Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:26:07 AM
At a Sep 1981 meeting at the White House, Ariel Sharon called for "regime change" throughout the Middle East.
Israel's 1982 "Oded Yinon plan" called for turning the Middle East into tiny feuding cantons.
- To dissolve Iraq is even more important for us than dissolving Syria. In the short term, it's Iraqi power that constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. The Iran-Iraq war tore Iraq apart and provoked its downfall. All manner of inter-Arab conflict help us and accelerate our goal of breaking up Iraq into small, diverse pieces.
The 1996 "Clean Break" plan developed by Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, et al., called for the U.S. to "reshape" the Middle East to suit Israel's tastes.
The "reshaping" began in Iraq, where a million were killed by Clinton's sanctions, then another million by Bush's war-making.
The "reshaping" then moved on to Libya, where NATO used the pretext of "Protecting Noncombatants" to make war and perpetrate regime-change.
Now the "reshaping" is poised to devour Syria, and turn what's left of Syria into a base for military aggression against Iran.
Truth is the first casualty in war, and the U.S. and Israel have been making war for 60 years or more, so very little of what we are told corresponds with reality, these days.
In Iraq, fear of fictitious WMDs and lies about an Iraqi connection with 9/11 were used to stampeded us into creating a trillion-dollar holocaust. Neo-cons and Israel-firsters told us that the slaughter would be a "cakewalk", that it would "pay for itself". Colin Powell went to the U.N. on 05 Feb 2003 and presented "conclusive proof" that Iraq was loaded with WMD's, "proof" that turned out to be a tapestry of lies. Iraq, at the time, was disarming, offering drastic concessions, and desperately suing for peace while the U.S. assembled an invasion force on its border. Of course, ordinary Americans knew nothing of Iraq's peace overtures.
The U.S. ordered Saddam to inventory Iraqi WMDs, then, when Saddam did so, ridiculed the report and accused Saddam of lying. We Americans, believing our own government, felt superior to the lying villainous ruler of Iraq. His lying was so transparent! Of course, now we realize that Saddam was telling the truth: It was our own government that lied. And did so deliberately, as the DDowning Street Memos show.
In Libya, more lies. NATO gained authorization to make war under the guise of "Protecting Noncombatants", then immediately changed the mission to "regime change". We now know that noncombatants were not threatened by Gadafi. But at the time, we trusted NATO and felt superior to the villainous Gadafi.
In Syria, too, we have been fed lies. To begin with, we're receiving only one side of the story, the rebel side. We don't know what the rebels stand for or who they represent; nonetheless, we are urged to support them and valorize them. We do not know what the vast majority of the Syrian people want; we do not ask, we do not care. All we are told is that Assad is a villain, straight out of a comic book. He woke up one morning and decided that he would start killing Syrians. And he will not stop, till every last Syrian is dead -- unless we stop him, by invading Syria and bombing the country into "Freedom!" and "Democracy!".
We're told that Assad is killing "Peaceful Demonstrators". What we're not told is that these "Peaceful Demonstrators" have killed 1,000 to 2,200 police and security personnel, seek to overthrow the government, and have the backing of Al Qaeda. These rebels are also supported by Saudi Arabia -- that great bastion of "Freedom!" and "Democracy!" -- and the gulf states.
The Arab League, dominated by these feudal monarchies, sent monitors to expose the crimes of Assad and further undermine his regime. But a funny thing happened: the monitors, like the inspectors in Iraq in 2003, failed to see what they were supposed to see. Apparently, much of the violence mentioned in the rebel news reports suddenly vanished. The monitors had an inhibiting effect on violence; and the "Peaceful Demonstrators" then demanded the removal of the monitors.
No doubt there are some good idealistic people in the rebel ranks. But these people are being used. As the violence intensifies, they will be pushed aside -- as the Girondins were pushed aside by the Jacobins in the French Revolution.
For more about Oded Yinon's plan, see:
- The situation is tough. We could be talking about the disintegration of large, densely-populated states, talking about them breaking up into little pieces.
- The plan operates on two essential premises. To survive, Israel must 1) become an imperial regional power, and 2) must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states. Small here will depend on the ethnic or sectarian composition of each state. Consequently, the Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimation.
For more about Libya, see:
- "Rights Groups’ Report: NATO Committed War Crimes in Libya"
- "Gulf allies move to reap spoils of Libya war"
- Gadhafi's fall opens Libya up to Al Qaeda
For more about Syria, see:
- Jonathan Steele, "Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media", Guardian (UK), 17 Jan 2012
- "Syria: It’s Not Too Late for a Historic Reconciliation", Ibrahim al-Amin, Alakhbar, 23 Nov 2011
- Pepe Escobar, "The shadow war in Syria", Asia Times, 02 Dec 2011
- Julie Lévesque, "Media Lies Used to Provide a Pretext for Another 'Humanitarian War': Protest in Syria: Who Counts the Dead?", GlobalResearch.ca, 25 Nov 2011
- Michel Chossudovsky, "The Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria: Recruiting Jihadists to Wage NATO's 'Humanitarian Wars', Part III", GlobalResearch.ca, 2 Sep 2011
- Tony Cartalucci, "The 'Free Syria Army': Placard-Waving Protesters are actually Machine Gun-Wielding Terrorists", GlobalResearch.ca, 20 Nov 2011
- Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, "Preparing the Chessboard for the 'Clash of Civilizations': Divide, Conquer and Rule the 'New Middle East'", GlobalResearch.ca, 26 Nov 2011
- "The Syria-Iran-Turkey Triangle: A New War Scenario in the Middle East", GlobalResearch.ca, 27 Nov 2011