THE AFTERMATH OF BREXIT: RUSSIA & TURKEY REACH AGREEMENT ON HOW TO FIGHT TERRORISM

THE AFTERMATH OF BREXIT: RUSSIA & TURKEY REACH AGREEMENT ON HOW ...

This is in the You-Tell-Me category, for if you've been following the developments lately, Mr. Global seems stunned and shocked about the BREXIT vote and the revolt of certain hitherto-assumed to be "with the program" elites in the UNited Kingdom (even though the clues were there for all to read: Britain in China's Asia Infratsructure INvestment Bank, the Queen inviting promonent politicans "around for tea" and then asking questions about the practicality of the EU (message heard and understood m'um). And, of course, while all this is going on, if you were following my blogs last week about space, it appears that Mr. Central Control Global (that would be the old Rockefailure and Rottenchild sort of stuff we're all used to and sick of), appears to be moving his attempt to create the global superstate that is to be run by altruistic and benevolent - oh I can hardly write that without gagging - banksters like themselves, to outer space, the ultimate expression of their "top down model" and perhaps even a grotesque perversion of the old hermetic mantra, "as above, so below."

Then we have the already-stirring implications of the BREXIT and the collapsing American unipolarism, for make no mistake, as I argued in last weeks' News and Views from the Nefarium, the vote was not only about Brussels lunacy, it was about Washington kookery and run amok unipolarism. (Don't forget to support our John Tyler and Millard Fillmore Presidential Memorial Fund: it's about time presidents who did absolutely NOTHING are honored for the heros they were).

Then we had the sad events in Istanbul, and now, suddenly, Sultan Tayyip Erdogan has forgotten all about his Ottomania and wants to mend the fences with Mr. Putin:

Russia, Turkey Reach Breakthrough Agreement on Fighting Terrorists in Syria

Now, this is of course Russia's Sputnik magazine, but nonetheless, the main thrust of this geopolitical earthquake is clear and more demonstration of the collapse of American unipolarism:

Previously, Turkey supported al-Nusra Front. In his article, Foreign Affairs observer Aaron Stein noted that Ankara began supporting al-Nusra Front in opposition to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Turkey considers PKK a terrorist group.

As a result, Turkey allowed al-Nusra militants to use its territory for preparing attacks in Syria. Moreover, Ankara long opposed international efforts to put al-Nusra Front on the terrorist list.

According to Sergei Lavrov, Turkey has accepted the new rules of the game in Syria. Now, if moderate opposition forces do not leave the areas controlled by the terrorists they will be considered as terrorists’ accomplices.

"Those who don't want to get hit [by Russian and Syrian airstrikes] need to leave positions occupied by Jabhat al-Nusra [al-Nusra Front] and IS [Daesh]. If the patriotic opposition, constructive opposition remains in areas controlled by terrorists, it needs to withdraw its units. Otherwise it will be considered an accomplice," Lavrov said.

"Turkey sees that the groups it supported are Ankara’s enemies," Viktor Nadein-Raevsky, senior research fellow at the Institute of World Economics and International Relations, told Gazeta.ru.

In other words, Sultan Erdogan has completely reversed his position, and we suspect he may be back on his sanity medication. But in all seriousness, I suspect something else is going on entirely and that it is deeply related to the BREXIT vote and the forces behind it, and deeply related to the sad deaths in Istanbul's Attaturk airport. Turkey's shoot-down of the Russian fighter-jet(which has now called forth an apology from the Sultan, let us remember), occurred before Mr. Obama's statements about the US not needing the Middle East, and needing to be in the Pacific. Translation: US strength is declining and we cannot afford to be everywhere, policing everything and everyone, and the Pacific is where the action is. Add to this mix the growing opposition in Europe to the Islamic invasion, the recent decision of the German Bundestag to call the Armenian genocide what it is(i.e., a genocide) and thereby condemning Turkey (a move which, of course, called forth howls of protest from Mr. Erdogan's Sublime Porte). And the BREXIT vote itself occurred, indicating the growth of the anti-EU movement, which I contend is as much a movement about the non-democratic nature of the Brussels-Berlin-Paris axis, and about its non-workability, in purely financial and economic terms. This movement has now been given even more steam by the British who are determined to reassert their national sovereignty and control.

Then came the attack in Istanbul, and there are three basic ways one can interpret it: (1) it was a false flag attack conducted by the Russians to show Mr. Erdogan he is playing with the wrong people. This, I think, is just extremely unlikely, though in my "inbox" this last week I've received many emails proposing it. But Russia has nothing to gain from such a stunt and everything to lose, for if found out and exposed, their carefully built-up position over the past few years, which, you'll note, has had a strong moral component, would suddenly reverse. (2) it was a false flag done by the Turks themselves to extricate themselves from an increasingly precarious position, especially in the wake the the BREXIT, which is poised to crack up the EU, and hence, crack up one of the Sultan's best regional supporters: A FREXIT France, NEXIT Netherlands, "Oesterreich Aus", Czechout, Italeave, won't be as friendly to all of Mr. Erdogan's refugees as the current crew of kooks in Brussels. Best to sing Kumbaya with Mr. Putin now, before Turkey has a another Treaty of San Stefano moment, with no Bismarck around this time to pull Turkey's fat out of the Russian fire. Finally, there's the possibility that (3), ISIS/Deash/Al Qaeda (or whatever the current flavor of the week is) showed it's ugly hand, and given its connections to certain large-power financial backers, Mr. Erdogan concluded that with friends like these, we need real friends. And real friends, in the world of post-BREXIT geopolitics, are those with common interests, not big banks. If the EU crumbles, Turkey will have no friends in France, Hungary, Austria, Italy, .... you get the idea.

Regardless of whether numbers (2) or (3) are true or not, the bottom line is, you're looking at one of the first consequences of BREXIT, and Mr. Erdogan, let it be noted, didn't beat a hasty trail to the White House, but to the Kremlin.

See you on the flip side....

8 thoughts on “ THE AFTERMATH OF BREXIT: RUSSIA & TURKEY REACH AGREEMENT ON HOW ...”

  1. Apparently Sultan Erdogan I got wind of the rumoured joint US-Russian plot to be rid of him. Nothing like being on the top two world powers’ hit list to soften one’s rhetoric.

  2. predictive ability demonstrates knowledge and its lack:

    with out much knowledge – and far less than you guys here – i’m gonna reach and say ukraine will calm down as much or more than turkey and flow back to russia soon and quickly.

    this will all splain the scorched earth policies of the neo zio lib cons in the me better. they drove it all like they stole it because they did. and they also wanted to make sure no one else could drive it when they no longer could.

    seems like it will be much harder for years if not decades in these stolen countries as they redevelop. curious to see how, how fast and who redevelops.

    now i’m curious to know who and where the profits flow to, how this affects all the oligarchs on various sides and where the few in the lower 99.99% who can afford to go need to go to live better.

    btw joseph. our neighbor’s kid finished his first year at sdsmt last month. impressive place.

    thank you all good night

  3. “ISIS”has become a convenient cover for any number of operatives, the covert secret service crowd of any country, from your Operation Gladio types, your Mossad, you CIA, your Wahhabi Muslim Brotherhood sect, your German DVD, M16 anyone, including Hizbollah, Hamas, … it is the gift that keep on giving. Lot of dirty operations can and have been carried out under this umbrella. I saw a noticeable change in Turkey, I do not know about anyone else. Call it sane Erdogan pre Gaza flotilla disaster 2010, and insane Erdogan post flotilla disaster. This also happened to co-incide with a number of earthquakes (HAARP?)in Turkey round about the same time we had all those earthquakes in the Pacific Rim, and then a few years later the contents of the TTIP corporate fascist dictatorship got leaked. And Obama has “ways and means of making others see things their way.” Then we have the Kurds, who Sybil Edmonds says is supported by Israel, interesting combo. AND we have Erodogan supporting “ISIS”going into to Syria, because Hillary (as recently leaked by Wiki) had to get rid of Assad for Israel. BUT Erodogan and son then buy illegal stolen oil from “ISIS” still fighting the Kurds supported by Israel and what is more sell this cheap oil to …. Israel! And Israel is supporting “ISIS”on the Golan Heights.. (only there?) Then we have a “peace deal”between Turkey and Israel…. but but…. I thought they were on the same side… supporting ISIS and buying their stolen oil…. but then there is the Kurd question and Israel on board with the Kurds. And then there is Hizbollah supported by Russia and both support Assad and Iran. And Israel is concerned that weapons will fall into the hands of Hizbollah, and then… there is Serena Shim, American Lebanese murdered by the Turks because she was exposing NGO trucks taking “ISIS”and their weapons across the border from Turkey into Syria and Iraq and she worked for Press TV.. Iran. Now Erodogan has his sanity back… and a peace deal with Israel over the Gaza Flotilla? Does he have his sanity back or is the Mexican standoff no more? I have heard that Israel no longer has the protection of the Iron Dome. Not after the last massacre in Gaza 2014. And having all those nukes is all very well and good, but use them and they will be cutting off their nose to spite their own face and will have the same fall out that they may or may not impose on others in the region. Good old fashioned missiles with no Nuclear heads would be a better choice. And…. apparently Hizbollah now has over 100,000 of those and they can reach both south to the Red Sea and North as far as Ankara. Another Mexican standoff? Interesting ….

  4. I would put any Russia-Turkey agreements in a different context: A certain ‘rogue’ Middle East nation has achieved almost all that it wanted…

    In 1973, there was an alliance against this nation by ALL the regional powers of this area. Not just talk, but combined military action. This nation ultimately prevailed, but I suspect made long-term plans for “Never Again.”

    Fast-forward to the present. Saudi Arabia has been under this nation’s thumb (closetly) for decades or more. Egypt has just been brought under Saudi Arabia’s thumb through the gift (bribery) of Saudi mega-cash. Jordan has come under the US’ thumb, which renders it neutral-to-allied to this nation. Lebanon has been trashed. Iraq has been trashed. Syria has been trashed. Iran has been pushed into giving-up its uranium-enrichment program, allowing this nation’s 400+ nukes/thermonukes to remain supreme in the region.

    I’d call that a wildly-successful “Never Again”…

    With that objective accomplished, this nation’s ‘handlers’ turned the US to the Pacific. Turkey, of course, felt this shift. Since Turkey had been a distant protectorate and subject-state to the US since the Cold War began, it began to feel naked. This was amplified by the resurgence of Russia under Putin. A Russia that could calmly give the finger to Uncle Sam…

    I do believe that the Brexit vote was noted by Erdogan. And his generals. Suddenly, the EU seemed to be in the middle of a restructuring, if not dissolution. Most importantly, it would be looking-within and not semi-protecting Turkey…

    IMHO, all of the above was what led to Turkey ‘playing nice’ with Russia…

  5. marcos toledo

    Could a group in the Turkish military have read the would be Sultan of the wannabe new Turkic Empire the riot act. And things have change since the Crimean War of the mid nineteenth century and even Germany wouldn’t shed any tears if Russia rings Turkey neck this time.

  6. The Ramadan prayers at Hagia Sophia were a bridge too far for the Kremlin. I gather Erdogan finally understands how far he has misread the constellations and the will of the gods.

  7. Robert Barricklow

    The Silk Road is where the next century’s action is. Those getting in early are assured a table at the coming 21st Century Banquet.
    For turkey; it’s better to be At the table, instead On the table.

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