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Submitted by Admiral Peter Kikareas (United States), Sep 4, 2022 at 17:11

Dear Dr. Pipes,

Couldn't have a better advice on the Turkey's issues than yours. I know NATO very well, as I have been appointed in several jobs in NATO during the decades that NATO was in cold war with USSR and after the collapse of the cold war. As such I absolutely agree that we need to create a new NATO to be able to face better all current and future threats and be able to manage such issues as Turkey's.

Unfortunately, not many may see how dangerous Turkey is because there is much misinformation and propaganda to cover Turkey's actions and Strategic plans. Also, Erdogan is there to carry out a lot of dirty projects. If someone study their Strategic plans and what they say and do, will find out that they mean what they plan as what they do follows exactly and fits into their strategic planning. Then will realize that Turkey is the number one threat after Russia Iran and China. If NATO let them move on against Greece and Cyprus now this will make them even more dangerous and more difficult to confront. After Greece and Cyprus, they plan to become the Boss of Mediterranean and unite the Islamic Countries, and then move on against Egypt, Israel, and Southern European Countries.

As you mentioned Turkey with Erdogan but also after him will be the same extreme with their same agendas which threaten not only Greece and Cyprus but also all the countries around Mediterranean and indirectly EU itself. All these are decision taken by all parties from their National Strategic Assembly. They have decided that they belong to the Eurasian but the most they are allied with NATO the stronger they are for Russia and China and India and all other Countries including Greece and Israel. Acting as he does have in a way neutralized NATO, and with his latest tactical moves, to create better relations with Israel, Egypt, etc. he prepares the way to attack Greece and Cyprus.

Turkey is a Troian Horse inside NATO and should be neutralized as soon as possible. I absolutely agree that a new NATO must be created as you suggested to be able to better fac all existing threats and deal with cases like Turkey.

Until then I have another faster solution to propose. Why not to create a small kind of NATO for the Mediterranean Countries Greece, Cyprus, Israel, France, Egypt, Italy ............with the same article 5 but without Turkey to be accepted. This will be the best solution for faster facing not only Turkey but other threats like Iran and Islamists.

I hope that we may become the beacons for a safer world to live in.

Yours Sincerely,

Admiral Peter Kikareas
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Daniel Pipes replies:

Glad we agree. Your proposed solution at the end resembles mine.

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