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The Scramble of October 2019, a New World

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Two weeks into the Turkish offensive against the Kurds in Syria and everything is changing. Whatever the case, Syria is back, as the Syrian Arab Army races toward the Turkish border, at least in those areas where Turkey isn’t already engaged in intense combat with Kurdish forces.

Then, on October 16, Erdogan announced he would refuse to meet Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo and the current national security advisor, nobody bothers learning their names, they only last a few days. Erdogan says, “Trump or nothing.

We also know a visit to Moscow with Putin is scheduled, one or two days?

First of all, perceptions are, when war is involved, always misconceptions. When you win one war, you simply prepare for the next one and there is always a next one.

You know, the situation here reminds me in some ways of China after the US entered World War II. General “Vinegar Joe” Stillwell was tasked by President Roosevelt and Chairman JCOS Marshall to bring together Chaing and Mao in a unified front against the Japanese.

There had been cooperation inside China between Chaing and Mao after the death of Sun Yat Sen. Despite fake history, Chaing Kai-shek was certainly a communist, a devotee of Stalin but of a different breed and variety than Mao and his followers who the US termed as “agrarian reformers.”

The two great leaders came to blows in 1934 leading to the People’s Liberation Army fleeing across China in what was termed the Long March.

Japan took advantage of circumstances, having seized Manchuria in 1931 and began further incursions into mainland........

© New Eastern Outlook