Main Question or Discussion Point
How are you affected by terrorism?
Clucking Bell. That must have been a bit of bo**ocks. Can't imagine that. Not going to say anymore incase I say the wrong thing, as I have a tendency to do so.jimmy p said:I voted cautious, but then again ..... as we had only left Germany a month before that.
Chopnik, that is so terrible. It's unbelievable what goes on in this world. I remember constantly hearing of the terrorism of the IRA.jimmy p said:I voted cautious, but then again I have been subjected to terrorism at an early age. When my dad was in the services in Germany, we had to worry about the IRA targetting British soldiers. This involved checking under the car every time we wanted to use it just in case there was a bomb underneath. I also had to take an armoured bus to a school in an Army base everyday because normal school wasnt safe for me. I was never allowed to tell anyone what my dad did and had to be able to lie convincingly in German in case someone asked me. I was 4 when I left Germany. Hell of a thing to lay on a kid. Also my best friend's dad was shot dead outside his house because the IRA found out he was a major in the army. My dad was pretty shaken up by that seeing as we had only left Germany a month before that.
Dreamer said:i vote unconcerned, it doesnt effect me really. my dads a cop, maybe thats why it doesnt bother me. what does clucking bell mean?
I didnt think about it much at the time, as it was the only life I had, but looking back on it tends to make me think how serious the situation could have been to the family if all the German hadnt been drilled into my head, or someone tried to talk to me.Evo said:Chopnik, that is so terrible. It's unbelievable what goes on in this world. I remember constantly hearing of the terrorism of the IRA.
Is it true that the IRA toned things down after the events of 9-11 because terrorism became a thing to be despised?
I don't think I would want to journey to Isreal, so I can experience "true terrorism."If you have not been to Israel and you were not directly affected by 9-11, then you havent experienced true terrorism.