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Waning Alliances - Failed Protections - the Dawn of Widening Insecurity

The world has changed and it continues to change - not referencing any expected perpetual social, economic or environmental changes, but an evolution toward a fragmented political system of broken alliances brought to wrought by failed protections, isolationism, waning alliances and blatant betrayal of expected support.

When the leader, of what has traditionally and for decades has been the stalwart of the free world and the epitome of democracy, the United States (US), could threaten, Turkey -  the second largest standing army within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), with destruction of its economy should his "wisdom" deem such necessary, certainly denotes a time of waning alliances.

President Donald Trump's failed full protection of the Kurds, who gave of life and limb in the struggle of the Syrian civil war and in lieu of US casualties and engagements, via his go-ahead to Turkey's plan to secure areas of northern Syria, obviously at the expense of the Kurds, whom Turkey deem as terrorists, represents an explicit example of failed protection to allies.

Therefore, a greater dawn of widening insecurity emerges with Kurdish fighters becoming more exposed to suppression as a rift is drawn between NATO members US and Turkey as Trump threatens to destroy Turkey's economy based upon his "wisdom" as to how Turkey conducts its impending operation in northern Syria.