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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

It's the 1848 Show

The thought has crossed my mind several times in the last few weeks that what we are seeing in the Middle East and North Africa is reminiscent of what happened in many parts of Europe in the middle of the 19th century, with apparently spontaneous uprisings against entrenched national leaders.

I have no particular reason to believe that they are particularly linked except that the various young unappointed spokesmen for political movements do not speak with noticeably Arab accents, nor British, French or even Italian which one might have expected from some of the people from that part of the world, but with the same distinctive East Coast American accent

Conspiracy theories welcome in the comments or by email marked with the subject: "CIA overthrow Gadhafi for role in Lockerbie bombing"


Steven_L said...

The best conspiracy theory on USA/Lockerbie is surely that they organised the BP oil spill as revenge?

Steven_L said...

Oh, and loads of Africans speak english with US accents these days - I blame 'Friends' and Hollywood.