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Submitted by Bertan Atalay (Canada), Nov 17, 2013 at 20:35

Mozere: You made my point on military spies by reiterating what I wrote in a passive agressive manner. Therefore, no thanks! Your point about Roberts college is very irrelevant, weak and old. It follows the imperialist rethoric, which justifies its plunder by claiming it brought progress. Tell that to Africans. You are almost asking developing countries to be happy about missionary work, which is bizarre to say the least. I suspect you are not aware if the fact that Roberts college is only a name for close to a hundred years and there are numerous schools, in Turkey, which are the envy of any RC graduate. And, Among all the cities of Europe, some of which you cited, the only one that was called "the City of spies" was Istanbul. Therefore, you don't have a point.\

And finally, I did not blame the ills of Middle East "only" on the invading west. But if that makes you feel better, you can blame me for doing that. However, what I suggest you do is to start owning up to the responsibility of the west, what ever you think it may be. That way progress may start. Otherwise, you fall into a self serving grandiose delusion of righteousness.

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