Are we talking about this article or about colonialism in general? I made a point of discussing the contextualization of the events of 1961 and the Paris attacks of this week not about the role of history.
Moreover I challenge anyone to apply factual connections as opposed to subjective assumptions without actual proof that events of today bear a direct or even indirect connection to the events in Paris in 1961. To say there is a historical connection is an intellectual exercise but for all anyone knows there is no connection or even knowledge of events 50 years ago.
This attack is in no way connected to 1961 and I question it being mentioned in the context of the recent murders.
This is not intellectualism, this is unsubstantiated supposition and moreover it will be used by propagandists on the right to justify all manner of excess when it suits them and against who. In other words >>> "Oh they are all the same, they all hate us because of what happened decades ago, the refugees all hate us because of the past and so we can't trust them."
There should be clarity in the words chosen because muddled thinking can and will be used against people and their just causes in the future.
Apply the point of this thinking about "historical context" towards the debate about refugees being trustworthy ...
... and see the ammunition being offered to the right.
You can criticize me for being blunt but manipulation needs be battled whether it comes from either side. Think independently and see the truth.
All innocent deaths are wrong... that should have been your guide from the first and for always. To start qualifying and perhaps even justifying even indirectly because of the past does not change a victim's innocence.
You folks are seriously wrong about this. Break free of the herd mentality. This alleged blowback claim decades ago is why refugees will suffer today. Innocent refugees will come under that accusation of blowback applied to people from that area. So think of them a little and consider that similar accusations alleging a potential blowback risk is being made by Trump and a number of governors.
All and any innocent deaths are unjustifiable by either side... or by history.
Forget historical context... these are innocent people.
BTW... what is the historical context for the Beirut bombing?
edit revision of 15 minutes due to doorbell