Russia, the offspring of the old octopus of the Soviet Union, initiated a heavy presence in Syria in 2015 in order to save the Assad regime when it was close to defeat. Putin, it seems, adheres to the Orthodox faith which succeeded in becoming a competitor to the Syrian patriarchs of Antioch, Constantinople, Alexandria, and Jerusalem in 1589. This is why some specialists attribute his intervention in Syria as being partly related to the doctrinal influence of Russian Orthodoxy on Syrian Eastern Orthodoxy in bringing the conflict in line with the interests of the Vatican, i.e., the West. But this does not fully explain why Russia is in Syria.
Today, the Russian bear’s claws are on large parts of Ukraine, despite the defiance of the Americans and Europeans and their efforts to promote the exhaustion of Russia’s military and economic capacity. At the same time, we see that the underbelly of the American intention is to weaken the Chinese economy by pushing it into allocating the largest amount of its budget to the arms race.
Despite being strongly present in these strategic places, Russia’s compass needle is pointing towards another more important direction; it is the heart of the North Pole.
One of these past drives was the race to control the mythical Mount Meru that ancient Buddhist Mythology claimed was located in the center of the North PoleGeorge Tuma
Most think that conflicts between major powers are for political and economic domination over other countries of the world. Unfortunately, few of us know the real hidden reason(s) for crises and it is often the past that shapes the future actions of great powers. One of these past drives was the race to control the mythical Mount Meru that ancient Buddhist Mythology claimed was located in the center of the North Pole, where there is supposed to be the wealth to survive the orchestrated doom of humanity, according to the musings of the evangelical monk Thomas Malthus (1766-1834).
According to those who follow this train of thought, all the wars that humanity has endured in at least the last two centuries were only the first steps towards this area which they also believe has been concealed by Google satellite cameras that supposedly disguised it in marine blue to appear to be a water space (without geomorphological details). These same people also believe that the green colors of the island of “Greenland” have also been changed to white by Google Earth in an effort to deceive people into believing that the Arctic is nothing more than a snow-covered region which in reality it is for the greater part of every year. While it is true that some ancient maps show a mountain in the center of the North Pole, it is thought that those maps may have been based more on myth than the reality of the geography of the area which was difficult to traverse at the time.
“The Northern Sea route has been developed as Russia’s most important transport corridor”Vladimir Putin
Currently, the center of the North Pole consists of the waters of the Arctic Ocean and the ice that is floating in them. Explorers have been interested in the North Pole since ancient times, when Europeans, especially the Vikings and Flemish, were looking for North Sea routes leading to Asia and North America, but at that time there was far more ice that made passage difficult, if not impossible. These days it would appear that Putin has a similar purpose in mind as he himself said on November 22, 2022: “The Northern Sea route has been developed as Russia’s most important transport corridor, in order to enhance our export potential and create efficient logistical routes to Southeast Asia.”
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a press interview on August 26, 2022, publicly disclosed that Russia has created a new command in the Arctic, opening hundreds of new Soviet-era military sites in the Arctic, including airports and deep-water ports. He also noted that NATO had monitored Russian moves to expand its military bases on the northern side of the Arctic despite its involvement in the war in Ukraine.
the world has begun to fear China’s ambitions when it stated that it is a subarctic country and that its population constitutes one-fifth of the world’s populationGeorge Tuma
Scientists have predicted that the ice that currently remains in the Arctic will melt by 2050, and this new condition will reduce the shipping distance between Shanghai and New York for an estimated seven days, as new waterways and shipping routes emerge after the ice melts. Therefore, the world has begun to fear China’s ambitions when it stated that it is a subarctic country and that its population constitutes one-fifth of the world’s population and therefore has the right to one-fifth of the natural resources of the Arctic. Despite the intensification of the conflict between these states, none of them have said what is at the center of it.
Russia, Canada, the US, and Europe all have land with coastlines on the Arctic Ocean and experts predict that within the next two decades, the Arctic region will witness a sharp military confrontation between the United States, Russia, and China over natural resources. The possibilities will be open for the outbreak of a third world war, the indicators of which we are already witnessing today.