Weak backbone trying to please oil kingdoms
Submitted by Jerry Obriant (United States), Jan 5, 2013 11:01
These kind of problems only grow to come back and bite the one who is trying to appease the Arabs. Remember World War II?
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|Get ready UK... [12 words]||Scott in Texas||Jan 11, 2013 12:36|
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|Utter Madness! [96 words]||Mark||Jan 7, 2013 11:39|
|Britain, you've blown it. [159 words]||Patricia||Jan 7, 2013 11:10|
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|↔ ⇒ Weak backbone trying to please oil kingdoms [24 words]||Jerry Obriant||Jan 5, 2013 11:01|
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