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    Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #14

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    Post  flamming_python Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:59 pm

    par far wrote:

    That map would have raised some eyebrows across Eurasia for sure. Probably least of which in Moscow if anything.

    Classic Erdogan. Loose cannon shooting in every direction at once.

    I don't doubt that this was a domestic political move but you do have to love the lack of finesse when it comes to relations with other countries.

    Anyway, as much of an annoyance as Erdogan can be, he ultimately creates opportunities for Russia, and other non-Western powers. You can't accuse him of not following an independent foreign policy for his nation.

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    Post  PapaDragon Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:55 pm


    Erdogan will need bigger defence budget if he wants to play with that map

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    Post  miketheterrible Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:56 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Erdogan will need bigger defence budget if he wants to play with that map

    Lol. A defense budget surpassing US would be needed.
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    Post  flamming_python Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:16 am

    Russia should just let Turkey pretend it's a superpower at this stage. Maybe even surreptitiously egg it on, and pretend to 'negotiate' with it the fate of the Ukraine, or whatever.

    I don't think there's much chance of Turkish dive-bombers wiping out most of the Russian air force in the first couple of weeks of a surprise invasion, so whatever ends up happening it can't ultimately be too negative for Russia. Most importantly it'll be good for the lulz.
    Sort of how the US let Saddam Hussein invade Kuwait. In fact even laid the incentive for him doing so with some pipeline shenanigance.
    Except in this case Russia doesn't need to take action, but simply lay back and chill.

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