Monday, October 29, 2007

The World War I omelette

Previous evidence has indicated that Christopher Hitchens' preferred map of the Middle East wouldn't look that different from the Sykes-Picot Agreement. Now comes the information about his preferred map of Turkey --

Then there remains the question of Cyprus, where Turkey maintains an occupation force that has repeatedly been condemned by a thesaurus of U.N. resolutions ever since 1974. It is not our conduct that should be modified by Turkey's arrogance; we do a favor to the democratization and modernization of that country by insisting that it get its troops out of Cyprus, pull its forces back from the border with Iraq, face the historic truth about Armenia, and in other ways cease to act as if the Ottoman system were still in operation.

Treaty of Sevres
, your time has come. [treaty explained here]

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