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Winston Churchill advocated terrorism very explicitly and his statues should be taken down like Saddam's and Stalin's.   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Michael Dickinson writes 'As British Colonial Secretary, Churchill's power in the Middle East was immense. He 'created Jordan with a stroke of a pen one Sunday afternoon', allegedly drawing the expansive boundary map after a generous lunch. The huge zigzag in Jordan's eastern border with Saudi Arabia has been called 'Winston's Hiccup' or 'Churchill's Sneeze'.

He is the man who invented Iraq, another arbitrary patch of desert, which was awarded to a throneless Hashemite prince; Faisal, whose brother Abdullah was given control of Jordan. Sons of King Hussein, Faisal and Abdullah had been war buddies of Churchill's pal, the famous 'T.E. Lawrence of Arabia'.

But the lines drawn in the sand by British imperialism, locking together conflicting peoples behind arbitrary borders were far from stable,and large numbers of Jordanians, Iraqis, Kurds and Palestinians were denied anything resembling real democracy.

In 1920 Churchill advocated the use of chemical weapons on the 'uncooperative Arabs' involved in the Iraqi revolution against British rule.

'I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas,' he declared. 'I am strongly in favor of using poison gas against uncivilized tribes. It would spread a lively terror.''
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Winston Churchill was just an arse.


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Removal of resistance: His only claim to fame is making nice speeches while Russia defeated Hitler. Unification: Churchill was a buffoon, an arse, as well as a racist, a war criminal and a lunatic.
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