I don't think there is a logical answer Davey. It is emtional however.
Thanks paq. I didn't catch this post until just now!Originally posted by Paquadez:
I weell remember, Basset, having lunch at the Carlton Towers in about 1978/9, with a charming Irish Doctor of Philosophy.
He had been a Prof. at the School of Oriental languages in Teheran.
Since the revolution of the Fundamentalist Sh'ia was focused (as often is the case) amongst the young intellectuals, he was able to travel backwards and forwards and was trading on behalf of the Irish Dairy Marketing Board, selling essential foodstuffs, like baby milk and so on.
I asked him about the Iranian revolution.
He told me that when mounting a revolution or a coup, you always ensured that when it was over, you controlled the Army: and the first thing was to give them a pay rise!
Where Soviet Russia failed in this case, was that they didn't control the army.
I asked him then, who ruled Iran?
He replied, the guy with the Kalashnikov and the box of grenades under his bed!
He explained, this meant most "Normal" Iranian men.
In other words, it was anarchy, for a long time afterwards.
Same, it seems, now, sadly, in Iraq.
No truer words were spoken in these times!To be Intimidated is to be an Accomplice
but true!DNeurococo said:By Orwellian definition, EVERY civilian death caused by an Israeli or an American was "unavoidable" - - no matter how many thousands of deaths occur, no matter how predictable and routine they are.
How many innocent civilains will be "unavoidably" killed tommorow in Gaza and Iraq?