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    There's really no break in topic. Afterall this is the "random news article" thread. A topic only goes on long if it's considered "big news" and garners enough interest but any news fits at any time in this thread as long as it's appropriate and relevant to mention such as what you just posted.

    As for the fine the Brazilian government will make BHP pay I'm sure it's only going to be a fraction of their yearly profits and no one important is going to jail over this. Sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptayn View Post
    Now the FN (basically a fascist political lobby here in France) will be gaining tons of popularity. This just joins the vicious circle of hatred (a perfect example is the link posted by Cyclone_Baroness), and thing is, this circle has started long ago ; to come to the root of the problem, we need to clear out was caused all this terrorism in the first place.

    There is no good side nor bad side, good or bad people ; only events, the reactions, and the consequences, leading to tragedy. And then, it starts all over again.
    I hope they postpone next month elections otherwise they will win their 2 regions easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outerspec View Post
    There's really no break in topic. Afterall this is the "random news article" thread. A topic only goes on long if it's considered "big news" and garners enough interest but any news fits at any time in this thread as long as it's appropriate and relevant to mention such as what you just posted.

    As for the fine the Brazilian government will make BHP pay I'm sure it's only going to be a fraction of their yearly profits and no one important is going to jail over this. Sadly.
    Ok and thanks.

    Here is another link.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/brazil-dam-br...gerais-2172880
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    In case anyone feels a bit disturbed by the anti-ISIS bloodlust after Paris.
    http://rudaw.net/NewsDetails.aspx?pageid=171707

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    Who would feel disturbed at this? Muslims who live peacefully all around the world are the ones that should be very angry that a bunch of fanatics are using their religion in their name and withour their consent. In the long run this is only going to fragment the Islam in two opposite sides.
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    isis and boko haram could be shot to pieces and i would be skipping in the streets


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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    In case anyone feels a bit disturbed by the anti-ISIS bloodlust after Paris.
    http://rudaw.net/NewsDetails.aspx?pageid=171707
    You know ordinarily I believe that a person should be judged fairly and punished appropriately in accordance with their
    crimes. But if these guys were captured lined up in front a ditch and shot in the back of the head and then had their corpses lit on fire or had their heads mounted on pikes either punishment I'd be cool with with.
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    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    In case anyone feels a bit disturbed by the anti-ISIS bloodlust after Paris.
    http://rudaw.net/NewsDetails.aspx?pageid=171707
    In a world where everything is shade of grey its rare to see some organizations to so f*cking evil that no one is going to apogolize for them and everyone agrees that they should be put down like a rabid dogs... yeah of course there are those in ISIS who think they are true followers of islam and only do what they would believe god wants them to do... or they are just in for the thrills and being sadistic cunts as they are...

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    Raqqah fyi is the largest city in Syria that ISIS controls. It's the second largest city they hold overall, the first being Mosul in Iraq.
    Raqqah is generally referred to as their capital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekketsu View Post
    Who would feel disturbed at this? Muslims who live peacefully all around the world are the ones that should be very angry that a bunch of fanatics are using their religion in their name and withour their consent. In the long run this is only going to fragment the Islam in two opposite sides.
    Also all the Muslims they've been killing en mass. Muslims are by far the number one victim of ISIS in every sense.
    Especially Shia Muslims, who are considered essentially heretics deserving of death by ISIS. I think ISIS is more hostile to them than Christians.
    Though no one has been worse treated than the tiny Yezidi religion, of whom those dead women belong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taboo View Post
    isis and boko haram could be shot to pieces and i would be skipping in the streets
    They really are a bunch of War Boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekketsu View Post
    It's nice but Isis been bombed for over year now, sure it slowed them down and put them on defensive but only way to defeat ISIS is ground forces.

    But there is a world of difference of airstrikes on target without any air defense or committing ground forces unto hostile land. USA and Obama will be unwilling to commit ground forces after Iraq and Afghanistan unless there will be sudden call for it from general population of country. EU country's would never commit such a drastic measures unless there will be much more terror attacks on european cities and populace will roar for real commitment.

    Turkey is more concerned about kurds than ISIS and would not commit ground troops against ISIS especially if it helps kurds,Assad and shia's.
    Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries are more concerned about their proxy war against Iran at Yemen and would rather see Syria to fall to ISIS than see Assad consolidating power.
    Israel got its hands full with its own internal problems with Gaza and West coast, if it would do something every gulf nation would throw their weight to see Israel get humiliated.
    Russia, as silly it might sound might be one what could really bring the pain to ISIS, they got almost nothing to lose and them so wildly unpopular after all that shit they been doing at Ukraine they might get massive PR victory for dismantling ISIS and they could get their boy Assad back in power so it could be sweet deal for Russia...

    However Russia got burned pretty bad at Afghanistan what was one of reasons of fall of USSR and even if Putin has Russia under his iron boot with complete media control, Russia has massive economic troubles and should there be casualties piling from distant Syria I am not sure if even Putin is willing to take such a risk that could ultimately be his downfall... better be safe and throw some bombs into that direction.

    TLDR; ISIS will be staying around for a few years...bombs slow them down but only ground forces can snuff them out... and no one is willing to commit that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shandian View Post
    It's nice but Isis been bombed for over year now, sure it slowed them down and put them on defensive but only way to defeat ISIS is ground forces.

    But there is a world of difference of airstrikes on target without any air defense or committing ground forces unto hostile land. USA and Obama will be unwilling to commit ground forces after Iraq and Afghanistan unless there will be sudden call for it from general population of country. EU country's would never commit such a drastic measures unless there will be much more terror attacks on european cities and populace will roar for real commitment.

    Turkey is more concerned about kurds than ISIS and would not commit ground troops against ISIS especially if it helps kurds,Assad and shia's.
    Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries are more concerned about their proxy war against Iran at Yemen and would rather see Syria to fall to ISIS than see Assad consolidating power.
    Israel got its hands full with its own internal problems with Gaza and West coast, if it would do something every gulf nation would throw their weight to see Israel get humiliated.
    Russia, as silly it might sound might be one what could really bring the pain to ISIS, they got almost nothing to lose and them so wildly unpopular after all that shit they been doing at Ukraine they might get massive PR victory for dismantling ISIS and they could get their boy Assad back in power so it could be sweet deal for Russia...

    However Russia got burned pretty bad at Afghanistan what was one of reasons of fall of USSR and even if Putin has Russia under his iron boot with complete media control, Russia has massive economic troubles and should there be casualties piling from distant Syria I am not sure if even Putin is willing to take such a risk that could ultimately be his downfall... better be safe and throw some bombs into that direction.

    TLDR; ISIS will be staying around for a few years...bombs slow them down but only ground forces can snuff them out... and no one is willing to commit that much.
    The Kurds are the ground forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    The Kurds are the ground forces.
    Wildly unpopular ground forces... everyone in the region hates them and while my opinion best and perhaps only stable peace option at Syria/North Iraq is Kurdistan... a real kurdi nation.
    Turkey is a NATO country and Erdogan would rather burn in hell than see kurds being sponsored directly by the NATO or EU. Russia and arab nations would throw everything they got to prevent Kurdistan becoming a real recognized country.

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    That's the problem. If you have to choose, do you want an ISIS state in this region or a kurdich state? The answer is obvious, imo.
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    Wow, with all the France stuff I didn´t heard about that one.
    That´s terrible man :/ Brazil has some huge infrastructural problems that unfortunately make the responses to these kind of events very hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    The Kurds are the ground forces.
    But only from the North, right?
    While they´re pretty much contained in the Syrian side, the Iraquian side seem pretty vulnerable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekketsu View Post
    shit guys fire our shit!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shandian View Post
    Wildly unpopular ground forces... everyone in the region hates them
    This isn't even remotely accurate lol.
    The Turkish government hates them and that's about it.
    Any other tensions you might see are the same local tensions most groups have with another.
    IE the Shia militias in Iraq who go around fighting with anyone.

    The biggest thing you're wrong on and missing is that their are four different Kurdistans. Each group in each country has their own character and local forces. It is true that some have overlap in alliances and so forth, but some of them are definitely at odds with one another.
    The Iraqi Kurds are for instance run by a different political and military force entirely from the Turkish/Syrian Kurds. And the biggest thing you miss here is that the Iraqi Kurdish government is friendly with Turkey. Turkey despises the PKK group who is from Turkey and allied with the Syrian Kurds, which are again a different group.

    The Syrian Kurds have been going out of their way to be an inclusive and friendly group to other local ethnicities. They have organized alliances and joint movements with local Sunni Arabs and Assyrian Christians, this is part of how they've succeeded against ISIS.
    While it is at the same time true that the Iraqi Kurds have been at odds with the Arabs of Iraq.

    There's nothing that can be said of the Kurdish groups that can't be said of any other group in terms of alliances and so forth. The Syrian Kurds aside from Turkey being a big whiny bitch about them are progressive and forward thinking about working with other groups, and are a great group to back in fighting ISIS in Syria.

    Turkey is a NATO country and Erdogan would rather burn in hell than see kurds being sponsored directly by the NATO or EU.
    Erdogan has no power over the EU, and has no power over the US and France and company doing things on their own. The US government has clearly already told him to go fuck his awful self and we are quite clearly backing the Syrian Kurds with weapons and airstrikes.
    I imagine France would also tell him to go fuck his useless self after what just happened recently. Erdogan has been babyhandling ISIS and acting like we should coddle him is stupid when ISIS is launching attacks in Europe of this magnitude.

    It's not like the Turkish government deserves any sympathy on the Kurdish issue anyway. They've mistreated and shat on them for the better part of a century with little improvement over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintermute View Post
    That's the problem. If you have to choose, do you want an ISIS state in this region or a kurdich state? The answer is obvious, imo.
    The Syrian Kurds are pro-democracy, have shown concrete efforts in cross-ethnic reach out, and instead of turning women into sex slaves covered in black rugs they have huge amounts of female warriors who are active in the field.

    But Sultan Baby might get upset so it's out of the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceCowboy View Post
    But only from the North, right?
    While they´re pretty much contained in the Syrian side, the Iraquian side seem pretty vulnerable.
    Wrong. The Iraqi Kurds are arguably even stronger and organized than the Syrian Kurds, plus they don't have Turkey being hostile to them.
    The city just captured (where they found the mass graves) is in Iraq.
    There are other issues with the Iraqi Kurdistan...that it has authoritarian leadership...is more hostile to the Arabs (thanks Saddam!) etc.
    But weakness is not one of them.
    ISIS is located mostly in north Iraq, so they have that proximity anyway. True the Kurds couldn't really go after the ISIS presence in west Iraq (Anbar) but if ISIS had suffered the corresponding losses from both Kurd groups? By that point there wouldn't be a whole lot left of them, and even the Iraqi army could probably finish them off.

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    Gentleman and ladies, I believe that the gears of World War III has just started to turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joekido the Second View Post
    Gentleman and ladies, I believe that the gears of World War III has just started to turn.
    Not likely no lol.

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