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Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:24 AM

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to release millions of refugees into Europe over criticism

Source: CNBC

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Europe with a flood of refugees if the continent’s leaders call the Turkish invasion of Syria an “occupation” during a speech to local lawmakers Thursday.

“We will open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way,” Erdogan said, according to Reuters, while speaking to officials from his ruling AK Party.

A Turkish offensive in northern Syria has been underway since Wednesday, with airstrikes and artillery fire targeting U.S.-allied Kurdish forces on the ground.

The operation began just days after President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement withdrawing U.S. troops from a part of Syria that had been reclaimed in a bloody and drawn-out war between the U.S.-led coalition and the so-called Islamic State. Trump framed his decision as one that would hand the responsibility of containing IS to the Turks.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/10/turkeys-erdogan-threatens-release-of-refugees-to-europe-over-syria-criticism.html



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Reply Turkey's Erdogan threatens to release millions of refugees into Europe over criticism (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 OP
empedocles Oct 2019 #1
pangaia Oct 2019 #2
2naSalit Oct 2019 #3
jberryhill Oct 2019 #4
SummerSnow Oct 2019 #5
BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #6
sinkingfeeling Oct 2019 #8
LeftInTX Oct 2019 #13
sinkingfeeling Oct 2019 #14
Igel Oct 2019 #16
Newest Reality Oct 2019 #7
orangecrush Oct 2019 #9
pecosbob Oct 2019 #10
yaesu Oct 2019 #11
BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #12
amcgrath Oct 2019 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2019 #17
Odoreida Oct 2019 #18

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:26 AM

1. erdogan has the trump mentality

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:26 AM

2. murderers, torturers,thieves stick together... until.....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:30 AM

3. One of

pooty's wet dreams is happening now.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:31 AM

4. Wow


That’s an amazing statement in so many ways. The barrel has no bottom.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:32 AM

5. And if and when they are released and perform a terror attack in Europe...

Trump will be the first one to say, "Oh too bad, they need to rid their country of terrorism."

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:35 AM

6. Remember that

Drumpf's "terrorists" are not from the Middle East. They are from Central America.

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:51 AM

8. These people aren't terrorists. They're refugees from the Syrian 'war'.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:05 PM

13. Refugees who don't fit in, can end up drifting

It's a belonging mentality.

Then they become attracted to sleeper cells.
It's like gang recruitment.

The cells pick up people who are isolated and need a sense of belonging.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:45 PM

14. Yeah, all 3.6 million of them. I, for one, am offended by the


attitude that all refugees are terrorists after fleeing war and abuse.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 05:40 PM

16. The only other option seems to be that not a single terrorist is among them.

Stark contrasts miss out on a lot of reality.

A reasonable number of the refugees are those who Syria kicked out of reclaimed areas. "We'll let the fighters leave and provide safe passage for the next 3 days" sorts of deals. More than a few wound up in Idlib, but a lot decided to pack it in. Now, once they, proud fighters for Sunni Islam in a Shi'ite-dominated state, find themselves not in a conservative Sunni environment but in Germany or France, they might decide to unpack it. Esp. if they feel humiliated, or feel that their coreligionists are humiliated.

This is not all; it may be less than 10% or 5%. But insisting that it's either 100.000 000% or 0.000 000% seems mistaken to me.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:47 AM

7. Trump said that, too.

I recently read a statement where he was asked about that and said, in effect, not our problem, Europe will get them.

Add that to the negative impacts of this. It is not easy to ascertain the subplot, (though there really seems to be several going on at the same time) but it sounds like a middle finger to the EU and tRump is vindictive to the max. Turkey is enabling that, as well, and so, I expect Erdogan to be emulating him. Notice that the threat is merely a response to criticism.

Trump, Putin and Erdogan are the players, so keep that in mind. What's to gain here is the issue.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 09:13 AM

9. Right out of Putin's playbook

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 09:56 AM

10. Last time I looked there were a whole lot of folks not happy with your rule, President Erdogan

Nobody does regime change like the U.S.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 11:00 AM

11. evil f'ing dictator just like tRump. I must admit that I have never liked Turkey, they have always

seemed to be on the side of evil throughout their history so this doesn't surprise me, the US is following in their path.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 11:05 AM

12. Ottoman Empire!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:19 PM

15. Straight out of the Trump playbook,

Except he threatens sanctuary cities and the fearful viewers of Fox

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 01:51 PM

17. Awww

A sensitive dictator.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 01:56 PM

18. Refugees as a weapon. Interesting in a horrible way n/t

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