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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    A weapons blockade against Syria seems good to me. Smells like a UN reaction to the slaughtering of civilians. Does someone want the Syrian government to have more weapons? Who.
    Iran. China. North Korea. Russia. I'll admit to not knowing how Hamas or AQ would come down on this - the Syrian regime has been a historical ally.

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    And? Most countries that existed prior to WW1 had tried to dominate the world at one stage.
    not really - most had tried to dominate their area. only a very small number have ever been able to expand their reach to the point where they could be said to be trying to dominate the world as they knew it. The Ottoman Empire.... yeah, I guess you could say that about them at their peak. Persia as well, though that was pre-Arab expansion.

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Globally, many say the same of the US in recent history.
    obiligatory-left-wing-piety-box-checked (I would argue we have been too reticent). I'm not sure that is relevant.
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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Turkey and Iran are trying to dominate the world, what the hell???
    not "the" world. "that" world. as in, the Middle East. Both powers see themselves as rightful regional hegemons.

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Well, then I've a job for you.

    Peeeeple....

    People who kill, peeeeple.....

    are the most employable peeeeeeeeeeeepllleeeeee.......

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Iran. China. North Korea. Russia. I'll admit to not knowing how Hamas or AQ would come down on this - the Syrian regime has been a historical ally.
    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    not "the" world. "that" world. as in, the Middle East. Both powers see themselves as rightful regional hegemons.
    I would agree that Turkey and Iran both want to be a regional leader, I wouldn't use the term dominate with Turkey perhaps with Iran. Besides that you're saying Iran wants to both dominate Syria, it being part of the region, and for Syria to have more weapons, weapons much I would assume could be used to check such domination.

    Also you're being too simplistic with your assessment of these other countries, China and Russia for example have nothing to personally gain from Syria having more weapons, do we even know what kind of weapons these are? Are they just small arms? Either way, I don't see what they have to gain. Same with North Korea, although they cooperate for mutual gain every so often I see it as a completely mutual arrangement, neither really cares about the other they just both can help each other in regards to things like WMD development.

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    This is somewhat Libya-esque as Turkey is confiscating weapons being shipped to the Syrian government, when the Syrian protest movement is arming itself (Syria: The revolution will be weaponised - Features - Al Jazeera English) (Syria's once-peaceful protesters turn to guns - CBS News) (Syria's once-peaceful protesters turn to guns - CBS News), not to mention that the US has been co-opting the Syrian protest movement (WikiLeaks Cables Show US Strategy for Regime Change in Syria as Protesters are Massacred | The Dissenter).
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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Turkey should give the weapons to the protesters.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Turkey should give the weapons to the protesters.
    Oh snap! Democracy loving rebels under attack! Who shall save them?

    *superhero theme music*

    It's NATO to the rescue to bomb your country and kill civilians!!!! Oh yeah!!!!
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    Re: Turkey seizes Syrian ship with weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well, that's SOP for this guy - he's been all about reinstituting the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire for a while now.

    what's fascinating is that he has turned on Syria.
    He's possibly quietly supporting the anti-government uprising in Syria.
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