Student or Learner
The following sentence in bold is generally confusing to me. Could anyone please paraphrase it into easier English? You don't have to explain the meaning of each word.
At the time, many pundits and politicians would ask: What quite literally "on earth" would possess a developing nation desperately seeking international approval to pull such a dangerous stunt and risk geopolitical fallout?
Not a teacher
At the time everyone would ask, "why would a developing nation, desperately seeking international approval, do such a dangerous thing and risk geopolitical disfavour?".
Last edited by Methuselah; 24-Jun-2008 at 21:09.