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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 11:07 PM
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6. There is no such thing as Jordan, Syria, or Kuwait either
They were all just province of the Ottomon Empire 100 years ago.
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  -There is no such thing as Iraq or Iraqis. They don't exist. Erika  Nov-01-06 10:52 PM   #0 
  - Um.. an awful lot of Iraqis would disagree with you  liberalpragmatist   Nov-01-06 10:56 PM   #1 
  - If you choose to go that route "Iraq" had a seaport in Kuwait  Erika   Nov-01-06 10:59 PM   #2 
     - I know  liberalpragmatist   Nov-01-06 11:06 PM   #5 
        - The whole MidEast has common identity  Erika   Nov-01-06 11:11 PM   #8 
           - No, but there is commonality among IRAQIS since then  liberalpragmatist   Nov-02-06 01:22 AM   #17 
           - It has always been US Policy to keep Arab unity in check  JCMach1   Nov-02-06 01:23 AM   #19 
  - true, and Europe?  upi402   Nov-01-06 11:00 PM   #3 
  - Share your knowledge. Thanks.  Erika   Nov-01-06 11:05 PM   #4 
     - just wonder: to which point in history do we revert to square things up?  upi402   Nov-02-06 12:20 AM   #11 
  - There is no such thing as Jordan, Syria, or Kuwait either  Ignacio Upton   Nov-01-06 11:07 PM   #6 
  - What?  magellan   Nov-01-06 11:11 PM   #7 
  - I see no proof that an Iraqi or Iraq exists  Erika   Nov-01-06 11:14 PM   #9 
     - Okay, whatever.  magellan   Nov-01-06 11:17 PM   #10 
        - yes, I guess Riverbend and others who call themselves "Iraqis" are simply delusional  Ms. Clio   Nov-02-06 12:58 AM   #12 
           - I would love the shared knowledge  Erika   Nov-02-06 01:00 AM   #13 
              - I know documented history, too  Ms. Clio   Nov-02-06 09:54 AM   #33 
  - Perhaps I misunderstood, but I think your statement is pretty offensive Erika  shance   Nov-02-06 01:05 AM   #14 
  - So are you Iraqi?  Erika   Nov-02-06 01:12 AM   #15 
     - I'm afraid your notion that Iraq and Iraqis don't exist is, well, absurd  magellan   Nov-02-06 01:19 AM   #16 
     - Iraq was defined by the Britons as an area for political purposes  Erika   Nov-02-06 01:25 AM   #20 
        - That's true  magellan   Nov-02-06 01:33 AM   #22 
        - But these people have Never jointly agreed to be one  Erika   Nov-02-06 01:36 AM   #23 
           - I think the fact they identify themselves as Iraqis  magellan   Nov-02-06 01:53 AM   #24 
              - And if you go further back in German history...  yibbehobba   Nov-02-06 11:14 AM   #41 
        - Maybe that was the purpose then...  Dorian Gray   Nov-02-06 11:06 AM   #39 
     - No Im not, but your points are prejudice in tone.  shance   Nov-02-06 12:12 PM   #42 
  - That same drivel can be argued  ConsAreLiars   Nov-02-06 01:23 AM   #18 
  - Do you see the states of the U.S. attacking other states?  Erika   Nov-02-06 01:27 AM   #21 
     - Bad analogy  magellan   Nov-02-06 02:00 AM   #26 
     - No here-and-now comparison.  ConsAreLiars   Nov-02-06 02:20 AM   #28 
        - I absolutely agree with you.  magellan   Nov-02-06 02:59 AM   #32 
     - The Civil War?  ConsAreLiars   Nov-02-06 02:18 AM   #27 
     - They don't attack each other NOW  Ms. Clio   Nov-02-06 10:08 AM   #35 
     - It's happened...  Dorian Gray   Nov-02-06 11:08 AM   #40 
  - That's complete and total nonsense, sorry  Spider Jerusalem   Nov-02-06 01:58 AM   #25 
  - The OP is right, to an extent.  Odin2005   Nov-02-06 02:20 AM   #29 
  - They're all freedom-hatin' insurgents.  Swamp Rat   Nov-02-06 02:40 AM   #30 
  - Well, for sure Bush is insane.  WinkyDink   Nov-02-06 02:46 AM   #31 
  - don't tell Bush he'll start building walls between the factions (at our expense)  savemefromdumbya   Nov-02-06 09:55 AM   #34 
  - This is actually a very important question, and you should read some of the lit on nationalism  Ms. Clio   Nov-02-06 10:45 AM   #36 
  - Before they were iraqis they were mesopotamians n/t  951-Riverside   Nov-02-06 10:48 AM   #37 
  - This is the expansion of civilization  NoMoreMyths   Nov-02-06 11:04 AM   #38 
 

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