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re: What does the NATO treaty require if one member attacks another member? - crazy4lsu
:lol: Only if Turkey has something to gain by it. Maybe it will once it reforms the Empire. ...
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re: What does the NATO treaty require if one member attacks another member? - crazy4lsu
[quote] But, I could see where a heated dispute might arise over how Muslim refugees are being treated that newly fanatical Islaamic Turkey might resent. [/quote] I'd argue that Turkey's recent turn is regular authoritarianism, which we've seen again and again in the Islamic world, rather th...
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re: What does the NATO treaty require if one member attacks another member? - crazy4lsu
Also the type of response within the alliance would depend on the countries and circumstances involved. In the Turkish and Greek case, I think the Council of Europe sided with the Turks. I don't think there are hard and fast rules in this regard. ...
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re: What does the NATO treaty require if one member attacks another member? - crazy4lsu
You realize this happened [link=(http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1760565.stm)]LINK[/link] Turkey and Greece went to war over Cyprus in 1974 (both joined NATO in 1952) with Greece pulling its forces from NATO til 1981. What would probably occur now is the leading powers would broker a solution o...
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re: Do US Made Products Matter to You - crazy4lsu
[quote]Orvis makes a small amount of clothing in the US. Part of their product line is drawn from small producers rebranded as Orvis, and a number of those are US manufacturers. [/quote] The major drawback of buying American is that they usually aren't cheap. But the shoes I've spent a lot of m...
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re: Do US Made Products Matter to You - crazy4lsu
[quote]Other than Carhartt and American Apparel, who else makes clothing in the US? [/quote] Alden and Allen Edmonds makes shoes here, as well as some smaller brands. I'm wearing Oak Street boots right now. I own a pair of American made Chippewa's as well. I own numerous pairs of Allen Edmonds. ...
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re: Multivitamin - crazy4lsu
I take vitamin D, potassium, and magnesium, but not in one multivitamin. ...
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re: CBS show ‘Madam Secretary’ Finds Way to Tie ISIS and "Christian Militia" - crazy4lsu
Yeah I don't care about that, I was more interested in the ways ISIS was making inroads into new areas. ...
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re: CBS show ‘Madam Secretary’ Finds Way to Tie ISIS and "Christian Militia" - crazy4lsu
[quote]Link me to a tie between ISIS and the Christian militia.[/quote] There isn't a link between explicitly Christian groups and ISIS, but there are links between Ukrainian nationalists and ISIS. [link=(http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/11/the_ukraineisis_alliance.html)]LINK[/link] ...
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re: Luck: A Leciester story, looking back on the 15/16 Season - crazy4lsu
Vardy is a classic poacher again. If he starts making chances will you change your tune? He's an average player, I agree, but again, in the right system he can be good. Mahrez on the ball is superb but he has to work in counter-attacking systems in order to press the 1 v 1 opportunity. He's a br...
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re: Luck: A Leciester story, looking back on the 15/16 Season - crazy4lsu
[quote]but what happened to Mahrez and Vardy?[/quote] Mahrez and Vardy are being stopped precisely because they don't have a ball-winner in midfield who can start the attack immediately like Kante could. When other teams get into low block situations, Mahrez will be 2 v 1 and forced to pass it ba...
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re: Do US Made Products Matter to You - crazy4lsu
Yes. I buy as much American made clothing as possible. I also buy American made musical instruments. ...
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re: Russia: Say Putin makes a further push to re-annex the Eastern Bloc, why care? - crazy4lsu
[quote]Huh? [/quote] I meant to say that the West turning their backs to the former Eastern bloc would be doing a favor to the Russians. ...
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re: Luck: A Leciester story, looking back on the 15/16 Season - crazy4lsu
[quote]No doubt, im not saying #notmychampions but I will not consider them as equals with other champions. [/quote] Why? They did certain things incredibly well. Their low block game was the best of any teams since Mourinho's Chelsea in 2005. They aren't a great champion, but neither was Man U ...
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re: Russia: Say Putin makes a further push to re-annex the Eastern Bloc, why care? - crazy4lsu
As I've said earlier, the breakdown of institutions like NATO and the EU is bad news for the US, symbolically, as those institutions, especially NATO, were prime examples of the US leading the "free" world against the Soviet world. That the Soviet system gave way to a hyper capitalistic Russian syst...
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re: In 2017 what are Russian threats to U.S. interests? - crazy4lsu
[quote] I believe that the threat to US "interests" can be mitigated by changing said interests to something less threatening to Russia. Russia's recent moves in Eastern europe and and the middle east are counter moves as much as anything else. The US brought this on, and now their reward for foreig...
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re: In 2017 what are Russian threats to U.S. interests? - crazy4lsu
[quote]Weakening NATO I could see as a good thing for Putin but weakening the EU? [/quote] The reasoning for weakening the EU is this. The primary drive for European cooperation is to integrate the economies of those countries so much that war would be unthinkable. This also gives those countrie...
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re: In 2017 what are Russian threats to U.S. interests? - crazy4lsu
Well it's complicated. If Russia can split the EU apart, it will have done much to destroy the post-war institutions that brought the longest extended run of peace in Europe since the era between the Crimean War and WWI. There is quite a bit of symbolism there as well, as Germany, which America help...
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