 AM
reply to post by winofiend

No moral high ground from me bro... The law failed because of too many guns and idiots...

A country where tolerence and virtue are favoured does not not succeed if the previous has a gazzillion guns and ammo circulaiting the system..

I find it interesting that even though the commies were fought at every length and sacrifice, their weapons survived and am even a status symbol in a land that not only accepts them but gives you ammo. In the meantime kids die..

Do you not see something wrong yet?

posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 12:29 PM
You're exactly right . I often thank God that the British had enough backbone to stand up to Hitler . Because I'm not sure if WE would have had the backbone had it not been for that conveniently located land mass called England only a few miles off Europe from which to mount an invasion . I'd like to think we would have , but any other way would been very much harder .

So I would like to thank the Brits for doing what it seems to me they do best , standing up for what's right even when it's so hard it seems like it can't be done .

Come to think of it a shout out to the french resistance is in order . We'll never be sure how much they did but I know it was a lot .

posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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