Today’s Muddled East Warring Outbreaks has its Roots in the Armistice of WW1
Posted by Yorkshire on 2014/10/08
I received an email the other day from a Think Tank on World events. The group is called STRATFOR and tackles all types of Issues on World Problems. I dod not get the big in depth reports mostly made for International Businesses and other interests that have reasons to know what goes on in the world for News Analysis, Financial Decisions, International Corporations and others on an in depth need to know. For me, it’s sort of a casual curiosity of why things may go bump in the night. However, in the last few days this one report came through on the Muddled East and it instantly made things clearer as to why I instinctively have labeled the area “The Muddled East” for years.
First off over the centuries Islam has been at war with the West. Their extent ranged at one time from the Pyrenees Mountains in the west between France and Spain, and in the east from Instanbul to Vienna and Eastwards. By 1492 they were out of Spain, and later pushed to the Balkans. By the late 19th Century what was left was the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate. By World War1 it was somewhat worn out. In WW1 it hitched its wagon to the equally Austro-Hungarian Empire. Unfortunately, they lost that bet.
While Germany was being pounded at Versailles, Turkey or the Ottomans were waiting their turn at the table. They went to the Table with DEMANDS. They were told they LOST and was handed their Treaty and told to SIGN. They did, but hated it since their crumbling Empire was sliced and diced to where it is or being contested today. So, the reality was there was a treaty, but in the Muddled East was there PEACE.
Since the same wagons were rehitched in WW2, the outcome was worse since Israel was introduced into the Muddled area. So, after I read the following report, and watched Turkey in the last few days just watching ISIS come to the Syrian-Turkey border, but not crossing it, Turkey in a “Humanitarian” effort sat on its ASS. Apparently, the ghost of the WW1 is still alive and muddling the more than usual Muddled East.
Turkey, the Kurds and Iraq: The Prize and Peril of Kirkuk
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
By Reva Bhalla
In June 1919, aboard an Allied warship en route to Paris, sat Damat Ferid Pasha, the Grand Vizier of a crumbling Ottoman Empire. The elderly statesman, donning an iconic red fez and boasting an impeccably groomed mustache, held in his hands a memorandum that he was to present to the Allied powers at the Quai d’Orsay. The negotiations on postwar reparations started five months earlier, but the Ottoman delegation was prepared to make the most of its tardy invitation to the talks. As he journeyed across the Mediterranean that summer toward the French shore, Damat Ferid mentally rehearsed the list of demands he would make to the Allied powers during his last-ditch effort to hold the empire together.
Anyway, it’s not a pretty picture, and let’s not get started on Obola
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