The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox A raft of reports have attempted to decipher what makes Son tick. Son is apolitical, and appears to have no preference for any nation or ideology. Kleiman, a specialist in emerging markets who is based in Washington, says Son has shown he understands the value of cultivating relationships with people in high places, especially when mega-deals by players such as SoftBank may ruffle protectionist feathers outside Japan. The company began in a tiny office staffed by two part-timers before Son branched out into a dizzyingly extensive array of businesses, including publishing technology magazines, computer trade shows, satellite television and chip boards.
The possibility that we are seeing an attempt that a Mideast NATO, of sorts, is testing the waters as a major lever against the two traditional Mideast powers. As the US has shown in the Ukraine crisis, what is not politically kosher for NATO to do, it can do itself or in conjunction with other selected members.
The layering that uses the world bodies as screens effectively eliminates the public from having a input in a decision-making process; it is so effective that one could easily argue that the system was constructed to be able to exactly do this.
As Gordon covers below, the size of the combined militaries of Turkey, the Saudis and other Gulf States, both air power and armor is bigger than NATO, but with one big difference. No huge air and sea transport is needed play the card.
Sure, a major conventional war would not necessarily be the goal for this group. It had all the fingerprints of a planned, major military operation.
To watch this happening so early in is direct evidence of what Putin described in his year end press conference… how the West has been tearing down all the conflict resolution mechanisms that have been painstakingly built during the post-Soviet period. Someone in the West viewed conflict resolution as a roadblock for what they wanted to do.
And the number one suspects of course, due to their well-known emergence of power during this time were the NeoCons. If there were any major opposition to this defense policy change, it sure escaped me. If anyone knows of any, please share it with us in the comments… Jim W.
Syria will fall to them, as will Iraq. They will take Jordan in a snap, crushing it from the north and south. Afghanistan is under attack, with ISIS recruiters and Saudi cash making significant inroads, not only there but in nuclear Pakistan as well.
To his north, Ukraine is fully onboard, ready to declare war on Russia any day, while Bulgaria and Romania remain silent partners, ready to knife both Russia and NATO in the back. He even had Russia and Iran going for years with promises of trade deals and gas pipelines.
Now it is clear, this is a madman bent on world domination, nothing less. There was a time when Israel saw Syria as a threat, a modern nation allied first to the Soviet Union, then the Russian Federation, a modern army and air force, capable of perhaps not matching the Israeli juggernaut, but a force to be contended with.
Turkey is actively threatening Greece with continual air space violations and aggressive claims made against Greek islands in the Aegean. Turkey is preparing for war with Iran, ethnically cleansing their common border of Kurds and through building a military base in Qatar to launch operations from.
Assad had always known Erdogan for who he is, as had Iraq. Obama and Erdogan are totally on the outs.
He has also filled Europe with terror cells, modeled on the Gladio model NATO had inflicted on itself during the last century in response to the Soviet threat. Europe is now honeycombed with weapons caches and terror cells while attempts to resist these efforts are derailed via claims of racist bigotry.
This is where Erdogan was really clever. Political attempts inside Europe to stem this tide are represented as neo-fascist.Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo, smiles as she arrives at the Helsinki International Airport in Vantaa, Finland, on July 10, Erdogan and Putin agree to a Syria DMZ (Alison Tahmizian Meuse) Masayoshi Son: the man with the year business plan The tycoon that founded SoftBank is determined to own the world’s data, a former employee reveals Chao says that in the s Son had a year business plan for SoftBank in hand.
“It was pretty well . US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, said Tuesday that the US wants to show Iran its actions have “a real high cost.” Speaking to Sky News Arabia, he said.
We can see that Erdogan’s flooding Europe with refugees was the opening shot of this move, and one we were all astonished to see Merkel immediately jump on board with; followed by the total “it’s none of our business” attitude, where the weak underbelly of Greece and the Balkans were the chosen route.
Kurdish people display a picture of Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a protest outside an EU-Turkey summit in Brussels on March 7. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never appeared more powerful. And yet Turkey’s president has also rarely looked more vulnerable than he does before polls on Sunday that were designed to cement his hold.