An ocean away, the Atlantic that is, and so I kind of being ignorant to what is really going on in the Middle East. Still, I’m surprised to see China is now sending military advisers to Syria so China can aid Bashar al-Assad in fighting against the rebels and other extremists. Meanwhile, Russia is bombing the extremists (i.e., ISIS/ISIL) in Syria from Iran’s military airbase. Putting these facts together, it’s now clear that China is joining in to help Russia, Iran, and Syria in fighting against the rebels and extremists that are trying to collapse Bashar al-Assad’s government. Lately though, it seems that the ISIS/ISIL forces are being scattered and being stamped out of Syria, because Russia is still stepping up to drive these forces out of Syria.
Since China’s economy keeps on growing, it needs energy supplies such as oil from the Middle East to secure Chinese future, and so China is going against one of the creeds that China has always held dear most — which is not to interfere with internal matters of another country or region. Furthermore, China is looking to realize the grand plan of connecting Europe and everything in between to China through the One Belt One Road (or Silk Road) initiative/project. With such a grand plan, China needs the Middle East to calm down much more to ensure the safety of the people, companies, and whatever that are involving in developing and realizing the grand Silk Road project.
Since China is now slowly forming a coalition with Russia and Iran, I wonder how Europe is going to react to this. China is key in Russia’s plan, because China is a very big business partner of most countries in Europe. The United States may have her plate full from now on, because Europe could decide to be less helpful to the United States since China is now joining in the Middle East’s mess. If things keep on getting escalating, I think Europe would have less appetite in seeing business with China goes sour, because we’re talking about peace and prosperity in long term here. Still, Europe could also decide to help the United States fight against China/Russia/Iran coalition, because Europe has a special relationship with the United States.
Whatever the case, it’s bad for the United States, because the United States is still supporting the rebels — who are trying to collapse the government of Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Check out the video right after the break to see the news on China joined up with Bashar al-Assad’s regime to fight off ISIS/ISIL and the rebels.
Something big is happening under the surface, but we have no idea what is going on. Basically, security-intelligence.org’s article “DEBKAfile Exclusive Report: A Chinese aircraft carrier docks at Tartus to support Russian-Iranian military buildup” suggests that China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning has docked at Syrian port Tartus to back the Russians up on building up forces in Syria for fighting against ISIS. I’m not very well informed with the Middle East and Syria situations at all, but this news tells me that united force building of Russia, China, and Iran in this region prepares for something big. Perhaps, fighting ISIS is only a piece of the puzzle, because ISIS isn’t strong enough to encourage China, Russia and Iran to combine forces and take actions in this region. Without China in the picture, I think the overall picture of the Syrian conflict was murky but somewhat clearer than how it’s now. Meanwhile, China is cooperating with the United States in boosting trades and agreeing on cyber security. Nonetheless, geopolitically, China is helping out Russia and Iran in securing Bashar Assad’s power in Syria.
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I’m into photography lately, but the BusinessInsider’s “Meet The Japanese Tourist Who Is Vacationing On The Front Line Of The Syrian Civil War” story actually makes me feel like I’m not really serious about being a photographer. How? Just getting out to a strange place to take some photos is already somewhat a discouraging aspect to me. Street photography? Well, let say I’m reluctantly to do so and have done it very badly. For Mr. Fujimoto, he is not only serious about taking photos, but he puts himself in danger zones, in warzones such as Syria, to have his way with his photography. Albeit, he is only vacationing in Syria and taking his photos there for the occasion, but how he is doing it with his photography is already beyond me. I say, this man is either brave or foolish, but I like to think he is awesome and brave since I wish I can do the same. Unfortunately, I’m too lazy, selfish, and scare to do such a thing like him, unless one day I change my mind about my own photography.
For your information, as BusinessInsider’s story broke, Mr. Fujimoto isn’t a very wealthy man, and he has wished that one day he wants to provide some financial comforts to his daughters. Also, his photography isn’t making him money or anything like that besides for making him well known now. So, he is doing this for excitements and passion. Nonetheless, I think if he survives all of his super dangerous adventures or vacations, soon or later I think someone might eventually sponsor him for whatever reasons. I think this man deserves some attention in regarding to his photography. The way he takes his photos in those dangerous places isn’t something most photographers would imagine of doing so. It’s not like most photographers would automatically wake up one morning and say let dodge bullets in warzones for some great photos.
The dangerous aspect of filming and photographing wars isn’t something to be undermined easily. Sure, when you leave your own comforting home, you can still get into some sort of dangers, but running around in warzones is definitely going to raise the risk level through the roof. Keep dodging some of those bullets Mr. Fujimoto! Meet Mr. Fujimoto right after the break!