General World Politics Thread. Page 3

  • General_Martok 11 Jul 2019 11:44:13 823 posts
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    One_Vurfed_Gwrx wrote:
    The Uighur oppression has been happening for a long time in China, it is about time that it actually got highlighted outside of academic circles. As people have said the surrounding Muslim countries rely too much on China for trade or support to dare stand up to them over issues like this. Tibet got press but the Uighurs have usually been kept in the background in world news. Sadly I don't see anyone doing anything about the situation any time soon.
    This may be a very insensitive thing to say but why do Muslims around the world get up in arms (literally) over the plight of Palestine but not the Uighur's?

    It's probably racism, seen as Chinese and not Muslim. Like the Soofi's.
  • senso-ji 11 Jul 2019 11:46:59 9,791 posts
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    How do you know Muslims are not angry about the way Uighurs are treated?
  • disusedgenius 11 Jul 2019 11:54:23 10,055 posts
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    General_Martok wrote:
    This may be a very insensitive thing to say but why do Muslims around the world get up in arms (literally) over the plight of Palestine but not the Uighur's?
    I feel like there's about a dozen really obvious answers for that.
  • General_Martok 11 Jul 2019 11:58:38 823 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    How do you know Muslims are not angry about the way Uighurs are treated?
    They are, I know they are but the militants aren't and it probably has a lot to do with money and interference with their way of life back home.

    It's just strange how little fuss there is about this given how evil it is.
  • TechnoHippy 16 Jul 2019 12:08:17 15,382 posts
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    The far right in Italy are stocking up on air to air missiles (well one) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48987723
  • TechnoHippy 23 Jul 2019 10:39:56 15,382 posts
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    A bit of argie bargie between South Corea and Russia: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49079719
  • Graxlar_v3 23 Jul 2019 11:08:47 7,716 posts
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    Korea*
  • TechnoHippy 23 Jul 2019 11:43:15 15,382 posts
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    I remember somebody who used to post here spelling it that way :-)
  • JamboWayOh 23 Jul 2019 11:55:07 14,721 posts
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    Tonka, it's Tonka who does it.
  • TechnoHippy 23 Jul 2019 11:55:49 15,382 posts
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    I thought it was Razz? But my memory is sadly lacking these days, so quite likely wrong.
  • askew 23 Jul 2019 11:57:36 19,770 posts
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    Razz had his Corean girlfriend IIRC
  • Armoured_Bear 23 Jul 2019 12:44:37 27,354 posts
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    Nice to see China employing the Triad to beat up Hong Kong protestors.
  • TechnoHippy 23 Jul 2019 12:56:36 15,382 posts
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    I'm surprised they didn't think of it earlier.
  • nickthegun 23 Jul 2019 13:21:09 78,544 posts
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    Heh, triads... they are just coppers who took their badges off.
  • Load_2.0 26 Jul 2019 08:50:16 29,765 posts
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    The UN Security Council's five permanent seats the ones that have veto powers are occupied by Trump, Putin, Johnson, Macron and Xi Jinping.

    It could have been Le Penn replacing Macron.

    Crazy times.
  • Dougs 26 Jul 2019 10:12:37 90,229 posts
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    And Macron isn't exactly a lefty snowflake
  • Armoured_Bear 28 Jul 2019 23:56:41 27,354 posts
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    Russia being massive cunts again.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/28/russian-opposition-calls-for-more-protests-after-mass-arrests?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  • TechnoHippy 5 Aug 2019 10:08:02 15,382 posts
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    Looks like some trouble in Kashmir coming - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-49231619
  • General_Martok 5 Aug 2019 10:52:10 823 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    Looks like some trouble in Kashmir coming - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-49231619
    Smacks of India trying to emulate China's "gentrification" of Tibet.

    No special status, create incentives for other Indians to move their, push out the existing population. Wipe out independence movement...

    I have a feeling it's not going to go to plan. Stupid India.
  • JoelStinty 23 Aug 2019 12:29:40 8,073 posts
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    Haven’t had chance to read much news in the last few days but I Didn’t realise that these huge fires in the Amazon rainforest have been the result of clearing for farmland. Appalling

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/23/amazon-fires-global-leaders-urged-divert-brazil-suicide-path
  • FWB 23 Aug 2019 12:33:27 56,179 posts
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    Bolsonaro is a cunt of the highest order. Really.
  • JoelStinty 23 Aug 2019 12:38:13 8,073 posts
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    He is. Reading that article it says we’ve (our government) have waived away concerns of these fires and saying Brazil as “legitimate ambitions to bring prosperity to its people”.

    Bunch of Cunts too.
  • FWB 23 Aug 2019 13:00:55 56,179 posts
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    These clearings and the construction to follow will achieve nothing for the country. Brazil is so unbelievably corrupt, it's just going to line the pockets of those already wealthy.
  • THFourteen 23 Aug 2019 13:04:21 52,820 posts
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    Not as corrupt as Europe tho
  • FWB 23 Aug 2019 13:05:27 56,179 posts
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    The whole of Europe?! That's an impressive comment, Nigel.
  • FWB 23 Aug 2019 13:09:32 56,179 posts
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    And actually false:

    https://www.transparency.org/cpi2018
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_Perceptions_Index
  • You-can-call-me-kal 29 Aug 2019 19:17:50 16,769 posts
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    Utter disgrace

    https://twitter.com/hillelneuer/status/1167038932586061824?s=21
  • Armoured_Bear 29 Aug 2019 19:20:41 27,354 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Utter disgrace

    https://twitter.com/hillelneuer/status/1167038932586061824?s=21
    Yep, money talks :(
  • Graxlar_v3 29 Aug 2019 19:30:51 7,716 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Utter disgrace

    https://twitter.com/hillelneuer/status/1167038932586061824?s=21
    I am amazed at the number of mulslim countries in that list
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