Shooting from the lip is not a good idea on this forum. You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.
I'm sure your UK newspaper provides more accurate information than the documents and proof that were used at the related, successful trails in Belgium and Germany.
I bet you're also confident enough to think you know more than a computer forensics guy who had to puke while securing some of the audio and video material that never was shown to the general public, but which was part of the material evidence presented at court. Maybe I should tell you that "someone" has been involved in tracking down and securing some of the related dirt in Germany and Belgium on a CF taskforce and "someone" has been following the progress and outcome accordingly because it's always nice to see the positive results of several years of work. One thing is sure: that "someone" wasn't you. We would have met along the way.
Edit: BTW, referring to the French and Germans as "Frenchies and Krauts
" is not only disrespectful (see Forum Guidlines
) but could be indicative of underlying racism. I suggest that you curb such tendencies before you upset other members.
Being a french Kraut myself
, I can't really confirm your worries.
But it's lovely how you try to put up a smoke-screen by using the terms "disrespectful" and "indicative of underlying racism" to give yourself a glimpse of chance to be authoritative towards me. If you check the word "racism", you'll learn that it is usually defined as "views, practices and actions reflecting the belief that humanity is divided into distinct biological groups called races and that members of a certain race share certain attributes which make that group as a whole less desirable, more desirable, inferior or superior." I can not discriminate myself, my own kind, my country of origin or my country of residence as I am involved and related to all of them, because there is no such thing like "self-discimination" or "ego-discrimination".
Let me give you a tip: telling someone he's shooting from the lip is not nice if you base it on personal impressions alone, proving that "disrespectful" has many faces (see Forum Guidlines
); including the one you're giving it.
But I'm probably over-reacting. UK newspapers also write things like "The Scallop Wars! French attack our boats with rocks in battle over shellfish"
( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -Navy.html ) as if a next world war has been started, so I am not really wondering about the misinformation you're subject to.
Blame the media, not the messenger.
No need to fight me: I may be half-french, but I'm not interested in your scallops (or anything else).