SCRAMBLE-China and Japan on the brink of war-Mission: wear out the US

Crisis after crisis after crisis, erupt all around the world starting from last week on the anniversary of this day when 11 years ago, citizens around the world held their breath as two passenger planes were hitting the World Trade Center. The Muslim world is on fire not because of a movie of course, however disgusting and insulting its content may have been. 35 cities around the world are on the brink of violence, today Pakistan and Afghanistan “joined the club” of the “offended ones”, which started with the brutal murder of US’s ambassador Stephens in Libya. Once again it’s “Al Qaeda’s fault”, but let’s be honest for once and acknowledge the very least, that Al Qaeda is just a front, which is buried or unburied depending on the bloody Geopolitical gaming policymakers intend to play, and we are not talking about the US. Some scholars have suggested that the fact of US’s augmented presence with troops on the ground now “was an exploitation of this pretext”, but those scholars seem to have forgotten that before this limbo broke out, the US was in a disengaging mode.

The blaim lies elsewhere, in US politics of course, when they “sprung” the “Arab Spring”, unleashing the menace, the fury and the murdering radicalism not of Islam, but of its fascist aspect once it was combined with the teachings of Martin Bormann, successor of Hitler and the military training by Otto Skorzeny, the commando leader of the Waffen SS, who trained the first Fedayin troops.

So, who is behind all these, a revived Al Qaeda, some Oligarchs who wish to further exploit the regions they think they have under control or the REAL NEW WORLD ORDER? Let’s consider this! For more than three years now, a raging Euro crisis has been consuming Southern European States turning them into contemporary Labor Camps. Antisemitism has come back with a vengeance, Germany has almost completely denounced its NATO ties, signing the Meseberg Treaty with Russia, as we have mentioned before and the US has been making one blunder after the other in a consecutive way. Now, besides the Arab Limbo, China is inserted in the chessboard wishing to exploit the already existing heavy toll, at both political and military level, which the US has come to pay after a series of unbelievable mistakes in its Foreign Policy. Before there was this island dispute crisis, Merkel and Putin visited Beijing. Now, that fact alone says little to nothing, but there is absolutely no way that several fronts are being flared up all around the world simultaneously out of pure…coincidence! Such “serendipitous” events are rare in Geopolitics, not to say non existent. This is clearly an attrition warfare with the “fools” manning the front lines!

Who are those fools? At the sectarian-religious level the Islam fanatics and at a state level the Chinese, who after the APEC summit (as we had predicted once again), and with aspirations lying in the upcoming Eurasian status quo, they feel confident enough to provoke the US (through Japan) and play an active role as a state in this “Attrition Marathon”. We honestly fail even to attempt to predict what the number one front of war might be! The whole world “smells like gasoline”, but it is very possible that the Chinese will definitely try to exploit, NOW, the revolution of the Muslim world, in order to make their move and expand territorially in the Pacific. In that case the Americans have to choose between “sending all they’ve got”, “Leave the Pacific to the Chinese” (highly unlikely) or leave Israel to the Muslim wolves (more likely, since it has become a fashion for the US lately to neglect Israeli affairs in the Middle East”

Brace for Impact, as China, the US and the Arab World will become involved in the clash with Germany and Russia staying out of the game until all their opponents are consumed by the “Mortal Combat” and only then assert themselves into the new era proposing what we have predicted so many times as the Eurasian alternative. Chancellor Merkel actually admitted it today in a way: “Euro is the symbol of Peaceful Growth”, but what she actually implied was “You are God damn right that we never gave up hoping that we will rule Europe, we just changed the modus operandi and by pursuing a Geoeconomic power center with cheap labor, thus rendering our Economy at least as competitive as that of China, and through our bonds with Russia, we not only rule Europe, but we get 50% of the whole world domination”. So bottom line, our official prediction is this: The Middle East, China and the US become worn out by chronic guerrilla and sectarian classes (Middle East) and broader scale conflicts (in the Pacific Region). Thus, three opponents engage themselves prematurely in the decaying Geopolitical status quo as a result from their own expectations to form a new one. Holding back, Germany and Russia wait, trying to contain the fire from spreading into their own ground and once the opponent is exhausted they strike with…an already formed-de facto- Confederation of States! Bismarck’s Grand Eurasia!

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Brewing Conflicts in Northern Africa-US takes the bait of a new “Attrition Warfare”

 

 

 

 

 

Tragedy, mayhem and social chaos, are the best words to describe US’s new legacy, after the Arab Spring, with direct consequences, which will bring Israel to the brink of a war, which has become nearly solely asymmetrical. As we are informed both from Greece’s top military site (www.defencenet.gr), Tehran Times and USA today, the post conflict turbulence experienced after the shocking death of Gaddafi, have now formed a belligerent reality for the whole North African region (probably Sudan as well). US is dispatching troops to Libya and Yemen after Ambassador’s Stephens death, which initiated another vicious circles of demonstrations in Libya, Yemen, Cairo, even Sudan. There have been reports that as soon as the demonstrations kicked off, a chopper full of Special Forces took off from Tripoli, bound to land to a safehouse, where the Embassy officials along with the late Ambassador Stephens were to be extracted. The safehouse location was allegedly a secret, but that was far from being the case as the commandos came under fire from professional extremist militias, who hit them with RPGs and Heavy Machine Guns! The safehouse had been “compromised” and the LZ (Landing Zone) was hot. The Libyan Fathi al-Obeidi, who was in charge of security, was meant to head towards the safehouse and meet up with the commandos and the officials (37 in number) and from there altogether were meant to fly to Tripoli and evacuate the country. What Obeidi described later on Reuters is cringing:

“I really believe that this attack was planned,” he said, adding to suggestions by other Libyan officials that at least some of the hostility towards the Americans was the work of experienced combatants. “The accuracy with which the mortars hit us was too good for any regular revolutionaries.””It began to rain down on us,”

About six mortars fell directly on the path to the villa,” he said. “During this firing, one of the marines whom I had brought with me was wounded and fell to the ground.

“As I was dragging the wounded marine to safety, some marines who were located on the roof of the villa as snipers shouted and the rest of the marines all hit the ground.

“A mortar hit the side of the house. One of the marines from the roof went flying and fell on top of us.”

Bottom Line, “someone” was waiting for them at the safehouse, the position of which was no longer a secret. The rest is known, but now after the eruption of further protests, the Obama Administration is ready to respond militarily and over a region which spans the whole Northern Africa. In different times, it would be assumed by a wide range of people including scholars and conspiracy theorists, that the US wants to secure the whole area, so that it can contain the spillovers of the Arab Spring, but right here right now, this scenario is far from having any base whatsoever. In less than two months away from American elections, a President is about to get involved into another campaign once again against a foe, who exists most of the time in theory and when it materializes, it cannot be predicted as to how and where it’s going to do so. That term is terrorism and as usual the US politicians, keep seeing the problem as “the nail”, only this time they don’t have “the hammer”. To cut a long story short, the US is about to get involved in another attrition warfare, which is about to leave the country a “skeleton of its former glory”. It was the right decision at the right time from the perpetrators, while the exact opposite for the US, a hasty move-to say the least-which will end up with its loss of grip over the Middle East.

A flying “Battery” capable of maximizing the fire support from air, the AC-130 is in no need of any further introduction!

We are informed that the forces dispatched include: A whole expeditionary force of Marines (boots on the ground i.e the next most foolish decision after Iraq), 12 C-130 type planes (4 MC-130Hs,  2 HC-130Ns,  4 HC-130Ps and 2 AC-130U), 2 Arleigh Burke class destroyers (bearing Tomahawk cruise missile and carrying trained Counter Terrorism units known as FAST, Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team), an amphibious warfare ship, along with a MEU team and AV-8B Harrier II aircrafts. This is a formidable force to fight an enemy you almost know nothing about, in terms of his hideouts, his modus operandi, his tactics and ABOVE ALL HIS FUNDERS. Even George W. Bush (definitely not the sharpest knife in the drawer) had stated before the invasion in Afghanistan: “I am not gonna spend million dollars on cruise missiles just to hit a Camel’s butt”. That’s what the administration is doing now and let us suppose that the terrorists are found and are funded by extremists, the same extremists who fought against Gaddafi. What is the US going to do? Re-bomb the place into Democracy? We can’t even dare to think the consequences of such a humiliation in the global, already bleeding status of the United States of America. The whole reaction is frenetic and has to be stopped or else there will be a heavy toll, which Israel WILL BE CALLED TO PAY, in the middle of its greatest existential crisis since 1973. 

 

Again it is our prerogative to ask: Who and why is trying to engage the US in an attrition warfare in the Middle East? The events seem to have another dimension beyond the “You will reap what you saw” one. Is it in anyway connected to what we wrote sometime ago regarding Russia’s withdrawal from Tartus (you can see the article here). Back then we had written: ”

As thing are developing in the Middle East, the future suggests that large zones of sectarian conflict will form up regardless of whether Assad stays or goes. As a matter of fact it is debatable whether this particular scenario makes any difference anymore, with the Arab Spring revolts spreading to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. As a consequence of the anarchy, which will be established, especially if the Israelis hit Iran and the Americans impose a no fly zone over Syria, Middle East will become a “no man’s land”, a broader area of violence, terrorism and chaos.

In that case, those who are involved in this-the least to say-”unfavorable” situation will be consumed in an attrition warfare, Israel included. And since the US can no longer provide the same guarantees for the protection of Israel, the later will seek Russia’s help, in return for-not one-but many naval bases in the Mediterranean sea. With that mentality, in the long run, who cares about Tartus?”

 

Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team aka FAST

 

Barack Obama-US’s Gorbachev

“Yes we can…” Democratize hell and face the consequences of radicalism, kill Bin Laden and then fund other terror cells, more extremist and more dangerous for the civilized men!

 

 

When the Soviet Union collapsed, it was the actions of Mikhail Gorbachev that led to the Geopolitical catastrophe that followed what seemed to be a “radical reform”. But in the 21st century Gorbachev’s legacy “comes back with a vengeance” in the face of the President of the US Barack Obama, who definitely has to answer for the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the recent assassination of the American Ambassador in Libya. The facts are unchangeable now: The US facilitated the rise of radical Islamism in the Middle East, through overt and covert support during the revolutions, which are widely known collectively as “The Arab Spring”. As it is now crystal clear, the Administration knew all about the consequences of funding radical Islamist and terror cells in the region, thus contributing to the Geopolitical “earthquakes” which keep shaking the region and the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other members of the consulate. The pics that we are about to show are shocking for any civilized person’s eyes, yet they depict the kind of  Democracy, this administration is so fond of! Behold the people who were formerly “oppressed” by Gaddafi and now “blessed” by the gifts of Democracy, which “so much deserved”. Before the photos we insert a rather prophetic poem by Robert E. Howard, which although it refers to the area of “Nippon”, which is another name of Japan, portrays the hideous details of the era we and our children live in.

“Little Brown Man Of Nippon”

Little brown man of Nippon
Who apes the ways of the west,
You have set the sword on your standard,
And the eagle on your crest.

Little brown man of Nippon,
You have dreamed a deadly dream;
You have waked the restless ravens
And the rousing vultures scream.

Oh, lines of an unborn empire,
Foam of a rising flood,
Your bones shall mark the borders,
The tide shall be your blood.

Little brown man of Nippon,
Though the star of the West be set,
And the last of the fair-haired strew the field
Where East and West be met –

Though you herd us down like cattle,
And hew us down like corn,
Our blood shall drown your vision
Of the empire yet unborn.

In utter desolation, and despair
At the end, on a blackened hill,
You shall sit and view your empire,
Broken and charred and still.

The beams of shattered houses,
Reared stark against the sky,
And fields wherein, for waving grain,
Long waves of dead men lie.

We will set the torch with our own hands
To wall and roof and spire;
We will cut the throats of our women,
And feed our babes to the fire;

We will fling our naked bosoms
Against your bloodied steel;
As you tread us under, dying,
Our teeth shall rend your heel.

But, little brown man of Nippon,
Should the dice fall otherwise,
And the gods of the fair-haired triumph
When the battle-dawns arise –

We will give your flesh to the sea-gulls
And your cities to the flame,
Till the world forgets your visions,
And the years forget your name.

Over your island empire
Shall our steel-clad squadrons fly
Till the land lies black and silent
Under a flame-ripped sky.

Till the hungry wolf goes slinking
Along your shattered streets,
And the kite in your ruined palace
Tears at the crimson meats.

And over the crimson gutters
Which infant bodies choke
The raven flaps and strangles
In the drifting shreds of smoke.

No plough shall break your valleys,
No song shall rouse your hill –
Still and silent the ploughmen,
The singers silent and still.

And your nation’s only emblem,
Oh, man of the crimson dream –
Save corpses in the broken streets
And the death-fires’ baleful gleam –

Shall hang at the prow of a cruiser,
That furrows the flying foam,
Bearing the spoils of conquest
To the fair-haired people’s home.

Shall hang at the prow of a cruiser,
Grinning and dripping red,
The price of a dream of empire –
Little brown man, your head.

No human being deserves this, let alone an American esteemed figure! A bearer of Democracy, which murderers obviously do not deserve!

On behalf of Focus Dynamics we wish to extend our sympathy to the loved ones of the victim along with our hope that some day people who are responsible for this atrocity (perpetrators included) will stand trial before of the Hague’s Tribunal

“We came, we saw, he died”, said Mrs Clinton commenting on the brutal death of a “dictator”. Unfortunately Gaddafi was not the only one who experienced this horror…

APEC-Forming Eurasia’s Eastern Pincer

“Volodya” looking good after a job well done

The recent APEC summit in Vladivostok, Russia’s far East city, has developed into one of the most crucial Geopolitical events of the 21st century. Politicians, political analysts and policy makers in the US have failed so far to develop a realistic plan of cooperation with Russia and that lack of judgement has backfired. In 2011 during the NRC-NATO summit and the subsequent formation of the Lisbon treaty, Vladimir Putin, then Russia’s Premier, had warned that “this is the last chance we give to the West to respect our good will to cooperate”. He also added that should the treaty fails to be implemented Russia would set off a new rally of armaments, just like the one pursued by the ex foes during the Cold War. Vladimir Putin, despite his political agenda, which is obviously different from the American one, is a predictable politician. The term predictable is used to emphasize that there is no need for 20 people to discuss about “what he actually stated”, because what he states is what’s in his head and apparently part of his political agenda. When Putin says don’t interfere in our affairs, and Alexey Navalny is accused of being bribed by the West in order to cause political turbulence, then apparently this rumor alone, regardless of being true or not, will cause strains between Russia and the US. When Putin says do not pursue an Anti-Ballistic Missile Shield in Poland, especially by using the pretext that “it is not directed against Russia”, then obviously the sovereignty of the Russian Federation is at stake. And the usage of such kind of childish pretexts such as “It is not meant to fire in your backyard” sounds as hilarious as it would sound should Russia decided to install an ABM shield in Venezuela with the pretext of fighting against the remaining Eskimos (or Indians).

As he stated in his recent interview on RT, backing up Barack Obama, he said: “Let’s say that this administration does not want to use the Missile Shield against us, but what about another one? Especially one that states that Russia is enemy number one!!!”.

Missile Defense Project, a venture which should have already be considered as a bad idea, by Washington’s policy makers! Yet the project is still pursued as a “necessity” despite the local and international criticism

While the US made one mistake after the other, Russia chose to follow a sovereign state policy from 2000 up to date and the country’s political decisions have just started to pay off, unfortunately not to the interests of the US. First and foremost Russia bonded with Germany, India and China, while the US was throwing money to Pakistan, which supported both the ISAF forces and the Taliban or other extremist groups such as the Haqqani network. As a matter of fact the Pakistani officials did not bother to deny those claims, stating that “You will leave sooner or later, but those guys will stay”! So, while the US was tolerating this “Bad Romance” of an alliance, the Russians partnered with India and China. Not that there were no strains in those interstate alliances, but they did not pose insurmountable barriers like the one involving US and Pakistan for example. India has complaints regarding Russian equipment, they needed something more high-tech and sophisticated than the cheap, albeit partially useful, Russia offered them, in order to counter China, but even this pretext is gone now when the two countries (India and China) announced a military cooperation, technological know-how exchange and joint military exercises. There is nothing which is impossible in life, in general, let alone Geopolitics and Geostrategic interests, but India-China’s cooperation had the same chances of happening as if for example Cyprus (which is partially occupied by the Turks) decided to strengthen its military ties with Turkey. That is far from being viewed as incidental, as both Countries want to exclude the US’s presence from the Asia-Pacific Region.

Last but not least, China, the country which has received the same political rhetoric aggressiveness from the US, as Russia, especially after the “Veto-Veto-Veto” incidents in terms of the Syrian crisis. If the US’s stance against Russia was flawed, its political approach to China was-the least to say-catastrophic! US behaved as China did not actually hold more than 60% of the country’s debt. The argument in Seoul in 2010 between Obama and Hu portrayed the strained relations between the US and China, with the US pushing China to devalue the  Yuan and Germany backing up China, by suggesting that if that happened then the markets would lose their “free character” (The notion of freedom and its “relation” to Germany is another subject for analysis, indeed a very difficult one). 

So, adding up all of the above plus Obama’s new approach to contain China’s military activities in the South China sea, it is evident that the Geostrategic background of Eurasia is changing notably. Specifically, Russia, China and India are willing to put aside any strains in their interstate relations, as long as the US is excluded from the Asia Pacific Region. Russia’s achievements in the recent APEC summit, have been tremendously important and surely cannot be ignored. Putin and Hu held talks over the establishment of a Free Trade Zone, which would increase APEC’s role over the TPP (an expanded version of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement) and in fact solidify Eurasia’s Eastern Pincer importance. Putin and Hu signed agreements that can reach up to 100 billion dollars in trade value by 2015. If a Free Trade Zone is established between Russia-China (and of course the other satellite Asian states) then the US will be cut off from the Eastern Pacific Region, a prospective which by itself sounds catastrophic.

US’s new strategic doctrine in the Asian Pacific may prove out to be another huge mistake especially after the APEC summit.

In the West, Germany’s struggle to contain the Eurozone crisis, along with the freshly started “civil war” between ex Goldman Sachs members (Draghi, ECB director and Mario Monti, Italy’s premier) and the country, facilitates Germany’s dependence on both Russia and China, thus deepening the already signed “Meseberg treaty” between Medvedev and Merkel, signed back in 2010. Putin’s desires to establish a Free Trade Zone from Lisbon to Vladivostok are widely known and as a matter of fact the whole “nagging” about Putin’s reelection had to do as well with the consequences of such a bonding. Germans naturally preferred Prokhorov to have won the elections, since back in the ’90s they went to “all that trouble” in order to detach the Baltic States from Gorbachev’s ailing power and set foot on the Ukraine as well. Now Putin wants Eurasia formed “his way”, in other words he competes to re-annex the Baltic States and as for Ukraine, well there is little room, if any, for further discussions, especially after the “Orange years” of Yaschenko and Timoshenko (now imprisoned for political reasons).

The concepts of this analysis that could have been pointed out by an undergraduate student in Political Sciences, still lie far beyond Washington’s perception. Considering American taxpayers on the one hand and the “smart looking” political advisers on the other, we cannot but conclude to this: “What a waste of money”

Turks take command of elements of the FSA-The new “Baader-Meinhof” complex

 

 

 

 

 

 

What happened when Andreas Baader met Ulrike Meinhof? History states that they founded the Baader-Meinhof complex also known as RAF (Red Army Faction), which spread terror in Germany until its dissolution in 1998. Since terrorism had a history long before the 9/11 strike against the WTC, it is fair enough to make such comparisons, when discussing the malignancy of terrorism, either by comparing groups of radicals or states that fund groups of radicals or simply radical states. That said, it is not unfair to compare the Baader-Meinhof complex with the recent Turkey-FSA “alliance”. Just because it has the blessing of the Obama Administration and General Petraeus himself, this fact alone does not make this alliance less unholy or legitimizes in any way Turkey’s opportunistic actions in order to augment its power as a Neo-Ottoman entity in the Minor Asia region. Applying a two measurement standard when it comes to terrorism, is something already proven to have-the least to say-catastrophic consequences to the Global Security. State leader “discovered” terrorism when the US was hit, but Osama bin Laden existed since he was funded by CIA cells in order to fight against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. In a way, the same thing occurs nowadays. Ostensibly, bin Laden was shot dead (doesn’t matter whether he was or wasn’t carrying a gun when the SEALS stormed in his residence in Pakistan), Al Qaeda was weakened, but the West seems to “miss” those “good old days” of Al Qaeda’s insurgency, or so it seems, since the US tolerates the fact that the “Free Syrian Army” comprises extremist elements, one of them being the revived Al Qaeda. So, there is a two measurement approach when it comes to terrorism, depending on the political necessity of the US or Turkey, anytime a political administration wish to capitalize on the existence of extremist cells. It is not widely admitted, through actions and serious counter measures, that radical extremist is the most important threat the Free World faces today, regardless of whether a regime has to fall or stay in power. Is Assad’s fall more important than the Free World’s defense against terrorism? Because some seem to be willing to tip the scale in favor of the second, using as a pretext the “necessity for a political change” in a broader and highly dangerous region such as the Middle East. One would argue, that even in the case of a putative “alien invasion”, whereby terrorists, could be used to fight against “aliens”, the pretext of using terror cells as a means to an end, would still be illegal, unjustifiable and a crime against humanity.

 

Turkey’s Neo-Ottoman vision, under the “auspice” or “blind eye” of the US! Martin Dempsey does not want to be complicit to Iran’s bombing, but several US administrations have been complicit and provoked this Geopolitical fallout

So according to DEBKA:

“Turkish army officers have assumed direct command of the first two Syrian rebel brigades fighting Bashar Assad’s government forces, according to debkafile’s exclusive sources. This step has sent military tensions rocketing on Israel’s northern borders with Syria and Lebanon in case of a backlash.
The rebel North Liberators Brigade in the Idlib region of northern Syria and the Tawhid Brigade fighting in the Al-Bab area northeast of Aleppo are now taking their operational orders from Turkish officers, who exercise their authority from headquarters outside Syria in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep. Nonetheless, Turkey is considered to have stepped directly into the Syrian conflict marking the onset of foreign intervention…”

We disagree with DEBKA only on the last point made in terms of Turkey “marking the onset of foreign intervention”. “Foreign intervention” was evident all the way since the Syrian crisis started, with Turkey doing everything overtly or covertly to leave its “Neo-Ottoman footprint” on the region, regardless of who was fighting whom, how many civilians were shot dead by the gangsters of the FSA, how many children were slaughtered-Iraqi style-or how many innocents were blown up each time “Allah’s will” armed the hands of Al-Qaeda. And who gets to pay the bill in the end? Israel, which has to face Hizbollah in Lebanon, which not unexpectedly, is ready to make its move in order to further consolidate its power over Lebanon and the Middle East. But the worst case scenario has not yet come to pass. It will, though, when (not if anymore, since the Russians justifiably bugged out of Tartus) the No-Fly zone will be established, Assad’s regime falls and chaos will give rise to sectarian conflicts, which can spark all over the Middle East from Morocco to Lebanon. Again, though, this speculation is based on the better case scenario that Saudi Arabia survives through the Arab Spring and the monarchy stays loyal to the West. If the monarchy falls, then Israel will have-at best- a 50-50 scenario of maintaining its existence as a state entity. 

Not all states allow a bunch of oligarchs to view the Geopolitical status quo of the world as if it was another Wall Street gamble. Some states like Israel and Russia, actually do mind about what’s happening in their “backyards” and whether their state security will be compromised by the blunders of puppet political figures!

Focus Dynamics’ prediction once again coming true-Germans, “Too fast, too furious”

Crucial countdown for major Geopolitical rearrangements! For Germany, it is a matter of expansion, for the US, though, this is a matter of holding its position in the turbulent Mediterranean region!

 

 

 

 

 

A “Hattrick” for our Research Center and the warnings or “predictions”, which were posted in the past. This one comes out directly from Handelsblatt, a leading German language business newspaper: “The Greek crisis raises concerns regarding stability in the Balkan region”, according to the newspaper, something like “A Balkan Spring” (First written by Focus Dynamics) danger. “The Euro-populists seem to forget one thing”, the article further states, “that Greece is a political barrier against extremism and terrorism and of course one {barrier}, which shields Europe from the recent political developments in the Middle East and the surge of radical elements”.

Does this remind us of “The Mediterranean Bridgehead”? The project we have been working on, posing exactly the same reasons why Russia and the US should focus on Greece in order to halt the spread of extremism and terrorism in light of recent developments in the Middle East.

Philip Missfelder, acting as Foreign Policy Spokesman for the Fraction of the Christian Democrats, in the German Parliament, stated that “Because of Greece’s geographical location in the South Eastern Europe, the country is rendered as extremely important for the EU’s peripheral stability”.

This statement is a “warm up” of what is going to occur within days or weeks in Greece. In the article on the possibility of a military coup in Greece, we had expressed our fears regarding how and by whom this coup is going to be organized! We had pointed out that if it is orchestrated by the Americans like the one in 1967, then the US will solidify their position in the rich in natural resources Mediterranean Region and at the same time counter Germany’s unorthodox efforts to instill a slave zone in the South. But, as we had pointed out, if the Germans prove to be “too fast too furious”, then the EUROGENDFOR may find the right pretext and intervene in order for Germany to encapsulate Greece, as the first state of the upcoming United States of Europe.

And what would be a better pretext than the one stated by Messfelder? Greece has a prolonged and thorough migration issue with extremists coming from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the regions that were hit by the recent Arab Spring uprisings. There have been warnings that radical Muslims could initiate a chain of terrorist strikes, amidst the worst economic situation Greece has ever experienced, combined with the rise of ultra-nationalism! Should that happen, Greece will be just hours away from the installation of a military junta, made either in the US or Germany! 

Syria: Russians back off, but “the bear” has “other fish to fry”

No rush for Vladimir Vladimirovich or the Russian Federation, as things unfold very unfavorably for those who have inserted themselves in the Middle East inferno

On August 29 DEBKA published a report, whereby it is stated that Russians have evacuated Syria. According to Israeli Intelligence sources:

Russian naval vessels have unexpectedly departed the Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartus and Russian arms shipments to Syria have been suddenly discontinued. debkafile’s military sources reveal that those and other steps indicate that the Russians are rapidly drawing away from the Syrian arena to avoid getting caught up in the escalating hostilities expected to arise from military intervention by the US, Europe and a number of Arab states. Russian intelligence appears to have decided that this outside intervention is imminent and Moscow looks anxious to keep its distance for now…”

Let’s note once more how significant Tartus is for Russia. It is the only port left in the Mediterranean Sea. When ex Greek Prime Minister George Panadreou visited Moscow a couple of years ago, to receive the “Go to the IMF” advice from then President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin, sometime later Ivan Savvidis, a Greek-Russian Duma MP stated at “Epikaira” magazine (the one that had disclosed the plot to assassinate ex Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis, the so called “Operation Pythia”) that he himself had prepared the ground in order Russia to provide Greece with financial aid, so that it would not have to go to the IMF. According to Savvidis, Prime Minister Putin was expecting Papandreou to ask him for aid (just like Christofias had done in Cyprus), but to Putin’s utter surprise, Papandreou opened discussions related on common “environmental issues between Greece and Russia”. It was widely known back then that the Russians wanted a naval base in the Aegean and they were willing to offer a very strong financial aid plus the 4.5 and 5th Generation aircrafts, the Su-35 BM and the T-50 PAK FA respectively to Greece, in exchange for Agricultural products.

Schematic representation of the potential scenario of the RF-4E shot down

Bygones are bygones, but the bottom line is that the Russians were always eager to acquire an “exit” towards the Mediterranean sea since Peter the Great. As a matter of fact, when the military junta was installed in Greece, the first dictator, Georgios Papadopoulos had allegedly given the island of Thasos as an anchorage site to the Russians (that was one of the reasons actually behind his later fall from Greece, as he was approaching the Soviets too much). How come then that the Russians are so willing to give up on Tartus, especially after the forces and the armaments which were transferred there during this year. P-800 Yakhont coastal defenses, Pantsir and S-300 PMU-2 systems are some examples of the forces, which were installed there, not to mention the expenses for Tartus’s modernization, with the port being widened to accommodate ships in the future the size of “Admiral Kuznetsov” (Russia’s only aircraft carrier). Russian Spetsnaz fought side to side with the Syrian government forces and Russian military advisers made a tremendous contribution towards the step taken to eradicate the FSA presence both from Aleppo and Damascus. The Pantsir anti air defense system was the one, which allegedly shot down the Turkish RF-4E reconnaissance aircraft and now what? The game is suddenly over for the Russians?

What did Putin and Obama agree upon? Was it related to the Missile Shield in Poland or a potential war in Caucasus, whereby the Russians would clean up what was left of the Georgian influence in the area without any US interference? Yet still that would not be enough. Russians had threatened that if Iran was hit, then they would sell those S-300 to the Iranians, which the later never received (and as a result of that they demanded compensation from Russia). Dumping Iran is one thing, but dumping Syria and Iran is another. So once again we find ourselves in the extremely difficult situation to guess what’s inside Putin’s head.

The disputed pocket of Nagorno-Karabach, which both Armenia and Azerbaijan claim! Caucasus has been a very “surgical” matter for Russia since the fall of the USSR

The Russians are stubborn, but they are no fools! They know that an engagement in the Middle East now is “a fool’s errand”! There will be far too many casualties of Russian lives, not to mention the Geopolitical impact should Russians and NATO troops would clash in Syria. And what would the results of such a broader scale clash be? Minimum compared to the turbulence, which would spread from the Middle East to Caucasus before acquiring a broader global momentum of unimaginable consequences. So what was the alternative? Missile Defense shield, a promise from the American side not to intervene should the Russians choose to get rid of Saakashvili and consequently interfere to resolve the Naghorno Karabach enclave issue in favor of Armenia by strengthening their position there? We should note that as things have developed since the end of the Russian-Georgian war in 2008, the Russian troops stationed in Armenia are extremely hard to be supplied, at least by land. The only resupplying occurs by air transport means and this is not favorable at all. Thus a prospective continuation of the hostilities of the “Hot August of 2008” was always on the table as a scenario, which would solve many problems and settle down the last turmoils, which broke out when the USSR collapsed. It is a fine and “tidy” mentality to take care of the “neighborhood” first before expanding to “unknown seas”, but it’s something else as well.

As thing are developing in the Middle East, the future suggests that large zones of sectarian conflict will form up regardless of whether Assad stays or goes. As a matter of fact it is debatable whether this particular scenario makes any difference anymore, with the Arab Spring revolts spreading to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. As a consequence of the anarchy, which will be established, especially if the Israelis hit Iran and the Americans impose a no fly zone over Syria, Middle East will become a “no man’s land”, a broader area of violence, terrorism and chaos.

In that case, those who are involved in this-the least to say-“unfavorable” situation will be consumed in an attrition warfare, Israel included. And since the US can no longer provide the same guarantees for the protection of Israel, the later will seek Russia’s help, in return for-not one-but many naval bases in the Mediterranean sea. With that mentality, in the long run, who cares about Tartus?

Israel’s situation “In a nutshell”-The return of “Hyboria”

When the need to survive prevails!

 

“Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars–Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom of the world was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed,sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.”

-Robert E. Howard

 

When war is looming, people seek to put the blame on a person, a state or an entity marked as scapegoat in general. There are different types of war, though, in terms of the causes and most of the times they are ambiguous. Those cases of war, which rise when a nation fights for its existence are unique and according to our opinion are beyond any criticism. There are but a few, who understand how it is to live in a country, which is surrounded by enemies, but that is neither the beginning nor the end of Israel’s history. 1948, the Suez crisis, The six day war, The Yom Kippur war are just examples of how many times Israel has come to the brink of extinction. Absolutely, it is easy to criticize and defend The Human Rights, as far as someone is away from the battlefield. What about “The nations’ rights” don’t they pose the same substrate, as the human rights, as a cause to fight and even die for? Unfortunately, antisemitism nowadays has risen once again as an old card played by those who are sure that the people in modern artificial, almost “plastic”, Democracies are totally unaware of solid historical facts, preferring to listen to various types of conspirators, who project “The Jew” as the mother of all evil on the planet. The video that follows mirrors the situation as it is, and describes the necessity that behests a nation to take the arms and go to war. That primitive, rudimentary response has been the cornerstone of all wars since antiquity, no matter how many layers of civilization and technological advances cover it. For Israel the causes of war lie within the context of the Shakespearean dilemma: “To be or not to be?”

 

Coup d’etat: A possible endgame in the Greek Financial Crisis

“Harry” trying to break the ice with the hardcores

The title is quite ironic, but so is the Prime Minister of Greece, Antonios Samaras, who acts like a captain headed straight towards the deadly reef. What has been occurring so far in Greece, is-the least to say-inexplicable. Let’s start from the beginning. When Georgios Andrea Papandreou (or simply GAP, like mind the gap for example, in that case the anatomical gap within the cranial cavity) made Obama-like promises to close down Gitmo sound like “honest political rhetoric”, promising that “There’s plenty of money” and then drove the country directly towards today’s financial limbo, Antonios was full of objections. “Don’t ask us to concur to something wrong”, he said, “Don’t ask us to become your accomplices, while you are tearing this country apart”, he also said (not once or twice, actually he was stating the above constantly). “We will eliminate the deficit in a year”, again he said, thus acquiring his first nickname, Harry Potter. “We will build up a committee to punish those who are responsible for the Memorandum, there are political consequences here for opinions taken”. Nice words, but those people are trained for those purposes. Actually it should have been the other way round in history. Reagan should have been a professional politician, who became president and they should have been professional actors, who were elected as Prime Ministers with a “license to kill”, but let’s not draw any conclusions yet!

“Mind the GAP”, but nevermind, it’s already too late now!

After the shelling of the country’s image and the disgrace that Greek citizens bore all over Europe (we can’t say all over the world, because the world does not actually look like a malignancy with dark spots of recurring arias of nationalism, as in Europe for example), mainly because {The} GAP’s policy resembled crisis management of a seemingly interdimensional (yes we do imply that in some cases he thought he lived in a parallel dimension) political orientation, all of a sudden, Antonios (aka Komanechi as his new nickname replaced the Harry Potter one, obviously because of the flip-flops) shows up in Europe and….Merkel and the whole European Commission “fall in love”. Now German politicians PROTEST each time a magazine (like Focus or Der Spiegel for example) refers to the Greeks “politically incorrectly” as “Starving”, “Disgraced”, “Sold out” and so on and so forth. Even the sculpture Aphrodite of Mylos lost (again) her arm pointing “the finger” at the country, as the Germans no longer found it necessary. Siemens…well humans make mistakes don’t they? They just kissed (some billion Euros) and made up for the Black moneys, the failed equipment, the off shores, the “laundering services” etc. 
It does seem a little strange doesn’t it? But then again, it might not be! Samaras as {The} GAP studied in Harvard, last time we checked it was in the US (it still is by do by). So, while Mr Komanechi has us “stunned” by his unique stunts of professional political gymnastics, still we can’t help but wonder, can it really be true? Has this man tried so hard to become Prime Minister just to follow his predecessor’s political line and get the country more addicted to the European money and whims (not mutually exclusive as one may already know)? It is true that most politicians are monomaniacs living to see themselves sitting on official chairs, but Samaras’s background suggests otherwise. 

What if? And we say if, because here we express opinions and thoughts, which still exist in a Democratic (or something like that) context. So, let’s say that the Harvard boy (the wizard who became a flexible Olympic winner in politics) tried to hypnotize “The Cobra” and as a matter of fact he made it, while the Americans warm up the ex Gladio contacts to orchestrate a coup d’etat (the one with the American accent). This scenario is not without base, as we have already mentioned the fact that Antonios is giving back to the army what was taken from them when the {American-induced} junta fell (in 1974) and that would be executive powers, official powers and any additional words in front of the “powers”, so that they can “react” “when the time comes”. What times, one may wonder. Well, recent articles in the International Herald Tribune suggest that unless Turkey and Cyprus (and of course Greece) come up with a solution in order to solve their territorial disputes so that the drilling starts, then the solution is going to come down to the primitive one of war!

Summing it up: The US (through the Herald) warns, “beware”, Antonios acts as Merkel’s “YES MAN”, but at the same time he restores the authorities the military had before the fall of the junta. What’s more, Simos Kedikoglou, the government’s spokesman states: “All those who wear uniforms are capable of fighting and at the moment all Greeks wear uniforms”. Romantic, patriotic and many more, but he wasn’t the first one to state that! Kostarakos the chief of staff of the Hellenic Armed Forces said it first, Kedikoglou just restated it, confirming it politically.

So, isn’t it a little bit dangerous? Giving Europeans a carte blanche on the one hand, to make the final raid in Greece with austerity cuts touching the enormous sum of almost 18 bn Euros (they say 11.5) and on the other elevating the army’s role? And on top, he provokes the society, namely THE LEFTISTS, in order to feel confident, thus flush them out when “the time comes”. Thus is it not highly probable that Antonios aka Komaneci aka Harry-Potter has a plan already in motion to counter the Germans (and the Russians who approach the rich sites) by inducing an artificial crisis, which may be enhanced by a potential Turkish attack in the Eastern Aegean and thus provide the army (under America’s blessings) with a good excuse in order to cease power and reinstate a strong American influence in the region? But, then again on the other hand, isn’t it also possible that the Germans know everything about it and just like in 1967 when everything was prepared by the British and the French for Generals to take over, CIA intervened and gave powers to the colonels, in turn intervene through the EUROGENDFOR and install their own puppet military (or non military) government, thus cutting off the Americans from the region once and for all? In 2011 protests it was reported that some “anarchists” spoke Dutch, Italian and other European languages fluently amid rumors that elements of the EUROGENDFOR had already infiltrated Greek soil and demonstrated the business as usual Gladio performance (i.e using those elements of the Gladio which still exist as nuclei but do not operate under the orders of the US). Science Fiction? Not really, just enjoying another Harry Potter movie! Besides, Voldemort rose again from the dead in the movie and it is commonly known that nothing, which is evil enough stays dead for a long time. “That is not dead which can eternal lie, yet with stranger aeons, even Death may die.”

Well those “stranger eons” have not yet come to pass!!!

Israel-Locked and Loaded in a “Game of Thrones”

 

 

 

 

 

In a response to Hizbollah’s military exercise Israel has proven that with or without the aid of the United States, it is ready to prove once again “a pain” for those who seek to annihilate the country. The mobilization of the “Golani Brigade” has been such as to cancel out all the negative effect at the level of info war, that Hizbollah’s exercise caused. The Golani Brigade is bound to fight Hizbollah in Southern Lebanon and at the borders of Syria, i.e the sites from which Hizbollah operates. Besides the Golani,the 13th Infantry Regiment along with elements of tank units were deployed. In the exercise, the new IFV “Namer” was featured, which is basically a Merkava IV without the turret. It bears a new turret, though, with an M2 gun, a 60 mm mortar and of course the new self protection system “Trophy”. It was an ideal exercise to send the message that the foes of Israel will pay a heavy price, should they choose to choose the way of hostility, according to the words of Lt General Benny Gantz!

Israel faces another very crucial period, in which its existence will be re-disputed by its peripheral foes (Iran included), to the extent it was disputed back in 1973, during the Yom Kippur surprise attack. Except of post 1979 “traditional enemies”, Israel has reacquired the “Egyptian thorn” at its Western borders, after the elections, which installed Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, as the supreme leader of the country. Once again the Shina peninsula is re-militarized with the pretext that the Egyptians wage a war against militants, who operate from there, a very good story, not encountered for the first time of course, and definitely “Made in Muslimania”.

Regardless of whether Israel bombs or not Iran, it has to face its enhanced proxy presence in the near future. Operation Opera is an historic example, which depicts Israel’s doctrine when it comes to preemptive strikes. In 1981 Israeli jets bombed a nuclear reactor purchased by Iraq from France and which was ostensibly going to be used for “Peaceful Purposes” (Striking deza-vous indeed). When analyzed objectively, Israel’s presence in the region is tremendously difficult. Sure thing one can be a captain on his personal yacht or a captain in a hurricane, it is though the second case, the hurricane, which Israelis have been facing since 1948, when Israel state was founded.

“I don’t want to be complicit if Israel attacks Iran”, stated Martin Dempsey, but isn’t it a bit too late for such kind of moral restraints from the US’s side? The Obama regime has proven not only useless to counter the growing insurgency in the Middle East, it “blessed” it as well, having the “Arab Spring revolts” written allover US’s modern history, and that was clearly not a sign of support towards Israel from the first place. There are rumors that President Obama (with all due respect), favors the Muslim extremists over Western presence in the region, but even if we chose to neglect those rumors the facts remain. US-the Obama regime-having favored an “Arab Spring” has left Israel abandoned to its own “Winter” and this Winter is going to be of a fictional scale, specifically of that described in “The Game of Thrones” and emphasized each time one of the characters states with awe that “Winter is coming”. That’s exactly what Middle East politics has come down to. A Game of Thrones, in which you Win or you Die. Whatever happened to Realpolitik? Probably completely gone since Geopolitics was substituted by the era of Geoeconomics and the needs of the few!