Dear TK,

She probably does mean it, but by now you have no doubt seen that most
of us do not want to be associated with it.  Certainly it does not define or
characterize "Americans."  A few Europeans really do seem to hate
America, but I never assume it is a general trait.  Also, why be sorry for
jumping into the discussion?  Keep doing so.

Date sent:              Sat, 7 Sep 2002 06:29:02 +0100
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From:                   Temur Kobakhidze <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:                Re: Politics kills mailing lists UPDATE
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On Sep 7 2002, Temur Kobakhidze wrote:

> Dear List,
> Sorry for kind of jumping into the discussion, but does this lady really
> mean what she says?
> With all due respect, this statement seems at least tactless.
> TK

And could I suggest that we concentrate on the American TSE? If I can be
so bold as to assert it, he DID NOT dislike Europe:-)


> > Kate Troy wrote:
> >
> > How it amazes me and most people here time and time again how useless
> > the Europeans are. If it wasn't for the U.S. and Israel, the people of
> > the world would be poor, illiterate souls bowing to the great allah,
> > the women all veiled and slaved, the children even more ignorant than
> > their parents.
> >
> > But, of course, I know that Gunnar will be wearing Red, White and Blue
> > to work next Wednesday. Yes, Europeans, next Wednesday, we are all
> > wearing Red, White and Blue to work, school, shopping, etc. I know the
> > Arabs would like us all to wear black, but alas, we think much
> > differently than the Arabs.
> >