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Subject: [Leica] Painting M3 / M2 / M4 Black
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Mon Jan 17 08:08:43 2005
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One of the great feats of American statesmanship has been the 
disengagement from french geo-political interests. Had it not happened, 
the 19th century would of looked different in ways that we can only 
But as we come into the American century, for the next step to take 
place without being unhindered  by historical baggage, the same has to 
take place with Great Britain.
It would be a gesture whose import would not be lost to those who also 
came in contact with Great Britain in the past.
S. Dimitrov

On Jan 17, 2005, at 3:51 AM, Ian Watts wrote:

> Slobodan Dimitrov wrote:
>> Hey, someone asked, and I said I won't bother the list with it.
>> if any one takes it further, it's on their heads not mine.
>>>> It's not anything to sweat the list over.
>>>> Being from Eastern Europe, the Brits have done far worse than
>>>> Schickelgruber ever did. And are doing to this day!
> Go on let it be on my head. I'm intrigued, Slobodan. What have we 
> (British)
> done (and continue to do) in Eastern Europe that's got you so upset? 
> I've
> always thought Eastern Europe was one of the few parts of the world 
> that has
> historically been off the British radar. I suspect I'm missing 
> something
> obvious but only a few things come to mind that might be relevant. The
> Crimean War (do you also not buy French goods?). The British 
> involvement in
> repatriating 'Cossacks' and other anti-Communists back to the Soviet 
> Union
> in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War and, much more 
> recently,
> the bombing of Serbia as part of NATO. Going rather further back I 
> think
> English forces may also have taken part (along with other 'Christian'
> mercenaries) in a swathe of raping/pillaging across Eastern Europe as 
> they
> returned from the Crusades.
> Please let us know what you allude to in your recent posts. If it 
> causes the
> list to 'kick-off' please feel free to blame me for starting it.
> Ian Watts.
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Slobodan Dimitrov

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