Monday, September 05, 2005

Fuck you for all the help, Britain, fuck you very much

I remember the British TV show Spitting Image taking the Americans to task for cancelling all their trips to Britain over fears of terrorism after the Brits let the Yanks use their airbases to attack Libya in the 80s. Seems some things never change. Regardless of what I think of their motives, the British were the first and foremost to stand by the States in Iraq, and no doubt will be the last by their side when it finally all comes crashing down. And what kind of thanks does this garner them when it really counts?...

You're on your own, Britain's victims told

Mark Townsend
Sunday September 4, 2005
The Observer

British families trapped in New Orleans last night claimed that US authorities had refused to evacuate them as Hurricane Katrina approached the city.

Although assistance was offered to US residents, British nationals were told they would have to fend for themselves. According to those who remain stranded in the stricken city, police had visited hotels and guest houses on the eve of the hurricane offering to evacuate Americans, but not Britons.

The order meant UK holidaymakers without cars were left helpless in the face of the hurricane. Some have been trapped in hotels and guest houses since the hurricane struck at 7am local time last Monday.

Read the rest here.

Must give the British a real warm, fuzzy feeling. Must really do your heart good to go to war and make a terrorist target of your country only to be treated like an expendible family pet when the waters rise. I guess we Canadians can't complain. All they're doing to us is screwing us over on beef and lumber.

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