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SprocketMclean11 karma

Does your book chronicle how he got rich? Was it one piece of information that sort of got him into elite circles, or was it procuring girls or insider trading or what? I mean, it seemed like he started out a regular guy, no fortune.

SprocketMclean1 karma

Is MICE still something that works? (Money, Ideology, Coercion/Corruption, Ego) Don't people just lie to the CIA agents?

And are you comfortable with Gina Haspel being the DO now?

SprocketMclean1 karma

Well it looks senseless and illogical, doesn't it? "Oh, you're stateless but just minding your own business, maybe trying to get a majority in a tiny area? We, being generally evil, feel the need to further oppress you by gassing you and blocking you attempts to peacefully integrate into our society."

Not that they're refusing to pay taxes or being terrorists or something. Nope, just minding their own business. Hated for being stateless, really, in a region with a lot of stateless people. The Bedouin are stateless, but they're wildly popular. Iconic, you might say.

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I mean, the Turks most cited reason for not being able to get into the EU back before Erdogan was human rights abuses against the Kurds, who they treat like the English treated the Scottish or the way the Nazis treated the Polish, both while the lands had been invaded. Or the way Australians treated the aborigines, if you like. But with those three examples the oppressive culture justified its actions in some way other than, "They're stateless so we oppress them. Brutally."

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Oh. They just casually get gassed by Saddam and oppressed by the Turks. Got it.