Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Well done Frank, and thanks for drawing all those tangents into a circle.

Like a lot of people, I knew traces of the basics, have seen the prisons from the outside and wondered "what would I have done in their situation", while watching politicians infect, then protect and inflame racism with the flawed but powerful logic of class warfare which their adherents rarely see.

Of course, most would agree that these types of incidents are the logical outcome of colonialism as the power source fades, just as similar acts are done when the power source is ascendant. There is always a Cromwell and a Netanyahu clone who will pull the chains for the scrapes and glory they get in return for convincing distant soldiers to kill with hidden ammo and fake reports.

But what you have written points to the energy that would have been needed, even if there were a leader so inspired, to do what Gandhi did in India in similar circumstances to the same failing empire...and again, what would it take to do that in the Levant to some beneficial conclusion?

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Wed Jun 16th, 2010 at 03:58:27 AM EST

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