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From thread on What Do you think etc....

I get my news from the BBC, and despite Donald Trumps assertion that it is fake news it is governed by law in the UK to be fair and does not have any advertisers, sponsors etc, to keep happy.

I am going to repeat my question here; why do you need 5000 battle ready troops to deal with civilians?

America has a poor record of troops dealing with civilians - sorry to bring this up, but Kent State? My Lai?

If civilians are shot America will no longer be seen as a civilised nation.

Shocking images of drowned Syrian boy show tragic plight of refugees | World news | The Guardian

This was 3 years ago, do you really want similar types of photos in the US?

I'm waiting for your source from the BBC that claims the caravan is mostly women and children.

Why are you repeating your question. The troops are there as a deterrent, a resource to manage people, and to keep the peace and protect the border.

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I'm waiting for your source from the BBC that claims the caravan is mostly women and children.

Why are you repeating your question. The troops are there as a deterrent, a resource to manage people, and to keep the peace and protect the border.

And, if you think all our military does is go around a kill people, you are grossly misinformed and/or ignorant.

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And, if you think all our military does is go around a kill people, you are grossly misinformed and/or ignorant.

Touch a nerve there did I Dude?

I came back on just now to make it clear that my earlier remarks were in no way meant to be derogatory of your troops. I understand that Americans see their military very differently than Europeans see theirs.

But as for killing people your army cannot help themselves;

Britons caught in terrifying hail of fire after fatal US mix-up in the sky - Telegraph

Death of Linda Norgrove - Wikipedia

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Touch a nerve there did I Dude?

I came back on just now to make it clear that my earlier remarks were in no way meant to be derogatory of your troops. I understand that Americans see their military very differently than Europeans see theirs.

But as for killing people your army cannot help themselves;

Britons caught in terrifying hail of fire after fatal US mix-up in the sky - Telegraph

Death of Linda Norgrove - Wikipedia

Boston Massacre - HISTORY

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I'm waiting for your source from the BBC that claims the caravan is mostly women and children.

Why are you repeating your question. The troops are there as a deterrent, a resource to manage people, and to keep the peace and protect the border.

That's what your picking up on? Whether I got it wrong by saying "mostly" instead of "largely?" Well if it makes you feel better go ahead, crow a little. "Daft Brit got it wrong! I win!"

Changes nothing.

I repeated my question because you did not answer it. Crowd control is not what they are trained for and why 5000? There will be nowhere near that many refugees in the caravan when they get to the border.

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Actually you remind me of an American doctor I used to spar with on the internet. I asked him about American military victories since 1945 and he gave me Yorktown.

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Oh FFS!!! 1770....?

I thought this was hilarious, too.

BTW- John Adams defended those British soldiers.

He won his case.

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That's what your picking up on? Whether I got it wrong by saying "mostly" instead of "largely?" Well if it makes you feel better go ahead, crow a little. "Daft Brit got it wrong! I win!"

Changes nothing.

I repeated my question because you did not answer it. Crowd control is not what they are trained for and why 5000? There will be nowhere near that many refugees in the caravan when they get to the border.

Did you miss my first answer both times? Deterrent.

There may not be 5000. Im betting much less. But it wouldn't surprise me if many more.

The Boston Massacre isn't any less relevant to this conversation then is Kent State.

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Did you miss my first answer both times? Deterrent.

There may not be 5000. Im betting much less. But it wouldn't surprise me if many more.

The Boston Massacre isn't any less relevant to this conversation then is Kent State.

OMG--the last line is ridiculous.

Boston was an occupied city.

Kent State, an open, college campus.

The two are not comparable in any way.

Grumpy did touch a nerve, didn't he?

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That's what your picking up on? Whether I got it wrong by saying "mostly" instead of "largely?" Well if it makes you feel better go ahead, crow a little. "Daft Brit got it wrong! I win!"

Changes nothing.

I repeated my question because you did not answer it. Crowd control is not what they are trained for and why 5000? There will be nowhere near that many refugees in the caravan when they get to the border.

Yes, the US military for crowd control.

I guess some people believe that is what they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gee, so many Americans and Iraqis killed over crowd control.

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