Comments on: Europe declared peace while the world was still at war http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: chester2001 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/#comment-1129429 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:46:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47145#comment-1129429 As Europeans we should be looking after our own security and not running to Uncle Sam every time the schoolyard bully gives us a bloody nose.

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By: GetReel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/#comment-1129428 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:23:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47145#comment-1129428 Europe surrendered while the enemy poured through the gates. Europe applauded and high-fived those who went on to become the rapists of Koln. Europe valued other nationalities more than their own citizens.

Europe is committing suicide.

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By: GetReel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/#comment-1129423 Sun, 27 Mar 2016 18:15:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47145#comment-1129423 Belgian security forces used force against their own people while being too afraid to confront the terrorist in Molenbeek.

#EuropeFail

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By: Ankarali http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/#comment-1129392 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:21:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47145#comment-1129392 ISIS and PKK and PYD attacked with bombs, more than hundered people just a year in Turkey. I know Turkey fighting the terrorism last 30 years.

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By: Cassiopian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/#comment-1129387 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:03:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47145#comment-1129387 Part of the problem is due to diverging security perceptions, E Europe understandably concerned with Russian aggression, Southern Europe preoccupied with refugee issues, France and Belgium terrorism,etc. The austerity agenda imposed by Merkel has further divided Europe. The post-war security consensus has evaporated in turn. Europe has to get serious about reversing the collapse of their defense capabilities, manifested in continuing declines in defense spending. Even the Libyan engagement stretched their capabilities. And I believe that as in the Paris terror attack, NATO was not officially called on in the response to the Brussels attack —in order not to offend Putin.

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By: cleanthes http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/#comment-1129384 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:44:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47145#comment-1129384 This may well be another vestige of old Europe holding up the EU. Open borders should spell greater cooperation, but the vestiges of the jingoism that kept Europe at war the past century are hampering the herculean task of unification. Of course, bureaucratic turf wars are about as bad. The FBI would still rather have an Israeli company crack an iPhone than the NSA.

It is unfair to criticize the EU for perceived shortcomings in this infinitely detailed task. The NSA lost the 9/11 bombers two weeks before they acted. The San Bernardino massacre is unstoppable given the free access to weapons in the US. These are systemic risks. The question is how can they be reduced? Diplomats and academics offers many solutions to which the public and the officials they elect offer deaf ears.

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By: Ankarali http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/#comment-1129373 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:23:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47145#comment-1129373 ISIS attacked the Turkey with bombs twice just a year and more than hundered people died. PKK and YPG terrorists attacked the bombs third just a year more than hundered peopke died. One person showed on the the target the Turkey to support the terrorism. Abolutly that man have no idea about the Turkey or he has fasicist idea. Be sure Turkish people honorable persons. Turkey againist to terrorism everywhere, everytime!

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By: Mott http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/#comment-1129372 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:16:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47145#comment-1129372 @Wilsonsadler – I think you may have omitted a nation in addition to Saudi such as – Pakistan, with an average of $4B/yr courtesy of Clinton, that they received, have built-up near 100 nuclear devices to-date, in addition to vast Chinese missiles – that poses grave danger going forward.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/#comment-1129369 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:16:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47145#comment-1129369 Belgium does not have foreign occupations of Muslim lands. The above comments are ignorant. Salman Rushdie was right. The koran is a satanic verse, and generally useful only for toilet paper.

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By: UgoneHearMe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/24/europe-declared-peace-while-the-world-was-still-at-war/#comment-1129361 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:39:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47145#comment-1129361 Well supporting the continued (SINCE 1948) occupation of Palestine and the Jews treatment of Palestinians in ghettos (like WWII Nazis) is a fundamental reason, if you ask any Jihadi, why they are fighting for freedom.

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