Strife towards a new Geopolitical compass-The Mediterranean “Bridgehead”

“YES WE CAN”, because we are sane!

The admittance that the World is run by insane people, who call themselves politicians and “defenders of justice” is hardly news! Fortunately, though, there are still sane people on this world, who can be influenced or rather properly advised in order for some win-win scenarios to appear, instead of risk-lose ones. The following text is presented by the Focus Dynamics Research Center and it is our first priority. We vote for the NRC (NATO-Russian Federation Council), instead of the Meseberg treaty signed by President Medvedev and Chancellor Merkel. In other words, will the US just sit and watch, while Germany fulfills Bismarck’s dream of bridging with Russia, or will it take the proper initiative and take the first step towards bridging with Russia on Greek soil, thus establishing in the region a new bridgehead, which will counter the rising Islam and protect Israel?

 

 

 

The Mediterranean Bridgehead and the Post Soviet-Western Political-Military Alloy

Theoretical Background:

The financial situation of the Western World overall, has scarce opportunities to rebound. The deeper causes that resulted in the worst economic crisis of the modern era have also caused a geopolitical redistribution of power. USA’s economic difficulties of sustaining its tight grips on other world economies became evident in the early 2000, when the dot com bubble burst. Unfortunately, the Asian Markets crisis along with the one that followed the dot com bubble, were not manipulated politically in order for major changes in the financial/banking sectors to be brought about. The latter terrorist actions that targeted the World Trade Centre, along with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, had a tremendously negative impact on the US’s diplomatic status, an impact some analysts consider to be irreversible. Even though the US was targeted by terrorist groups the disputes over the attacks on the WTC still hang in the air. If the United States siege to exist as a military or economic power, there will certainly be an alarming state of geopolitical entropy, during which the rising economies will rival each other over economic and territorial domination. The modern Western World seems willing to trade territorial sovereignty over prospective geopolitical balances, but this revisionism style diplomatic strategy may result in the further enhancement of radical Islamic elements or minorities, that seek to push even further. The outcomes of the Yugoslav civil war suggest that a bipolar diplomacy played by the US, through which, the Western World has shown a positive attitude towards the Balkan Muslims, but a rather hostile towards those that reside in countries considered to be “terrorists nests”, has little if none effect whatsoever . The alarming reality is emphasized by the recent protests against autocratic regimes in the broader Middle East region (Arab Spring) thus creating profound concerns over the viability of pro-Western alliances in the region.

Likewise, a trade for peace in the Aegean sea, will hardly be considered by the Turks as a gesture to achieve stability. The recent events regarding the Mavi Marmara incident along with the diplomatic severance between Turkey and Israel that followed suggest that the once reliable ally of the United States is in the position to demand leadership and unity amongst the Arabs. Although this scenario sounded far from rational, especially during the ‘90s when Turkey was serving a broader purpose as a continuation of the Mediterranean “Highway” to the Middle East, the recent Islamic government of Erdogan has shown that Turkey is willing to seek an alternative role within the frame of Middle East turbulence. It is not unlikely, that the regime seeks to lead a prospective Panarabic coalition, which will include a nuclear equipped Iran.

On the other hand, Putin’s Russia is a card not yet played properly. After the recent Lisbon treaty, it is clearly stated that a possibility of a broadened cooperation between the RF and NATO is underway. There are still certain disagreements, that occasionally flare up the prospective geopolitical military alloy, such as the disputes over RF’s political system and its influence in the Caucasus region, however should those opinions, mainly posed by hardliners on both sides, are overcome, then the positive impact in the fields of international security and strategic stability in general is likely to avert the threat that stems from radicalism.

 

Taken into consideration all of the above, it is logical enough that the following suggestions should be considered as potential solutions:

  • Russia should work with NATO, thus exerting its military might on “rogue states”, which burden the alliance and have caused its atrophy since the Cold War.
  • Russia and USA should work together in similar projects such as the START treaties, however the undermining of such projects could result in the dissolution of this geopolitical alloy.
  • It is evident enough that the Western World is passing through the same phase, that Russia passed during the ‘90s, in fact the problems are very similar. The age of oligarchy brought the Russian Federation on its knees until a leader with an iron grip appeared to confine the power of Berezovski and the other oligarchs. The situation as it is posed now in the Western World can be considered as the continuation of the Soviet Oligarchy. There is an evident clash between the so called National Leaders (Putin, Medvedev, Obama) and those that stand for the multinational conglomerates and their vanguards of vulture funders (speculators that buy a country’s debt similarly as it happened in Zambia). One of the speculators, George Soros actually suggests that NATO should be dissolved. As long as those international organizations remain in atrophy, states will be devoured by those who will buy their debts.
  • The potential collateral damage is high, since the elite groups have proven that territorial integrity is not amongst their primary concerns. In an ideal world, where every Nation on this planet shared the same ideas over territorial integrity, the risk would be minimal, however it is of pivotal importance the Western World to be protected from rising and uncontrollable states such as: China, Turkey and Islam in general.
  • The rising nations need to witness sufficient exhibition of military might in order to regain respect for the Western World, however this military might is only exhibited in Hollywood movies, as the hectic reality of Counter Insurgency degrades USA’s status quo.
  • A potential strike against Iran or North Korea, would have to be accompanied with ground force invasion, an advantage NATO does not have, as its military doctrine is confined in the frame of “surgical strikes”.
  • Russia’s military machine is still based on the Clauzewitz doctrine, in terms of fire might and the usage of tanks. A prospective combination of doctrines, specifically a combination of COIN with the increased usage of fire power could result in both decisive ground force victories and a reestablishment of old status quos.
  • What matters mostly in the field of energy is the exploitation of the natural resources in the Aegean sea! It is a huge mistake to further rely on Turkey as a NATO ally for reasons already stated both by the writer and Erdogan’s attitude. A prospective confluence of power between USA and Russia at the Aegean sea, could secure stability in a very broad region, along with establishing a second western bridgehead for Israel’s protection.

 

Significance of the project:

All of the above pose the significance of the specific project, as both the academic circles and the media in general have to digest that there is no cold war anymore and that the cooperation of Russia with NATO will do a lot more good than bad. The Western-Post Soviet alloy suggestion is a grandiose plan for those who seek similarities and patterns in both superpowers. It is up to the academics and the media to form the frame of cooperation between national leaders, thus altering significantly the catastrophic scenery of the aspect of universalisation, that banks and multinational conglomerates have imposed upon the Western World. A potential confluence of power, as the one that is suggested, would most likely have a positive impact on the turbulent economies of the Western Worlds societies. Greece’s economy could be stimulated at all levels, by potential funders both from USA and Russia, through the process of step by step industrialization. The RF would have the opportunity to expand Rusnano’s investments in the fields of electronic modernization and USA could certainly be benefited by creating a new dynamically evolving and exporting market, in other words an additional economic counterbalance to China. As things stand now, Germany pursues, and has to a great extent achieved, a broader bridging with the Russian Federation towards creating a Eurasian confederation, “a free market stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok”, quoting President Putin’s words. The Meseberg treaty signed by the two countries in 2010, can be considered as a major substrate towards achieving this goal, while the US constantly pursuing the post-Soviet ’90s of a one Superpower doctrine, may end up fighting for peripheral hegemony in the American continent. The situation becomes more critical with the persisting “European crisis”, which serves Germany’s purposes, wishing to create “The United States of Europe”, a Finlandized confederation in a broader geographical context, where Russia will project military supremacy!

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