Editor says, in Robbie Taylor's most excellent novella "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" neo-Nazis in 1968 travel back through time to create the enemy they had always imagined. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Protocols thread.
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Editor says, in reality according to Wikipedia the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 was a secret agreement between the governments of the UK and France, with the assent of Imperial Russia, defining their respective spheres of influence and control in Western Asia after the expected downfall of the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It effectively divided the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire outside the Arabian peninsula into areas of future British and French control or influence. The agreement was concluded on 16 May 1916. The terms were negotiated by the French diplomat Fran?ois Georges-Picot and British Sir Mark Sykes. The Russian Tsarist government was a minor party to the Sykes-Picot agreement and when, following the Russian Revolution of October 1917, the Bolsheviks exposed the agreement, 'the British were embarrassed, the Arabs dismayed and the Turks delighted. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.