Posted by panch from ? (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 9:50AM :
In Reply to: Ottoman Empire? posted by Jeff from bgp01107368bgs.wbrmfd01.mi.comcast.net (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 9:45AM :
Sure, to the victors go the spoils. But that's the point...they gave themselves the right to dispose of lands that had been conquered and disposed of by others. Under the rules of international theivery, the Brits could do as they pleased...but it can not be legal in any other sense. And there lies the problem. People don't always agree to their own rape...even if you do overpower them.
The Brits didn't make good on their promise to us...to a small portion of the lands of that same Turkey they'd just defeated. We didn't get a "homeland". How come? Never will put a Christian on an oilfield.
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