The New Ottoman Empire

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Lest we forget, this past Wednesday was the 560th anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople.

The U.S. Helps Reconstruct the Ottoman Empire

by Robert E. Kaplan

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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3 thoughts on “The New Ottoman Empire

  1. The United States needs to stop taking on the role of “policeman of the world.”

    We have the United Nations whose main purpose is to resolve international conflicts. We do not need the United States to supersede the duties of the United Nations.

    If the United States wants to continue to interfere in the affairs of other nations, then we should abolish the United Nations, thus saving nations billions of dollars every year.

    The Boston Marathon terrorists said the reason they hate the United States so much is because the United States killed many Muslims in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Boston Marathon bombings, then, served as a retaliation for Americans killing so many Muslims in these wars.

    Conclusion: If the United States continues to intervene in the affairs of predominantly-Muslim nations, it can expect to experience more terrorism.

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