East / West conflict strategy


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#143

Still waiting to hear more about those “Israeli missile strikes in Syria”??? :face_with_monocle:


#144

“The ‘I will impose sanctions if you buy’ approach will not affect Turkey,” he said. “Turkey will not accept this.”


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#146

Turkey is exceptionally well placed, geographically speaking, to ignore all threats. It has always been thus.


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#148

I don’t believe they can ignore the threats, I believe they play the man in the middle very well and are well aware how quickly their neighbours were destroyed by the western agenda. If war spilled into Turkey, the EU would be considerably damaged and conflict could potentially spiral.


#149

War, it’s the money have no doubt.


#150

Quote:
“And we have been lied to by the corporate media, a bunch of paid mouthpieces who repeat what the government tells them without question.”


#151

Absolutely. You are right. That’s the point though. The EU cannot let anything spill over into Turkey.


#152

Yes, that would be different gravy


#153

Remember when the EU were considering letting Turkey join the EU.


#154

Would you not imagine that background talks to allow for their admission (however distant that may be) continue from time to time?


#155

I would hope the notion died entirely in light of Erdogan’s carry-on.


#156

So would I… However…


#157

I’d say it’s died in light of Turkey being a buffer zone between the EU and Syrian/Iraqi refugees.


#158

It was never a runner … no way would the others go for it …


#159

The 8 million ethnic Turks in Germany might go for it. Plenty in other countries too. They pretty much rebuilt Europe after the war.


#160

Yeah they might but they represent a tiny minority in the overall picture