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This IS The Generation - Possibilities of Long Term Negotiations Now Very Remote.

Reader comment on item: Saving NATO from Turkey
in response to reader comment: Replace Turkey with Russia in NATO after Putin's Term Ends

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 21, 2017 at 17:15

Russia's Putin and Turkey's Erdo─čan are not likely to disappear any time soon, any considered contentions allowing that either would retire anytime soon to anyone's relief. NATO's condition in any of this is neutralized by the fact that NATO's original mission was compromised long ago.

Instead, the real battle is not going to be anything else than the consolidation of power by the Russian presence, the Russian contention that there is no restriction of the Iranian power surge in the weakened Syrian territories and the no fight but flight syndrome in the repetitive political vacuum in and around Mosul (Nineveh), an area of contention in and of itself -Turkey has seen to that.

Iran is now on a movement that very little can be done to slow it down, let alone stop it. Interestingly, we now see how a Babylonian influenced Iraq is still at the center of empires raging for Kingdom authority and all the players that are necessary to bring some part of this to culmination are already in attendance with extreme diffidence. There is nothing left to negotiate.

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