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A smoldering Turkey-NATO crisis is about
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Posted By: SurferLad, 6/18/2019 6:45:32 AM

You may recall there’s been a fair amount in the news these last many months about Russian President Vladimir Putin and his minions seeking to meddle in U.S. affairs, mainly election politics. [Snip] Putin and gang are involved in far more immediately significant meddling in U.S. affairs in the Middle East, specifically with our NATO ally Turkey. This rolling crisis over Turkey shouldn’t fall off our radar. In both Europe and the Middle East, Putin is attempting to rebuild the ambition of a grander Russia

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232 6/18/2019 8:18:08 AM (No. 100509)
Cut Turkey loose. It no longer deserves to be a part of NATO. Whats the point of an alliance if there is no follow through?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Strike3 6/18/2019 9:51:23 AM (No. 100600)
Scroo Turkey and Russia both. We have our own country to fix.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/18/2019 10:13:11 AM (No. 100637)
If only it was as easy as #1 and #2 say (to kick member nations out of NATO). Those are not the only toxic countries therein.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 6/18/2019 11:13:55 AM (No. 100706)
Turkey is now an Islamist country, which means that they are fundamentally at odds with all the west believes in and wants. Attaturk tried to secularize Turkey and bring them into the 20th century, and he mostly succeeded in pushing Islam into the mosques and getting the Ottoman Empire into some semblance of modernity. Now the dictator Erdogan is pushing Turkey back to the Islamist side, and working for that violent 7th century death cult to be their guiding force in all things. Not good. And Putin is just seeking any advantage politically and economically, no matter how temporary.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: iraengneer 6/18/2019 9:32:36 PM (No. 101107)
Long past the time to exit NATO entirely. Strip the bases of anything useful, and come home. Relocate the personnel and appropriate assets to the southern border. To "Perdition" with the Euroweenies: we should have let them stew back in WW1.
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