From: Chris Taylor (Christopher.Taylor@man.ac.uk)
Date: Wed 13 Nov 2002 - 12:06:52 GMT
Bruce Howlett wrote:
> Just a word before Mr Edmonds kills off this thread. I recently had the
> great pleasure of having a 30 minute conversation with a cab driver who
> is from Iraq. He assured me that life in Iraq is very very difficult
> under the current dictatorship, and that 100% of the population would
> welcome external intervention in establishing a new political system in
> their country. I was shocked as I had started to lean towards the
> non-interventionist camp. It is a bit different when you get this sort
> of information first hand.
Yeah but what do you get - Kurdish state in the north knackering Turkey,
Iran etc etc and god knows what in the south. That's why we stopped in
Gulf War 1 - out of the frying pan...
This is memetics because the US is about to displace one whole structure
and it will be interesting to see the meme-ecological knock-on of such a
mass extinction analogue.
The Iraqi guy in our lab hates Saddham (obviously) but is anti invasion;
partly because of what might come after, mostly because he doesn't want
his fellow citizens killed in large numbers for some spurious
chest-beating US-domestic-politics-driven exercise in keepin the MI
complex in a job, and Bush's economic idiocy off the front page.
Chris Taylor (email@example.com)
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