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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #9)
Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:43 AM
pampango (15,260 posts)
11. True from a tactical perspective. It would be better if neither side had uninterrupted flow of arms,
but they both do.
Turkey and Syria were allies and trading partners before Assad started with the repression of protests in early 2011.
Turkey Reaches Out to Its Neighbors: Rapprochement and Cooperation 2002-2011
It's not like the two countries were not getting along quite well before Assad's repression started. Does anyone condemn Turkey for distancing itself from Assad last year in light of how he reacted to the protests?
We have learned that we cannot live alone, at peace; that our own well-being is dependent on the well-being of other nations far away. ... We have learned to be citizens of the world, members of the human community. ... We shall strive for perfection. ... We may make mistakes, but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonment of moral principle.
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True from a tactical perspective. It would be better if neither side had uninterrupted flow of arms,
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