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Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:48 pm

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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...
 
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:52 pm

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?

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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:59 pm

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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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:00 pm

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 ???
 
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:01 pm

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

Unless there is such thing as "Scottish diplomacy" to begin with.
 
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:14 pm

Is George Galloway in the Scottish team?
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:28 pm

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.

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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:33 pm

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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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:44 pm

I didn't even know Israel had a cricket team (and i lived there for 18 years)!!!!
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:48 pm

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.....

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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:20 am

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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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:43 am

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

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

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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:01 am

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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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:04 am

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 
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:54 am

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...
 
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:30 am

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.
 
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:55 am

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.
 
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:45 pm

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
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:52 pm

Don't mix politics & sports.Wheres the connection.BTW Never Knew Israel had a Cricket team.
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:26 pm

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

The team's probably full of Aussies!
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:28 pm

Thankfully the game was cancelled  Smile
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:31 pm

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


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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:25 am

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.
 
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:42 am

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

I am confused... We have a cricket team????
 
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:10 am

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]
 
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:14 am

Quoting Semsem (Reply 24):
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.

No problem!
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[Edited 2006-08-09 19:15:23]
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RE: Israel To Play Cricket At Scottish RAF Base

Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:24 am

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 any other political aspects......at least it shouldn't.

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