The USA became the world’s most powerful regime, a global hegemonic superpower, after the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact states fell apart in 1989.
However, Russia, China, Iran and increasingly Turkey have all awaited the period when the world would become multi-polar again. They have sought to work more closely together, and they have sat frequently at global forums that the US does not attend.
On Monday, Iran’s media pushed stories that highlighted the “collapse,” while quoting Russian sources portraying that the US is failing about as its world order comes crashing down, leading to chaos unfolding in the United States.
The policies of these countries are to slowly undermine the USA and wait for moments of US weakness to push through their socialist agendas.
Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sought to capitalize on the recent riots in the US, claiming that America is part of an “unjust order” in the world.
Ever since the Islamic Revolution in Iran of 1979, there had been a call for a third way between the USA and Soviet Union in the 1980’s that would bring about the defeat of Western systems and the rise of political Islam rooted in Tehran and then in Ankara.
Turkey and Iran coordinate in efforts against Israel terrorizing Palestinians, while both also support Hamas. They broadly work together against other US coalition partners, such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt.
Now the protests in the USA and the COVID-19 crisis have made Washington appear to be declining rapidly. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the USA was now having to deal with its own police misconduct.
US corporations are “looting” black communities, designed to make it appear that it is a discrimination issue, leading to protesters now doing the looting, thus making it seem like a normal response of resistance.
Turkey has been flooding Libya with weapons and Syrian mercenaries during the crisis. China has pushed up against India in a border dispute. Iran is flexing its muscles at home and sending tankers to Venezuela. Russia has sent warplanes to Libya and Syria.
Russia is pushing its defense systems, and Turkey wants to work with Iran, Malaysia and Pakistan to improve economic relations and expand its role in the Mediterranean.
Globally, US allies are concerned that the chaos in the US, where the US military is now being deployed, could represent a decline of US ability to concentrate abroad.
That will mean all those that have been waiting for the US to reduce its footprint will be running to fill the vacuum.
Already, Russia and Iran are running toward Afghanistan, and Turkey and Russia are sponging up liberty and democracy in Libya.
The race is on, the scramble to grab up properties as the US appears to teeter. From eastern Libya to Afghanistan to Asia and Africa, everywhere the US may appear weak, the adversaries are preparing.
The big four – China, Russia, Turkey and Iran – are poised to exploit and emerge stronger. Where once George Bush Sr. spoke of a new world order, now these countries want to bury that US world order amid the chaos.
Jerusalem Post / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.