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Which option do you choose ?

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in response to reader comment: Troy avenged,Twice

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Feb 1, 2013 at 14:19

Mozere,

I understand that drawing grandiose historical caricatures as you do is not very conducive to remembering down-to-earth questions. Nonetheless may I humbly remind you of the question I asked you once upon a time :

" ... will you agree that poor, not to say very poor , performance and generally low and very low intellectual quality of comments written by Turks both on this forum and on many others have quite an objective and value-free explanation,namely Turkey's poor, not to say very poor, education system that - to quote you- through "medieval rote learning,anachronistic high octane nationalism and religiosity ...(is) raising a compliant and non questioning generation" ?

And may I add an extra question :

" Do you think that what you have written about Turkish education applies only to other Turks or it is valid for you too ?" ?

You know I once I saw a short video that tried to explain One Hundred Years' War in ten minutes. It took me hardly a minute to read your post where you "explained" 3 000 years of history. I bet that if you intertwined in it Allah and Mahomet, in a minute and a half you could successfully "explain" 4 bln years' of our earth's history plus 10 bln years of the history of the universe. Brevity is the soul of wit as Polonius (no pun intended ) used to say.

Anyway, aren't you curious you how much time I will need to refute and show all the absurdity of your insipid historical caricature ? Which option would you choose :

a/ a long version

b/ a medium version

c/ a short version

d/ none because thanks to my Turkish and/or Islamic education I know better

Submitting....

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