Violence Spreads

March 25, 2024
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After the Crocus City Hall terrorist attack in Moscow, the terrorist organization (ISIS-K) claimed responsibility for the attack. Since we won’t say this topic is closed, let’s dwell on it for a while. Because global violence is spreading and this is not acceptable at all!

Let’s remember. On August 30, 2021, the Commander of Central Command announced that the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan was completed.

February 24, 2022, Russia attempted to invade Ukraine. At first he called it a “special operation”. Russia started saying “this is a war” three days ago. This war continues.

Sweden and Finland entered NATO. Europe is arming. Deterrent force NATO continues its expansion. Russia’s area at the Atlantic exit, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea has shrunk.

Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, 2023. The next day Israel declared war. This war continues.

The Iran-backed “axis of resistance” has created a large-scale field of action in the Middle East. Some of them hit US troops in Iraq, Syria and Jordan. Due to the attack of Iranian-backed groups, the USA lost 3 soldiers in Tower-22 in Jordan on January 28, 2024.

Meanwhile, ISIS carried out an attack on the tomb of Qassem Soleimani in Kerman, Iran, on January 3, 2024. There are nearly a hundred Iranian casualties here.

The USA wants to withdraw its soldiers from Iraq and Syria. In order to do this, it may want to complete certain political balances and regulations in this region. For example, the evacuation of Russian military bases from Syria is also among the expectations.

The USA announced that a multinational maritime task force called Operation Prosperity Guardian was formed on December 18, 2023, with the participation of a group of countries, on the grounds that global maritime trade security was endangered. US and UK warships have been in the Red Sea for 3 months.

Global trade routes need to be secure. Who will bear the bill for the billions of dollars incurred as a result of the disruption of global trade? Where are the countries, proxies and terrorist organizations in this?

Putin received approval from the elections and retained his seat until 2030.

Then, on the evening of March 22, 2024, terrorists with rifles in their hands raided Moscow… The global terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack. This issue should not be viewed as a concert hall raid! This is a planned terrorist attack, but how was it planned? The result is dire, nearly 150 civilians die here and there are many injured.

Therefore, Russia may see other attacks in Moscow or other cities due to this security weakness… However, Russia has a historical background that is familiar with the culture of terrorism. Let’s see what happens now?

This terrorist act is simply constructed and can be compared to the actions at Charlie Hebdo in Paris and the Qassem Soleimani mausoleum in Kerman. In this action, politics and propaganda came to the fore, and strategic claims could be made.

There were people who talked about it as “Russia’s March 22”. Could Russia make a strategic move, like the US launching the Global War on Terrorism immediately after September 11, 2001? In fact, whoever planned the terrorist attack did a dirty job. This issue does not seem to be resolved that easily.

What can Russia do? For example, will Russia attack some points to create a strategic effect for the March 22 terrorist attack? Will he use nuclear weapons? Will global terrorism spread and deepen? Will Russian troops occupy somewhere in Ukraine, Tajikistan, Moldova or the Baltics? Will the conditions of the Ukrainian or Syrian people be more difficult than this?

It is necessary to add to these the violence spreading in the Indo-Pacific region…

Symmetry has balances and can be calculated. Capturing targets through terrorism and such widespread use of asymmetry has harmful consequences for humanity. The balances and calculations of global asymmetry are chaotic. In asymmetry, there are weapons of mass destruction and mass propaganda practices as well as terrorism.

What worries me is that wars, conflicts, high-toned threats and terrorist acts can occur even within major countries. This scourge of terrorism cannot happen if it turns into an epidemic, because innocent people pay the price. Now is the time to stop and think again.

Wars… Is this the Neo Medieval order? What do they say? Terror, war, propaganda, punishment, sanctions… The kind of chaotic and actually disregarding human values that I constantly repeat as Neomedievalism are developing one after another. Solving problems with terrorism is the worst method, I forbid it in the name of humanity.

He was born in Çanakkale in 1961. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1982 with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He served in various intelligence roles as a staff officer both domestically and abroad. He worked as an intelligence instructor and School Commander. He signed many documents published in the Armed Forces. He participated in the Bosnia and Kosovo Operations under NATO. He undertook special duties and administration in counter-terrorism efforts both domestically and internationally. He served as a Military Attaché. He retired in 2007 following his position as the Director of Air Force Intelligence. He held senior management positions in the private sector both domestically and internationally. He has published works, one of which is his latest book titled "Barış Pınarı." He is currently consulting, blogging, and providing commentary in the media on Intelligence, Politics, Defense, Security, Strategy, and Geopolitics.

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