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Jah Kable

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Is the world really going to sit back and watch as these peaceful protesters in Turkey are attacked by police with chemical weapons?

Peaceful protesters are being attacked with chemical weapons and RUN OVER by swat vehicles. Is this not worthy of help from the world? Is it possible that respect can be worth more than a resource that we readily fight for at the drop of a hat? Why are human rights being ignored? Peaceful protest meets non-peaceful police and the world just stands by and watches. Where is this right? Do our leaders have any morals? We intervene whenever a resource is in the equation.

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    Jun 16 2013: Some more ponderings.....................

    Why Turkey's PM is the envy of the dictator class!

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/why-turkeys-pm-is-the-envy-of-the-dictator-class-20130614-2o9lx.html
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      Jun 16 2013: Nice article. THAT seems to explain things. And that seems to answer the questions I asked above. But to what degree do you support the Turkish government, as it is described in this article? And how do you balance that against the right of peaceful protest in a democracy?

      I know it can be annoying for someone to ask too many questions. That annoying habit I retain after 50+ years of hard experience w/it. I learned how to ask (WHY?) when I was about two years old. My late parents were school teachers. And strangely enough, they ALWAYS had answers.

      You've really provoked a deep response here from some of the Muslim observers. I'm curious about that.
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      Jun 16 2013: I'm PUMPED that you posted this Blade Runner!

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