I know this isn't about cruising, but I know a lot of you that read these boards are cruisers from Europe, especially the UK. Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of all of you in this tragic time.
You were so good to us after 9/11. Now it is our time to be there for you.
It means a lot to us Brits that you are thinking of us. The only friends or family that we have living in the London area live north of London and drive in to the nw suburbs to work so were nowhere near the bombings. But as we know it can happen anywhere at anytime to anyone with or without warning. We have mostly lived in the countryside both in the UK and USA, so luckily don't have as much risk as city people. Thank you all again for the thoughts and prayers for the Brits that have to deal with this tragedy. It is a great country, really.
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Re: Re: Heartfelt condolensces to England
Yes I also agree with Joto that it is good to know that the average american 'man and woman in the street' is thinking of us Brits at this awful time.
However, I did find watching Fox News a little daunting over the weekend. Having many american friends, they have been calling us up over the weekend to make sure that we are all ok which shows how much they care. However, on Fox TV yesterday they were reporting that us British would not be strong enough to fight this act of terrorism and that we would cower away from it!!!! Is that what is really being reported over there???? If so, believe you me there could be nothing further from the truth.
Unfortunately, for us Brits we have had to endure this sort of thing for years what with teh IRA bombings in the 70s and 80s and I dont believe there is any other nation as strong and stoic as we are to fight against this sort of outrage.
It has to be remembered that we may live in the European part of the planet and therefore be seen as being European, but we believe ourselves to be British first and this small island has always fought for what it believes in.
My husband and I felt quite offended by yesterdays Fox news iem about us not fighting back and just putting up with it. - Please do not believe what is being reported, it just is not true. Just because we did not close the whole country down and go into a state of panic, does not mean that we are not strong and are going to take it lieing down. It is just a fact that we are more used to it and have to take it in our stride and know that it is unfortunately a part of everyday life now anywhere in the world.
Regards to all and thank you all for your kind words and prayers for Britian.
We have a large number of friends who either are from the UK or still live in the UK. It seems that all of them have reported that they are safe. I am very proud of the Brits for their 'stiff upper lip' attitude and bravery in that they will not cower to these terrorists. The Brits have long been known for their courage under adverse conditions and this attack will only harden the resolve of our British allies. We Americans are proud to stand with you in you time of troubles.
On all of the major news stations here they are interviewing people in London who are back on the tube and the buses. They all say they are not afraid, that they will keep on living their lives as before. IMO, Fox News, isn't "news", it's opinion. No one I know thinks that Brit's are in any way "cowering"!
Please don't believe everything you see on the "news"! We here in the US are all with you at this difficult time, just as you have been with us.
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