London Calling to the US Air Force
Thursday, July 14, 2005
(SNN London) Today, following criticism from British officials, members of the U.S. military will be allowed to once again visit London.
the order to stay out of London was issued soon after the bombings.
At contrast with the British government urging that Londoners get on with their lives and not let themselves be overcome by fear, the order to stay out of London was issued soon after the bombings. The order applied to 10,000 Air Force personnel. The Naval personnel initially had similar orders that were later rescinded.
The order shocked Londoners and British lawmakers, particularly in light of the kind of places the U.S. military is required to go. “I would have hoped our American allies could show a little more courage,” said Andrew Robathan, a Conservative Member of Parliament. The Daily Mail newspaper said in an editorial: “We trust the 4 million Americans who come to London each year are made of sterner stuff than the U.S. Air Force.”
U.S. soldiers can now visit London any time they want.
The order was ignored by at least four adventurous American soldiers who where determined to steal Tony Blair’s hidden cache of gold, reported to be somewhere near St Paul’s Cathedral. Their journeys lead them to unexpected discoveries enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changed their lives.
U.S. soldiers can now visit London any time they want. For safety’s sake they are asked to travel in groups, in full combat armor with sidearm, escorted by Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and must hold hands when crossing the street.