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    Quote Originally Posted by zitothebrave View Post
    You do realize you just shared a tweet that makes Trump look bad? Turkish backed forces freeing terrorists and killing the Kurdish troops we just abandoned.
    Its actually showing that our selections in the past have been horrid. No matter when we left somethiblng like this would happen. The only way it doesnt is a pereptual presence.

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    Well that's not really true. The idea is that action has a reaction. Sometimes they're predictable, sometimes they're not. You're basically washing your hands of your ideologue by going "Look at what Bush and Obama did" which is just stupidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zitothebrave View Post
    Well that's not really true. The idea is that action has a reaction. Sometimes they're predictable, sometimes they're not. You're basically washing your hands of your ideologue by going "Look at what Bush and Obama did" which is just stupidity.
    No - I am supporting a position that eliminates future bad decisions. This powerplay was always going to happen whenever the US left the region.

    Do you support staying in perpetuity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturg33 View Post
    To be fair to James' his struggles hes enduring are much worse than the people who are being killed or jailed for wanting freedom.

    I do look forward to his thoughts on the next Trump controversy though!

    While I ultimately agree, I can also sympathize with him having landed in Barcelona on Monday, hours after the Supreme Court sentenced Catalan separatist leaders to prison, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    Yiu guys conveniently step over the fact that social justice warriors are inly warriors when its convenient.
    Yeah it's pretty obvious Lebron doesn't want to hurt his billion dollar business relationship with China. Got to make sure Space Jam does well over there.

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    observation 1: it would not be difficult to destroy Turkey's economy considering they already have a problem with too much debt denominated in foreign currencies

    observation 2: destroying Turkey's economy would not be a good idea considering the exposure of major European banks to Turkish delight err debt...there is some leverage to be potentially exploited from Turkey's financial vulnerability but it would require careful calibration... how to hurt Erdogan without causing a banking crisis...good luck to chosen one on this mission...may his assets in Turkey be safe and profitable
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsacpi View Post
    observation 1: it would not be difficult to destroy Turkey's economy considering they already have a problem with too much debt denominated in foreign currencies

    observation 2: destroying Turkey's economy would not be a good idea considering the exposure of major European banks to Turkish delight err debt...there is some leverage to be potentially exploited from Turkey's financial vulnerability but it would require careful calibration... how to hurt Erdogan without causing a banking crisis...good luck to chosen one on this mission...may his assets in Turkey be safe and profitable
    The question is that if there is ongoing skirmishes between Turkey/Syria/Iran what does the UN do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    Yeah it's pretty obvious Lebron doesn't want to hurt his billion dollar business relationship with China. Got to make sure Space Jam does well over there.
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    From "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" to "I dont think every issue is everyone's problem"

    Huge L for LeBron and the NBA on this. It was a no-win situation from the start asking an NBA American player about geopolitics but L surely has dug that hole even deeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chosen One View Post
    From "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" to "I dont think every issue is everyone's problem"

    Huge L for LeBron and the NBA on this. It was a no-win situation from the start asking an NBA American player about geopolitics but L surely has dug that hole even deeper.
    The country might realize the China is the real global enemy if not for one side of the aisle propping up a fake one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    The country might realize the China is the real global enemy if not for one side of the aisle propping up a fake one.
    It's in the interests of both China and Russia to see the US and UK/Europe divided and fighting.

    They couldn't have helped facilitate a better President to help them achieve that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chosen One View Post
    It's in the interests of both China and Russia to see the US and UK/Europe divided and fighting.

    They couldn't have helped facilitate a better President to help them achieve that.
    Russia is a blip compared to the US & China. They are close to irrelevant.

    Europe agrees with China's governmental style, sans the genocide (I think). They have helped prop up China as much as the US in the past. Until they realize the error of those ways then they aren't allies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    Russia is a blip compared to the US & China. They are close to irrelevant.

    Europe agrees with China's governmental style, sans the genocide (I think). They have helped prop up China as much as the US in the past. Until they realize the error of those ways then they aren't allies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunrevenge View Post
    I just miss the days when the right wing told us North Korea and Iran were our biggest threats. And Islamic extremism. Oh how the tides have shifted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chosen One View Post
    I just miss the days when the right wing told us North Korea and Iran were our biggest threats. And Islamic extremism. Oh how the tides have shifted.
    Islamic Extremism is right there after China.

    I also remember the days of mocking Russia. That wasn't too long ago until you needed a scapegoat for losing in 2016.
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    chosen one to Erdogan: Don't be a tough guy.

    I wonder how hard Erdogan laughed when he read that letter last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsacpi View Post
    chosen one to Erdogan: Don't be a tough guy.

    I wonder how hard Erdogan laughed when he read that letter last week.
    Let's see what Erdogan actually does
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    War machine is working real hard to convince the American people to keep as much investment as possible in the middle east.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thethe View Post
    Let's see what Erdogan actually does
    he's actually done quite a bit in the week since receiving the letter
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsacpi View Post
    he's actually done quite a bit in the week since receiving the letter
    I encourage Turkey to block Iran from free passage to Lebanon.

    Sounds like a good move to me.
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