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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Mar 11, 2020 at 11:35

When the timing of the Turkish expansionism began to become more complicated, there was really nothing new to explore in the continuing context of Erdoǧan's ambitions in the region; so many others have expressed ranging but consistent opinions that Erdoǧan's empire will forage and exploit the weaknesses of all who may have interests in what happens next in that region. That America still has a remnant military presence that many consider in jeopardy while bombs and planes pound Syrian territorial enclaves of opposition forces and the like, what would the circumstances be like had the previous American Administrative Chief Executive not backed away and allowed the beginning of Russian offensive presences to begin filling in with empirical intentions while supporting al-Assad's ill-fated mimic of Erdoǧan's ambitions.
Now, this observation comes late in this particular post; and it is not likely that anyone who cared about this last October is going to chime in as we see that the dynamics are making for a more disastrous outcome, one that people are not really in a position to understand, except in apocalyptic terms.
When the timing is right, moving south from Damascus into the Golan is one finger push away, when other factors are ripened and the desire to conquer all are too ripe to resist. While the American economy, along with the rest of the world's economies are challenged to the brink, the musings of the likes of messieurs Martel, Banerjee, Collins and the others on this post will be in the rear view mirror and the ultimate target (Israel) becomes the point of the argument that all should have left well enough alone: for no one is prepared for what is on the immediate horizon. Pestilence will become the least of the issues.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
180 Days Later [293 words]M ToveyMar 11, 2020 11:35258160
Turkey [45 words]Jon PurizhanskyJan 21, 2020 11:47257348
Islam plays the long game [155 words]Charles MartelOct 19, 2019 01:25255501
Dear Mr. Martel [180 words]Debanjan BanerjeeOct 23, 2019 04:57255501
Oh, welcome Debanjan Banerjee. Welcome back [103 words]PrashantOct 23, 2019 22:25255501
Deaar Prashant [144 words]Debanjan BanerjeeOct 26, 2019 04:12255501
The jackals tear into the Syrian corpse [88 words]DaveOct 16, 2019 11:36255450
Kurds vs. Serbs [8 words]Barry BlackOct 16, 2019 13:52255450
The Sultan [14 words]Barry BlackOct 17, 2019 12:43255450
Oy Vey! [88 words]Barry BlackOct 16, 2019 10:17255449
Cleansing of terrorists from Turkish border [137 words]Seher AtaseverOct 16, 2019 08:32255448
I Want Constantinople Back [2 words]David RyanOct 15, 2019 22:32255443
American fighters becoming a Eurasian spectator sport [411 words]Rick CollinsOct 15, 2019 19:50255441

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