An important geopolitical strategy unfolded over the last week and few noticed.
It started with the official visit of Turkish President Erdogan to the White House. Erdogan would desperately like to get Trump to turn on the Kurds in exchange for its support against longtime Turkish antagonist Iran. The meetings were tense but the full content and context are only known by a few.
It continued with Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia where the Riyadh Declaration was signed by Middle Eastern allies to commit troops for the fight against terrorism. It ended with a great and powerful speech by the great and powerful Trump and the placing of hands on a glowing orb to commemorate the opening of a centre to combat global terrorism.
During the summit in Saudi both Trump and King Salman took the opportunity to shift blame global terrorism onto Iran. Salman stated that Shia majority Iran was the “spearhead of global terrorism”. This is a strong and pointed accusation towards Tehran, who it holds a longstanding feud with.
Aside all of the pomp and pageantry a large arms deal was signed between the United States and Saudi Arabia. This is the clear single to anyone paying attention that the US has fully aligned itself with the Sunni majority Saudi Arabia.
Comments which were made about an Arabic NATO taken alongside the arms deal is a direct message to Iran that the United States is not interested in having three major Middle Eastern allies.
The next shoe to drop was Trump’s trip to Israel where more Iran bashing took place. Trump stated that there existed a “rare opportunity” for peace in the Middle East based on the shared threat which Iran represents. This threat could be used to unite Israel with its Arab neighbours and facilitate an agreement with the Palestinians.
The American President also said that Iran was the main source of instability in the region and urged Israel to join with its Arab neighbours to confront Iran.
The trip was rounded out by a visit with the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. It can be assumed that Trump is pushing a Middle Eastern peace plan which would include the Palestinians turning against longtime supporter Iran.
More than anything this is a trip to turn the larger Middle East against both Iran and Syria so that the Anglo-American establishment can postpone and potentially fragment the developing Eurasian Union, of which the Middle East, and its major shipping lanes would be of vital interest.
The most obvious points of interest in the above information is the unified scripting of Iran being the biggest supporter of global terrorism and the main source of instability in the region. Most readers are educated enough to understand that it is in fact Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, and the United States who are the biggest supported and contributors to the growth and success of ISIS and instability in the region.
Reconciling what has been said with what is factual is almost impossible. What is clear as of now is that the alliances are well defined and the pieces are now moving in the background to isolate Iran.
Soon we will be told of connections between Iran and North Korea, which will be leveraged in attempts to turn China against Iran and completely shift the geopolitical balance which has developed between Russia, China, and Iran.
Can America be successful in making Iran so dirty and untouchable that its longtime alliances with Russia and China are fractured? Such a move would leave it isolated in the region and internationally.
Once Iran was removed from the larger geopolitical strategy Russia would find itself also isolated. An isolated Russia means a non-USD denominated Eurasia which can be controlled through trade routes and shipping lanes. It is not without coincidence that two of the most influential and longstanding cultures in Eurasia, Russia and Iran, are both the targets of Anglo-American strategies.
It has always been my position that the future of the Eurasian Union and Middle Eastern peace will hinge on Iran and the ultimate rebalancing between Shia and Sunni interests, or some form of Islamic Reformation which consolidates the interests of both.
Back on September 10, 2014, I wrote a piece titled The Devil’s Tears – How a Holocaust Against the Shia will Secure Oil Dollars. We reviewed some of the points discussed here but focused on some of the early analysis around the multilateral transition and the conflict between the Shia and Sunni.
The shift towards making Iran the scapegoat for the larger problems which have been created in the region and around the world would definitely support a move against the Shi’ite interests in the region. How this takes shape in the coming weeks and months will tell us a lot about the shape of the future trade agreements and alliances. – JC
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