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  •  The mess started longer ago than that. (3+ / 0-)
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    After WWI, the Brits and the French redrew the map of the Middle East without the slighted regard for ethnicity.  Then in 1953 the Americans and the Brits deposed Mohammad Mosaddegh, the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran, so they could prop up the Shah as an absolute monarch in order to benefit, inter alia, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now known so endearingly to all as BP).  Only hitting the top notes but I'm sure you catch my drift.

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    P.S.  I should have started off by saying you made a great comment.  

    We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

    by Observerinvancouver on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 02:22:38 PM PDT

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    •  Good point Observer (0+ / 0-)

      You could add the Reagan administrations arming of Bin Laden, Hussein and Iran and to be honest the Obama administration's policy in the middle east has been pretty clueless and reactive.

      I'm truly sorry Man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union--Robert Burns

      by Eric Blair on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 03:17:06 PM PDT

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      •  In the circumstances, I think including (0+ / 0-)

        Pres. Obama is what you might call straining at gnats.  He's not without sin but they're not mortal sins.

        We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

        by Observerinvancouver on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 04:46:29 PM PDT

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