(invaded by Italy in 1911). The colonial diplomacies had targeted the Ottoman and the Iranian Empires for several centuries before the Ottoman collapse in the aftermath of WW I.Using successively different countries and peoples, the Anglo-French diplomacy hadengulfed the Ottoman Empire into ceaseless wars against Austria – Hungary, Russia,and Iran, and deliberately instigated rebellions of various ethno-religious groups to whom they were promising all they wished in order to mobilize them against their own country, namely the Ottoman Empire. At the same time, England and France managed always that none of the neighboring states invaded or controlled any geo-strategically critical part of the Ottoman Empire; their concern with Russia was great as the risk of a Russian arrival at Mosul was high.The same, immoral and inhuman practices were pursued against the Middle Kingdom (China); the two Opium Wars reveal the monstrosity of the Anglo-French who managed to involve tsarist expansionist Russia and ignorant, gullible America in their criminal plans, and finally enroll them as parties of the Tianjin Treaty (1858). What was at stake was the entire Chinese empire which was forced to open more ports and legalize the opium trade, with nefarious, suicidal results of course.The supposedly civilized colonial countries that pretended to be so genuinely interested in science, knowledge, and Lights, sent armies to loot and burn down Xiyang lou, the Old Summer Palace complex in the Chinese capital, which was a real temple of Art.With the parallel past experience, the same historical enemies, and similar great potentialities in the future, the two countries – Turkey and China – must closely examine how concerted action, multifaceted cooperation and strategic alliance will guarantee for both great perspectives in the rising multi-polar world.
China’s and Turkey’s Common Perspectives
An evaluation of the two countries’ common perspectives hinges on an enumeration of existing threats and challenges, of feasible targets, and of possibilities for both countries to envision themselves as pillars of a vast continental community of countries devoid of foreign involvement and interference.We have to place the aforementioned comparisons within the context of a world exiting from a mono-polar system whereby the main country – pole (the United States) failed to maintain its supremacy and control, and is currently exposed to a disastrous economic – monetary collapse.In fact, in 2008, several countries have risen to importance and are currently competing for an influential role in the shaping of the destiny of the Mankind; USA, China, Japan, Russia, and India keep monitoring the process of formation of a huge union of states in Europe whereby prevail (and at times cancel one another) several approaches to what a European Union should or can be. For this reason we don´t refer here to the leading Western European countries (Germany, France, England and Italy) separately. In addition to the aforementioned, Brazil and Mexico try to become a pole of Latin American influence and global aspiration. Next to them, Turkey has long kept an impossible balance between opposite interests, namely becoming the leading force of the Islamic World or adhering to the (under construction) European Union.
In this regard, the fact that Asia – with more than 1.2 billion Muslims – is the Islamic continent par excellence concerns both Turkey and China greatly. Controlling a largepart of them will make of Turkey de facto one of the leading forces of the world, thuscanceling the historical defeat and dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.Suffice it that Turkey does not accept European concepts projected onto the system ofIslamic terrorism with the purpose of destroying Islam itself totally. On the other hand, containing and integrating its sizeable Muslim population (in Eastern Turkistan) remains always an issue for the Chinese authorities.Placing the aforementioned within the context of an international community engaged in the fake battle against Islamic Terrorism is particularly important; the above statement does not mean that Islamic Terrorism does not exist; on the contrary, it does. The phenomenon of Islamic Terrorism has however been generatedby the West, and following the Western involvement in the Islamic World. In fact, the real father of Ossama Bin Laden is Napoleon.Islamic Terrorism, as a well machinated reaction of Muslims against the West, was projected on ignorant people by the dominant colonial powers, France and England. It should therefore be considered as absolutely necessary for China and Turkey to eliminate this false Islam of the pseudo-sheikhs of Medina, Damascus, Cairo, Mecca, Karachi and Jerusalem, and in parallel deploy a great effort for the representation and revivification of the authentic, historical Islam as an anti-colonial break wave among Muslims.Viewing the totality of the related issues in the light of the melting down of the American economic and financial power is also essential for China and Turkey. Asia´s westernmost country has been the political, economic and military ally of America – thus far. Turkey and America are partners in OECD and NATO amongst other international bodies.What will be the place of both, China and Turkey, in a financially destroyed and disintegrated world in which the world banking system has collapsed following the bubble of the American derivatives market?How should China and Turkey react to a new economic order that will rise after the fall of the US $ as an international currency, and after the return of the world community to a 100 per cent Gold standard with the abolition of Bretton Woods Agreements?
What can Ailing America do for Turkey?
Most probably nothing, except for creating problems!The American establishment cannot terminate the vicious and systematic Anglo-French Freemasonic Anti-Turkish propaganda, which is the mere prolongation of theages old Anti-Islamic and Anti-Ottoman propaganda of deleterious lies.The American establishment cannot put an end to the French – Armenian orchestration of methodic defamation of Turkey through the bias of the otherwise nonexistent but meticulously fabricated “Armenian Genocide”.
The American establishment failed to figure out that the pseudo-Kurdish PKK organization is in fact a creature of the French secret services that intend to use it in a series of abhorrent developments in the wider area of the Middle East with victim not Turkey but many peoples in the Middle East, and in addition, the entire world.The American establishment – despite its pertinent approach to issues pertaining to the former Yugoslavia – failed to see Turkey´s potentialities in the post-Cold War era;Washington’s vision for a Turkey in the European Union is either a matter of Anti-Turkish treachery or consequence of striking ignorance. This does not mean that Turkey is not suitable for the European Union; on the contrary! It simply means that Turkey’s role in the Balkans is not that important, whereas Turkey’s chances to reshape the entire Middle East, the Caucasus region and Central Asia are really great.The American establishment failed to understand that it is Turkey’s role to demonstrate Ankara’s ability to help the Christian Aramaeans of the Middle East, theTurkmen of Iraq, the viciously persecuted (by the pseudo-Kurds of the Barzani and Talabani gangsters) Yazidis, and many other ethno-religious minorities.America failed to realize that the fake Iranian threat against Israel would be nonexistent through the much needed annexation of Iraq by Turkey. (Again here, ‘fake’ does not mean unreal, but machinated to be a chapter of the unfolding Freemasonic conspiracy in the wider region.) America failed to comprehend that the fake story of the Iranian nuclear weaponry would be forgotten once forever, if Turkey and Azerbaijan merged and then supported a systematic rebellion of Iran’s Azeris, Turks, Turkmen, Loris, Baluch, etc. against the Ayatullah regime.America failed to get the correct picture of the Freemasonic comedy played in Syria and Lebanon with the farcical actors the Syrian president and the leader of Hezbollah. A Turkish annexation of Syria and Lebanon would terminate every nationalistic disorientation (Pan-Arabism), religious extremism (Islamism), and policies based on hatred and racism.More importantly, America failed to grasp that their main enemy, Saudi Arabia, has not spared the slightest effort to promote a revengeful and odious Anti-American and Anti-Christian policy turning sizeable portions of Oil income to funds for the promotion of Islamic Terrorism.In fact, Saudi Arabia cannot exist; it must become – as it was – a province of Turkey, and the Turkish army must be called to protect the Oil fields and impose (as it did in Turkey at the time of Kemal Ataturk) the values of Secular, Modern societies, Lights, Sciences and Reason that were equally celebrated by Muslim philosophers of the Golden Age of Islamic Civilization and by European philosophers of the Renaissanceand the Enlightenment.Furthermore, the American establishment has no policy with respect to Caucasus where Washington failed to support Georgia, and in addition, was unsuccessful in organizing Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan as a southern counter-weight to Russia – as they could and should be.
Even more tragically for America, Turkey, Europe, Asia and the entire world, America proved not to have a serious global vision for energy issues, and this risks totrigger a maelstrom in Europe, with catastrophic consequences of all types, namely either the annexation of Central and Western Europe by Russia or the rise of an extreme totalitarianism in Western Europe, as means of preservation of independence and opposition to the new (?) imperialist plans of Russia.
China – Possible threats
A spectacular collapse of the American economy would be extremely embarrassing for the Chinese leaders, who have built on the US – Chinese bilateral relationship (despite all the discrepancies and all anticipated limitations).The rise of Russian militarism (with a 24% increase in the military expenses announced for 2009), interventionism (South Ossetia) and imperialism (Central Asia)is certainly problematic for China as the country depends on energy supplies and imported no less than 3.19 million bbl/day in 2007.With 58% of China’s Oil imports coming from the Middle East (and with the figure expected for 2015 being 70% / http://www.iags.org/china.htm), one can automatically realize how important for China this area is. Any military development in the Middle East is critically important for China, but despite its economic and diplomatic presence in the area, the ‘Middle Kingdom’ has relatively limited military presence in the Middle East, small part in arms sales, no military agreement, and no military bases. Any mid-scale war in the area (Iran, Syria, Palestine and Israel) could have the direst consequences for China’s economic growth.
China – Possible challenges
Any Russian advance in Central Asia and the Caucasus region is a challenge for China; in fact, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is mainly viewed by China (amongst various other dimensions) as a means to impose a balance between China and Russia in Central Asia, as the natural resources of the area are the only feasible alternative for China’s energy imports.Any further American military interference in the Middle East (Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine) would be an alarming warning for China that defends its partners at all costs (f. i. Sudan in the case of Darfur, veto in the UN Security Council).Any European economic, political and military expansion in the Middle East and Northern Africa is a challenge for China’s presence in the area; the Chinese administration is aware of European measures taken to prevent further Chinese expansion in Africa, and certainly the launching of the Mediterranean Union was considered by the Chinese as a direct effort of Europe to lace Northern Africa and part of the Middle East to its chariot.The rise of Islamic Terrorism and its dire consequences for China’s Achilles’ heel, Eastern Turkistan, consists in another challenge for Beijing. The possibility of deterioration of the American – Chinese relationship could also mean terrorist Saudi Arabian infiltration in Eastern Turkistan, modeled after the Afghanistan anti-Soviet resurgence. This makes the recent incidents in the area even more preoccupying.
China – Feasible targets
Throughout five (5) millennia of History, China never followed an expansionist policy; only once a Chinese general reached the Caspian Sea shores (Ban Chao around the end of the 1st century CE) at a moment of Arsacid Parthian weakness, and due to the Silk Road trade implications.As China was far from Europe, Beijing was the last capital to feel the European colonial pressure; since the end of the 15th century many empires and kingdoms hadcollapsed, nations exterminated and lands invaded by the European colonial countries, namely Spain, Portugal, Holland, France, England, Russia, Italy, Germany and Belgium. China was the last target and victim.China and Turkey share also another critical historical characteristic; both countries were never colonized. Following the WW I defeat, many provinces of the Ottoman Empire were occupied by colonial English, French and Italian forces; however, the mainland Anatolia remained intact and from there started Kemal Ataturk’s effort that led to the inception of Turkey and the abolition of the Caliphate Similarly, Chinawas invaded by Japan, but only partly. From the free parts of China started then the effort of the country’s liberation which was accomplished by the communists around Mao.With the globalization of the world economy and the rise of China as the world’s second economic power, China finds itself without the necessary infrastructure. Before setting targets, China must study vast parts of the world where its presence was only diplomatic, superficial and marginal. Beijing is truly a new comer, if compared to Paris, London, Rome, Berlin, and even Moscow and Washington. Chinahas very limited knowledge for vast areas of the world that have been so meticulously studied and explored by European, Russian and American scholars.Even as nuclear power, China was a most significant but regional player; beyond an arc going from Northwestern Pacific and Korea as far as Central Asia only to further encompass Indochina and Indonesia, China had only Albania as ally.China will never be able to become a fully accredited global power without extensiveknowledge, deep understanding, accurate perception of data, and genuine vision about significant parts of the world, and most critically about the Middle East. Economic relations and exploitation of natural resources are not enough to make of ahuge economy a globally significant country. The first target for China would therefore be an accumulation of data and a vast documentation on parts of the world that had been unknown to China in the past.Then, China should select a few strategic partners in several parts of the world, and work out a global vision with them; Brazil and Mexico in America, South Africa and Nigeria in Africa, and Turkey in the Middle East. Avoiding colonial patterns, concerns, patchworks and traps will be essential in this regard.China should learn the lesson of Soviet Union’s precarious presence in various parts of the world, Angola, Abyssinia, South Yemen and Vietnam to name a few. Soviet Union and its successive form, Russia, failed to locally instigate similar changes as those occurred in Eastern Europe and in Soviet Union itself and thus remain influential in these countries. This failure is due to absolute lack of understanding of the colonial mechanism, which revolves around the prevention of proper nation-
building process and the establishment of a complex, educational – cultural – socio-economic network of dependence.In this regard, and due to the changes implemented by Kemal Ataturk, particularly at the educational – academic – cultural level, Turkey is able to help China go beyondthe surface and acquire an insightful understanding that, if correctly assessed, will beable to lead to conclusions which will help set up a genuine Chinese Middle East policy and eventually a Chinese policy for the Islamic World – let’s say an authentically Chinese “Orientalism”. This development could trigger a colossal change in vast parts of the Middle East, Asia and Africa.About the threats and challenges that Turkey currently faces, as well as the feasible targets of Turkey and the scope of the Chinese – Turkish partnership, I will expand in a forthcoming article.NoteFrom: http://www.barisadibelli.com/ingcv.htmhttp://www.kitapyurdu.com/kitap/default.asp?id=116257&sa=37355155