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Author Topic: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)  (Read 192873 times)

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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1260 on: December 26, 2016, 06:20:54 pm »

In response to a fake news site reporting which fabricated a quote by Isreali minister of defense Moshe Yaalon that 'Israel will destroy Pakistan withy nuclear fire if they start fighting IS in Syria',
the Pakistani minister of defense  Khawaja Asif, thinking it was real news, threatened Israel with full nuclear war.

Israel responded by explaining that the news site was completely fake.
The Pakistani government hasn't responded to that.

And there we were, thinking the Cuba missile crisis was a dangerous thing. Turns out the internet is much more dangerous. It's time to sign a non-proliferation treaty about the internet, and start dismantling it.

I predict spreading false news will be considered a terrorist act, and cause SWAT teams to come and kill the makers within a decade.

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.761146

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/26/middleeast/israel-pakistan-fake-news-nuclear/

Oh hell......

Fake  news DID start a war once, the Spanish American war, though it took a concerted effort on the part of newspapers to get the ball rolling.

Although if you want to stretch it a little, you could include the second Gulf war.

Don't forget the American-Albanian war of the late 90's.
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1261 on: December 27, 2016, 04:51:33 pm »



EDIT: OH CRAP. Why do I keep confusing the non-EU thread and the EU thread. Moving post now
« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 04:53:43 pm by martinuzz »
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1262 on: January 08, 2017, 12:06:49 pm »

Usually terrorists in Europe gets inspired by terrorists in Israel but in a twisted turn of events, a palestinian terrorist got inspired by European terrorists and rammed a truck onto a large group of cadets, killing 4 and wounding another 15.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/08/truck-rammed-into-pedestrians-jerusalem

The whole thing took several seconds before the terrorist got shot down, but there is still some criticism in Israel because a large group of soldiers that were at the scene ran away and relied on a few to charge in. personally, i never understood why people in Israel expect non-combat soldiers to perform like combat ones just because they are issued weapons.
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1263 on: January 08, 2017, 12:44:23 pm »

Europe #1

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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1264 on: January 08, 2017, 04:27:12 pm »

The tactic itself isn't new in the Israel/Palestine region.

So, Netanyahu is undergoing some bribery/corruption allegation investigations and apparently an audiotape has surfaced that is putting pressure on him.

I know very little about what's going on over there with the investigation, and a bunch of scandals were mentioned, which I have no idea about either.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 07:21:16 pm by smjjames »
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1265 on: January 28, 2017, 09:01:54 pm »

*tentacles from the AmeriPol thread slowly seep into this thread*

Lovecraftian sillyness aside, A powerful Iraqi cleric says that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem would amount to a 'declaration of war on Islam'. It may just be talk, but it certainly doesn't bode well for moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. And on topof  all this is the refugee ban, which is sure to alienate our MidEast allies.
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1266 on: January 28, 2017, 09:09:49 pm »

<snip> moved to containment
« Last Edit: January 28, 2017, 09:25:55 pm by martinuzz »
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1267 on: January 28, 2017, 09:13:29 pm »

O-kay, gonna make a containment thread........
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1268 on: January 28, 2017, 09:19:16 pm »

<snip> moved
« Last Edit: January 28, 2017, 09:26:16 pm by martinuzz »
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1269 on: January 28, 2017, 09:21:05 pm »

Made a temporary containment thread: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=162538.0
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« Reply #1270 on: January 28, 2017, 09:24:44 pm »

My newspaper confirmed now that a New York judge has ruled that refugees are allowed to stay, in defiance of Trump's EO.

It should be noted that's a federal judge, not a state judge, even though he is in New York (specifically the Eastern District).  An actual New York (state) judge wouldn't have the authority to do that.

Also, derp.  SHE is in New York.
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« Reply #1271 on: January 28, 2017, 09:26:20 pm »

*transplants everybodys posts to the containment thread*

edit: Martinuzz already did.
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1272 on: January 31, 2017, 01:03:55 pm »

There's apparently a bit of the growing warfare problem in Donbass.

[liberal]Obviously this is an attempt to finally conquer Ukraine by Russian government, emboldened by the victory of the pro-Russian tyrant Donald Trump, and solve the "problem of Ukrainians" once and for all[/liberal]
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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1273 on: January 31, 2017, 07:26:36 pm »

tbh russia should join eu

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Re: Non-EU europe thread (with Russia, Israel and Australia included)
« Reply #1274 on: January 31, 2017, 07:50:00 pm »

Ignore LW. It's easier when you do.
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