“The Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense, is taking fresh steps to shape the current war of partition in its own way. Last week, we mentioned the crisis, which the American administration created deliberately by denouncing eight Russian officials in NATO as spies. The crisis later escalated with Russia taking counter-measures,” writes Aykan Sever for Yeni Özgür Politika.
This process took on new dimensions after the US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited Georgia, Ukraine, and Romania.
Statements Austin made during the trip gave the impression that he sees the Black Sea as his own territory. His statements were also of a style to encourage new conflicts against Russia, especially through Georgia and Ukraine.
Indeed, the agenda of the NATO summit in Brussels later supported this approach.
NATO defence ministers have adopted a new plan in Brussels against the “Russian threat.”
According to this plan; NATO troops are expected to use nuclear weapons, cyberattacks, and military space technology while fighting Russian forces in the Baltic and the Black Sea.
This policy, which has other dimensions, is primarily aimed at bringing NATO back together, because NATO almost lost its path after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and most recently, even in its own eyes, suffered a serious defeat in Afghanistan.
Many institutions are being disrupted in the current postmodern war of partition, and it was inevitable that NATO too would be affected by these developments. Due to the dominant political stance of the United States, this process has not yet brought about disintegration, however, it is effectively decaying.
The persistent stance of France and some other European countries relating to the “EU army”, as well as the year-long non-compliance of the Turkish Republic, are indicators of this. There are also countries within NATO, like Poland and Hungary, that cause problems. It is doubtful to what extent NATO’s new plan will help with recovery, considering Russia’s control of a particular weapon which has had a lot of influence over Europe in recent times, that of natural gas.
The United States does not have high hopes in NATO either. The US is trying to draw new lines for itself.
It is immediately apparent that the Pentagon is seeking to establish a commercial and military line, one corner of which is made up of Greece, extending to Cyprus, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and India. It intends to complete this with the recently formed AUKUS pact. This approach is consistent with the efforts of the US to shift the focus of World War 3 to the Indo-Pacific line.
While we are on the subject of the Indo-Pacific line, let us look at the US conflicts with China.
The Pentagon, which has recently condemned China for testing hypersonic missiles, has now said that they have themselves tested three hypersonic missiles. In the meantime, Biden has been raining threats on China in relation to Taiwan.
But the Pentagon administration must have found Biden’s stance a little hasty, as they declared their commitment to the “one China” policy.
This marks the second time the Pentagon has contradicted Biden since Afghanistan. Presumably, the Pentagon will not give up the control it gained over foreign policy in Trump’s last days in power.
Before I finish the article, I would like to briefly mention the recent American moves towards Turkey.
Last week, the call from ten ambassadors regarding Osman Kavala, the inclusion of Turkey on the “grey list”, some developments in the Halk Bank case and the nomination of Minister of Defence Akar to replace Erdoğan caused panic in government circles.
It begs the question: Has the US shown its hand, knocked the regime about a bit and achieved something, or have its moves been in vain for the time being because they have not developed enough foresight of what might happen? However, it is obvious what will come from this.
Whatever happens, there will be no freedom for the people of the region.
Like the opposition who claim to be an alternative to the ruling power, but have no perspective other than modernising the prisons for the people.