Wednesday, April 05, 2017

What would happen if we told all parties in the middle-east that we want nothing more to do with any of them?


As we all again react to the latest chemical bombing atrocity in Syria, I ask the question: What would happen if we told all parties in the middle-east that we want nothing more to do with any of you?

Would Iran take over the middle-east all the way to Syria? Would Israel then bomb the hell out of Iran? Would Russia come in on the side of Iran? Israel would of course demand that the U.S. come in on their side.  But we would just say to all parties in the middle-east, "figure it out among yourselves who is going to sell us the oil and we will buy it, meanwhile we want nothing more to do with any of you." If we were a friend to Russia we would urge them not to get trapped in the havoc of  middle-east.

We might then begin to pursue the foreign policy suggested by Srdja Trifkovic: "Now is the time to effect a pan-European entente that embraces the whole of the Northern Hemisphere, from the British Isles to Vladivostok to the Americas.  Trump has (had? ed.) an historic opportunity to pave the way for a genuine Northern Alliance of Russia, Europe, and the United States, as all three are facing similar existential demographic and ideological (primarily jihadist) threats in the decades ahead.  In an uncertain and ever more brutal world, the Northerners must find a way of banding together, lest they be defeated separately.."" (Dismantling the Empire," from "Chronicles," January 2017)

Meanwhile at home we could expand the constitutional separation of powers and states and begin to create an ethnopluralism of ethnostates in line with regions and states. There is even a way for the old Christian idea of subsidiarity (localism is more efficient and beautiful) and the Alt-Right to join forces in developing an ethnopluralism of ethnostates. Then we can protect the whole in no uncertain military terms. In trading with the world we could pursue economic nationalism.

Some version of this always happens anyway, given human nature.

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