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Old 21 June 2006, 07:29   #21
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WHOA!!! Now there is a hot potato! Don't say that to anybody in the U.S. Marine corps, other any other branch of the U.S. military for that matter, a touchy subject for sure! A sure fire way to start a long debate being as both countries exhibit a lot of pride in their respective military histories/armed services, I would avoid discussion on this like the plague... Comments Cod?

I think I better keep quiet - still as you are asking.....

The major mistakes the Yanks make time and time again is to underestimate the enemy and to rely too heavily on equipment and technology.
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Old 21 June 2006, 08:11   #22
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The major mistakes the Yanks make time and time again is to underestimate the enemy
I think we have suffered from that as well, we dont seem to understand the culture and where these people are coming from. the times we live in i guess
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I think we have suffered from that as well, we dont seem to understand the culture and where these people are coming from. the times we live in i guess
This has ONLY happened since a certain Mr Blair came into power!!! We USED to get on great with the Arab countries.
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Codders,

You might want to ask them that, our support for Israel has at times made diplomacy challenging, and going back further we did actually have a good deal to do with the creation of Israel, post "Laurence od Arabia" middle east relations are complex to say the least.
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I will stand behind the US Coastguard anyday. They are extremely well trained. Did anyone watch what they did in Hurricane Katrina ? They saved literally hundreds of lives. However, please apreciate that that most Americans, acknowledge that Britain has historically, and still has, superior military, police and special forces compared to the rest of the world. Particularily Sir David Stirling's bunch.

So thank your lucky arse and be a little humble.
I have seen some video footage of the training they go through at Cape Disappointment, amazing!!
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Codders,

You might want to ask them that, our support for Israel has at times made diplomacy challenging, and going back further we did actually have a good deal to do with the creation of Israel, post "Laurence od Arabia" middle east relations are complex to say the least.

I lived all over the Middle East and most of my family worked there so I am speaking from experience.

Britain has tried in the past to distance itself a little from the whole Israel/Palestine problem unlike the americans who support them 100% wether they be right or wrong.

I USED to admire Israel a hell of a lot but lately they seem to be worse than the Arabs. Plenty of people in Israel feel the same so it's not just me!!!
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This getting a bit racist isn't it? Who's next on the list after the Yanks, Israelis and Arabs then?
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This getting a bit racist isn't it? Who's next on the list after the Yanks, Israelis and Arabs then?

No, Codders is talking about world governments not races. There's a difference.
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No, Codders is talking about world governments not races. There's a difference.
Yes a MASSIVE difference!!! Just becuase I hate what some leaders are doing to this world doesn't mean I hate the people in those countries!!!

If that was the case I would hate Britain the most because what I think of Blair is unprintable!!!

As I have said many times Britain is far closer to the Yanks than we will ever be to the Europeans - except Italy of course - they are great!!!
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As I have said many times Britain is far closer to the Yanks than we will ever be to the Europeans - except Italy of course - they are great!!! [/QUOTE]


I have to agree with you Cod, My personal belief is that there is a lot of British pounds and American dollars being made right now due to that close relationship... by a select few..
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