- Feb 5, 2005
- Reaction score
- The UK
- Political Leaning
- Very Liberal
A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" posted a claim of responsibility for the blasts, saying they were in retaliation for Britain's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Web statement, republished on the site of the German magazine Der Spiegel, could not be immediately confirmed.
Well I think Phoney Blair took us into that war of his own free will - although I will never understand why!slim said:not acts of aggresion but the British people are weary of their power and many believe that we were forced into a war.
of course thats what we'll say....I suppose youre probably not from the UK, most likely the US, because that isnt the reaction of the british people.Stherngntlmn said:My response, their public will probably end up sounding like "See what America did to us? Because of our involvement in Iraq under false-pretenses we've brought them to our soil, thanks GW!" . Where's Churchill when you need him?
janice said:Also, these explosions could be connected to the G8 summit currently underway to the North in Scotland.
.maybe a couple more people will wake up and realize the war on terror is real. hopefully everyone else is ok over there
Oh, but such an opportunity for passionate speeches, for encouraging blind patriotism, for further eroding the civil liberties of you voters!Billo_Really said:.
We know its real, the problem gets excacerbated when US and British governments start acting like this is more of an opportunity than a tradgedy!
Every country has to fight terrorism. You can't reason with terrorists who hate you so much that he would kill himself to try to hurt you. The coalition must continue and intensify the war on terror so that we can stop the terrorists before they strike in your town. This is war and there is no other possible way to combat this.From 9/11 to Madrid, to Russia, and now to London, how much more will it take to see that we can not keep fighting this hatred with war?
The UK had already announced plans for a major draw down of their troop levels in Iraq. So, no repeat there.Messerschmitt said:I hope that we don't see a repeat in England like we did in Spain. Where the people of Spain blamed Spain's involvement with the US for the train attack. England can stand strong and say that they won't yield to these attacks, and to take the fight to the terrorists!
True dat.Messerschmitt said:Every country has to fight terrorism. You can't reason with terrorists who hate you so much that he would kill himself to try to hurt you.
Part of that intensification must include reasoning with those who are not yet violent extremists. The struggle for hearts and minds is central to the GWoT.Messerschmitt said:The coalition must continue and intensify the war on terror so that we can stop the terrorists before they strike in your town. This is war and there is no other possible way to combat this.
If you can talk with them then thats good, but if they are already at the point where they are violent extremists then they will do anything to hurt people.Part of that intensification must include reasoning with those who are not yet violent extremists.