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  •  Bingo (4+ / 0-)

    and that is the sad reality of the thing.  We can talk about the historical blunders all we want, and they are legion.  But the MIC wants nothing more than war to keep their pockets full, and they're getting their way.

    I cannot help though but make the comparison to the US and our treatment of Native Americans here when we took over this place.  The lies they were told, repeatedly, to get their land and take away their lives.  Many of them chose death instead of living in captivity where they were 'told to live'.  And can we blame them?  Hardly.  

    Read "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee", Dee Brown.  I had not read that before now and it paints an ugly picture of the US, and that ugly picture fits lots of current events in today's world.

    •  i read that book (3+ / 0-)
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      Free Jazz at High Noon, AoT, Munchkn

      when i was in junior high- as influential on my political thinking as anything i've ever read. but it's not just the mic, it's also the oil industry, and various regional powers that need the i/p conflict as a distraction for their own people.

      depending on biases, it's easy to demonize one or other side of the i/p conflict, it's much more difficult to try to understand.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 11:42:16 AM PDT

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