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Yes, there is a continuity between the tribal-nationalist guerilla forces helped and organized by Lawrence of Arabia and the leftist and nationalist militant groups of the 1960s-1980s I mentioned in the diary; and the terrorism of the latter can count both guerilla methods and the methods of pre-Israel Zionist terrorists (not all of whom limited their actions to representatives of the British authorities, BTW).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 6th, 2016 at 04:18:37 AM EST
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(not all of whom limited their actions to representatives of the British authorities, BTW).

Hardly! I have a friend and business owner in LA whose Syrian Orthodox family, comprised of Syrian, Turkish, Armenian and other ethnicities, owned an automobile assembly plant in Bethlehem in 1946. He and his brothers were raised learning Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Turkish and English just to be capable of doing business in the area. They were told by Zionist terrorists to just leave or they would all be killed. So they left. They made out much better than most 'Palestinians' - which label they reject. The family had assets outside of what became Israel and moved to Beirut. My friend moved to the USA, married a German citizen while on an engineering job in Europe, and founded a Consulting Electrical Engineering firm in LA. One of my all time favorite clients. The majority of non-Jewish residents of Palestine in 1946 did not fare nearly so well. And they WERE deliberately terrorized by Irgun and others so as to create Jewish 'Lebensraum' in Palestine.    

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere." (But it helps!)
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Jun 6th, 2016 at 10:13:11 AM EST
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