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Re: Seen through a Syrian lens
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2006, 01:25:13 PM »
Before I forget, thanks for the post, John.
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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Re: Seen through a Syrian lens
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2006, 01:35:45 PM »
Hi Liz,

Funny you would bring this up, I have thought about that on and off since the war. Bush's handlers made a smart move in that respect. Saddam would have made mincemeat out of Bush and his bosses would not have looked so pretty either.  ::) ::)

Exactly, SG,

And too much would have been disclosed.
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Re: Seen through a Syrian lens
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2006, 01:54:59 PM »
Exactly, SG,

And too much would have been disclosed.

That is why Milosevic had to die and and Saddam will go the same way.....over here we are more sophisticated, we "wellstone".
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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Re: Seen through a Syrian lens
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2006, 05:44:45 PM »
Here it is, right from the horses' mouths:

Analysis: Partitioning Iraq not a viable option
By Martin Sieff
UPI Senior News Analyst
Published May 1, 2006

WASHINGTON -- Partitioning Iraq has become a new, fashionable policy in Washington, but it would easier said than done.
     
    The idea has been gathering steam in various think tanks over the past year and it took center stage this weekend when Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, advocated it. Biden spelled out his ideas in article with Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, in the New York Times Monday.

Anthony Cordesman, who holds the Arleigh Burke chair in strategy at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies, Monday published a CSIS paper criticizing the practicality of the idea. "Iraq does not have a neat set of ethnic dividing lines," he wrote. "There has never been a meaningful census of Iraq that shows exactly how its Arab Sunnis, Arab Shiites, Kurds and other factions are divided or where they are located. Recent elections have made it clear, however, that its cities and 18 governorates all have significant minorities, and any effort to divide the country would require massive relocations."

Much more here.

The illuminated ones are inept bunglers, relying for ever on 'chutzpah' to wiggle themselves out of a mess (even in everyday events) - it don't work anymore when people start paying a bit of attention. That's what they never learned, and can't be allowed to learn by the rabbis, because the tribe thing would not work. So, it's over but for lots of dying...

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Re: Seen through a Syrian lens
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2006, 05:51:04 PM »
over here we are more sophisticated, we "wellstone".

Too true!
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Re: Seen through a Syrian lens
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2006, 06:41:51 PM »
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.