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OWLFAN86
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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Europe and South America are not our problem, we have enough economic power to bend them to our will
for now

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But how? What do they have to offer other than oil?

$$,, military aide, or overthrow the govt

china has airstrips in Argentina already
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Sentrius
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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Look to Afghanistan. Groups like the Taliban take over, shelter Al Qaeda, and 9/11 happens



Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires my dude. It will never ever be governable let alone conquerable.







OWLFAN86
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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I’m focusing in on the current context.
fair enough

but I was answering the questions without making an attempt to argue the merits
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I agree on international politics if you look at history. It can be argued that very few conflicts existed outside of economic means.


ITS ALWAYS ABOUT $$ or the means to make it


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Tigeralum2008
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires my dude. It will never ever be governable let alone conquerable.


We aren’t trying to rule it. Just support the groups that would be friendly to us. Coulda done that in the 80s with no boots on the ground


Tigeralum2008
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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But how? What do they have to offer other than oil?


China is buying influence in Africa by providing huge investments in infrastructure while the host country agrees to exclusive deals on natural resources


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Sentrius
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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We aren’t trying to rule it. Just support the groups that would be friendly to us. Coulda done that in the 80s with no boots on the ground





Do you know confident the taliban are? They keep attacking American soldiers while we're negotiating a "peace agreement" to leave the country.

It's a complete dog and pony show that poses no threat to American interests.

It's been nearly 20 years since we invaded and nothing has changed at all there and it's still the same shithole that keeps attacking American soldiers.

If we pulled out yesterday, it would still be the same shithole and nothing would change.


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Darth_Vader
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
While it sucks for them, it’s about time we stop playing world cop. Hundreds of Marines died in Lebanon in the 80s because we were playing world cop. I fought in Iraq in ‘91 because we were playing world cop. Thousands of Americans have fought in the Middle East nonstop for the past 18 years and counting because we are still playing world cop.

And what good has it done? When we first went to the Middle East in the early 80s it was an unstable shithole full of goat-fricking fanatics wanting to kill us. And today it’s still an unstable shithole full of goat-fricking fanatics wanting to kill us.

It’s time we stop wasting trillions of dollars and precious American blood playing world cop.


Chuker
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
For real. How much longer did the Kurds expect us to be there? Forever?


NIH
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
you should want your son to fight in the Middle East to protect Muh Kurds

Otherwise, you’re not a patriot


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NIH
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
But allies!

Our allies in that part of the world are our enemies tomorrow.


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AlonsoWDC
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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years from now people will look back and see Obama getting elected as one of the biggest scams ever, in the US.


BLACK PRESIDENT MAN BAD


Darth_Vader
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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BLACK PRESIDENT MAN BAD


Yes he was. In fact he was hand down a terrible failure as a president But it had nothing to do with the color of his skin.


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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
The Afghanis are shooting us with the rifles we bought them to kill soviets


NIH
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
Alonso is too busy running midnight basketball to respond


NIH
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
Muh staunchest allies


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ELVIS U
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
And why the hell should I care?


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AlonsoWDC
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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Alonso is too busy running midnight basketball to respond




Too busy cucking your wife with my balls in your mouth.


RazorBroncs
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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Too busy cucking your wife with my balls in your mouth.



Wait, WHAT?

Gaaaaaaayee
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Breauxsif
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re: Turkey begins invasion of Kurdish held northeast Syria
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It's not a total pull out though



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