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Odds-Making Portends to Further Shifting of Balance - Chechen Sabres Now Heard in Background While Belarus Still Gearing Up

Reader comment on item: Turkey's Expulsion from NATO Remains Unlikely
in response to reader comment: Turkiye Owes No Ideological Allegiances to NATO or Western Allies - How Does That Play When the Chips are Down and the Hand Called

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jul 20, 2022 at 16:30

The last twenty or so years has allowed for several examinations and certain digressions of how the Middle East was viewed in post-Soviet perspectives of how to regain that which was released when the Soviet empire collapsed unde the weight of its own failed policies of socialist programs that could never pay for itself or the enormous responsibilites that even egregious military threats could not hold on to. That's different now, right?
Or is it?
The only way the Russian could make enough to support his desires is if others were forced to mispend their resources, right? In a petro-dollars economy, Russia was in a poor man's position in not being able to demand the price per barrel necessary to keep his tryrranical regime afloat for too much longer.
After initiating the Ukrainian incursion, the cracks in the plan began to show and now others are struggling to make sense of what thery are losing; and the Russian doubles down, then expands his radical influences to the more than willing Turkish and Iranian Islamic Regime's of like minded imperial desires and make the world rethink their alliances.
But wait, as if it is not complex enough, now the Chechens' have made noises that would likely cause some disturbances farther south and increase the levels of hostilties to places not ready to accomodate any further drama of destruction. How does the EU or NATO think to posture when the Polish border cannot resist any further incursions themselves.


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