Posted by sankho from CPE-203-45-1-117.vic.bigpond.net.au (188.8.131.52) on Friday, November 22, 2002 at 8:58AM :
In Reply to: Strange Days Indeed posted by pancho from pool0070.cvx24-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (184.108.40.206) on Friday, November 22, 2002 at 8:14AM :
I bet your sweet arse that had Iraq been named Assyria instead...and said to be an "Arab" country...and this same logic about the "Assyrians" of modern day "Assyria" being Arabs...that you'd find a whole bunch of our Christians refusing to TALK A LOT about being Assyrian...but then, they wouldn't have a National Name and identity...because the nation of Assyria would be Muslim AND "Arab"...and they hate like hell being called Arabs...so what would they do...what would they be?
>>Too easy... that thought experiment already exists...why, it's called Syria. You see, Syria is really Assyria with a slient A. And despite it being the Syrian "ARAB" Republic, half our Assyrian people LOVE calling themsleves SYRIAN. In fact, they are proud of it. Depsite the little inconvenience of the word A-rab.
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