‘BALKANIZATION’ OF IRAQ IS PART OF NEO-CON PLAN
Bloody Strategy to Partition Iraq Exposed by Capture Of British Spies in Basra
By Christopher Bollyn
There is much more to the story of the ongoing tragedy in Iraq, particularly the growing number of terrorist incidents, than you’ll learn from mainstream media coverage—or non-coverage—of that beleaguered Middle East nation, which did not become a bastion of terrorism until after the United States attacked it.
The arrest of two British agents disguised as Shiite “terrorists” with a car full of explosives in Basra suggests that British occupation forces may be involved in carrying out “false flag” terror bombings in Iraq in order to advance the Zionist strategy of balkanizing the Middle East.
Two British agents from the Special Air Service (SAS) or a branch organization of the special forces, disguised as members of the Mehdi Army of the Shiite rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, were caught in a car loaded with explosives after shooting and killing Iraqi police and civilians in Basra on Sept. 19.
Unable to secure the release of the two disguised terrorists from the local police, British forces took extraordinary action and bulldozed the police compound and jail and freed them.
Across Iraq, a wave of unclaimed car bombings has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Iraqis in the past month, while thousands of innocent civilians have perished in similar senseless bombings in the two-and-a-half years since the Anglo-American occupation of the country began.
These terror attacks benefit the Israelis as they create the appearance of widespread sectarian violence in order to facilitate the plan to break Iraq into three ethnic statelets.
CAR BOMBING MARKETS
One interesting note about these terror bombings is that they are not being carried out by suicide bombers, but involve cars loaded with explosives, like that being driven by the two arrested British soldiers. These car bombs are usually parked and detonated near crowded areas, such as markets, and kill many innocent civilians.
On Sept. 29, for example, three pickup trucks packed with explosives detonated in quick succession in Balad, 50 miles north of Baghdad. The first bomb went off in the open-air market. Ten minutes later, the second car bomb detonated across the street, just as emergency workers were arriving. The third bomb exploded 10 minutes later in a residential area reported to be predominantly Shiite.
Car bombs, over the next several days, took 110 Iraqi lives, primarily Shiites, in the last few days of September. What makes these attacks unusual is that they are not aimed at the foreign occupation forces or Iraqi police, but seem to be acts of senseless violence.
The strategy of terror bombings in Iraq appears to be designed to create rampant civil strife in Iraq in order to advance a well-planned strategy to break up the country, known as Balkanization.
This strategy is aimed at dividing Iraq into three ethnic statelets, as was done with the former Yugoslavia.
Responsibility for the so-called sectarian bombings in Iraq, however, is rarely claimed by any Iraqi guerrilla group. There is, however, evidence that these bombings are facilitated and even perpetrated by foreign military and intelligence agencies working closely with the occupation forces, such as British military intelligence and the Israeli Mossad.
British forces have employed “false flag” terror tactics as part of a divide-and-conquer strategy applied in other conflicts in the past.
The scheme to Balkanize the Middle East has its roots in proposals put forth by a number of prominent Israelis.
In 1982, Oded Yinon, a senior advisor at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a journalist, articulated the Zionist plan to Balkanize the Middle East by breaking up the Arab states of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.
“The dissolution of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unique areas such as in Lebanon, is Israel’s primary target on the Eastern front in the long run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short-term target,” Yinon wrote.
“Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel’s targets,” Yinon wrote. “Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria.
“In the short run it is Iraqi power that constitutes the greatest threat to Israel, “ Yinon wrote. “Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up
Iraq into denominations as in Syria and in Lebanon.”
Yinon’s article, “A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s,” written in Hebrew, appeared in Kivunim (“Directions”), “a journal for Judaism and Zionism,” published by the Department of Publicity of the World Zionist Organization in Jerusalem. The Yinon article is considered one of the most explicit and detailed statements of Zionist strategy in the Middle East.
The essay was translated by the late Israel Shahak in 1982 and formed the basis of Shahak’s subsequent article, “The Zionist Plan for the Middle East.”
“This document is the most explicit, detailed and unambiguous statement to date of the Zionist strategy in the Middle East,” publisher Khalil Nakhleh of the Association of Arab-American University Graduates wrote.“
Furthermore, it stands as an accurate representation of the ‘vision’ for the entire Middle East of the presently ruling Zionist regime of Begin, Sharon and Eitan. Its importance, hence, lies not in its historical value but in the nightmare it presents.”
The Zionist vision for the Middle East rests on two essential premises, Nakhleh noted. “To survive, Israel must become an imperial regional power, and, secondly, it must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states.
“The Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states will become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimization,” Nakhleh wrote.
“The idea that all the Arab states should be broken down . . . into small units occurs again and again in Israeli strategic thinking,” Shahak wrote.
“For example, Ze’ev Schiff, the military correspondent for Ha’aretz, wrote on June 2, 1982, about the ‘best’ that can happen for Israeli interests in Iraq: ‘The dissolution of Iraq into a Shiite state, a Sunni state and the separation of the Kurdish part.’ ”
“Ideally, we’d like to see Iraq disintegrate into a Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni community, each making war on the others,” said an unnamed Israeli official who was quoted in the July 26, 1982, issue of Newsweek.
(Issue #42, October 17, 2005)