Monday, August 07, 2006

Mandate Powers....

...are certainly not to be trusted. If the Arabs trust France, Britain and America (I know America didn't have de juro mandate, but....) they will do with previous knowledge of their agenda. Let's face it, while the British were telling the Arab Rebellion about the greater Arabia they longed for in an attempt to rally support for the fight against the Turk, Balfour was discussing the establishment of the Israeli nation with Lord Rothschild. It would have been impossible to insert Israel in a unified Arab peninsula.

Then we have the Suez crisis, and we have three countries involved, not counting Egypt. Of course America was kept out of the loop on that one and threw a tantrum.

So should the Arabs believe anything these players say or propose? Well only if they are completely naive, and that's a euphemism.

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