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post #1021 of 2692
Legitimate grievances...illegitimate methods to address. I slam the Palies on the same thing so, despite way more sympathy for the Kurds under the Turks, have to try to remain consistent...
post #1022 of 2692
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

Legitimate grievances...illegitimate methods to address. I slam the Palies on the same thing so, despite way more sympathy for the Kurds under the Turks, have to try to remain consistent...


In these types of things you have to think, who is less wrong? In this case, in this era, I would say that the PKK is less wrong. 

post #1023 of 2692
Meh. True but still..ya deliberately blow up a few dozen women and kids in your quest for freedom and you lose points with me. Stick to military targets. Or maybe infrastructure sans personel. Turkey has plenty of stuff to hit.
post #1024 of 2692
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Did anybody except Alan get my joke? Here's a hint: the Arabic word for an elephant is feel. 

post #1025 of 2692
I got it.
post #1026 of 2692
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ما شاء الله  يا رفيقي

post #1027 of 2692
أنا أتكلم الباشتو و الفارسية فقط
post #1028 of 2692
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Interesting, didn't know it was a loanword. 

post #1029 of 2692
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Interesting, didn't know it was a loanword. 

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/پيل

The word "pil" becomes "fil" in Arabic
post #1030 of 2692
I actually didnt get it 😊 looked at it for two seconds and tried elephant then something to do with republicans then i gave up
post #1031 of 2692
Whaaaaaaaat???????!?!

post #1032 of 2692
And here I heard they were ostensibly all pluralistic and tolerant...shoulda let Saddam eat them up.
post #1033 of 2692
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Whaaaaaaaat???????!?!

 

Meybe they could let them use all those empty apartments they own in London and New York

post #1034 of 2692
Or the tent city in Mecca, which is able to house a million people.





I love that he thinks places, where the food pyramid consist of bacon and beer, is closer to Syria than Saudi Arabia in way of life.
post #1035 of 2692
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Honestly, European society is probably closer to urban society in Sham than Saudi is.

Also Kuwait is tiny and 99% desert. Not a lot of places to put anyone.
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