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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif id'Ullah (Australia), Feb 19, 2016 at 06:39

"Madison Grant would have classified him as "Alpine", for what it's worth, not "Mediterranean". Those are obsolete classifications. J1 is especially prevalent among Turks, Kurds, Persians, Georgians, Dagestanis, Chechens, Azeris, Lebanese, Jews and Calabrians. J2 is more prevalent among Arabs of the Middle East and NE Sudanese."

I don't know who Madison Grant is - but if 'Alpine' means relating to the European Alps - then people with this background are decidedly not 'Alpine'. They look nothing like Austrians, Bavarians, Swiss etc.

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":From the above, we see that J1e (Adam's clan) spread into the Fertile Crescent and Arabia, even though today those areas are mostly J2. Since the two groups are racially virtually identical, it's likely that the "daughters of men" were from J2 clans:"

You have a good handle on this - and must be at least as fascinated in paleogenetic discoveries as I am. This is 'old' news - but the verification isn't: http://phys.org/news/2016-02-mystery-hobbits-humans.html

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Now, back to the proto-humans causing the most trouble currently in Syria. Which ones, you ask.

Isis.

I thought Russia's intervention was going to make their demise occur before April. I can't see that happening now - due to the complications that have occurred brought about by Turkey and Kerry. Russia's still doing a great job but it seems like focus is straying. This gives time to Isis to make serious changes to their tactics . No doubt they're not sitting around waiting to get visited by Sukhois.

Medvedev's warning of a possible world war if too many players enter the theatre is a little ominous - and uncalled for - but to be heeded. And Turkey's bloody-minded attitude is something to watch out for - they could easily be the spark that sets the region ablaze.

No need to underline that we're very lucky we live so far away from that area.

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