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(Yahoo)   Turkey wants to start a war with America. Considering we have a gigantic military base in their country... Please, proceed   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2013-12-21 04:58:42 PM  
4 votes:
Wow, Subby made something out of nothing there. The article: Turkish PM biatches and whines that its a conspiracy that his political allies are corrupt, and would kindly like it if the United States didn't pay attention to that sort of thing. Yet, somehow Subby got Turkey wanting to go to war out of that. Eh.
2013-12-21 05:02:49 PM  
3 votes:
The unlikely tag must be for submitter's thought processes.
2013-12-21 04:54:28 PM  
3 votes:
Telling an ambassador to shut up or get out is threatening war?

Erdogan is an ass, but he's not that stupid.
2013-12-21 09:35:13 PM  
2 votes:
I believe what the subby meant to say was that Turkey is a staunch US ally whose longstanding friendship and mutual support has been invaluable over the last seven decades.
2013-12-22 05:56:27 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: balloot: dericwater: I think the UN should say, "No countries can start a war or initiate any acts of aggression on any other country until and unless said county (the intending-to-be aggressor country) has all its shiat together. That is, very low unemployment, debt-free, trade-positive, democratically elected government leaders, etc."

/So far, probably only the Scandinavian countries, Switzerland and maybe Qatar might qualify.

LOL @  Qatar having "democratically elected government leaders".  Not to mention the whole thing where 75% of their population is made up of indentured servants.

They're foreign workers who make quite a bit more than they would in their home countries (most of them are from India). And the number is closer to 90%. It's the same deal with the UAE.

They make more money but get treated much worse. I'm not sure that's a fair trade, just saying...

The only reason I know anything about it is there's an article in this month's NatGeo magazine. I haven't finished it yet, but the I don't get the impression that the treatment they get is really all that bad. I mean if it was would there be so many of them? It's not like they get sworn to secrecy or anything and can't tell friends and relatives how things are going. Though apparently domestic help like maids and nannies do suffer a range of indignities from their employers and most guest workers try to avoid those positions.


Why would there be so many of them? Fusillade, you're not usually that naive. They're there because, as you say, they make a shiatload of money more than they can in their home countries, for starters. People will put up with all kinds of indignities if it means their loved ones can live in a home with indoor plumbing. For another, in many cases (just like often happens even here in America), they are enticed out of their homelands with promises of legitimate work, and once they get to Qatar or the UAE, they discover that the "contract" is really an indenture. Look what happened to the maid over in New York. Her boss took her passport, lied to US authorities, and when she tried to complain, threatened the girl's family back in India.

Now consider that happening in an enlightened nation like the UAE. Some girl lands there from Indonesia; her employer takes her passport, tells her the cost of her room and board comes out of her wages which are less than she thought they were going to be, she's going to have to do all the housework as well as being a nanny, and if she sets foot out of the compound he'll report her as a prostitute in a country where women have no rights. Is she likely to complain even to National Geographic when they come by to do a story?
2013-12-22 12:08:31 AM  
1 vote:
threatening to declare an ambassador to be personnal non grata is not quite the same as declare war
2013-12-21 11:01:47 PM  
1 vote:
"This is a dirty plot against the national will," Erdogan said.

I blame Julie Doucet.

/On Fark, nothing obscure is.
2013-12-21 10:34:30 PM  
1 vote:
Erdogan is doing anything to hold onto power as his buddies are getting busted left and right.  He'll go down right along with them.
2013-12-21 08:58:08 PM  
1 vote:
PLEASE PROCEED?!?!?!?!?!

I can see subby has never seen warfare or even military life outside his brother's girlfriend's basement...


fark YOU SUBBY and your PLEASE PROCEED...

You first dickhead.
2013-12-21 08:21:20 PM  
1 vote:
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Oh hai guyz what going on in this thread?
2013-12-21 08:14:47 PM  
1 vote:

dericwater: I think the UN should say, "No countries can start a war or initiate any acts of aggression on any other country until and unless said county (the intending-to-be aggressor country) has all its shiat together. That is, very low unemployment, debt-free, trade-positive, democratically elected government leaders, etc."

/So far, probably only the Scandinavian countries, Switzerland and maybe Qatar might qualify.


LOL @  Qatar having "democratically elected government leaders".  Not to mention the whole thing where 75% of their population is made up of indentured servants.
2013-12-21 04:56:10 PM  
1 vote:
I didnt see the part about war
2013-12-21 04:30:52 PM  
1 vote:
Sorry, you are a little bit too important to our interests in the region.

Here is a bag of cash, we cool right?
 
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