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Western Europe Like Imperialists

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Submitted by Dave (Canada), Jul 24, 2013 at 19:48

The countries of Western Europe have a long history of imperialism and colonialism. Think of Britain, France, Belgium, Spain etc. They are apt to be sympatico with Turkey and with the Islamic imperialists trying to dominate or destroy Israel.

It is often heard that Europeans feel guilt over their colonial past. What hogwash. That guilt thing is just used to rationalize their preference for bullying Israel.

Look at who supports Israel: Greece, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, the American South - all nationalities that empathize with a nation state struggling to maintain its independence against powerful forces.

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What a novel and interesting thesis.

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