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Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. (from oed.com). This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
Friday, March 03, 2006
FIRST OF THREE
Take the time to watch this. It is the first part of three (I will pot the other two soon) and it is called 'Between Iraq and a Hard Place'. It shows the history of invasions of Iraq going back a hundred years and is also extremely funny. It was broadcast before the conflict began.

Seriously, watch it. Your history will improve no end and it will help put what is going on in a wider context.

posted by michael the tubthumper @ 12:55 pm  
6 Comments:
  • At 2:19 pm, Blogger pissed off patricia said…

    Another good and quick way to learn a lot about that country is to read "The Fall of Baghdad, by Jon Lee Anderson. He gives some history as well as tells what it was like during the buildup to the war.

     
  • At 2:23 pm, Anonymous Peacechick Mary said…

    Their button seems to be stuck on "Bomb". It amazes me that there are any surviving people in this area. Perhaps one day it will be a No Man's Land. Thanks for the video.

     
  • At 1:00 am, Blogger enigma4ever said…

    This is excellent, reminds me of Iraq Uncovered ( doc)
    and how Important and Underestimated the History of this region is ..was...still is...

    Thanks Thumper for doing this....

    I wish that the Idiots had bothered to learn , instead of merely listening to their oily lusts....

     
  • At 11:45 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    the old adage about those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it seems apposite here.

    part 2 going up now..

     
  • At 7:37 pm, Blogger Disillusioned kid said…

    My connection doesn't appreciate streaming video for some reason. Fortunately, I saw this when it came out the first time and it is indeed funny and enlightening.

    I like Bremner, Bird and Fortune anyway, but this is one of the best things they've ever done. if not *the* best thing.

     
  • At 3:37 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    have to agree with that

     
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About Me: Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant. 28 years old, I write and research for a couple of websites and also do my own stuff.
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I have made a few short movies. Here are links to free downloads for them all in the order that I made them (as far as I can remember). Please feel free to use, distribute, disagree with, shout at etc etc

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