Good morning ATS!
I hope it finds you well.
Now like most people here & elsewhere in rational pockets of the web, beyond the tentacles of purest idiocracy, I was rather nervous about the Syrian
crisis, and especially so because so many players were just bristling to use it, so it seemed, to reignite hatred & division among enemies, which the
forgetful media has labeled as allies, even though the fog of warfare between various parties has barely lifted, when considered against the vast &
endless backdrop of history. I won't be explicitly stating who I most 'fear' as a destabilising player in Syria, because - aside from ISIS - there
are only two players with that sort of potency, and proven ability to disrupt. And one of them is Western (clues much?)
But in truth, according to the open consideration of the forums, and several independent, quality news sites, we were mostly concerned that somehow
this would erupt into conflict between the triple axis of Islamic fundamentalism, a Russo-Iranian bid of retort to American hegemony, and of course
the Anglo/Euro-American alliance. Now while I don't deny that such a conflict is likely, in the end - perhaps inevitable - I realised yesterday,
having been as surprised as anyone by the sudden, unexpected visit of Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov to the White House for a meeting with the
Trump; perhaps, the script is in the process of being reformulated?
I began to wonder why, in the midst of a geopolitical standoff over Syria, suddenly the Russians would be willing to come visiting with Trumpton, and
I had a shade of an inkling as to why that MIGHT be, and it's purely a shoot-from-the-hip conjecture at this stage.
Now we all find it funny to mock Kim Jong-Un, but the Chinese certainly didn't find recent escalations funny - and they responded to the US
aggrandisements in the region with calculating, precise vapidity. They were quite specific in their OPEN statements to the US, and so just imagine
the scramble which must have been going on behind the scenes.
So I got to thinking - what if the informal balancing agreements between China & the West suddenly, in the heat of potential tide-turning
interventions over North Korea, suddenly didn't look so appealing to the Anglo/Euro-American alliances, and what if Russia had a sense of impending
race/culture-delineated conflict? Not saying this to be inflammatory, but a part of me sincerely believes that China are SO different from the
Western nations, that an analysis of Chinese intentions by the Russians, led not to a calm sense of thankfulness that the Chinese keep the US in
check, but rather to deep uncertainty of what a China-US shooting war would imply for the rest of us, even if nukes were off the table. I have an
intuited sense of unease, that the Russians took a look at the Chinese hand during recent Pacific revelations, and determined that there is an
ever-more secretive, calculated backdrop to the Chinese worldview & their place within geopolitics which actually gave rise to a deep, almost primal
intimidation in the racial-cultural identity complex of the Russians. In humble intuition, and of course I may be totally off the mark (and if that's
the case this post will desiccate where it falls) - my belief is that the Russians, or at least the dominant factions within that conglomerate
oligarchy, took another look at their bilateral relations with other feted allies (eg - Turkey, Iran..) - and may have begun taking steps towards a
potential rewrite of the script, turning this from a political precipice, into a racial-cultural precipice of war.
I believe that we may already have seen the development of off-world 'nations' (conglomerated interest groups) - certainly the financial shenanigans
of the past hundred years have prepared the ground/ sky for such to have occurred, stemming from roots in the American (& some Nazi)
military-industrial complex. These off-worlders would now be less & less concerned with geopoltics, more concerned with exo-politics - and indeed, I
get the impression that they have worked deliberately to sever direct dependency on the world we know.
If these off-worlders have any sense, they would probably be wise to take a step back from planet Earth in the next few years. I have started to
consider that the Anglo/Euro-American alliance, is about to become an Anglo/Euro/Russo-American alliance, with the Great Bear abandoning its
ill-advised relations with Islamic nations, primarily because they now sense that the greatest threat is most definitively the Chinese, and given the
pace of their advancement, they will be unstoppable within a couple of decades. A Chinese hegemony would necessitate the subjugation of non-oriental
nations, giving rise to all manner of counter-intuitive cultural effects - which the West, and now perhaps Russia, will see as being too unpalatable
for that situation to develop unchecked. While I don't think open shooting war will result at least in the near-term, I believe that quite possibly,
secretive wars using exotic technology, weather weapons perhaps, or the induction of natural disasters - in some cases being counterbalanced by
off-world alliances, of which we cannot imagine the effects thereof, as they are unknown factors (unless you happen to be through the glass ceiling of
the conventional military-civic-intelligence world, which I most assuredly am not..) This says nothing of the inevitably lost Islamic slice of the
pie. The Islamic tendencies to brutality, blinding ignorance & oppression can never be unwound from the deeply counter-intuitive inverse morality of
the textual & traditional heritage which is the substrate of these evils, and I maintain that ultimately, Islam will be literally outlawed in an
enlightened world, being recognised for the seed of venom which it truly is. But for now, it's too deeply divided to offer enough of a threat to
cause redrawing of alliances beyond what I have suggested above, being limited to the pedestal of perennial terrorism which keeps the minds of
Westerners busy, not worrying about the potentially world-changing potential vested in our uneasy relations with the Orient.
So in summary, I had a flash of intuition which tied all of the above together in a cross-synaptic firestorm of actual or pseduo-insight, and the net
image precipitating all of it, is an image of Lavrov glancing nervously from side to side, seeing the Chinese, checking their existing Islamic
alliances, and backing away slowly, before appearing with Trump, in the first staging post of perhaps a redrawing of the boundaries of common purpose.
All within a flash, in a second of time. Our minds are incredible - and of course while this theory may be dead wrong, reflective only of my own
prejudices & assumptions, yet it could be something more than that. It is not for us to reason, perhaps - only to act in the best possible manner
which we can surmise, under whatever circumstances become evident in the poly-symphony of orchestrated particles & waves in which our minds dwell, the
watchers between worlds.
edit on MayThursday1715CDT05America/Chicago-050042 by FlyInTheOintment because: spelling, clarification