Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    Uh-oh. A Geo-political reference outside Rush’s current radio reach. This ought to kill discussions for a few days.

  2. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 2 years ago

    The turks have had some trouble with Islamic extremists in the past few years.They are more secular then most muslim countries.That may not last though.A lot of the places where all the jihadist come from and where the trouble is ,are formily part of the old Ottoman Empire.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    Turkey has a history of political back lash like any other country, that included the expulsion of Turkeys Orthodox Greek Christians in 1923. There was a thing on 60 minutes a few years back, if you can find it, it is well worth the less then 20 minutes to watch.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    Should be no problem.
    It’s a religion of peace, right?

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    Turkey’s leader is secular, mostly friendly to the US, and also unfortunately an autocrat. The natives are getting restless, and tired of being under an authoritarian’s thumb. The cartoon is dead on, as the demonstrations demanding reform will create a breeding ground for people who will promise one thing and will deliver something very different. Once again, the US has to be very careful who we arm and train, and will once again have to resist some very influential people who will want to rush in militarily.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    The tree says Islamic Extremism,

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Turkey has long been the only recognized “Muslim Democracy”. Years ago, ran into several situations, one a Korean telling of the Turks in Korea during the “police action”, and their brutality, the other a personal account of a Turkish officer training with us in the U.S.. He was offended by a bartender who wouldn’t sell him the waitress for the evening, and pulled a knife. Ended up cutting himself before putting it away, the “issue” was the bartender in “insulting” a Turk, had insulted every Turk who ever lived. A somewhat strange culture that isn’t really dependent upon Islam.

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “Turkey’s leader is secular”????


    The Turkish PM Erdogan fired several of the generals who had been the leaders and now seems to be in control, so where in the world do you get the idea that Turkey’s leader is secular? Ataturk put the military in charge, and they strictly enforced secularism, until Erdogan was elected and removed the secular military leader(s) from power.


    (Of course, you were quite right that Turkey’s leader was strictly secular from May 1920 until 13 March 2003.) Ataturk was so secular he completely abolished the worldwide Caliphate. (Something Garibaldi thought of doing to the worldwide Pontificate, but didn’t.)

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    I appreciate your corrections. Thank you for your clarification.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    ‘Should be no problem.
    It’s a religion of peace, right?’
    -
    That’s what Bush told us, over and over.

  11. msgreymare

    msgreymare said, about 2 years ago

    Turkish warrior tradition demands that once you unsheath your knife, it must taste blood before being put away, even if the blood is your own.

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    @msgreymare

    “it must taste blood before being put away, even if the blood is your own.”


    ….what a load of steaming….


    I’ve heard this about the Samurai, the Yemeni, the Ghurkas, the Ethiopians, Zulu…take your pick.
    I’ve heard the American warrior tradition demands scary campfire stories be told late at night before putting yourself away to sleep, even if the bullshit is your own.

  13. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    It could be quite literal; Turkey is now out on a limb with the current political timbre.

  14. corzak

    corzak said, about 2 years ago

    lol. Unfortunately, Asia Minor and the Turkish Straits are critically strategic squares on the geo-political chessboard and have been for thousands of years.

    Any great power hoping to defend its interests in the Middle East, Eastern Europe or west Asia must have some influence in Turkey. More the better. Like it or not.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Because they aren’t “low information” is why. Maybe you need to update your own low information data stream.

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