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Turkish Riot's

Any one knows what’s going on in Turkey? It looks like huge things have happened in the last few days.

This is happening all over the World, most for similar reasons…America is not an ‘‘Island’’ unto itself,
and God forbid that kind of shit happens crosses over here in a major way…The Middle East Conflicts,
Turkey, Greece, France, Spain, Muslims gettin’ real brave in England with the unprovoked killing of an Officer, then going
on camera and talking about it quite calmly and cool, as if he was at your neighborhood BBQ telling you about the food he’s
cooking for you while holding his utensils.

Fucked up shit goin’ on, and we MAY only one year away from the shit really hittin’ the fan…I hope this article is wrong,
but there’s no denying the proverbial ‘writing’ is on the wall, and if you completely deny it, you’ve got your head so far
up your ass you can’t see daylight anyway.
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/we-are-now-one-year-and-counting-from-global-riots-complex-systems-theorists-say--2#ixzz2UZHy1OUO

[quote]Karado wrote:
This is happening all over the World, most for similar reasons…America is not an ‘‘Island’’ unto itself,
and God forbid that kind of shit happens crosses over here in a major way…The Middle East Conflicts,
Turkey, Greece, France, Spain, Muslims gettin’ real brave in England with the unprovoked killing of an Officer, then going
on camera and talking about it quite calmly and cool, as if he was at your neighborhood BBQ telling you about the food he’s
cooking for you while holding his utensils.

Fucked up shit goin’ on, and we MAY only one year away from the shit really hittin’ the fan…I hope this article is wrong,
but there’s no denying the proverbial ‘writing’ is on the wall, and if you completely deny it, you’ve got your head so far
up your ass you can’t see daylight anyway.
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/we-are-now-one-year-and-counting-from-global-riots-complex-systems-theorists-say--2#ixzz2UZHy1OUO[/quote]

VERY interesting article. Thanks for posting it. It highlights some of the issues I was getting at in the global climate change thread last week.

Cool article…but let’s be honest, it is extreme Islam using any excuse to incite violence from disenfranchised people.

West = Bad

Islam = good

I mean, killing that soldier in England (whilst screaming allahu akbar), and nobody doing shit about it?

Scary times.

[quote]Karado wrote:
This is happening all over the World, most for similar reasons…America is not an ‘‘Island’’ unto itself,
and God forbid that kind of shit happens crosses over here in a major way…The Middle East Conflicts,
Turkey, Greece, France, Spain, Muslims gettin’ real brave in England with the unprovoked killing of an Officer, then going
on camera and talking about it quite calmly and cool, as if he was at your neighborhood BBQ telling you about the food he’s
cooking for you while holding his utensils.

Fucked up shit goin’ on, and we MAY only one year away from the shit really hittin’ the fan…I hope this article is wrong,
but there’s no denying the proverbial ‘writing’ is on the wall, and if you completely deny it, you’ve got your head so far
up your ass you can’t see daylight anyway.
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/we-are-now-one-year-and-counting-from-global-riots-complex-systems-theorists-say--2#ixzz2UZHy1OUO[/quote]

I, for the life of me, can’t see what food prices have to do with this. The paper itself seems couched in a dated ideology;

The article does a rather sad disservice to the people it would purport to help. Specifically linking Mohamed Bouazizi’s suicide to food shortage when, in fact, he was selling food (occasionally giving it away to those poorer than himself) to support himself and his sister’s schooling when he was molested by government officials who insisted he have a license.

Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe – because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty. As long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish, it will remain a place of stagnation, resentment, and violence ready for export. And with the spread of weapons that can bring catastrophic harm to our country and to our friends, it would be reckless to accept the status quo. - POTUS 2003 (Arguably the dumbest we’ve had in the last century)

I’m sure 10-20,000 people died in the '78-79 Iranian Revolution as the result of starvation.