Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In memory of the only Arab leader in modern history who was worth his salt.

Oh, he had his faults all right but in retrospect he was a visionary. Every single other Arab leader is dwarfed in comparison. One might argue that Nasrallsah has it and I believe he does, but I'll never ever feel comfortable with all the theocratic nonsense. If only...

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  1. I'm expecting a serving of righteous indignation from vza.

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  2. Is it Nasser?  Sorry for my ignorance.

    Who in the US has courage and principles?  People desperately reached for Obama 3 years ago, and we are no better for it, in fact I think are worse off.

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  3. Yes Ann..Nasser despite all his misgivings. As for Obama, as someone I know would say, he's not a disappointment, it was predictable. The fault is systemic independently of the individual at the head of the state.

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  4. After the Suez d├ębacle Nasser was, until his death, evil personified for the British propaganda machine. He was the Bin Ladin of his day. Then on the day he died I heard a BBC newsreader describe him as a great statesman and a great leader of the Arab people. The party line had changed overnight.

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  5. I just saw your comment, Jemmy. Why on earth would I be indignant about this post? All things considered,I reallly can't disagree... if you compare him to all other modern Arab leaders.

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  6. What's not to like? After all, he did receive the "Hero of the Soviet Union" award. Even those old British Labour traitors did not get that award...publicly, at least.

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