By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today
The traditional relations among the independent states have often been explained in terms of power factor or role of force.
The leading theorists of realism and neo-realism such as Thucydides, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Morgenthau, Waltz and Kissinger agree that power plays a central role in international relations. These power-theorists describe the power factor as the main determinant of world politics, though differences exist among them in its application.
As regards intervention, Morgenthau remarks:
“Intervention is a dictatorial interference in the internal affairs of another country by a powerful nation in order to extract some specific concessions. Ideologies in the context of power are thus a cover to hide the real nature of the objectives of a foreign policy. Thus every nation tries to acquire maximum power and the international politics in its true nature is nothing but the struggle for power. It is because of this reason that getting the popular support for foreign policy needs moral cover as frank admission of power as a goal would call for resistance from other nations. At the same time, the policy gets people’s enthusiastic support…There is ordinarily a close relationship between interest and ideology. The interest may shape the ideology and be shaped by it.
The history is rampant with such examples where the national interests were served by shaping ideology according to the goals. The annexation of the backward states of the world by Great Britain and France as their colonies was described as an educating, civilizing and humanitarian mission – a sort of ‘white man’s burden’ – while the real objective was economic exploitation” of the colonies. “The ideology was used to rationalize the action. Annexation was an act of imperialism but to disguise it humanitarian ideology was advanced.”
Political power and physical power or force are two different things, but co-related to each other. Political power becomes physical force when demands of the powerful are not accepted by the weak. This is what a writer has aptly said physical force is “political power in action”.
According to Morgenthau,
“political power is a psychological relation between those who exercise it and those over whom it is exercised. It gives the former control over certain actions of the latter through the influence which the former exercise over the latter’s mind.”
Edward N. Luttwak agrees with this analysis and also perceives force to be a component of power.
Regarding terrorism and diplomacy, Machiavelli advises the rulers to have a lion-like image outwardly, and act upon the traits of a goat inwardly. He also suggests foreign adventures, and the use of terror to obtain their goals. In this sense, a good ruler should be a good opportunist and hypocrite.
While echoing Machiavelli, Morgenthau points out that sometimes rulers act upon immoral activities like deceit, fraud, falsehood and even murder to fulfill their selfish aims.
Indicating a double game, Morgenthau, and Palmer and Perkins opine, “Just as power became the instrument of ambitious nationalism and states’ leaders, it has now become the tool of ideologies. The true nature of the policy is concealed by ideological justifications and rationalization.”
In one way or another, power-theorists opine that there is no governing authority in the world, and states live in an anarchic situation; and they are free to use power or force to obtain their ‘selfish’ or ‘egoistic interests’.
Henry Kissinger stated, “legitimacy is not natural or automatic, but created,” and further said, “true diplomacy runs in the barrel of gun”.
Bruce Hoffman, in his book “Inside Terrorism” writes:
“For the religious terrorism, violence is the foremost divine duty executed in direct response to some demand or imperative…the secular terrorist sense leads to a sanctioning of limitless violence against a virtually open-ended category of targets.”
Quincy Wright, while observing strategy and diplomacy, takes war as “the use of regulated violence for political ends.” It is an approach comfortably shared by Hobbes, Bacon, Machiavelli, Clausewitz and Morgenthau. Clausewitz also concedes that commerce and diplomacy are much like war.
Political philosophers also agree that during negotiations, power gives a favorable leverage of bargaining to the powerful states over the weak countries, and victorious countries over the defeated nations. It has been used by big powers against other big powers, when some major power has lost favorable leverage of bargaining owing to its weak position on a given issue.
If a single term is added to diplomacy, it shows many meanings such as secret diplomacy, open diplomacy, coercive diplomacy, sham diplomacy etc.
Since the US started the fake global war against terrorism after the 9/11 tragedy, various political experts have opined that terrorism comes in a variety of forms, such as religious terrorism, secular terrorism, racial terrorism, economic terrorism etc., but its main aim is to achieve political, economic, cultural and social ends.
However, in light of the opinions of the above-mentioned political philosophers, we need to know that there is a co-relationship of diplomacy and terrorism. These two terms mean manipulation of diplomacy and terrorism for obtaining ‘selfish goals’.
Especially after the 9/11 attack in the US homeland, terrorism has become a blackmailing factor of diplomacy, as every entity has been blackmailing every entity. In this context, ”internal blackmailing”, “external blackmailing” and “media blackmailing” have become part of diplomacy.
In fact, Jews are owners of many big cartels of the US in particular and the world in general. Based in the US, by running the major multinational corporations, arms factories, five star hotels, oil companies, liquor business, banks, film industry, print and electronic media on international level—having influence on the financial institutes like World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Jews have direct and indirect hold on the global economy.
Thus, by dominating American internal policies, Zionist Jews mold their country’s foreign policy for their own interests and those of Israel. By converting the US into a corporate industry, they have changed the world into a corporate industry. They have been not only blackmailing non-Jewish Americans, but also other countries of the world.
In this regard, American President George W. Bush, neoconservatives and Zionist Jews orchestrated the drama of the September 11 tragedy inside the United States to protect the political, economic and religious interests of the Jews and Israel at the cost of Muslims and patriot Americans.
Just after the September 11 tragedy, chauvinism and extremism were deliberately encouraged among Americans through media and statements of some high officials in the Bush Administration.
President Bush used the words, “crusade against the evil-doers”, adding to the perception that the ongoing ‘different war’ against terrorism is actually a war against the Muslim countries. Inside the US, suddenly, every Muslim found himself divested of his nationality. Inside the US, arrests, detentions and harassment of Muslims by the CIA and the FBI were other activities, which still continue. Israeli atrocities on the Palestinians were brushed aside.
American unity was projected with such force as to allow no questioning of US policy. Under the cover of the 9/11 catastrophe, the pre-planned strategy of the neoconservatives headed towards a series of unexpected developments and events, such as employment of coercive diplomacy on the weak states—Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Yemen etc., including almost all the Gulf states which decided to join Bush anti-terrorism war. Particularly, Pakistan became a front line state for America’s war on terror.
America did not bother about the rise of more militancy and internal instability in these countries. Almost all the major Western countries, including NATO states, joined the phony Global War on Terror when Bush warned, “either you are with us or with terrorists.”
Undoubtedly, these internal developments in the US and external steps showed extremism or terrorism as the blackmailing factor of diplomacy.
Besides, the US-led NATO countries attacked Afghanistan; and then, without mandate of the UN Security Council, American-Anglo forces invaded Iraq.
Like the militants’ brutal tactics, US-led forces employed state terrorism by special military operations, extra-judicial assassinations and heavy aerial bombardment, killing numerous innocent persons, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Suspected Muslim terrorists were kept in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and other cells, established in some Islamic countries and small European states, where personnel of the CIA, the FBI, and the military employed various methods of torture, like physical violence and even murder. This illustrates how power and force have been employed as part of the sham diplomacy.
The September 11 disaster was fully manipulated by Israel and India, which had joined Bush’s bandwagon of the Global War on Terror, so as to blackmail Iran and Pakistan in particular, and other Muslim countries in general. For this purpose, Jews also got the services of some Hindus to continue their anti-Muslim campaign.
In this connection, by availing the international phenomenon of terrorism, Jewish-Hindu lobbies, which are collectively working in America and other European countries, have been exploiting the double standards of the US-led West regarding terrorism and human rights, vis-à-vis Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen etc.
Particularly, Israel and India equate the ‘wars of independence’ in Kashmir and Palestine with terrorism. And New Delhi considers Pakistan as its enemy number one, while Tel Aviv views Tehran in the same sense owing to its nuclear programme. Israel is also against Pakistan, as it is the only nuclear country in the Islamic world.
When Barrack Obama became President, he continued using terrorism as a blackmailing factor of diplomacy. The Obama-led Administration continued secret support to Israeli atrocities on the Palestinians, while displaying silence over the brutal tactics adopted by the Indian security forces in the Indian-held Kashmir. This ambivalent strategy resulted in more recruitment of Jihadists and in more suicide attacks; and it became difficult for pro-American rulers of volatile Islamic countries to cope with the problem of militants, who also started blackmailing these states through subversive acts and creating a sense of fear among the general public.
Overtly, like Bush, President Obama also repeatedly stated that Muslims are moderate and Islam is a religion of peace; but covertly, he followed the agenda of Bush to secure the Zionist-shaped policies.
Learning no lesson from the US’ and NATO’s longest war in Afghanistan, facing defeat in that country, Obama continued state terrorism and extrajudicial killings of innocent persons through illegitimate drone attacks —assisted undemocratic forces in the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia, and created more collapsed states such as Libya, Syria, Yemen etc., which opened the door for the militants of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group (also known as Daesh, ISIS and ISIL). Obama failed to convince Tel Aviv to abandon its “settlements,” and failed to end delaying tactics in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or the perennial humiliations of the Palestinians who are a starving people due to the continuing Gaza blockade.
It is notable that after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, the US emerged as the sole superpower in the unipolar world. Terrorism was used by American former President G.H.W. Bush (The Senior) as the blackmailing factor of diplomacy. In connivance with his Zionist-advisers and neoconservatives, he posed Islamic fundamentalism as a great threat.
Since then, Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda have been used by the US and some Western countries as a scapegoat to malign Pakistan in order to complete the Zionist-agenda to ‘de-nuclearize’ it. Sometimes, the bogeyman of Al-Qaeda was raised to achieve their goals of external policy, and sometimes to pacify their public, including the opposition parties which were also blackmailing their rulers.
In the backdrop of the collapse of the Soviet Union, President Bush (The Senior) replaced the old bipolar order with the New World Order, with the US acting as a kind of global policeman to protect the political and economic interests of Israel and the American Jews.
In the unipolar world, even the United Nations system underwent a tremendous change. It became an instrument of US policy to establish the Israeli-led American hegemony in the world. The Third World and the Muslim countries were compelled to realign their domestic policies according to Washington’s dictates.
In order to obtain the hidden agenda of Jews, the US imposed its sudden terms of globalisation such as free markets, privatization, de-nationalisation etc. on the ill-prepared developing countries, which left behind shattered nations and a global financial crisis. It further widened the gap between the poor and the rich countries or G-7 countries.
Additionally, America’s child-killing sanctions against Iraq and Iran; delayed action to curb ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, support to Israel’s aggressive occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, while vetoing any effective action by the UN to curb the Israeli state, terrorism greatly annoyed the Muslims all over the world. Nevertheless, all these policies reflected political and economic terrorism — the worst forms of the blackmailing factor of diplomacy.
As part of the double game, President George H.W. Bush created Al-Qaeda, and President Obama authorized the CIA to create ISIS.
Under the Obama Administration, CIA-assisted Al-Qaeda (Al-Nusra Front), ISIS militants and rebel groups fought to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government in order to secure the aims of a Greater Israel.
Training and weapons from the CIA and the Mossad to terrorists and medical treatment of the militants in Israeli hospitals, plus the arrest of CIA and Mossad agents inside Syria and Iraq have verified the connection between Western states and terrorists. But, as part of the dual strategy, America and its Western partners have also been waging a war against ISIS.
In September 2015, a Russian-led coalition of Iran, Iraq, the Syrian army-the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Lebanon-based Hezbollah started breaking the backbone of the ISIS terrorists, Al-Qaeda’s Al-Nusra Front and the rebel groups in Syria and Iraq. The Mossad was already having clandestine contact with ISIS and directed this outfit to plan the November 13 terror attacks in Paris in collaboration with French home-grown militants.
Similarly, when Russian-led forces began retaking many cities from the control of insurgents, agents of Mossad who were in connivance with the CIA sympathizers and ISIL militants arranged various sorts of terror attacks in Europe and the US.
Through all these false flag terror operations, the US and Israel wanted to develop their covert aims against Russia and the Muslims. Mossad had also provided US President Donald Trump with an opportunity to exploit various terror assaults in Europe and America to win the US presidential election and to reunite America and Europe, as a rift was created between America and its Western allies, especially Europe on a number of issues, including NATO.
President Trump left no stone unturned in implementing anti-Muslim policies, while speaking openly against the Muslims and Syrian immigrants. Trump started exaggerating the so-called threat of Islamophobia, while some incidents were not linked to ISIS but were the result of self-radicalization of individuals. Those terror attacks were used by President Trump to blackmail the Muslims, especially Syria and Iran.
What President Bush and President Obama had been doing covertly, President Trump has been doing overtly, and this fact displays his open blackmailing.
To what extent President Trump wants to obtain Israeli illegitimate goals by blackmailing the Muslims and the patriot Americans could be judged from the terrorism-related assaults which occurred in the Spanish city of Barcelona on August 17, 2017 and in her town of Cambrils on August 18, 2017. After condemning the terror attacks and offering US assistance to Spain, President Trump suggested “fighting terrorism by executing Muslims with bullets dipped in pigs’ blood.”
Ignoring criticism from Western countries and the Islamic World, including some law-makers and politicians at home, the Trump Administration announced the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, this year.
President Trump implemented his decision of December 6, 2017 by officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy by setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City.
In condemnation of Trump’s unilateral step to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – besides protests and rallies which were held in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza – thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters held demonstrations in other Islamic countries, such as Iran, Turkey, Pakistan etc. where the protesters burned American and Israeli flags. Even in Jordan, protesters near the heavily-defended US Embassy in Amman chanted:
“America is the head of the snake. No U.S. Embassy on Jordanian soil.”
Hamas leader Ismail Haniya has described the US decision on recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer of the American Embassy to Jerusalem as a war declaration against Palestinians. Undoubtedly, angry elements within the Islamic countries, particularly the pro-Arab states, may react against America and its interests in the form of terrorism and other violent actions.
Unquestionably, the US president’s move on Jerusalem has created new risks for all of Washington’s allies in the Middle East, as the decision has offered extremist groups a valuable opportunity to capitalise on anti-US sentiment and direct such anger towards regimes which are close to America or non-confrontational towards Israel.
It is of particular attention that, owing to the encouragement of President Trump, the Israeli regime officially declared their status as “the Jewish State” where only Jewish people have rights to self-determination.
In this respect, a bill passed through the Israeli Knesset on July 19, 2018, indicating that the “Jewish State of Israel” is a racial supremacist state, where minorities and the indigenous Palestinian (non-settler) population have no right to self-determination.
The bill erased Arabic as a national language in Israel —Palestinian Arabs in Israel have never obtained full citizen rights; and the bill has established that the current regime occupying the Holy Land does not intend to acknowledge their inherent rights as citizens.
Trump’s strong backing of the NATO-like alliance by Saudi Arabia, (the Sunni-countries against Iran) and Trump’s accusing Tehran of promoting terrorism and motivating religious extremism among Muslims, Christians, Jews and Hindus show his clear links with Tel Aviv and India.
In this respect, the political character of President Trump has emerged as the political terrorist who openly blackmails the Muslims to fulfill the illegitimate interests of Israel.
As regards Syria, the US-led Coalition was blackmailing Russia and Syrian President Assad by insisting that Moscow oust the Assad regime. But, this strong-arm diplomacy failed, as the Russian-led coalition almost liberated all Syrian territories from the occupation of ISIS militants and rebel groups, which are now evacuating from their last strongholds.
Taking cognizance of the victory of Moscow in connection with Syrian civil war, more than 100 missile strikes had been launched against Syria by the US, UK and France on April 14, 2018 in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack, which killed at least 50 people in Syria’s rebel-held town of Eastern Douma on April 7, this year.
In a statement issued by the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin said:
“The strike had a destructive influence on the entire system of international relations…An act of aggression against a sovereign state…without a mandate from the UN Security Council and in violation of the UN Charter and international law.”
The Russian Defense Ministry presented evidence on April 13, 2018, which showed that Britain had staged the chemical attack in Douma—a group of people, some with video cameras, had run into a hospital in the area and doused patients with water while shouting that there had been a chemical attack. Footage of the ensuing panic formed the evidence of the attack.
Prior to any inquiry and before the visit of a team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to start its investigation about the use of chemical weapons in Douma, the rulers of America, Britain, France and some Western leaders, including their media had started a disinformation-campaign against Russia and Syrian President Assad in relation to the chemical weapons attack. It shows as to how ground is prepared by the major state actors to implement the diplomacy of blackmailing.
We recall that before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a deliberate disinformation campaign was launched by the CIA- and Jewish-controlled media all over the world that Baghdad had Weapons of Mass Destructions (WMDs). In that respect, on the self-fabricated intelligence report and without mandate of the UN Security Council, American-Anglo forces invaded Iraq, where no WMDs or chemical weapons were discovered.
The covert aim of America and UK was to remove the government of Saddam Hussein as part of the regime-change policy, because he had challenged the dominance of Israel in the region. The same happened with Libyan President Col. Muammmar Gaddafi, who was captured and killed on October 11, 2011. America, UK and France, including some other NATO countries which had funded and armed the rebel groups, conducted aerial strikes on Libya.
It is worth noting that tensions had already accelerated between Russia and the US-led West on March 26, 2018, when showing solidarity with the UK in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in England, more than 20, non-EU and EU member states, including Germany, France and the US expelled more than 100 Russian diplomats with the allegation of spying in their countries.
Speaking in the tone of US President Donald Trump, US high officials allegedly said that these measures were in response to “a reckless attempt by the Russian government to murder a British citizen and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent—the measures were also intended as a response to a steady drumbeat of destabilising and aggressive actions by Moscow against the US and the spies at the UN headquarters.”
Despite the repeated denials of Moscow regarding any role in the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter and without the completion of investigation, EU leaders gave their full backing to the British Prime Minister Theresa May in a summit in Brussels on March 23, 2018 by adopting a statement, declaring that it was highly likely that Russia was “behind the nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.”
Responding to the situation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on March 27, this year: “The United States pressured and blackmailed other countries to expel Russian diplomats.”
Earlier, without sharing any information with Moscow and provision of any evidence regarding the Skripal’s case, British Prime Minister May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, accusing them of being undeclared intelligence officers, and imposed sanctions on Moscow. In response, Russia expelled 23 diplomats of Great Britain.
As a matter of fact, fake information was supplied by MI6 and the British government to the House of Commons, the EU, NATO, the UNO and the public as part of the anti-Russian strategy of the US-Israeli led West, while the Zionist-led mainstream media of Europe and America left no stone unturned in maligning and blaming Moscow for the Sergei Skripal incident.
Regarding diplomacy and ideology, Karl Mannheim observed, “In this form the ideas are more or less a conscious disguise of the real nature of a situation.”
Since the fundamentalist party BJP led by Indian Prime Minister Narindra Modi came to power in India, Modi has employed various tactics of terrorism as part of the blackmailing factor of diplomacy. Modi has been acting upon anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan agenda.
Encouraged by the BJP, assaults on Muslims, Christians and other minorities by the Hindu extremist parties can be cited. New Delhi, which has a strategic partnership with Tel Aviv, has perennially manipulated the double game of the US-led West regarding terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Apart from various false flag terror assaults in India and India-occupied Kashmir, which were conducted by the Indian RAW in wake of Modi’s aggressive diplomacy, India has continued shelling on the Pakistani side of Kashmir, which remains a nuclear flashpoint between both the neighbouring countries.
Emboldened by the extremism of President Trump, both Indian Prime Minister Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu still equate the ‘wars of liberation’ in Palestine and Kashmir with terrorism. Their main purpose is to divert the attention of the West from their own state-sponsored terrorism, while delaying any solution to difficult political issues.
Pakistan’s army and primary intelligence agency ISI have broken the backbone of terrorist outfits — the Afghan-based Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Al-Qaeda and ISIS. But, terror assaults have again started in Pakistan in wake of the election-campaign of 2018. In fact, as part of the double game, based in Afghanistan, CIA, Mossad and RAW are in collusion with the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) to obtain the covert designs of their countries and some Western countries against Russia, China and Pakistan, including Iran.
These agencies are assisting the militant outfits such as ISIS and TTP, especially to destabilize Pakistan like Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Now, these secret agencies are also trying to weaken Iran through violent protests.
Meanwhile, similar to his other political follies, Trump initiated major global trade talk on March 1, 2018 with countries around the world after he announced his plan to impose a 25% tariff on all steel imports and a 10% tariff on all aluminum imports into the US. Thus, he tried to blackmail especially Europe and China, which followed up with retaliatory steps against US trade.
Differences exist between America and EU over Trump’s withdrawal of the Iran nuclear deal and war-mongering diplomacy against Tehran. The rift has deepened between the US and the Western countries, particularly over World Trade Organization and share of NATO expenditures and over immigrants and political asylum-seekers. Differences can also be noted within the EU itself over immigrants and refugees.
Germany has its own plan regarding EU, while France has different plan. After the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, London is blindly following the extremist policies of President Trump in relation to Russia and Syria. Germany supports cordial relations with Russia and wants to resolve the Syrian crisis peacefully through negotiation. These entities are blackmailing one another through secret diplomacy.
In the meantime, President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, 2018, and afterwards stated that North Korea will not continue its nuclear programme and development of ballistic missiles. But Zionist-led mainstream media and some American politicians spread rumours that Kim Jong Un will continue his atomic programme. Thus, they are blackmailing President Trump.
Likewise, these American entities are also criticizing Trump in relation to the recent meeting which took place between the Russian President Putin and Trump in Helsinki.
In the news conference, President Putin denied American accusations of meddling in the US presidential elections of 2016, while President Trump desired to have cordial ties with Moscow. However, these internal entities are still targeting Trump about Russian interference in the US elections and his failure to give a proper response to Putin in the summit.
Regarding internal blackmailing, fault cannot necessarily be laid on the ordinary citizens, who are swayed by emotions, stereotypes and prejudices created by the political leaders who manipulate any crisis for their own self-interest and fear-based popularity. There are equally strong pressures from religious and nationalist forces in wake of the phony Global War on Terror, which divides the world on religious lines.
It is interesting to note that the US has engaged in a war of attrition in Afghanistan and an endless war on terror. Therefore, even small countries like Uzbekistan and Cuba are blackmailing America, as they have rejected US pressure on a number of matters.
Notably, American internal policy and foreign policy have an interrelationship. In this context, the fundamentalist President Donald Trump has continued criticizing the CIA, FBI, judiciary, media and some other key institutions. For example, in the recent past, President Trump has alleged CIA interference with his agenda and termed its officers as “Sick People.”
Taking note of Trump’s extremist policies, many top officials of the Trump Administration have resigned.
In wake of acceleration of domestic extremism and racial violence in America, including other multi-faceted crises, CIA, FBI and Department of Homeland Security which are working as “a state within a state” or “shadow Government” or “Deep state means,” are also clandestinely working against one another. They do not respond to the civilian political leadership. The President and the Congressmen are also fighting a war of nerves against each other. It seems that every entity is blackmailing every other entity.
We may conclude that terrorism has become the blackmailing factor of diplomacy, as every entity is blackmailing every entity, while bloody and bloodless wars keep on going in the world.
If not checked in time by peace-loving Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Jews and Buddhists, the rigid and racist policies of President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Modi, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and some Western leaders, including many rulers of Arab countries, are likely to result in more recruitment into the militant outfits, especially to the ISIS group, inspiring the extremist Muslims for more terrorism-related attacks.
This Mossad-RAW-Trump cabal could culminate in civil war in the US, which is already facing multiple internal crises owing to the prolonged war on terror in countries, such as Afghanistan. While the world has already been radicalized along cultural and religious lines, such a cabal could bring about a major war between the Muslim and the Christian worlds or an atomic war between Russia and America.
Nuclear war can also erupt between India and Pakistan. War also seems imminent between Iran and the US or between Israel and Iran.
Note: Some paragraphs of my related articles revised and updated.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations
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