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Thursday, July 04, 2013

A line in the sand that caused the Middle East crises

The Sykes-Picot agreement was an initially informal deal between Britain and France, signed in 1916, which divided up the Middle East during World War One. This agreement has, in many ways, led to much of the trouble in the area today. Truthloader takes a very potted look at a line in the sand that threw a region into turmoil for decades.

Let's go to the videotape.

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At 6:26 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Typical anti-Western ingrate. He ascribes an endless stream of evil intention to Western actions. I wonder whether he ascribes evil to the narrative of Churchill's River War about Sudan... the Brits pulled out, slaughter re-ensued, the UK church people got wind of it and clamored for their army to go back in to stop it, losing many UK soldiers and bringing a rali line with them so the people could eat.

Other than the the ME's oil, which will be moot as soon as the US, EU, etc. get the fraud enviros out of power (so we can drill for 100% homegrown power generation)... most Western folks don't have a desire to be in other regions as bosses. In spite of what this snarky UK guy tries to impart.

It seems to me that what the West (and the US since 9/11/2001) have demonstrated on the internet is that the kind of "life" the West enjoys has nothing to do with race and everything to do with an attitude of "live and let live." The lines drawn, etc. don't work well if groups (and individuals living on a block!) can't leave each other alone. Here's where the West got to:

"May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants—while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid." --President George Washington


Happy Independence Day to Carl I. Jerusalem and Family, and to all who celebrate!


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