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    • Nick Ferriman
    • 14.02.10 | 18:38 (IST)

    Dear Cipora Julianna Kohn, Your one-sided take on affairs in the Middle East is increasingly rejected. Syria was born out of the withdrawal of western colonial powers from the region. But what they gave away with one hand, the West took back with the other. Israel is a colonial settler state, formed in violation of the UN?s own charter, and has the West?s imprimatur written all over it. An attack on Iran, which has US forces on its Western border in Iraq and US soldiers on its eastern border in Afghanistan, and the US navy patrolling its southern coast line in the Persian Gulf, will strengthen the belief that it is the US and its allies who are the problem. To quote Samuel Huntingdon: "The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do." I fully understand Iran?s position, and, given the nature of those who oppose it, it has my support. Regards Nick Ferriman

    from the article: Egypt official: Israel assassination policy inflaming entire Mideast
    First published 17:34 13.02.10 | Last updated 18:08 13.02.10
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