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US targeted at destabilizing situation in South Caucasus – Polish expert
Destabilization of the South Caucasus is within U.S. plans and will be realized through the American Greater Middle East project, Polish expert Mateusz Piskorski told Armenian News-NEWS.am. According to him, it will be more real if the ruling regime in Syria falls.
“After the regime falls, a real war will be launched. Syria is the key partner of Iran in the region and Iran’s position will be weakened if Syria’s authorities fall. Furthermore, the events will be reflected into the South Caucasus,” the expert said.
According to him, behind all this is Washington’s desire to weaken Russia and then China. The Greater Middle East project will allow the U.S. to achieve geo-political advantages and increase its influence in Central Asia, rich in hydrocarbons.
Asked how the ‘victim’ states should resist Washington against the background of the escalating situation around Iran and the intensifying situation in Syria, the expert stressed that Iran is better to get the support of Russia and China and explain to Europe that Iran’s weakening counteracts Europe’s interests.
As for the South Caucasus, including Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, those states should decrease the political and economic influence of the U.S., as well trying to settle their conflicts by themselves and not through mediators, the expert concluded. « Stop NATO
“Hegemony is as old as Mankind…” -Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security AdvisorThe term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (who was credited by the Western media for coining the term) in replacement of the older and more imposing term, the “Greater Middle East.”
This shift in foreign policy phraseology coincided with the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Oil Terminal in the Eastern Mediterranean. The term and conceptualization of the “New Middle East,” was subsequently heralded by the U.S. Secretary of State and the Israeli Prime Minister at the height of the Anglo-American sponsored Israeli siege of Lebanon. Prime Minister Olmert and Secretary Rice had informed the international media that a project for a “New Middle East” was being launched from Lebanon.
The Greater Middle East is a political geographic term used since at least 1980 to refer to the traditional Middle East with the addition of North Africa, Somalia, Djibouti, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Central Asian and the South Caucasus countries are sometimes also included. Some speakers may use the term to denote areas with significant Muslim majorities, but this usage is not universal. The Greater Middle East is sometimes referred to as "The New Middle East".
Former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, alluded to the modern Middle East as a control lever on an area he calls the Eurasian Balkans. The Eurasian Balkans consists of the Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan) and Turkey alongside Pakistan.