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Submitted by Larry (United States), Sep 10, 2010 at 19:29

Note that Geert Wilders recently quoted Winston Churchill from his "River Wars" which was around the same time period. Lawrence and Churchill were close to the same age. But from their experiences with Arabs, I would go with Lawrence's descriptions first, since it was his job to assimilate as best he could so that the U.K. could gain a foothold and limit intertribal wars. His observations are the best by any Westerner. The main difference between then and now is that now there are 5x as many Muslim and they have oil power. In effect, every negative extremist aspect is heightened, not moderated.

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