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Re: Where is Loris Medici?


In many European countries and elsewhere in the world, there is the normal period of conscription, usually when you turn 18 or after you have finished your schooling and that for a period of 2-3 years. After that, some countries, have a recall, for a short period, in Switzerland, 2 weeks every year plus several weekends; in other countries, it can be every several years. Somebody mentioned that the gentleman in question was going for 6 months. Too short for regular conscription service, sounds more like scheduled recall, every few years of your adult life, to hone up on your military skills, learn new technology, maintain the level of preparedness. Now that the Turks are having problems with the minority Kurd population and their linking up with the Kurds in Iraq, could be that they are getting ready for violent confrontations. Let's not forget, the Kurds would like to have their own homeland and they don't consider Iraq nor Turkey to be their country. That creates a volatile situation for the Turks and this has been going on for a while since Iraq was invaded. So maybe the Turks are just being prudent and getting ready for all sorts of possibilities in that part of the world.


Judy Seigel wrote:

On Sun, 2 Mar 2008, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

Whoops, Sandy, I think it is 2 years. He found out 6 months before he was to go. He was very low key about it.

Indeed he was low key, mentioning it casually just the night before he left. (Which should of course be in the archive.) I wished him hail & farewell but was surprised that the list didn't seem to notice, tho I daresay others may have written offlist.

The comment I can't resist now is, that"conscription" is probably age related -- wouldn't he be very young then to know so much?

Plus, a propos of "army service", the US papers, or anyway the NY Times, have sent us word, including pictures, of Prince Harry in Iraq.


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