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The cradle of civilisation ... and now?

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu May 21, 2015 11:37 am

The latest news is that DAESH (as I prefer to call these cutthroats) have moved into the priceless archeological site of the ancient city of Palmyra, and will doubtless destroy it. Isn't it ironic to see what the region that was once the cradle of civilisation has now descended into?
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Re: The cradle of civilisation ... and now?

Postby Paphitis » Thu May 21, 2015 11:41 am

Sad news Tim.

Absolutely heartbreaking.
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Re: The cradle of civilisation ... and now?

Postby Lordo » Thu May 21, 2015 11:55 am

let us not forget who armed and trained them. yanks go home.
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Re: The cradle of civilisation ... and now?

Postby CBBB » Thu May 21, 2015 12:13 pm

Lordo wrote:let us not forget who armed and trained them. yanks go home.


Or who is covertly supporting them, they can go home as well!
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Re: The cradle of civilisation ... and now?

Postby Lordo » Thu May 21, 2015 1:38 pm

agreed all the buggers can go home.
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Re: The cradle of civilisation ... and now?

Postby miltiades » Thu May 21, 2015 2:16 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:The latest news is that DAESH (as I prefer to call these cutthroats) have moved into the priceless archeological site of the ancient city of Palmyra, and will doubtless destroy it. Isn't it ironic to see what the region that was once the cradle of civilisation has now descended into?

Savage barbarians they are and always will be for as long as they carry the dreadly virus called God!
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Re: The cradle of civilisation ... and now?

Postby miltiades » Thu May 21, 2015 2:16 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:The latest news is that DAESH (as I prefer to call these cutthroats) have moved into the priceless archeological site of the ancient city of Palmyra, and will doubtless destroy it. Isn't it ironic to see what the region that was once the cradle of civilisation has now descended into?

Savage barbarians they are and always will be for as long as they carry the dreadly virus called God!
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Re: The cradle of civilisation ... and now?

Postby Paphitis » Thu May 21, 2015 2:34 pm

Lordo wrote:agreed all the buggers can go home.


Turkey is covertly arming them not the USA.

Turkey go home!
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Re: The cradle of civilisation ... and now?

Postby Robin Hood » Thu May 21, 2015 3:59 pm

Paphitis wrote:
Lordo wrote:agreed all the buggers can go home.


Turkey is covertly arming them not the USA.

Turkey go home!


...... and who arms Turkey? Arms sales are the US's top export industry. In Akrotiri (RAF) there are two clapped out Tornado's taking the war to ISIS but the UK government has deployed a squadron of Typhoons in Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania to protect these states against Russian aggression along with several 100 US advisors/trainers in Ukraine, and many more US advisors/trainers in Poland along with their missiles/armour, for the same purpose. The US now intends to install an anti-Russian missile shield in Ukraine and, as could be expected, the Russians have said that if this happens they will take the necessary steps to protect themselves. Looking at all the news reports on what is happening in Syria/Iraq compared to Ukraine I think somebody has their priorities screwed up.

I know who I believe is the biggest threat to our civiisation ..... after the US of course! :roll:
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Re: The cradle of civilisation ... and now?

Postby Paphitis » Thu May 21, 2015 4:07 pm

Robin Hood wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Lordo wrote:agreed all the buggers can go home.


Turkey is covertly arming them not the USA.

Turkey go home!


...... and who arms Turkey? Arms sales are the US's top export industry. In Akrotiri (RAF) there are two clapped out Tornado's taking the war to ISIS but the UK government has deployed a squadron of Typhoons in Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania to protect these states against Russian aggression along with several 100 US advisors/trainers in Ukraine, and many more US advisors/trainers in Poland along with their missiles/armour, for the same purpose. The US now intends to install an anti-Russian missile shield in Ukraine and, as could be expected, the Russians have said that if this happens they will take the necessary steps to protect themselves. Looking at all the news reports on what is happening in Syria/Iraq compared to Ukraine I think somebody has their priorities screwed up.

I know who I believe is the biggest threat to our civiisation ..... after the US of course! :roll:


The USA arms Turkey in the main part but not only.

It does not arm Turkey as a conduit in arming DAESH. That is a huge stretch and I am surprised you would suggest it.

Turkey is a member of NATO.

Last time I checked, there were 8 Tornadoes at Amrotiri. Tornadoes are great at what they do as Strike aircraft.

The RAAF has 12 upgraded F-18F which are state of the art and better than the Typhoon as multi role strike aircraft. They are doing about 30 sorties a day. These are our back bone along with the F-35s which will be delivered late 2015 to 2017.

I know there is nothing half hearted about Australia's commitment. I don't have anything official but I do know they have dropped a few tinned of munitions and destroyed many targets.
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