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    Quote Originally Posted by Honecker View Post
    Funnily enough I thought Stalin died in 1953 and his legacy was then renounced by Khrushchev. But then again you think Stalin was personally controlling the IRA in the 1960s. Your conspiracy theories are great craic in fairness.

    The most brutal Arab dictatorship is Saudi Arabia, which is also a crucial ally of the west. No one mentions this though.
    What a load of rubbish. Saudi Arabia is one of the least brutal of the Arab dictatorships. They have money to buy their citizens contentment and do not have to resort to brutality like most of the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdf View Post
    The Soviet Union was an entirely different kind of beast to the multitude of tinpot dictators spread across the Middle East. There is no commonality between them.
    Is it possible that post Stallin, The Soviet Union worried a bit about its place in the world while Middle Eastern Despots and those who wish to replace them don't give a fiddlers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdf View Post
    What a load of rubbish. Saudi Arabia is one of the least brutal of the Arab dictatorships. They have money to buy their citizens contentment and do not have to resort to brutality like most of the others.
    Saudi does execute alot of people! Also AFAIK, there is huge untapped oil reserves there which is on land owned by its Shia minority, who will be rooted out when the time is right!
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    I was just looking at the joyous celebrations at the departure of that aul bollex in Salisbury, Bob Mugabe. It was similar to the joy we witnessed when The Berlin Wall fell.

    However, I would be fairly sure and fear that the eventual outcome will be closer to the disasters of The Arab Spring than the freedom that came with the Stallinists in Eastern Europe being f˙cked out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdf View Post
    What a load of rubbish. Saudi Arabia is one of the least brutal of the Arab dictatorships. They have money to buy their citizens contentment and do not have to resort to brutality like most of the others.
    Recent events make it seem like it's in the middle of a Shakespearean Tradgedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsai Experiment View Post
    Yes, that the difference. The west has no interest in seeing the people of these countries escape the tyranny of their western imposed dictatorships, which is the opposite of the case in the fall of the Soviet bloc. Simple as that.
    Yes there is no criticism or pressure from Europe for instance just a handshake and an arms deal.
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