Comments on Profile Post by zegh8578

  1. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Jens Stoltenberg, head of NATO (former Nor. PM for many years), basically just saying that he hoped Turkey would show restraint during the invasion. o_-
    Oct 9, 2019
  2. TorontoReign
    TorontoReign
    Just turn your brain off. It's not worth paying attention to unless you live there. It's just really bad politics. The worst kind.
    Oct 10, 2019
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  3. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Not that easy, I got a friend who is Kurdish (he is fine, btw - safe and sound over here) - but it made me aware of their struggle even as a kid, and I've admired them ever since. In a kind of gay way, they grew to become a symbol for me, a kind of "last bastion of enduring minority uprising" - one of the few that seemed to have a hope in sight. This is so depressing.
    Oct 10, 2019
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  4. alec
    alec
    90% of my neighbors are Turkish and the Grey Wolves are very popular here. Some of them are basically celebrating this, so it's hard not paying attention to this. This is also the first time that I wish Trump would just get a stroke and end up in a wheelchair, unable to say much more than "Have I eaten already?" and "I need to go poopoo!"
    Oct 10, 2019
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  5. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Apart from hyperpowers like the US, I always find so eery when countries let themselves get accustomed to hostile conflict to the degree of posessing a military force with a lot of recent experience - or armed and active paramilitary groups like the Grey Wolves. There's an inherent savagery to it, that most "common sense" would suggest that we have shed in our modernity, but that clearly we have not
    Oct 11, 2019
  6. AureliusofPhoenix
    AureliusofPhoenix
    Heh, “shed in our modernity”. We’re a flawed creation, zegh. As long as there are shaved monkeys there will be war, and profiteering, and all that happy shit that comes with violence.
    Oct 11, 2019
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  7. zegh8578
    zegh8578
    Oh, for sure. These are constant reminders, and so is geopolitics in general. Not to sound all "cynic edge", but geopolitics in particular perfectly demonstrate our hard, unrelenting, uncompromising biology, we overrun our opponents according to demand, and individual suffering drown in almost trivial political maneuvers and actions that blanket entire populations.
    Oct 11, 2019
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