David J. Jonsson
June 29, 2007
If you believe: “Your Life Can Be Wonderful if we get out of Iraq now!” the events going on around the world become a haze as you watch the latest golf scores or read the propaganda for the latest appeasement journal or cable news cast.
All you hear are the speeches of the latest ‘Tokyo Rose” complaining about the U.S. and its war mongering, blood for oil or unfair treatment of terrorists.
There is a group that wants to destroy our way of life in our life time.
The question remains as to if
the allies joined for freedom and liberty will support a battle against the
forces of evil.
In a time of war, the critical elements for success are to know:
Who is the enemy?
What are their goals?
What is the definition of success, and finally
What will the world be like if we lose?
Up to the time of the Munich Agreement in 1938, these questions were not answered. The West faces the same situation following the cease-fire in Lebanon in 2006. The West must decide on the answers to the questions or be prepared to live under Shariah Law in a totalitarian Islamic state. The question that has to be answered is: Would you choose appeasement and wind up as a lampshade in a palace or fight for Western democracy, freedom and liberty?
On our comprehensively terrorised globe, almost everybody, from covert, stateless bands of Jihadists—Hezbollah, Hamas and al-Qaeda to name a few to accredited members of the United Nations, believes himself in need of either ready-made atomic bombs or the technology and expertise with which to manufacture them. And nuclear weapons have become the weapons of the poor. Terrorism as a means of warfare is not confined to so-called non-state actors like Mohamed Atta and his colleagues, but is habitually employed by nation states.
When power is withdrawn by one state, another state or group will fill that power vacuum. History has proven this in the past. When British hegemony declined, American power filled that gap in the Western world. Communism similarly filled power vacuums left after America’s withdrawal from Vietnam. President Jimmy Carter’s defense spending cuts diminished American influence in Africa, South America, and Asia. I might add Carter continues to support anti-Semitic rhetoric, Iran and Hamas.
The same rules of international affairs hold true today. Should America withdraw from Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, that power vacuum will be filled by some state or group.
In the Middle East, it is clear that Iran is filling power vacuums that the Iraqi government has not filled when authority was handed to it by the US military, and similarly in Lebanon, Gaza, and Afghanistan where there is weak political leadership.
Iran has further expanded its power through its allies and affiliated organizations in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, and Afghanistan. Iran along with its allies and sponsors will continue to do so until they are countered with force or by a competing political influence.
Decades from now, historians will discover that the United States, the West and the international community were being targeted by global ideological movements which emerged in the 1920s, survived World War II and the Cold War, and carefully chose this timing for its onslaught against democracy.
Whether it realizes this or not, America is facing a kind of liberal-Islamic alliance: a sympathetic relationship that leading leftists in America have with Islamic radicals around the world. I’m not suggesting the two groups actually like each other. Actually, they despise each other. Leftists like Pelosi, Barney Frank and Michael Moore despise bin Laden and his fellow radicals because they are religious fundamentalists who want to impose Islamic [Shariah] holy law. That means goodbye to freedom of religion, women’s rights and gay rights and, in all candor, goodbye to people like Pelosi, Frank and Moore. By the same token, Islamic radicals like bin Laden detest the American left because, as they see it, the left is the party of atheism, family breakdown and cultural depravity. The left is in the vanguard of imposing secularism and libertine social values in America and the EU.
If one looks at the military strength of the West compared to Iran, victory would seem to be inevitable, even if Iran acquires nuclear weapons. Iran does not have the military machine that the Axis powers had in World War II, nor the Soviet Union during the cold war. The Leftist/Marxist – Islamist Alliance may be more effective than the earlier totalitarian movements operating individually. They could even win. That’s because, however strong the Western hardware, its software contains some potentially fatal bugs. Three of them – pacifism, self-hatred, and complacency combined with the Oil Weapon could provide the needed weapons to succeed.
Many on the American Left loathe America—while they love the Constitution and their vision of what America could be but they have contempt for the average American. That is why most of the Left speaks of America as bringing immeasurable misery and sadness to the world and as essentially deserving attacks on it.
Politicians in the US and Europe are ditching the “War on Terror,” however this is probably not the big news. The “War on Terror” will probably not survive the next Republican Administration, let alone the next Democratic one.
The real news is that little or no attention is paid to the Russia, China and India. While attention is directed to the Middle East, there is little attention to the rising great powers.
Among the Democrats, their foreign policy proposes that the major rising powers are no threat at all. It's no surprise that Edwards and Obama want to boost foreign aid. They believe the poor world threatens the U.S. more than the rich. Mitt Romney and John Edwards have proposed a new type Marshall Plan. The real danger, they argue, is from states that are too dysfunctional to educate their people, provide public health or control their territory—thus export a swarm of pathologies, from jihadist terrorism to lose nukes to even bird flu. Their answer is a foreign policy hence directed to social programs, and even a new “Marshall Plan” and flinch at the hard nosed calculations of survival of the West.
Social programs in dysfunctional states will not remove the threats to our democracy, liberty and freedom. How the US handles the treats from these totalitarian major powers and their surrogate pawns of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, etc. will determine how dangerous the world becomes in the coming years and whether the US remains its lone superpower.
“The Gulf states have passed China!” “Six Persian Gulf States now have almost $1.6 trillion in foreign assets, dwarfing even China’s mammoth $1.1 trillion of foreign reserves, according to a new report from the Institute of International Finance” according to the Financial Times.
These Gulf States are all members of the so-called Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). They are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
There are massive piles of wealth growing in the GCC. “Along with China and other countries, the GCC is increasingly setting aside more and more of these funds to invest abroad -- in stocks, real estate and private businesses. What they buy could have a huge impact on market prices -- and your investments.” See also my article: Nationalization: A Plan for World Domination?
It appears strange that politicians would suggest that the US fund a Marshall Plan to support the Islamic countries when the Islamic Countries of the Gulf are accumulating hordes of US dollars. It is in the Islamic countries that we are seeing the growth of terrorism.
We will discuss how these elements are directly interrelated and suggest potential solutions for consideration.
Islam has many apocalyptic prophecies; this aspect of Islam contributes to the driving force and power of Islam. See also my article: Iraq, Iran, Global Warming and The Apocalypse.
Iran joined by Syria wants to end the democratic experiment in Iraq. Iranian money, weapons and expertise are used by terrorists to kill Americans in Iraq. Iran’s support of Hamas disrupts Palestinian peace efforts. Hezbollah, a group also backed by Iran and Syria, seeks to destabilize Lebanese democracy and restart a border war with Israel. Iran which denies that a European Holocaust ever took place is now planning to create a second Holocaust in Europe and in the U.S. with the development of nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver the weapons.
Only the sustained American policy of ostracizing Iran and Syria and their alliance partners and sponsors, galvanizing the international community to enforce financial and trading sanctions, supporting Iranian and Syrian reformers, and keeping all options for war on the table including a high-profile presence in the area offers any hope containing a potential holocaust.
Exclusively increasing military strength, diplomacy or withdrawing from Iraq will not defer or result in a lasting peace. Whatever way the Iran and Iraq crisis is resolved, it will lead to a major shift in the geopolitical landscape. The goal is to have a soft landing.
This will require sacrifice, compromise but not appeasement, and most importantly prioritizing the most important elements of our culture – faith, freedom, liberty, and democracy, as we know it in America.
Decision time is fast approaching. Unfortunately both Iran and the U.S. may be underestimating the power of the other side and overestimating their own. Iran thinks it has a lot of deterrents, in Iraq and elsewhere, and in the armed forces - and it sees the US bogged down in Iraq, Washington is divided and public opinion in the Western world—led by the propaganda of Leftist/Marxist – Islamist Alliance is opposed to war.
One cannot help but recognize the similarity between the events leading up to World War II and the current events.
“With every passing year following the events of 9/11 the rise of Leftist/Marxist-Islamist Alliance has increased global instability. By the beginning of 2006, nearly all the combustible ingredients–far bigger in scale than those leading to World Wars 1 and 11 and the Gulf Wars of 1991 or 2003–were in place.”
Remember Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a plan just like the Nazi’s “Four Year Plan,” he is a scholar of history, and he also is a follower of the Qur’an.
“Iran is no different than Nazi Germany”, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) source said. “They too built up an army, resources and created the V-2.” The V-2 was the first man-made object launched into space, during test flights that reached an altitude of 189 km (117 miles) in 1944. “While Germany was putting the finishing touches to the V-2 which was eventually used against Britain, the world stood by wanting to talk. Now we have Iran repeating history, declaring to “wipe Israel off the map” while planting bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan”
“Iran which denies that a European Holocaust ever took place, is now planning to create a second Holocaust in Europe and in the US,” said the Israel MFA source. “Europe will be first to feel this nuclear suicide bomb, as London, Moscow, Madrid, Rome and Paris are now in range of Iranian missiles. We no longer have the luxury of time to implement sanctions. This is not a movie. This is not the “24” TV series about nuclear terrorism. This is real. Sanctions worked against North Korea, they can and will work against Iran.”
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu on November 13, 2006 drew a direct analogy between Iran and Nazi Germany.
“It’s 1938 and Iran is Germany. And Iran is racing to arm itself with atomic bombs,” Netanyahu told delegates to the annual United Jewish Communities General Assembly, repeating the line several times, like a chorus, during his address. “Believe him and stop him,” the opposition leader said of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “This is what we must do. Everything else pales before this.”
While Iran is developing WMD and forming alliances throughout the world including Cuba just 90 miles off the coast of America, Russia and China are providing arms for the alliance and equally important Russia is finalizing the energy noose around Europe. The Islamists along with their Leftist/Marxist alliance partners meanwhile are quietly assuming key positions in the governments, the media and even financial institutions.
There is a failure to understand the Muslim Culture. After September 11, Bush explained that the attacks showed that the friend of your enemy is also your enemy. As he put it last September, “America makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror, and those that harbor and support them, because they’re equally guilty of murder.”
Bush failed to note the converse of that reality: the enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend and allay. Here the distinction generally relates to Sunnis and Shiites. We fail to grasp that just because Shiites and Sunnis are rivals don’t mean that they will join forces with the U.S. to fight one another, or won’t join forces with one another to fight the U.S. to accomplish their goal of establishing the Islamic kingdom of God and the return of the caliphate. This and the failure to recognize the goals of Russia and China have and will continue to cause the Americans no end of difficulty. We also fail to recognize that these forces have also joined with the Leftists abroad and with in us.
There is an Arab saying to the effect that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” While this may be the standard for many countries in the Middle East, it is not the standard by which a democratic nation like the United States can afford to operate.
Equally important is to recognize that Russia and China are also linked with mutual interests – world domination and that Russia is neither the friend of the EU or the U.S.
Unfortunately, these forces have combined into the alliance of the Leftist/Marxist and Islamists – with the common goal of world domination.
Many propagandists of the Leftist/Marxist – Islamist Alliance are using all efforts to attempt to question why the Islamist hates America. While it is true that the hedonistic life style of the Leftists runs counter to the Shariah law, many Leftists are drawn into the support of the Islamist movement. It should also be noted that Bible believing Christians and Jews do not support the hedonistic life style of the Leftists.
Counter to the question of “Why do they hate us?” one has to ask the question:
“What is the goal of Islam?”
Islam, from its very beginning, and the teaching of Muhammad was and is to create the Islamic kingdom of God on Earth. Their desire for this kingdom is to be a kingdom ruled by a caliph under Shariah law where all non-believers—infidels—are subservient to Muslims. It has been said by many apologists for Islam, that Christians and Jews lived together peacefully under Islamic rule for 500 years. This was true, but only as dhimmis living in servitude to Islamic rule. The Islamists and their Leftist propagandists wish to have us believe this is the way to peace.
The Jihadists drive to instill Shariah Law—Islamic law into Muslim society, and ultimately recreate that society under their interpretation of the law, which often translates into an endorsement for violent jihad as practiced by bin Laden, and espoused by the Muslim Brotherhood and others.
Ideology is often overlooked and is considered separate from the strategic and operational aspects of Islamist militancy. The ideology of this movement is similar to, or even worse than, the Nazi ideology, and it should be dealt accordingly.
Therefore, I still believe that one of the primary missions of the international community today is to repeat its experience with Nazism and to deal with this dangerous barbarian culture exactly as it dealt with the Nazi culture. If this does not happen, the near future is liable to bring many events, the consequences of which will be far more severe for all of humanity than the consequences of World War II.
The Hamas victory in Gaza is a warning that the West is currently losing that war.
The real force behind the Gaza
mayhem seems to be, a combined al Qaeda and Iran strategy, strange bedfellows
perhaps, but for the time being, closely-linked partners in a common strategic
goal to establish "Hamastan" as a forward base for Global terrorism. Al Qaeda's
ultimate objective is to destabilize and destroy the moderate Arab nations, first
in line post-Mubaraq's Egypt, then the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and finally,
It should be noted that The Fatah-Hamas differences concern personnel, approaches, and tactics. They share allies and goals. Tehran arms both Hamas and Fatah.
The “moderate” terrorists of Fatah and the bad terrorists of Hamas equally indoctrinate children with a barbaric creed of “martyrdom.” Both agree on eliminating the Jewish state. Neither shows a map with Israel present, or even Tel Aviv.
The Gaza Strip is now firmly in the control of Hamas, a radical terrorist group funded by Iran and Syria. Some have called Gaza “Hamastan”, expecting that the area will become an Islamic quasi-state akin to Iran where Shariah law is strictly enforced. The fear is that Gaza will become a Lebanon-like Hamastan, a wasps’ nest that in the future will attract al-Qaeda men and extensions of Iran. All of these things are coming to life before our very eyes.
The Financial Times in the article of June 19: Missed opportunities, Gaza and the spread of jihadism—“Splinter groups linked to al-Qaeda are already emerging in Gaza. Some Israelis are fretting that they have a new Somalia or Afghanistan on their border.
Hamas in Gaza is also allied with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.” See also: Islamic Economics and the Final Jihad: The Muslim Brotherhood to the Leftist/Marxist - Islamist Alliance.
While on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Washington is putting on a brave face over the Palestinian rift, with talk among the diplomatic community of “silver linings” and “windows of opportunity”.
An international response to these woeful events is now coming into view. But the path signaled by the US and Europe looks dangerously close to an attempt to micromanage and to pick sides in an internal Palestinian dispute. More importantly the US and the EU fail to understand that the reality in the Arab world is: the enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend and ally.
Behind the new international consensus is the goal of making the West Bank an exemplar of the benefits of co-operating with the West and renouncing terrorism. There is also a desire to limit contacts with Gaza to providing humanitarian aid and ensuring that essential staff are not left destitute. The champions of this approach are the US and Israel, but, as the biggest donor to the Palestinians, the EU also matters.
Alarmingly, countries such as the UK and France now seem to be scaling back their earlier insistence that Mr. Abbas’s new government be as inclusive as possible. But reconciliation is crucial. The EU and the West must send the strongest possible message that Fatah should not take advantage of the new situation to settle old scores with Hamas on the West Bank.
Both the US and Israel may have a strategic vision for the future of Abbas’s Palestine, but it is grounded in fantasy. US President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will gush about their support for Palestinian statehood. Bush and Olmert announced their full support for Fatah chief and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s new government. Israel will give Fatah $700 million. The Europeans and the rest of the international community will give the “moderate, secular” terror group still more money and guns and love. The US will likely also demand that Olmert order the IDF to give Fatah terrorists free reign in Judea and Samaria. See: Yadlin Warns What Happened In Gaza Will Happen in Judea, Samaria.
They fail to realize that Israel now borders Iran in Lebanon and Gaza. And Fatah is also supported by Iran. This is truly a dangerous game played out in the name of appeasement.
It should be noted here that The Chicago Tribune, Sept. 19, 2004 in A rare look at secretive Brotherhood in America by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Sam Roe, and Laurie Cohen reported that “Brotherhood members helped form The Islamic Society of North America, the umbrella group for the Muslim Youth of North America and the Muslim Students Association, but that their overall influence has been limited.”
“The Groups that the Brotherhood helped form printed Islamic books, many of which were distributed at mosques and on college campuses. They included Sayyid Qutb's "In the Shade of the Koran" and "Milestones," which urges jihad, martyrdom and the creation of Islamic states. Scholars came to view his writings as manifestos for Islamic militants.”
“In recent years, the U.S. Brotherhood operated under the name Muslim American Society (MAS), according to documents and interviews. One of the nation's major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members.”
On August 12, 2006 protest marches were organized by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition in numerous cities across America. The marches were announced at: August 12 National March to Stop the U.S.-Israeli War. Hundreds of organizations from around the country have endorsed and pledged to mobilize for the August 12 demonstration which was initiated by the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism), the National Council of Arab Americans (NCA), and the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation.
Photos taken at the "Stop the US Israeli War rally San Francisco" < http://www.zombietime.com/stop_the_us_israeli_war_8_12_2006/> rally in San Francisco on August 12, 2006 show masked protesters with a Hamas flag and a Palestinian flag and the Hamas flag in front of San Francisco's City Hall. It was one of several similar rallies held around the country on the same day.
The north of Lebanon has seen fighting provoked by the rise of Fatah al-Islam, which is inspired by al-Qaeda. Jihadist movements are also growing in strength in the Kurdish areas of Iraq and Turkey, in Jordan, Yemen, and Egypt and across North Africa. Even south-east Asian countries - despite rapid economic growth - now have serious problems. Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines all have active and violent Islamist movements.
Above all, Iraq is serving as an inspiration and training ground for a new generation of jihadists - just as the Afghan war against the Soviet Union once did. Terrorist techniques perfected in Iraq are cropping up elsewhere. Suicide bombing was unknown in Afghanistan until a couple of years ago. Now it is a deadly, almost daily occurrence.
A familiar refrain - particularly in Europe - is that the key to soothing Islamist militancy lies in “solving” the Palestinian problem. There are obvious holes that can be picked in this argument.
Hamas is not interested in negotiating with Israel to create a Palestinian State. Hamas wants Israel to be eliminated. And further Hamas wants to create the new caliphate, a new world order ruled by Islamists.
Osama bin Laden has never shown much interest in a two-state solution. The attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned when the Middle East peace process was in relatively good shape. Al-Qaeda’s demands are so unrealistic - and its narrative of grievance so selective - that it will not be swayed by any changes in Western policy.
With Hamas now in the control of Gaza and both Hamas and Fatah armed by Tehran, combined with Iranian-backed Hezbollah’s influence in Lebanon, it furthers the move of Iran for control of the Mediterranean. Add to this the building of Russia building military ports in Syria and providing arms to Syria further demonstrates the power of the alliance.
As reported by David Eshel for Defense Update on December 23, 2006: “In fact, as had been revealed recently, Russia, Iran and Syria have already entered a defense pact aiming at Moscow's ambitions to the process of altering the balance of power in the entire Middle East. Russia’s own part in this pact has been kept relatively secret for a long time.”
“The appearance of Russian ships in Tartus [Syria] will signal a dramatic reinforcement of Russia’s naval potential in the NATO dominated Mediterranean Sea, even when compared to the cold war period.”
Both Rep. Ellen Tauscher of Walnut Creek and her California colleague and fellow Democrat, Sen. Barbara Boxer want the United States to admit that the idea of a strong national government in Iraq won’t work and instead aim to set up a federal system in which Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds can separate, cool the sectarian killings and manage their own affairs. Her proposal, which she calls the Change the Course in Iraq Act, is going places in Congress because it has acquired a most-powerful patron, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco. The speaker has written Tauscher a letter expressing support and pledging a vote on the legislation at some point in the next few months.
If they are successful in breaking up Iraq, as would be expected, the Southern part of Iraq is controlled fully by Iran; this gives a full and complete access for Iran to the Mediterranean and the creation of the Shiite Crescent.
In considering relations with Turkey, the West must remember that the enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend and allay. In a departure from its traditional foreign policy which has gone largely unnoticed, Turkey is now becoming an important player in the Middle East. See: Turkey Rediscovers the Middle East, Foreign Affairs July/August 2007 and The city where Turkey’s republic lost its way, Financial Times June 26, 2007
Turkey’s growing concern over Kurdish nationalism has brought Ankara closer to the governments of Iran and Syria, which also contend with restive Kurds at home.
The shift is also accompanied by the gradual Islamization of the country led by the ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party (known as the AKP), headed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has managed to tap into rising popular nationalism by fusing it with Islam.
Some 60 percent of all U.S. military equipment destined for Iraq goes through the territory or airspace of Turkey, a Muslim ally and member of NATO.
If this route to Iraq were restricted or closed entirely, the ability of the United States to effectively combat the insurgency and violent militias in Iraq would be impaired. The Erdogan government could also come under domestic pressure to restrict U.S. use of the air base at Incirlik in southern Turkey to re-supply American troops in Afghanistan. Should it be necessary to take military action against Iran or even Russia, the availability of bases in Turkey is critical.
In addition Turkey controls access to the Bosporus Strait an oil choke point for oil supply to Europe. Energy is a major driver behind the warming of Iranian-Turkish relations. Iran is the second-largest supplier of natural gas to Turkey (after Russia).
Iran’s nuclear ambitions, however, are a source of serious concern in Ankara. A nuclear-armed Iran could have a destabilizing impact on the Persian Gulf region and force Turkey to take countermeasures for its own security.
If Iran refuses to comply with the demands of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ankara will have essentially three options: expand its cooperation on missile defense with the United States and Israel; beef up its conventional military capabilities, especially medium-range missiles; or develop its own nuclear weapons capability.
Iran’s push for nuclear weapons is accompanied by its development of ICBMs. The threat of a nuclear armed Iran is no longer just a problem for Israel and their Arab neighbors. Iran’s development of ICBMs that could reach Washington DC brings the threat home with added urgency. The nuclear Iran is not just a local issue for Israel.
An Iranian ICBM with a range of nearly 2,500 miles could reach as far West as Central Europe and well into Russia, China and India. The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has told Congress that Iran in fact may be capable of developing a 3,000-mi.-range ICBMs by 2015.
It’s unlikely the neighbors would complain if a family installed an alarm system, especially if the family offered to install alarms in every home on the block. Such a generous offer would protect everyone from crime. Friendly, law-abiding neighbors would realize they have everything to gain and nothing to fear.
But one neighboring leader objected: Russian President Vladimir Putin. The proposed missile-defense screen would lead to an “inevitable arms race,” he warned, adding, “If the American nuclear potential grows in European territory, we have to give ourselves new targets in Europe.”
Nuclear potential? Targets? That’s an odd way to describe a defensive program that would actually protect nations from weapons. And in fact, Putin seemed to later see the error of his stance, going so far late last week as to volunteer to take part in the defense screen—or did he?
Well, not really. On June 18, The Iranian Foreign Ministry says it has received assurances that Moscow will not let the United States share a Russian radar facility in Azerbaijan as part of a missile shield against Iran -- despite an offer by President Vladimir Putin to U.S. President George W. Bush to do exactly that. The ministry says Russia has no intention of allowing the Americans to use the radar base. Was Putin bluffing when he made the offer to the United States?
Russia is not confirming the Iranian version of events. But it raises the possibility that the Russian offer was bogus and that Putin was merely maneuvering to occupy the high ground in the dispute over the antimissile system.
Anticipating a U.S. rejection of his offer, Putin could say that Russia had gone out of its way to offer a solution but that Washington had not been willing to accept it.
Kazakhstan and Iran share access to the Caspian Sea. Kazakhstan could provide the nuclear materials for an Iranian nuclear weapon. Over the past two years, US relations with former Soviet Central Asia nations have collapsed. Indeed, China has become a major player in this region. Russia is also stepping up its military presence in this region. Moreover, barely acknowledged by the Western media, both China and Russia have conducted war games in Central Asia, in collaboration with their own coalition partners. Of special interest are these activities in Central Asia, under which military exercises involving the participation of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are conducted under the Collective Security Treaty Organization, (CSTO). Iran is developing a mutual military defense strategy with Kazakhstan. See also my article: Global Threats Leading to the Leftist/Marxist -- Islamist Takeover.
If the US can not defend our border, and “Other Than Mexicans” (OTMs) enter at will, can we count on the dysfunctional Kazakhstan government controlling their border. Some of these OTMs could be bringing in nuclear material for Hezbollah, Hamas or al-Qaeda terror cells in the US.
Because of large deposits of uranium, Kazakhstan has developed facilities for the entire nuclear cycle including enrichment of uranium.
Kazakhstan and Russia boast the world’s second and third largest uranium reserves, which are respectively 1 million and 0.8 million tons.
In addition to their nuclear activity, they do have research facilities for designing and manufacturing chemical and biological weapons.
Kazakhstan is rich in oil, one of the 10 largest oil fields in the world in located there. By 2015, it is expected to be the fifth largest producer of oil in the world.
Utembayev Ambassador of Kazakhstan said his country supports Iran’s right to acquire peaceful nuclear technology. “Kazakhstan supports peaceful nuclear research and is opposed to proliferation of nuclear weapons,” Utembayev told IRNA.
Asked about ways to put an end to the nuclear standoff between Iran and the West, he said the issue must be resolved through negotiations and within the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Developing expansion of economic cooperation between Iran and the UAE will lead to forging unity among regional countries. A large Iranian Expiate population is in the UAE.
On June 18, “Iran’s Minister of Commerce Masoud Mir-Kazemi conferred in Dubai with the UAE’s Minister of Economy and Industries Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid on expansion of mutual and regional cooperation, IRNA reported.”
“Iran possesses new technological know-how with highly profile scientific and technical knowledge in various fields which could be take into consideration, he said.”
The US and the EU and NATO rely on military bases in the UAE and Bahrain to support military operations in the Gulf. The US has also provided advanced military aircraft to the UAE.
Gulf Arab countries will not be used as a launch pad for any military attack on Iran; Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz was quoted as saying on June 18.
He said Iran had no interest in striking its oil-producing Arab neighbors if it comes under attack from the United States. “I think the brothers in Iran are totally aware that ... Iran will not be a source of harm for their neighbors and brothers ... These countries (Arab neighbors) will not be a source of harm for Iran,” he said to state news agency SPA.
US defense planners are likely to continue to find it hard to take China’s good intentions on trust while the country remains an authoritarian and avowedly communist one-party state. Beijing meanwhile still shows little willingness to embrace the level of transparency that might allay their suspicions.
It is extremely difficult to judge both the current capabilities of China’s maritime fleet and also the strategic goals to which Beijing is likely to put it. But there is no doubting that the navy, long the neglected arm of the People’s Liberation Army, is now at the heart of China’s drive to build a military to match its growing economic and diplomatic clout.
Diplomacy and military strength may deter the expansion of the threat of a global confrontation but the West must address its lack of energy security and dependence on ‘energy interdependence’ instead of ‘energy independence’.
The foreign policy of the United States and Europe must address the energy, the environment, foreign trade, financial, immigration, homeland security and defense tracks in a unified manner. Similarly, addressing the crisis in the Middle East, including the Israel-Palestine solution also involves solving relations with Russia, China and Eurasia.
This will require commitment and pain now to our way of life. It will require sacrifice. The alternative will be even worse.
Until the U.S. and its allies understand who the enemy is and their goals, and put forward a plan for survival, the world will be heading toward a major war of untold destruction. As mentioned above, we are revisiting 1938 and commercial interests and not security are driving our actions, as then.
Europe followed by America stand at the precipice, will they succumb to a hedonist Leftist future scenario and then becoming Islamicized either through the actions of Leftist/Marxist – Alliance or nuclear Holocaust or will they reestablish their Judeo-Christian heritage. The loss of Europe and America may occur by virtue of a collapsed population, faith and identity. Which will it be? It is not possible to determine the outcome, but, YOU the people living in Europe and America can influence the outcome. Decision time is fast approaching.
My advice is to let your position be known.
And “Prepare for War—Pray for a Miracle”.
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