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Originally posted by drunk
This is just getting worse(not the thread) the issue of beheading hostages why cant the co-allition forces pull out? O.K cos they are afraid that people will think they cant finish what they started, i mean personally i think they should pull out cos this situation will get escalate into something far worse as long as the co allition forces are in Iraq.
Originally posted by spacechicken1
There are two things to consider here: one the Turks defeated the arabs and the persions and ruled them under foot for 500 years, they are the only muslim nation that is truly feared by the arabs. Second, they defeated the Brits and the Austrialians at Golipole and performed outstandingly well in the Korean war. If these dishonorable insurgents incite the Turks into military involvement it will be the begining of the end for them.
Originally posted by JediMaster
They made a big mistake by capturing and threating to kill Arabs. The Turks will not stand for this, and I bet some of them will question al-Zarqwi as to why they are now killing fellow Muslims. Of course they will be brainwashed into some infidel killing crap.
The more they bully, the more the world becomes pissed off and wants their heads chopped off.
Originally posted by Valhall
Turks are not Arabs. And, by and large, a lot of Turks would find that mix-up offensive. There's not much love lost between Turks and Arabs.
Originally posted by rwsdakota
We can't pull out. The only reason Al Queda is there in the first place is to try just that. If we pull out, al-queda moves in and makes iraq a centralized terrorist nation.
Bush arrives in Turkey
From correspondents in Ankara
June 27, 2004
Originally posted by Valhall
There's about a 40% chance these are Christian Turks. Up until about 15 years ago the country was 50/50 Christian/Muslim. And before that, mainly Christian.
So, we don't know yet.
Originally posted by I See You
I guess they havn't got the brains to realize that we nor any other gov't are gonna give in to their demands. In what way do we need show or tell them this? They will behead innocents and it will get them nowhere.
[edit on 26-6-2004 by I See You]
Originally posted by gman55
Here's some basic Turkish history...
Present-day Turkey was created in 1923 from the Turkish remnants of the Ottoman Empire. Soon thereafter, the country instituted secular laws to replace traditional religious fiats. In 1945 Turkey joined the UN, and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. Turkey intervened militarily on Cyprus in 1974 to protect Turkish Cypriots and prevent a Greek takeover of the island; the northern 37 percent of the island remains under Turkish Cypriot control. Relations between the Turkey and Greece have improved greatly over the past few years. In 1984, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a Marxist-Leninist, separatist group, initiated an insurgency in southeast Turkey, often using terrorist tactics to try to attain its goal of an independent Kurdistan.
Also...Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)