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Old 13th May 2016, 01:09 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by CapelDodger View Post
It beggars belief that Assad the Elder would have turned down the Golan Heights, the recovery of which would have brought him a hero status he gravely lacked.
Yeah, no. Sadat got back the Sinai, and what was his thanks for it? His own assassination. It doesn't beggar belief that Assad the Elder would choose a different path, it's pretty much to be expected.
"As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing. There will be fighting at the door of the Legislative Palace, and the struggle within will be no less furious." - Bastiat, The Law
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