This Is The Problem

Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. Annie
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    We need to either rethink the idea of nation states or assign a nation state to each terror group...

    note the 'not wisdom' remark...

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060722/ap_on_re_mi_ea/mideast_fighting_nasrallah

     
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    As in, Lebanon is not really a nation-state but a geographical carving that uncomfortably holds Christians and Hezbollah simultaneously, as well as countless other religious/ethnic groups?

    Then, yes, it bears considering. Iraq is kind of the same way: A Sunni MINORITY, which was happy with Saddam, a Shi'ite MAJORITY, now unleased and hell-bent, and a Kurdish population just looking to... survive. Or for some revenge of their own. Saddam was cruel but he kept it together with brute force. "Iraq," like "Lebanon," was the line-drawing creation of Western powers.

    So why not the three-state solution for Iraq?
     
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    You'll have to look up my stance on that.
     
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    If they were willing to peacefully coexist with difference, kinda like you, then there wouldn't be any problems in the Middle East.
     

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