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#1 the centrality of the Palestinian problem in the regional policies of the Islamic regime in Tehran
I used to think that people like the author are just pretending---nobody can be that stupid.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-17 05:00||
#2 Nonetheless, it is dinner jacket who is calling 0's bluff.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-11-17 06:33||
#3 I used to think that people like the author are just pretending---nobody can be that stupid.
Don't underestimate the amount of pro-Arab sentiment around the world. Maybe it originates in the cradle of civilization stuff, maybe it comes from the 1001 nights - the point is that some of these guys are so infatuated with the Arabs that they think it's unreasonable for Israel to respond militarily to Arabs lobbing missiles into their cities. Of course, if Pakistan were to do the same, India would be returning the fire and responding with indignation to any criticism.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-11-17 10:27||
#4 Maybe it originates in the cradle of civilization stuff, maybe it comes from the 1001 nights
It's the 'civilized fantasy' of going primitive, fighting The Man, getting away from the boredom and all the First World problems.
St. Pancake had the luxury of playing revolutionary in Gaza because she knew that she didn't have to stay in Paleostine. Similarly, every journalist spouting off in Beirut knows that they can hop off their barstool and onto a plane back to New York, Paris , or London. The freelance photog in Syria knows it's just a paying job; they won't be stuck there for the aftermath.
Who knows - maybe there's a paying job touting your recently gained expertise when you get back. Beats having to grub for an art grant or cover all those boring sex and corruption scandals back home.
Posted by Pappy 2012-11-17 11:05||
#5 I was referring to his belief that Iran gives a sh*t about Paleos, ZF.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-17 11:10||
#6 I was referring to his belief that Iran gives a sh*t about Paleos, ZF.
Only in so far as they are another pawn on the chessboard, g(r)omgoru
Excellent to use as mis-direction, see how this kerfuffle has removed Syria from the front pages.
Posted by tipper 2012-11-17 12:30||