“The Balfour Declaration And its Consequences”
The Balfour Declaration
EXCERPT “Thus, by a stroke of the imperial pen, the Promised Land became twice-promised.
“Measured by British interests alone,” argued Monroe, “it is one of the greatest mistakes in our imperial history.”CONTINUED
“Contradictory Promises, by Peter A Shambrook”
EXCERPT “A forthright acknowledgement of mistakes made nearly one hundred years ago, by the British government between 2014 and 2018, would be a healthy step forward towards more harmonious relations with that important region of the world.” CONTINUED
Britain's Balfour Declaration of 1917, by Robert John
Britain's Balfour Declaration of 1917, by Robert John - $0.00 : The Barnes Review, Home of the TBR Bookclub
EXCERPT “the Balfour Declaration was one of the greatest mistakes in our imperial history.” CONTINUED
"The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict"
*EXCERPT “Makes one understand why it precipitated a terrible mistake on people.”CONTINUED
Now, will you finally state your point?
Last edited by ecofarm; 06-11-15 at 08:22 PM.
As to people having influence over government, often times they don't know what's good for them, or tyranny of the majority rules and some minority gets trampled on. People are never united to be able to act in strictly mutually beneficial ways
In the case of Iraq, it was not simply a "minority" that was trampled. Saddam obliterated social capital across the board and left the people staggering in the dark. His damage will require generations to overcome.As to people having influence over government, often times they don't know what's good for them, or tyranny of the majority rules and some minority gets trampled on. People are never united to be able to act in strictly mutually beneficial ways
It's embarrassingly naive to believe such debilitated people can simply overthrow such a tyrant, or that they can recover in just a few years.
The Middle East is not the Holy Land but the Devils Play Ground. There will never be peace in the Middle East as long as 2 or more people live there. Cane killed Able and the killing hasn't stopped in recorded history. Even God has been unsuccessful in straightening that hell hole out. He flooded the earth, destroyed Sodom & Gomorrah, and even sent his son down to try to help out. They nailed him to a cross. It is hopeless and nothing we do or not do will help those people or stop the insanity that is the Middle East.
From the movie Aliens.
I say we nuke it from space and kill every last person there. It is the only way to be sure.
As to iraqi well-being, most estimates i've seen put civilian casualties due to the american invasion at 100,000. That doesn't sound much better than hussein's rule
It won't be overcome because they are in many ways not interested. That region has never cared about things like 'democracy' nor about equality. They will still carry out executions for daring to offend islam and keep women and gays subservient and so on, because *that's how their culture is*. A lot of the oppression existed well before hussein too
That you claim a people are incapable of governing themselves belays a disgusting hate for others. Your belief is like that of colonialists, 100 years late and thus without excuse.It won't be overcome because they are in many ways not interested.
However, i could be 80 and find the deaths of 100,000 iraqis to not be in the best interest of iraqis.