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  •  I'll bet the King and Queen (6+ / 0-)

    felt safe in Versailles, too.  Oops.

    •  they did, as did the Czar and Czarina in their (2+ / 0-)
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      oceanview, Calamity Jean

      palaces which is why both sets of monarchs waited far too late to get the heck out of Dodge when the walls came crashing down.  Idi Amin provides the template for despots: keep your private jet idling on the tarmac with a few billion stashed away around the world and some good friends willing to take you in.  Qaddafi could have escaped but just believed his own propaganda; he should have taken that last caravan to Chad with the rest of his family

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