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Daemon
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Gertrude Bell (1868)

Bell was a British traveler, author, and one of the builders of the modern state of Iraq. After graduating from Oxford, she journeyed throughout the Middle East and, in World War I, placed her unmatched knowledge of Middle Eastern conditions and her fluent Arabic and Persian at the disposal of the British government. In 1915, she became the first woman appointed to the British intelligence service and later helped determine Iraq's borders. Bell worked closely with what famous adventurer? More...
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'Determining Iraq's borders' didn't turn out a resounding success.

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Really interesting article.

And really relevant today, considerating the present situation in "Mesopotamia."

The last sentence in that article was especially prescient: Lawrence of Arabia says that Ms. Bell made a big (big!) mistake when she put Kurdish Mosul in the newly created Iraq.

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Daemon wrote:
Gertrude Bell (1868)

Bell was a British traveler, author, and one of the builders of the modern state of Iraq. After graduating from Oxford, she journeyed throughout the Middle East and, in World War I, placed her unmatched knowledge of Middle Eastern conditions and her fluent Arabic and Persian at the disposal of the British government. In 1915, she became the first woman appointed to the British intelligence service and later helped determine Iraq's borders. Bell worked closely with what famous adventurer? More...


Her Iraq does not exist any more. It was accused of being a point of "the axis of evil" by George W. Bush and then destroyed by the allied forces that included her country's armed forces. One thing have not changed, however: the Middle East is still a playground of imperialistic powers.

"O mâhîler ki deryâ içredür deryâyı bilmezler" - Hayâlî
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