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Old Jul 12th 2005, 1:42 am
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Thousands of US military personnel based in the UK have been banned from travelling to London in the wake of Thursday's bomb attacks.
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The US air force said the order had been made in the interests of the safety of its troops.
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Details of the travel ban, enforced on Friday, emerged as US President George W Bush said the US would "not retreat in the face of terrorists". He said: "In this difficult hour, the people of Great Britain can know the American people stand with you."

Unless there's a hint of danger.

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Thanks for your unswerving support in the face of adversity guys.

Obviously its not safe for military personel but ok for 12 million Londoners and tourists to go about their normal business.

Now this is a prime example of the difference in Brit and American attitudes to terrorism.

Its like...

Brit: "Oh a bomb. Never mind, I'll step over the rubble to get another round in, just so long as the bits dont get in me pint."

Yank: "Holy mother jesus christ what the F** was that??? Were all gonna die...shit man take cover"

No offence to our American members here but, come on.

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Brit: "Oh a bomb. Never mind, I'll step over the rubble to get another round in, just so long as the bits dont get in me pint."
Would send K but have to spread first...
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Would send K but have to spread first...
tried as well....
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They'll be singing the French national anthem next.
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I hate to say this, and I'll get flamed for it but IMO, it makes sense for them to ban their personnel from London.

The terrorist cell is still active and still a threat; but you couldn't tell commuters to avoid London and stop going to work.

I am surprised that this wasn't kept quiet though.
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I hate to say this, and I'll get flamed for it but IMO, it makes sense for them to ban their personnel from London.

The terrorist cell is still active and still a threat; but you couldn't tell commuters to avoid London and stop going to work.

I am surprised that this wasn't kept quiet though.

To a point. Perhaps banning them from walking around in full military regalia singing the star spangled banner (as we had to travel in civvies off camp back in the 80's due to the IRA).

The terrorist cells are active all over the world and they well know it. Cant see them banning their troops from nipping to downtown NY or DC.
 
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To a point. Perhaps banning them from walking around in full military regalia singing the star spangled banner (as we had to travel in civvies off camp back in the 80's due to the IRA).

The terrorist cells are active all over the world and they well know it. Cant see them banning their troops from nipping to downtown NY or DC.
Good point. I'm hoping the MOD haven't banned our troops from London.
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To a point. Perhaps banning them from walking around in full military regalia singing the star spangled banner (as we had to travel in civvies off camp back in the 80's due to the IRA).

The terrorist cells are active all over the world and they well know it. Cant see them banning their troops from nipping to downtown NY or DC.
I think I need to IM you young man.........
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Good point. I'm hoping the MOD haven't banned our troops from London.
from walking around in uniform.. that was 30 years ago
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To a point. Perhaps banning them from walking around in full military regalia singing the star spangled banner (as we had to travel in civvies off camp back in the 80's due to the IRA).
I grew up in London so had a very realistic view of terrorism. I was previously engaged to a US Navy pilot who was based at The Pentagon. It amazed me that he'd travel all round the city in uniform. I asked him about the security aspect at the time and he said it never crossed his mind. This was pre 9/11 but as far as I can tell, nothing's changed.
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from walking around in uniform.. that was 30 years ago
WTF??? They can't walk around in uniform?
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WTF??? They can't walk around in uniform?
Brits, no way!!!!
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