I have the memory of the little poodles of this sub who barked incessantly to praise the merits of transatlanticism! Long live NATO, long live the United States...There's even one who spoke to me of the West as a brotherhood.
Well, it's hard to go back to reality.
Our American "friends" have other points of view on the matter. Given Ankara's current strategic role in the NATO posture - that is, the possibility for Turkey to counterbalance Iranian and Russian influence in the Caucasus and the Middle East - the United States seems reluctant to intervene in the Mediterranean dispute.
Washington does not seem to want to take the risk of offending Erdogan at the risk of pushing him to seek a compromise with Moscow and Tehran. By doing so, Turkey would de facto limit its manoeuvres in the Middle East and strengthen the ad hoc alliance between Russia and Iran against the American lock - this would moreover accentuate the pressure on the Jewish state.
In any case, in the end, we stupidly... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sorry for my ignorance beforehand, but I always felt like it was a huge missed oppurtunity For Nato, EU and the west to not integrate post-soviet states to Nato and EU when Russia was in a turmoil and at it's weakest.
I know that EU was in it's infancy and that there are certain conditions needed to join EU, but for geopolitical purposes these conditions could have been bypassed.
Same with NATO, how come they didn't just Rush to get these states to join them? NATO did enlarge to the east in the 90's with some Warsaw pact states, but to truly corner Russia, they should have gone in for all the Post-Soviet states.
Kazakhstan Krygystan Tajakistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan
But more importantly Belarus Moldova Ukraine Georgia Azerbaijan
Now that Russia is at it's strongest point in the post-soviet era. Integrating these states is almost impossible now as there is a huge Russian deterrence.
What do you guys think? I'm probably missing a lot of the facts so please help me understand furth... keep reading on reddit ➡
It's interesting that the Hindu Kush has chewed up great powers and spat them out since days of olde.
I've seen amazing mountainous combat footage of both the soviet and more recently NATO. Afghanistan seems to have improved very little since the soviet invasion and the warfare also generally so aswell.
Has there been any interesting "comparing the notes" for say the soviets/russians and NATO?
Trump has repeatedly, since before he was elected, said that NATO countries need to greatly increase their military spending.
NATO is the single greatest geopolitical opponent to Russia. They are essentially what kept the Soviets and now Russia from taking over Europe since the end of WW2.
It stands to reason that NATO having a stronger military would be extremely bad for Russia. The stronger they are, the harder it is for Russia to bully Europe.
So why, if Trump is working for Putin, would he demand that NATO increase their military spending, a move that is obviously very bad for Putin?
Öncelikle Yunanistan'ı Avrupa Birliğinin birdaha kurtarma gibi bir çılgınlığa girişeceğini sanmıyorum . Bunun için ne ekonomik gereksinimleri ne de gerekli istekleri var . Doğu Akdeniz'de oluşacak herhangi bir çatışma da hepimiz biliyoruz ki ilk ateş etmeyen taraf biz olsak bile Yunanistan ( tıpkı Fransa'nın gemilerime kilitlendiler demesi gibi ) kanıtsız bir şekilde Türkiye'yi ilk saldıran ülke gibi gösterecek . Bunun sonucunda oluşacak mesela Fransa'nın Yunanistan'ın yanındayız demesi gibi Avrupa ülkeleri sözde dostluklarını ne kadar gerçeğe dönüştürebilir ? Bana kalırsa hiçbir Avrupa ülkesi özellikle Yunanistan için askerlerinin ölmesini göze alamaz ya da Türkiye gibi 80 milyonluk bir pazarı kaybetmeyi . Bizim için en kötü durum ağır bir ekonomik ambargo ( bu da tam bir muamma , 1974'te birkaç ülke bize silah ambargosu uygulamıştı ).
TLDR: Akdeniz deki olası bir çatışmada Yunanistan'ın sırtını hangi ülke nasıl sıvazlar ?