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  •  The memory of Western interference (1+ / 0-)
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    frostbite

    is a deep social construct in many places of the Arab world.

    Parts of the burned hull of the USS Philadelphia from the Barbary Wars was still considered to be a shrine in Tripoli up until just a few years ago, a focal point to remind the populace of Western Imperialism.

    This has been going on for centuries.

    Republicans totally abandoned conservatism in the 1980s ..

    by shpilk on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 06:44:06 PM PDT

    •  I'm sure you know, but Iran is not Arab. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      LinSea, truong son traveler

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 11:37:13 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, I do (0+ / 0-)

        [blushes] - it was clearly incorrect.

        .. the point I tried to make is, regardless of what 'background' - close knit communities have tightly held identities.

        I believe the case of Iran (even though it is not Arab as you point out) is similar to the case of Libya - what they share is a history of what they perceive to be unfair Western interference.

        Jews have a similar historical experience with Eastern Europe - and of course Native Americans have their experiences with Europeans.

        Republicans totally abandoned conservatism in the 1980s ..

        by shpilk on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 03:45:44 PM PDT

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