Originally Posted by rtwdoug
they say Helen had a face to launch a thousand ships.
I didnt see her, but I saw a girl there whose face would make a freight train take a dirt road.
As far as all the politics from that era/area go, I just share what I learn. Im no scholar, but I like to learn a bit from the places I visit. Sometimes the info is one sided, of course its always best to get both sides, & draw your own conclusion.
I actually got a nasty email last year, from a turkish guy who didnt like what I wrote in a magazine article about the armenian/turkish problems. He said something like 'we are trying to forget about this'
Well, a much smarter man than me , George Santaya said
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Or they want to blow sunshine and rainbows up your skirt about what happens, not wanting to recognize the nastyness that has(is) occured(ing).
Real life can be brutal as hell. It is unfortunate, but true.