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  • U.S. Navy sailors attacked in Istanbul

    Istanbul doesn't look to be a good place to go without a significant group at your back, FYI. Sure appears to have changed since I took shore leave there.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...ashore-turkey/
    Turkish protesters attacked U.S. sailors in Istanbul on Wednesday.

    “Yankee, go home!” a group of roughly 10 men shouted at three U.S. sailors while they attempted to throw a bag over the head of one of the Americans..........


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    Harry S. Truman, (1884-1972)
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    “Just remember – life is hard. But it’s one hell of a lot harder if you’re stupid.

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    "I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."

    Originally posted by Country_Jim
    ... Thus far, I am rooting for the zombies.

  • #2
    It looks like Turkey is going the fundamentalist Muslim route as they have taken over government. Like a mental disease.

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    • #3
      While I totally get the disconnect between the people and the government, isn't Turkey a NATO member? Do the citizens really not understand that Isil will walk all over them without NATOs help? I am sure some in the country want that, but I don't believe they are all that way.
      semper destravit

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RGDS View Post
        ................I am sure some in the country want that, but I don't believe they are all that way.
        Hmm, Yes.

        Not all Germans were Nazis...not all Chinese were Maoists...not all Afghans are Taliban ... etc etc etc

        Umm, watch the collected videos here...(maybe not with a full stomach) with audio. ISIS and the rest don't give a flip whether everyone supports them or not....they'll happily cow or kill those who don't support them.

        http://www.military.com/video/operat...2525038454001/


        You know, I really fear (after watching this Istanbul video) that some sailor, marine, airman, soldier, etc will get grabbed in an incident like that and get his head chopped off in an ISIS video!! They would be a LOT easier to grab than one of our "non' boots-on-the-ground in Iraq.
        Harry S. Truman, (1884-1972)
        “Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.”

        Capt. E.J. Land USMC,
        “Just remember – life is hard. But it’s one hell of a lot harder if you’re stupid.

        George Washington, (1732-1799)
        "I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."

        Originally posted by Country_Jim
        ... Thus far, I am rooting for the zombies.

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        • #5
          This looks like video evidence of assault with a deadly weapon to me. In a civilized country, this video would warrant some severe sentences.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Langford PR View Post
            Hmm, Yes.

            Not all Germans were Nazis...not all Chinese were Maoists...not all Afghans are Taliban ... etc etc etc

            Umm, watch the collected videos here...(maybe not with a full stomach) with audio. ISIS and the rest don't give a flip whether everyone supports them or not....they'll happily cow or kill those who don't support them.

            http://www.military.com/video/operat...2525038454001/


            You know, I really fear (after watching this Istanbul video) that some sailor, marine, airman, soldier, etc will get grabbed in an incident like that and get his head chopped off in an ISIS video!! They would be a LOT easier to grab than one of our "non' boots-on-the-ground in Iraq.
            I would think it is "game on" after that. Notice they haven't beheaded anyone for the world to see for a while now.
            semper destravit

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            • #7
              One of the attackers is holding a banner with the letters "TGB", which stands for "Youth Union of Turkey". Here is a page on their website (in Turkish), in which the incident is discussed:

              http://tgb.gen.tr/haber/558/ABD-buyu...dugunu-(gi)yer

              More information about TGB:

              The TGB is a self-described left-wing nationalist and revolutionary youth organization. They strongly identify with Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the secular nationalist founder of the modern Turkish republic, but support socialist economic policies and are strongly opposed to "imperialism."

              The group was formed in 2006, and is strictly against any form of internationalism. The TGB opposes the US and are against Turkey' joining the European Union. They are also opposed to the ruling AKP party headed by President Recip Tayyip Erdogan.


              http://www.businessinsider.com/radic...#ixzz3J4HUe05q
              Last edited by Max K; 11-14-2014, 12:16 PM.
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