From: Hungary, EU
You chose to ignore Terminus behavior and decry certain other people's behavior. THAT is the point. You want to be taken seriously, you better decry the behavior of EVERYONE that violates what ever decorum you feel is appropriate, otherwise you are being partisan and prejudicial.
He did not behave properly but he was not the first doing it. After someone breaks the nightpot in a busy room one should not be surprised to see **** flying all over the place.
I have not seen any from your side trying to calm down Puppy, Rune or Sven. Why should I try to calm T?
And you have completely IGNORED Sven's point. Where you here on this board on 9/11 2001? Or shortly there after? Sven's point is that a whole host of European posters went on and on about how we CAUSED the attack, it was our fault and we deserved what happened. Some were down right gleeful that it happened and insisted not only did we have it coming to us, but they hoped it happened again.
As often stated by others I was not here at that time. I dont think that there were so much in numbers -if so they were probably french-, but probably their behaviour had the same effect on you as Puppy's has on me. Whenever I say americans, immediately that aggressive moron comes to my mind.
If they did what you say they did, there is no excuse for them. No excuse but probably there is an explanation. After suffering two world wars, mass extermination of people (not only jews but gypsies or other ethnicities both by germans and russians) mass killing of innocents is NOT unknown in european history. In the EU almost every citizen had lost one or more family members, and everyone has stories how his/her family suffered during and after WWII. This made most of their hearts lot harder. You were lucky to avoid it until 9/11. Because of that I know how you probably felt and feel. The world will never be the same again. I say again most of them DID NOT EVEN understand the size of your shock because
1. only morons behave like what you described in such tragedy
2. unlike you it was not a new experience to them.
Follow this by the lies and backstabbing done by France and Belguim leading up to the Invasion of Iraq. Continue with the idiotic claim that the US acted alone in said Invasion. Add to that the whining, carping and bitching of Europeans about the US while we act to save your asses and you have a person that is feed up with the stupidity of a group of people that have repeatedly let it be known the US is worse than terrorists that murder innocents.
While I dont agree with you about the the necessity of the invasion of Iraq (Afganistan is a different story), I really appreciate your efforts -I sadly admit- unlike most europeans. On the other hand Bush jr's administration (NOT THE ENTIRE US) had some actions which SHOULD be eligible for critism since noone is without errors (except the One). There are people -like me e.g.- who do not criicize to hurt, but to build. Why arent these accepted? I have never talked about your country in a style which Puppy, Sven, or rRune usually allows him/herself.
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