[thechat] War Zone

Drew Shiel gothwalk at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 08:42:43 CDT 2006

On 7/23/06, Hershel Robinson <hershel at galleryrobinson.com> wrote:

> Not sure why the reticence to speak. You may be surprised to hear that
> the IDF does not actually generally consult with me before taking
> military action. I am thus not personally accountable nor responsible
> for their decisions.

   Well put, Hershel. I think part of the reluctance, though, stems
from the fact that, well, we're not there.

   Put it this way: I used to get enormously annoyed with people from
outside the British Isles talking about the conflict in Northern
Ireland, when they took sides, or said, "Why don't you..." - which was
always. I'd prefer to spare anyone who's in the thick of it that

   These days, when discussion of the North comes up, I take a deep
breath, say nothing until I'm asked, and then pronounce my opinion:
They're all wankers, both sides. The real people aren't taking sides.



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