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    Re: Unarmed people power drums Libya's jihadists out of Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's a stupid accusation.



    Well, I'm not making claims of special secret knowledge just because I went on vacation.
    Where did you go on vacation? Myrtle Beach.

    There is no "secret knowledge".. its only secret from YOU.

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    Re: Unarmed people power drums Libya's jihadists out of Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Where did you go on vacation? Myrtle Beach.
    If I did, I wouldn't try to tell everyone what people in Myrtle Beach think and do, or pretend I'm some kind of anthropologist.

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    Re: Unarmed people power drums Libya's jihadists out of Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairytic View Post
    Well, I am sure the people who remember the constitution told their children about it. 45 years isn't too long. I learned a lot about WWII from my grandparents before I learned about it in school. It takes a lot longer than 45 years to change a culture.
    Arguably those in Saudi Arabia or the UAE would know far more about such things due to higher literacy rates. Are we really going to argue that a country having experienced such a constitution for a 10 year interval half a century ago is really going to make such a difference? Iraq and Iran were both parliamentary democracies in the 1950's .

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    Re: Unarmed people power drums Libya's jihadists out of Benghazi

    ecofarm,

    Why are you working so hard to tear down the efforts of otherwise peaceful, ordinary citizens to reclaim their country from extremism? I don't get your attacks on Sharon's commentary one bit.

    I mean, here we had radicals Islamits storm U.S. diplomatic compounds and murder said diplomats - dignitaries the Libyian people and their government respected - and now that the PEOPLE are fighting back against such extremism instead of you applauding their patriotic efforts you've gone out of your way to bash them. Why?

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    Re: Unarmed people power drums Libya's jihadists out of Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Arguably those in Saudi Arabia or the UAE would know far more about such things due to higher literacy rates. Are we really going to argue that a country having experienced such a constitution for a 10 year interval half a century ago is really going to make such a difference? Iraq and Iran were both parliamentary democracies in the 1950's .
    Well, during our countries early years we didn't do much better. Did our contry go on to make a big difference? Every culture going through change will have a time of evolution. Cultures do not change over night.

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    Re: Unarmed people power drums Libya's jihadists out of Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    If I did, I wouldn't try to tell everyone what people in Myrtle Beach think and do, or pretend I'm some kind of anthropologist.
    LOLOLOL.. I know MB quite well.. I worked the for nearly a decade.

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    Re: Unarmed people power drums Libya's jihadists out of Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Arguably those in Saudi Arabia or the UAE would know far more about such things due to higher literacy rates. Are we really going to argue that a country having experienced such a constitution for a 10 year interval half a century ago is really going to make such a difference? Iraq and Iran were both parliamentary democracies in the 1950's .
    The Libyan Constitution under King Idris lasted from 1951 to 1969.. They were developing infrastructure rapidly... oil revenue from 4 million bpd was fueling healthcare and literacy... and both Tobruk and Wheelus were friendly influences on Libya.

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    Re: Unarmed people power drums Libya's jihadists out of Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    LOLOLOL.. I know MB quite well.. I worked the for nearly a decade.
    So what?

    Were you male, female, rich, poor, educated and uneducated? No, you weren't. You experienced one little tiny slice of life there (granted, not as insulated as your Disney World Libya), and vacation does not bear anthropologic perspective.

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    Re: Unarmed people power drums Libya's jihadists out of Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    The Libyan Constitution under King Idris lasted from 1951 to 1969..
    On 25 April 1963, the federal system of government was abolished and in line with this the name of the country was changed to the Kingdom of Libya to reflect the constitutional changes.
    History of Libya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Of course it was developing "rapidly", look where it started:

    Following independence Libya faced a number of problems. There were no colleges in the country and just sixteen college graduates. Also the country had just three lawyers with not a single Libyan physician, engineer, surveyor or pharmacist in the kingdom. It was also estimated that only 250,000 Libyans were literate and that 5% of the population was blind, with eye diseases such as trachoma widespread. In light of these Britain provided a number of civil servants to staff the government.

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    Re: Unarmed people power drums Libya's jihadists out of Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    The Libyan Constitution under King Idris lasted from 1951 to 1969.. They were developing infrastructure rapidly... oil revenue from 4 million bpd was fueling healthcare and literacy... and both Tobruk and Wheelus were friendly influences on Libya.
    So.Bloody.What?

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