Monday, April 12, 2021

Why is the US Involving Turkey in Afghanistan? — Salman Rafi Sheik

Turkey and Russia are ancient territorial adversaries and Turkey's alignment with NATO and Ukraine is no accident. The US knows this, of course, and is now taking advantage of Erdogan's revanchist neo-Ottoman ambitions, which involve competing with Russia over Central Asia.

This is on the order of Jimmy Carter's enlisting the "freedom fighters" under Bin Laden to confront Russian presence in Afghanistan as advised by Zbigniew Brzezinski. In fact, it is crazier. It will not end well.

NEO
Why is the US Involving Turkey in Afghanistan?
Salman Rafi Sheik

See also

The Taliban will not attend. In that case, it should be called the "peace" conference.

Sputnik International
Cavusoglu, Blinken Discuss Preparations for Afghan Peace Conference in Istanbul, Source Says

3 comments:

lastgreek said...

You know, this is going to sound stupid but— when the Turks shot down a Russian military plane in Syria in 2015, I was hoping ( more like daydreaming) that the Russians would hit them back hard — destroying everything Turkish in Syria

Matt Franko said...

Doesn’t sound stupid..... Russia being in Syria today sounds stupid... this is basically Vlad trying to relive the good olde days of his failed Soviet Union...

Tom Hickey said...

Not if one understand the geopolitical and geostrategic dynamic. It's not just about Syria or chiefly about Syria. It part of moving pieces on the the grand chessboard.