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  •  you do realize that the roots of Ba'athism (0+ / 0-)

    are socialist, not capitalist?  Arab Socialist?  As in anti Imperialist, in reaction to European interests exploiting ME oil resources?

    Formed 65 years ago, or so,  and of course,  gone through the usual permutations and perturbations of idealist movements,  Ba'athists held the outrageous view that perhaps those natural resources ("our oil"--

    ought to be exploited for the benefit of  "the People" rather than for the benefit of the Oligarchs.

    Just a little perspective, fwiw.

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 09:09:10 AM PDT

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