the Middle East friendship Chart

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the Middle East friendship Chart

Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:03 am

if you're having trouble following the allegiances of the various players in the Middle East right now, Slate have created a very handy Middle East Friendship Chart which neatly reduces decades of bloody conflict to a series of cartoonish emoticons. It's surprisingly useful.

It is interactive so Couldn't post it as a pic easy but it is super informative.... go to the link

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:42 am

That is a great reference, but are you like me and wonder how many of the groups are just pretending to be friends?

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“As man advances in civilization, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the simplest reason would tell each individual that he ought to extend his social instincts and sympathies to all members of the same nation, though personally unknown to him. This point being once reached, there is only an artificial barrier to prevent his sympathies extending to the men of all nations and races.”

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