Hank Moody
Lawrence of Arabia Questions 5/2/2011 11:28AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Before anyone criticizes me for not doing my homework, these are two simple questions in a much larger assignment.

1. How did the blood feuds between the arab tribes lead to the massacre of the Turks where Lawrence says "no prisoners"?

2. When did Lawrence probably know about the Sykes-Picot Agreement?

Thanks for the help
MonkeyMan
RE: Lawrence of Arabia Questions 5/2/2011 1:51PM - in reply to Hank Moody Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
1. How did the blood feuds between the arab tribes lead to the massacre of the Turks where Lawrence says "no prisoners"?

Basically, the arabs wanted to know why Constantinople got the works. As it turns out, that is nobody's business but the Turks. Both sides really stuck to their guns on this one and it went downhill in a hurry.


2. When did Lawrence probably know about the Sykes-Picot Agreement?

He probably knew about the agreement as soon as he found out that when that little droid said he belonged to Obi-Wan Kenobi, he really meant Old Ben Kenobi, the hermit.


Hope this helps.
laker
RE: Lawrence of Arabia Questions 5/2/2011 3:34PM - in reply to Hank Moody Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The blood feud was irrelevant. The Arab Army, with Lawrence had just come through a village (Tafas) where the inhabitants had been massacred by the retreating Turkish column. One of the members of the Arab force was Tallal and this was his village. He charged the Turks alone and was shot down. That is the point where the other warriors started to call for no prisoners.

Lawrence later wrote to the effect that no quarter was expected by the Turks and none was given.

Lawrence more than likely knew about the Sykes-Picot agreement once it was signed. He hoped (or so he writes) that by getting the Arab army to Damascus ahead of the British or French, that he could establish an Arab government and make Arab rule a fait accompli.

It didn't work.
9-11
RE: Lawrence of Arabia Questions 5/2/2011 5:29PM - in reply to Hank Moody Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think Obama should end the US military occupation of Palestine which is the cause of 911.
The Attack You Don't Expect
RE: Lawrence of Arabia Questions 5/2/2011 6:05PM - in reply to laker Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The LAST thing you would expect is a bunch of NAVY SEALS coming out of THE SKY in the middle of THE DESERT
S.W.A.T.
RE: Lawrence of Arabia Questions 5/2/2011 7:04PM - in reply to The Attack You Don't Expect Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
S.W.A.T. trained men are brave guys that's for sure !
Hank Moody
RE: Lawrence of Arabia Questions 5/2/2011 8:12PM - in reply to S.W.A.T. Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Thanks for the help guys