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2012-10-07 The Grand Turk
Turkey Is Going Down a Highly Dangerous Path
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Posted by Steve White 2012-10-07 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6523 views ]  Top

#1 The Germans and other NATO members are smart enough to stay out of a Muslim border skirmish, particularly with the Russians sitting on the other end. Syria is likely not going to invade Turkey and everyone knows it. Any misfortune befalling the Turks will be welcomed by the average German I assure you.

The question now is, are we smart enough to stay out of it ?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-07 06:39||   2012-10-07 06:39|| Front Page Top

#2 The Third Army's smart enough to stay out of it, B.
Posted by Perfesser 2012-10-07 07:16||   2012-10-07 07:16|| Front Page Top

#3 Erdogan will do what he wants. This has been his show so far. He needs the diversion because he has many within his own country against him. The economy stinks also. Then a very large area of diverse peoples about them dislike the Turks. They have a history that is still fresh in the minds of others. Erdogan is no Hitler. Those of the time said Hitler pulled the country together out of desperate times. Several areas around the world could produce such a person again in my opinion.We have them now but they are stillborn.
Someone who is very good communicator, population control, create enemies within , media control, are their tools. Most will follow slavishly.Even to the death. Belonging to something greater than themselves. Erdogan doesn't have it. So a long draw out conflict which is good for business which the Turks are renowned for.
Posted by Dale 2012-10-07 08:55||   2012-10-07 08:55|| Front Page Top

#4 Yep it's real hard for someone to shoot into a country from the middle of nowhere and or over run one position and turn the weapon didn't Gump hold his own against many?
Posted by Angiting Snore1647 2012-10-07 09:06||   2012-10-07 09:06|| Front Page Top

#5 Germans 4th Reich what is the difference?
Posted by Angiting Snore1647 2012-10-07 09:07||   2012-10-07 09:07|| Front Page Top

#6 Pencilneck's shooting artillery into Erdogan's country and killing his citizens. What the hell's he supposed to do?

Supposed to do? SUPPOSED to do what the Israelis are supposed to do, stand there and take it; or petition the UN.
Posted by AlanC 2012-10-07 09:28||   2012-10-07 09:28|| Front Page Top

#7 Syria can send fighters but I suspect Turkey could defend herself now that she's ready. Beyond that all Syria could do is support Kurds. That might be a real pain to the Turks but I suspect it would take longer than Assad has.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-10-07 09:29||   2012-10-07 09:29|| Front Page Top

#8 Faster please.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-10-07 12:10||   2012-10-07 12:10|| Front Page Top

#9 I simply cannot believe you are espousing the classic divide and conquer Obama technique g(r)om. :-)
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-07 12:18||   2012-10-07 12:18|| Front Page Top

#10 Obama claims divide & conquer as his invention?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-10-07 13:33||   2012-10-07 13:33|| Front Page Top

#11 Obama had used that tactic with great success against his republican adversaries. I don't think he ever had a plan for the rest of the world. Then again the world is his friend to be talked to and coddled, not an enemy that might want to dethrone him.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-10-07 15:05||   2012-10-07 15:05|| Front Page Top

#12 Ya know we keep hearing about how dire a situation Pencilneck is in, but I have yet to see him dead. It's annoying, yet at the same time nice since the Jihadi's are going into a meatgrinder.
Posted by Charles 2012-10-07 22:00||   2012-10-07 22:00|| Front Page Top

#13 I simply cannot believe you are espousing the classic divide and conquer Obama technique g(r)om. :-)

I've never figured out the fuss about divide and conquer. The idea seems to be that some evil genius cooks up a scheme to sow discord among a group that was one big happy family. I think it's BS on wheels. If they're one big happy family, how can you sow discord among them? Are they children, that you can distract them by pointing in the air at some imaginary thing while you're rearranging the tableau? Reality is that everyone in the game is trying to get useful allies that he'll try to persuade to fight his battles for him until they're weakened enough for him to stab in the back and take their territory for his own. Reality is not a Hollywood movie. It is a war of all against all.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-10-07 23:27||   2012-10-07 23:27|| Front Page Top

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