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Submitted by Yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Sep 28, 2006 at 15:50

Please do not insult the Roman Empire by equating it with the Islamic future without Western technology and support. The Roman Empire was a far better place than any arab country, it improved the standard of living around the mediterranean, created enormous trade and wealth, and adorned thousands of towns and cities with architecture and art. Above all it inspired and enforced order.

Compare that with Ramallah or Nablus, or Gaza, with their filth, open sewers and running gun-battles between various nefarious bandit gangs, there is no comparison.

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