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Reader comment on item: Islamists Threaten Civil War in Great Britain – A Smart Idea?
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Submitted by bos (United Kingdom), Mar 22, 2008 at 07:16

you assume that all 30 will be on your side (they aren't now and they wont be then, remember when the russians loved the prussians), that those who hold the power will pick a side other than wealth and pretension, and you forget that asymetric warfare with a fascistic brutal weaker combatant group (especially one with external support) is almost impossible to end without employing a brutality more indiscriminate and vicious than the weaker sides, and many on your side will rightly reject that.

If this happens it wil take decades to grow to maturity and be recognised, it will probably be matched across europe and it will be much trickier and more protracted than you think.

The Ira normally numbered around 200 active service volunteers and were pacifists compared to islamists, even with biggoted violence directed against the nationalist community and tens of thousands of troops police and reservists and more british helicopter fly time than the army used in the rest of the world combined look at how long that lasted and how much it sapped from the life and economy of northern ireland.

their side already knows this, they are banking on it. many think we are in a war on terror, many of their side call this the 'recruitment phase'. the actual war starts later.

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