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I cannot understand your confusion.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 27, 2007 1:22 PM

@1, no one can understand his confusion.

Posted by Just Me | August 27, 2007 1:25 PM

Once an empire has collapsed, no one bothers to put out the fires anymore, they are the losers, let them be lost in the annals of history. We clearly have nothing to learn from them.

Posted by M | August 27, 2007 1:27 PM

I think the issue here is that you're trying to use your history courses to make sense of something that would be better understood through your chemistry or biology courses.

Posted by wench | August 27, 2007 1:31 PM

Charles, I think Frankenstein's Monster said it best:

"FIRE BAD!!!!"

Posted by Levislade | August 27, 2007 1:32 PM

@3, yeah, who needs that "democracy" crap the Greeks had anyway. Totalitarianism ALL THE WAY!!!

Posted by Geroge Bush | August 27, 2007 1:55 PM

hey, i saw police beat this weekend. great job!

Posted by infrequent | August 27, 2007 1:56 PM

Not only don't I see his confusion, I don't have any idea of who is so concerned by it.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 27, 2007 2:29 PM

The burning of Ancient Grecian ruins is just a harbringer for the attempted destruction of America by the Red Bushies, who followed the ancient Romans in their lust for empire and their lack of common sense.

Except they hung traitors in Rome or poisoned them in Greece - we let ours "resign due to family committments" after a few years torturing people.

Greece, like Rome, was a slave state.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 27, 2007 2:51 PM

Well then, it's your own fault for being ignorant about modern-day Greece and not caring about the people there. The sources are out there- you could, theoretically, educate yourself.

Posted by Abby | August 27, 2007 2:55 PM

Goi history so called "western civilization" is a chimera constructed to confuse Christian idiots. Ancient greece was a bunch of slave owning fags who oppressed Jews.

The Torah is the only real history and it illuminates the present with profound meaning. The goi have nothing, they come from nothing and will return to nothing. Only the people of the Torah will evolve to see the face of g-d.

Posted by Issur | August 27, 2007 3:29 PM

I can't figure out which is less likely...

that a radical Jewish Supremicist reads this blog and feels that an assertion of Jewish Supremacy is germane to this topic whatsoever, or that someone would write that comment ironically out of the fucking blue.

Posted by ol'jb | August 27, 2007 3:37 PM

Itís an Iranian plotópayback for the invasion of Alexander the Great 2300 years ago. The Iranians burnt the Parthenon 2500 years ago, so itís not like they donít have a track record on these things.

Posted by BB | August 27, 2007 3:55 PM

He who forgets the past is doomed to repeat it. Ah-yah.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 27, 2007 4:07 PM

duh, I was kidding.

Posted by M | August 27, 2007 4:10 PM


Posted by Mr. Poe | August 27, 2007 4:43 PM

I blame Iraq.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 27, 2007 5:05 PM

Did Socrates' trail cut through someone's yard? What was the big deal?

Posted by Trailuser | August 27, 2007 5:21 PM

Asserting the power of Jewish history is germane to a discussion of so called "Western Civilization". Greek history is taught as the incubator of what is best in Western culture. That's rubbish.

As Jews we must remember The Torah is our true history and has meaning for every moment of our lives.

Pity the poor goi. No matter how long you study Plato it's all children's games compared to Kabbalah!

Posted by Issur | August 27, 2007 5:48 PM

Empires crumble...

Posted by M | August 27, 2007 10:44 PM

I guess I have to look up "goi" too. Wow. I learn so much words like skag, cum dumpster and goi! My cat will be so proud of me!

Posted by Kristin Bell | August 27, 2007 10:45 PM

Okay, there were too many gois to choose from. I don't know what a goi

Posted by Kristin Bell | August 27, 2007 10:49 PM

Kristin, I think Issur is using 'goi' as an abbreviation of 'goyim', a term for a non-Jew or Gentile. It can be insulting or not, depending on context. 'Goy' has a ton of other meanings as well, but I'm pretty sure that's the one he's referring to at the moment. Hope that helps.

Posted by Victoria | August 28, 2007 3:31 AM

It's a fire. It doesn't have an agenda, it just is what it is, a fire. Hopefully it can be put out before it destroys historically significant sites. Rest easily, Charles. It is beyond your control. Pray for those whose lives were lost during the conflagration.

Posted by lawrence clark | August 28, 2007 3:41 AM

It's not funny.

Any of this.

Grow up, people. Innocent people are dying from these fires. Not an occasion for you to show how cool, smart, ironic, or witty you are.

It's not something to be made light of.

Posted by Greg Kirkos | August 28, 2007 11:04 AM

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