“The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
This week has seen some dramatic escalation that has moved the middle-east balance of power in a way that has never been seen before. Last Monday, the US was the most influential military power in the middle-east…today (Saturday) Russia has taken its place!
Turkey, a full member of NATO, is currently lead by a psychopathic-dictator who goes by the name of Erdogan. In the last month, Erdogan has killed thousands of his own people, the rest of Europe and Nato-countries deeply embarrassed and disturbed, yet silent about such brutal tactics not seen since the time Adolf Hitler’s reign of terror. NATO has never before been so divided as it is today, the raving lunatic even provoking the Russians.
Putin’s response has been to upgrade its military presence with the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen. The S-400 surface to air missle system installed Thursday in Syria means that even if the American’s want to bomb inside of Syria, they will have to ask the permission of the Kremlin!
Not only that, but for the first time in Nato’s history, a Nato member country has to think twice before sending any aircraft on even a routive border-control mission…given that the S-400 covers a large track of Turkey! Any Turkish military plane flying within some 250 km of the Sytria/Turkey border could be destroyed within a mere 30 seconds, given the capabilites of the S-400, should the Russian commanders feel that their own planes might be threatened.
GIVEN the recent upgrade the Kremlin has given Iran, it now seems obvious that the geo-strategic balance in the middle-east has swung heavily in Moscow’s favour. The question now is, will the next week see Moscow deliver a gut-ripping blow to NATO’s weakest link? The rest of NATO will not likely come to the defence of a 21st-century HITLER!