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To: G8 Diplomat
Yeah, definitely Turks. They are toughnuts. They’ve got the best army in the Middle East other than Israel’s, and the 2nd largest NATO army as well. Even from the early days Turks were known for their battle skills. Once they crossed the Oxus River into the Islamic lands, everyone wanted to hire them as guards for the royalty.
Turks are good people. Egyptians are pretty tough too. I know some guys from '73. Do *they* have some stories to tell.
47 posted on 06/21/2009 1:52:50 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: ketsu
Turks are good people. Egyptians are pretty tough too.

If you back far enough, a Kurd led the Turks to power. Another Kurd also led Egypt when it took Jerusalem back from the Crusaders. More recently the Kurds fought Saddam Hussein for years. Saddam was also hung for using WMD on the Kurds. That's probably why the Turks are set against a Kurdish State. It would be a powerhouse with the Oil Money flowing.

99 posted on 06/21/2009 8:01:57 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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