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The Amazing Salami
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#1 Posted on 17.3.04 1249.25
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Yuck. Yet another mess to clean up for our peace keeping troops.

And another case of whudonnit for our crack intelligence squad.

Ever wish we had just stayed out of the middle east going back, oh, 50 years or so.
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#2 Posted on 17.3.04 1324.01
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    Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
    Yuck. Yet another mess to clean up for our peace keeping troops.

    And another case of whudonnit for our crack intelligence squad.

    Ever wish we had just stayed out of the middle east going back, oh, 50 years or so.


I wish that France and Britain had stayed out going back 200 years. We are in the mess now and it is our responsibilty to provide a safe atmosphere for Iraq to determine its future.
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#3 Posted on 17.3.04 1444.23
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Nah it's all on the Muslim Expansionits...

- The Muslims invaded Spain in the 900s, which led to...

- The Spanish driving out the Muslims and unifying Spain in 1492, which led to...

- Spain getting uppity and and attacking France, which led to...

- France forming an alliance with the Ottomans against Spain, which led to...

- Emperor/King Charles V/I to sign a peace treaty with the Ottomans just to get out of the war, which led to...

- Ottoman getting emboldened enough to invade Europe, which led to...

- The deafeat of the Ottomans at Vienna in 1683, which led to...

- The eventual decline of the Ottomans, which led to...

- British and French colonial ambitions in the area, which led to...

- The Ottomans to join the Central Powers in World War I, which led to...

- Independnece throuhgout the region with goofy borders drawn up by Europeans(and ultimately Israel), which led to...

- The discovery of oil, which led to...

- Where we are today.

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#4 Posted on 17.3.04 1542.35
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Grimis, you forgot the Crusades and Saladin.
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#5 Posted on 18.3.04 0914.55
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No, Grimis. Remember - it all goes back to the Romans. Blame them. (Thank you, Daily Show.)
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#6 Posted on 18.3.04 1045.40
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Probably should've just blamed Canada and gotten it over with...
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#7 Posted on 18.3.04 1102.39
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Or perhaps we could blame the Egyptians. If it weren't for giving the damn Israelites a persecution complex for the next 4,000 years (as well as giving numerous races through history the inspiration to pick on the Jews) maybe things wouldn't be so screwed up.
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