Friday, July 4, 2008

The Greatest Robbery In History

Naomi Klein has an article in the Guardian calling the new Iraqi oil deal the greatest stick-up in history. I think that she's right except that its the second biggest stick-up in history. The biggest was the Fourth Crusade. The Venetians used the crusade to steal the entire Byzantine Empire. Delacroix painted a picture of it.

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April 12, 1204