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Thread #166434   Message #4001882
Posted By: Jim Carroll
24-Jul-19 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Persians
Subject: RE: Persians
The opportunity to support the Arab peoples in developing their countries into democracies was thrown away when, instead o encouraging the Arab Spring, the first response by Britain was to trip over its own feet by trying to sell arms to those whose despotic behaviour was being protested against
Protestors in Syria were herded into Assad's torture chambers (later to be 'disappeared') with the aid of British riot control equipment and armoured cars.
Many of these countries were formerly colonies and were left in the teder care of 'safe pairs of hands' when their masters were driven out.
Iran was never colonized by European powers, but this did not protect it from the colonial reach of the United Kingdom. In the late nineteenth century, the British-India Company had established a monopoly over tobacco trade in Iran, at the expense of the local merchant class.
THE WEALTHY WEST REALLY HAS NOTHING TO BE SMUG ABOUT
Jim Carroll