Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Is there any politics that is not ethnic competition?
These Tripolitan Jews say that the current Lybian riots have an ethnic background, Krinakis against Tripolitanians. Krinaki is, I discovered, Cyrenaica, and its people is far more primitive that the Europeans (in the Levantine sense) of Tripoli. Khadaffi displaced King Idris, an ethnic Krinaki, and favoured the Tripolitanians. So what those clueless CNN reporters see as a popular revolution demanding democracy, our neighbors see as an ethnic conflict.
The pic shows recently discovered figurines produced by the pre-Greek natives.