New world 'war'

Published 10.06.2016 00:22

Obviously, today we are facing an undeclared new war on sharing. This war qualitatively differs from the two wars on sharing - World War I and World War II, of the previous century. More precisely, this is not a conventional war that we are familiar with. Interestingly enough, however, this war is being carried out through conventional weapons. It is not possible for states that want to maintain their dominance, as they have so far done, to wage a total war on sharing by using nuclear weapons now. This is mainly because they are no longer the only holders of the power of nuclear weapons and it is hard to control the nuclear technology in the case of a war.

The detente between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War period was based on the principle that both superpowers would have nuclear weapons. Indeed, this determined the process as a model of sharing markets. The U.S. and the Soviet Union could not "touch" each other and they fulfilled the necessary conditions to avoid this. For instance, while Eastern Europe and the Caucasus were the market areas for the Soviet Union, the Middle East, including Turkey, Africa, and Latin America were the U.S.'s market areas. The threat of mutual destruction created by nuclear weapons made this sharing, which both parties agreed on, static. Certainly, crises and regional wars were taking place at the helm of these two superpowers in a way that would not disturb the functioning of the system. For instance, wars staged by Israel, conflicts and struggles for domination between Baath regimes in the Middle East, China's new quests apart from the two superpowers and the accompanying crisis and tension just added spice to the matter and they did not even shake the system.

We are in a very different world now. Before anything else, everyone has nuclear weapons and the bilateral nuclear balance between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in the previous century has turned into a multilateral one. With the exception of a war by accident, it is not practically possible to wage a total nuclear war on sharing. However, the static case of sharing created by the two superpowers in the past has ended. Neither Eastern Europe is dependent on Russia, nor Turkey is dependent on the U.S. now. In addition to China and Asia-Pacific, even Vietnam, which the U.S. is striving to make a new colony through invasion, is digressing from the U.S.'s economic hegemony by attracting investments and creating technology. Obviously, South Korea is a bigger problem than North Korea for the U.S. As a matter of fact, North Korea's involvement in the system as a freak of nature aims to threaten South Korea, which has carried out a major technological revolution. South Korea is always preached like this, "Do not lift your head much. You are facing a North Korea that wants to destroy you. You are in need of us. Do not stay alone with it."

Continental Europe, the U.K. and the U.S. are experiencing the deepest crisis ever and failing to overcome it. The U.K.'s upcoming referendum on withdrawal from the EU this month to avoid being a part of the EU crisis is a major development that tells the situation. Even if the U.K. decides to remain in the EU this month, it has started the EU's disintegration process on its own.

As for the U.S., all the economic instruments and policies that President Barack Obama's administration has used to overcome this crisis have fizzled out. Do you think the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which has become the U.S.'s official policy in an attempt to remove customs barriers between the U.S. and the EU and set new standards in production, investment and trade cycle, is possible under these conditions? During a special international economy and finance meeting, which was organized by a university in Istanbul last week, a prominent American academic and politician said, "The TTIP is not possible and it would be better for the U.S. to try carrying out trade with other planets in the solar system instead of struggling to actualize this project."

Throughout Obama's term, the U.S. has developed strategies thinking that developing countries would give into the existing powers as they did during the Cold War period. The TTIP is a strategy of this kind. The U.S. thinks that the EU will make a customs union agreement with it, however, Turkey, which has a customs union agreement with the EU, will not be included in the TTIP and will give into this.

This economic issue also has political aspects. For instance, five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council will continue to make decisions about the future of all of us and no one will say squat to these decisions like before. How will those arguing that the TTIP will take effect ensure such trade integration in an environment of terror they create?

Developing countries, particularly Turkey, have stopped this course. Latin America, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Eastern European countries, Asia-Pacific and Turkey revealed that they will become partners in the process - which has led to the process of war we are experiencing today. Terrorism and perception manipulations have been initiated in the countries. However, Turkey is aware of the causes of a war that has been declared against itself through proxy terrorist organizations and is ready to shoulder this war. Turkey is facing an operation similar to Balkanization and everyone will see Turkey is not a Yugoslavia, as a result of this process.

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