Monday, June 3, 2013

US Recreates Ottoman Empire

Edit: This is from Maximilian Hanlon.  We’ve made the suggestion before.   This isn’t from the Onion. It’s certainly gaining traction as reports of unrest in Turkey increase as it sends ripples across the Islamic World, here, here, here...

Each of these United States military interventions occurred in an area that had been part of the Ottoman Empire, and where a secular regime was replaced by an Islamist one. So far, the German policy of keeping hidden its leadership role in its attempt to reconstitute the Ottoman Empire has succeeded.
Since the mid-1990s the United States has intervened militarily in several internal armed conflicts in Europe and the Middle East: bombing Serbs and Serbia in support of Izetbegovic's Moslem Regime in Bosnia in 1995, bombing Serbs and Serbia in support of KLA Moslems of Kosovo in 1999, bombing Libya's Gaddafi regime in support of rebels in 2010. Each intervention was justified to Americans as motivated by humanitarian concerns: to protect Bosnian Moslems from genocidal Serbs, to protect Kosovo Moslems from genocidal Serbs, and to protect Libyans from their murderous dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Other reasons for these interventions were also offered: to gain for the United States a strategic foothold in the Balkans, to defeat communism in Yugoslavia, to demonstrate to the world's Moslems that the United States is not anti-Moslem, to redefine the role of NATO in the post-Cold War era, among others.
Each of these United States military interventions occurred in an area that had been part of the Ottoman Empire. In each, a secular regime was ultimately replaced by an Islamist one favoring sharia law and the creation of a world-wide Caliphate. The countries that experienced the "Arab Spring" of the 2010s without the help of American military intervention, Tunisia and Egypt, had also been part of the Ottoman Empire, and also ended up with Islamist regimes.

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Anonymous said...

Is Mr. Kaplan being very serious do you think.
I'm not familiar with GateStone. A person just can't be everywhere. But I looked at " about us " and when a group, a 'think tank' group claims to be non-partisan I don't take them at
their word. When you find out where their $$
come from you have a clearer idea of where they
are coming from. Interesting though.

Reagan's Bush said...

I know quite a few Kosavar Albanian Catholics who are eternaly grateful for the intervention of 1999 against the schismatic Serbs who generations earlier had capitulated to and conspired with Ottomans against Skanderbeg and Hunyandi.
The real question is will the Serbs ever be properly punished for their role in destroying the last vestiges of Christendom a century ago.