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Martyn Sadler

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In Topic: Soviet Union

23 December 2014 - 05:04 PM

Russians are universally hated in the baltics. SU was an empire and invaded nearby countries when they felt like it. They persecuted tortured and murdered as recent as the late 80's.

What the Taliban, ICIS have done is nothing to what SU have done.

A curse though on all thier houses.

My wife and I spent three weeks in the summer of 1988 staying with a family of Russians in Leningrad (as it then was) and Pskov.

 

I remember a basketball game on TV with the Soviet Union playing the USA in Riga, the capital of Latvia, and the crowd cheering for the Americans. I was amazed that you could hear that on Soviet TV.

 

During that holiday we went into Estonia, and were among the first westerners to be allowed into the city of Tartu, which had been closed to foreigners because of an airbase being located there. The anti-Soviet feeling there was palpable.


In Topic: An EU court removes Hamas from a list of proscribed terrorist organisations

18 December 2014 - 03:03 PM

But without him and his talibanesque acts and the acts of those who succeeded him: Elizabeth the first was quite lairy, for instance, there would be no Church of England. The church was founded on a lust for power and wealth, rather than a love for baby Jesus

You are obviously a keen student of history.

 

Whatever its faults I'm rather glad that the Church of England broke away and that we don't live in a country dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. And I'm speaking as someone who was born into the latter but rejected it quite a long time ago.


In Topic: An EU court removes Hamas from a list of proscribed terrorist organisations

18 December 2014 - 02:26 PM

Interesting point, but surely as monarch he'd be the one to decide who was welcome or not as head of the CoE by birth right. We all know that you love a none elected head of state.

But not one with absolute power.

 

I support a monarchy because the power of the monarch is largely symbolic.

 

I'm not sure Henry the Eighth would have been very happy with that.


In Topic: An EU court removes Hamas from a list of proscribed terrorist organisations

18 December 2014 - 01:59 PM

Well Henry the eighth didn't mess about
And if it wasn't for him there would be no Anglican church

But now there is no Henry the Eighth.

 

And I don't think he'd be welcome in the Anglican Church today unless he changed his ways.


In Topic: An EU court removes Hamas from a list of proscribed terrorist organisations

18 December 2014 - 12:58 PM

The Anglican church was founded on such principles.

That is arguable, but it doesn't operate on those principles today.