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    • Jasper
    • 17.03.10 | 18:59 (IST)

    Been wondering about that myself for decades. The usual explanation is that their level of civilization is so primitive that it is unfair to expect better. Like expecting your dog to talk. A corollary is that it leaves one speechless. Like at a dinner party, one could talk about a blunder like using the wrong fork, but if someone defecates on the table, it is quite beyond words. I have a simpler explanation: The US and Europe are avoid such criticism out of fear that Saudi and other oil producing state would retaliate by raising the price in retaliation.

    from the article: Jordan's Abdullah: Israel trying to rid Jerusalem of Arabs
    First published 04:00 17.03.10 | Last updated 10:53 31.03.10
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