05 September, 2006

Blood borders; How a better Middle East would look

A necessary read click on the title or click here.

This, causes me physical pain, in my abdomen, as a punch thrown haphazardly by a knowing and villainous opponent. Though not new, though not unexpected, yet... it does its deed.



From Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Romeo:
"Courage man. The hurt cannot be much."

Mercurio:
" No 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door. But 'tis enough. 'Twill serve. Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague a both your houses! Zounds a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat, to scratch a man to death! A braggart, a rogue, a villain, that fights by the book af arithmetic! Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm."

8 comments:

clayfuture said...

Where is this article?

confused said...

Article? I'm not sure I understand the point of this piece.

Al Mulhama, The Inspired said...
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Al Mulhama, The Inspired said...

My apologies, it is linked now.

DG said...

Al Mulhama, the text you quoted, there is no mention of middle east. Romeo & Juliet? Blood borders? I am confused, I am a little thinck in the brain department, please explain :-)

Al Mulhama, The Inspired said...

The article may be found when you click on the title bar or where it says click "here".

As for the link between shakespeare and the article - it is only a link in wounds that seem to only graze yet in effect kills:

"'tis enough, 'twill serve"

Confused: "Article? I'm not sure I understand the point of this piece. "

I honestly don't know how to answer this without seeming arrogant or rude, and neither do I want to do.

DG said...

Al Mulhama, thanks for the clarification :-)

Al Sinjab said...

I wonder if the person who wrote this has ever actually been to the Middle East. Who still believes in homogenous nation states? There are so many flaws in this argument. To me, this article is more of a whoppee cushion than a punch in the stomach - it's a complete joke. He's as bad as the colonialists he condems. Like this pearl of wisdom,

Accepting that international statecraft has never developed effective tools — short of war — for readjusting faulty borders

But what can you expect from the AFJ?

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