- Oct 2011
- the middle ground
Point taken. Though our lines are arbitrary of course, "Afghanistan" is more Central than Southwest Asia.He certainly possessed a similar degree of military skill, but calling him Middle eastern would be pushing it a slight bit I think. That would be like calling Tamerlane or Genghis Khan Middle Eastern, when all three were clearly Central Asian. If they were middle Eastern though, they would all certainly be on this list.
Should we count Ottoman leaders like Suleiman the Magnificent?