Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: US Foreign Policy in Shambles: NATO and the Middle East. How Do You Wage War Without Allies?

US Foreign Policy in Shambles: NATO and the Middle East. How Do You Wage War Without Allies?

by Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Bonnie Faulkner, Global Research:

Michel Chossudovsky discusses the recent US/Iran clash in the Persian Gulf; Iran’s capability as a military power; the breakup of the Gulf Cooperation Council; the Al-Udeid military base in Qatar the largest US base in the Middle East, and Qatar an ally of Iran; the flop of the proposed Middle East Strategic Alliance, also known as the Arab NATO; the July 2016 failed coup d’etat against Turkish President Erdogan; the US/Israel/Turkey “triple alliance” now a Turkey/Iran/Russia “triple entente”; Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense shield constitutes its de facto exit from NATO; the geopolitical realignment of the Middle East and its repercussions on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.