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June 22, 2021

21 Century Alignment

The NATO meetings on June 14-16, 2021 revealed several interesting Geo-political endings. It was understood that these NATO meetings were going to design NATO duties until 2030. What Biden (Pentagon) wanted was to gather NATO members and revive the old NATO in order to have control over Europe by offering a goodwill gesture.

Before Trump the U.S. was paying the larger portion of the defense bill of NATO, as the European members were not putting up their share of the 2% GDP budget required (except Turkey). What Biden was offering was to go back to the old times. On the other hand, Trump was dangling a Russian stick in order to control the EU. What that meant was, ‘Russia is a big threat to the EU, therefore pay your portion of the NATO defense bill or else I won’t protect you from Russian aggression.’

The Pentagon even tried to stop the Baltic/German natural gas pipeline with Russia and was saying, ‘I am protecting you from Russian aggression. You are doing business with Russia.’ But now Biden (Pentagon) is saying, ‘I will close a blind eye for the Baltic natural gas pipeline as long as we revive the old NATO.’

Why does the U.S. want to do this?

China. China is becoming the next super power. Its economic growth is 9 times that of the U.S. China has not yet reached the level of U.S. economic power, but is well on its way. So, the U.S. wants to protect the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve money, but is not succeeding.

Today China has a petrol-Yuan arrangement with Iran; in other words China buys petroleum from Iran with Yuan not with U.S. dollars. On that note, let’s evaluate the hegemonic power of the U.S. It is both military power and the U.S. dollar. However, the U.S. has lost its production power because it’s too expensive to produce products in America.

So what Biden (Pentagon) wants is to get the EU and Russia on its side against the growing threat from China.

How is the U.S. trying to do that?

By creating tension between China and Russia. It is true that Russia is also uncomfortable with the Chinese growing hegemonic power.

Let’s talk about the U.S./Turkish relations which are not going too well between the two NATO partners. The U.S. and Turkey are behaving like two enemies. The U.S is accusing Turkey of buying the Russian made S-400 defense system and claiming the S-400s and the F-35s are enemies to one another. At the same time the U.S. is supporting the PKK terrorist organization against Turkey. What kind of partnership is that?

At the NATO meetings in Brussels Biden (Pentagon) supposedly showed goodwill, so to speak, by offering Turkey the position of filling the power gap in Afghanistan. With the U.S. pulling its forces from Kabul, Biden (Pentagon) sees Turkey as the best suited nation to take over Afghanistan. What that means is the U.S. will tolerate the S-400s if Turkey takes over protecting the Kabul Airport.

Currently Turkey has 500 troops in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led resolute support, but they are not combat troops. The reason they are there is to help the Afghan people with non-combat duties. It is a fact that Turkey has a historical relationship with the Afghan people. The Afghans are cousins to the Turks. Also, Afghanistan has borders with other Turkic nations which Turks have a kingship with.

Interestingly, the Turks see the invitation to take over the protection of the Kabul airport a trap. Afghanistan has proven to be a cemetery to the empires- the Russians failed in Afghanistan, the U.S. failed in Afghanistan; even the British failed in Afghanistan. President Erdogan clearly sees this as a game being played on Turkey. The answer Turkey gave to the U.S was that if their conditions are met, they will be glad to take over the protection of the Kabul airport. The conditions? To take Pakistan and Hungary with Turkey and several other interesting details.

The Pentagon’s main headache is China and confronting China will be inevitable down the road. China is currently head to head with the U.S. in space. China has only one or two aircraft carriers, but is in the process of building seven more. In contrast, the U.S. has 12 carriers and sufficient trained personal to go with it. The Pentagon wants a containment policy with China, just like the containment policy with Soviet Union in the 1950s.