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Merging Competing Political Agressions of Complex Perceptions of Global Dominance in World Power

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 21, 2022 at 16:27

Dr. PIpes writes:
[It pains me to see many #civilizationists—defined as those trying to save Western civilization from Islamism & other threats—sympathize with Putin or are willing to go easy on him in return for his money or hydrocarbons. This does immense long-term damage.]
Which poses the question: in the frame of reference of seeking victory, either for Israel, or the EU/NATO from the threats of overlapping interests in the Ukraine; or even Turkiye if its innate desires to regain the former glory of the Ottoman empire are swept away in its misplaced ideology that Europe might provide the springboard to leverage sympathetic concensus of such ambitions; or does the compounded angst against Israel actually have the most to say and instigate repealing all of the inhibitions of normal societies and the flaring tempers of potential antagonists are released?
Dr.Pipes is in the unique place of observing the causes and effects; since it is obvious this is still an East versus West scenario of whose will is to be challenged first and whose has the best chance (if any) of engaging this upcoming calamity and survive. Time will tell-but whose clock is ticking away first?

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