Yes, the Middle East has been in disarray lately. The Syrian civil war has consolidated terrorist groups such as the PKK and the People's Protection Units (YPG) in the region while the independence wave spurred by this chaos has also triggered ethnicity-based conflicts.
The serene cities of the Middle East, where not even a single bullet had been shot for years at one point, are now home to suicide attacks every day with the intervention of the U.S. in the region.
Although chaos has reigned over the region for a long time, this is not the region's future. The developments in the aftermath of the independence vote held in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have signified a change.
Everyone knows that this independence venture was a part of the U.S.'s long-term plans rather than being a project developed by KRG President Masoud Barzani. The only reason for Washington's tepid objection to the vote is Barzani's haste for kicking off the process.
The leading countries in the region, including Turkey, Iran and Russia, have united in their reactions to the independence plans. The United Kingdom, Spain and France have even objected to this project because what will happen to the region if the plan is realized is quite evident. This mutual response from around the globe shows that we are transitioning from a unipolar world order to a multipolar one.
Currently, the countries actively participating in the struggle to be present on the global scene cannot be fooled as easily as in the past. Since the institutions belonging to the old world order such as the EU, NATO and the U.N. are starting to become obsolete, no assertive leader has unquestioningly accepted the U.S.'s impositions on strategic points of the world.
States and their administrations declare that it is not possible to protect their national interests with the institutions remaining from World War II.
Undoubtedly, the transition period of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has a compliance problem with the U.S. establishment, has also affected this process. Having so far presented an integrative image, the U.S. system was divided when Trump assumed the presidency with highly controversial and marginal rhetoric.
Although Trump has delayed solely focusing on the domestic issues that he hyped before the election in order to look for alliances inside, the power groups in the U.S. are not content with the picture. They do not seem to be satisfied with Trump's presidency, although he traveled the world to make arms deals and sales as soon as he was inaugurated.
The clashes in U.S. cities, especially the latest incident in Las Vegas, where 58 people were killed, indicate that the forces that have so far stirred outside the country are now focusing on the inside.
The concerns of the U.S. are growing with China and Russia's endeavor to bypass the U.S. dollar in international trade and, furthermore, long-term projects such as Bitcoin undermine the dollar's dominance.
We will see who gets the upper hand and who survives after this tremor in the U.S.
No matter who wins, these words from legendary U.S. President Abraham Lincoln must be kept in mind: "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
Almost every state administration around the world has so far understood that they have been fooled by the U.S. So, the global sea, where anyone casting a line catches something, has dried up. Everyone should go back to their neighborhoods and look for their futures there. It would be a foolish adventure to go beyond.
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