Summit in Warsaw: NATO opposes the United Nations

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As expected, the NATO Summit that will be held on 8-9 July, 2016 in Warsaw, will be focused on taking crucial decisions on aspects concerning maintenance of security of the eastern borders of the Alliance. “We should enhance NATO presence in the eastern part of Europe, and such presence will be multinational. Thus, it will be a very strong signal that any kind of aggression against one Ally will be considered as an attack against all Allies, and the NATO as a whole will respond”, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Radio Poland reports that on the eve of the summit military experts of Poland and Turkey are actively advancing the idea of amending Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty devoted to collective defense of the Alliance members. They press the point that if one Ally is attacked, all the others should automatically enter into the armed confrontation with the aggressor, then as now, the treaty obliges them to take such measures only if they consider them necessary. Furthermore, Warsaw and Ankara are persuaded that actions taken by the Allies as a part of the collective defense should not be a subject of restrictions imposed by the UN Security Council as it is against the Alliance’ interests.

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Regardless of whether such amendments would be made to the North Atlantic Treaty or remain on the sidelines of the summit, it’s clear that NATO is undergoing the next stage of transformation. As a result of it, not the most stable and adequate allies can obtain enormous leverage over the main members of the organization. Territorial claims of Turkey, Poland and Romania to their neighbors may easily result in an armed conflict, in which their Western European partners will be involved automatically. There is no saying how all this would end after the incident with Russian Su-24 military jet shot down by Turkey in the sky over Syria if NATO had the system of collective defense, proposed by Ankara and Warsaw.

In fact, these proposals have nothing to do with strengthening world security. On the contrary, they only aggravate international situation and enhance the likelihood of nuclear war unleashing. Meanwhile, the main organ that is responsible for ensuring world peace and security, namely, the UN Security Council, is overshadowed as not all its members support the policy, pursued by the Alliance.

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And Nuclear Winter Came

Erdogan described Russia’s activity in the Middle East as a threat to the world. However it is not Russia but Turkey that has turned into a trouble spot, jeopardizing peace and stability around the globe.

It was not Russia but Turkey that bought oil from Islamic State. It is not Moscow but Ankara that finances and supports Salafi imams or the Muslim Brotherhood adherents, who preach violence and hate in some of the European mosques as well. And it is not Turkey but Russia that obtained military and political cooperation of Iran, secured diplomatic assistance of China, received support of Egypt, Jordan, UAE and Israel. The Kurds too often look up to Moscow now. And despite some flashy statements America’s opinion is also changing…

No wonder, Turkey’s leader and entire military and political elite of that country feel angry, alarmed, confused and insulted! Supported by the United States Turkey was an active player in the Arab Spring events, it always felt its significance and aspired to be a leading regional power. Yet, it got the war on its borders, an unfolding civil war in the east of the country and after the incident with the Russian Su-24M jet it actually lost the trust of Washington which prefers untangling the Middle East knot in partnership with Moscow.

There are only bellicose statements that remained of the former confidence. However this is what poses a threat at least by unpredictability!

It is absolutely clear today that the hegemonic actions and ambitions of Mr. Erdogan are a threat to the world order. Activity of Turkey’s leader has led to the immigration crisis in the EU. Turkey uses migrants to put pressure on Europe and the world and tip the balance of power in its favor. Ankara has admitted two million refugees and threatens to open the gates to Europe if Brussels fails to provide financial support and diplomatic assistance on the Syrian issue.

Anti-Russian and anti-Syrian rhetoric of the Turkish authorities pushes Turkey towards a great war which will inflame regional countries as well as those far away from it. Understanding their mistakes and losing support of their allies Turkey’s ministers and generals heat up the hysteria of hatred and fear, they don’t talk about a simple war, they dream of the third world war!! What else can the militaristic calls of Ankara to send ground forces to Syria mean? Nevertheless in spite of the numerous statements, Ankara pursues its own interests which are not consistent with the US standpoint. To achieve the goals Ankara plans to escalate the situation. By invading Syria, by bombing Syrian cities and infrastructure Ankara openly sets up Washington and NATO while hiding behind Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.

There is still a great danger of new provocative acts of Ankara like the one when it shot down the Russian aircraft, however the international community’s responsibility for what is going on in the region increases by the day. All that is left to do is hope that common sense and self-possession will get the better of it, and NATO will put its unpredictable ally to where it belongs…

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Will American senators support Fethullah Gulen in his dispute with Turkey?

The joint combat of the world nations against ISIS has had the most far-reaching repercussions for the relations between the USA and Turkey in recent years. On one hand, Washington and Ankara are to stick to their NATO allied commitments. On the other hand, their positions evidently clash on the issue of the Syrian Kurds as Obama considers them as supporters while Erdogan treats them as terrorists. The stakes in the game are so high that the sides are set to act far beyond the diplomatic bounds to stand on defense of their own truth in the conflict viewed by many as the start of WWIII. 

 

 

The rhetoric of the Turkish leadership has predictably evolved into ultimatum of the sort: either you side with us, or with terrorists. At least this is how president Erdogan had put it before he sanctioned shelling of the Kurdish positions in northern Syria. 

 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/13/turkey-shells-kurdish-forces-in-syria-in-retaliation-for-attack-on-border-posts 

On the Capitol Hill they have decided to play more keenly. The senators from the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations turn to the State Secretary Kerry with the request to engage all the possible leverages to restore the former political course of Turkey with the special accent on religious aspect. Congressmen suggest that comprehensive aid should be rendered to the movement led by Fethullah Gulen, the Turkish Muslim cleric who has been living in self-imposed exile in the USA during the last 18 years while in Turkey they have issued order for his detention. 

There are dozens and even hundreds of thousands of Fethullah Gulen’s Muslim followers not only in Turkey but throughout the whole world. The democratic values and ways so much cherished by western civilization are not alien to them too. Freedom of speech, human rights, gender, race and religious equality have become as habitual with them as the jum’ah prayer. 

Fethullah Gulen and his followers relying on the support of the American nation are well in the position to drastically change the posture of the Turkish society and not only to the problem of the Syrian Kurds but to the religion as a whole. 

Is it necessary to tell whose strategy in this game of chess is aimed at improving the life of Muslim community and whose one is meant to destroy it? 

Source:  http://defendingthetruth.com/political-talk/53091-u-s-senators-urge-secretary-kerry-put-pressure-turkey.html#post911173

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