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  1. Re: 84 killed in another terror attack in France (updated attacker's details)

    You do realiase that it is technically feasible to pacify the banlieues the way the Paris Commune was dealt with?!

    If the discussion keeps going in circles about unemployment, exclusion poverty...
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    Re: Coup attempt in Turkey.

    This failed coup will help Erdogan consolidate his power and distract a lot of people from the problems caused by a rapidly deteriorating economy.

    My Turkish contacts (mostly business people) also...
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    It is not a matter of backwardness, it is a matter of having Putin's oligarchs leeching the Russian military as contractors for logistics and maintenance services. The end result was the Russian...
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    How exactly would Russia be able to support an attack 100km beyond its borders?! The Russian logistics broke down at Debaltseve, when all the Russians had to do was to transport ammo through friendly...
  5. Re: Will Brexit Finally make a united EU Army Possible?

    I was told the Turks are very good at motivational speeches. Thus I wouldn't be surprised to see the Greeks fighting where they are told to.
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    What part of "the East Europeans would never join a Russian-controlled alliance no matter what the rest of NATO does" is hard to understand?!

    Your pro-Russian propaganda line "NATO won't lift a...
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    Poll: Re: The British EU Referendum: In or Out

    Making an example out of the UK serves the purpose of deterring other politicians from playing with fire, just like making an example out of Greece served similar purposes inside the eurozone.

    As...
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    Re: Clearing Up Misconceptions about IRAN

    That cleared a lot of misconceptions for me as well.

    Keep up the good work!
  9. Re: Eruption of Racist and Xenophobic Attacks across the UK

    Great minds think alike it seems, hence your far-right avatar (the symbol of the far right party "The Iron Guard"). One which if worn in public in Romania would get you up to 5 years in prison.
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    Here is what you Worshipers of the Shirtless One don't get: the Poles and the Baltics are going to resist a Russian invasion no matter what the West does.

    Over their dead bodies, they probably...
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    Poll: Re: The British EU Referendum: In or Out

    Could it be because the common man might experience a "back to the '60s" episode in the British economy?
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    Poll: Re: The British EU Referendum: In or Out

    There is going to be a lot of fun on the financial markets until the UK is completely out.
  13. Re: London elects Muslim mayor. Cue end of the known universe.

    In most of the Eastern European countries and also in Italy (been there last month) lots of women look like that without protein powder, starving themselves or exercising.

    It could be a...
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    Everybody in my lot started as a private but by the time I saw combat I was already an officer.

    I know from personal experience things are not that simple. I have been in urban combat. The enemy...
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    Lukashenko is indeed trying to play nice with the West. His model seems to be Beijing not Moscow.
  16. Re: Erdogan's senior adviser Yiğit Bulut spills the beans

    I wouldn't worry about Greece starting anything either.

    Actually the possibility of the Turks doing something stupid is pretty low as well. Most of the posters on the TWC are not representative...
  17. Re: Erdogan's senior adviser Yiğit Bulut spills the beans

    The thing is Turkey cannot go anti-West while "dealing with the Kurds" in the same time.

    At this moment Turkey's best friends are still the Westerners. If Turkey does something drastic both the...
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    Any idea why NATO has opted for multinational brigades?

    Could it be to make sure everybody is automatically at war with Russia from the moment the Russian invasion begins? There would be no need...
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    Re: Black Hannibal?

    We've already had a black Oliver Warbucks (Jamie Foxx) and a black Dracula (William Marshall). So why not a black Hannibal followed by a black Hannibal Lecter?
  20. Re: Britain allows boys to wear skirts as part of new gender-neutral school uniform

    I don't think people realize in other parte of the world men wear "dresses" even today. And so did the ancient Romans and the ancient Greeks.

    This means just wearing a "dress" cannot turn one...
  21. Re: Erdogan's senior adviser Yiğit Bulut spills the beans

    What exactly is the connection between that deranged gentleman who deliriously rants about Greeks wanting to be ruled from Istanbul and the Kurds?!
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    Invading the Baltic States can only be done by killing the Baltic and NATO troops stationed there. In Crimea the Ukrainian government was in chaos and nobody ordered the Ukrainian troops to resist. ...
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    The Baltic States fit nicely inside a rectangle 300 km x 1000 km. More to the point, they fit into a 1000 km strip along the Baltic Sea, which is roughly only 300 km deep inland. If crap hits the...
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    It is a bit difficult to stage a rebellion in the Baltics nowadays given the lessons learned there on the occasion of the "Bronze solider riots" back in 2007. It has been attempted back in 2014 and...
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    I guess it is becoming harder and harder for Putin to hire competent help these days.
  26. Re: Greek government finally deals with the important stuff: homeopathy

    Since some people express skepticism as to the effectiveness of homeopathic medication the Greek government can opt for a double-safety approach.

    The Greek government can mandate by law that...
  27. Re: Man planning massive attacks on Euro2016 arrested. And he's not a muslim!

    Laws regulate human behavior and the behavior is generally the result of conscious choices. Therefore the laws generally regulate choices.

    Since in the age of plastic surgery, contact lenses,...
  28. Re: Man planning massive attacks on Euro2016 arrested. And he's not a muslim!

    Having firm convictions always goes a long way.

    It looks like you are a little bit confused on the fundamental issues:

    1) Bearing arms is a right;

    2) Being black is a choice*;

    3) Being...
  29. Re: Erdogan's senior adviser Yiğit Bulut spills the beans

    There never was any talk about invasions. The Greeks were to willingly place themselves under the protection of Istanbul (not Ankara). Which actually makes sense given the population of that city...
  30. Re: Is it just me, or is the modern world rubbish?

    @fkizz: those are traditional songs, probably more than 200 years old. I doubt the elites of the area of that time were that sophisticated to encourage "debauchery" in order to rule the lower classes...
  31. Re: Germany to recognize Armenian Genocide. Turkish government is less than impressed.

    The gentleman had no particular reason to be hostile to the Turks after fighting alongside them for almost 4 years. Beside, he is not the only foreigner in the Turkish army who described the...
  32. Re: Germany to recognize Armenian Genocide. Turkish government is less than impressed.

    Indeed the Macedonians wanted to remain under Ottoman occupation and so did the Greeks in Northern Greece. Though for the last topic you might be the expert...

    At the time Bassarabia had been...
  33. Re: Germany to recognize Armenian Genocide. Turkish government is less than impressed.

    Just 4 years before the Armenian Genocide the Turks had been evicted from territories they had entered uninvited. That was the mood towards the Turks at the time, shared both by Christians and by...
  34. Re: Germany to recognize Armenian Genocide. Turkish government is less than impressed.

    In truly civilized countries people care about the rule of law. Not the case in Turkey from what I get, but then again Turkey will be on the receiving end of court rulings passed by civilized...
  35. Re: Germany to recognize Armenian Genocide. Turkish government is less than impressed.

    Indeed. You should only care about what the judges in those countries would do.



    The Armenians weren't armed, fed or provided with adequate supplies, nor were they able to take food or shelter...
  36. Re: Germany to recognize Armenian Genocide. Turkish government is less than impressed.

    Out of curiosity, do you believe the parliaments who had up until now decided your forefathers committed genocide would change their minds?

    Do you expect those Turkish-German MPs who voted for...
  37. Re: Germany to recognize Armenian Genocide. Turkish government is less than impressed.

    You could argue the Germans were better at planning and executing their genocide but courts of law rarely dispense awards for superb planning and flawless execution (though the gentleman in question...
  38. Re: Germany to recognize Armenian Genocide. Turkish government is less than impressed.

    Indeed.

    This guy approves.
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Adolf_Eichmann_at_Trial1961.jpg

    He was a famous expert on railway transportation. He even testified in court...
  39. Re: Is it just me, or is the modern world rubbish?

    Strategies are seldom the product of collective thinking.

    What might be happening is there are no individuals able to successfully "sell" an alternative to how the things are done currently.
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  40. Re: The effectiveness of Operation Dragoon (Allied liberation of Southern France)

    The "Percentages agreement" happened in October 1944, after Churchill had failed to convince the Americans to invade the Balkans and after Operation Dragoon had been successful.

    My comment was...
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