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    World Politics Thread

    Woke up to the news that the Islamic State Bulldozed the world heritage site of Nimrud destroying large parts of it. So annoying.

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    I hear we're looking to sign a non-aggression pact with Mars next week, while free trade negotiations with Neptune are going swimmingly.
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    BBC News - Nimrud: Outcry as IS bulldozers attack ancient Iraq site

    Morons.

    The ancient culture obviously not Sunni enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    BBC News - Nimrud: Outcry as IS bulldozers attack ancient Iraq site

    Morons.

    The ancient culture obviously not Sunni enough.
    Nineveh is right outside Mosul too, so we're probably on the verge of losing both major Assyrian excavations in one year.

    Absolutely disgusting


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    Stonewall Jackson was outraged. His entire body shook in anger as he looked around him at what had been done to the city of Fredericksburg. He saw the pianos and the works of art and the crystal chandeliers smashed and ruined on the streets. He saw elegant furniture that had been wantonly vandalized and the remains of elegant, leather-bound books that had been burned for kindling. But it was the churches – the churches – that infuriated him most. Houses of God were pocked with bullet holes and charred by cannon shot. This was a crime against God – a despicable blasphemy – and it very nearly made him weep.

    Dr. McGuire, who was seldom far from Jackson’s side, shook his head in revulsion. “What can we do about this kind of barbaric behavior?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    I hear we're looking to sign a non-aggression pact with Mars next week.
    Ridiculous - imo unless they return our beagle they can **** off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Woke up to the news that the Islamic State Bulldozed the world heritage site of Nimrud destroying large parts of it. So annoying.
    I've been so tempted for months to make a thread like this. Top work Pratters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    I hear we're looking to sign a non-aggression pact with Mars next week, while free trade negotiations with Neptune are going swimmingly.
    Wrong thread Dan. This belongs to the Solar System Politics Thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Wrong thread Dan. This belongs to the Solar System Politics Thread.
    So UK's foreign affairs wouldn't go in the British Politics thread? Wrong again. Apology accepted.

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    Lol it was just a joke.

    But if you want to take the piss, then if it's multiple states involved it should go in a World Politics thread and not British politics. Similarly if there are multiple planets involved as in Dan's post then Solar System politics thread.

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    Remember those insane India-PaK wars we had on here before? I'll try and dig them up but man Sanz and co were brutal. Hope we see better moderation in here cos that would be the only thing that worries me.
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    So all foreign policy goes in this thread, irrespective of where it originates?

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    Why shouldn't it?

    If the US invades Pakistan, where would you put it? Pak politics thread or the US politics thread? Why not have a geo political/world politics thread for issues involving multiple states and have the state political threads for internal state issues.

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    AN, is correct. I've wondered what would happen on here if there was an Indo-Pakistan war (a potential conflict which is very possible at some point) and so this thread would be good for it. I wonder if the India and Pakistan politics threads would invade each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    AN, is correct. I've wondered what would happen on here if there was an Indo-Pakistan war (a potential conflict which is very possible at some point) and so this thread would be good for it. I wonder if the India and Pakistan politics threads would invade each other
    We'd nuke 'em to dust. obviously. The only Pakistanis left posting here would be the ones settled outside the country. Nice knowing you, Xuhaib and Dawood.
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