Late in July, the Anti-Media reported that Turkey joined the U.S. led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL). Since then, it has become clear that Turkey’s strategy is part of a larger agreement with the U.S. to conduct a war against “extremism” in the region.
The deal between the U.S. and Turkey has the following contours: Turkey will allow the U.S. to use its military base at Incirlik to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State. In exchange, the U.S. will allow Turkey to create a buffer zone on Syrian soil free of Islamic State and Kurdish fighters. The stated aim of the “safe zone” is to create a refuge for internally displaced Syrian civilians inside Syria. According to the New York Times,
“The plan would create what officials from both countries are calling an Islamic State-free zone controlled by relatively moderate Syrian insurgents, which the Turks say could also be a ‘safe zone’ for displaced Syrians.”
The point to James Clavell’s novel Shogun was revealed at the end of the book: the goal of the warlord who always disavowed any desire to be the supreme warlord of Japan was to be the supreme warlord of Japan (the Shogun). He accomplished his goal using this strategy.
The goal of the pResident has always been the establishment of a new Islamic caliphate under the control of Turkey’s Erdogan. As Turkey bombs the Kurds into oblivion, the world watches in apathy. With the help of the United States, Turkey will have its best opportunity to regain the glory of the Ottoman Empire. Are you ready to fight a religious world war?