Originally Posted by Siggav
What really bugs me about the whole "War on Terror" is that there is a model for living with extended and *real* terrorism. It's something the UK learnt to cope with during the IRA attacks.
Now they seem to have forgotten most of those lessons (and the USA never had them to begin with).
Also in many ways the IRA was more of a threat than the extremist muslim one now, since they actually blew stuff up all the time. Granted 9/11 was on another and bigger scale.
Yea, but most americans dont want to deal with pulling into a hotel or a parking lot to the mall with armed guards stopping you to look under your car and trunk like we had to do in indoensia, lot of this was new. to the gerenal public here. England had a long time to get used to the IRA. So far there have been several smaller attampts here,but they have failed.
i may be wrong, but i dont think the IRA was looking for wmd. As the recent bust in europe shows
or as video and documents showed looking for biological weapons.
if you look into it there goal is not just the the west out of the middle east.
there is some difference between the 2 groups.