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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #15 on: December 07, 2010, 08:27 AM »
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Agree with this entirely. Americas global dominance is waning and the new centres of power will by the EU, India and China.

The EU is now the largest economy in the world and is both the largest importer and the largest exported. Forgoing the "special relationship" for greater ties with Europe is definitely the right thing to do.

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No, I agree. I love Europe. Anything that allows me to get out of this craphole of a country more easily is cool. Just wish the EU wasn't such a money drain.
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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #16 on: December 07, 2010, 11:49 AM »
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The relationship is totally special. And it will most likely continue to be special.....probably not as special but who knows we shall see.

Anyone is the world should obviously want the US as an ally.... The US as an enemy is a scary thing to think of.

Yeah if they shoot our troops when we're on the same side, imagine what they'd be like as our enemy Rolling Eyes
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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #17 on: December 07, 2010, 04:23 PM »
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Yeah if they shoot our troops when we're on the same side, imagine what they'd be like as our enemy Rolling Eyes

What are you trying to say? I don't even know how to respond to that...thats nonsense.
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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #18 on: December 07, 2010, 04:35 PM »
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What are you trying to say? I don't even know how to respond to that...thats nonsense.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11935632

Nonsense yep, completely made up out of my imagination Smile

This statement isn't against Americans in general, or even the soldiers on the ground...I just don't trust the people in charge of the military Shrug
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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #19 on: December 07, 2010, 04:37 PM »
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I'm not saying you made it up. Friendly fire happens all the time my dear.

What I am saying...is that you generalizing (which is what you did) that Americans kill British troops is total nonsense and an insult to Americans.  Friendly fire happens on all sides.
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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #20 on: December 07, 2010, 04:42 PM »
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I'm not saying you made it up. Friendly fire happens all the time my dear.

What I am saying...is that you generalizing (which is what you did) that Americans kill British troops is total nonsense and an insult to Americans.  Friendly fire happens on all sides.

The American military just has a worse record for it I'm afraid Shrug

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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #21 on: December 07, 2010, 04:43 PM »
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The American military just has a worse record for it I'm afraid Shrug


Where is your evidence to back up that claim? I have not seen anything to suggest that.
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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #22 on: December 07, 2010, 04:46 PM »
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Where is your evidence to back up that claim? I have not seen anything to suggest that.

I've read something somewhere but cannot remember where for the life of me Think Sorry brains gone fuzzy with my new medication Frown Hazel not doing well today no
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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #23 on: December 07, 2010, 04:48 PM »
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I'm positive Americans have killed more British troops than the other way around in this war. Of course....but that is probably because America has many many more troops in combat than the UK. Many American on American casualties have also occured. I'd say it has to do with America having so many more troops in combat than anyone else.

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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #24 on: December 07, 2010, 05:54 PM »
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I'm positive Americans have killed more British troops than the other way around in this war. Of course....but that is probably because America has many many more troops in combat than the UK. Many American on American casualties have also occured. I'd say it has to do with America having so many more troops in combat than anyone else.


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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #25 on: December 08, 2010, 01:23 AM »
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Re: Are UK/US relations really so "special"? « Reply #26 on: December 08, 2010, 02:55 AM »
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The American military just has a worse record for it I'm afraid Shrug
I agree that friendly fire happens during conflicts - didn't the British shoot down one of their own planes during the 1st Iraq war?

I'd like to quote a light-hearted saying from WWII (and, no, I don't remember it !):  "When the Germans bomb, the British duck; when the British bomb the Germans duck; but when the Americans bomb everybody ducks!"

However, the recent killing of Linda Norgrove by the very people who were trying to save her, was extremely unfortunate from the US's point of view and does little to dispel the widely-held notion here that the Americans are somewhat trigger-happy.  You don't go chucking grenades into places where hostages are being held.
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