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Thread #154894   Message #3660121
Posted By: MGM·Lion
14-Sep-14 - 10:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: Caliphate
Subject: RE: BS: Caliphate
No I'm not, Keith. I recognise the threat[s]. But I feel that this vindictive picking on Arabs by petty officialdom can only exacerbate an unfortunate situation, & is going to prove counter-productive in terms of international image and support, and any hopes of eventually reaching any sort of settlement. And I repeat that your comparisons with the sort of necessary and reasonable regulations which any administration has to introduce in times of national emergency, as eg the nuisance I found it in 1940 having to carry my bloody gas-mask everywhere, and always have my identity card, and the fiddling piddling biznis of ration books & coupons, will not hold against the sort of wilful spitefulness I have instanced, like people kept hanging about for days at checkpoints just because the jacks-in-office can, and know they won't be held accountable -- which I note you have not contradicted.

You haven't answered my question -- did you experience it all in the 1940s? Because, if not, I think you ill-advised to argue with one who did.

Best regards