1912. Balkanization, the term coined in the early 19th Century refers to the division of the Balkan Peninsula, formerly ruled almost entirely by the Ottoman Empire, into a number of smaller states between 1817 and 1912.
It has a strong negative connotation of a pejorative term, originally used to describe the process of fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or states that are often hostile or non-cooperative with one another.
- b) The Yinon plan detailed in 1982 is an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli regional superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states .Israeli strategists viewed Iraq as their biggest strategic challenge from an Arab state. This is why Iraq was outlined as the centerpiece to the balkanization of the Middle East and the Arab World. In Iraq, on the basis of the concepts of the Yinon Plan, Israeli strategists have called for the division of Iraq into a Kurdish state and two Arab states, one for Shiite Muslims and the other for Sunni Muslims. The first step towards establishing this was a war between Iraq and Iran. (Global Research)
“Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel’s targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria, since Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run, it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel…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. In Iraq, a division into provinces along ethnic/religious line as in Syria during Ottoman times is possible. So, three (or more) states will exist around the three major cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, and Shiite area in the south will separate from the Sunni and Kurdish north.” (A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties, Oded Yinon)
The conceptual ideology of “the Greater Israel” originated from the 19th Century invention by the Zionism headed by Theodor Herzl describing as an area of Jewish State stretching from “the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates” and detailed in above-mentioned “Yinon Plan” after the establishment of Israeli State that became the vision of many Prime Ministers of Israel including Begin, Sharon and Netanyahu.
The Yinon Plan operates on two essential premises: in order for the Jewish Israel State to survive, it must become an imperial regional power and make the current Arab states balkanize into small/weak states.
Some scholars argue that the war in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq (2003), the Israeli invasions of Lebanon (1982/2006), and the so-called “Arab Spring” with the Death of Muammar Gaddafi of Libya (2011), ongoing war on Syria/Iraq/Kurdish region (2014) should be viewed in the current context and understood in relation to the Western Imperial War Game in the Middle East…in the partition of Iraq into Sunni/Shiite/Kurdish nations, the ISIS war against the Assad Regime in Syria in addition to the military coup-d’état in Egypt and the economic sanction against Iran, the raging/utter chaos in the region in time of the withdrawal of the US military operation from Afghanistan can be construed not as of misguided/pointless policies of the US/ British/France of former colonial powers but a premeditated/managed policies of the US Military Industrial Complex and the Zionist State of Israel.
From the Nile River to the confluence of Tigris/Euphrates
The decisive moment to bring the Yinon Plan to fruition finally began when GW BUSH invaded the Saddam Hussein’s Iraq under nothing more than a scam of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and following the execution of a Sunni President in the gallows brought the factional infightings between two major sects, Shiite/Sunni donnybrook that the Kurdish in the North were fishing in troubled water…after Hussein’s demise, the only remaining strongman Muammar Gaddafi got killed by the nebulous rebels under the air-raid cover of the NATO war planes…and final stage of overthrowing the last remaining/reactionary Alawites regime in Syria began with arming of the ‘Syrian Freedom Fighters’ that unceremoniously fizzled out when the ISIS suddenly appears on the horizon of the sand dune in the neighboring Sunni Iraq. (Israeli Defense Forces in Golan Height welcomed the ISIS fighters, rendering a kind/humanitarian (?) hospital services for wounded Muslim guerrilla fighters.)
The US-Israel game plan in 2007 tells in details about the partition of Iraq…that then-Senator/current Vice President Joe Biden’s non-binding resolution to divide the Iraq into three parts, Kurdish/Sunni/Shiite region, had passed overwhelmingly in the US Senate…coincidently, Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, declared that Israeli Government should support the Kurdish aspiration for independence, reminding that Israel has had military/intelligence/business ties with Kurds since 1960s. (Joe Biden is a self-confessed Zionist/a hidden Jew…his ancestor lived in Iraq/emigrated to Irish/then to US.)
Recently, the Republican-controlled US House Armed Services Committee passed the bill that could divide Iraq into three separate entities…and it will be debated in late May in the US House of Representatives. This bill allows the President is free to ignore the Iraqi central government of Shiite tribes and provide arms and funds directly to the Sunnis and the Kurds that are fighting the ISIS.
In essence, the Democrats and Republicans in the US are hand in glove/hand over fist like two cheeks of the same derriere in executing the partition of Iraq into the sectarian small states and making Iraqi people weak/vulnerable to resist the invasion of the Western imperial war that helps to establish the Greater Israel.
Saddam’s Iraq was the greater obstacle to a Zionist’s endeavor to establish the empire of the Greater Israel and control of the regional wealth of natural resources, and the first stage to weaken the Iraq was the eight years of the Iran-Iraq war in the 80s and the Sunni/Shiite conflict later was the turning point to bring the Kurdish independence into fruition…when your enemies are fighting each other, weaken them both…fishing in the troubled water. By fomenting racial/ethnic/religious infighting, the Zionist Jews try to create an enemy state too divided/weak/factional to resist the Israeli empire in the region.
Divide and conquer is an age-old strategy for the Empire-builders.
One of the expert journalists in the Middle East who spends most of his time in the region, was amazed that he really does not know, let alone an average Joe who is bombing whom in the region…Americans, British, French, Danes, Netherlands, Australians, New Zealand, Canadians…yes, believe or not it’s world-renowned/ peace-loving Canadians that have sent six jet-fighters to bomb the ISIS and also Syrian targets that help the ISIS and hundreds of the special forces to train the Kurdish soldiers.
For many people around the globe, it’s mind-boggling/bizarre to see Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper of Conservative Government goes along steadily with Uncle Sam to join the imperial war game in the Middle East…for him, it’s freedom of speech when you ridicule Mohammed and it’s a hate crime when you support the BDS Movement (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Israel).
Recently, Mr. Harper attempted to hold Mr. Omar Khadr, a Kangaroo court- convicted Muslim in the Guantanamo Bay Cuba, in the Federal penitentiary by declaring that Mr. Khadr is an adult and has to serve 8-year sentence even though the Canadian appellate court decided to bail him out. And the Canadian Supreme Court rejected the Harper Government’s appeal right away…I mean, a little more than 2 hours after the Canadian Government filing of the appeal. (Mr. Khadr’s attorney called Mr. Harper “A Bigot”.)
Omar Khadr was a 15years old child when he was taken into custody/tortured/caged as an enemy combatant in the Guantanamo Gulag.
Khadr claims that during at least 142 interrogations in Afghanistan and Guantanamo, he was beaten, chained in painful positions, forced to urinate on himself, terrorized by barking dogs, subjected to flashing lights and sleep deprivation and threatened with rape.(Reuters report)
Mr. Omar Khadr was a 15-year-old/wounded child when he was arrested in Afghanistan (Under the UN Charter, he’s supposed to be protected as a child)…rather he’s accused of murdering an American soldier by throwing a grenade (no eye-witness but an allegation)/ convicted of murder (he pled guilty of murder to be let go from the Gulag)/sentenced to 8-years term/repatriated to Canada. (The Harper Government never demanded his repatriation to Canada as British/Australian Government took over their nationals from the Gulag.)
First of all, I wonder whether it constitutes a murder conviction when a combatant kills an enemy combatant in the theater of war…while US Special Forces assassinated Osama bin Laden got a hero’s welcome with Medal of Honor for an extra-judicial killing of an unarmed old man. (Well, it’s a silly/ironic to argue about the legit cases especially in the confines of the Guantanamo Hellhole under the jurisdiction of the United States of America where there is an orgy of killing unarmed young/poor/urban Negroes in the broad daylight by the cops with impunity in the land of freedom and democracy, while a Negro President enjoys his sumptuous breakfast with his blessed/privileged/young daughters in the heavily guarded White House.)
However, for Prime Minister Harper who’s facing the upcoming Federal Election in October wants to show that he is a tough guy joining in lockstep with the Western coalition forces of imperial war game when he sees that Iraq’s fate is sealed…there is no Arab strongman or countries left in the region including the Arab nations in the North Africa to engage against the Western imperial forces but a gaggle of sycophant kings, obedient caliphs, a disgruntled war lord, and a corrupt general (Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar) whose countries have been absolutely bewitched/shackled under the spell of the US military industrial complex and the Wall Street financial bondage.
Yemen is now under the aerial bombardment by the proxy nations like Saudi et al that attempted/failed to hire Pakis mercenary forces with the oil money. (Yemen would most likely be ended up a Somalia in the Arabian Peninsula.)
A D-day against Iran will proceed immediately when Syria’s Assad regime collapses under the heavy burden of on-going attacks for years by the ISIS bandits and the NATO air wars…it’s anybody’s guess how long Syrian people would be able to resist/sustain their independence when mass out migration of educated/young civilians have emptied the rich social fabrics of the communities that have sustained the once highly civilized society prosper for century. (Thousands of fleeing Syrian refugees and starving “wretched of the earth” African Negroes ended up in the bowels of various fishes when their ships sank in the Mediterranean Sea bed.)
Nothing upsets and makes unhappy the American neo-cons drunk on the imperialist virtue more than the fact that there remain no more strong/recalcitrant Arab countries to destroy with the massive incursion of the US foot soldiers, since more than 50 percent of US GDP originated from the Military Industrial Complex and its affiliated business sectors…let the sand niggers kill/maim/destroy each other and leave them for cock fights to last another years…while we, the Western imperialists, watch the fight as we do at the sport stadium giving them a salvo of drone attacks, aerial bombings, and cruise missiles launches.
For the lesser humans like deracinated Arab refugees, starving African Negroes, and the poorest of poor, “the wretched of the earth”, there will be no peace and there should be multiple conflicts to be followed around the globe. Violent conflicts will dominate the headlines as far as the Western Empires persist to remain on the globe.
And the US armed forces will keep the world safe for the Wall Street and always be ready to enforce the cultural assault.
They already opened new conflict arenas, one in Ukraine against the Russian Bear and the other in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea against the Chinaman.
Every conflict has the proxies to follow orders from imperial Uncle Sam…in Europe, a reluctant German and French, an ass-licking Polish, a kowtowing Georgian, neo-Nazi Ukrainian goon squads, and in Asia, a new gung-ho “banzai” Samurai Jap, an ass-kicked/miserable/starving Filipino, a servile opportunist/boot-licking comprador/low-life collaborator S. Korean, and an embarrassed/ Viet Cong socialist Vietnamese.
Again we have entered into an age of constant conflicts.
Dale Han is a free-lance journalist living in Canada since he was exiled from the Military regime of Dictator, General Park CH in South Korea in the 70s. He was born, raised, and educated in South Korea and worked as a journalist for the mainstream media in the midst of the turbulent and epochal era of 6.25 Korean War, 4.19 revolutionary uprising, 5.16 military coup d’état, and ‘Yushin’ totalitarian/mercenary/corrupt/undemocratic regime.
The turning point in his life has arrived at the Z Media Institute workshop in Cape Town Mass. USA in the 90s when he was tutored/guided/encouraged by Professor Emeritus of MIT, Avram Noam Chomsky. Since then, he became a lifetime contrarian/philosophical anarchist, who schlepped around the world…Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Japan, Egypt, the Palestinian Land, and North Korea(DPRK), South Korea(ROK), and reported back the real stories that the mainstream corporate media rarely pay any attention about.
He has written dozens of dispatches based solely on his on-site/one-on-one encounters with Joe-Six-Packs in the regions, especially on the unification issues in the Korean peninsula after his visit to the North Korea in 2012, and the Middle East conflicts during the NGO tour in 2014, that have been his focal point in writing the vivid episodes that the establishment media ignores or embellishes with false account. He can be reached at email@example.com