your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking you a king.—1 Samuel 12:17
If ISIL were happy with the boundaries it controlled upon its declaration of the Caliphate, Israel would have said “let it be.” Iraq and Syria never were close friends of Herr Herzl. However, the Caliphate wants also Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Hatay Province of Turkey and Cyprus.
If ISIL had no chance to succeed, Israel would have said “let it be.” However, the Sunni areas of Iraq fell under control of the Caliphate and neighboring regimes are trembling and bracing for war.
If ISIL had not declared the end of the Sykes-Picot map, Israel would have said “let it be.” A Sykes-Picot offspring, Israel will not let ISIL to undermine its already disputed legitimacy.
The if-statements above are unlikely to be fulfilled, thus the Israeli declarations following the establishment of the Caliphate are unequivocal. War is in the air, and Zion will be more than happy to force it on the USA.
Modern Iraq appears as Western Persia
The Middle East map looks as strange as the American one. Straight lines defining borders among countries and states are a clear sign of Colonialists in action.
The Sykes-Picot, or Asia Minor Agreement, was a secret treaty between the governments of the United Kingdom and France, and Czarist Russia as a minor side. Signed on May 16, 1916, it divided the Ottoman Empire Arab provinces outside the Arabian Peninsula between areas of future British and French control.
ISIL Controlled Ground
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Following the Communist Revolution in Russia, the agreement was made public. The treaty was negotiated by French diplomat François Georges-Picot and British Sir Mark Sykes, who gave it their names. Iraq is a British colonial creation unrelated to the situation on the ground. Even on the formal agreement map, Iraq appears as Western Persia.
What happened there? Honorable Sykes was sipping a British tea. Noble Picot was drinking a French filtered coffee. An earthquake hit the room and the drinks were spilled on a map, miraculously drawing straight lines. “Let’s agree on this map and go play a nice game of cricket, it is sunny outside,” said Sykes. “Voila!” uttered Picot while walking out to the scorching Middle Eastern sun.
It may not have been exactly in this fashion, but it was equally wrong. A century later, the wars caused by this agreement have not ended.
“Without entering into details we will do everything”
The Caliphate declaration caught Foreign Affairs Minister Lieberman by surprise in Berlin, meeting his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier. After the meeting, they delivered surprising declarations.
The host said: “The situation in the area is worrying… ISIL in Iraq is a serious threat on the territorial completeness of Iraq. It should be the interest of everybody that ISIL will not materialize its holding and that the Caliphate will not become a center of violence and terror.”
He elaborated on the details of an Iraqi government that would be supported by his country. His words relate to a short period in history. There was no Iraq before 1916, it is unlikely to exist in 2016. It was a made up country attempting to unify three very different entities. Why would Shia, Sunni and Kurds accept the German view? Does Germany evaluate that these people want a new Sykes-Picot Agreement?
Lieberman spoke with annoying Israeli rhetoric, full of innuendos and implied threats while explicitly saying only that he cannot provide details for obvious reasons. It is a handy excuse when the details do not exist.
“The stability of Jordan is a national interest of Israel. Without entering into details we will do everything to keep the stability of the Kingdom of Jordan.”
Jordan is another Sykes-Picot country; Israel is allied of the monarchy, not of its people. Last Yom Kippur, Israel admitted that King Hussein was its agent. This is the reason for Lieberman’s emphasis on the word “kingdom.”
In Jerusalem, Netanyahu was more specific. Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies he said “We need to support the international efforts to strengthen Jordan and to support the Kurds will of independence.”
Ruined sign commemorating Jordan-Israel Peace Agreement, Arava, Israel
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This is the first official recognition of shared goals between Kurdistan and Israel, which were recently materialized with an oil tanker delivered to the Trans-Israel Pipeline (Mystery: Kurdish Oil Reaches Trans-Israel Pipeline).
Operational preparations of the IDF towards the defense of the vassal state of Jordan (60 Cents Defeated Palestine) were not provided, but Netanyahu mentioned a key step that despite his claim of being defensive, it is offensive towards Palestine.
Israel will build a fence on the eastern border. This caught me by surprise. I grew up on the Jordan Valley, somewhere between the West Bank and the Sea of Galilee. We could see the Jordan River, but not approach it. There was an electronic fence, a security path cleaned daily and landmines. What does Netanyahu want to add?
“I am stubborn that the border will be along the Jordan River,” Netanyahu said, “We must be able to stop the waves of fanaticism on the Jordan River he said. In any future agreement with the Palestinians, Israel must have the control on the Jordan River.”
If ISIL had no chance to succeed, Israel would have said “let it be.” When ISIL made its first gains, Israel said “let’s use this,” and brought closer the end of Palestine. “Sykes-Picot is dead, Long live Netanyahu’s Caliphate,” American soldiers defending it shouted in unison.
Mr. Roi Tov is one of the frequent contributors for The 4th Media.