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Serbia, Turkey, and Russia: alarm bells for Europe : Comments

By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra, published 25/5/2018

Erdogan has made his unscrupulous position clear to Western powers, stressing that Turkey will become as powerful and influential as the Ottoman Empire was during its heyday.

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Re the comments on China, I note with interest how China refers to
Australia as "being in the region".
This is a subtle bit of suzerinism aimed at gathering us into its
Sphere of Influence.
It relies on a lack of knowledge that Australia and China are in
opposite parts of the world. Also it relies on the public's lack of
understanding of Mercador's world map projection on their school's walls.
Ask anyone is Paris closer to Beijing than is Darwin ?
99% of the time you will get the wrong answer.
Ask are they aware that a degree of latitude is 33% smaller in the
Southern Hemisphere and 99% will say they did not know.

China is relying on that ignorance to suck us into its influence.
Posted by Bazz, Saturday, 26 May 2018 11:33:31 AM
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Well spotted Bazz! Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:22:05 PM
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Yes Alan, I have lost count of the number of beers I have won on
similar bets. Who is closer to Asia France or Australia is another
good one.
Posted by Bazz, Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:38:42 PM
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All these thing are unstable, especially Turkey. Though, Russia will be searching for new friends and this is really dangerous for democratic world.
Posted by Fighting Poverty, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 12:06:49 AM
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