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09 November 2013


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Babak Makkinejad

One quibble: I think "Ba'ath" is better translated as "Rebirth" - in the same sense as a Christian is "reborn".


Excellent Mr. Polk. Thanks.

May I additionally recommend on the Baath party (and the various CIA involvements in Syria):



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Lars Moller-Rasmussen

Babak Makkinejad,

The word "Baath" can mean "resurrection, resurgence" as well as "mission", according to my Arabic dictionary (Elias Collegiate).

Lars Moller-Rasmussen.

nick b

I enjoyed reading this. I look forward to reading the rest, especially appendix B. I hope that in the following parts Polk might return to how distribution of resources in Syria will continue to effect this nation, or perhaps, these nations.

Babak Makkinejad

I understand that - by the word's root is also used to indicate the initiation of the Prophet's mission - he was "re-born" after that night in Hera.


Wonderfully informative. Thank you.

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