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Holding on to Former Preconceived Notions of a Former Time is Dangerous at Best

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Apr 19, 2018 at 15:57

Modern warfare is no longer fought in conventional terms; not only are the technologies outdated; so too are the ideologies. It took roughly seventy years to run out the issues of a darkened mindset to determine the functionalities of a Marxist/Stalinist ideological political scenario was insufficient to offer peace to a world that is so desperate for calm, almost anything is worth a chance to obtain it-or so many think? Turkey as it was once known after its Ottoman influences were cast aside became an uneasy partaker of western influences, all the time its desires for Ummah simmered restlessly as its democratic experiment attempted to find a common rationale for integrating into a western mindset that the West could tolerate. It had come close a couple of times; but alas, it could not bring it home.

Enter Erdo─čan; an Islamist though and through, once in control, he consolidated power in sufficient movements of authoritarian access to the undercurrent thought processes of a decidedly Islamic ideology that the outcome was a given long before those who should have known had a chance to do something, but could not for his cunning anticipation of different and opposing points of view.

His mode of thinking on alliances that serve his form of government were altered long before his chance of power became a reality-NATO planning could never have guessed how this makes them so impotent and vulnerable in the region-and a destabilized Greece does nothing to make any difference in the region. What makes anyone think that Turkey is now viewed as a stumbling block if the action in Syria goes even further into the morass than it already has.

Turkey should be considered a threat to NATO; that's all there is to it: do not wait to find out how bad it will get. There will be no second chances.


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