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  •  Remember when the British... (4+ / 0-)

    ...wanted to partition the middle east according to the Biblical descriptions of tribes...

    This problem of failed states, factions and the disability of one king to rule alone and monopolize everything goes back to Rim Sim at least.

    It was last successfully solved , at least mythically by the kingdom of Atlantis which had an Ocean Empire larger than Libya and Asia combined.

    It brought down the Empires of the Egyptians and Hittites, the Sea People,  Roman Empire, the Greeks, the Persians and the Ottoman Turks.

    To get the oil out of the Middle East and through Afghanistan we want to deal with just one guy, or one guy per country at least, or if you really force us to it no more than one guy per faction and no more than three factions per country except for failed states where its no more than one guy per tribe unless the tribe has more than one religious faction in which case its no more than one guy per religious faction and no more than three religious factions per tribe unless the religious factions have more unity than the tribes in which case we want to gerrymander districts and suppress the voting...

    CIA Handbook

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 08:09:08 AM PST

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