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User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

BREAKING NEWS from CNN.com

-- Four U.N. employees killed in airstrike east of Kabul, Afghanistan, CNN has learned.


That's all CNN knows as of now...


-tsully


I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13737 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

 Sad  Sad  Sad Grrrrr


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Oops.

Better get used to it guys. War is hell.

Charles


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29782 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Hey guys...

It's a war....What do you expect?



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

I am supposed to be saddened by this??? To me, the UN is as great a threat to our country as bin Laden is.

User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Come on Twotterwrench.......
The UN is supporting the US in this. If they can solve this together, I see that as a big step in the right direction.

Also....
how long was it since you asked someone to "pick up the soap from the shower floor?"



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

What are you on Twotter? The UN is a higher authority than the US - without it you would be f*cked. Have a little compassion and keep your redneck tendencies to yourself.  Angry


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

One show of support does not make up for 40 years of abuse. Americans are being stripped of their property rights through the man and the biosphere project and the national rivers heritage act. One weak pathetic article 5 that has no true might behind does not make up for what they have done to our country so far. Nothing they can do will make up for it, unless they leave our country forever. Then I will forgive.

What is your deal with the homo references? Just about anyone in here will tell you I am happily married (to a woman) with 3 beautiful kids.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29782 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

I belive that is the point Ryanb741. The UN should not be a higher authority then the US.

End of story.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 3337 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

The US does make use of the UN.


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

The UN has no authority in the US whatsoever. In fact, they technically have no authority anywhere. It is an arbitrary and advisory group with no enforcement powers by it's own charter. Any "authority" granted to the UN by "executive order" is unconstitutional and therefore not of any consequence to the US. You need to go back to civics class, ryan.

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

Well, actually, the UN should be higher than the US. It is short-sighted to have a government over X people as highest authority in their world. Therefore, a supra-governmental body, which is made up of representatives of (preferably) all governments is a good idea. It covers more people in the world and its purpose is to ensure some form of peacefulness, and prevent atrocities. It's just the efficiency of that body that still needs work done. The League of nations failed because it was too weak. The UN urgently needs an upgrade in power, too.... and maybe the veto right should be abolished.

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

That is exactly the point, ikarus. To sacrafic power to the UN is to sacrafice your nations sovreignty. I am not willing to do this, especially since we Americans have it so much better than most of the rest of the world. What in the hell would be our motivation to lower ourselves to that level? We do fine as a nation unto ourselves and this whole New World Order thing is a bunch of shit. You guys can have your UN. I don't need it.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

So let me get this straight. The US wants the whole world to join a coalition with it but it doesn't want to yield any authority to other organisations. Smacks of imperialism to me, and guarantees that some Americans haven't learned from the last month. The US is not bigger than the rest of the World. If the US and Israel had followed UN directives in the middle east then maybe 6000 of your compatriots wouldn't be ashes at the moment.


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Ikarus,

While I am not against the concept of the UN as such, I am very opposed to the way it is run, and am opposed to giving the UN any more power than what it actually has.

Most importantly, it is not a democratic, or even representational system. The UN ambassadors are all political appointees, who blew the right people in their government to get a nice cushy job with little responsibility, pay no taxes, get to live in Geneva or New York, with all expenses paid, servants etc. The UN budget goes mostly to these guy's expense accounts, not to people around the world who need it.

FACT: In an official study done a few years ago, which got leaked to the press, over 97% of the World Health Organization's budget is spent right here in Geneva. Only 3% gets spent supplying things like vaccinations and such programs in needy countries, which supposedly is the reason for the WHO's existance. A friend of mine who has worked for some 12 years for the WHO says that nothing has changed.

The UN is a gigantic pork-barrel project existing to provide bureaucrats nice cushy jobs. It needs to made accountable, and the representatives should be elected by the peoples they are supposed to represent.

Charles


User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Twotterwrench!
Just tryed to joke with you a little. Just as you joke with me. I believe you when you say that you are married.



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

No prob, sudden.. just making sure it all stays friendly...I can certainly take a joke as long as I get it... Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineAvion757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

Twotterwrench - I am disgusted. Four people are dead and you show that arragance. You make me angry. Frankly if you convey the average American 36 - 45 then I would take the protestors in Quetta's advice:

THINK why you are hated all over the world.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

Twattywretch-Bad times can also come upon America, so dont be so smug, good times need not last forever sas you may know if you have studied history Smile


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

If the US and Israel had followed UN directives in the middle east then maybe 6000 of your compatriots wouldn't be ashes at the moment.


That was low...I just read that and kind of got this sick feeling in my stomach. One, do not blame the United States for what happened, and two, do not try to lessen what happened in NY by just stating what is so "obviously true" so matter-of-factly. I don't care what your point behind that comment was, I personally was upset by it.



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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Tbar220 - I am really sorry for the way those words came out - I didn't mean it to cause offence and I apologise unreservedly for that. I will try and curb my temper. I was just really angry at Twotter's assertion that the UN deaths counted for nothing.

Once again, sorry to anybody who I offended. I promise I didn't mean it to come out like that.



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

I sympathize for the loss...hey but war is war.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Twotter.

Please can you do us all a favour and have a vasectomy.

Thanks



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineThe747Man From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

It's war.

User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

Hey guys,

I just posted this topic as it was breaking news at the time.

I know death occurs as a result of war, and no, I wasn't expecting you to be surprised or anything. I wasn't seeking to get a response at all. I was merely presenting the news.

And for the record, I am not a fan of the UN, either. I actually resent the organization, but that is beside the point.

Four UN workers died as a result of the attacks, and that is the way it goes with war.






I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
25 Ikarus : "...especially since we Americans have it so much better than most of the rest of the world. What in the hell would be our motivation to lower oursel
26 Post contains images Ryanb741 : Hey ryan, why don't you lick my ball sack you pinko commie coward... Mate, you'd have to find your balls first
27 Prebennorholm : Well guys, all this UN discussion is trivial. The UN is what its member countries put into it. Garbish in, garbish out, and visa versa. But those four
28 Twotterwrench : Gee, ikarus, america bashing makes one intelligent, but an american fighting back, even if he may use a derogatory term, means one should be banned? S
29 Ryanb741 : Those UN workers were Afghans, so that is why they didn't leave the country. Also, why should aid workers stop their devoted work. Those people are th
30 Post contains images Airmale : The U.N workers were actually Afghans who were working for an NGO under the U.N umbrella, four of them and all Muslims so you all can relax now
31 Prebennorholm : Thanks Ryanb741 and Airmale, for the info, I simply didn't know their nationality. The papers here are of course devoted to the Milan tragedy yesterda
32 EGGD : Guys, the point is 4 people who were in Afghanistan to help (i think) died, does it matter about the UN and the US, does this topic have anything to d
33 Post contains images Aloha 737-200 : 7,000 lives were lost in the attacks. Most were American, many were British, and one or two people from nearly every developed country in the world di
34 Ikarus : America bashing is intelligent? I don't think so. As a matter of fact, I'm rather pro-American usually - it is only when Americans express nationalism
35 Carmy : Everyone seems to be going over the rhetoric again and again. Just like CNN and the rest of the american media, no one seems to be interested in WHY t
36 Cfalk : Oh, stop it about Iraq. The UN mandated the liberation of Kuwait, but did not have the foresight to allow the coalition to go after Saddam. The U.S. w
37 Docpepz : Carmy was not blaming the US for his problems. He was just stating a point of view. Anyway The US is at liberty to help who they want, where and when.
38 Carmy : The UN is responsible for the suffering of the Iraqi people? That's something very new. Do you remember that the US and GB are the only two members of
39 Ikarus : Carmy, with all due respect, but you seem to be ill-informed on many counts. The Soviet Union did not collapse because people saw what a flawed regime
40 Alpha 1 : Carmy, you're sure stupid. Why didn't we care as much before September 11th? Well, maybe that's because on September 11th, a group of people that are
41 Cfalk : The UN is responsible for the suffering of the Iraqi people? That's something very new. Do you remember that the US and GB are the only two members of
42 Prebennorholm : The suffering in Iraq can of course only be blamed on Iraq itself. Iraq has to obey to the very clever decision, that UN controllers shall check out t
43 Docpepz : When something like this happens, people on all sides fail to be rational. Anyway, it's impossible for any country who has gone through what America h
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