Middle-east power - Page 2




 
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September 3rd, 2004  
Sea_Cadet
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyontheRight
Israel is number 1, Eygpt number 2, Iran number 3.
This is totally true because in Israel service is Compulsory and it's also patriotic to serve there.

Unlike here, where some do not respect military types, At least where I'm from which is a liberal town in southern California.

Turkey isn't exactly in the middle east. It's more like Europe even though it is a muslim country.
September 3rd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
The reason Turkey isn't actually "Europe" but it is "Middle East" is simple. Its in Asia (except a very small corner of it), not Europe. What part of Asia? The middle east of course. (If its not the Middle East, what would you call it?) That makes them a Middle East country. Consider that they have a border with Iraq, Syria and Iran. Pretty good trick for being in Europe, don't you think? Whether you consider them "a middle east" country or not, they couldn't be much better positioned to involve themselves directly in the Middle East neighborhootd. They are also predominantly Muslim. They were once at the heart of Islam. They just are not as backwards as a lot of other countries in the neighborhood. They are also a member of NATO which is probably the biggest tie to Europe.
September 3rd, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Well, Id put it like this:

1-Israel
2-Egypt
3-Turkey(if you consider it a part of the rgion.)
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September 3rd, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Quote:
Don't forget Syria, its somewhat formidable although no match for Israel.
There conventional military would have folded alot quicker then Saddam's. Syria's greatest asset is Hezbollah.
September 3rd, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
The Syrians are in a poor state right now.....
September 3rd, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
And getting poorer, France and the USA are starting to pick up the heat to get Lahoud and his Syran cronies out of Lebanon, although, thats not looking very good considering his term was just extended.
September 3rd, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
this is off topic...but they dident make a time ultimatum, so they are not showing teeth.
September 3rd, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
I just simply stating out my opinion on this topic:

1. Turkey
2. Iran
3. Israel
4. Saudi Arab
5. Egypt
September 3rd, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Iran should not be that far up, Eygpt is much better equipped, and so is Israel and Turkey.
September 4th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
LOL. I really dont see how Iran and Turkey stand before Egypt or Israel.