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Chessbase is up to its old antics, interviewing morons whose limited brain power is clouded utterly by overwhelming ideological commitment. Like this random:
There are so many issues in Tsarist Russia that have a resonance today – the anti-semitism of that time, for example, chimes with the suspicion of Islam today.Oh, I guess we're just suspicious that Islamic terrorists have killed thousands of people. We don't know it's the case, of course. Sure.
Here's a fun question - who are the big anti-Semites today? Right, right. Moving on, then.
Who is this guy, anyway?
Ronan Bennett was brought up in Belfast. A youthful civil rights demonstrator, he ended up, at the age of 18, as a Republican prisoner in the notorious Long Kesh camp, sentenced to life by a special non-jury ‘Diplock’ court.Oh, an Irish "civil rights demonstrator." Mmhmm. Sort of how the KKK was an ethnic awareness interest group, I guess.
Newsflash! Nigel Short is still a retard:
It was on, perhaps, the fifth occasion that the tournament hall was plunged into darkness at the Asian Cities chess championship in Tehran earlier this year that a daring, heterodox thought entered my head: could it be possible that when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran needs nuclear power for civilian purposes he might be telling the truth?Is he also telling the truth when he says the Holocaust...you know what, this is too stupid even to attempt to refute. Go away, loser.
I was greatly touched by the warmth and friendliness of ordinary Iranians. However, there were a couple of jarring notes amid all the goodwill. One of the girls on the national team invited me to her home for dinner, to which I agreed. It turned out that in order to take up her invitation I had to have the permission of both the federation and the religious police.Jarring, that's the word. Jarring. It's jarring to have to get government approval to visit someone. J-a-r-r-i-n-g.
In my report of the event, I stressed a vital and obvious point: if women are to reach their full potential, they have to be allowed to participate against the best opposition, which in chess means men. Within a week of this report having been submitted, the Iranian minister of sport had agreed to an unprecedented change in regulations. While it would be inaccurate for me to claim full responsibility for this seismic shift, it would, perhaps, be fair to say that I acted as a catalyst.You had absolutely zero effect on Iranian politics, you buffoon. Get over yourself, and while you're at it, think about the moral implications of being a tool of a regime like Iran. Congratulations! You're the new Alekhine!