The true and not so true American allies?




 
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August 17th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 

Topic: The true and not so true American allies?


Hey, list off the friends the US has! And if they are true, or are slowly diverting away....
August 17th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Someone who's never run off on us is the Aussies.

August 17th, 2004  
cPFC/SAJROTC
 
The United Kingdom has been our ally for a long time
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August 17th, 2004  
BmrSooner451
 
UK
Australia
some of the former eastern bloc countries (cant remember them all)
Italy
Poland
Japan
S. Korea
Israel
Pakistan (at least the gov't and some of the pop)
Afghanistan (see above)
Canada (for the most part)
there are a few more, just can't think of them
August 17th, 2004  
1217
 
I feel left out....


The Netherlands
August 17th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
With all ou respect, Canada and and the Netherlands have both taken hostile positions to the US military's actions in Iraq, and thats not what allies do. One of our newer Allies, Romania, which has supported us in our war.
August 17th, 2004  
J.Hawk
 
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Originally Posted by GuyontheRight
With all ou respect, Canada and and the Netherlands have both taken hostile positions to the US military's actions in Iraq, and thats not what allies do. One of our newer Allies, Romania, which has supported us in our war.
I wouldn't say they took hostile positions, they simply did not support the whole Iraq thing. The level of opposition is nothing compared to what the US did to its allies, UK and France, in the '56 Suez affair. And Iraq is but one of many areas in which US and these countries interact. Everyone in NATO was on board when it came to Afghanistan, and they are all equally heavily engaged in various counterterrorist activities.
August 17th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Everyone in NATO was on board when it came to Afghanistan, and they are all equally heavily engaged in various counterterrorist activities.

Then why is the US still carrying the bulk of combat operations in Afghanistan? If Europe really wanted to help, they'd stop debated the issue and take some action, or there going to have another Madrid.
August 17th, 2004  
Doc.S
 
Europe is having domestic problems to take any decisions thanks to the EU membership. No country want to take a road map and show the rest were to go and it has its roots in the different domestic political situations you can find in every country in Europe.

Why not a big support because sweden for an example are built up on a minority government with the socialists, the Left Party and the Green Party that builds our government. That is a so called green and red mixture that all have in common no war and special not with or togheter with the USA. If they would do something like that our socialist party would loose its majority because the Left Party and then the Green Party would run away.

The right wing was for an active support on the war in Iraq and in Afghanistan but this Green Red mixture has effective stoped any such involvements. But to send troops down to africa is no problem for our government thats for sure. Half of our best armoured forces are down there and having a peace mission all in the name of the UN.

Sweden has become a haven for international terrorist and have been that for a while, because according to our laws we do not hand out persons to other states if they can be subjects for death penaltys or torture and another good reason is that in sweden we got all the technology that different terrorist or as it is called "sleeping cells" needs to do their transactions and other work in the dark as planing and so on, that is an known fact for any sweed that have any insight in the real reality of my own country. SMILE BIG SMILE!

"But if I see Usama Bin Ladin who should I contact? I would not be stupid to alert my own authorites that would be a great misstake for sure. US embassy is to risky with our intelligence on the other side of the line." Active role in the antiterrorist war can`t be swedens advertising slogan thats for sure. Sweden is probably one of EUs biggest turncoats in the whole union.

Cheers:
Doc.S

August 17th, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
I'd say the good ole Brits. We've been in our fights, but then we got over it, got s, and became good buddies!