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    • Smadar
    • 06.01.07 | 06:17 (IST)

    even to decide where to start. How are you so confident with all your assertions, historical and the current political analysis of the region, etc.? Biblical Jewry was also violent. No doubt what you say is smartly put together, but I'm not so sure it's fairly drawn. How could you solely talk of the cruelty of Iraqis, who've fled in the millions from this brutal dictatorship and are also a people who've shown great advances in various fields? To delve in the peoples of the ancient past such as the Assyrians and Sumerians isn't really going to help the present situation. I remember taking a University classical civilization course where similar attributes were given due to the environmental constraints of the region, but to explain the present situation by going back to this is unnecessary when we know that the region has been marginalized for decade upon decade. As long as it's not in my backyard attitude and the disparity between the east and west, has a lot to do with the chaos.

    from the article: History and Hussein's hanging
    First published 00:00 04.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.01.07
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