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  •  I don't know if it's all their fault (2+ / 0-)
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    These areas have been the scenes of warfare for millenia, with a few periods of imperial peace interspersed.  

    •  Yes, but they fought over honor and water. (0+ / 0-)

      We kill millions for oil...

      "One cannot speak glibly of 'policy differences' and 'looking forward' and 'distraction' when corpses are involved." John Sifton

      by Granny Doc on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 05:11:34 PM PST

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    •  No tribal group ever had straight line borders (0+ / 0-)

      That was the way the british ruled--divide and conquer.  Draw lines through the biggest tribes in the area to split them and then give the weapons and technical training to a minority group who would conclude that their new power rested solely on the good offices of the british colonials.
      The French did it too, except for the part about the technical training.  France used their colonial governments as dumping grounds for Frenchmen who couldn't make it at home.

      Insert cryptic phrase that only means something to select group of insiders here.

      by soonergrunt on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 07:26:53 PM PST

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