Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
Mostly harmless

Here's a thought...
just some scene painting.

So the British army was trying to push back the Turks and their German commanders.
Colonial expansion was becoming colonial protection. The first world war raged...
They needed help...
The Arabs were available... and they were willing to fight.
The deal?
An area stretching across the middle east was promised as an Arab Homeland.
The war ended... the Turks repelled.
And the Arabs....
In a word... no.
Instead... they make Palestine and Jordan
Jordan... and lets put a king in there.
Syria... and the french can put a king in there... 
Hey look... Iraq... another british hierarchy..
Arab state? no... maybe next time.

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