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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5128 posts, RR: 34
Posted (7 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Quote:

Israel's cricket team is playing its remaining matches in Scotland under armed guard at an RAF base in Moray following protests.

The decision to move the tour to RAF Lossiemouth followed demonstrations by activists opposed to Israel's military action in Lebanon.

A match in Glasgow had to be abandoned last week amid security fears and another attracted dozens of protesters.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/5256108.stm

WHats going on in Scotland, why are we supporting Israel all of a sudden? First we let the US send bombs through Prestwick, now we are donating RAF cricket pitches to the Israeli cricket team!

Whats next, send them a few trident subs???  Yeah sure

PS: Dont discuss the Middle East conflict here, use the proper thread. Just discuss scotlands support...


That'll teach you
26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

It's something that has probably been organised for some time, and sport. So it really shouldn't be grouped in with the Lebanese action. Unless Scotland has severed diplomatic ties with Israel?

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineAvi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 940 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

I didn't know we have a cricket team.

What does a sport game have anything to do with supporting / not supporting Israel?



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User currently offlineTNNH From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

how is one supposed to defend Israel's relationship w/ Scotland without discussing the current crisis. Presumably you're only slighting Israel b/c of its recent behavior, not any kind of rejection of its existance ???

User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5684 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 1):
Unless Scotland has severed diplomatic ties with Israel?

Unless there is such thing as "Scottish diplomacy" to begin with.


User currently offlinePulkovokiwi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Is George Galloway in the Scottish team?

User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 4):
Scottish diplomacy

Good point, the words "Scottish" and "Diplomacy" don't actually go together do they? Big grin

However, back to my original point. It's a game, a sport, that has been planned well in advance of the current crisis, and as such should go ahead. Otherwise you are simply allowing politics to dictate sporting fixtures. And wether it goes ahead or not is totally irrelevant to the situation as it stands.

Perhaps instead of trying to ban it, disrupt it or otherwise interfere, the "protesters" should actually try talking to the sportsmen concerned and simply appraise them of their concerns. Otherwise imposing their will on the sport is simply another method of getting their own way and leaves the field wide open for interference in anything they disagree with.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
WHats going on in Scotland, why are we supporting Israel all of a sudden? First we let the US send bombs through Prestwick, now we are donating RAF cricket pitches to the Israeli cricket team!

Perhaps its nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the Scots sensing a rare victory in ANY sport Big grin



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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

I didn't even know Israel had a cricket team (and i lived there for 18 years)!!!!
 confused 


-Zaki


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5128 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 7):

Perhaps its nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the Scots sensing a rare victory in ANY sport

World elephant polo champions two years in a row.......
Kirin cup champions.....

What have you won recently??  Silly



That'll teach you
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 8):
I didn't even know Israel had a cricket team (and i lived there for 18 years)!!!!

It's probably made up of expat Britons. A bit like the baseball teams of any nation outside America.  stirthepot 



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 9):
World elephant polo champions two years in a row.......
Kirin cup champions.....

Says it all really..........  stirthepot 

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

You know you're scraping the barrel when the best sporting achievement of your country is a game played on elephants, and a trophy which you were entered into because you couldn't actually get in the world cup!  duck 


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 12):
You know you're scraping the barrel when the best sporting achievement of your country is a game played on elephants, and a trophy which you were entered into because you couldn't actually get in the world cup!

Say something when John Hartson reckoned a lower english league team like West Brom was a better bet than Celtic  stirthepot 



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5128 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

its alright........ I dont expect you english to admit you are jealous of our sporting achievements....

I can tell from your replies that you are...



That'll teach you
User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Nighthawk what is the big deal? Scotland is supporting Israel because Jews are playing cricket in Scotland?

Israel is being threatened by Iran and Hezbollah with genocide and it's a big deal that 2 planes land in Glasgow with weapons to save a nation from a 2nd holocaust?

Anyway don't worry Menzies Campbell MP from Scotland is doing a great job in the British Parliament fighting against Israel.


User currently offlineEvomutant From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

The point of this post is that the match was meant to take place in Glasgow but had to be moved because of protests to the "secure" military base.

Israel lost to Guernsey by 5 wickets.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

What the hell is anyone playing cricket in Scotland for anyway? ? Yeah sure

Quoting Semsem (Reply 15):
Israel is being threatened by Iran and Hezbollah with genocide and it's a big deal that 2 planes land in Glasgow with weapons to save a nation from a 2nd holocaust?

Keep thon planes out of Scotland. Israel has enough weapons to defend itself as it is



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Don't mix politics & sports.Wheres the connection.BTW Never Knew Israel had a Cricket team.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1592 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 19):
BTW Never Knew Israel had a Cricket team

The team's probably full of Aussies!



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Thankfully the game was cancelled  Smile


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 19):
Don't mix politics & sports



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 18):
Keep thon planes out of Scotland. Israel has enough weapons to defend itself as it is

Thank you  bigthumbsup  Big grin


-Zaki


User currently offlineDK001 From Ireland, joined Dec 2003, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

According to the article they were playing in the European Series Championships of cricket.

Greece could not make it, they already played Guernsey.

I did not know any of these countries had cricket teams.


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Quoting DK001 (Reply 23):
Greece could not make it, they already played Guernsey.

I am confused... We have a cricket team????


User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

Gkirk keep the Haggis and the good weather in Scotland / George Gallaway land. I am sure the US will find another more hospitable airport. Thanks.

[Edited 2006-08-09 19:13:23]

25 Post contains images Gkirk : No problem! P.S. Shouldn't the 744Fs be able to do USA-TLV nonstop anyway?[Edited 2006-08-09 19:15:23]
26 JFK69 : Come on folks, its sports. Thats what makes the olympics so great. Yes the sports suck sometimes but when you play sports it does not involve war or a
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