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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:16 PM
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So does the U.S. have to "shock and awe" Britain now?
Since all the evildoers they busted were citizens of Britain. :shrug:
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:18 PM
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1. Scotland
we always aim a country over.
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:24 PM
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9. The Republicans might prefer to aim at France.
Still one country over, just with the English Channel in between. You know, take out those cheese-eating surrender monkeys...
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:18 PM
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2. LOL!!
That is Bush's logic.

Of course, that would have meant that when the homeless guys were arrested for a "terrorist plot" earlier this summer, Washington would had to have bombed Florida.
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:24 PM
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3. A Line, Sir, With Less Force Than You Seem To Believe
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:24 PM by The Magistrate
The difference between a matter like this and, say, the Taliban hosting al Queda in Afghanistan, is that the English authorities actively hunt these people, and are reasonably effective at it. Therefore, there is no reason for anyone to urge or feel need for intervention from the outside: the state is doing its job. It is in a circumstance where such bodies operate freely, and state authorities clearly make no attempt to hamper their operations or arrest them, but rather turn a blind eye to them or even co-operate actively with them, in which another state will most definitely, and quite properly, take action with its own forces to remedy matters, should such action be within its power, and perceived as in its own best interests.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:32 PM
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4. On the other hand
If we wanted to extradite the individuals in question to the US for prosecution, our government would have to demonstrate to the UK government that we had a prima facie case against them (among other things). This is SOP for most extradition treaties.

If you recall, that was pretty much what the Taliban asked us to provide them with before they turned bin Laden over to us, as they offered to do up until the 11th hour before our invasion of Afghanistan. We refused to provide them with any such proof of a case against bin Laden, and simply dismissed the whole offer without pursuing it before we sent the bombers in.

If bin Laden had been hiding out in the UK, would we have provided the UK with proof that we had a case against him in order to obtain his extradition?
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:41 PM
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5. You're right
But I was using georgie's logic for attacking Iraq.
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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:06 PM
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6. I read once
might have been Gore Vidal or even a DU poster;

"GWB attacking Iraq because of 9/11 is like FDR attacking New Zealand after Pearl Harbor."

-85% Jimmy
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:30 PM
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10. I do believe, sir
that the reference was to the use of Saudi Arabian terrorists (certainly no friends to the House of Saud as a whole) as justification for invading Iraq, not Afghanistan...
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:16 PM
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7. We must bomb the crap out of England
Like Lebanon and PA they can't get a handle on their terraists.

The only difference is, with England, most of the world would probably rejoice.

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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:17 PM
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8. Ohhh, can we?
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:40 PM
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11. No, Israel has to shock N Awe Syria and Iran though...
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