Political Observation - Is there an International Struggle between America and Russia

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Political Observation - Is there an International Struggle between America and Russia

The recent diplomatic crisis between Russia on the one hand and Europe and NATO member states headed by America on the other was triggered by the poisoning incident of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter on 4 March 2018. 

The strong reaction to the incident by Britain, America and Europe, the latter currently being embroiled in a trade war with America, could not be conceived unless the strategic threat Russia poses to the US was perceived. Russia is a nuclear power and she has adopted a new doctrine pertinent to her right to an immediate response should nuclear weapons be used against her; she has also been attempting to impede America’s plans for Central Asia and to take control of its oil and supply routes, notwithstanding the Sino-Russian strategic relations and, Russia’s support for Turkey and Iran since they represent the two most strategic gateways - the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Expelling dozens of Russian diplomats resulting in the closing of several Russian consulates by several European countries has come at the behest of the US who had sought to exert pressure on Russia and besiege her since she deems her as the second major factor impacting negatively on the progress of the American initiatives in the Islamic region. Despite the ostensible personal relationship between Trump and Putin, Russia, one of the main backers of Turkey’s rebellion against America and NATO, is impeding American manoeuvres in Syria, Afghanistan, the Ukraine, Crimea and other areas where Russian influence is manifest.

Hence, the issue of the Russian spy is not merely an assassination in which Russia in implicated but rather a scheme designed to reshape Western relationship with Russia within the framework that serves America’s interests since she is viewed as the architect of European military and security policies. The first aim which America is seeking to achieve by instigating the Russian spy incident is to compel Moscow’s arm into severing her tactical alliance with Turkey and comply with Western conditions on several regional and international files.

The circumstances and the timing corroborate the fact that the poisoning of the Russian spy was fabricated by Britain and her master America since Russia has nothing to gain from carrying out the assassination which is more likely to place her in awkward situation only days ahead of the Russian elections and a few months ahead of the World Cup. Moreover, Russia exchanged Sergei Skripal with Britain for Russian spies and had he posed a major threat to her national security, she would have killed him rather than handing him over to Britain in the first place.

Hence, the poisoning of the Russian spy and his daughter was most probably carried out by either British intelligence or its American counterpart, or both, in order to achieve the aforementioned aims, the most important of which is generating Western animosity towards Russia, thus compelling her to comply with American demands in international and regional relations. Russia is not the only country in possession of the nerve gas Novichok, which corroborates further America and Britain’s implication in the assassination. Britain is in possession of this nerve gas at her Porton Down military research facility that is incidentally few miles away from Salisbury where the Russian spy was assassinated. The exaggerated reaction of Europe and America reflected in the expulsion of tens of Russian diplomats and the closure of Russian consulates, which did not happen even at the height of the cold war between the Western and Eastern blocs, acts as yet another proof of Britain and America’s involvement in the poisoning incident.

Moreover, ambassador Nicki Haley, the US permanent representative to the UN, stated that the poisoning incident was not the only reason for the expulsion of Russian diplomats but also the Russian comportment in Syria and Ukraine as well as the activities of Russian intelligence officers in the US.

What worries America and her Western allies most is the role that Russia is undertaking in helping Turkey in her rebellious trends and her policies pertaining to ridding herself from the custodianship of NATO and the EU. This Russian stance poses a strategic threat to the West as it undermines the unity of NATO and its functionality throughout the world and may turn Turkey into a role model for other states seeking to break away from the Western custodianship system. Russia is effectively facing a blatant threat from America and her allies. The escalating tension we have recently witnessed and the ensuing diplomatic crisis and the further sanctions imposed on Russia are merely a prelude to a host of Western plots against Russia which aim to fragment Russian lands, dominate her resources and besiege her with a NATO security belt with which Russia’s links to Central Asia would be severed and her attempt to build oil pipelines away from areas dominated by the West akin to the “TurkStream” pipeline – which was built to avoid having Russian gas passing through Ukraine - would be thwarted.

However, it seems that the Kremlin rulers are aware of the Western plots. This is why Vladimir Putin turned defence into attack and declared during his speech on 1 March 2018 that Russia reserved the right to respond immediately saying “Any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies, weapons of short, medium or any range at all, will be considered as a nuclear attack on this country. Retaliation will be immediate, with all the attendant consequences.”
However, despite the recent unfolding events, there is no international struggle between Russia and America over the international situation. Russia lacks the willpower and the means to topple America from her unilateral dominion over international decision- making and this does not constitute part of her plans in the foreseeable future. Russia is merely cooperating with America in certain files related to her interests and which do not impinge on her short-term or long-term national security. This is evident in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Egypt. This cooperation achieves a host of financial, military and political interests to Russia and at the same time helps somewhat the execution of the US agenda.

As for the apparent rifts between America and Russia, some of them are staged, such as the rift over Bashar Assad’s tenure or the military campaign against the Syrian opposition around Damascus, while others are genuine, such as the right of the Kurds to an independent state, the dominion over the oilfields or the borders of the areas of influence in Syria; this explains why America and her allies tend to target Russian armours and shell a number of Russian or Syrian positions. As for the other issues related to the areas close to Russia such as Central Asia (Afghanistan) and the Baltic region (the Ukraine and Crimea), the rifts are genuine because the point at issue is related to Russia’s own existence and to her national security. 

As for the Russo-Turkish relationship, it also constitutes one of the genuine rifts between Russia and America since the latter fears that Moscow’s alliance with Ankara may undermine NATO’s role in achieving America’s security interests. Hence, the noticeable tensions between America and Russia could either be genuine or fabricated; however, the genuine rifts are most of the time ironed out through trade-offs over outstanding issues between the two sides.

28 Rajab 1439h
15 April 2018 

 

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    Political Observation - Breaking the Resolve of the Jordan Teachers Syndicate  
     
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    Hence, the ruler is not expected to make any concessions to the masses lest he should undermine his grandeur. Making a concession, in his opinion, would be a precedent which would embolden the masses to rebel and topple his regime.
  • Political Observation - Beirut Explosion 

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    Political Observation - Beirut Explosion

    The circumstances of the Beirut blast, starting from the shipment of ammonium nitrate six years ago, then the decision of the owner and crew to abandon the ship and its cargo and dump it in Lebanon, and the failure of the Lebanese authorities to take the necessary safety precautions despite their awareness of the dangers involved from previous experiences in the US and China, leads to the preponderant conclusion – although the investigation is yet to be completed and despite the lack of information – that the blast was deliberately planned and executed, especially as it came amid a host of unfavourable domestic and regional circumstances to Hezbollah, Iran, Syria and the Lebanese government brought by Hezbollah to sidestep the protests and its political demands, which were shrouded with livelihood-driven demands.

  • Political Observation - The “One-State Solution” and the Statements of Jordanian Prime Minister 

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    Political Observation - The “One-State Solution” and the Statements of Jordanian Prime Minister

    In an interview with the Guardian on Tuesday 21 July 2020, Jordanian prime minister Omar Razzaz said that with the sign of the ailing status of the decades-old two-state formulation, Jordan could view the creation of a single Palestinian-Israeli state favourably provided it gave equal rights to both peoples. He added: “But let’s work together on a one-state democratic solution. That, I think, we will look at very favourably. But closing one and wishful thinking about the other is just self-deception.” He then addressed the occupiers by saying:” Short of that, if we’re not going towards a two-state solution, let us know what we’re going towards, what kind of one-state solution we’re going towards.”

  • Political Observation - Armenia-Azerbaijan Rift & Its Exploitation to Pressurise Turkey 

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    Political Observation - Armenia-Azerbaijan Rift & Its Exploitation to Pressurise Turkey 

    Armenia and Azerbaijan have traded accusations about who had initiated the attack against the other. However, according to the statement of the Turkish government, it is Armenia who started the attack; and this is corroborated by a host of indications such as Armenia’s aspirations to occupy certain areas close to Tovuz that overlook Azerbaijan’s oil and gas pipelines which are of strategic importance to Turkey, Europe and "Israel", and the timing and circumstances of the event which are somehow connected to the Russo-Turkish rift over the Libyan file. 

    Armenia concocted the crisis spurred by the sympathetic stance of the US Congress towards the Armenians in their dispute with the Turks and Washington’s endeavour to lure Armenia and sever her links to Russia in order to complete her siege on the Russians. Armenia also took advantage of the strained relations between France, its sympathiser, and Turkey due to the Libyan issue, as well as Turkey’s differences with Russia in Libya and Idlib. This indicates that it was Russia who incited Armenia to attack Azerbaijan, who has close ties and significant interest with Turkey, in order to attract French and European pressure on Turkey and incite the pro-Armenian lobby in the US Congress, thus surrounding Turkey with some kind of isolation amid the West’s exasperation and Greece’s calls for imposing sanctions on Turkey over the Hagia Sophia issue; and all this with the aim of weakening her position in the Libyan file. 

  • Political Observation - Outlook of the Plan to Re-elect Trump  

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    Political Observation - Outlook of the Plan to Re-elect Trump 

    The outlook of the general plan to re-elect Donald Trump and the details of his campaign has become clear since the eve of Independence Day. America, which has been experiencing division due to the coronavirus pandemic followed by the protests against the killing of George Floyd, is now facing a political reality she has been denying for two centuries, namely that her entity was founded over the bodies and blood of Africans and Red Indians, and that her constitution was written on the basis of a compromise with slave owners. Such a political mechanism that seeks to achieve results without taking into account the method, nor the dangerous consequences and ramifications of destroying the values in order to conclude any kind of agreement, will eventually lead to the collapse of the philosophy of this hybrid state with the leave of Allah the Almighty. 

  • Political Observation - Restructuring the Iraqi Regime 

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    Political Observation - Restructuring the Iraqi Regime

    Although the Iraqi historian and researcher in security and strategic affairs, Hisham al-Hashimi, was not a significant figure on the Iraqi political scene, his assassination a few days ago, however, by unmasked assassins denoted a clear defiant message to prime minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi aimed at deterring him from going too far in curbing the Iranian influence in Iraq. The assassination of al-Hashimi came amidst the American pressures in their various forms and divergent levels to clip the wings of Iran and control her conduct in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon while paving the way for the regional solution stipulated by Trump’s Deal of the Century backed by the evangelical rightwing in the US. Al-Hashimi had close links with the Iraqi prime minister and he had been scathing in his criticism of Iran and the Popular Mobilisation Forces; his assassination came soon after the changes in the security leaderships introduced by the prime minister, which included dismissing Faleh al-Fayad, head and advisor of the National Security Council and chairman of the Popular Mobilization Forces, and replacing him by one of his close allies, namely General Abdul Ghani al-Asadi, former Commander of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces. 

  • Political Observation - Algeria’s Constitutional Amendments 

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    Political Observation - Algeria’s Constitutional Amendments

    Algerian President, Abdel Majid Taboun, announced soon after assuming his tenure that he would carry out a host of constitutional changes pertinent to the function of the armed forces, the identity of the country and the post of president. The Algerian army’s magazine in its June 2020 issue proposed constitutionalising Algeria’s participation in “peacekeeping” missions abroad under the auspices of the United Nations, the African Union or the League of Arab States. All this coincided with meetings president Abdel Majid Taboun held with the US and German ambassadors. According to the presidential communiqué on the meeting with the US ambassador, “bilateral relations and the situation in Libya and the region were reviewed.” The US ambassador for his part said: “I think we have a lot of work together to achieve our aims.” 

  • Political Observation - Al-Sisi, Algeria & Threats to Intervene in Libya  

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    Political Observation - Al-Sisi, Algeria & Threats to Intervene in Libya 

    The criminal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi told Egyptian air force combat units, on 20 June 2020 when he toured the western military region, to “be prepared to execute any mission within our borders or if necessary, beyond our borders.” This came in the aftermath of his failure to rescue the forces of Khalifah Haftar and the regression in international support and momentum to subjugate Tripoli to the dominion of Haftar, and after the Government of National Accord (GNA) forces had started their mobilisation to storm the city of Sirte with the help of Turkey. 

  • Political Observation - Instability in Yemen and Dominance of Southern Transitional Council over Socotra 

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    Political Observation - Instability in Yemen and Dominance of Southern Transitional Council over Socotra 

    On Friday 19 June, UAE-backed forces of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) stormed the building of the local administration in Socotra. Sources confirmed to Al-Jazeera that STC forces dominated the building of the Socotra security directorate in the city of Hadiboh, as clashes continued between government forces and armed STC operatives around the western gate of the city. A government source told Aljazeera that the Yemeni presidency had contacted Saudi authorities and requested their intervention in Socotra but to no avail. 

    The unfolding events in Yemen fall within the framework of the American initiative in the region and specifically within the context of liquidating the remnants of the “Arab Spring Revolutions” through the deep state and the forces averse to the volition of the people of the region who have not been allowed to rebel against the regimes and who have only been assisted by the West to let them vent their anger, make them despair of achieving liberation and revival, and to bring them back to the house of obedience, thus paving the way for an impotent Middle East due to the sectarian, ethnic, regional and federal fragmentation, and due to the distortion of the identity, effacement of the memory and the unprecedented squandering of resources, not to mention the official Arab regimes’ grovelling to enter into an alliance with the Jewish entity and their collusion to liquidate the Palestinian issue and safeguard the interests of the West in the region. 

  • Political Observation - Outline of the Region’s Current Events 

    Political Observation - Outline of the Region’s Current Events

    Political events in our region as a whole reflect two unmistakable realities:

    1 – The West is in unanimous agreement on keeping the region shackled, unable to achieve liberation and revival and on preventing the return of Islam to power. This is conspicuously reflected in Western support for the secular and liberal movement, the cultural orientation, the media and the education curricula. Distorting the memory and awareness, supporting religious and ethnic minorities, inciting regional and nationalist strife, impoverishing the masses and engrossing them in cheap struggle are also reflective of this Western tendency. 

    2 – Colonialist powers jostle for the riches of the region with all possible means but they share the responsibility of confronting, oppressing and humiliating the people of the region, irrespective of their differences over their colonialist interests. 

  • Political Observation - Settling the Palestinian Issue 


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    Political Observation - Settling the Palestinian Issue

    The challenge is settling the Palestinian issue rather than preserving peripheral identities 

    Bringing the last chapter of the Palestinian issue to a full and final conclusion has become a declared aim within the so-called Deal of the Century which reflects itself in the measures undertaken by Netanyahu and Trump vis-à-vis al-Quds and the Golan, the decision to annex 30% of the West Bank’s territory, Netanyahu’s red lines concerning a united al-Quds, and the refugees file. It further reflects itself in a conspicuous manner in the negotiations taking place between America and the usurping entity in isolation of the Arab sides and amid their collaboration. The Arab regimes are attempting to deliberately deviate the compass of the Palestinian issue by making the challenges of the Deal of the Century directed at the Jordanian regime and the Palestinian Authority and by confining the options of resistance within the framework of adhering to the “two-state solution” in order to allegedly preserving the Jordanian and Palestinian identities. Hence, as the Gulf States and other Arab countries have acquired the pretext to deal with the criminal entity, and they even boast about this without any hesitation or embarrassment, such as the UAE, since they are outside the circle of struggle with the Jewish entity now that Iran has volunteered to dismiss the usurping entity from its role in terrifying them, the Jordanian regime and the Palestinian Authority amplified the threat of annexing the occupied Jordan Valley and confined their vision and pinned their hopes in tackling this issue on the results of the US presidential elections and on the return of the Democrats to power, after Netanyahu had dashed their hopes in the “two-state” solution, and after they had been let down and sacrificed by the Gulf States in exchange for their continuance in power; and this will be adopted by the Jordanian regime and the Palestinian Authority as a pretext to compromise the Palestinian issue further. 

  • Political Observation - Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Defence Minister Shoygu Visit to Ankara Postponed Amidst Accelerating Events in Libya and Challenges Undermining Bashar Assad’s Regime  

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    Political Observation - Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Defence Minister Shoygu Visit to Ankara Postponed Amidst Accelerating Events in Libya and Challenges Undermining Bashar Assad’s Regime 

    Russian foreign and defence ministers postponed their visit to Ankara to debate the Syrian and Libyan files one day after they had announced the visit scheduled for Sunday 14 June, following a telephone call by Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Although Cavusoglu denied the presence of any differences in the Libyan file, his tone however denoted otherwise; he said: “There are no problems in terms of the basic principles in negotiations with the Russians. The table has not been shaken for this reason or that and we need to talk about further details.” 

  • Political Observation - Syrian Situation Updates & Anticipation of the Caesar Act  

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    Political Observation - Syrian Situation Updates & Anticipation of the Caesar Act 

    Federation is beyond a shadow of a doubt the American vision for Syria now that northern Syria has been separated by a geographic strip stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Iraqi border, which is deemed as part of the basic arrangements for the rise of a Kurdish entity which in the future will include areas of Iraq, Turkey and Iran. The rise of the Kurdish entity has, however, been deferred and plans are afoot to establish it within a Syrian federation as a first step towards total separation in the future, exactly as America did in Iraq, especially since the Kurdish issue is from an American perspective related to federalising Turkey rather than Syria. 

  • Political Observation - "Israeli" High Court Ruling  

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    Political Observation - "Israeli" High Court Ruling 

    On 9 June , France24 Arabic reported that the "Israeli" high court struck down a law that had allowed the "Israeli" government to acquisition privately owned land in the West Bank in exchange for material compensation. The "Israeli" Knesset approved this law in 2017 which had paved the way for seizing Palestinian land on which settlers built their homes without an official permit from the authorities, in exchange for material compensation to the Palestinian owners. "Israeli" minister of Settlement Affairs, Tzipi Hotovely, commented : “the High Court today declared war on the right of Jews to settle in the Land of Israel.” She added that the best way to respond to the court was more annexation and settlements. 

  • Political Observation - Protests Resume in Lebanon 

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    Political Observation - Protests Resume in Lebanon

    Hundreds of protesters took to the streets on Saturday 6 June in the capital Beirut and specifically around the streets leading to parliament in a move symbolising their resentment towards all the political forces and in protest against the economic situation that has been deteriorating in an unprecedented manner since 17 October following the decision of Saad al-Hariri’s government to impose a tax on calls made over WhatsApp. Subsequently the anger of the masses from all sects erupted in Lebanon and this led the 14 March forces, namely Saad al-Hariri, Samir Geagea and former president Amine Gemayel, to mobilise the masses under slogans designed to centralise the national identity anew at the expense of the sectarian identities, in order to weaken the influence of Hezbollah and its allies in Lebanon in line with the phase America kick-started by tightening the noose around the necks of the Syrian and Iraqi regimes, clipping Iran’s wings and downsizing its influence while executing the Deal of the Century with steps such as declaring al-Quds as the capital of the usurping entity, imposing "Israeli" sovereignty on the Golan and shifting the relationship of the Arab regimes from normalisation with the Jewish entity to establishing an alliance with it. 

  • Political Observation - Al-Sisi Declaration 

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    Political Observation - Al-Sisi Declaration

    1 –Cairo meeting’s Objective Between al-Sisi, Haftar and Aquila Saleh

    The persistence of America, Europe and Russia on implementing a ceasefire and effectuating the political solution denotes their intention to prevent the infighting from spreading to eastern Libya. This is why the aim of the Cairo agreement between the collaborators Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Khalifah Haftar and Aquila Saleh was to send a message to the people of Libya in the western region warning them against allowing Operation Peace Storm led by the government of national accord (GNA) extend beyond the city of Sirte. Al-Sisi said “no side will be allowed to achieve a military settlement”, referring to the GNA. This is why several unknown jetfighters raided the positions of the GNA forces around the city of Sirte soon after the Cairo meeting and the issuing of the communiqué. Hence, America turned Egypt into a safety valve and a defence line for eastern Libya in order to halt the advance of the forces of Tripoli and Misrata, forcing them to stop at Sirte. This would enable the oilfields to remain under the control of the east and to be used as a bargaining chip to compel the west to accept the political solution stipulated by the Berlin Conference. This economic pressure is conducted with the collusion of al-Sarraj who was eager to meet the US ambassador to Ankara, David Satterfield, whenever he visited Turkey, who for his part stressed the need to implement the stipulations of the Berlin Conference. 

  • Political Observation - Divisions & Rivalries between US Lobby Groups  

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    Political Observation - Divisions & Rivalries between US Lobby Groups

    The divisions and rivalries between lobby groups in America, which in turn impact on the performance of the two parties, are pertinent to the priorities of politics and the interests of influential forces in the decision-making mechanism even within the one single camp. The situation was not always like this, but by observing domestic political proceedings in the US during the last four decades and since the Vietnam war, we have concluded that there exists a difference between the two parties that had no substantial affect on steering the political programmes according to the function of each party, the interaction between domestic and foreign issues, and their reciprocal impact on the interests of the elites’ clubs and lobby groups in accordance with the requirements of each phase based on the assessment of the decision-makers.

  • Political Observation - Unrest in America 

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    Political Observation - Unrest in America

    Defence Secretary Objects to Deploying Troops in US Cities

    Following the US Defence Secretary’s objection to Trump’s threats to deploy US troops to quell the protests, 89 former defence staff, including four former defence secretaries, namely Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel, Ash Carter and William Cohen, issued a statement published by the Washington Post in which they slammed Donald Trump, warned him that deploying the army to quell the protests would lead to undermining the trust between the masses and the army, and reminded him that the army had been established to fight America’s enemies and not its citizens. Although the statement expressed a high sense of responsibility and an aversion to undermining the military doctrine epitomising the centrality of the people in the philosophy of the democratic system, unlike the centrality of the ruler in tyrannical regimes, it does however reveal the depth of the rift within US society despite the fact that Donald Trump and his opponents act on the basis of protecting the ruling institutions guaranteeing the interests of the capitalist class in all its various orientations. 

  • Political Observation - Unfolding Events in Libya after Tripoli’s Recapture 

    Political Observation - Unfolding Events in Libya after Tripoli’s Recapture

    Now that the Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have retaken control of all the western coastal cities and recaptured al-Watiya airbase on 18 May, Tripoli has been purged from the remnants of Haftar’s forces and the GNA forces have entered the city of Tarhunah on Friday 5 June, the path is paved for the execution of the Berlin Conference’s recommendations which are expected to marginalise the major powers and shackle the fighting factions with political solutions as America has now achieved all her aims from the proxy war.

  • Political Observation - The Riots in America 

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    Political Observation - The Riots in America

    Electing Donald Trump to the post of president in the US expressed from the onset the philosophy and strategy the US inherited from Europe, which is built on the “whites’ racial centrality”. During his presidential inauguration ceremony, Donald Trump surrounded himself with white men in a move seen as a reaction or rectification of the mistake of appointing the African American Obama to the White House.
    Trump’s accession to power reflected a shift from political diplomacy to the strategy of confrontation which is characterised by imposing the fait accompli, shunning common concepts and adopting an obstinate stance. This policy is built on the thoughts of Kevin Phillips, one of Nixon’s chief strategists, and is known as “positive polarisation” which was described by the US Congress in 1970 as follows: "The Administration is working the hidden veins of fear, racism and resentment which lie deep in Middle America. Respect for the past, distrust of the future, the politics of 'againstness'."

  • Political Observation - Syrian Regime in the Middle of the Storm 

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    Political Observation - Syrian Regime in the Middle of the Storm 

    Several indications have recently emerged suggesting that a consensus on an alternative regime to Bashar Assad’s is in the offing. Assad’s regional Iranian backer has been dealt a heavy blow and Russia is no longer eager to protect his survival now that she has secured her interests and her share in the reconstruction plan via Turkey and the Syrian opposition, as well as US approval. Other indications have also cropped up in the shape of a cleavage within the hard nucleus of the regime, Bashar’s attempts to disrupt the draft constitution and to upset the ceasefire agreement. 

  • Political Observation - Syria and the Iranian Role in the Region  

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    Political Observation - Syria and the Iranian Role in the Region

    The "Israeli" airstrikes on Syria on 4 May coincided with the pressure being exerted on Iran to leave Syria, Germany’s decision to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation, the attempts to dismantle the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) in Iraq with the defection of several armed factions affiliated to them and the plans to integrate them into the Iraqi armed forces and severing their affiliation to Iran with the support of the Shia authority, al-Sistani, who has now perceived the Iranian drive to dismantle the Shia authorities outside Iran and bring them under her control. They also came amidst a host of expected changes in the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) whose former president, Anas al-Abdah, launched a scathing attack on Iran on 4 May and called for its expulsion from Syria, and who is now in charge of the negotiations’ file. 

  • Political Observation - Reading Libya’s Reality after Haftar’s Defeats  

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    Political Observation - Reading Libya’s Reality after Haftar’s Defeats 


    Khalifa Haftar’s forces suffered a series of crushing defeats one year after he had launched his military campaign on Tripoli, bankrolled by Saudi and the UAE and backed militarily and logistically by France, Egypt, Russian mercenaries and the Rapid Support Forces of Sudan’s General Hamidati. On 25 March 2020, forces affiliated to the government of national accord (GNA) in Tripoli and backed logistically by Turkey launched operation “Peace Storm” and succeeded in seizing control of all the cities along the border strip with Tunisia.

  • Political Observation - The Oil Price War is Political and Economic  

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    Political Observation - The Oil Price War is Political and Economic 

    Although the aspect of the oil price war is economic, it however equally incorporates a political objective since the issue has a host of roots linked to America’s dual containment policy targeting both Russia and Europe. It is akin to an extremely delicate surgical procedure since the target is Russia’s head, downsizing her economic progress and curbing her drive to develop her war machine and broaden her foreign ambitions.

    Saudi is merely a cheap weapon, or an oil station to cover the dollar and supply the US with live ammunition for the US’s political battles to subjugate her potential rivals who may threaten her unilateral dominion over the international situation. 

  • Political Observation - Is Coronavirus a Conspiracy or a Pandemic? 

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    Political Observation - Is Coronavirus a Conspiracy or a Pandemic?

    Conspiracies have been a reality since old times: The nobles are conspiring to kill you [Al-Qasa-20]. Hence, one cannot deny them and without a shadow of a doubt, there are several motives and validations to judge the presence of a conspiracy. However, there is a difference between judging the presence of a conspiracy based on indications corroborating an opinion, and an opinion on the presence of a conspiracy based on a conspiracy theory without any indications, imagined indications, false information, the feeling that there is a conspiracy due to a lack of trust in the enemy or based on the prevalent stereotypical thinking and analogy one usually makes in major events and generalising it on every similar phenomenon.

  • Political Observation - Idlib: Test for the Turkish Guarantor 

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    Political Observation - Idlib: Test for the Turkish Guarantor

    Tensions between Turkey and Russia have escalated due to the latter’s failure to adhere to the outputs of the Astana process and the Sochi agreement. The tension increased further after the forces of Bashar Assad had shelled a Turkish checkpoint, killing eight Turkish soldiers. And despite her retaliation, Turkey found herself facing new rules of engagement.

    Turkish forces fortified their presence at existing checkpoints and set up new ones despite the siege imposed on some of them by the forces of the Syrian regime which is desperately attempting to seize control of other parts of Idlib especially now that it has taken control of the two international highways, namely M4 Aleppo – Latakia, and M5 Aleppo – Damascus, spurred by its success in dominating the cities and towns situated along them with hardly any resistance. This led some observers to suspect the presence of a Russo-Turkish agreement on letting the Syrian regime seize control of the two international highways.

    What is noteworthy is that the Idlib region has been subject to a host of Russo-Turkish understandings since the Sochi conference of September 2018; it enjoys a security and geographic importance among all the stakeholders of the Syrian file, especially Russia, Turkey and the Syrian regime. The Sochi agreement stipulated establishing a demilitarised zone since the region overlooked the Russian bases in Hmeimim and since Turkey’s interest in the region was evoked by security matters pertinent to the influx of refugees who have turned into an electoral leverage that may damage the AKP and the popularity of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in addition to aggravating the burden on Turkey’s economy. Turkey is eager to make her presence felt in Idlib to prevent the Kurdish expansion west of the Euphrates, not to mention her eagerness to maintain the trump cards that help her avoid being marginalised by Russia and America or excluded from any international understandings or agreements that may be concluded at her expense.

    As for the Syrian regime, the region of Idlib means fulfilling the pledges it has made to its supporters, namely working towards spreading its dominion over the whole country, thus diverting attention away from the economic downturn, regaining control over the transit trade via the M4 and M5 highways and reviving its ailing economy.

    The current military conflict in Idlib between the regime backed by Russia and the Syrian opposition backed by Turkey has revealed the frailty of the Astana process and the Sochi understandings on the de-escalation zone. The escalation for its part has revealed that Turkey may possibly be dragged into the Syrian quagmire, which is what America is currently plotting. Despite America’s open support for Turkey’s strikes against the Syrian regime’s positions and despite her aversion to the Russian airstrikes against the civilians, this, however, does not rule out the presence of a host of mutual interests and secret understanding between America and Russia over submerging and depleting Turkey in northern Syria.

    Nevertheless, a direct conflict or an open confrontation between Russia and Turkey remains unlikely due to the significant commercial and military ties between them, such as the S400 missile defence system deal, the TurkStream pipeline project and the nuclear plants Russia is building in Turkey, not to mention the geostrategic importance of the Black Sea and Russia’s need to turn Turkey into a political ally rather than an enemy. It seems this is what Erdoğan meant when he said in his speech of 4 February: “There is no need to enter into a struggle with Russia at this stage. We have with her some very significant strategic initiatives.” Nevertheless, Erdoğan stressed Turkey’s intention to resist the Syrian regime and Russia’s attempt to control Idlib; and despite her eagerness to maintain her relationship with Russia due to the mutual interests they share, Turkey did not, however, hesitate to express her anger towards Russia and to threaten the Syrian regime as they violated the Astana process and the Sochi understandings. Hence, after the Syrian regime forces had killed eight of her soldiers, Turkey decided on 3 February to suspend indefinitely the joint patrols she had been conducting with Russia in northeast Syria.

    If we took into account the Turkish ultimatum to the Syrian regime to withdraw its troops by the end of February from all the de-escalation zones it has controlled in Idlib, and amid Turkey’s persistence not to withdraw from her besieged checkpoint, coupled with the Russian delegation’s failure in Ankara to achieve any satisfactory results to dissipate Turkish national security concerns or restore the stakeholders commitments to the Sochi understandings, Russia and Turkey are likely to adopt a brinkmanship policy vis-à-vis the Idlib issue. This policy will lead the Russians and the Turks to resort to military escalation to preserve their positions without engaging in military conflict or an open war that would prompt other parties to throw their hats into the ring, such as America and NATO, who have declared their support for the Turkish standpoint without, however, undertaking any steps on the ground.

    Nevertheless, and despite the complications of the Syrian file, Erdoğan realises that Russia could not harm him severely but she could facilitate his policy in Syria, or suspend her cooperation, reshuffle the pack and impede his policies; this would only be in respect of the political and security aspects. As for America, she could harm Erdoğan in security, economic and political matters. This is why he is attempting to please Russia and not anger America.

    Today Turkey is facing a major challenge in terms of her power and her credibility now that she has placed herself as the guarantor and the official ally of the Syrian opposition, and now that she has presented herself as a regional power, not only in Syria but also in Libya. However, with the recent events in Idlib continuing and escalating, Turkey has found herself compelled to prepare for reaffirming her credibility and power by dispatching huge reinforcements to northern Syria and fortifying each checkpoint with a full battalion. Russia will most probably respond positively to the calls for a ceasefire and order the forces of the Syrian regime to halt their advance, be content with what they have achieved so far, especially after seizing control of the two highways, and pave the way for negotiations that would take into account the reality on the ground, so as not to embarrass Turkey further and compel her to launch a major military operation against them, especially that Erdoğan did urge Russia openly not to impede a Turkish military operation in Idlib. “You are not the side we are dealing with but rather the Syrian regime; and we hope you would not place any obstacles before us” he said. In another statement, Erdoğan said: “We will carry out military operations if necessary.” He even told the Russians bluntly: “The Assad regime does not bat an eyelid without the knowledge of the guarantors, and we will not allow for the situation to go on like this in Idlib.”

    The main reason behind the glitches in the Turkish foreign policy, especially in Syria, is the Turkish leadership’s reliance on a Machiavellianism and pragmatism and on the nationalistic aspect. On the other hand, the Turkish leadership has overlooked the doctrinism and firmness which represent the strongest deterrent in the struggle against the rapacious colonial powers. The outcomes of firmness and defiance were evident in Operation Peace Spring which impeded America’s plans to establish a Kurdish pocket and compelled Russia to condition herself with the operation and acquiesce to the Turkish request.

    The Muslims, whose unity has been fragmented and their powers scattered by the Kufr powers who harbour hatred towards their Islam, which has in the past led them to the pinnacle of glory and might, hope that Turkey will be led by the offspring of Mohammed al-Fatih and the Sultans who do not fear the blame of anyone for the sake of Allah the Almighty, so that they may restore the dignity, unity and might of this Ummah. And this for Allah the Almighty is not hard.

    21 Jumada al-Oolah 1441h
    15 February 2020

     

     

     

  • Political Comment - Deal of the Century Announcement 

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    Political Comment  - Deal of the Century Announcement


    US president Donald Trump announced on Tuesday 28 January 2020 his peace plan for the Middle East and pledged that al-Quds would remain the “undivided” capital of "Israel". He also proposed the two-state solution according to the formula previously expressed by Benjamin Netanyahu who had said “let it be a state on our conditions, and they can call it an empire afterwards.” Donald Trump added that he would not force any "Israeli" or Palestinian to leave their homes. For his part, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas rejected the plan saying “we rejected Trump’s plan from the onset and we will not accept a state without al-Quds.” He stressed that Trump’s plan “will not be executed and it will end up in the ash heap of history.” And in a communiqué released by Egypt’s foreign ministry, Egypt urged “the two sides to "undertake a careful and thorough consideration of the US vision to achieve peace and open channels of dialogue, under US auspices.” A large part of the Deal of the Century announced on Tuesday has already been physically implemented by the US administration by annexing al-Quds and deeming it as "Israel’s eternal capital", recognising "Israel’s” annexation of the Golan Heights and forfeiting the right of return via the resettlement scheme, especially in Jordan. 

  • Political Observation - Escalation between Iran and America 

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    Political Observation - Escalation between Iran and America

    The US administration and the Iranian government have brought down the curtain on the tense situation after they had both corroborated their positions vis-à-vis the issue of the dispute, namely Iran’s role in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, which America seeks to restrain.

    As for the Gulf region, America and Iran remain in agreement on the Iranian role towards it, namely continuing to play the role of the scarecrow that compels the Gulf States to seek the help of the US. This is conspicuously corroborated by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who expressed his satisfaction and his backing of the Saudi war on Yemen which, according to him, yields billions of dollars to the US treasury and by the comments directed at Donald Trump, reminding him that the US did not react to the Iranian attack on Saudi refineries in the same way she acted to deter Iran in respect of her conduct in Iraq and Lebanon. Hence, it is imperative to distinguish between Iran’s approved role in the Gulf and her disruptive role in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. 

  • Political Observation - The Assassination of Qassem Soleimani, Head of Iran's elite Quds Force 

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    Political Observation  - The Assassination of Qassem Soleimani, Head of Iran's elite Quds Force

    In our previous Observation issued on 1 January 2020 and entitled “US Raids on Bases of Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) in Iraq and Syria, we forecasted the “destroying of the capabilities of the PMF that support the influence of some of the most prominent Shia parties.” We also construed from the political data that the measures warranted by US interests “not only necessitated a radical treatment of the PMF but also those who stood behind them”, namely Iran, Eventually, it did not take long for the Pentagon to announce today, Friday 3 January 2020, that “at the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.” The statement added that “General Soleimani also approved the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that took place this week.” Yesterday (2 January), US defence secretary Mark Asper said: “There are some indications out there that they may be planning additional attacks. Do I think they might do something? Yes, and they will likely regret it.” He added: “If we get word of attacks, we will take preemptive action as well to protect American forces, protect American lives.”

  • Political Observation - America’s Traps in the Eastern Mediterranean 

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    Political Observation - America’s Traps in the Eastern Mediterranean 

    By retracing the domestic mobilisation in America against the vigorous activity generated by the Turkish agreement with Libya, it has transpired that America’s consent to the Libyan government of al-Siraj to sign the agreement with Turkey was a carefully planned procedure. The Trump administration instructed pressure groups to work towards including a host of clauses to the draft budget in order to reiterate America’s commitment towards supporting the stakeholders and to send a message of deterrence to Turkey. Through the draft budget, the US Congress has reactivated the administration’s role in energy projects and urged it to play a more effective role in security matters and lift the embargo on arms sales to Cyprus. All this comes as the new European Commission prepares to assume its functions, which mean the East Mediterranean crisis will undoubtedly be imposed on the agenda and will sabotage the agenda of Emanuel Macron who has accused the nationalists of colluding to fragment Europe, stressing that those nationalists aiming to divide Europe were in fact her first enemies. 

  • Political Observation - Lebanon, Jordan and Arab Protests 

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    Political Observation - Lebanon, Jordan and Arab Protests 

    First: Amid the relentlessness of the dynamism, most of the Lebanese parliamentary blocs have reached an agreement on naming Hassan Diab as a new prime minister; according to media reports, he has won 69 seats from Hezbollah, the Amal Movement, the Free Patriotic Movement, the Marada Movement, the National Bloc, the Nationalist Party and the Consultative Gathering. Only six deputies from al-Hariri’s movement voted for him. This prime minister, who is viewed as independent and a technocrat, is a former minister and vice president of the American University of Beirut. 

  • The Reality of the British Snap Elections 

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    Political Observation

    The Reality of the British Snap Elections

    Although the British prime minister Theresa May had stated that there would be not be a general election until 2020, she unexpectedly announced her intention to hold a snap general election on 18 April 2017.

    May justified her decision by stating "division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit and it will cause damaging uncertainty... So we need a general election and we need one now."

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