posted on May, 16 2003 @ 12:17 PM
Germchick - doubtful, yes the USA helped us out with the war but if we surrendered to the crouts like the gutless French did then you lot would
have been next, yes you helped us and probably won the war quicker than we would have done if you hadn't helped us out. But we were fighting that war
for years before you lot turned up. Posted by Britchick
Actually, England was fighting the war and loosing for years. The only reason that you managed to keep your head above water for so long was
because of favorable geography (the english channel) preventing a straightforward land invasion, and the fact that Germany was still getting things
squared away with the rest of Europe, and really didnt have time to bother with England at that point.
Once Germany had the rest of Europe tucked away and had the time and resources to devote to taking out a small island country, England had at most 90
days before completely capitulating to Germany.
Also, do not forget that the US was assisting in the war far before the US actually entered the war. Do you forget that at one point during the Battle
of Britain, England was down to less than 100 Spitfires and Typhoons, and less than 50 Lancaster bombers? It was a massive influx of AMERICAN made
P-51 Mustangs, P-38 Lightings, and B-17s that kept your country afloat for as long as it managed.
At one time, after the disaster of Dunkirk, England was so woefully underarmed with small arms that it begged for any and all weapons it could
acquire. Previously, when General Thompson tried to illicit interest in his M-1928 Thompson submachine gun (Tommy Gun), the British army sneered at
him, largely due to the "gangster" image it had gained in the US. After Dunkirk, the British army begged for every last Thompson that rolled off the
production lines of Auto Ordinance.
Things have not changed a great deal in the present.
The UK is still joined at the hip with the US in terms of economy and politics. Having cast thier lot with America, Blair et al understands the
dangers of having the EU Euro come to prominence, and is therefore quite willing to assist the US in whatever actions are neccessary to prevent the
expansion of the EU.