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Thread #154894   Message #3660064
Posted By: MGM·Lion
14-Sep-14 - 05:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: Caliphate
Subject: RE: BS: Caliphate
I was there in 1940, Keith. Were you?

Yes; there were petty regulations in the national defensive interest. My father was an air raid warden [just like Mr Hodges] who would knock on people's doors to tell them they were showing a light and insisting they switch it off or adjust their blackout. But he didn't have the power to prevent their leaving the house for three days, if he felt like it. You are really not comparing like with like. These regulations did not involve wilful abrogation of basic rights, or the kind of sadistic assertion of authority for the sole purpose of causing maximum inconvenience which Israel's checkpoints operate. I don't think you remember it. I do: I was in London right thru the blitz, and having to have lessons is air raid shelters was, I assure you, not the same sort of experience you are trying to compare it with. I am getting incoherent again. All becoz of what stinking Israel has turned into has done to my life & aspirations! You try living with it.