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Kind of the same basic point was made by Samuel Johnson during the American War of Independence - "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?" Taxation No Tyranny (1775)
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Probably the chaos of the late Tang, the dynasty had by 900 ceased to exist in any meaningful sense.
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Some people are always known by a nickname. For a modern example Paddy Ashdown the former leader of the Liberal Democrats (1988-1999) his actual name is Jeremy John Durham Ashdown, Paddy is a nickname he picked up in school due to having a Northern Ireland accent.
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The difference would be that Israel's misbehaviour is ongoing. Israel is continuing to expand settlements right now. The treatment of the native American population occurred at a time when norms of human rights and international law were different. Israel is violating the third Geneva convention which was enacted as part of the response to the crimes of the Nazis.
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Military intervention can succeed, it depends on a lot of factors. The US intervention in Liberia was a success as was the British intervention in Sierre Leone and the French in Ivory Coast. The interventions in Kosovo and Bosnia were also largely successful. Working out why some succeed and others fail is not a simple problem.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2010 on Les Yper Sound at Obsidian Wings
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