Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(8/8/2014 5:23:00 PM)
The worst thing that has happened to the Arab countries, to protect American and European interests(oil primarily) is that the middle classes were decimated by years of ruthless, corrupt and dictatorial. The middle class of these countries either became corrupt or left the country, to the benefit of the US and Europe. The political health, or lack of it, of a nation is determined mostly by the health and influence of it's middle class.
(8/8/2014 11:20:00 AM)
Fair point JC.... One of its earliest such activities - with the help of the Brits of course - was the overthrow of Iran's Mossadegh.... one of our first successful efforts at regime change.. And oil was at the heart of it that time for sure... Plus, the title reminds us of the killing of Israeli athletes in 1972 by Black September. a Palestinian " terrorist" group... and of course the US and the UK had a hand in the machinations that resulted in the formation of that group's parent organisation.... There's always a context! .
(8/8/2014 10:28:00 AM)
Why? You're entering the realm of politics instead of really bad poetry, Adam. I'll ignore this terrible poem and answer your question: because the US has practiced and exported terrorism to Arab countries for decades.
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