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So am I reading this correctly that the Turks would like the US to take care of their cross border snit with the Kurds even though it has ZERO to to with our ever changing mission in Iraq?

Would that not be considered actionable by the World Court at some level?
I have an idea that you said something interesting but I am not sure. Seriously, I can't make it out.

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This oughtta be interesting.
that's for sure although nothing really new.

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Hopefully, Turkeys pending admittance to the EU will temper their actions somewhat.
LOL. Cyprus, anyone?



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Hopefully, Turkeys pending admittance to the EU will temper their actions somewhat.
What?....

Over here in Europe, the idea of Turkey getting into the EU is a nightmare scenario... All those Muslim nutcases with free access to emigrate is all we want!

Can't see the French ever agreeing to that....
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I have an idea that you said something interesting but I am not sure. Seriously, I can't make it out.

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So am I reading this correctly that the Turks would like the US to take care of their cross border snit with the Kurds even though it has ZERO to to with our ever changing mission in Iraq?
I asked "Are the Turks, in their movements and posturing, trying to get the US to deal with the Kurdish troops with whom they have had ill will for decades?" It followed that "this is not in the mission of the US [however that mission has changed so often that I suppose it could be wedged in somewhere]".

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Would that not be considered actionable by the World Court at some level?
I then asked, somewhat rhetorically if our interceding on the behalf of Turkey, to in effect wipe out their enemy without provocation would be an action that could be construed as actionable by the World Court.

Does that help?

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^^^^^ Try again, not complicated or disconnected enough yet.

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You have a problem understanding one of the shortest posts that I have made that consists of only two sentences, neither compound?
I'm a little hazy on the rules of grammar but I believe that "even though" is a conjunction (of some sort), thereby creating a compound sentence. That is, either part can stand alone.


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So am I reading this correctly that the Turks would like the US to take care of their cross border snit with the Kurds

even though

it has ZERO to to with our ever changing mission in Iraq?" \
This is too prissy, isn't it?

How 'bout dem Cubs?

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I'm a little hazy on the rules of grammar but I believe that "even though" is a conjunction (of some sort), thereby creating a compound sentence. That is, either part can stand alone.



This is too prissy, isn't it?

How 'bout dem Cubs?
I thought about that but since IT relates to the Object of the first part [working on 40 year old grammar here] it is an Objective Complementive Phrase and can't stand on its own since it requires the Object in the first part of the sentence to define its existence. [Thank you Mrs Whitcomb - wherever you are].

On the other hand, it may be compound, yet very short, and concise, and easily understood. :-)

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What?....

Over here in Europe, the idea of Turkey getting into the EU is a nightmare scenario... All those Muslim nutcases with free access to emigrate is all we want!

Can't see the French ever agreeing to that....
Without Kemal Ataturk's legacy, Turkey might now be a fundamentalist Islamic Country, right on Western Europe's door steps.

Austria had a few experiences with Turkish invaders in the past.
Contrary to popular belief, the croissant pastry (crescent) is thought to be Austrian, and not French.
It is said to be created by Vienna bakers as a sign of resistance, when the Turks tried to starve the City of Vienna into surrender.
The croissant duplicated the crescent in the Turkish flag.
The French call the croissant 'Viennoiserie.'
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Yes, when all is said and done, thanks to Ataturk, the Turks have been a pretty good friend to the West, considering what might have been. They don't consider themselves Arabs, either, just as the Irish don't consider themselves English.

The actions against their native Armenian and Kurdish minorities are troublesome though, as are their relations with the Greeks, especially over the 1974 war over Cyprus, which is still unresolved. I had an apt. in college, and my roomates in it were Jewish, Indian, Greek and Turk. It was less than peaceful at times, especially after the drinking got serious!!!

The Turks have a huge immigrant presence in Germany, where many began as gastarbeiters, (many got work at Mercedes and BMW)
and stayed, and didn't attempt to assilmilate into society. Many Turkish "ghettos" exist in German and other european cities.

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