– "only involved" – (Iranian – terrorist organisation – the total destruction of Israel: a principal philosophy of Hamas) – is our great hope i.e., not all Arab and Muslims, especially the educated ones (one-half of all Asian children cannot read or write), see below; whilst we live in this uneducated and terrifyingly superstitious era, with Muslim Fundamentalism rampant (in worldly-disconnected pockets) throughout the globe – ‘The Long Childhood’ Bronowski, and ‘The Poison of Holiness’ Koestler (‘Bricks To Babel’). http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!2404.entry
Clash of Worlds. TV BBC 2.
The story of the extraordinary tensions and mutual misunderstandings, wars and reconciliations that have haunted two cultures, Christian and Muslim, during Imperial Britain’s rise and fall. And how the centuries-old conflict between Islam and a Christian West can help us understand the causes of terrorist acts in the 21st century.
The final programme of the series looks at the politically-charged history of Palestine and how decisions made by the British rulers of Palestine 90 years ago, when they supported the idea of a nation state for Jews in Palestine, are held to blame for intensifying a conflict that continues to this day.
In December 1917 the British General Edmund Allenby entered Jerusalem with TE Lawrence, the guerrilla leader of an Arab army, by his side. More than 800 years after they were evicted from Palestine during the Crusades, the British again ruled over the Holy Land.
From the deserts of southern Jordan, through the West Bank and Israel, this film traces the roots of the Palestine Issue and the competing nationalist demands that the British faced. On one hand the Balfour Declaration in 1917 promised a homeland for Jews. On the other, children in schools in the West Bank and militants fighting the Israeli army today remember British rule over Palestine as a simple betrayal of the Arab cause. [AD,S]
Ref, British Religion and Power. Disasters. (Proof of cultural-religious or sectarian bias, and departmental (leader) indoctrination guiding British Foreign Policy)
Disaster of British Foreign Policy. Jewish – Zionism. The Christian Crusaders – Balfour – Sykes-Picot Agreement – Blair and Bush. Sykes at his Family Seat (an estate in Lancashire) and dressing up in ancient Crusader armour etc., and the (attempted) gag on the press, "To not combine Crusading with Arab subjugation".
The Secret Faith of Blair. Ref, Notes, "Carl Sagan and the madness of our political leaders".
"If Blair had been able to relate this vision to his policies, we would have had more constructive social policy at home and principled policies abroad."
Mr Blair’s ex-spokesman Alastair Campbell famously warned reporters: "We don’t do God."
He acknowledged to the programme that his former boss, "Does do God in quite a big way", but that both men feared the public would be wary.
What the Peace Makers and the New Zionists can learn from the book: ‘Desert Queen’ Janet Wallach (the life of ‘Gertrude Bell’).
"Islam is the bond that unites the western and central parts of the continent, as it is the electric current by which the transmission of sentiment is effected, and its potency is increased by the fact that there is little or no sense of territorial nationality to counterbalance it. A Turk or a Persian does not speak of , "my country" in the way that an Englishman or a Frenchman thinks and speaks; his patriotism is confined to the town of which he is a native, or at most to the district in which that town lies. If you ask him what nationality he belongs he will reply : "I am a man of Isfahan," or "I am a man of Konia," as the case maybe, just as the Syrian will reply that he is a native of Damascus or Aleppo – I have already indicated that Syria is merely a geographical term corresponding to no national sentiment in the breasts of the inhabitants".
"We feel that the Arabs and Jews are cousins in race…[and] have suffered similar oppression at the hands of powers stronger than themselves… We Arabs, especially the educated amongst us, look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement… We will wish the Jews a hearty welcome here…People less informed and less responsible than our leaders and yours, ignoring the need for co-operation of the Arabs and Zionists, have been trying to exploit the local difficulties that must necessarily arise in Palestine in the early stages of our movements". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Bell
"If we defend the title to our land or the sovereignty of our country, we do it for reasons no different, no less innate, no less ineradicable, than do lower animals. The dog barking at you from his masters fence acts for a motive indistinguishable from that of his master when the fence was built. Quoted in – Robert Ardrey, ‘The Territorial Imperative’.
Dangerous – Possible, (5 year +) setback for anti-radicalisation of Muslims and the other ‘faiths’ in the UK! Two of the world’s most suppressed and abused of nations, whose leaders cannot control the ‘fundamentalist pawns’ (Hamas and Hezbollah – Damascus – Iran – Rocket Fire into Israel // Illegal Occupation of Palestinian Territories 40% of West Bank and some ‘undue repression’ of Palestinians) in their populations, and have to put up with perpetual hatred and war; never breaking a vicious circle of abuses, on an easily led (innocent) populace instigated by the remoteness and hopeless failures of politicians. ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma’ William Poundstone (breaking the cycle of the game).