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by Morley Evans
Movies are a very important means to shape the thoughts and attitudes of the masses. Many have heard about Gallipoli and Lawrence of Arabia because very entertaining movies were made about them. Very few have heard of the Siege of Kut-al-Amara or the Mesopotamian Front. In the Palestinian theatre, the British, through General Allenby, convinced T.E. Lawrence who was a scholar and Middle East enthusiast, to get some of the Arabs to revolt against the Ottomans by promising "independence" and "freedom" whatever that meant. (They are still promising the same BS today!) The British only used Lawrence and those Arabs. Most of the Arabs on the other hand fought against the British. They knew losing would be a catastrophe for them, as it has proven to be. The British Empire lost in Gallipoli and struggled in Mesopotamia. The Russian Empire had been removed by Lenin as Ludendorff had planned. The Ottoman Empire was dragged down, tied to the Central Powers who entered into an armistice that was interpreted as unconditional surrender by Wilson, Lloyd George and Clemenceau. The Allies used the peace to destroy and rape the German Empire, the Empire of Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. The First World War and the Second World War are really one war with an intermission for refreshments. Our idiotic and barbaric policies in the Middle East today — and since 1918 — are the result of ignorance and contempt for the people of the Middle East and for people everywhere (including us). We are going to pay a big price for this soon, I am afraid.