From the way things are shaping up, with a German-run Europe tilting towards Russia combined with Turkish involvement, it’s not difficult to see how a 200 million man army can be fielded, as prophesied in Revelation 9:16. Turkey comes into the fray as it aspires to be part of the EU bloc and is willing to offer large portions of its military in return. It likely won’t sit idly on its own and watch the EU form a new bloc with the SCO in some fashion.
This isn’t necessarily a prediction, but a possibility. However, one thing is clear: America is in suicidal decline and Europe wants NATO out. Europe, as mentioned by German political figures, can only have peace when it has peace with Russia. Peace with Russia also means giving NATO the boot as it has always wanted, which then leads to the Soviet capture of Europe (as NATO does Europe today) when it’s a combined force, which it in the larger scheme of things always also wanted.
The Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Dmitry Mezentsev, said at the opening of the 10th session of the SCO Forum in Khanty-Mansiysk, that the SCO is entering a new period of increased efficiency and quality of the entire multi-tiered system of interaction mechanisms.
“It is expected that, during its further development, the SCO will correspond to the SCO Charter on the openness of the organization, and therefore the actual extension of the basic structure is on the agenda,” Mezentsev said.
According to him, the admission of new countries “is certainly a major factor for the strengthening of the SCO’s international standing,” as well as “an application for another, more meaningful participation in the settlement of issues on the international agenda, in its positioning in the region.” “We are well aware that the enlargement process is rather lengthy, as each applicant will have to sign up to 28 basis documents. This will take time, of course, but the general conversation about expansion is very urgent, so it is important, and I think today will find a certain reflection in the discussion that will unfold in the framework of the SCO Forum,” TASS cited the secretary general.
He stressed that Russia plans to pay special attention to cooperation with international organizations, first of all, “taking advantage of the Eurasian Economic Union for the development of the SCO.” In addition, Morgulov noted that the main aim of Russia’s presidency is a practical start of the SCO expansion process.
According to him, one way out for the organization to a new quality and a new level of cooperation is its extension. “Interest in the SCO format is great and the organization is ready to receive new members. In this regard, an expansion of the SCO is one of the main tasks facing Russia,” the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said.
In addition, he expressed the opinion that the SCO is an authoritative regional organization. “It is absolutely clear that the SCO as an authoritative regional organization has gained the considerable potential of multi-faceted cooperation,” he concluded.
Could the SCO come to the Caucasus? The director of the Center for Economic and Social Development, Vugar Bairamov, and the head of a section at the Institute of CIS Countries, Vladimir Yevseyev, answered this question for Vestnik Kavkaza.
Yevseyev said that Iran’s transition from observer country to SCO member-state is problematic. “Apparently, the possibility of receiving the IRI as an SCO member-state depends on a successful resolution of the Iranian nuclear crisis. There is a subtle point: if there are only unilateral sanctions against Russia, there are both unilateral and international sanctions against Iran. Russia and China cannot ignore this. Therefore, Iran’s membership in the SCO needs positive dynamics in the closure of the nuclear file – only then will they have a good opportunity to raise the status of Iran to a member of the organization. And it is possible,” the expert admitted.
Full article: SCO awaits expansion (Vestnik Kazkava)