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Erdogen Attacks

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RoofGardener

Well, it comes as no real surprise, but the Turkish military has been bombing Kurdish positions for the last 24 hours (with both aircraft and artillery), and now the ground forces are moving in. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49983357

 

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Gwynbleidd

I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.  :( 

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Captain Risky
2 minutes ago, Gwynbleidd said:

I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.  :( 

Yeah, so sad. The strong survive and the weak unfortunately get crushed. Way of the world. 

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Gwynbleidd
Just now, Captain Risky said:

Yeah, so sad. The strong survive and the weak unfortunately get crushed. Way of the world. 

Not to mention, it's always the poor Kurds copping it. :( 

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Pettytalk

Poor Kurds, they are getting it from all sides. Where is the "Virtuous" America of long ago, protectors of the weak and downtrodden?

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and then
3 minutes ago, Pettytalk said:

Poor Kurds, they are getting it from all sides. Where is the "Virtuous" America of long ago, protectors of the weak and downtrodden?

You mean like in the 40s and how we helped the Jews who were being gassed by the millions?  THAT America?

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RoofGardener
4 minutes ago, Pettytalk said:

Poor Kurds, they are getting it from all sides. Where is the "Virtuous" America of long ago, protectors of the weak and downtrodden?

Protecting them in Iraq, I believe ? 

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Gwynbleidd
11 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

Protecting them in Iraq, I believe ?

No, they're not RG.  Half of them are far too busy plotting a plan to impeach the current president and the other half are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. :rolleyes:  I can't remember the US ever being in this bad a state.  It's pretty scary. 

edit: Oh my bad, I really should go to sleep I'm back in the US again instead of the Middle East in this post. :P 

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Captain Risky
10 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

Protecting them in Iraq, I believe ? 

Shhh, Trump could be reading these pages. Don't give him any ideas. 

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Setton
1 hour ago, Gwynbleidd said:

I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.  :( 

No. It was only bound to happen once your president gave them the go ahead. 

But of course you'll claim its coincidence that Trump spoke to Erdoğan, withdrew his troops and 2 days later Turkey attacks. 

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Setton
52 minutes ago, and then said:

You mean like in the 40s and how we helped the Jews who were being gassed by the millions?  THAT America?

The one that let its allies bleed for years to boost its own position? 

Oh, seems that one is still around. 

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Dumbledore the Awesome

This sounds like a cheaply produced series on some satellite TV network: When Erdogan Attacks

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Dumbledore the Awesome
1 hour ago, and then said:

You mean like in the 40s and how we helped the Jews who were being gassed by the millions?  THAT America?

You don't need to be reminded about how Jewish refugees were turned away from the USA prior to WWII (see MS St. Louis); or how that involvement began a good couple of years later than it did for the UK and Commonwealth, do you?

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Piney
1 hour ago, Pettytalk said:

.Where is the "Virtuous" America of long ago, protectors of the weak and downtrodden?

Only in your imagination.

The only thing the U.S. ever protected was it's financial interests. 

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Dumbledore the Awesome
3 minutes ago, crookedspiral said:

He's a very satisfactory new villain isn't he. He's even got the mustache. 

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odas
5 hours ago, and then said:

You mean like in the 40s and how we helped the Jews who were being gassed by the millions?  THAT America?

Hahaha, you make me really laugh.

 

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Golden Duck
8 hours ago, Setton said:

No. It was only bound to happen once your president gave them the go ahead. 

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You're blaming the Queen of Australia?

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Golden Duck
8 hours ago, Piney said:

Only in your imagination.

The only thing the U.S. ever protected was it's financial interests. 

America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests
Henry Kissinger
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DarkHunter

And another Kissinger quote, but this one specifically about the Kurds.

"Promise them anything, give them what they get, and f… them if they can’t take a joke"

I cant figure out why people seem to be so shocked about what Trump has done, this is the 8th time America has betrayed the Kurds in the past century, with most of the betrayals occuring in the past half century.  Due to various geostrategic reasons, which often in geostrategic reasons are not morally or ethically correct, the Kurds do make better pawns then allies sadly.

https://theintercept.com/2019/10/07/kurds-syria-turkey-trump-betrayal/

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Gwynbleidd
12 hours ago, Setton said:

No. It was only bound to happen once your president gave them the go ahead. 

But of course you'll claim its coincidence that Trump spoke to Erdoğan, withdrew his troops and 2 days later Turkey attacks. 

I'm sorry but you must have me confused with someone else @Setton LOL

I have a Prime Minister.  His name is Scott Morrison.  I will forgive you entirely if you don't know who he is.  He's not only newly elected, extremely forgettable, but also a total pleb at politics.  We sure can choose em here! :lol:

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Gwynbleidd
7 hours ago, crookedspiral said:

Well the poor Europeans are rather fold of their open borders.  Lets hope it's not a repeat of what happened to that beautiful country of Sweden. :( 

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Golden Duck
9 minutes ago, Gwynbleidd said:

Well the poor Europeans are rather fold of their open borders.  Lets hope it's not a repeat of what happened to that beautiful country of Sweden. :( 

Australia's Light Horse already took the surrender of the Ottoman Empire once.  Do they have to do it again?

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Piney
12 minutes ago, Gwynbleidd said:

I have a Prime Minister.  His name is Scott Morrison.  I will forgive you entirely if you don't know who he is.  He's not only newly elected, extremely forgettable, but also a total pleb at politics.  We sure can choose em here! :lol:

Well, you Aussies do like watching paint dry. :whistle:

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