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AIBU to worry that the USA will start to view us as exporters of terrorism, like Afghanistan, and consider dealing with us in the same way?

(12 Posts)
AdventureTed Mon 23-Sep-13 09:31:03

If we home-grow and export terrorists, why should we expect to be treated differently than any other countries suspected of doing the same?

geekgal Mon 23-Sep-13 09:35:29

Some of them are US-born, maybe they'll invade themselves soon!!

ReallyTired Mon 23-Sep-13 09:38:37

The UK doesn't harbour muslim/ IRA/ whatever group terrorists. A British Muslim commits an attrocity then the British police would do their upmost to find them and bring them to justice.

The only issue is that the UK can not extradice someone to certain death even if they are the most evil murderer to walk to the earth.

AdventureTed Mon 23-Sep-13 09:58:48

Pakistan says it does not harbour terrorists, but the USA has made hundreds of drone attacks on its soil since 2004.

Lots of innocent people have been killed.

bemybebe Mon 23-Sep-13 10:00:43

Bin Laden lived in Pakistan in relative luxury afair...

Dobbiesmum Mon 23-Sep-13 10:01:41

They won't because at least in part it would cause others to look a little too closely at past US involvement in Afghanistan and others. Their hands aren't exactly clean (and I know ours aren't either).

mrsjay Mon 23-Sep-13 10:02:06

A brittish terrorist isn't been harboured by britain they are influenced by others and they commit a terrorist act , many amercians are the same they are terrorists in america I think you are scared and a bit paranoid TBH the US is not going to authorise and air strike anytime soon

comingalongnicely Mon 23-Sep-13 10:17:31

I think you're over-thinking here TBH, I'm pretty sure the US won't start sending the drones over just yet.

People will start vanishing in the night long before they get to that stage...

DontPanicMrMannering Mon 23-Sep-13 12:33:29

We aren't a muslim country, we have no oil really, unsettling our peace won't destabilise a region that they would prefer to be unstable as it benefits their economy and we aren't a great staging post for missiles unlike Cyprus (ever wondered why it's only half muslim)....

So I think we are safe


twistyfeet Mon 23-Sep-13 12:44:00

What others said. Cynical me says if the US really wanted to crack down on 'terror', ie, people who cause terror by, say, mass shootings, they'd start with themselves....

creighton Mon 23-Sep-13 13:04:15

didn't the americans harbour ira terrorists for 30 years? did we send drones to attack them?

Sallykitten Mon 23-Sep-13 13:27:43

They're already treating us differently, our exporting of terrorism is what ended the visa waiver scheme and brought in the strict controls for Europeans entering the US.

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